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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 359 393 376
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -17
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 56 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 34
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £275 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -17.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
18886 18915 19605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.63% 79.01% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13486 13134 13711
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +6 14 £385 -16.75%
Hammersmith -3 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 £410 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (29.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.84%) SQL
3 21 (23.60%) HP
3 21 (23.60%) QA
4 20 (22.47%) Oracle
4 20 (22.47%) MS Office
5 19 (21.35%) Security Cleared
6 18 (20.22%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (19.10%) Finance
7 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
7 17 (19.10%) Automated Testing
8 16 (17.98%) Test Management
8 16 (17.98%) ISEB
9 15 (16.85%) Scrum
9 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
10 14 (15.73%) Selenium
10 14 (15.73%) Software Testing
10 14 (15.73%) HP UFT
11 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.61%) Regression Testing
11 13 (14.61%) JIRA
11 13 (14.61%) Degree
11 13 (14.61%) System Testing
12 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
12 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
12 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
12 12 (13.48%) JUnit
12 12 (13.48%) Java
13 11 (12.36%) XML

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (6.74%) CMS
2 3 (3.37%) Lync
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (22.47%) MS Office
2 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.12%) HipChat
5 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) ADSL
1 4 (4.49%) LAN
1 4 (4.49%) WLAN
1 4 (4.49%) WAN
1 4 (4.49%) DHCP
1 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.49%) VPN
1 4 (4.49%) DNS
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) MySQL
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) MS Access
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) HP UFT
1 14 (15.73%) Selenium
2 13 (14.61%) JIRA
3 12 (13.48%) JUnit
4 7 (7.87%) LoadRunner
4 7 (7.87%) SoapUI
5 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.62%) Rational Functional Tester
6 5 (5.62%) RequisitePro
6 5 (5.62%) Rational Robot
7 4 (4.49%) JMeter
8 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.25%) Spock
9 1 (1.12%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.12%) WebLOAD
9 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.12%) DbUnit
9 1 (1.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Retail
3 7 (7.87%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Law
5 3 (3.37%) Billing
5 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.37%) Publishing
5 3 (3.37%) Games
6 2 (2.25%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (1.12%) Front Office
7 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Test Manager
2 26 (29.21%) Analyst
3 18 (20.22%) Tester
4 16 (17.98%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Functional Tester
6 5 (5.62%) Test Leader
6 5 (5.62%) Functional Test Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.25%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.25%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.25%) Consultant
9 2 (2.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) XML
2 6 (6.74%) SOAP
3 5 (5.62%) HTML
4 4 (4.49%) JSON
5 3 (3.37%) .NET
5 3 (3.37%) XSL
6 2 (2.25%) Web Services
6 2 (2.25%) CSS
7 1 (1.12%) XSD
7 1 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.12%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.12%) jQuery
7 1 (1.12%) RESTful
7 1 (1.12%) Sphinx
7 1 (1.12%) PHP-FPM
7 1 (1.12%) J2EE
7 1 (1.12%) XSLT
7 1 (1.12%) Middleware
7 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.25%) Online Games
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) W3C
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) STB
5 1 (1.12%) Derivative
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
1 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.49%) Android
2 4 (4.49%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
2 4 (4.49%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.12%) UNIX
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.12%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.10%) Automated Testing
3 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.98%) Test Management
5 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
5 15 (16.85%) Scrum
6 14 (15.73%) Software Testing
7 13 (14.61%) Regression Testing
7 13 (14.61%) System Testing
8 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.99%) Use Case
10 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.74%) V-Model
11 6 (6.74%) Identity Management
11 6 (6.74%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Project Management
12 5 (5.62%) UML
12 5 (5.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) Java
3 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.74%) PHP
3 6 (6.74%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.62%) C
5 4 (4.49%) VBA
5 4 (4.49%) Python
5 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.37%) XPath
7 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.12%) C#
7 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (21.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.98%) ISEB
3 13 (14.61%) Degree
4 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.37%) MCP
6 3 (3.37%) MCSA
7 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.62%) SCCM
3 4 (4.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) HP
2 20 (22.47%) Oracle
3 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.62%) Splunk
4 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) Dell
5 4 (4.49%) Citrix
5 4 (4.49%) Apple
5 4 (4.49%) McAfee
6 3 (3.37%) Polycom
6 3 (3.37%) Cisco
6 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 2 (2.25%) Ariba
8 1 (1.12%) Retek
8 1 (1.12%) Siebel
8 1 (1.12%) Twitter
8 1 (1.12%) Zend
8 1 (1.12%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (1.12%) WorldPay