The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 221 220 209
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 17 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
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£375 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £170 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
Functional Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -25 7 £325 +9.98%
Surrey 0 5 £450 +176.92% 1
Berkshire +5 4 £350 -6.66% 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (52.17%) HP
2 22 (47.83%) ISTQB
3 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
4 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
5 19 (41.30%) HTML
6 18 (39.13%) Oracle
6 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
7 17 (36.96%) Test Automation
7 17 (36.96%) Knowledge Management
7 17 (36.96%) JSP
7 17 (36.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (34.78%) CRM
8 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
9 15 (32.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (32.61%) Project Management
9 15 (32.61%) C#
9 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
9 15 (32.61%) VB
9 15 (32.61%) .NET
9 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
11 13 (28.26%) Java
12 11 (23.91%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (17.39%) JIRA
14 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
15 7 (15.22%) Scrum
15 7 (15.22%) JMeter
16 6 (13.04%) Apache
16 6 (13.04%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (13.04%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) Liferay
2 3 (6.52%) Alfresco
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) GitHub
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DAB
2 1 (2.17%) FCoE
2 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (17.39%) JIRA
3 7 (15.22%) JMeter
4 6 (13.04%) Subversion
5 5 (10.87%) Selenium
5 5 (10.87%) Rational Functional Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.87%) JUnit
5 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.52%) Gradle
7 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
8 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
3 14 (30.43%) Tester
4 7 (15.22%) Test Leader
5 6 (13.04%) Functional Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.70%) Test Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) SAP Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) HTML
2 17 (36.96%) JSP
3 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 15 (32.61%) .NET
4 6 (13.04%) Spring
5 3 (6.52%) Struts
6 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 2 (4.35%) XML
6 2 (4.35%) XSLT
6 2 (4.35%) Servlets
6 2 (4.35%) SOAP
6 2 (4.35%) J2EE
6 2 (4.35%) XHTML
6 2 (4.35%) Velocity
6 2 (4.35%) JSR 168
7 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Solaris
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Test Automation
1 17 (36.96%) Knowledge Management
2 16 (34.78%) CRM
3 15 (32.61%) Project Management
3 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Scrum
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.52%) TDD
11 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
11 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.52%) BDD
11 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 15 (32.61%) C#
2 15 (32.61%) VB
3 13 (28.26%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Groovy
4 2 (4.35%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
3 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 17 (36.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (13.04%) ISEB
5 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) HP
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
3 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) IBM
5 3 (6.52%) GigaSpaces
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas
6 1 (2.17%) CA
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
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