The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 270 263 211
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -52
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 172 179 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.78% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.93% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 115 185
Median daily rate £413 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
Functional Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19732 19199 19904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.03% 83.22% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14121 13782 14102
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 218 250
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.05 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the London region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the London region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 16 £419 -11.84% 10
Croydon -5 10 £378 +16.15% 1
Feltham -4 4 £425 +47.82%
Canary Wharf -4 2 £590 +21.02%
Osterley - 2 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £340 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 196 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (25.34%) Test Scripting
3 93 (25.07%) Java
3 93 (25.07%) Finance
4 91 (24.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 90 (24.26%) SQL
6 87 (23.45%) Scrum
6 87 (23.45%) JIRA
7 73 (19.68%) TDD
7 73 (19.68%) Regression Testing
8 72 (19.41%) Test Automation
9 67 (18.06%) Selenium
10 66 (17.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (16.98%) Git (software)
12 62 (16.71%) QA
13 57 (15.36%) Linux
14 53 (14.29%) Banking
15 52 (14.02%) Jenkins
16 49 (13.21%) BDD
16 49 (13.21%) Python
17 48 (12.94%) JavaScript
18 46 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
19 45 (12.13%) Unix
20 44 (11.86%) Automated Testing
21 43 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
22 42 (11.32%) Cucumber
22 42 (11.32%) Software Testing
23 41 (11.05%) ISEB
24 40 (10.78%) Web Services
24 40 (10.78%) Integration Testing

Functional Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.39%) Apache
2 15 (4.04%) Confluence
2 15 (4.04%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.96%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.70%) CMS
4 10 (2.70%) JBoss
5 9 (2.43%) Drupal
6 8 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
6 8 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.89%) IIS
8 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.54%) FileNet
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.27%) Documentum
10 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.01%) MS Office
3 19 (5.12%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.16%) MS Project
6 2 (0.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.27%) Kondor
3 1 (0.27%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.96%) GitHub
2 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.62%) Office 365
5 5 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.35%) Basecamp
5 5 (1.35%) Google Apps
5 5 (1.35%) IaaS
5 5 (1.35%) PaaS
6 3 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.54%) Trello
8 1 (0.27%) iTunes
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.66%) HTTP
2 9 (2.43%) Kerberos
3 8 (2.16%) DVB
4 4 (1.08%) Firewall
5 3 (0.81%) DNS
5 3 (0.81%) VPN
6 2 (0.54%) Internet
6 2 (0.54%) NAS
6 2 (0.54%) SAN
6 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.54%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.27%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.27%) SSH
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.74%) MySQL
2 20 (5.39%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.89%) DB2
5 7 (1.89%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.62%) Big Data
6 6 (1.62%) Redis
7 5 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.35%) MS Access
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 87 (23.45%) JIRA
2 67 (18.06%) Selenium
3 63 (16.98%) Git (software)
4 52 (14.02%) Jenkins
5 42 (11.32%) Cucumber
6 34 (9.16%) WebDriver
7 33 (8.89%) JMeter
8 32 (8.63%) SoapUI
9 30 (8.09%) JUnit
10 26 (7.01%) Subversion
11 20 (5.39%) LoadRunner
12 19 (5.12%) Maven
13 17 (4.58%) SonarQube
14 16 (4.31%) Ant
14 16 (4.31%) HP UFT
14 16 (4.31%) JBehave
15 13 (3.50%) TeamCity
16 10 (2.70%) Toad
17 8 (2.16%) Capybara
17 8 (2.16%) CruiseControl
General
1 93 (25.07%) Finance
2 53 (14.29%) Banking
3 21 (5.66%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.12%) Retail
5 13 (3.50%) Games
6 10 (2.70%) Front Office
7 9 (2.43%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.62%) Back Office
9 5 (1.35%) Advertising
9 5 (1.35%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.08%) Publishing
11 3 (0.81%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (24.80%) Tester
2 90 (24.26%) Analyst
3 61 (16.44%) Test Analyst
4 60 (16.17%) Developer
5 45 (12.13%) Automation Tester
6 29 (7.82%) Test Engineer
7 27 (7.28%) Business Analyst
8 23 (6.20%) Test Manager
9 20 (5.39%) Java Developer
10 18 (4.85%) Consultant
11 17 (4.58%) Test Leader
12 13 (3.50%) Test Automation Engineer
13 12 (3.23%) QA Tester
14 11 (2.96%) Agile Tester
15 10 (2.70%) Architect
15 10 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
15 10 (2.70%) Service Analyst
16 9 (2.43%) Financial Analyst
17 8 (2.16%) Functional Test Analyst
17 8 (2.16%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.78%) Web Services
2 38 (10.24%) REST
3 32 (8.63%) HTML
4 31 (8.36%) RESTful
5 28 (7.55%) CSS
6 25 (6.74%) AngularJS
6 25 (6.74%) XML
7 22 (5.93%) HTML5
8 21 (5.66%) JSON
9 20 (5.39%) .NET
10 19 (5.12%) CSS3
11 18 (4.85%) SOAP
12 17 (4.58%) Kafka
12 17 (4.58%) Node.js
13 14 (3.77%) Gherkin
14 12 (3.23%) React
15 11 (2.96%) SAML
15 11 (2.96%) XHTML
16 10 (2.70%) Express
16 10 (2.70%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.12%) User Experience
3 16 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.77%) STB
5 12 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.16%) EPoS
8 7 (1.89%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.35%) MPEG
10 4 (1.08%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.08%) FMCG
10 4 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.08%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.81%) Equities
11 3 (0.81%) IPTV
12 2 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.36%) Linux
2 45 (12.13%) Unix
3 39 (10.51%) Windows
4 14 (3.77%) Solaris
5 12 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.62%) Android
8 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (25.34%) Test Scripting
3 91 (24.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 87 (23.45%) Scrum
5 73 (19.68%) Regression Testing
5 73 (19.68%) TDD
6 72 (19.41%) Test Automation
7 66 (17.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 49 (13.21%) BDD
9 44 (11.86%) Automated Testing
10 43 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (11.32%) Software Testing
12 40 (10.78%) Integration Testing
13 39 (10.51%) Test Strategy
14 38 (10.24%) Performance Testing
15 37 (9.97%) Defect Management
16 33 (8.89%) SDLC
17 31 (8.36%) Exploratory Testing
18 30 (8.09%) Business Analysis
19 26 (7.01%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 93 (25.07%) Java
2 90 (24.26%) SQL
3 49 (13.21%) Python
4 48 (12.94%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.66%) Ruby
6 18 (4.85%) Groovy
7 15 (4.04%) Perl
8 14 (3.77%) C#
9 12 (3.23%) C
10 11 (2.96%) PHP
11 10 (2.70%) Scala
11 10 (2.70%) VBA
12 9 (2.43%) Clojure
12 9 (2.43%) VBScript
13 8 (2.16%) ES6
14 7 (1.89%) C++
14 7 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.62%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (11.05%) ISEB
2 31 (8.36%) ISTQB
3 22 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (5.93%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.31%) Degree
5 14 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (16.71%) QA
2 19 (5.12%) SDET
3 4 (1.08%) MiFID
4 3 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.81%) EMIR
5 2 (0.54%) COBIT
5 2 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.54%) GxP
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.54%) SEPA
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (2.96%) Docker
2 10 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.54%) NFS
3 2 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.27%) Postfix
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (1.89%) Puppet
3 5 (1.35%) Ansible
3 5 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.54%) SCCM
4 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) logstash
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) OpenView
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.27%) yum
5 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.16%) HP
3 30 (8.09%) Oracle
4 27 (7.28%) IBM
5 14 (3.77%) VMware
6 10 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.70%) JD Edwards
7 9 (2.43%) SAP
8 8 (2.16%) Google
8 8 (2.16%) SOASTA, Inc
9 7 (1.89%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.35%) Adobe
10 5 (1.35%) Citrix
10 5 (1.35%) Pega
11 4 (1.08%) Cognos
11 4 (1.08%) Guidewire
11 4 (1.08%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.08%) NetApp
12 3 (0.81%) Apple
12 3 (0.81%) EMC
Croydon, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago