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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 154 183 122
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -61
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 112 86 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 0.91% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.15% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 60
Median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.10 £16.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £35.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +72.83%
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
7170 7498 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.58% 79.66% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 4359 3857
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 243 260
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 28 £450 +38.46% 5
Surrey +15 24 £450 - 4
Berkshire +2 23 £335 +34.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £215 -32.81% 4
West Sussex -4 8 £293 -6.40%
East Sussex +10 7 £350 -12.50% 3
Oxfordshire +14 5 £290 -22.66% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 72 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.16%) Java
3 51 (26.02%) Selenium
4 49 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 48 (24.49%) JIRA
5 48 (24.49%) SQL
6 45 (22.96%) XML
7 41 (20.92%) Cucumber
8 40 (20.41%) ISTQB
9 39 (19.90%) SoapUI
10 37 (18.88%) SC Cleared
10 37 (18.88%) Unit Testing
11 36 (18.37%) JUnit
11 36 (18.37%) HP
12 35 (17.86%) Oracle
12 35 (17.86%) QA
13 34 (17.35%) Integration Testing
14 33 (16.84%) Test Scripting
15 31 (15.82%) Finance
16 30 (15.31%) ISEB
16 30 (15.31%) Unix
16 30 (15.31%) Spring
16 30 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (15.31%) BDD
17 29 (14.80%) Test Automation
18 27 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (13.78%) Maven
19 26 (13.27%) SOAP
19 26 (13.27%) JMeter
19 26 (13.27%) Jenkins

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (10.71%) Confluence
1 21 (10.71%) JBoss
2 13 (6.63%) IIS
3 9 (4.59%) Apache
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (4.59%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.51%) Drupal
6 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.10%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (2.55%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.51%) Maximo
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.51%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Force.com
1 2 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) SAN
2 9 (4.59%) HTTP
3 5 (2.55%) RTP
4 3 (1.53%) DNS
4 3 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.02%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (1.02%) SMTP
5 2 (1.02%) SNMP
5 2 (1.02%) VoIP
6 1 (0.51%) ATM
6 1 (0.51%) DVB
6 1 (0.51%) FCoE
6 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) VoltDB
3 5 (2.55%) Data Mining
3 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) QlikView
6 1 (0.51%) Informix
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (26.02%) Selenium
2 48 (24.49%) JIRA
3 41 (20.92%) Cucumber
4 39 (19.90%) SoapUI
5 36 (18.37%) JUnit
6 27 (13.78%) Maven
7 26 (13.27%) Jenkins
7 26 (13.27%) JMeter
8 25 (12.76%) Gradle
9 23 (11.73%) HP UFT
10 19 (9.69%) Subversion
11 17 (8.67%) WebDriver
12 16 (8.16%) LoadRunner
13 15 (7.65%) Hudson
14 13 (6.63%) Ant
14 13 (6.63%) jMock
15 11 (5.61%) Checkstyle
15 11 (5.61%) FindBugs
16 10 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (5.10%) JBehave
General
1 31 (15.82%) Finance
2 20 (10.20%) Back Office
3 15 (7.65%) Front Office
4 13 (6.63%) Billing
5 8 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.57%) Banking
7 4 (2.04%) Retail
8 2 (1.02%) Automotive
8 2 (1.02%) Electronics
8 2 (1.02%) Military
8 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (34.69%) Analyst
2 55 (28.06%) Test Analyst
3 32 (16.33%) Developer
4 25 (12.76%) Java Developer
5 17 (8.67%) Consultant
5 17 (8.67%) Developer in Test
6 15 (7.65%) Tester
7 13 (6.63%) QA Engineer
8 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 12 (6.12%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (5.10%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 8 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
10 8 (4.08%) Java Analyst Developer
10 8 (4.08%) Test Automation Developer
10 8 (4.08%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.57%) Java Engineer
11 7 (3.57%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.96%) XML
2 30 (15.31%) Spring
3 26 (13.27%) SOAP
4 25 (12.76%) Hibernate
4 25 (12.76%) Java EE
4 25 (12.76%) Web Services
5 18 (9.18%) REST
6 17 (8.67%) .NET
6 17 (8.67%) HTML
7 14 (7.14%) JMS
8 13 (6.63%) Ajax
8 13 (6.63%) JSP
8 13 (6.63%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
9 12 (6.12%) Apache Camel
9 12 (6.12%) Entity Framework
9 12 (6.12%) NHibernate
10 10 (5.10%) ASP.NET
10 10 (5.10%) JSON
11 6 (3.06%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (6.63%) Statistics
3 11 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.53%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 2 (1.02%) PKI
5 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.02%) STB
5 2 (1.02%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.51%) CCTV
6 1 (0.51%) Contactless
6 1 (0.51%) iPad
6 1 (0.51%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Physics
6 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.31%) Unix
2 21 (10.71%) Linux
3 12 (6.12%) Windows
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.88%) Unit Testing
3 34 (17.35%) Integration Testing
4 33 (16.84%) Test Scripting
5 30 (15.31%) BDD
5 30 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (14.80%) Test Automation
7 27 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (12.76%) Regression Testing
9 23 (11.73%) System Integration Testing
10 21 (10.71%) Configuration Management
10 21 (10.71%) Waterfall
11 20 (10.20%) Capacity Management
11 20 (10.20%) Fault Management
11 20 (10.20%) Performance Testing
12 19 (9.69%) Migration
12 19 (9.69%) Network Design
12 19 (9.69%) Use Case
13 18 (9.18%) CRM
14 17 (8.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.16%) Java
2 48 (24.49%) SQL
3 18 (9.18%) C#
4 17 (8.67%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.65%) Groovy
6 11 (5.61%) ABAP
6 11 (5.61%) VB
7 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.02%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.02%) C++
8 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) R
9 1 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (20.41%) ISTQB
3 37 (18.88%) SC Cleared
4 30 (15.31%) ISEB
5 19 (9.69%) Degree
6 14 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (4.59%) CCNA
7 9 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Docker
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.53%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (18.37%) HP
2 35 (17.86%) Oracle
3 20 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.14%) SAP
5 13 (6.63%) Rally
6 12 (6.12%) Atlassian
7 9 (4.59%) VMware
8 6 (3.06%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.06%) Reuters
8 6 (3.06%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.55%) IBM
10 4 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.53%) Guidewire
12 2 (1.02%) Cisco
12 2 (1.02%) EMC
12 2 (1.02%) Huawei
13 1 (0.51%) NetApp
13 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.51%) Remedy
13 1 (0.51%) Veritas
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday