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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 241 205 218
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 28 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.41% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.56% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
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
7464 6742 5950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.01% 72.15% 71.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3768 3122
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 261 256
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Surrey +13 13 £413 +21.32%
Hampshire -27 9 £356 +9.61%
Berkshire -6 3 £388 +68.47%
Middlesex +6 2 £319 -29.16%
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.00%) HP
4 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.00%) SQL
6 10 (20.00%) Apache
6 10 (20.00%) JMeter
6 10 (20.00%) Billing
6 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (18.00%) LoadRunner
8 8 (16.00%) Oracle
9 7 (14.00%) Java
9 7 (14.00%) Test Management
9 7 (14.00%) Load Testing
10 6 (12.00%) IBM
10 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.00%) ISEB
11 5 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (10.00%) UNIX
11 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
11 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Scrum
12 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.00%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Liferay
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) FCoE
1 3 (6.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
1 3 (6.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) JMeter
2 9 (18.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.00%) JIRA
4 4 (8.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) Selenium
6 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.00%) Gerrit
7 1 (2.00%) Gradle
7 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.00%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.00%) Billing
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 18 (36.00%) Tester
4 8 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 7 (14.00%) Functional Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Performance Tester
5 7 (14.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Functional Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Manual Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Automation Specialist
9 1 (2.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.00%) JSP
2 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) Struts
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) UNIX
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) AIX
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.00%) Test Management
6 7 (14.00%) Load Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Scrum
9 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (8.00%) System Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.00%) Perl
4 3 (6.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) VBScript
5 2 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) ISEB
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) HP AIS
7 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) HP
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) IBM
4 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.00%) Veritas
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Kenexa
6 1 (2.00%) Siebel
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) GigaSpaces