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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 361 372 325
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -47
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 58 47 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 44
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£400 £348 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -22.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £261 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £23.75
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
18509 19400 16996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13588 13586 11659
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 241 292
Average hourly rate £21.78 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.85 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 11 £375 +20.96% 5
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 45 (44.12%) SQL
2 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (32.35%) Oracle
4 31 (30.39%) HP
5 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
5 28 (27.45%) Test Automation
6 23 (22.55%) Finance
7 21 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (18.63%) SoapUI
8 19 (18.63%) ISEB
8 19 (18.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 19 (18.63%) ETL
9 18 (17.65%) JUnit
9 18 (17.65%) Automated Testing
9 18 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 18 (17.65%) QA
10 17 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 17 (16.67%) Scrum
10 17 (16.67%) .NET
10 17 (16.67%) CRM
11 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
11 16 (15.69%) System Testing
12 14 (13.73%) User Stories
12 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
12 14 (13.73%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (12.75%) Java
13 13 (12.75%) Banking
13 13 (12.75%) Manual Testing
13 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (1.96%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Office
2 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Project
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.94%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.98%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.98%) NAS
2 1 (0.98%) Broadband
2 1 (0.98%) DHCP
2 1 (0.98%) FTP
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) Telnet
2 1 (0.98%) Firewall
2 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) EDMS
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.98%) KDB
Development Applications
1 19 (18.63%) QuickTest Pro
1 19 (18.63%) SoapUI
2 18 (17.65%) JUnit
3 12 (11.76%) JIRA
4 11 (10.78%) LoadRunner
5 10 (9.80%) ClearCase
6 9 (8.82%) Selenium
6 9 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (7.84%) DbUnit
8 7 (6.86%) RequisitePro
9 6 (5.88%) Rational Robot
9 6 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (3.92%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.94%) Calabash
11 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 13 (12.75%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Games
4 5 (4.90%) Retail
5 4 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.98%) International Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.98%) Front Office
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Analyst
2 26 (25.49%) Tester
3 23 (22.55%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 12 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Tester
7 6 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Functional Tester
8 5 (4.90%) Functional Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Functional Test Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Systems Test Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Help Desk Consultant
10 3 (2.94%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.94%) Testing Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) .NET
2 11 (10.78%) SOAP
3 10 (9.80%) XML
4 9 (8.82%) jQuery
5 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET
5 8 (7.84%) JSP
5 8 (7.84%) HTML
6 5 (4.90%) Web Services
7 2 (1.96%) REST
8 1 (0.98%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.98%) Middleware
8 1 (0.98%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Data Integration
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) User Experience
2 6 (5.88%) STB
3 5 (4.90%) Streaming Media
3 5 (4.90%) IPTV
3 5 (4.90%) Online Games
3 5 (4.90%) Over-the-Top Content
3 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.92%) Video on Demand
4 4 (3.92%) W3C
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Handset
6 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 6 (5.88%) Windows
3 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.96%) Solaris
4 2 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (36.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
2 28 (27.45%) Test Automation
3 19 (18.63%) ETL
4 18 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 18 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 17 (16.67%) Scrum
5 17 (16.67%) CRM
5 17 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 16 (15.69%) System Testing
7 14 (13.73%) User Stories
8 13 (12.75%) Manual Testing
9 12 (11.76%) Test Management
9 12 (11.76%) Project Management
9 12 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 11 (10.78%) Migration
10 11 (10.78%) Data Migration
11 8 (7.84%) TDD
12 7 (6.86%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (44.12%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.75%) Java
4 10 (9.80%) C#
5 8 (7.84%) VB
6 7 (6.86%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.94%) C
8 2 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.98%) ABAP
9 1 (0.98%) Python
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (18.63%) ISEB
2 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.84%) Degree
5 8 (7.84%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (32.35%) Oracle
2 31 (30.39%) HP
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.84%) IBM
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 2 (1.96%) Siebel
6 2 (1.96%) Mercator
6 2 (1.96%) Northgate
6 2 (1.96%) Orchard
7 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.98%) Apple
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £290 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago