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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 409 420 397
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 5 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.044% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.047% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Average daily rate
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£409 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.09% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £254 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £458 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Tester
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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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Calabash
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Stories
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Data Security
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat