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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 61 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.82% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.09% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate
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- £225 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £399 £284
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +40.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
488 458 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.49% 75.33% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 231 301
Average daily rate £388 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 42
Average hourly rate £19.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
St Albans - - - -
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Informatics
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) RIA
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Logistics
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (40.00%) Kendo UI
4 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) DB2
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (40.00%) Kendo UI
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Informatics
1 2 (40.00%) RIA
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) Netezza