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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 64 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £283
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) STB
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center