The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 28 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.80% 3.21% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 4.39% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate £340 £287 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +20.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
210 228 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 83.67% 73.08% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 137 107
Average daily rate £390 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £257 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £33.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £35.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Slough region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Slough region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (50.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) nmon
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Introscope
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) JDBC
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) ODBC
2 2 (50.00%) Unix

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Introscope
2 2 (50.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) Protractor
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) JDBC
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) ODBC
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (50.00%) nmon
2 1 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CA
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft