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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 406 411 390
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 2 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.019% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.020% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Average daily rate £400 £319 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £316 £283
% change year-on-year
+8.30% +11.94%
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) JBehave
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Behat
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) STB
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (25.00%) JBehave
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Behat
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
1 1 (25.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft