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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 183 163 142
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 77 113 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 1.14% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.43% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 76
Median daily rate £388 £338 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £237 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £42.69 £40.00 £16.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% +136.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £30.53 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.34 £42.00 £20.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
6775 7881 7128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.38% 79.69% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4825 3971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 268 278
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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
Berkshire +14 29 £350 +19.65% 3
Hampshire -28 17 £450 +28.57% 3
Surrey +12 9 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex +8 7 £344 +9.04%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £203 -35.71% 2
Oxfordshire -9 4 £570 - 4
West Sussex -3 2 £525 +61.53%
Kent - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 85 (44.97%) Java
2 84 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (33.33%) Selenium
4 52 (27.51%) JIRA
5 49 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 47 (24.87%) SQL
7 45 (23.81%) XML
8 42 (22.22%) Cucumber
9 41 (21.69%) SoapUI
9 41 (21.69%) ISTQB
10 40 (21.16%) SC Cleared
11 38 (20.11%) JUnit
11 38 (20.11%) Regression Testing
12 37 (19.58%) Finance
13 36 (19.05%) QA
13 36 (19.05%) BDD
14 35 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (17.99%) Jenkins
15 34 (17.99%) Spring
15 34 (17.99%) HP
15 34 (17.99%) ISEB
16 33 (17.46%) Maven
17 32 (16.93%) JMeter
17 32 (16.93%) Web Services
18 31 (16.40%) Oracle
19 29 (15.34%) Performance Testing
19 29 (15.34%) Java EE
19 29 (15.34%) Gradle
20 28 (14.81%) Test Scripting
21 27 (14.29%) Confluence

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 27 (14.29%) Confluence
2 19 (10.05%) JBoss
3 16 (8.47%) IIS
4 13 (6.88%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.82%) Apache
6 8 (4.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.06%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.06%) CMS
8 2 (1.06%) Liferay
9 1 (0.53%) Documentum
9 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.53%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.53%) Maximo
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) GitHub
2 3 (1.59%) Force.com
3 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) SAN
2 8 (4.23%) HTTP
3 3 (1.59%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.59%) SSH
3 3 (1.59%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) ATM
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) DVB
4 1 (0.53%) FCoE
4 1 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (5.29%) SQL Server
1 10 (5.29%) VoltDB
2 3 (1.59%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.06%) QlikView
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (33.33%) Selenium
2 52 (27.51%) JIRA
3 42 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 41 (21.69%) SoapUI
5 38 (20.11%) JUnit
6 34 (17.99%) Jenkins
7 33 (17.46%) Maven
8 32 (16.93%) JMeter
9 29 (15.34%) Gradle
10 20 (10.58%) WebDriver
11 19 (10.05%) HP UFT
11 19 (10.05%) Subversion
12 18 (9.52%) Hudson
13 17 (8.99%) Ant
14 16 (8.47%) jMock
14 16 (8.47%) LoadRunner
15 13 (6.88%) Eclipse
16 12 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (5.82%) Checkstyle
17 11 (5.82%) FindBugs
General
1 37 (19.58%) Finance
2 22 (11.64%) Back Office
3 14 (7.41%) Front Office
4 8 (4.23%) Banking
5 4 (2.12%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.06%) Automotive
7 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (37.04%) Analyst
2 53 (28.04%) Test Analyst
3 38 (20.11%) Developer
4 33 (17.46%) Java Developer
5 19 (10.05%) Developer in Test
6 16 (8.47%) Automation Test Analyst
6 16 (8.47%) Test Engineer
7 15 (7.94%) Tester
8 14 (7.41%) Business Analyst
8 14 (7.41%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) QA Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Architect
11 9 (4.76%) Test Architect
11 9 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
12 8 (4.23%) Test Manager
13 7 (3.70%) Agile Developer
13 7 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
13 7 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
13 7 (3.70%) Data Analyst
13 7 (3.70%) Java Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.81%) XML
2 34 (17.99%) Spring
3 32 (16.93%) Web Services
4 29 (15.34%) Java EE
5 27 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 25 (13.23%) .NET
6 25 (13.23%) SOAP
7 24 (12.70%) REST
8 23 (12.17%) Ajax
9 20 (10.58%) HTML
10 16 (8.47%) JMS
10 16 (8.47%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (6.88%) JSP
12 11 (5.82%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (5.82%) Apache Camel
12 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET
13 10 (5.29%) JSON
14 9 (4.76%) Entity Framework
14 9 (4.76%) NHibernate
15 6 (3.17%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.35%) Statistics
4 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.59%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.06%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) CCTV
7 1 (0.53%) Contactless
7 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) PKI
7 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.53%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.29%) Unix
2 16 (8.47%) Linux
3 8 (4.23%) Windows
4 2 (1.06%) Solaris
4 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (20.11%) Regression Testing
3 36 (19.05%) BDD
4 35 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (15.34%) Performance Testing
6 28 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 27 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 25 (13.23%) Test Automation
9 24 (12.70%) Integration Testing
9 24 (12.70%) System Integration Testing
9 24 (12.70%) User Stories
10 23 (12.17%) Configuration Management
11 22 (11.64%) Fault Management
11 22 (11.64%) TDD
12 21 (11.11%) Capacity Management
12 21 (11.11%) Migration
12 21 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (10.58%) Use Case
14 19 (10.05%) Waterfall
15 18 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (44.97%) Java
2 47 (24.87%) SQL
3 21 (11.11%) C#
3 21 (11.11%) Groovy
3 21 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.35%) VB
5 6 (3.17%) VBScript
6 3 (1.59%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.06%) Perl
7 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.06%) Scala
7 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.53%) ABAP
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 41 (21.69%) ISTQB
3 40 (21.16%) SC Cleared
4 34 (17.99%) ISEB
5 22 (11.64%) Degree
6 15 (7.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (5.29%) CCNA
7 10 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.12%) SCCM
3 2 (1.06%) Ansible
3 2 (1.06%) Packer
3 2 (1.06%) Puppet
3 2 (1.06%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (1.06%) vRealize
4 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (17.99%) HP
2 31 (16.40%) Oracle
3 21 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.47%) Atlassian
4 16 (8.47%) Rally
5 9 (4.76%) VMware
6 7 (3.70%) IBM
7 6 (3.17%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.17%) Reuters
8 5 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.65%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.59%) SAP
10 2 (1.06%) Cisco
10 2 (1.06%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (1.06%) SolidFire
10 2 (1.06%) Talend
11 1 (0.53%) Arqiva
11 1 (0.53%) NetApp
11 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.53%) Veritas
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