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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 350 362 295
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -67
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 48 31 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.14% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.18% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 52
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£355 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £540 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £80.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +180.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 14 £325 +2.76% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £400 - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 52 (50.98%) SQL
2 42 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (30.39%) HP
5 28 (27.45%) Oracle
6 26 (25.49%) Test Scripting
7 24 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (22.55%) Finance
9 22 (21.57%) Test Strategy
9 22 (21.57%) Test Automation
10 21 (20.59%) SoapUI
11 20 (19.61%) Regression Testing
11 20 (19.61%) ISEB
12 19 (18.63%) ETL
12 19 (18.63%) Scrum
12 19 (18.63%) System Testing
12 19 (18.63%) QA
13 18 (17.65%) JUnit
14 15 (14.71%) .NET
14 15 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (14.71%) ISTQB
15 14 (13.73%) Automated Testing
15 14 (13.73%) Data Migration
15 14 (13.73%) Migration
15 14 (13.73%) Banking
16 13 (12.75%) LoadRunner
16 13 (12.75%) Test Management
17 12 (11.76%) Degree
17 12 (11.76%) ClearCase
17 12 (11.76%) Java

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Office
2 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.86%) MS Project
4 6 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.94%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) EDMS
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.98%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 21 (20.59%) SoapUI
2 18 (17.65%) JUnit
3 15 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (12.75%) LoadRunner
5 12 (11.76%) ClearCase
6 11 (10.78%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (9.80%) DbUnit
8 9 (8.82%) JIRA
8 9 (8.82%) Selenium
9 7 (6.86%) RequisitePro
9 7 (6.86%) Rational Functional Tester
10 6 (5.88%) Rational Robot
11 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.98%) Subversion
13 1 (0.98%) MSI
13 1 (0.98%) AdminStudio
13 1 (0.98%) Appium
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Publishing
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Front Office
6 1 (0.98%) Local Government
6 1 (0.98%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Analyst
2 29 (28.43%) Test Analyst
3 26 (25.49%) Tester
4 18 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 13 (12.75%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.76%) Functional Test Analyst
6 12 (11.76%) Functional Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.86%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Functional Tester
9 6 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Senior Tester
9 6 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.94%) SAP Trainer
11 3 (2.94%) Systems Tester
11 3 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) .NET
2 12 (11.76%) SOAP
3 11 (10.78%) jQuery
4 10 (9.80%) XML
5 4 (3.92%) Web Services
5 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.92%) JSP
5 4 (3.92%) HTML
6 1 (0.98%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.90%) User Experience
2 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.92%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.92%) Streaming Media
3 4 (3.92%) IPTV
3 4 (3.92%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.92%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (3.92%) W3C
3 4 (3.92%) STB
4 3 (2.94%) Online Games
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.98%) Handset
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Windows
3 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.96%) Solaris
4 2 (1.96%) UNIX
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.49%) Test Scripting
4 22 (21.57%) Test Strategy
4 22 (21.57%) Test Automation
5 20 (19.61%) Regression Testing
6 19 (18.63%) ETL
6 19 (18.63%) Scrum
6 19 (18.63%) System Testing
7 14 (13.73%) Automated Testing
7 14 (13.73%) Data Migration
7 14 (13.73%) Migration
8 13 (12.75%) Test Management
9 11 (10.78%) CRM
9 11 (10.78%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.78%) Manual Testing
10 9 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (8.82%) User Stories
10 9 (8.82%) Integration Testing
11 8 (7.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.98%) SQL
2 12 (11.76%) Java
3 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.86%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.88%) C#
6 4 (3.92%) VB
7 3 (2.94%) C
8 1 (0.98%) ABAP
8 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.98%) VBScript
8 1 (0.98%) RPG
8 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) ISEB
2 15 (14.71%) ISTQB
3 12 (11.76%) Degree
4 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.63%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) COREP
2 1 (0.98%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (30.39%) HP
2 28 (27.45%) Oracle
3 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.82%) IBM
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 2 (1.96%) Northgate
6 2 (1.96%) Orchard
6 2 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (0.98%) AppSense
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.98%) Mercator
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago