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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / London
Rank 243 263 215
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -48
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 169 153 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.88% 0.73% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.87% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 93 160
Median daily rate £425 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
16153 17661 17197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.51% 84.12% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11671 12516 12421
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 206 192
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -6 19 £438 +2.94% 7
Osterley +4 4 £438 -7.89%
Croydon - 3 £425 -
Bromley - 2 £425 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £250 -
Greenwich - 1 £367 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 169 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 82 (24.55%) Test Scripting
4 74 (22.16%) Java
5 71 (21.26%) Finance
6 67 (20.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (20.06%) QA
7 66 (19.76%) Selenium
8 65 (19.46%) JIRA
8 65 (19.46%) Regression Testing
9 64 (19.16%) SQL
10 60 (17.96%) Test Automation
11 55 (16.47%) Banking
12 53 (15.87%) Git (software)
13 52 (15.57%) TDD
13 52 (15.57%) Scrum
14 45 (13.47%) Jenkins
15 38 (11.38%) JavaScript
16 37 (11.08%) Windows
16 37 (11.08%) Microsoft
17 36 (10.78%) Cucumber
17 36 (10.78%) Test Strategy
18 35 (10.48%) Automation Testing
18 35 (10.48%) Exploratory Testing
18 35 (10.48%) BDD
18 35 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (10.48%) Linux
19 34 (10.18%) MS Excel
20 33 (9.88%) Python
21 30 (8.98%) C#

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 (5.99%) Confluence
2 11 (3.29%) Apache
3 9 (2.69%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.80%) CMS
4 6 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.20%) Drupal
5 4 (1.20%) Moodle
5 4 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.60%) CICS
7 2 (0.60%) JBoss
7 2 (0.60%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.79%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.59%) MS Office
4 11 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.80%) MS Project
6 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.80%) Temenos T24
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.60%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.60%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.30%) Endur
6 1 (0.30%) Findur
6 1 (0.30%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.99%) Office 365
3 7 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.80%) GitHub
4 6 (1.80%) IaaS
4 6 (1.80%) PaaS
5 5 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.60%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.19%) HTTP
2 5 (1.50%) DNS
2 5 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.20%) DHCP
3 4 (1.20%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (1.20%) GGSN
3 4 (1.20%) GPRS
3 4 (1.20%) GSM
3 4 (1.20%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.20%) LTE
3 4 (1.20%) SMTP
3 4 (1.20%) SNMP
3 4 (1.20%) UMTS
3 4 (1.20%) VoIP
4 3 (0.90%) DVB
5 2 (0.60%) Intranet
5 2 (0.60%) VPN
6 1 (0.30%) DSL
6 1 (0.30%) Extranet
6 1 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.59%) MySQL
3 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.10%) Big Data
6 6 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.80%) MS Access
6 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.50%) Redis
7 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.20%) DB2
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.90%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 66 (19.76%) Selenium
2 65 (19.46%) JIRA
3 53 (15.87%) Git (software)
4 45 (13.47%) Jenkins
5 36 (10.78%) Cucumber
6 26 (7.78%) HP UFT
7 20 (5.99%) JMeter
7 20 (5.99%) JUnit
7 20 (5.99%) WebDriver
8 17 (5.09%) Maven
8 17 (5.09%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.19%) Subversion
10 13 (3.89%) Eclipse
11 11 (3.29%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.99%) LoadRunner
13 9 (2.69%) CruiseControl
13 9 (2.69%) SpecFlow
14 8 (2.40%) Capybara
14 8 (2.40%) TeamCity
15 7 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (21.26%) Finance
2 55 (16.47%) Banking
3 26 (7.78%) Retail
4 21 (6.29%) Investment Banking
5 16 (4.79%) Front Office
6 11 (3.29%) Back Office
6 11 (3.29%) Games
7 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.40%) Advertising
9 7 (2.10%) Legal
10 6 (1.80%) Multimedia
11 5 (1.50%) Marketing
12 4 (1.20%) Publishing
13 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.30%) French Language
14 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (32.63%) Analyst
2 86 (25.75%) Test Analyst
3 67 (20.06%) Tester
4 56 (16.77%) Developer
5 30 (8.98%) Automation Tester
6 22 (6.59%) Automation Test Analyst
7 18 (5.39%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.39%) Test Manager
8 16 (4.79%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.49%) Consultant
9 15 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (4.49%) Test Engineer
10 14 (4.19%) QA Tester
11 13 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (3.29%) Functional Analyst
12 11 (3.29%) Functional Test Analyst
12 11 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (3.29%) Test Leader
13 10 (2.99%) Senior Tester
14 9 (2.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.08%) RESTful
2 26 (7.78%) REST
3 25 (7.49%) HTML
4 22 (6.59%) AngularJS
4 22 (6.59%) CSS
4 22 (6.59%) Node.js
5 20 (5.99%) Web Services
6 18 (5.39%) .NET
7 17 (5.09%) HTML5
8 16 (4.79%) CSS3
8 16 (4.79%) JSON
9 15 (4.49%) Kafka
10 14 (4.19%) XML
11 13 (3.89%) Express
11 13 (3.89%) Gherkin
11 13 (3.89%) Spring
12 9 (2.69%) Middleware
12 9 (2.69%) React
12 9 (2.69%) Sass
13 8 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.19%) User Experience
4 11 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.99%) EPoS
6 8 (2.40%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.10%) STB
8 6 (1.80%) Derivative
8 6 (1.80%) Statistics
9 5 (1.50%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.50%) Equities
9 5 (1.50%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.50%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.50%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.20%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.20%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.08%) Windows
2 35 (10.48%) Linux
3 27 (8.08%) Unix
4 9 (2.69%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.40%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.10%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.20%) Android
9 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.60%) Solaris
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.60%) zOS
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 82 (24.55%) Test Scripting
4 67 (20.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 65 (19.46%) Regression Testing
6 60 (17.96%) Test Automation
7 52 (15.57%) Scrum
7 52 (15.57%) TDD
8 36 (10.78%) Test Strategy
9 35 (10.48%) Automation Testing
9 35 (10.48%) BDD
9 35 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (10.48%) Exploratory Testing
10 26 (7.78%) Integration Testing
11 25 (7.49%) System Integration Testing
11 25 (7.49%) Test Management
12 24 (7.19%) Automated Testing
12 24 (7.19%) Manual Testing
12 24 (7.19%) Software Testing
12 24 (7.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.16%) Java
2 64 (19.16%) SQL
3 38 (11.38%) JavaScript
4 33 (9.88%) Python
5 30 (8.98%) C#
6 13 (3.89%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.59%) Ruby
7 12 (3.59%) Scala
7 12 (3.59%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.29%) VBA
9 10 (2.99%) Clojure
10 9 (2.69%) Perl
11 8 (2.40%) C++
11 8 (2.40%) ES6
11 8 (2.40%) Groovy
12 6 (1.80%) PHP
13 5 (1.50%) C
14 4 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.90%) VB
15 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (7.49%) ISTQB
2 24 (7.19%) Degree
3 19 (5.69%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.69%) ISEB
6 5 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (20.06%) QA
2 14 (4.19%) SDET
3 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.90%) MiFID
5 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.60%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.60%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) EMIR
System Software
1 12 (3.59%) Docker
2 5 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.50%) XenApp
2 5 (1.50%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.30%) Postfix
5 1 (0.30%) Squid
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.69%) Puppet
4 6 (1.80%) Ansible
5 4 (1.20%) SCCM
6 3 (0.90%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.90%) Nagios
7 2 (0.60%) Ambari
7 2 (0.60%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.30%) Kibana
8 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.30%) logstash
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.30%) Rancher
8 1 (0.30%) Terraform
8 1 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.29%) HP
2 21 (6.29%) IBM
3 16 (4.79%) Oracle
3 16 (4.79%) SAP
4 10 (2.99%) Guidewire
5 9 (2.69%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.10%) Huawei
7 5 (1.50%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.20%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.20%) Cognos
8 4 (1.20%) Google
8 4 (1.20%) VMware
8 4 (1.20%) Workday
9 3 (0.90%) Reuters
9 3 (0.90%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.90%) Splunk
9 3 (0.90%) Twitter
10 2 (0.60%) Facebook
10 2 (0.60%) Green Hat
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