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 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.56% 2.15% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.71% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £350 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £255 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
569 812 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.94% 79.45% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 479 363
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 February 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 24 (80.00%) Fault Management
2 17 (56.67%) Back Office
2 17 (56.67%) Capacity Management
3 16 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 14 (46.67%) Validation
4 14 (46.67%) Front Office
4 14 (46.67%) Statistics
5 11 (36.67%) People Management
6 9 (30.00%) Huawei
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Network Design
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (10.00%) QA
9 2 (6.67%) Bug Management
9 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) BDD
9 2 (6.67%) API Testing
9 2 (6.67%) ISEB
9 2 (6.67%) TDD
10 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
10 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.33%) SaaS
10 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (3.33%) C#

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 (3.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
1 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (56.67%) Back Office
2 14 (46.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) REST
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (3.33%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (3.33%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Fault Management
2 17 (56.67%) Capacity Management
3 16 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 14 (46.67%) Statistics
4 14 (46.67%) Validation
5 11 (36.67%) People Management
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Network Design
7 3 (10.00%) SDLC
8 2 (6.67%) API Testing
8 2 (6.67%) BDD
8 2 (6.67%) Bug Management
8 2 (6.67%) TDD
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
9 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C#
1 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Huawei
2 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com