The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Functional Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Tester
UK
Rank 592 601 618
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 10 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.050% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.053% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 6
Median daily rate £300 £360 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +23.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £308 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £405 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £360 £291
% change year-on-year
-20.13% +23.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Functional Tester in the job title.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK.

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Functional Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Functional Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK.

Functional Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
England +21 9 £300 -16.66% 2
London +20 4 £350 -6.66%
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 -
South East +20 1 - -
South West +4 1 £212 -34.92%
East of England -5 1 £275 -21.42%
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £212 -
Luton - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £275 -

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Functional Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Confluence
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (6.25%) V-Model

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) NeoLoad
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Equities
1 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) VMware