The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 111 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.31% 0.74% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.03% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £335 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
Functional Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1728 1463 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.35% 72.00% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 871 791
Average daily rate £388 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.44% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 82
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Hampshire region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Hampshire region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hook - 2 £331 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) JSP
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (14.29%) Veritas
6 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
1 2 (14.29%) FCoE
1 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
3 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Functional Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCITP
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) MCSE
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Veritas
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle