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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 23 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.60% - 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% - 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
132 217 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 79.04% 83.14% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 126 119
Median daily rate £413 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough 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 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 27 May 2016, 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 Slough region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (33.33%) nmon
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) JProfiler
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Introscope
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Introscope
1 1 (33.33%) JProfiler
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (33.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com