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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 26 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.27% 1.68% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.23% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £299 £358 £292
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £358 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £358 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
127 179 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 80.38% 75.21% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 123 130
Median daily rate £350 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £17.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.00 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) Struts
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) IntelliJ
1 2 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) GigaSpaces
1 2 (66.67%) Velocity
1 2 (66.67%) JSR 168
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Alfresco
1 2 (66.67%) Groovy

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 2 (66.67%) Alfresco
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Liferay
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) GitHub
2 1 (33.33%) FinancialForce.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
1 2 (66.67%) IntelliJ
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JSR 168
1 2 (66.67%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Struts
1 2 (66.67%) Velocity
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Groovy
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com