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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 178 171 173
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 68 98 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.29% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 59
Median daily rate £322 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.43% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £33.75 £47.50 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +270.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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
6122 7581 7607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.15% 79.66% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4468 4276
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 309 283
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +35 34 £319 +18.05% 2
Surrey +15 10 £338 -3.91% 4
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £371 -
Hampshire -33 6 £450 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -3 3 £188 -36.17% 1
Kent +6 2 - -
East Sussex +4 2 £347 +17.54%
West Sussex +11 1 £440 -
Middlesex -1 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 65 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.87%) Java
3 45 (29.41%) Selenium
4 37 (24.18%) JIRA
5 30 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (18.95%) Test Scripting
7 28 (18.30%) Security Cleared
8 26 (16.99%) XML
9 25 (16.34%) Regression Testing
9 25 (16.34%) Fault Management
9 25 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (15.69%) SC Cleared
11 23 (15.03%) Spring
12 22 (14.38%) Performance Testing
12 22 (14.38%) Finance
12 22 (14.38%) SQL
13 21 (13.73%) QA
13 21 (13.73%) Cucumber
13 21 (13.73%) Gradle
13 21 (13.73%) Jenkins
14 20 (13.07%) BDD
14 20 (13.07%) Configuration Management
15 19 (12.42%) Back Office
15 19 (12.42%) .NET
15 19 (12.42%) ISTQB
15 19 (12.42%) TDD
16 18 (11.76%) Tomcat
16 18 (11.76%) Capacity Management
17 17 (11.11%) REST
17 17 (11.11%) HP Quality Center

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 18 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 14 (9.15%) Confluence
3 11 (7.19%) Apache
4 8 (5.23%) JBoss
5 7 (4.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (3.92%) IIS
7 5 (3.27%) Alfresco
7 5 (3.27%) Liferay
8 2 (1.31%) CMS
8 2 (1.31%) Drupal
8 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.65%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.65%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
1 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) GitHub
2 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.31%) Force.com
2 2 (1.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) HTTP
2 3 (1.96%) SAN
2 3 (1.96%) SSH
2 3 (1.96%) SSL
3 2 (1.31%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.65%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 45 (29.41%) Selenium
2 37 (24.18%) JIRA
3 21 (13.73%) Cucumber
3 21 (13.73%) Gradle
3 21 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 17 (11.11%) Subversion
5 16 (10.46%) JUnit
5 16 (10.46%) SoapUI
6 12 (7.84%) JMeter
7 11 (7.19%) Maven
8 10 (6.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (5.23%) Checkstyle
9 8 (5.23%) FindBugs
9 8 (5.23%) Git (software)
9 8 (5.23%) HP UFT
9 8 (5.23%) WebDriver
10 7 (4.58%) Ant
10 7 (4.58%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.58%) Hudson
10 7 (4.58%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (14.38%) Finance
2 19 (12.42%) Back Office
3 14 (9.15%) Front Office
4 3 (1.96%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (30.07%) Analyst
2 34 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 26 (16.99%) Developer
4 21 (13.73%) Java Developer
5 16 (10.46%) Tester
6 10 (6.54%) Architect
6 10 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) Test Architect
7 9 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 8 (5.23%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.92%) Agile Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (3.92%) QA Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.92%) Test Automation Architect
11 5 (3.27%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.27%) SQL Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.99%) XML
2 23 (15.03%) Spring
3 19 (12.42%) .NET
4 17 (11.11%) REST
5 14 (9.15%) Hibernate
5 14 (9.15%) HTML
6 13 (8.50%) Ajax
6 13 (8.50%) Web Services
7 10 (6.54%) SOAP
8 9 (5.88%) Java EE
9 8 (5.23%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (5.23%) Apache Camel
10 7 (4.58%) J2EE
10 7 (4.58%) Servlets
10 7 (4.58%) Velocity
11 6 (3.92%) Entity Framework
11 6 (3.92%) JMS
11 6 (3.92%) NHibernate
11 6 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (3.27%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Statistics
2 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.54%) Unix
2 6 (3.92%) Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Solaris
3 5 (3.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (18.95%) Test Scripting
4 25 (16.34%) Fault Management
4 25 (16.34%) Regression Testing
4 25 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (14.38%) Performance Testing
6 20 (13.07%) BDD
6 20 (13.07%) Configuration Management
7 19 (12.42%) TDD
8 18 (11.76%) Capacity Management
9 16 (10.46%) Scrum
10 15 (9.80%) Integration Testing
10 15 (9.80%) Validation
11 14 (9.15%) People Management
11 14 (9.15%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (9.15%) Unit Testing
12 13 (8.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (7.84%) Automated Testing
13 12 (7.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.87%) Java
2 22 (14.38%) SQL
3 15 (9.80%) Groovy
3 15 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.15%) C#
5 7 (4.58%) Scala
6 6 (3.92%) VBScript
7 4 (2.61%) VB
8 3 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.31%) ABAP
9 2 (1.31%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.31%) C++
9 2 (1.31%) PHP
9 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.42%) ISTQB
4 17 (11.11%) ISEB
5 10 (6.54%) Degree
6 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.96%) CCNA
8 3 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.31%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.73%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.31%) ISO22301
3 2 (1.31%) SDET
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.31%) Ansible
2 2 (1.31%) Packer
2 2 (1.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 2 (1.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
1 15 (9.80%) Oracle
2 14 (9.15%) HP
3 8 (5.23%) Huawei
4 6 (3.92%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.92%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (3.92%) IBM
5 5 (3.27%) GigaSpaces
5 5 (3.27%) SAP
6 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.31%) SolidFire
7 2 (1.31%) Talend
7 2 (1.31%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.65%) Progress
8 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) Teradata
8 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.65%) Workday
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