The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 40 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.69% 2.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate £344 £273 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -13.33%
Functional Testing
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
248 299 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.81% 81.69% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 197 80
Average daily rate £425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.10 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Oxford region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Oxford region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CA LISA
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Protractor
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) CA

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Protractor
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) HP