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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 58 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.83% 1.12% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.40% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Median daily rate £450 £331 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% +21.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £368 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-32.60% +119.04%

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
493 430 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 81.35% 80.52% 83.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 340 355
Median daily rate £475 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% +11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.90 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Redis
5 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
5 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) VisualVM
5 2 (25.00%) YourKit
5 2 (25.00%) GitHub
5 2 (25.00%) JAX-RS
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Linux

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (25.00%) VisualVM
2 2 (25.00%) YourKit
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) High Availability
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA