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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 364 379 343
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 50 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 40
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
18814 19611 18641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.44% 77.66% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13635 13715 12720
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £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 250 233 330
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +18 15 £450 -5.26% 5
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 34 (41.46%) SQL
2 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.59%) Oracle
4 28 (34.15%) HP
5 26 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (31.71%) Test Scripting
6 23 (28.05%) Finance
7 20 (24.39%) Test Automation
8 18 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (20.73%) SoapUI
10 16 (19.51%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (19.51%) JUnit
10 16 (19.51%) .NET
11 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
11 15 (18.29%) Test Strategy
12 14 (17.07%) Automated Testing
12 14 (17.07%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (17.07%) ETL
13 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
13 13 (15.85%) Scrum
13 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
14 12 (14.63%) Banking
14 12 (14.63%) Linux
15 11 (13.41%) Project Management
15 11 (13.41%) LoadRunner
15 11 (13.41%) ISEB
15 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
15 11 (13.41%) CRM
15 11 (13.41%) Migration
15 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Office
2 3 (3.66%) MS Project
2 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.22%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.22%) Telnet
2 1 (1.22%) Broadband
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.22%) Wireless
2 1 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) KDB
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) SoapUI
2 16 (19.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (19.51%) JUnit
3 11 (13.41%) LoadRunner
4 10 (12.20%) JIRA
4 10 (12.20%) ClearCase
5 9 (10.98%) Selenium
5 9 (10.98%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (9.76%) DbUnit
7 5 (6.10%) Calabash
8 4 (4.88%) Zephyr
8 4 (4.88%) RequisitePro
9 3 (3.66%) Rational Robot
9 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.66%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 23 (28.05%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Banking
3 7 (8.54%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Games
6 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.22%) International Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Analyst
2 21 (25.61%) Test Analyst
3 18 (21.95%) Tester
4 12 (14.63%) Test Leader
4 12 (14.63%) Test Manager
5 11 (13.41%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Test Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Functional Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) QA Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Systems Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Functional Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Integration Tester
10 2 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 9 (10.98%) jQuery
3 8 (9.76%) HTML
3 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.76%) JSP
4 7 (8.54%) SOAP
4 7 (8.54%) Web Services
5 6 (7.32%) XML
6 2 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (1.22%) Middleware
7 1 (1.22%) JMX
7 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.10%) STB
3 4 (4.88%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (4.88%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Streaming Media
3 4 (4.88%) IPTV
4 3 (3.66%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.66%) Video on Demand
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.44%) Online Games
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) W3C
6 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.22%) Handset
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Solaris
3 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (31.71%) Test Scripting
3 20 (24.39%) Test Automation
4 15 (18.29%) Test Strategy
5 14 (17.07%) Automated Testing
5 14 (17.07%) ETL
6 13 (15.85%) Scrum
7 11 (13.41%) Project Management
7 11 (13.41%) CRM
7 11 (13.41%) Migration
7 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
7 11 (13.41%) System Testing
7 11 (13.41%) Data Migration
8 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
9 9 (10.98%) User Stories
10 7 (8.54%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (8.54%) Test Management
11 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.20%) Java
4 9 (10.98%) C#
5 8 (9.76%) VB
6 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.66%) C
8 1 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (1.22%) ABAP
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) ISEB
4 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (9.76%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.32%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Oracle
2 28 (34.15%) HP
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) Mercator
5 2 (2.44%) Siebel
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 16 days ago