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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 394 379 354
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 4 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.019% 0.065% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.070% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.73% +2.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
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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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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
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 30 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) RPG
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Greeks
5 1 (14.29%) iSeries
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) High Availability
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Polish Language
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Polish Language
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
1 1 (14.29%) iSeries
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Greeks
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) RPG
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards