The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 45 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 14 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 0.39% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £388 £288 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% +64.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
Functional Testing
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
523 762 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.40% 73.69% 70.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 512 327
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.46 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 Reading

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Reading region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 21 (61.76%) Back Office
1 21 (61.76%) Fault Management
1 21 (61.76%) Capacity Management
2 20 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 18 (52.94%) Network Design
4 14 (41.18%) Validation
4 14 (41.18%) Front Office
5 13 (38.24%) People Management
6 12 (35.29%) Statistics
7 10 (29.41%) Java
7 10 (29.41%) SOAP
7 10 (29.41%) SoapUI
8 9 (26.47%) Use Case
8 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
8 9 (26.47%) XML
8 9 (26.47%) Unix
9 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.88%) Finance
10 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.88%) Selenium
10 2 (5.88%) QlikView
10 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (2.94%) SaaS

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 21 (61.76%) Back Office
2 14 (41.18%) Front Office
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Support Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Integration Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Integration Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Packet Switch Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Architect
6 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) SOA Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) SOAP
2 9 (26.47%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) Flash
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Statistics
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Capacity Management
1 21 (61.76%) Fault Management
2 20 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 18 (52.94%) Network Design
4 14 (41.18%) Validation
5 13 (38.24%) People Management
6 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
6 9 (26.47%) Use Case
7 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.94%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.94%) SDLC
9 1 (2.94%) SOA
9 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com