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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 363 389 386
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 62 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £340 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £451 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 10 £493 +51.53% 2
Hammersmith -6 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 £410 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 23 (23.96%) SQL
1 23 (23.96%) HP
1 23 (23.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (21.88%) Oracle
3 21 (21.88%) QA
4 20 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 20 (20.83%) MS Office
5 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
6 18 (18.75%) Test Management
6 18 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (17.71%) Test Automation
7 17 (17.71%) Software Testing
8 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 16 (16.67%) HP UFT
9 15 (15.63%) Regression Testing
9 15 (15.63%) Finance
9 15 (15.63%) Scrum
9 15 (15.63%) ISEB
9 15 (15.63%) Automated Testing
9 15 (15.63%) Retail
10 14 (14.58%) Selenium
10 14 (14.58%) ISTQB
10 14 (14.58%) Degree
10 14 (14.58%) System Testing
11 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
11 13 (13.54%) JIRA
11 13 (13.54%) JUnit
11 13 (13.54%) Java
12 12 (12.50%) XML

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (6.25%) CMS
2 3 (3.13%) Lync
3 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (20.83%) MS Office
2 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.04%) HipChat
5 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) ADSL
1 4 (4.17%) LAN
1 4 (4.17%) WLAN
1 4 (4.17%) WAN
1 4 (4.17%) DHCP
1 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.17%) VPN
1 4 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) MySQL
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 14 (14.58%) Selenium
3 13 (13.54%) JIRA
3 13 (13.54%) JUnit
4 8 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 8 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.21%) Rational Functional Tester
7 5 (5.21%) RequisitePro
7 5 (5.21%) Rational Robot
8 3 (3.13%) JMeter
9 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.08%) Maven
10 1 (1.04%) WebLOAD
10 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.04%) DbUnit
10 1 (1.04%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
1 15 (15.63%) Retail
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.17%) Law
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Publishing
5 3 (3.13%) Games
5 3 (3.13%) Billing
6 2 (2.08%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.04%) Advertising
7 1 (1.04%) Front Office
7 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (30.21%) Analyst
2 26 (27.08%) Test Manager
3 22 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 21 (21.88%) Tester
5 11 (11.46%) Functional Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Functional Test Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Functional Tester
7 5 (5.21%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.21%) Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Siebel Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.13%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) XML
2 7 (7.29%) SOAP
2 7 (7.29%) .NET
3 6 (6.25%) HTML
4 4 (4.17%) JSON
5 3 (3.13%) XSL
6 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.08%) CSS
6 2 (2.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.04%) XSD
7 1 (1.04%) JSP
7 1 (1.04%) J2EE
7 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.04%) XSLT
7 1 (1.04%) Middleware
7 1 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.04%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.04%) jQuery
7 1 (1.04%) RESTful
7 1 (1.04%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.08%) Online Games
5 1 (1.04%) NHS
5 1 (1.04%) W3C
5 1 (1.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.04%) STB
5 1 (1.04%) Derivative
5 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Windows
1 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.17%) Android
2 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.17%) Windows 8
2 4 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.04%) UNIX
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.04%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.75%) Test Management
5 17 (17.71%) Test Automation
5 17 (17.71%) Software Testing
6 15 (15.63%) Automated Testing
6 15 (15.63%) Scrum
6 15 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 14 (14.58%) System Testing
8 12 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
9 8 (8.33%) Use Case
10 7 (7.29%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.25%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.25%) V-Model
11 6 (6.25%) Identity Management
11 6 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (5.21%) Validation
12 5 (5.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.96%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) Java
3 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.25%) PHP
4 6 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.21%) C
5 5 (5.21%) VBA
6 4 (4.17%) Python
6 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.13%) XPath
7 3 (3.13%) C#
8 2 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.63%) ISEB
3 14 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 14 (14.58%) Degree
4 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.13%) MCP
6 3 (3.13%) MCSA
7 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.21%) SCCM
3 4 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) HP
2 21 (21.88%) Oracle
3 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.21%) IBM
4 5 (5.21%) Splunk
4 5 (5.21%) Siebel
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (4.17%) Dell
5 4 (4.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.17%) Ariba
5 4 (4.17%) Apple
5 4 (4.17%) McAfee
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco
6 3 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.13%) Polycom
7 2 (2.08%) Twitter
8 1 (1.04%) Zend
8 1 (1.04%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (1.04%) Retek
8 1 (1.04%) WorldPay