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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 234 224 210
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 23 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 14
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£325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £179 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £411 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
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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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Hampshire -9 17 £336 -5.74%
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £210 -16.00%
Berkshire +3 2 £363 +16.00% 1
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 30 (53.57%) Oracle
1 30 (53.57%) ISTQB
2 28 (50.00%) HTML
2 28 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 28 (50.00%) HP
3 25 (44.64%) JSP
4 24 (42.86%) CRM
4 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 23 (41.07%) Knowledge Management
5 23 (41.07%) C#
5 23 (41.07%) .NET
5 23 (41.07%) QuickTest Pro
6 22 (39.29%) VB
6 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET
6 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 21 (37.50%) Project Management
7 21 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 20 (35.71%) Test Scripting
8 20 (35.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (32.14%) SC Cleared
10 17 (30.36%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (25.00%) Java
12 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
14 8 (14.29%) QA
14 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
14 8 (14.29%) Finance
15 7 (12.50%) SQL
15 7 (12.50%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (5.36%) Alfresco
1 3 (5.36%) Liferay
1 3 (5.36%) Apache
1 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.79%) Summit
2 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) DAB
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (12.50%) JIRA
3 6 (10.71%) Subversion
4 5 (8.93%) Selenium
4 5 (8.93%) Rational Functional Tester
4 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.14%) JUnit
5 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.36%) Gradle
6 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.36%) IntelliJ
6 3 (5.36%) JMeter
7 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.79%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.79%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
2 16 (28.57%) Tester
3 14 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 8 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.71%) Functional Tester
6 5 (8.93%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.57%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.00%) HTML
2 25 (44.64%) JSP
3 23 (41.07%) .NET
4 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (10.71%) Spring
6 4 (7.14%) OLE
7 3 (5.36%) Velocity
7 3 (5.36%) JSR 168
7 3 (5.36%) Servlets
7 3 (5.36%) XHTML
7 3 (5.36%) Struts
7 3 (5.36%) XML
7 3 (5.36%) XSLT
8 2 (3.57%) J2EE
9 1 (1.79%) SOAP
9 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Open Source
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Solaris
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) CRM
1 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 23 (41.07%) Knowledge Management
3 21 (37.50%) Project Management
4 20 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Test Management
8 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.71%) Scrum
9 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
11 3 (5.36%) User Stories
11 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.36%) TDD
11 3 (5.36%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (41.07%) C#
3 22 (39.29%) VB
4 14 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Groovy
6 3 (5.36%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) ISTQB
2 21 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 20 (35.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 18 (32.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.71%) DV Cleared
6 5 (8.93%) ISEB
7 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (53.57%) Oracle
2 28 (50.00%) HP
3 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) GigaSpaces
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) CA
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