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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 175 182 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -52
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 103 82 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.82% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.06% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 71
Average daily rate £350 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £264 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
7656 7738 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.76% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4726 4347 3890
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 280 275
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +26 31 £340 +13.33% 4
Hampshire +5 28 £375 +1.69% 3
Surrey -18 19 £425 +13.33%
East Sussex +2 8 £350 -14.63%
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £214 -15.34% 5
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 - 2
West Sussex -12 3 £313 +4.16%
Middlesex -5 2 £365 +19.08%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 72 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (30.53%) Selenium
3 57 (30.00%) Java
4 48 (25.26%) Cucumber
5 46 (24.21%) SQL
6 44 (23.16%) JIRA
7 42 (22.11%) Oracle
8 41 (21.58%) Unit Testing
9 39 (20.53%) JUnit
10 38 (20.00%) HP
10 38 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (18.95%) Security Cleared
12 35 (18.42%) Integration Testing
13 34 (17.89%) Test Automation
13 34 (17.89%) XML
14 33 (17.37%) Spring
14 33 (17.37%) SoapUI
14 33 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 32 (16.84%) Test Scripting
15 32 (16.84%) ISTQB
15 32 (16.84%) QA
16 29 (15.26%) Scrum
16 29 (15.26%) SC Cleared
16 29 (15.26%) BDD
17 28 (14.74%) Software Testing
18 27 (14.21%) Non-Functional Testing
18 27 (14.21%) Gradle
19 26 (13.68%) Test Management
19 26 (13.68%) Unix
20 25 (13.16%) JBoss

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (13.16%) JBoss
2 10 (5.26%) Confluence
3 8 (4.21%) IIS
3 8 (4.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.68%) Apache
5 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.58%) MS Office
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.53%) Force.com
3 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) HTTP
2 6 (3.16%) DNS
2 6 (3.16%) SAN
2 6 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.63%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (2.63%) RTP
3 5 (2.63%) SMTP
3 5 (2.63%) SNMP
3 5 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (0.53%) ATM
4 1 (0.53%) DVB
4 1 (0.53%) FCoE
4 1 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (6.32%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.16%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.63%) VoltDB
5 4 (2.11%) Informix
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.05%) QlikView
8 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.53%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (30.53%) Selenium
2 48 (25.26%) Cucumber
3 44 (23.16%) JIRA
4 39 (20.53%) JUnit
5 33 (17.37%) SoapUI
6 27 (14.21%) Gradle
7 22 (11.58%) Subversion
8 20 (10.53%) HP UFT
9 19 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (10.00%) Checkstyle
9 19 (10.00%) FindBugs
10 16 (8.42%) Maven
11 15 (7.89%) Artifactory
11 15 (7.89%) Jenkins
11 15 (7.89%) JMeter
12 14 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (7.37%) WebDriver
13 10 (5.26%) LoadRunner
13 10 (5.26%) SpecFlow
14 9 (4.74%) Hudson
General
1 25 (13.16%) Finance
2 18 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.42%) Back Office
4 13 (6.84%) Billing
5 11 (5.79%) Front Office
6 3 (1.58%) Banking
6 3 (1.58%) Electronics
6 3 (1.58%) Retail
7 2 (1.05%) Automotive
7 2 (1.05%) Military
7 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (36.32%) Analyst
2 62 (32.63%) Test Analyst
3 32 (16.84%) Developer
4 20 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 18 (9.47%) Consultant
6 16 (8.42%) Tester
7 11 (5.79%) Test Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (5.26%) Developer in Test
8 10 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
8 10 (5.26%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 9 (4.74%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.21%) QA Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Test Consultant
10 8 (4.21%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.16%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (3.16%) Java Analyst Developer
11 6 (3.16%) SOA Developer
11 6 (3.16%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.89%) XML
2 33 (17.37%) Spring
3 23 (12.11%) Hibernate
4 20 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
4 20 (10.53%) Apache Camel
4 20 (10.53%) Web Services
5 19 (10.00%) SOAP
6 17 (8.95%) REST
7 15 (7.89%) Entity Framework
7 15 (7.89%) Java EE
7 15 (7.89%) NHibernate
8 12 (6.32%) .NET
9 10 (5.26%) HTML
9 10 (5.26%) JMS
10 8 (4.21%) Ajax
10 8 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (3.68%) JSP
12 5 (2.63%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.63%) JSON
12 5 (2.63%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) Statistics
2 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.11%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.05%) NHS
6 2 (1.05%) PKI
6 2 (1.05%) STB
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Contactless
7 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.53%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.68%) Unix
2 22 (11.58%) Linux
3 17 (8.95%) Windows
4 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.58%) Unit Testing
3 38 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (18.42%) Integration Testing
5 34 (17.89%) Test Automation
6 33 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (16.84%) Test Scripting
8 29 (15.26%) BDD
8 29 (15.26%) Scrum
9 28 (14.74%) Software Testing
10 27 (14.21%) Non-Functional Testing
11 26 (13.68%) Test Management
12 24 (12.63%) System Integration Testing
13 23 (12.11%) Waterfall
14 18 (9.47%) Performance Testing
15 17 (8.95%) Configuration Management
15 17 (8.95%) Regression Testing
15 17 (8.95%) UML
15 17 (8.95%) Validation
16 16 (8.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.00%) Java
2 46 (24.21%) SQL
3 16 (8.42%) C#
4 10 (5.26%) ABAP
4 10 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.74%) Groovy
6 6 (3.16%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.16%) VB
7 3 (1.58%) C++
8 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.53%) R
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.84%) ISTQB
3 29 (15.26%) SC Cleared
4 21 (11.05%) ISEB
5 15 (7.89%) Degree
6 9 (4.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.11%) CCNA
8 4 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.05%) OCA
9 2 (1.05%) OCAJ
9 2 (1.05%) OCP
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.84%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (11.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) SCCM
3 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.53%) nmon
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (22.11%) Oracle
2 38 (20.00%) HP
3 17 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.95%) SAP
4 9 (4.74%) VMware
5 8 (4.21%) Rally
6 7 (3.68%) Atlassian
7 6 (3.16%) Huawei
8 5 (2.63%) IBM
9 4 (2.11%) Arqiva
9 4 (2.11%) Guidewire
9 4 (2.11%) Sybase
9 4 (2.11%) Telerik
10 3 (1.58%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.58%) Remedy
10 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.05%) Cisco
11 2 (1.05%) EMC
12 1 (0.53%) Intel
12 1 (0.53%) Temenos
Bracknell
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
High Wycombe
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Basingstoke
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago