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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 178 190 126
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -64
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 98 70 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 0.75% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.96% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 38 64
Median daily rate £425 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +70.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £26.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £47.18 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
7459 7329 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 78.67% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4179 3772
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 258 277
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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
Hampshire +5 29 £450 +26.31% 3
Surrey +5 24 £450 +44.00% 4
Berkshire 0 23 £350 +27.27% 4
East Sussex +6 8 £350 -14.63%
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £214 -21.55% 4
Oxfordshire +10 3 £283 -33.52% 2
West Sussex -25 2 £223 -28.80%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 68 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.98%) Java
3 49 (26.63%) SQL
3 49 (26.63%) Selenium
4 45 (24.46%) Security Cleared
5 44 (23.91%) JIRA
5 44 (23.91%) XML
6 40 (21.74%) HP
7 39 (21.20%) Cucumber
8 37 (20.11%) JUnit
9 36 (19.57%) Oracle
10 35 (19.02%) SC Cleared
10 35 (19.02%) Unit Testing
11 34 (18.48%) SoapUI
12 33 (17.93%) Test Scripting
13 32 (17.39%) Unix
13 32 (17.39%) ISTQB
13 32 (17.39%) Test Automation
14 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 30 (16.30%) QA
16 29 (15.76%) Integration Testing
17 28 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
17 28 (15.22%) ISEB
18 27 (14.67%) Spring
19 26 (14.13%) Finance
19 26 (14.13%) Web Services
19 26 (14.13%) BDD
20 25 (13.59%) SOAP
21 24 (13.04%) Linux

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 22 (11.96%) JBoss
2 17 (9.24%) Confluence
3 10 (5.43%) IIS
4 8 (4.35%) Apache
4 8 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.09%) CMS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.43%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.54%) Maximo
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.09%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.54%) Force.com
3 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.89%) HTTP
2 7 (3.80%) SAN
3 6 (3.26%) DNS
3 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.72%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (2.72%) RTP
4 5 (2.72%) SMTP
4 5 (2.72%) SNMP
4 5 (2.72%) VoIP
5 1 (0.54%) ATM
5 1 (0.54%) DVB
5 1 (0.54%) FCoE
5 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.54%) FTP
5 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.43%) VoltDB
4 6 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.17%) Informix
6 3 (1.63%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.09%) QlikView
8 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.54%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 49 (26.63%) Selenium
2 44 (23.91%) JIRA
3 39 (21.20%) Cucumber
4 37 (20.11%) JUnit
5 34 (18.48%) SoapUI
6 23 (12.50%) Maven
7 22 (11.96%) Gradle
7 22 (11.96%) HP UFT
7 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
7 22 (11.96%) JMeter
8 17 (9.24%) Subversion
9 13 (7.07%) WebDriver
10 12 (6.52%) LoadRunner
11 11 (5.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (5.98%) Checkstyle
11 11 (5.98%) FindBugs
11 11 (5.98%) Hudson
12 10 (5.43%) JBehave
12 10 (5.43%) jMock
12 10 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (14.13%) Finance
2 18 (9.78%) Back Office
3 13 (7.07%) Billing
3 13 (7.07%) Front Office
4 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.17%) Banking
6 3 (1.63%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Automotive
7 2 (1.09%) Electronics
7 2 (1.09%) Military
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (35.87%) Analyst
2 56 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 33 (17.93%) Developer
4 26 (14.13%) Java Developer
5 17 (9.24%) Developer in Test
6 16 (8.70%) Tester
7 14 (7.61%) Consultant
8 13 (7.07%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (5.43%) QA Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (5.43%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 9 (4.89%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Test Leader
11 8 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.35%) Java Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
11 8 (4.35%) Test Manager
12 7 (3.80%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.91%) XML
2 27 (14.67%) Spring
3 26 (14.13%) Web Services
4 25 (13.59%) SOAP
5 22 (11.96%) Hibernate
6 21 (11.41%) Java EE
7 15 (8.15%) REST
8 13 (7.07%) .NET
9 12 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
9 12 (6.52%) Apache Camel
9 12 (6.52%) Entity Framework
9 12 (6.52%) HTML
9 12 (6.52%) JMS
9 12 (6.52%) NHibernate
10 10 (5.43%) Ajax
10 10 (5.43%) JSON
10 10 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (4.89%) JSP
12 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET
13 6 (3.26%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Statistics
2 11 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.63%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.63%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.09%) NHS
7 2 (1.09%) PKI
7 2 (1.09%) STB
7 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.54%) CESG
8 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.54%) Handset
8 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.54%) Physics
8 1 (0.54%) SCORM
8 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.39%) Unix
2 24 (13.04%) Linux
3 13 (7.07%) Windows
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.54%) AIX
6 1 (0.54%) Solaris
6 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.02%) Unit Testing
3 33 (17.93%) Test Scripting
4 32 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (15.76%) Integration Testing
7 28 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (14.13%) BDD
9 21 (11.41%) Regression Testing
10 20 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (10.33%) Configuration Management
11 19 (10.33%) Performance Testing
11 19 (10.33%) Test Management
12 18 (9.78%) Capacity Management
12 18 (9.78%) Fault Management
12 18 (9.78%) Load Testing
12 18 (9.78%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (9.78%) Scrum
12 18 (9.78%) Validation
12 18 (9.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.98%) Java
2 49 (26.63%) SQL
3 14 (7.61%) C#
4 12 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.98%) Groovy
6 10 (5.43%) ABAP
7 8 (4.35%) VB
8 6 (3.26%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.63%) C++
10 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.54%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) R
11 1 (0.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (24.46%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 32 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 28 (15.22%) ISEB
5 16 (8.70%) Degree
6 11 (5.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (3.26%) CCNA
7 6 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.30%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) SCCM
3 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.54%) nmon
3 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (21.74%) HP
2 36 (19.57%) Oracle
3 16 (8.70%) SAP
4 14 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.43%) Rally
6 9 (4.89%) Atlassian
6 9 (4.89%) VMware
7 6 (3.26%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.26%) Reuters
8 5 (2.72%) Huawei
8 5 (2.72%) IBM
9 4 (2.17%) Sybase
10 3 (1.63%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.63%) Telerik
11 2 (1.09%) Cisco
11 2 (1.09%) EMC
12 1 (0.54%) Remedy
12 1 (0.54%) Temenos
12 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
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