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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 50 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.58% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £250 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.21% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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
565 718 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.66% 75.42% 68.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 436 398
Median daily rate £403 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 25 (73.53%) Fault Management
2 18 (52.94%) Capacity Management
2 18 (52.94%) Back Office
3 17 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 14 (41.18%) Front Office
4 14 (41.18%) Validation
4 14 (41.18%) Statistics
5 13 (38.24%) People Management
6 8 (23.53%) Huawei
7 7 (20.59%) Java
7 7 (20.59%) SOAP
7 7 (20.59%) SoapUI
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Use Case
8 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.65%) XML
8 6 (17.65%) Unix
8 6 (17.65%) Network Design
9 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (5.88%) ISEB
11 2 (5.88%) SDLC
11 2 (5.88%) Selenium
12 1 (2.94%) QA
12 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
12 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
12 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center

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
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 18 (52.94%) Back Office
2 14 (41.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Support Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Integration Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
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 7 (20.59%) SOAP
2 6 (17.65%) 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 14 (41.18%) Statistics
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Fault Management
2 18 (52.94%) Capacity Management
3 17 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 14 (41.18%) Validation
5 13 (38.24%) People Management
6 6 (17.65%) Network Design
6 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Use Case
7 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.88%) SDLC
10 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.94%) BDD
10 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.94%) TDD
10 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 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 8 (23.53%) Huawei
2 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com