The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 208 219 229
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 30 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £268 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £350 £284
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +23.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Functional Testing
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 14 £375 +15.38% 1
Berkshire +5 5 £270 -32.50%
Surrey -5 4 £400 -
West Sussex -5 1 - - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 25 (58.14%) Oracle
2 24 (55.81%) .NET
3 23 (53.49%) C#
3 23 (53.49%) HP
3 23 (53.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (51.16%) ISTQB
5 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
5 20 (46.51%) VB
6 19 (44.19%) HTML
7 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
7 18 (41.86%) JSP
7 18 (41.86%) CRM
7 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
8 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
9 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
9 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
10 15 (34.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
12 12 (27.91%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (23.26%) SQL
13 10 (23.26%) ISEB
14 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
14 9 (20.93%) Java
15 8 (18.60%) QA
16 7 (16.28%) Knowledge Management
16 7 (16.28%) Test Management
17 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
17 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
17 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (13.95%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Summit
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) FTP
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
1 2 (4.65%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (9.30%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) Zephyr
3 3 (6.98%) JMeter
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.65%) Introscope
4 2 (4.65%) Toad
4 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) JProfiler
4 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.65%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) Gradle
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Military
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Test Manager
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Automation Tester
6 5 (11.63%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.33%) QA Leader
9 1 (2.33%) Siebel Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Testing Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Siebel Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) .NET
2 19 (44.19%) HTML
3 18 (41.86%) JSP
4 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
5 5 (11.63%) SOAP
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 3 (6.98%) OLE
7 2 (4.65%) XML
7 2 (4.65%) ODBC
7 2 (4.65%) JDBC
7 2 (4.65%) Middleware
7 2 (4.65%) WCF
7 2 (4.65%) REST
8 1 (2.33%) WPF
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE
8 1 (2.33%) Struts
8 1 (2.33%) Servlets
8 1 (2.33%) XHTML
8 1 (2.33%) XSLT
8 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Open Source
1 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Solaris
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) CRM
1 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
2 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (16.28%) Test Management
5 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.95%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.98%) E-business
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.65%) Process Management
8 2 (4.65%) Release Management
8 2 (4.65%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) C#
2 20 (46.51%) VB
3 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.26%) SQL
5 9 (20.93%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) VBScript
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) Groovy
8 1 (2.33%) Scala
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) ISTQB
2 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
3 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
4 15 (34.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (23.26%) ISEB
6 3 (6.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) nmon
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Oracle
2 23 (53.49%) HP
3 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) Siebel
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) GigaSpaces
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