The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 62 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.14% 0.24% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.33% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £150 £339 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.71% -8.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
Functional Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
515 602 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 73.59% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 309 329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 47 27
Median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.84% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 1 £150 -
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (33.33%) AirWatch
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
5 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Lawson
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Specialist
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) RIA
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) B2B
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) AirWatch
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP