The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Functional Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 420 421 412
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.043% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.045% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £425 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +51.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
20558 22106 21788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.61% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14897 15440 15139
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 369 391
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Functional Tester in the job title.

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 June 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Functional Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 14 (73.68%) Functional Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Fidessa
4 5 (26.32%) ISEB
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) PuTTY
6 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.79%) Middleware
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) PuTTY
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Derivative
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Functional Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) V-Model
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Fidessa
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Guidewire