The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Slough region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.78% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £399 £284
% change year-on-year
-35.42% +40.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
212 168 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 82.49% 71.49% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 89 80
Average daily rate £350 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -18.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £44.50 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.21% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Functional Testing
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) JDBC
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) Toad
2 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) ODBC
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Introscope
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) Alfresco
2 1 (33.33%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Toad
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Introscope
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (66.67%) JProfiler
2 1 (33.33%) Gradle
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) ODBC
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Velocity
2 1 (33.33%) JSR 168
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) Struts
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Groovy
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) GigaSpaces