The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 56 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.69% - 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% - 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Functional Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
422 601 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.88% 80.35% 71.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 396 235
Average daily rate £413 £410 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 44 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxford - 1 £375 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Remote Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) QARun
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
1 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Healthcare Manager
4 1 (11.11%) NHS Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Remote Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP