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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 119 94 89
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.34% 0.64% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.90% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£325 £296 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.98% +7.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
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
1551 1216 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.18% 70.99% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 638 475
Average daily rate £375 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 61 96
Average hourly rate £34.00 £38.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £14.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £125.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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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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
Basingstoke - 2 £325 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 18 (64.29%) HP
3 17 (60.71%) HTML
3 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 17 (60.71%) JSP
3 17 (60.71%) Knowledge Management
3 17 (60.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
5 15 (53.57%) C#
5 15 (53.57%) ASP.NET
5 15 (53.57%) VB
5 15 (53.57%) .NET
5 15 (53.57%) CRM
5 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 15 (53.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (53.57%) Project Management
6 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
8 11 (39.29%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Java
11 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
11 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) Selenium
11 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
12 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DAB
2 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.57%) FCoE
2 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
3 4 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.71%) JUnit
4 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (10.71%) Subversion
4 3 (10.71%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Test Analyst
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Functional Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) HTML
1 17 (60.71%) JSP
2 15 (53.57%) ASP.NET
2 15 (53.57%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) AIX
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Knowledge Management
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) CRM
2 15 (53.57%) Project Management
3 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Kanban
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.14%) ERP
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 15 (53.57%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) VB
3 7 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (60.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (7.14%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) HP
2 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas
5 1 (3.57%) VMware