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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / South East
Rank 176 172 177
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 63 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 1.04% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.28% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 54
Median daily rate £320 £340 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.02% -7.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £60.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +71.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
6185 7114 7546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.81% 81.31% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4401 4125
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 276 249
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +16 24 £350 +2.94%
Hampshire -5 11 £375 +12.78% 7
Kent +12 8 £203 -55.00%
Oxfordshire -1 5 £450 +35.84% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £295 -20.27% 2
West Sussex -11 3 - -
Surrey +4 2 - - 2
Middlesex +2 1 £375 +2.73%
East Sussex +1 1 £401 +37.51% 1
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.39%) Java
3 34 (23.61%) JIRA
3 34 (23.61%) Test Scripting
4 30 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.83%) Selenium
5 26 (18.06%) Fault Management
6 23 (15.97%) ISEB
7 20 (13.89%) SQL
7 20 (13.89%) Configuration Management
7 20 (13.89%) TDD
8 19 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (13.19%) Regression Testing
8 19 (13.19%) Back Office
8 19 (13.19%) Validation
8 19 (13.19%) Capacity Management
8 19 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (12.50%) Finance
10 17 (11.81%) QA
10 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
10 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
11 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 16 (11.11%) Migration
11 16 (11.11%) Web Services
11 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
12 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
12 15 (10.42%) XML
12 15 (10.42%) Oracle
12 15 (10.42%) Tomcat
12 15 (10.42%) Front Office

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 15 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.56%) Apache
2 8 (5.56%) Confluence
3 7 (4.86%) JBoss
4 6 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (2.78%) Alfresco
5 4 (2.78%) Liferay
6 3 (2.08%) IIS
7 2 (1.39%) Drupal
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Workday HCM
2 3 (2.08%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (2.08%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.69%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) GitHub
2 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) DVB
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.08%) Redis
7 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (23.61%) JIRA
2 30 (20.83%) Selenium
3 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.72%) Gradle
6 13 (9.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (9.03%) Subversion
7 10 (6.94%) JUnit
7 10 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.17%) Checkstyle
8 6 (4.17%) FindBugs
8 6 (4.17%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.47%) Artifactory
9 5 (3.47%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.47%) IntelliJ
9 5 (3.47%) JMeter
9 5 (3.47%) Maven
10 4 (2.78%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.78%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (13.19%) Back Office
2 18 (12.50%) Finance
3 15 (10.42%) Front Office
4 10 (6.94%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Banking
5 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Analyst
2 26 (18.06%) Test Analyst
3 23 (15.97%) Tester
4 19 (13.19%) Developer
5 15 (10.42%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Consultant
6 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 7 (4.86%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.47%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Agile Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.11%) Web Services
2 15 (10.42%) Spring
2 15 (10.42%) XML
3 11 (7.64%) REST
4 9 (6.25%) .NET
4 9 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 8 (5.56%) HTML
6 6 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (4.17%) Apache Camel
6 6 (4.17%) Servlets
6 6 (4.17%) Velocity
7 5 (3.47%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.47%) J2EE
7 5 (3.47%) NHibernate
8 4 (2.78%) Java EE
8 4 (2.78%) JSR 168
8 4 (2.78%) SOAP
8 4 (2.78%) Struts
8 4 (2.78%) XHTML
8 4 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.86%) Algorithms
2 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.78%) User Experience
5 3 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) STB
7 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Unix
2 7 (4.86%) Linux
2 7 (4.86%) Windows
3 4 (2.78%) Solaris
4 2 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.61%) Test Scripting
3 30 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (18.06%) Fault Management
5 20 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 20 (13.89%) TDD
6 19 (13.19%) Capacity Management
6 19 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
6 19 (13.19%) Regression Testing
6 19 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (13.19%) Validation
7 16 (11.11%) Migration
8 15 (10.42%) Integration Testing
8 15 (10.42%) Statistics
9 14 (9.72%) BDD
9 14 (9.72%) Performance Testing
9 14 (9.72%) Test Strategy
10 12 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 12 (8.33%) People Management
10 12 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.39%) Java
2 20 (13.89%) SQL
3 11 (7.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.25%) Groovy
5 8 (5.56%) C#
6 6 (4.17%) C++
6 6 (4.17%) Scala
7 4 (2.78%) PHP
7 4 (2.78%) Python
8 3 (2.08%) ABAP
8 3 (2.08%) C
8 3 (2.08%) Ruby
9 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.39%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.69%) Perl
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) ISEB
2 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
2 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.64%) Degree
5 10 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.39%) HND
7 1 (0.69%) HNC
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.69%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.81%) QA
2 7 (4.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.39%) SDET
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Ansible
2 1 (0.69%) Packer
2 1 (0.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (10.42%) Oracle
2 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.64%) HP
4 9 (6.25%) Huawei
4 9 (6.25%) SAP
5 5 (3.47%) VMware
5 5 (3.47%) Workday
6 4 (2.78%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.39%) Teradata
9 1 (0.69%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.69%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.69%) Progress
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.69%) SolidFire
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