The first table below looks at the demand for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 63 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.40% - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £240 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -33.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 491 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 69.54% 78.06% 70.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 257 326
Average daily rate £413 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 62
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -41.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Netezza
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JSON

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Informatics
1 1 (25.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Sybase
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Netezza