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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 16 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.24% 0.96% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.23% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £250 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
577 734 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.93% 78.59% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 442 356
Median daily rate £425 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 27 (84.38%) Fault Management
2 20 (62.50%) Capacity Management
2 20 (62.50%) Back Office
3 19 (59.38%) Configuration Management
4 16 (50.00%) Validation
4 16 (50.00%) Front Office
4 16 (50.00%) Statistics
5 13 (40.63%) People Management
6 9 (28.13%) Huawei
7 5 (15.63%) Network Design
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) SOAP
8 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.25%) BDD
9 2 (6.25%) Use Case
9 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.25%) XML
9 2 (6.25%) Unix
9 2 (6.25%) ISEB
9 2 (6.25%) TDD
9 2 (6.25%) Java
10 1 (3.13%) Degree
10 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.13%) Scrum

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 (3.13%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 20 (62.50%) Back Office
2 16 (50.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (3.13%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Fault Management
2 20 (62.50%) Capacity Management
3 19 (59.38%) Configuration Management
4 16 (50.00%) Validation
5 13 (40.63%) People Management
6 5 (15.63%) Network Design
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.25%) BDD
8 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.25%) TDD
8 2 (6.25%) Use Case
9 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Scrum
9 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.13%) UML
9 1 (3.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Huawei
2 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com