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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 260 221 209
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 152 207 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.98% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.22% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 154 149
Average daily rate £475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £54.25 £80.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
17711 17014 17700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.46% 80.30% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12656 12172 12163
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 200 242
Average hourly rate £22.12 £22.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.59 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £50.00 £72.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 18 £425 -10.52% 6
Osterley +5 3 £475 +251.85%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (28.66%) Non-Functional Testing
3 84 (25.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 81 (24.70%) Java
5 71 (21.65%) SQL
6 70 (21.34%) Test Scripting
7 66 (20.12%) Selenium
8 62 (18.90%) BDD
9 59 (17.99%) JIRA
10 57 (17.38%) Finance
11 56 (17.07%) Cucumber
12 52 (15.85%) TDD
13 51 (15.55%) Test Automation
14 49 (14.94%) QA
15 48 (14.63%) Banking
16 47 (14.33%) Automated Testing
16 47 (14.33%) Scrum
17 46 (14.02%) Ruby
18 44 (13.41%) Jenkins
18 44 (13.41%) SDLC
19 43 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (12.50%) Git (software)
21 40 (12.20%) Software Testing
22 38 (11.59%) ISTQB
22 38 (11.59%) Test Strategy
23 35 (10.67%) JavaScript
23 35 (10.67%) Web Services
24 33 (10.06%) Integration Testing
25 32 (9.76%) Microsoft
25 32 (9.76%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (4.57%) Node.js
2 12 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.35%) Jetty
4 10 (3.05%) Apache
5 9 (2.74%) Confluence
6 6 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.91%) CMS
7 3 (0.91%) GemFire
7 3 (0.91%) Mule
7 3 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.61%) Drupal
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.30%) CICS
9 1 (0.30%) Liferay
9 1 (0.30%) SAS
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (6.40%) MS Office
2 19 (5.79%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.52%) SAP MM
3 4 (1.22%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.61%) Minerva
5 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.61%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.61%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.30%) Aligne
6 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.30%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.83%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) GitHub
4 1 (0.30%) Force.com
4 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.18%) HTTP
2 16 (4.88%) Internet
3 11 (3.35%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.44%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.52%) DNS
6 3 (0.91%) Extranet
6 3 (0.91%) Intranet
6 3 (0.91%) LDAP
7 2 (0.61%) DHCP
7 2 (0.61%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.61%) SMTP
7 2 (0.61%) SNMP
7 2 (0.61%) VoIP
8 1 (0.30%) DVB
8 1 (0.30%) FTP
8 1 (0.30%) GGSN
8 1 (0.30%) GPRS
8 1 (0.30%) GSM
8 1 (0.30%) LTE
8 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.44%) Big Data
6 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.83%) MySQL
8 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.61%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 66 (20.12%) Selenium
2 59 (17.99%) JIRA
3 56 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 44 (13.41%) Jenkins
5 41 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 29 (8.84%) WebDriver
7 27 (8.23%) Subversion
8 26 (7.93%) HP UFT
9 23 (7.01%) JUnit
10 21 (6.40%) Maven
11 19 (5.79%) Mockito
12 18 (5.49%) Gradle
13 14 (4.27%) JMeter
14 13 (3.96%) TeamCity
15 12 (3.66%) Capybara
16 11 (3.35%) LoadRunner
17 10 (3.05%) SoapUI
18 9 (2.74%) SpecFlow
19 8 (2.44%) Toad
20 7 (2.13%) FitNesse
General
1 57 (17.38%) Finance
2 48 (14.63%) Banking
3 22 (6.71%) Front Office
4 20 (6.10%) Investment Banking
5 16 (4.88%) Back Office
6 10 (3.05%) Retail
7 6 (1.83%) Publishing
8 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.91%) Legal
9 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (36.28%) Analyst
2 88 (26.83%) Test Analyst
3 60 (18.29%) Developer
4 38 (11.59%) Tester
5 33 (10.06%) Java Developer
6 27 (8.23%) Test Manager
7 25 (7.62%) Business Analyst
8 18 (5.49%) Automation Analyst
8 18 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
8 18 (5.49%) Developer in Test
8 18 (5.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 15 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (3.96%) Test Leader
12 12 (3.66%) Consultant
12 12 (3.66%) Test Engineer
13 10 (3.05%) Automation Tester
14 9 (2.74%) Programme Manager
14 9 (2.74%) Programme Test Manager
14 9 (2.74%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.67%) Web Services
2 27 (8.23%) Spring
3 21 (6.40%) .NET
3 21 (6.40%) JSON
4 20 (6.10%) XML
5 19 (5.79%) REST
6 15 (4.57%) Gherkin
6 15 (4.57%) RESTful
7 14 (4.27%) SOAP
8 13 (3.96%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.66%) HTML
10 11 (3.35%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.74%) CSS
11 9 (2.74%) Guice
11 9 (2.74%) jQuery
12 8 (2.44%) Middleware
13 7 (2.13%) HTML5
13 7 (2.13%) JMS
14 5 (1.52%) CSS3
15 4 (1.22%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.40%) STB
2 17 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.96%) Statistics
5 10 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.74%) IPTV
7 8 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (2.13%) DTV
9 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.83%) User Experience
10 5 (1.52%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.22%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.22%) MPEG
11 4 (1.22%) NHS
12 3 (0.91%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.23%) Linux
2 22 (6.71%) Unix
3 15 (4.57%) Windows
4 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Solaris
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (28.66%) Non-Functional Testing
3 84 (25.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 70 (21.34%) Test Scripting
5 62 (18.90%) BDD
6 52 (15.85%) TDD
7 51 (15.55%) Test Automation
8 47 (14.33%) Automated Testing
8 47 (14.33%) Scrum
9 44 (13.41%) SDLC
10 43 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (12.20%) Software Testing
12 38 (11.59%) Test Strategy
13 33 (10.06%) Integration Testing
14 30 (9.15%) Validation
15 29 (8.84%) Manual Testing
16 28 (8.54%) Defect Management
17 26 (7.93%) Performance Testing
18 24 (7.32%) Test Management
19 23 (7.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.70%) Java
2 71 (21.65%) SQL
3 46 (14.02%) Ruby
4 35 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.84%) Python
6 27 (8.23%) C#
7 20 (6.10%) Groovy
8 17 (5.18%) C++
9 12 (3.66%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.74%) C
11 7 (2.13%) Scala
12 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.22%) VBScript
14 3 (0.91%) PHP
15 2 (0.61%) COBOL
15 2 (0.61%) Perl
15 2 (0.61%) VBA
16 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 38 (11.59%) ISTQB
2 32 (9.76%) ISEB
3 25 (7.62%) Degree
4 23 (7.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (7.01%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.35%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.30%) MBA
9 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (14.94%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) MiFID
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.30%) EMIR
4 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (3.66%) Docker
2 3 (0.91%) LXC
3 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 30 (9.15%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.74%) Graphite
3 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.91%) yum
5 2 (0.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) Ansible
6 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.54%) HP
3 15 (4.57%) IBM
3 15 (4.57%) Oracle
4 11 (3.35%) SAP
5 10 (3.05%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.74%) SOASTA, Inc
7 6 (1.83%) Cognos
7 6 (1.83%) WorldPay
8 5 (1.52%) Ariba
8 5 (1.52%) OpenText
8 5 (1.52%) Siebel
8 5 (1.52%) Sybase
9 4 (1.22%) Remedy
10 3 (0.91%) Baan
10 3 (0.91%) Calypso
10 3 (0.91%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.91%) Perforce
10 3 (0.91%) Rally
10 3 (0.91%) TIBCO
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