The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 382 403 389
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 17 9 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.037% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.048% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £399 £284
% change year-on-year
-35.42% +40.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18130 18561 19511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.89% 76.53% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12903 12947
Average daily rate £445 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 371
Average hourly rate £20.16 £27.50 £27.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.69% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.70 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Functional Testing
England

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
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 28 July 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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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 +11 2 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 12 (30.00%) Finance
3 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 11 (27.50%) Selenium
4 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (25.00%) QA
6 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
6 9 (22.50%) HP
6 9 (22.50%) ISEB
6 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (22.50%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.50%) Web Services
8 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
10 5 (12.50%) .NET
10 5 (12.50%) C#
10 5 (12.50%) Linux
10 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) ETL
10 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.00%) Calabash
4 4 (10.00%) MSI
5 3 (7.50%) JIRA
6 2 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (5.00%) JSUnit
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.00%) NUnit
6 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.00%) Toad
6 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
6 2 (5.00%) MSTest
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) QUnit
6 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.00%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Tester
4 4 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Integration Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Testing Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.50%) JSP
3 3 (7.50%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) SAML
4 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) CMDB
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.00%) Online Games
4 1 (2.50%) Open Source
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.50%) STB
4 1 (2.50%) Streaming Media
4 1 (2.50%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.50%) ETL
9 4 (10.00%) ITSM
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) TDD
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Scrum
9 4 (10.00%) User Stories
9 4 (10.00%) Web Testing
9 4 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) VB
5 2 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (22.50%) ISEB
3 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) SAP Certification
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Basel III
2 1 (2.50%) EMIR
2 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix
3 4 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Mercator
6 1 (2.50%) Brady
6 1 (2.50%) Murex
6 1 (2.50%) Calypso
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
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