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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 403 404 383
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.067% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.087% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 19
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£375 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £319 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £398 £300
% change year-on-year
-35.84% +32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Testing
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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
18458 19449 19685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.63% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12825 13607 13265
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 234 365
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 +27 6 £625 -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 15 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 13 (28.89%) HP
3 13 (28.89%) SQL
4 12 (26.67%) ISEB
4 12 (26.67%) Selenium
4 12 (26.67%) QA
4 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
5 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
5 11 (24.44%) .NET
6 10 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.78%) C#
8 8 (17.78%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (17.78%) ETL
8 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
9 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.56%) Web Services
9 7 (15.56%) Migration
9 7 (15.56%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Project Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Internet
1 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
4 4 (8.89%) Calabash
4 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.89%) MSI
4 4 (8.89%) JUnit
4 4 (8.89%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.89%) DbUnit
4 4 (8.89%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) JIRA
6 2 (4.44%) JSUnit
6 2 (4.44%) MSTest
6 2 (4.44%) Toad
6 2 (4.44%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.44%) NUnit
6 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.44%) QUnit
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Advertising
3 2 (4.44%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Tester
4 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Packager
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Tester
5 4 (8.89%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Integration Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Head of Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) JSP
3 6 (13.33%) HTML
4 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 3 (6.67%) XML
6 2 (4.44%) SAML
6 2 (4.44%) JSON
6 2 (4.44%) REST
7 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) CMDB
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (4.44%) Online Games
4 1 (2.22%) Open Source
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.22%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.22%) STB
4 1 (2.22%) Streaming Media
4 1 (2.22%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) ETL
7 7 (15.56%) Project Management
7 7 (15.56%) Migration
7 7 (15.56%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) Data Migration
7 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
8 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.33%) CRM
8 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.11%) System Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) VB
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
3 12 (26.67%) ISEB
4 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) SAP Certification
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Basel III
2 1 (2.22%) EMIR
2 1 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (8.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 13 (28.89%) HP
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix
4 4 (8.89%) LANDesk
5 3 (6.67%) Mercator
6 1 (2.22%) Brady
6 1 (2.22%) Murex
6 1 (2.22%) Calypso
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) IBM