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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 368 370 365
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 46 53 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 40
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
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 19549 19359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.64% 77.50% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13400 13696 13116
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 227 357
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 +30 12 £450 -5.26% 4
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 (43.59%) SQL
2 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.74%) Oracle
4 24 (30.77%) Finance
4 24 (30.77%) HP
4 24 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 22 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (26.92%) Test Automation
7 17 (21.79%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (20.51%) SoapUI
9 15 (19.23%) .NET
9 15 (19.23%) ISTQB
10 14 (17.95%) Scrum
10 14 (17.95%) JUnit
10 14 (17.95%) ETL
11 13 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 13 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (16.67%) Migration
11 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 13 (16.67%) Selenium
11 13 (16.67%) Data Migration
12 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 12 (15.38%) Test Strategy
12 12 (15.38%) Banking
12 12 (15.38%) Linux
13 11 (14.10%) CRM
13 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
13 11 (14.10%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
14 10 (12.82%) JIRA

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) Mingle
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) RMDS
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) PaaS
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) NAS
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) Telnet
4 1 (1.28%) Broadband
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
4 1 (1.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) KDB
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) SoapUI
2 14 (17.95%) JUnit
3 13 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (16.67%) Selenium
4 10 (12.82%) JIRA
4 10 (12.82%) ClearCase
4 10 (12.82%) LoadRunner
5 9 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (10.26%) DbUnit
7 6 (7.69%) Calabash
8 4 (5.13%) Zephyr
9 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.56%) Toad
10 2 (2.56%) TestDirector
10 2 (2.56%) RequisitePro
10 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.56%) MSTest
10 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 4 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.28%) International Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Analyst
2 24 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 17 (21.79%) Tester
4 11 (14.10%) Test Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Test Leader
5 8 (10.26%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Test Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Functional Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Integration Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) Web Services
3 9 (11.54%) jQuery
4 7 (8.97%) HTML
4 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.97%) JSP
5 6 (7.69%) XML
6 5 (6.41%) SOAP
7 3 (3.85%) REST
8 1 (1.28%) JSON
8 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.28%) J2EE
8 1 (1.28%) SAML
8 1 (1.28%) Middleware
8 1 (1.28%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) STB
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (3.85%) Streaming Media
3 3 (3.85%) IPTV
3 3 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.85%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (3.85%) User Experience
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.56%) Online Games
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.28%) Handset
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (6.41%) Solaris
3 4 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 22 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (26.92%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.95%) Scrum
5 14 (17.95%) ETL
6 13 (16.67%) Migration
6 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 13 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 12 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 11 (14.10%) CRM
8 11 (14.10%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Project Management
10 9 (11.54%) System Testing
11 8 (10.26%) User Stories
12 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
13 6 (7.69%) Test Management
13 6 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.54%) C#
3 9 (11.54%) Java
4 7 (8.97%) VB
5 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) Ruby
6 1 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) ISEB
3 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (8.97%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (21.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Oracle
2 24 (30.77%) HP
3 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.56%) Mercator
4 2 (2.56%) Siebel
5 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.28%) IBM
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