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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 186 167 151
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 87 100 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.04% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.31% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 56
Median daily rate £384 £331 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £42.69 £40.00 £18.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% +118.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £28.56 £16.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.34 £44.00 £20.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
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
7188 7636 7022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.40% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4380 4694 3920
Median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 249 264
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +24 28 £356 +1.78% 2
Hampshire -34 17 £450 +33.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £196 -38.67% 3
Surrey +6 9 £400 -11.11% 2
West Sussex +3 8 £318 -2.30%
Oxfordshire 0 5 £570 +75.38% 1
East Sussex +11 4 £347 - 1
Kent +13 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 80 (43.24%) Java
2 78 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (30.27%) Selenium
4 49 (26.49%) JIRA
4 49 (26.49%) Security Cleared
5 46 (24.86%) SQL
5 46 (24.86%) XML
6 40 (21.62%) SC Cleared
6 40 (21.62%) SoapUI
7 39 (21.08%) ISTQB
8 38 (20.54%) Cucumber
9 37 (20.00%) HP
10 35 (18.92%) Regression Testing
10 35 (18.92%) QA
11 34 (18.38%) Finance
12 33 (17.84%) JUnit
12 33 (17.84%) BDD
13 31 (16.76%) ISEB
13 31 (16.76%) Maven
14 30 (16.22%) Spring
14 30 (16.22%) Oracle
14 30 (16.22%) Jenkins
15 29 (15.68%) Test Scripting
15 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (15.68%) Unix
16 28 (15.14%) Web Services
16 28 (15.14%) Test Automation
17 27 (14.59%) SOAP
17 27 (14.59%) JMeter
18 26 (14.05%) Java EE

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 24 (12.97%) Confluence
2 17 (9.19%) JBoss
3 13 (7.03%) IIS
4 10 (5.41%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.86%) Apache
6 6 (3.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.08%) CMS
8 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.54%) Documentum
8 1 (0.54%) Liferay
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.54%) Maximo
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.62%) Force.com
2 2 (1.08%) GitHub
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.95%) SAN
2 6 (3.24%) HTTP
3 3 (1.62%) SSH
3 3 (1.62%) SSL
4 2 (1.08%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.54%) ATM
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) DVB
5 1 (0.54%) FCoE
5 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 10 (5.41%) VoltDB
2 9 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.62%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) QlikView
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (30.27%) Selenium
2 49 (26.49%) JIRA
3 40 (21.62%) SoapUI
4 38 (20.54%) Cucumber
5 33 (17.84%) JUnit
6 31 (16.76%) Maven
7 30 (16.22%) Jenkins
8 27 (14.59%) JMeter
9 25 (13.51%) Gradle
10 24 (12.97%) HP UFT
11 19 (10.27%) LoadRunner
12 18 (9.73%) WebDriver
13 17 (9.19%) Subversion
14 15 (8.11%) Hudson
15 14 (7.57%) Ant
16 13 (7.03%) jMock
17 12 (6.49%) Eclipse
18 10 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 10 (5.41%) Checkstyle
18 10 (5.41%) FindBugs
General
1 34 (18.38%) Finance
2 22 (11.89%) Back Office
3 15 (8.11%) Front Office
4 6 (3.24%) Banking
5 4 (2.16%) Retail
6 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.08%) Automotive
7 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (34.59%) Analyst
2 50 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 35 (18.92%) Developer
4 29 (15.68%) Java Developer
5 19 (10.27%) Developer in Test
6 16 (8.65%) Test Engineer
7 15 (8.11%) Architect
7 15 (8.11%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (7.03%) Tester
9 12 (6.49%) Business Analyst
10 11 (5.95%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.41%) Test Architect
12 9 (4.86%) Test Automation Developer
12 9 (4.86%) Test Manager
13 7 (3.78%) Analyst Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Java Analyst Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Test Automation Engineer
14 6 (3.24%) Agile Java Developer
14 6 (3.24%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.86%) XML
2 30 (16.22%) Spring
3 28 (15.14%) Web Services
4 27 (14.59%) SOAP
5 26 (14.05%) Java EE
6 25 (13.51%) .NET
7 23 (12.43%) Hibernate
8 20 (10.81%) Ajax
8 20 (10.81%) HTML
8 20 (10.81%) REST
9 14 (7.57%) JSP
10 13 (7.03%) JMS
10 13 (7.03%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (5.95%) ASP.NET
12 10 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (5.41%) Apache Camel
12 10 (5.41%) JSON
13 9 (4.86%) Entity Framework
13 9 (4.86%) NHibernate
14 6 (3.24%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.03%) Statistics
3 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.62%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.08%) PKI
5 2 (1.08%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) CCTV
6 1 (0.54%) Contactless
6 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.54%) Handset
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.68%) Unix
2 16 (8.65%) Linux
3 8 (4.32%) Windows
4 3 (1.62%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) AIX
6 1 (0.54%) Solaris
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.92%) Regression Testing
3 33 (17.84%) BDD
4 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (15.68%) Test Scripting
5 28 (15.14%) Test Automation
6 24 (12.97%) Performance Testing
7 23 (12.43%) System Integration Testing
7 23 (12.43%) Unit Testing
8 22 (11.89%) Configuration Management
8 22 (11.89%) Use Case
8 22 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (11.35%) Capacity Management
9 21 (11.35%) Fault Management
10 20 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 20 (10.81%) User Stories
11 19 (10.27%) Network Design
12 18 (9.73%) Migration
12 18 (9.73%) TDD
12 18 (9.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 80 (43.24%) Java
2 46 (24.86%) SQL
3 20 (10.81%) C#
3 20 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 17 (9.19%) Groovy
5 12 (6.49%) VB
6 6 (3.24%) VBScript
7 3 (1.62%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.54%) ABAP
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.54%) R
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) Scala
9 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (26.49%) Security Cleared
2 40 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 39 (21.08%) ISTQB
4 31 (16.76%) ISEB
5 19 (10.27%) Degree
6 15 (8.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (5.41%) CCNA
7 10 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.54%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.92%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO22301
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (11.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.16%) SCCM
3 2 (1.08%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) Packer
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
4 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (20.00%) HP
2 30 (16.22%) Oracle
3 20 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.57%) Rally
5 13 (7.03%) Atlassian
6 10 (5.41%) IBM
7 8 (4.32%) VMware
8 6 (3.24%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.24%) Reuters
9 5 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.70%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.62%) SAP
11 2 (1.08%) Cisco
11 2 (1.08%) Talend
12 1 (0.54%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.54%) NetApp
12 1 (0.54%) Pega
12 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.54%) Veritas
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