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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 237 258 204
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -54
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 208 178 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.96% 0.77% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.95% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 112 163
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
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
18283 18659 18629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.33% 81.19% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13371 13253 13181
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 240 230
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £57.60 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +30 21 £420 -26.95% 10
Croydon - 15 £380 -
Osterley - 4 £116 -
Docklands, London +8 2 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (27.78%) SQL
3 107 (27.02%) Finance
4 106 (26.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 94 (23.74%) JIRA
6 93 (23.48%) Test Scripting
7 90 (22.73%) Scrum
8 81 (20.45%) Test Automation
9 79 (19.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 79 (19.95%) Java
10 73 (18.43%) QA
11 70 (17.68%) Selenium
12 67 (16.92%) Regression Testing
13 64 (16.16%) HP
14 61 (15.40%) HP Quality Center
15 59 (14.90%) BDD
16 58 (14.65%) Integration Testing
16 58 (14.65%) Python
17 57 (14.39%) Banking
18 56 (14.14%) TDD
18 56 (14.14%) Linux
19 54 (13.64%) Unix
20 53 (13.38%) ISEB
21 51 (12.88%) Git (software)
22 49 (12.37%) Test Strategy
23 48 (12.12%) SDLC
23 48 (12.12%) Cucumber
23 48 (12.12%) Software Testing
24 46 (11.62%) Automated Testing
24 46 (11.62%) Performance 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 16 (4.04%) Confluence
2 10 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.27%) Apache
3 9 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.52%) Drupal
6 5 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.26%) JBoss
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.76%) IIS
8 3 (0.76%) Jetty
9 2 (0.51%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.51%) FileNet
9 2 (0.51%) GemFire
9 2 (0.51%) Mule
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (8.59%) MS Office
2 31 (7.83%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Global One
3 1 (0.25%) Kondor
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) GitHub
2 5 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.01%) Basecamp
3 4 (1.01%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.51%) Trello
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.25%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.57%) HTTP
2 12 (3.03%) DVB
3 4 (1.01%) Firewall
3 4 (1.01%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.01%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.76%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.51%) DNS
5 2 (0.51%) NAS
5 2 (0.51%) SAN
5 2 (0.51%) VPN
6 1 (0.25%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
6 1 (0.25%) VoIP
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (5.30%) MySQL
4 18 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.27%) MS Access
6 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.52%) Big Data
7 6 (1.52%) CouchDB
7 6 (1.52%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.76%) DB2
10 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.76%) Redis
11 2 (0.51%) GIS
11 2 (0.51%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 94 (23.74%) JIRA
2 70 (17.68%) Selenium
3 51 (12.88%) Git (software)
4 48 (12.12%) Cucumber
5 41 (10.35%) Jenkins
6 35 (8.84%) JUnit
7 29 (7.32%) Subversion
8 28 (7.07%) HP UFT
8 28 (7.07%) WebDriver
9 26 (6.57%) SoapUI
10 25 (6.31%) JMeter
10 25 (6.31%) LoadRunner
10 25 (6.31%) TeamCity
11 18 (4.55%) Maven
12 14 (3.54%) CruiseControl
13 13 (3.28%) Appium
13 13 (3.28%) Gradle
13 13 (3.28%) Toad
14 12 (3.03%) SonarQube
15 10 (2.53%) Mockito
General
1 107 (27.02%) Finance
2 57 (14.39%) Banking
3 22 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.29%) Front Office
5 16 (4.04%) Retail
6 12 (3.03%) Back Office
7 10 (2.53%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.26%) Games
9 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.76%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (25.76%) Analyst
2 85 (21.46%) Tester
3 74 (18.69%) Test Analyst
4 50 (12.63%) Developer
5 36 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 35 (8.84%) Automation Tester
7 29 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 27 (6.82%) Test Engineer
9 20 (5.05%) Java Developer
9 20 (5.05%) Test Leader
10 15 (3.79%) Banking Analyst
11 14 (3.54%) Functional Tester
12 13 (3.28%) Agile Developer
12 13 (3.28%) Consultant
13 11 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (2.78%) QA Tester
14 10 (2.53%) Agile Java Developer
14 10 (2.53%) Programme Manager
14 10 (2.53%) Programme Test Manager
14 10 (2.53%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.35%) Web Services
2 34 (8.59%) JSON
3 27 (6.82%) RESTful
4 25 (6.31%) XML
5 20 (5.05%) REST
6 19 (4.80%) HTML
7 18 (4.55%) .NET
8 15 (3.79%) Gherkin
8 15 (3.79%) Middleware
8 15 (3.79%) SOAP
9 14 (3.54%) Spring
10 12 (3.03%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.78%) CSS
12 8 (2.02%) HTML5
13 7 (1.77%) Node.js
14 6 (1.52%) OpenGL
14 6 (1.52%) PowerMock
14 6 (1.52%) Qt
15 5 (1.26%) OAuth
15 5 (1.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.58%) STB
2 20 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.03%) User Experience
7 11 (2.78%) DTV
7 11 (2.78%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.27%) Device Driver
9 9 (2.27%) IPTV
9 9 (2.27%) Statistics
10 7 (1.77%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.52%) MPEG
12 5 (1.26%) Derivative
12 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.14%) Linux
2 54 (13.64%) Unix
3 28 (7.07%) Windows
4 10 (2.53%) Android
4 10 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.27%) Solaris
6 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.77%) Non-Functional Testing
3 93 (23.48%) Test Scripting
4 90 (22.73%) Scrum
5 81 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 79 (19.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 67 (16.92%) Regression Testing
8 59 (14.90%) BDD
9 58 (14.65%) Integration Testing
10 56 (14.14%) TDD
11 49 (12.37%) Test Strategy
12 48 (12.12%) SDLC
12 48 (12.12%) Software Testing
13 46 (11.62%) Automated Testing
13 46 (11.62%) Performance Testing
14 42 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (10.35%) Defect Management
16 36 (9.09%) Manual Testing
17 32 (8.08%) User Stories
18 29 (7.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 110 (27.78%) SQL
2 79 (19.95%) Java
3 58 (14.65%) Python
4 32 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.07%) Ruby
6 25 (6.31%) C
7 21 (5.30%) C++
8 19 (4.80%) Perl
9 18 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 17 (4.29%) VBA
11 16 (4.04%) C#
11 16 (4.04%) Groovy
12 10 (2.53%) PHP
12 10 (2.53%) VBScript
13 9 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.02%) VB
14 8 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.76%) ES6
17 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 53 (13.38%) ISEB
2 36 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 35 (8.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.57%) Degree
6 21 (5.30%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (18.43%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) SDET
3 3 (0.76%) EMIR
3 3 (0.76%) MiFID
4 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.51%) GxP
4 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.51%) SEPA
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) LXC
2 4 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.76%) Docker
4 2 (0.51%) NFS
4 2 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 61 (15.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.51%) Graphite
3 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (16.16%) HP
2 44 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.85%) Oracle
4 25 (6.31%) IBM
5 13 (3.28%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.03%) VMware
7 9 (2.27%) JD Edwards
7 9 (2.27%) SOASTA, Inc
8 8 (2.02%) Cognos
9 6 (1.52%) Google
10 5 (1.26%) Adobe
10 5 (1.26%) Calypso
10 5 (1.26%) Pega
11 4 (1.01%) Guidewire
11 4 (1.01%) NetApp
11 4 (1.01%) SAP
12 3 (0.76%) Apple
12 3 (0.76%) EMC
12 3 (0.76%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.76%) WorldPay
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