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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 371 378 360
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 44 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 43
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
19054 19489 19712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.56% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13487 13636 13293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 230 375
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +23 12 £450 -5.26% 2
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (41.18%) Oracle
1 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) SQL
3 30 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 25 (29.41%) Finance
5 24 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (27.06%) ISTQB
7 21 (24.71%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (24.71%) Test Automation
8 20 (23.53%) HP
9 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
9 16 (18.82%) SoapUI
9 16 (18.82%) Selenium
10 15 (17.65%) ETL
10 15 (17.65%) .NET
10 15 (17.65%) Linux
10 15 (17.65%) Banking
10 15 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 14 (16.47%) Scrum
11 14 (16.47%) JUnit
12 13 (15.29%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (15.29%) Web Services
12 13 (15.29%) ISEB
12 13 (15.29%) Migration
12 13 (15.29%) Data Migration
13 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
13 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
13 12 (14.12%) Automated Testing
14 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
14 11 (12.94%) Manual Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) Mingle
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.18%) RMDS
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.71%) Internet
3 3 (3.53%) HTTP
4 1 (1.18%) Telnet
4 1 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.18%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) NAS
4 1 (1.18%) Broadband
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.18%) KDB
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Selenium
1 16 (18.82%) SoapUI
2 14 (16.47%) JUnit
3 10 (11.76%) ClearCase
3 10 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 9 (10.59%) JIRA
4 9 (10.59%) Calabash
4 9 (10.59%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (9.41%) DbUnit
6 4 (4.71%) Zephyr
6 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.53%) MSTest
8 2 (2.35%) JSUnit
8 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.35%) QUnit
8 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.35%) Toad
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Banking
3 8 (9.41%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Advertising
5 2 (2.35%) Games
6 1 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.18%) International Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Analyst
2 31 (36.47%) Test Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Tester
4 12 (14.12%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.06%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Functional Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Functional Test Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Functional Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Integration Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.71%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 13 (15.29%) Web Services
3 9 (10.59%) jQuery
4 7 (8.24%) HTML
4 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.24%) JSP
5 4 (4.71%) XML
6 3 (3.53%) REST
7 2 (2.35%) JSON
7 2 (2.35%) SAML
8 1 (1.18%) Middleware
8 1 (1.18%) JMX
8 1 (1.18%) SOAP
8 1 (1.18%) J2EE
8 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) STB
4 3 (3.53%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.53%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 3 (3.53%) Streaming Media
4 3 (3.53%) IPTV
5 2 (2.35%) Derivative
5 2 (2.35%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.35%) Online Games
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.18%) Firmware
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Solaris
3 4 (4.71%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 24 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (24.71%) Test Automation
5 15 (17.65%) ETL
5 15 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 14 (16.47%) Scrum
7 13 (15.29%) Migration
7 13 (15.29%) Data Migration
8 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.12%) Automated Testing
9 11 (12.94%) Manual Testing
10 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 10 (11.76%) CRM
11 8 (9.41%) Project Management
11 8 (9.41%) User Stories
12 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
13 6 (7.06%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (7.06%) Software Testing
13 6 (7.06%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.47%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.76%) C#
4 8 (9.41%) Java
5 7 (8.24%) VB
6 2 (2.35%) C
7 1 (1.18%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) Ruby
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) ISTQB
2 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
3 13 (15.29%) ISEB
4 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (8.24%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) Degree
7 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 21 (24.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 35 (41.18%) Oracle
2 20 (23.53%) HP
3 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.53%) Mercator
5 2 (2.35%) Siebel
6 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ripe4
Rate: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 days ago