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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 272 239 204
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -35
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 183 211 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.89% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.08% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 137 191
Median daily rate £410 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £273 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £326 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
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
19741 19475 19801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.76% 82.22% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 13879 13791
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 220 236
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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
Croydon +8 20 £380 +16.92%
City of London -2 19 £400 -13.51% 8
Feltham - 4 £425 -
Docklands, London +11 2 - -
Canary Wharf +4 2 £590 +21.02%
Osterley - 2 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £340 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 192 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (27.81%) Finance
2 104 (27.81%) SQL
3 98 (26.20%) Test Scripting
4 93 (24.87%) JIRA
4 93 (24.87%) Scrum
5 92 (24.60%) Non-Functional Testing
6 89 (23.80%) Java
7 79 (21.12%) Test Automation
8 75 (20.05%) Regression Testing
9 73 (19.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 69 (18.45%) Selenium
11 67 (17.91%) TDD
12 66 (17.65%) QA
13 57 (15.24%) Git (software)
13 57 (15.24%) Python
14 55 (14.71%) Linux
14 55 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
15 53 (14.17%) Unix
16 51 (13.64%) ISEB
17 50 (13.37%) Banking
17 50 (13.37%) BDD
17 50 (13.37%) Integration Testing
18 47 (12.57%) Jenkins
19 46 (12.30%) HP
20 45 (12.03%) Software Testing
21 44 (11.76%) Automated Testing
22 43 (11.50%) Cucumber
22 43 (11.50%) Test Strategy
23 42 (11.23%) JavaScript

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 16 (4.28%) Apache
2 14 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.48%) Confluence
4 10 (2.67%) JBoss
4 10 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.41%) Drupal
6 8 (2.14%) CMS
6 8 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.87%) IIS
7 7 (1.87%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.53%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.53%) FileNet
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.27%) Documentum
10 1 (0.27%) Jetty
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (8.82%) MS Office
2 32 (8.56%) MS Excel
3 21 (5.61%) MS Visio
4 16 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Kondor
4 1 (0.27%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.67%) GitHub
2 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.34%) Basecamp
2 5 (1.34%) Google Apps
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.80%) IaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.53%) Office 365
4 2 (0.53%) PaaS
4 2 (0.53%) SaaS
4 2 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.53%) Trello
5 1 (0.27%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.15%) HTTP
2 12 (3.21%) DVB
3 10 (2.67%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.07%) Firewall
5 3 (0.80%) DNS
5 3 (0.80%) VPN
6 2 (0.53%) FTP
6 2 (0.53%) Internet
6 2 (0.53%) NAS
6 2 (0.53%) SAN
6 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.27%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.27%) SSH
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.95%) MySQL
2 24 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.01%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.41%) Big Data
6 9 (2.41%) MS Access
7 7 (1.87%) DB2
8 6 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.34%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.34%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.34%) Redis
10 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.53%) GIS
12 2 (0.53%) IDOL
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 93 (24.87%) JIRA
2 69 (18.45%) Selenium
3 57 (15.24%) Git (software)
4 47 (12.57%) Jenkins
5 43 (11.50%) Cucumber
6 36 (9.63%) WebDriver
7 34 (9.09%) JMeter
7 34 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 31 (8.29%) JUnit
9 28 (7.49%) LoadRunner
10 25 (6.68%) Subversion
11 22 (5.88%) HP UFT
12 19 (5.08%) Maven
13 18 (4.81%) SonarQube
14 16 (4.28%) Ant
14 16 (4.28%) TeamCity
15 14 (3.74%) JBehave
15 14 (3.74%) Toad
16 9 (2.41%) CruiseControl
16 9 (2.41%) Selenium IDE
General
1 104 (27.81%) Finance
2 50 (13.37%) Banking
3 16 (4.28%) Investment Banking
3 16 (4.28%) Retail
4 13 (3.48%) Games
4 13 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.41%) Front Office
7 4 (1.07%) Advertising
7 4 (1.07%) Back Office
7 4 (1.07%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.80%) Marketing
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (26.47%) Analyst
2 92 (24.60%) Tester
3 72 (19.25%) Test Analyst
4 54 (14.44%) Developer
5 44 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 31 (8.29%) Test Engineer
7 28 (7.49%) Test Manager
8 26 (6.95%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.55%) Test Leader
10 16 (4.28%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.21%) Consultant
11 12 (3.21%) Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (2.94%) Banking Analyst
12 11 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
12 11 (2.94%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.67%) Functional Tester
13 10 (2.67%) Service Analyst
14 9 (2.41%) Agile Tester
14 9 (2.41%) Architect
15 8 (2.14%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.23%) Web Services
2 32 (8.56%) REST
2 32 (8.56%) RESTful
3 29 (7.75%) HTML
4 25 (6.68%) XML
5 23 (6.15%) CSS
5 23 (6.15%) JSON
6 20 (5.35%) SOAP
7 18 (4.81%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.81%) HTML5
8 17 (4.55%) .NET
9 16 (4.28%) Gherkin
10 15 (4.01%) CSS3
11 11 (2.94%) Kafka
11 11 (2.94%) Node.js
11 11 (2.94%) OAuth
11 11 (2.94%) SAML
11 11 (2.94%) XHTML
12 10 (2.67%) React
13 9 (2.41%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.08%) STB
3 17 (4.55%) User Experience
4 16 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.14%) Credit Risk
6 8 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.14%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.87%) EPoS
7 7 (1.87%) IPTV
8 5 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.34%) MPEG
9 4 (1.07%) Derivative
9 4 (1.07%) FMCG
9 4 (1.07%) Wiki
10 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.71%) Linux
2 53 (14.17%) Unix
3 34 (9.09%) Windows
4 13 (3.48%) Solaris
5 8 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.07%) Android
6 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.07%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (26.20%) Test Scripting
3 93 (24.87%) Scrum
4 92 (24.60%) Non-Functional Testing
5 79 (21.12%) Test Automation
6 75 (20.05%) Regression Testing
7 73 (19.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 67 (17.91%) TDD
9 50 (13.37%) BDD
9 50 (13.37%) Integration Testing
10 45 (12.03%) Software Testing
11 44 (11.76%) Automated Testing
12 43 (11.50%) Test Strategy
13 41 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (10.16%) Performance Testing
15 37 (9.89%) Defect Management
16 36 (9.63%) SDLC
17 30 (8.02%) Exploratory Testing
17 30 (8.02%) Manual Testing
18 27 (7.22%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 104 (27.81%) SQL
2 89 (23.80%) Java
3 57 (15.24%) Python
4 42 (11.23%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.42%) Ruby
6 19 (5.08%) Perl
7 18 (4.81%) Groovy
7 18 (4.81%) VBA
8 13 (3.48%) C
9 11 (2.94%) PHP
10 10 (2.67%) C#
11 9 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.41%) VBScript
12 8 (2.14%) C++
13 7 (1.87%) ES6
13 7 (1.87%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.87%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.60%) Scala
15 5 (1.34%) Clojure
15 5 (1.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 51 (13.64%) ISEB
2 36 (9.63%) ISTQB
3 32 (8.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (7.75%) Security Cleared
5 19 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.28%) Degree
7 11 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (17.65%) QA
2 12 (3.21%) SDET
3 4 (1.07%) MiFID
4 3 (0.80%) EMIR
5 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.53%) GxP
5 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.53%) SEPA
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.87%) Docker
3 2 (0.53%) NFS
3 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.27%) LXC
4 1 (0.27%) Postfix
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (1.34%) Puppet
4 3 (0.80%) Ansible
4 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.27%) Kibana
6 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.27%) logstash
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) Rancher
6 1 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.27%) yum
6 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (12.30%) HP
2 38 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.36%) Oracle
4 28 (7.49%) IBM
5 14 (3.74%) VMware
6 10 (2.67%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.41%) JD Edwards
8 8 (2.14%) Cognos
8 8 (2.14%) Google
8 8 (2.14%) SAP
8 8 (2.14%) SOASTA, Inc
9 7 (1.87%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.34%) Adobe
10 5 (1.34%) Citrix
10 5 (1.34%) Pega
11 4 (1.07%) NetApp
12 3 (0.80%) Apple
12 3 (0.80%) EMC
12 3 (0.80%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.53%) Green Hat
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