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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 210 242 225
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 33 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.069% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.096% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 17
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£305 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £390 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £402 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +5 18 £335 -16.25% 4
Surrey -1 6 £305 -23.75% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £205 -
Berkshire +8 3 £330 -17.50%
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 48 (56.47%) ISTQB
2 45 (52.94%) Oracle
2 45 (52.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 44 (51.76%) HP
4 41 (48.24%) C#
5 40 (47.06%) HTML
5 40 (47.06%) VB
6 39 (45.88%) JavaScript
6 39 (45.88%) .NET
6 39 (45.88%) CRM
6 39 (45.88%) Security Cleared
6 39 (45.88%) Test Automation
7 37 (43.53%) Test Scripting
7 37 (43.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
7 37 (43.53%) JSP
8 36 (42.35%) ASP.NET
9 31 (36.47%) SC Cleared
10 30 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
10 30 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
11 23 (27.06%) Project Management
12 17 (20.00%) SQL
12 17 (20.00%) DV Cleared
13 16 (18.82%) Java
14 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
16 12 (14.12%) QA
17 11 (12.94%) Finance
18 10 (11.76%) OLE
19 9 (10.59%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.53%) Alfresco
2 3 (3.53%) Liferay
2 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.18%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.18%) Summit
2 1 (1.18%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) GitHub
2 2 (2.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) FTP
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
1 2 (2.35%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.35%) DAB
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (52.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (9.41%) JIRA
3 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.88%) JUnit
4 5 (5.88%) JMeter
4 5 (5.88%) Subversion
4 5 (5.88%) Selenium
5 3 (3.53%) Gradle
5 3 (3.53%) Zephyr
5 3 (3.53%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.53%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.53%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.35%) Introscope
6 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.35%) Toad
6 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.35%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.35%) Automotive
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Analyst
2 25 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 22 (25.88%) Tester
4 15 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 11 (12.94%) Automation Tester
6 10 (11.76%) Test Leader
7 8 (9.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Test Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Functional Tester
9 6 (7.06%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Automation Specialist
10 5 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) QA Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
11 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
12 3 (3.53%) Developer
12 3 (3.53%) Java Developer
12 3 (3.53%) Siebel Analyst
12 3 (3.53%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (47.06%) HTML
2 39 (45.88%) .NET
3 37 (43.53%) JSP
4 36 (42.35%) ASP.NET
5 10 (11.76%) OLE
6 5 (5.88%) SOAP
6 5 (5.88%) Web Services
6 5 (5.88%) Spring
7 4 (4.71%) XML
8 3 (3.53%) XHTML
8 3 (3.53%) XSLT
8 3 (3.53%) Struts
8 3 (3.53%) Servlets
8 3 (3.53%) Velocity
8 3 (3.53%) JSR 168
9 2 (2.35%) WCF
9 2 (2.35%) ODBC
9 2 (2.35%) JDBC
9 2 (2.35%) J2EE
9 2 (2.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Open Source
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
1 5 (5.88%) Solaris
2 3 (3.53%) UNIX
2 3 (3.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.88%) CRM
1 39 (45.88%) Test Automation
2 37 (43.53%) Test Scripting
3 30 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
4 23 (27.06%) Project Management
5 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
7 7 (8.24%) Performance Testing
7 7 (8.24%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Scrum
8 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Test Management
9 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Manual Testing
10 4 (4.71%) BDD
11 3 (3.53%) Procure-to-pay
11 3 (3.53%) System Testing
11 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.24%) C#
2 40 (47.06%) VB
3 39 (45.88%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.00%) SQL
5 16 (18.82%) Java
6 3 (3.53%) Groovy
6 3 (3.53%) Scala
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (56.47%) ISTQB
2 39 (45.88%) Security Cleared
3 37 (43.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 31 (36.47%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.59%) ISEB
7 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) nmon
Vendors
1 45 (52.94%) Oracle
2 44 (51.76%) HP
3 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.71%) Siebel
5 3 (3.53%) SAP
5 3 (3.53%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (2.35%) JBoss
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) CA
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