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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 60 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.98% 1.20% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.66% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £335 £270 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% +1.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
714 663 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.46% 72.46% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 337 375
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.13 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £38.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 16 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (40.00%) Back Office
1 16 (40.00%) Fault Management
1 16 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 15 (37.50%) Network Design
3 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Validation
4 11 (27.50%) Statistics
4 11 (27.50%) Front Office
5 10 (25.00%) ABAP
5 10 (25.00%) SAP
5 10 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
5 10 (25.00%) Billing
5 10 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) SOAP
6 8 (20.00%) XML
6 8 (20.00%) Java
7 7 (17.50%) Unix
7 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
9 5 (12.50%) RTP
9 5 (12.50%) VoIP
9 5 (12.50%) SMTP
9 5 (12.50%) SNMP
9 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.50%) DNS
9 5 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
9 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 5 (12.50%) Use Case
9 5 (12.50%) People Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Drupal
2 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (12.50%) DNS
1 5 (12.50%) RTP
1 5 (12.50%) SMTP
1 5 (12.50%) SNMP
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) QlikView
2 1 (2.50%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.50%) JUnit
3 2 (5.00%) Build Forge
4 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.50%) JBehave
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) JMeter
4 1 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (40.00%) Back Office
2 11 (27.50%) Front Office
3 10 (25.00%) Billing
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Consultant
1 10 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
1 10 (25.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Back Office Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Designer
8 1 (2.50%) Developer in Test
8 1 (2.50%) Software Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Integrator
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Designer
8 1 (2.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) SOAP
1 8 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.00%) J2EE
4 2 (5.00%) JAX-WS
4 2 (5.00%) JMS
4 2 (5.00%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) Spring
4 2 (5.00%) Spring Integration
4 2 (5.00%) XSLT
5 1 (2.50%) Java EE
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Statistics
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 16 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (40.00%) Fault Management
2 15 (37.50%) Network Design
3 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Validation
5 10 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.50%) People Management
6 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.50%) BDD
8 1 (2.50%) Project Management
8 1 (2.50%) SDLC
8 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.50%) User Stories
8 1 (2.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) ABAP
2 8 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) SAP
2 5 (12.50%) Huawei
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Intel
4 1 (2.50%) Sitecore