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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 167 183 123
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -60
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 95 90 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.94% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.18% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 62
Median daily rate £425 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £13.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.74% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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
7200 7654 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.55% 79.92% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 4587 3874
Median daily rate £420 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 245 254
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.04 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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
Berkshire -4 21 £388 +61.45% 2
Hampshire -11 20 £450 +44.00% 3
Surrey +10 19 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £203 -37.69% 4
West Sussex -5 9 £310 -0.80%
Oxfordshire +13 5 £486 +29.66% 3
East Sussex +12 4 £350 - 2
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Kent +7 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 85 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (38.78%) Java
3 55 (28.06%) Selenium
4 54 (27.55%) Security Cleared
5 50 (25.51%) JIRA
6 48 (24.49%) SQL
7 45 (22.96%) XML
8 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
9 41 (20.92%) Cucumber
9 41 (20.92%) ISTQB
10 40 (20.41%) SoapUI
11 37 (18.88%) HP
12 36 (18.37%) BDD
13 35 (17.86%) QA
14 34 (17.35%) ISEB
14 34 (17.35%) JUnit
15 33 (16.84%) Finance
16 32 (16.33%) Oracle
17 31 (15.82%) Regression Testing
17 31 (15.82%) Maven
18 30 (15.31%) Unix
18 30 (15.31%) Jenkins
18 30 (15.31%) Unit Testing
18 30 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (15.31%) Test Scripting
18 30 (15.31%) Test Automation
19 29 (14.80%) Integration Testing
19 29 (14.80%) Spring
20 28 (14.29%) Web Services
21 27 (13.78%) SOAP

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 26 (13.27%) Confluence
2 17 (8.67%) JBoss
3 14 (7.14%) IIS
4 8 (4.08%) Apache
4 8 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) Documentum
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (2.55%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) Maximo
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.51%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Force.com
2 2 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
3 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.61%) SAN
2 6 (3.06%) HTTP
3 3 (1.53%) RTP
4 2 (1.02%) SSH
4 2 (1.02%) SSL
5 1 (0.51%) ATM
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) DVB
5 1 (0.51%) FCoE
5 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (5.10%) VoltDB
3 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.02%) QlikView
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (28.06%) Selenium
2 50 (25.51%) JIRA
3 41 (20.92%) Cucumber
4 40 (20.41%) SoapUI
5 34 (17.35%) JUnit
6 31 (15.82%) Maven
7 30 (15.31%) Jenkins
8 27 (13.78%) JMeter
9 25 (12.76%) Gradle
9 25 (12.76%) HP UFT
10 20 (10.20%) LoadRunner
11 18 (9.18%) WebDriver
12 17 (8.67%) Subversion
13 16 (8.16%) Hudson
14 15 (7.65%) Ant
15 14 (7.14%) jMock
16 10 (5.10%) Checkstyle
16 10 (5.10%) Eclipse
16 10 (5.10%) FindBugs
16 10 (5.10%) JBehave
General
1 33 (16.84%) Finance
2 19 (9.69%) Back Office
3 13 (6.63%) Front Office
4 8 (4.08%) Billing
5 7 (3.57%) Banking
6 4 (2.04%) Retail
7 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.02%) Automotive
8 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.02%) Military
8 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (34.69%) Analyst
2 51 (26.02%) Test Analyst
3 36 (18.37%) Developer
4 28 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 19 (9.69%) Developer in Test
6 15 (7.65%) Architect
7 13 (6.63%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.63%) QA Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) Test Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) Tester
8 12 (6.12%) Consultant
8 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.61%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (5.10%) Test Automation Developer
11 9 (4.59%) Test Architect
11 9 (4.59%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (4.08%) Java Analyst Developer
13 7 (3.57%) Java Engineer
13 7 (3.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.96%) XML
2 29 (14.80%) Spring
3 28 (14.29%) Web Services
4 27 (13.78%) Java EE
4 27 (13.78%) SOAP
5 24 (12.24%) .NET
6 23 (11.73%) Hibernate
7 21 (10.71%) REST
8 20 (10.20%) Ajax
8 20 (10.20%) HTML
9 14 (7.14%) JMS
9 14 (7.14%) JSP
9 14 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (5.61%) ASP.NET
11 10 (5.10%) ActiveMQ
11 10 (5.10%) Apache Camel
11 10 (5.10%) JSON
12 9 (4.59%) Entity Framework
12 9 (4.59%) NHibernate
13 6 (3.06%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.61%) Statistics
4 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.53%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.02%) NHS
6 2 (1.02%) PKI
6 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.02%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) CCTV
7 1 (0.51%) Contactless
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.51%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.31%) Unix
2 17 (8.67%) Linux
3 10 (5.10%) Windows
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.37%) BDD
3 31 (15.82%) Regression Testing
4 30 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (15.31%) Test Automation
4 30 (15.31%) Test Scripting
4 30 (15.31%) Unit Testing
5 29 (14.80%) Integration Testing
6 27 (13.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (12.76%) Performance Testing
7 25 (12.76%) System Integration Testing
8 23 (11.73%) Use Case
9 20 (10.20%) User Stories
9 20 (10.20%) Waterfall
10 19 (9.69%) Configuration Management
10 19 (9.69%) Migration
11 18 (9.18%) Capacity Management
11 18 (9.18%) Fault Management
11 18 (9.18%) Scrum
11 18 (9.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.78%) Java
2 48 (24.49%) SQL
3 22 (11.22%) C#
4 20 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.67%) Groovy
6 12 (6.12%) VB
7 7 (3.57%) ABAP
8 5 (2.55%) VBScript
9 3 (1.53%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.02%) C++
10 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) R
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (27.55%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
3 41 (20.92%) ISTQB
4 34 (17.35%) ISEB
5 20 (10.20%) Degree
6 15 (7.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (5.10%) CCNA
7 10 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.86%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Docker
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.04%) SCCM
3 3 (1.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (18.88%) HP
2 32 (16.33%) Oracle
3 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.14%) Rally
5 13 (6.63%) Atlassian
6 10 (5.10%) IBM
7 8 (4.08%) SAP
8 7 (3.57%) VMware
9 6 (3.06%) Bloomberg
9 6 (3.06%) Reuters
10 5 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.55%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.02%) Cisco
11 2 (1.02%) EMC
11 2 (1.02%) Guidewire
11 2 (1.02%) Talend
12 1 (0.51%) Pega
12 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.51%) Temenos
Reading, Berkshire
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