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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 171 178 170
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 86 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.95% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.22% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 53 36
Average daily rate £338 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £248 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
6728 7288 6385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 77.43% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 4014 3407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 31 £350 -26.31% 2
Berkshire +4 23 £395 +21.53% 3
Surrey -22 12 £300 -33.33% 6
Oxfordshire -1 6 £331 +21.55% 6
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £370 +39.62% 8
East Sussex +9 4 £291 -14.96% 3
West Sussex +9 3 £325 +13.04%
Kent -7 2 £450 +28.57%
Middlesex -3 1 £315 -20.00%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 79 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.12%) Selenium
3 61 (31.61%) Oracle
4 59 (30.57%) Test Automation
5 56 (29.02%) HP
6 51 (26.42%) Cucumber
7 47 (24.35%) Java
8 45 (23.32%) Test Scripting
9 44 (22.80%) SQL
10 43 (22.28%) Security Cleared
11 40 (20.73%) HP UFT
11 40 (20.73%) Software Testing
11 40 (20.73%) JIRA
12 39 (20.21%) SC Cleared
13 38 (19.69%) BDD
14 37 (19.17%) Scrum
15 36 (18.65%) Integration Testing
16 35 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (17.10%) Test Management
18 32 (16.58%) Unit Testing
18 32 (16.58%) Non-Functional Testing
18 32 (16.58%) Microsoft
19 31 (16.06%) ISTQB
20 30 (15.54%) C#
20 30 (15.54%) .NET
21 29 (15.03%) JUnit
21 29 (15.03%) Test Strategy
22 27 (13.99%) User Acceptance Testing
23 26 (13.47%) QA
23 26 (13.47%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 20 (10.36%) JBoss
2 4 (2.07%) Confluence
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (2.07%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.55%) Apache
3 3 (1.55%) CMS
3 3 (1.55%) IIS
3 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.52%) Drupal
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) MS Office
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.15%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.04%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.52%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.52%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) HTTP
2 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.59%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (2.59%) DNS
3 5 (2.59%) SMTP
3 5 (2.59%) SNMP
3 5 (2.59%) VoIP
4 4 (2.07%) RTP
5 3 (1.55%) FTP
5 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.52%) DVB
6 1 (0.52%) Firewall
6 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.29%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.25%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.63%) Data Mining
5 5 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.07%) Informix
6 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.55%) VoltDB
8 2 (1.04%) MySQL
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 62 (32.12%) Selenium
2 51 (26.42%) Cucumber
3 40 (20.73%) HP UFT
3 40 (20.73%) JIRA
4 29 (15.03%) JUnit
5 26 (13.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (12.44%) SoapUI
7 20 (10.36%) Subversion
7 20 (10.36%) WebDriver
8 18 (9.33%) Gradle
9 17 (8.81%) SpecFlow
10 16 (8.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (7.77%) Checkstyle
11 15 (7.77%) FindBugs
12 12 (6.22%) Artifactory
13 10 (5.18%) Git (software)
14 8 (4.15%) Jenkins
14 8 (4.15%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (3.63%) JMeter
16 6 (3.11%) Maven
General
1 26 (13.47%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.81%) Finance
3 11 (5.70%) Billing
4 8 (4.15%) Back Office
4 8 (4.15%) Front Office
5 6 (3.11%) Banking
6 4 (2.07%) Military
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Games
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (34.72%) Analyst
2 57 (29.53%) Test Analyst
3 32 (16.58%) Consultant
4 26 (13.47%) Tester
5 25 (12.95%) Developer
6 19 (9.84%) Test Consultant
7 12 (6.22%) Test Manager
8 11 (5.70%) Automation Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.18%) Integration Analyst
9 10 (5.18%) Integration Test Analyst
9 10 (5.18%) SAP Consultant
10 9 (4.66%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.15%) Back Office Engineer
11 8 (4.15%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 7 (3.63%) Automation Specialist
12 7 (3.63%) Manual Test Analyst
12 7 (3.63%) Test Automation Specialist
12 7 (3.63%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.54%) .NET
2 21 (10.88%) Spring
3 17 (8.81%) Web Services
3 17 (8.81%) XML
4 16 (8.29%) ActiveMQ
4 16 (8.29%) Apache Camel
4 16 (8.29%) HTML
5 15 (7.77%) REST
6 14 (7.25%) Hibernate
7 13 (6.74%) ASP.NET
8 11 (5.70%) Entity Framework
8 11 (5.70%) NHibernate
8 11 (5.70%) SOAP
9 7 (3.63%) Java EE
10 6 (3.11%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.59%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.59%) JMS
12 4 (2.07%) Middleware
12 4 (2.07%) SAP Smart Forms
13 3 (1.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.15%) Statistics
3 4 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.07%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.07%) STB
4 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (0.52%) CESG
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.52%) FMCG
6 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) IPTV
6 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.88%) Linux
2 18 (9.33%) Unix
3 14 (7.25%) Windows
4 3 (1.55%) Solaris
5 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.57%) Test Automation
3 45 (23.32%) Test Scripting
4 40 (20.73%) Software Testing
5 38 (19.69%) BDD
6 37 (19.17%) Scrum
7 36 (18.65%) Integration Testing
8 35 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (17.10%) Test Management
10 32 (16.58%) Non-Functional Testing
10 32 (16.58%) Unit Testing
11 29 (15.03%) Test Strategy
12 27 (13.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (12.95%) Waterfall
14 24 (12.44%) Mentoring
14 24 (12.44%) Regression Testing
15 22 (11.40%) Automated Testing
15 22 (11.40%) CRM
16 21 (10.88%) System Integration Testing
17 20 (10.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.35%) Java
2 44 (22.80%) SQL
3 30 (15.54%) C#
4 23 (11.92%) VB
5 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.70%) C++
7 8 (4.15%) ABAP
8 7 (3.63%) VBScript
9 6 (3.11%) F#
10 5 (2.59%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.55%) Groovy
11 3 (1.55%) PHP
11 3 (1.55%) Ruby
11 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) Perl
13 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (22.28%) Security Cleared
2 39 (20.21%) SC Cleared
3 31 (16.06%) ISTQB
4 23 (11.92%) ISEB
5 21 (10.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (6.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (5.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (4.66%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.59%) Degree
10 2 (1.04%) OCA
10 2 (1.04%) OCAJ
10 2 (1.04%) OCP
10 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.47%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (1.55%) nmon
3 1 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (31.61%) Oracle
2 56 (29.02%) HP
3 32 (16.58%) Microsoft
4 21 (10.88%) SAP
5 7 (3.63%) Huawei
5 7 (3.63%) Remedy
6 5 (2.59%) Telerik
7 4 (2.07%) Sybase
7 4 (2.07%) Teradata
8 3 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.55%) VMware
9 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.04%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.04%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.04%) Nokia
9 2 (1.04%) Rally
10 1 (0.52%) JDA
10 1 (0.52%) NGA Human Resources
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
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