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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 239 225 230
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 30 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.35% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.48% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 5
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£308 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
7588 6930 6502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.69% 74.39% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4671 3921 3588
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 270 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.03 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -6 14 £310 -17.33% 1
Berkshire +2 6 £296 -4.66%
Buckinghamshire -14 6 £234 +16.87%
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 1
West Sussex -14 2 - -
Surrey -9 1 - -
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England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 22 (46.81%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.91%) Java
4 14 (29.79%) HP UFT
4 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
5 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
6 12 (25.53%) Selenium
6 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
7 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
8 10 (21.28%) Scrum
8 10 (21.28%) HP
8 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
9 9 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (19.15%) C#
9 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
9 9 (19.15%) QA
10 8 (17.02%) Test Management
10 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
10 8 (17.02%) User Stories
11 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.89%) JIRA
11 7 (14.89%) Migration
11 7 (14.89%) SQL
11 7 (14.89%) VB
11 7 (14.89%) Oracle
11 7 (14.89%) ISEB
12 6 (12.77%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.13%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) DAB
2 2 (4.26%) FTP
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.13%) FCoE
3 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) HP UFT
2 12 (25.53%) Selenium
3 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.89%) JIRA
5 6 (12.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (10.64%) JMeter
6 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.51%) Subversion
7 4 (8.51%) JUnit
8 3 (6.38%) Bugzilla
8 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.26%) JProfiler
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (4.26%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Maven
9 2 (4.26%) Toad
9 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
9 2 (4.26%) Introscope
9 2 (4.26%) Capybara
9 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
1 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.13%) Military
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Tester
4 7 (14.89%) Functional Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Functional Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Functional Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Applications Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.13%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Billing Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) JSP
2 4 (8.51%) Spring
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) ODBC
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) JDBC
4 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.26%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.13%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) STB
3 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
6 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Test Management
7 8 (17.02%) User Stories
8 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.89%) Migration
9 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
10 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
10 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) VB
4 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
7 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) F#
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
4 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.89%) ISEB
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) HP AIS
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) HNC
6 1 (2.13%) HND
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) CA LISA
2 2 (4.26%) nmon
3 1 (2.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) HP
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) Veritas
5 1 (2.13%) Infovista
5 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.13%) Kenexa
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