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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 53 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.34% 0.13% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.18% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £270 £278 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -24.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £278 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £278 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
551 552 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.66% 73.99% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 280 406
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.53 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.67% +34.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £70.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 September 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
Rickmansworth - 4 £304 -
Watford - 2 £150 - 1
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) JMeter
4 8 (50.00%) Spring
4 8 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
4 8 (50.00%) ATDD
4 8 (50.00%) JBehave
4 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (50.00%) Open Source
4 8 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (43.75%) RESTful
5 7 (43.75%) Kanban
5 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) Confluence
5 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
5 7 (43.75%) JUnit
5 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
5 7 (43.75%) Maven
5 7 (43.75%) NUnit
6 6 (37.50%) FitNesse
6 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) Confluence
1 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (50.00%) JBehave
2 8 (50.00%) JMeter
2 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) JUnit
3 7 (43.75%) Maven
3 7 (43.75%) NUnit
4 6 (37.50%) FitNesse
4 6 (37.50%) TeamCity
5 5 (31.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (31.25%) Robot Framework
6 2 (12.50%) Mockito
6 2 (12.50%) Moq
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 8 (50.00%) Spring
2 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) Ajax
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) Kendo UI
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) RIA
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) ATDD
3 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (50.00%) Open Source
4 7 (43.75%) Kanban
5 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
6 5 (31.25%) System Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 2 (12.50%) CRM
9 2 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SDET
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP