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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank - 75 82
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £398 £300
% change year-on-year
-35.84% +32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
583 744 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.56% 73.37% 68.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 346 278
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java