The first table below looks at the demand for Functional Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 386 358 418
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +60
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 26 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.092% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 5
Average daily rate £285 £405 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% +11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £550 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -30.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18525 16438 20568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.49% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 11434 13436
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 228 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 7 £301 -27.40% 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Functional Testing also 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 that cited Functional Testing.

1 16 (43.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Selenium
3 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (18.92%) ISEB
6 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) System Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Management
7 5 (13.51%) QA
7 5 (13.51%) Internet
7 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.51%) Java
7 5 (13.51%) MS Office
7 5 (13.51%) Web Services
7 5 (13.51%) XML
8 4 (10.81%) Windows
8 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (10.81%) Citrix
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (10.81%) MSI

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Functional Testing also 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 that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) MSI
2 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) Toad
4 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
4 2 (5.41%) NUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (5.41%) JSUnit
4 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) MSTest
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) QUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.70%) Calabash
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Packager
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Automated Test Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Defect Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Integration Tester
8 1 (2.70%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
1 5 (13.51%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) SAML
3 2 (5.41%) JSON
3 2 (5.41%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) CMDB
2 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.70%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
1 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
1 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Test Management
6 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.51%) System Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) ITSM
8 3 (8.11%) Resource Management
8 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.11%) BDD
8 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Basel III
2 1 (2.70%) EMIR
2 1 (2.70%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (10.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.81%) Citrix
1 4 (10.81%) LANDesk
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.70%) Mercator
4 1 (2.70%) Brady
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Murex
4 1 (2.70%) Calypso
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