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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 238 198 212
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.72% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 16
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£316 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £210 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £371 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £295 £301
% change year-on-year
+5.08% -2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
7062 6652 5964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.13% 74.24% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3667 3111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -19 10 £308 -5.38% 1
Berkshire +1 5 £250 +19.04%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
1 20 (35.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared
4 14 (24.56%) JMeter
4 14 (24.56%) HP
4 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
4 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.81%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Billing
7 11 (19.30%) SQL
8 10 (17.54%) Apache
8 10 (17.54%) Test Management
9 9 (15.79%) LoadRunner
10 8 (14.04%) Java
10 8 (14.04%) JIRA
11 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.28%) Selenium
11 7 (12.28%) Load Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Scrum
11 7 (12.28%) Oracle
11 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.53%) HP UFT
12 6 (10.53%) Migration
12 6 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (8.77%) Spring
13 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 10 (17.54%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.75%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.75%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.75%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) DAB
2 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 3 (5.26%) FCoE
2 3 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.51%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) JMeter
2 9 (15.79%) LoadRunner
3 8 (14.04%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) Selenium
5 6 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (10.53%) HP UFT
6 5 (8.77%) Subversion
6 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.02%) JUnit
8 3 (5.26%) Bugzilla
9 2 (3.51%) Maven
9 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.75%) Gradle
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (19.30%) Billing
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Test Analyst
3 15 (26.32%) Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Functional Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Functional Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Manual Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Test Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Release Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Spring
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) Struts
4 1 (1.75%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) JAX-RS
4 1 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.26%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.26%) STB
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) UNIX
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) AIX
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
2 19 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
3 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Test Management
6 7 (12.28%) Load Testing
6 7 (12.28%) Scrum
7 6 (10.53%) Migration
7 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.77%) BDD
8 5 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Resource Management
9 4 (7.02%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (7.02%) System Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.77%) ISEB
5 3 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.75%) MCSE
7 1 (1.75%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Netcool
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) IBM
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Veritas
5 2 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) Infovista
6 1 (1.75%) GigaSpaces
6 1 (1.75%) Kenexa
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