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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 645 635 623
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 10 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.033% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.035% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Median daily rate £335 £280 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £400 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 10 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 26 September 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
England +7 10 £335 +26.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 4 £330 -2.22%
North East -24 4 £330 -2.22%
Tyne and Wear -26 4 £330 -2.22%
London -5 3 £358 -
South West +12 2 - -
Bristol +3 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) Functional Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 8 (29.63%) HP
5 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 6 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) Data Mining
7 5 (18.52%) Fidessa
7 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
7 5 (18.52%) Virtual Team
8 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Finance
9 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
10 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
10 2 (7.41%) Banking
10 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
10 2 (7.41%) IBM
10 2 (7.41%) ISEB

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.70%) JMeter
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Functional Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
4 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
5 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.41%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Fidessa
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Siebel