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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 244 235 224
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 198 199 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 0.84% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.03% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 127 135
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £220 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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
18896 19263 18719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.28% 81.61% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13647 13767 13147
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 233 227
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £64.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 20 £406 -32.29% 13
Croydon - 18 £380 - 3
Docklands, London +13 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £340 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 204 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (28.75%) Finance
3 109 (27.25%) SQL
4 101 (25.25%) JIRA
5 99 (24.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 94 (23.50%) Test Scripting
7 93 (23.25%) Scrum
8 89 (22.25%) Test Automation
9 87 (21.75%) Java
10 81 (20.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 79 (19.75%) Regression Testing
12 78 (19.50%) Selenium
13 74 (18.50%) QA
14 63 (15.75%) HP Quality Center
15 62 (15.50%) TDD
16 61 (15.25%) BDD
16 61 (15.25%) Integration Testing
16 61 (15.25%) HP
17 58 (14.50%) Unix
17 58 (14.50%) Python
18 57 (14.25%) Banking
19 56 (14.00%) Git (software)
20 53 (13.25%) Linux
20 53 (13.25%) ISEB
21 49 (12.25%) Performance Testing
22 48 (12.00%) Software Testing
22 48 (12.00%) Cucumber
22 48 (12.00%) Test Strategy
23 46 (11.50%) Jenkins
23 46 (11.50%) Automated Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.75%) Confluence
2 13 (3.25%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.25%) Apache
3 9 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.00%) JBoss
5 7 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.50%) IIS
7 5 (1.25%) CMS
7 5 (1.25%) Drupal
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.50%) FileNet
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) Documentum
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) Jetty
10 1 (0.25%) Mule
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (8.75%) MS Office
2 32 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 16 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.25%) MS Project
6 2 (0.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Global One
3 1 (0.25%) Kondor
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.50%) GitHub
2 5 (1.25%) Basecamp
2 5 (1.25%) Google Apps
3 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.50%) Office 365
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.50%) Trello
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.25%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.25%) HTTP
2 12 (3.00%) DVB
3 8 (2.00%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.00%) Firewall
5 3 (0.75%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.75%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) Internet
6 2 (0.50%) NAS
6 2 (0.50%) SAN
6 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.25%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.75%) MySQL
3 21 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (4.25%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.25%) MS Access
6 8 (2.00%) Big Data
7 7 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.50%) CouchDB
8 6 (1.50%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.50%) DB2
8 6 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.75%) Redis
12 2 (0.50%) GIS
12 2 (0.50%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 101 (25.25%) JIRA
2 78 (19.50%) Selenium
3 56 (14.00%) Git (software)
4 48 (12.00%) Cucumber
5 46 (11.50%) Jenkins
6 38 (9.50%) JUnit
7 34 (8.50%) WebDriver
8 30 (7.50%) SoapUI
9 29 (7.25%) Subversion
10 28 (7.00%) HP UFT
10 28 (7.00%) JMeter
11 27 (6.75%) LoadRunner
12 25 (6.25%) TeamCity
13 22 (5.50%) Maven
14 18 (4.50%) SonarQube
15 15 (3.75%) CruiseControl
15 15 (3.75%) Toad
16 14 (3.50%) Ant
16 14 (3.50%) JBehave
17 12 (3.00%) Appium
General
1 115 (28.75%) Finance
2 57 (14.25%) Banking
3 20 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.00%) Retail
5 15 (3.75%) Front Office
6 11 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.50%) Back Office
8 6 (1.50%) Games
9 4 (1.00%) Advertising
9 4 (1.00%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (25.50%) Analyst
2 94 (23.50%) Tester
3 75 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 51 (12.75%) Developer
5 42 (10.50%) Automation Tester
6 36 (9.00%) Test Manager
7 31 (7.75%) Test Engineer
8 29 (7.25%) Business Analyst
9 23 (5.75%) Test Leader
10 16 (4.00%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.50%) Agile Developer
11 14 (3.50%) Banking Analyst
11 14 (3.50%) Functional Tester
12 13 (3.25%) Test Automation Engineer
13 12 (3.00%) Consultant
14 11 (2.75%) Agile Java Developer
14 11 (2.75%) Financial Analyst
14 11 (2.75%) QA Tester
15 10 (2.50%) Architect
15 10 (2.50%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.00%) Web Services
2 30 (7.50%) HTML
2 30 (7.50%) RESTful
3 29 (7.25%) JSON
4 25 (6.25%) XML
5 22 (5.50%) REST
6 19 (4.75%) .NET
7 18 (4.50%) CSS
7 18 (4.50%) Gherkin
8 14 (3.50%) HTML5
8 14 (3.50%) SOAP
9 12 (3.00%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.75%) CSS3
10 11 (2.75%) Middleware
11 10 (2.50%) Spring
11 10 (2.50%) XHTML
12 9 (2.25%) OAuth
12 9 (2.25%) SAML
13 8 (2.00%) React
14 6 (1.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.50%) STB
2 19 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.50%) User Experience
5 13 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.25%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.00%) Digital TV
7 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.75%) Derivative
8 7 (1.75%) IPTV
8 7 (1.75%) Statistics
9 6 (1.50%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.50%) MPEG
10 5 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.00%) FMCG
11 4 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.50%) Unix
2 53 (13.25%) Linux
3 28 (7.00%) Windows
4 12 (3.00%) Solaris
5 11 (2.75%) Android
5 11 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 94 (23.50%) Test Scripting
4 93 (23.25%) Scrum
5 89 (22.25%) Test Automation
6 81 (20.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 79 (19.75%) Regression Testing
8 62 (15.50%) TDD
9 61 (15.25%) BDD
9 61 (15.25%) Integration Testing
10 49 (12.25%) Performance Testing
11 48 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 48 (12.00%) Test Strategy
12 46 (11.50%) Automated Testing
13 44 (11.00%) Defect Management
14 43 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (10.75%) SDLC
15 33 (8.25%) Exploratory Testing
15 33 (8.25%) Manual Testing
16 29 (7.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.25%) SQL
2 87 (21.75%) Java
3 58 (14.50%) Python
4 38 (9.50%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.75%) Ruby
6 22 (5.50%) Perl
7 21 (5.25%) C
8 18 (4.50%) VBA
9 17 (4.25%) Groovy
9 17 (4.25%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.50%) C#
10 14 (3.50%) C++
11 10 (2.50%) VBScript
12 9 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.00%) PHP
13 8 (2.00%) VB
13 8 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.75%) ES6
15 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 53 (13.25%) ISEB
2 36 (9.00%) ISTQB
3 34 (8.50%) Security Cleared
4 33 (8.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (6.00%) Degree
6 22 (5.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (18.50%) QA
2 10 (2.50%) SDET
3 3 (0.75%) EMIR
3 3 (0.75%) MiFID
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.50%) GxP
4 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.50%) SEPA
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) LXC
3 2 (0.50%) NFS
3 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 63 (15.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.25%) Nagios
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (15.25%) HP
2 41 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.50%) Oracle
4 25 (6.25%) IBM
5 13 (3.25%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.00%) VMware
7 9 (2.25%) JD Edwards
8 8 (2.00%) Google
9 7 (1.75%) SAP
9 7 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
10 6 (1.50%) ForgeRock
11 5 (1.25%) Adobe
11 5 (1.25%) Calypso
11 5 (1.25%) Citrix
11 5 (1.25%) Cognos
11 5 (1.25%) Pega
12 4 (1.00%) Guidewire
12 4 (1.00%) NetApp
13 3 (0.75%) Apple
13 3 (0.75%) EMC
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago