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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / South East
Rank 178 170 192
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 60 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.99% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.24% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 38
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £33.75 £60.00 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +368.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
5834 6635 7239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.97% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3426 3972 3993
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 282 243
Median hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 +28 26 £310 -31.11% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £371 +10.82% 1
Hampshire -29 6 £375 +7.14% 4
Kent +3 5 £203 -55.00%
West Sussex +6 4 £440 +25.71% 1
Surrey +5 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
East Sussex +2 1 £350 +44.32% 2
Oxfordshire -8 1 £575 +84.00% 5
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.57%) Java
3 35 (25.00%) JIRA
4 34 (24.29%) Selenium
5 31 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (19.29%) Test Scripting
6 27 (19.29%) Fault Management
7 23 (16.43%) TDD
7 23 (16.43%) Finance
8 22 (15.71%) Configuration Management
9 21 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 20 (14.29%) Back Office
10 20 (14.29%) Spring
10 20 (14.29%) Capacity Management
11 19 (13.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (13.57%) QA
12 18 (12.86%) Performance Testing
12 18 (12.86%) XML
12 18 (12.86%) Gradle
12 18 (12.86%) Jenkins
13 17 (12.14%) BDD
13 17 (12.14%) SQL
13 17 (12.14%) Tomcat
13 17 (12.14%) ISEB
13 17 (12.14%) Validation
13 17 (12.14%) Integration Testing
14 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
14 16 (11.43%) Statistics
14 16 (11.43%) ISTQB
14 16 (11.43%) 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 17 (12.14%) Tomcat
2 11 (7.86%) Confluence
3 9 (6.43%) Apache
4 7 (5.00%) JBoss
5 6 (4.29%) IIS
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (3.57%) Alfresco
6 5 (3.57%) Liferay
7 2 (1.43%) Drupal
8 1 (0.71%) CMS
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) SAP PSCD
1 3 (2.14%) SAP Retail
1 3 (2.14%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.71%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.86%) GitHub
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.43%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) HTTP
2 2 (1.43%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.43%) SSH
2 2 (1.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.71%) DVB
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.71%) Redis
7 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (25.00%) JIRA
2 34 (24.29%) Selenium
3 18 (12.86%) Gradle
3 18 (12.86%) Jenkins
4 16 (11.43%) Cucumber
5 15 (10.71%) Subversion
6 13 (9.29%) JUnit
7 10 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 9 (6.43%) JMeter
8 9 (6.43%) Maven
9 8 (5.71%) WebDriver
10 6 (4.29%) Ant
10 6 (4.29%) Checkstyle
10 6 (4.29%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.29%) FindBugs
10 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
10 6 (4.29%) Hudson
10 6 (4.29%) IntelliJ
10 6 (4.29%) jMock
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 20 (14.29%) Back Office
3 16 (11.43%) Front Office
4 7 (5.00%) Retail
5 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.43%) Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (27.86%) Analyst
2 30 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 20 (14.29%) Developer
4 17 (12.14%) Java Developer
5 14 (10.00%) Tester
6 9 (6.43%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Consultant
8 7 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.29%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (4.29%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Agile Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.29%) Spring
2 18 (12.86%) XML
3 15 (10.71%) REST
4 13 (9.29%) Hibernate
5 12 (8.57%) Web Services
6 9 (6.43%) HTML
7 8 (5.71%) .NET
7 8 (5.71%) Ajax
8 7 (5.00%) Servlets
8 7 (5.00%) Velocity
9 6 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (4.29%) Apache Camel
9 6 (4.29%) J2EE
9 6 (4.29%) Java EE
9 6 (4.29%) JMS
9 6 (4.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (3.57%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.57%) JSR 168
10 5 (3.57%) NHibernate
10 5 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Statistics
2 7 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (0.71%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.71%) STB
5 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Unix
2 6 (4.29%) Linux
3 5 (3.57%) Solaris
3 5 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (0.71%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (19.29%) Fault Management
3 27 (19.29%) Test Scripting
4 23 (16.43%) TDD
5 22 (15.71%) Configuration Management
6 21 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 20 (14.29%) Capacity Management
8 19 (13.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (12.86%) Performance Testing
10 17 (12.14%) BDD
10 17 (12.14%) Integration Testing
10 17 (12.14%) Validation
11 14 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (9.29%) People Management
12 13 (9.29%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (9.29%) Unit Testing
13 11 (7.86%) Scrum
13 11 (7.86%) User Stories
14 10 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.57%) Java
2 17 (12.14%) SQL
3 13 (9.29%) Groovy
4 10 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.00%) C#
5 7 (5.00%) Scala
6 4 (2.86%) C++
7 3 (2.14%) ABAP
7 3 (2.14%) C
7 3 (2.14%) PHP
7 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.14%) Python
8 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 2 (1.43%) VB
8 2 (1.43%) VBScript
9 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) Perl
9 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.14%) ISEB
2 16 (11.43%) ISTQB
2 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.57%) Degree
5 6 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.43%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.71%) HNC
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.57%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) ISO22301
2 2 (1.43%) SDET
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.43%) Ansible
2 2 (1.43%) Packer
2 2 (1.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 2 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.86%) HP
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle
3 10 (7.14%) SAP
4 9 (6.43%) Huawei
5 6 (4.29%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.29%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (3.57%) GigaSpaces
7 4 (2.86%) Workday
8 3 (2.14%) IBM
8 3 (2.14%) VMware
9 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.43%) SolidFire
9 2 (1.43%) Teradata
10 1 (0.71%) Arqiva
10 1 (0.71%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (0.71%) Progress
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
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