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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 212 232 240
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 27 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.079% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 3
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£291 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £365 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £398 £284
% change year-on-year
-27.04% +40.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6655 6395 7074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.57% 71.98% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3716 3487 3377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 249 331
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -7 11 £375 -6.25% 2
Surrey +4 8 £328 -18.12%
Berkshire +4 2 £311 -22.31%
West Sussex +2 1 - - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (57.14%) Oracle
2 24 (48.98%) .NET
2 24 (48.98%) C#
2 24 (48.98%) HP
2 24 (48.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (44.90%) ISTQB
4 21 (42.86%) VB
5 20 (40.82%) HTML
5 20 (40.82%) Security Cleared
6 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
6 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
6 19 (38.78%) CRM
7 18 (36.73%) JSP
8 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET
8 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
9 16 (32.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
11 14 (28.57%) Regression Testing
12 13 (26.53%) SQL
12 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
13 12 (24.49%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (20.41%) ISEB
14 10 (20.41%) Java
15 8 (16.33%) Knowledge Management
15 8 (16.33%) QA
16 7 (14.29%) Finance
16 7 (14.29%) Project Management
17 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
17 6 (12.24%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) Liferay
2 2 (4.08%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (2.04%) Summit
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
1 2 (4.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) FTP
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.12%) JMeter
4 3 (6.12%) TestDirector
4 3 (6.12%) JUnit
4 3 (6.12%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.08%) JProfiler
5 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.08%) Gradle
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
5 2 (4.08%) Toad
5 2 (4.08%) Introscope
5 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.08%) Subversion
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Military
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 5 (10.20%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Siebel Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) .NET
2 20 (40.82%) HTML
3 18 (36.73%) JSP
4 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.20%) SOAP
5 5 (10.20%) Web Services
6 4 (8.16%) OLE
7 3 (6.12%) XML
8 2 (4.08%) REST
8 2 (4.08%) XSLT
8 2 (4.08%) ODBC
8 2 (4.08%) JDBC
8 2 (4.08%) Servlets
8 2 (4.08%) XHTML
8 2 (4.08%) Struts
8 2 (4.08%) Middleware
8 2 (4.08%) Spring
8 2 (4.08%) Velocity
8 2 (4.08%) JSR 168
8 2 (4.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Open Source
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Solaris
3 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
1 19 (38.78%) CRM
2 14 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 8 (16.33%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Test Management
7 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
9 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.12%) System Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.12%) E-business
9 3 (6.12%) Automation Testing
10 2 (4.08%) Usability Testing
10 2 (4.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) C#
2 21 (42.86%) VB
3 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.53%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) Java
6 4 (8.16%) VBScript
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) Scala
7 2 (4.08%) Groovy
8 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) ISTQB
2 20 (40.82%) Security Cleared
3 16 (32.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
5 10 (20.41%) ISEB
6 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) nmon
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Oracle
2 24 (48.98%) HP
3 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) JBoss
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Siebel
4 2 (4.08%) GigaSpaces
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) CA
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