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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 257 273 207
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -66
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 168 157 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.70% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.83% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 90 176
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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
18217 18803 18933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.83% 83.68% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 13421 13967
Median daily rate £485 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 227 247
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
City of London -8 22 £450 -2.70% 7
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
Croydon -19 2 £360 +2.85%
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £250 -
Osterley - 1 £425 -
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 187 (54.52%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (26.53%) Java
3 82 (23.91%) Non-Functional Testing
4 76 (22.16%) SQL
4 76 (22.16%) Finance
5 75 (21.87%) JIRA
6 71 (20.70%) Selenium
7 69 (20.12%) Test Scripting
8 68 (19.83%) TDD
9 67 (19.53%) Git (software)
10 65 (18.95%) Scrum
11 62 (18.08%) Test Automation
12 58 (16.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (16.03%) QA
14 54 (15.74%) Jenkins
15 53 (15.45%) Regression Testing
16 52 (15.16%) JavaScript
17 50 (14.58%) Banking
18 49 (14.29%) BDD
19 42 (12.24%) Cucumber
20 41 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (10.79%) Windows
22 36 (10.50%) HTML
22 36 (10.50%) REST
23 35 (10.20%) Linux
23 35 (10.20%) Python
24 34 (9.91%) Test Strategy
25 33 (9.62%) Automation Testing
26 32 (9.33%) Microsoft
26 32 (9.33%) RESTful

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 15 (4.37%) Apache
1 15 (4.37%) Confluence
2 12 (3.50%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.92%) CMS
4 8 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.04%) JBoss
6 5 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.46%) Drupal
6 5 (1.46%) IIS
6 5 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.58%) CICS
10 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.29%) nginx
10 1 (0.29%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 29 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.66%) MS Office
4 13 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.62%) MS Project
6 2 (0.58%) Mingle
6 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.17%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.29%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.29%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.21%) Office 365
3 8 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.75%) GitHub
5 6 (1.75%) IaaS
5 6 (1.75%) PaaS
6 5 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.46%) Basecamp
6 5 (1.46%) G Suite
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.58%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.58%) Trello
8 1 (0.29%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.12%) HTTP
2 7 (2.04%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.17%) DNS
3 4 (1.17%) DVB
3 4 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.87%) DHCP
4 3 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (0.87%) GGSN
4 3 (0.87%) GPRS
4 3 (0.87%) GSM
4 3 (0.87%) LTE
4 3 (0.87%) SMTP
4 3 (0.87%) SNMP
4 3 (0.87%) UMTS
4 3 (0.87%) VoIP
4 3 (0.87%) VPN
5 2 (0.58%) Internet
5 2 (0.58%) Intranet
6 1 (0.29%) DSL
6 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.83%) MySQL
2 19 (5.54%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.33%) Big Data
6 7 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.04%) DB2
7 6 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.75%) MS Access
7 6 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.75%) Redis
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 75 (21.87%) JIRA
2 71 (20.70%) Selenium
3 67 (19.53%) Git (software)
4 54 (15.74%) Jenkins
5 42 (12.24%) Cucumber
6 27 (7.87%) JUnit
6 27 (7.87%) WebDriver
7 25 (7.29%) JMeter
7 25 (7.29%) Maven
8 24 (7.00%) Subversion
9 23 (6.71%) HP UFT
10 21 (6.12%) SoapUI
11 16 (4.66%) Ant
12 15 (4.37%) JBehave
13 13 (3.79%) LoadRunner
14 12 (3.50%) SonarQube
15 10 (2.92%) Capybara
15 10 (2.92%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (2.92%) SpecFlow
15 10 (2.92%) webpack
General
1 76 (22.16%) Finance
2 50 (14.58%) Banking
3 28 (8.16%) Retail
4 23 (6.71%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.96%) Front Office
6 14 (4.08%) Games
7 10 (2.92%) Back Office
7 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.75%) Marketing
8 6 (1.75%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.46%) Advertising
10 4 (1.17%) Publishing
11 2 (0.58%) Legal
11 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (29.15%) Analyst
2 73 (21.28%) Tester
3 72 (20.99%) Test Analyst
4 64 (18.66%) Developer
5 34 (9.91%) Automation Tester
6 24 (7.00%) Test Engineer
7 23 (6.71%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.54%) Java Developer
9 18 (5.25%) Test Manager
10 15 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
10 15 (4.37%) Test Leader
11 14 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (3.79%) Consultant
12 13 (3.79%) Functional Analyst
12 13 (3.79%) Functional Test Analyst
13 12 (3.50%) QA Tester
14 11 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (2.92%) Architect
15 10 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 9 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.50%) HTML
1 36 (10.50%) REST
2 32 (9.33%) RESTful
3 30 (8.75%) CSS
4 26 (7.58%) Web Services
5 25 (7.29%) AngularJS
6 23 (6.71%) HTML5
6 23 (6.71%) Node.js
7 21 (6.12%) CSS3
8 17 (4.96%) .NET
9 16 (4.66%) Gherkin
9 16 (4.66%) Kafka
9 16 (4.66%) XML
10 14 (4.08%) Express
10 14 (4.08%) JSON
10 14 (4.08%) React
11 12 (3.50%) Chai
11 12 (3.50%) Spring
12 11 (3.21%) XHTML
13 10 (2.92%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.41%) User Experience
3 14 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.92%) EPoS
6 9 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.62%) STB
7 8 (2.33%) Derivative
7 8 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.46%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.46%) Equities
9 5 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.46%) Statistics
9 5 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.17%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.17%) FMCG
10 4 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.87%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.79%) Windows
2 35 (10.20%) Linux
3 29 (8.45%) Unix
4 10 (2.92%) Mac OS
5 9 (2.62%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.62%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.04%) Android
7 6 (1.75%) Solaris
7 6 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.58%) zOS
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (54.52%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (23.91%) Non-Functional Testing
3 69 (20.12%) Test Scripting
4 68 (19.83%) TDD
5 65 (18.95%) Scrum
6 62 (18.08%) Test Automation
7 58 (16.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 53 (15.45%) Regression Testing
9 49 (14.29%) BDD
10 41 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (9.91%) Test Strategy
12 33 (9.62%) Automation Testing
13 31 (9.04%) Performance Testing
14 29 (8.45%) Automated Testing
15 28 (8.16%) Business Analysis
15 28 (8.16%) Unit Testing
16 26 (7.58%) Software Testing
17 25 (7.29%) Migration
17 25 (7.29%) OO
17 25 (7.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (26.53%) Java
2 76 (22.16%) SQL
3 52 (15.16%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.20%) Python
5 24 (7.00%) C#
6 23 (6.71%) Ruby
7 14 (4.08%) Groovy
8 12 (3.50%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.21%) ES6
9 11 (3.21%) Perl
9 11 (3.21%) VBA
10 10 (2.92%) Clojure
10 10 (2.92%) Scala
11 8 (2.33%) C++
12 6 (1.75%) PHP
12 6 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.46%) C
14 3 (0.87%) Jython
14 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 21 (6.12%) ISEB
3 19 (5.54%) Degree
4 14 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (16.03%) QA
2 20 (5.83%) SDET
3 4 (1.17%) MiFID
4 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) EMIR
6 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (3.50%) Docker
2 10 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.46%) XenApp
3 5 (1.46%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.29%) Postfix
6 1 (0.29%) Squid
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.21%) Puppet
3 9 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.75%) Ansible
5 5 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (1.17%) Capistrano
6 4 (1.17%) Nagios
7 3 (0.87%) SCCM
8 2 (0.58%) CA Endevor
8 2 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.58%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Kibana
9 1 (0.29%) logstash
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.29%) OpenView
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.29%) yum
9 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.58%) HP
2 26 (7.58%) IBM
3 24 (7.00%) Oracle
4 17 (4.96%) SAP
5 9 (2.62%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.62%) Google
6 6 (1.75%) Guidewire
6 6 (1.75%) Huawei
7 5 (1.46%) ForgeRock
7 5 (1.46%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.17%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.17%) VMware
8 4 (1.17%) Workday
9 3 (0.87%) Adobe
9 3 (0.87%) Citrix
9 3 (0.87%) Cognos
9 3 (0.87%) Reuters
9 3 (0.87%) Splunk
10 2 (0.58%) Twitter
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