The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 412 410 394
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 3 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.051% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.055% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £295 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £454 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22650 23517 22207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.21% 93.11% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16113 16252 14820
Average daily rate £425 £430 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 397 513
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Functional Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Functional Tester
England

Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) High Availability
5 2 (25.00%) JUnit
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Polish Language
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
1 5 (62.50%) User Stories
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat