The first table below looks at the demand for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 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 Job Titles advertised for the London 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 405 410 400
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.029% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.032% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£293 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.38% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £358 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £418 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £250 £175
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21167 21997 24240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.81% 92.33% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14614 14966 15702
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 476 629
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £43.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Functional Tester
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Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Functional Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Functional Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) UNIX
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) Windows

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Calabash
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Statistics
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) User Stories
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat