The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK
Rank 253 251 270
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 396 482 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.13% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 290 261
Median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.47% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 7
Median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.04% +67.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £38.65 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £82.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36679 42732 41310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.31% 82.43% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24330 27936 26209
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 939 1157 1103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +42.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 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 +5 366 £388 +3.33% 83
London +14 172 £425 - 27
South East -11 59 £338 -0.73% 18
West Midlands +32 40 £400 +71.12% 11
Berkshire +16 23 £381 +12.13%
East Midlands +17 21 £300 -14.28% 4
South West -4 20 £231 -34.07% 7
City of London +10 19 £381 -10.29% 3
Yorkshire -2 16 £331 -1.85% 7
Leeds +4 15 £325 -27.77% 6
West Yorkshire +3 15 £325 -3.70% 6
Coventry +3 15 £525 +20.00%
East of England -7 15 £400 +11.11% 4
Scotland +22 11 £275 -13.38% 3
Hampshire -7 11 £375 +7.14% 7
Warwickshire - 11 £316 - 2
Reading +1 10 £381 -1.61%
Tyne and Wear -15 10 £275 -32.09% 1
North East -17 10 £275 -32.09% 2
Glasgow +8 9 £273 +14.73% 2
North West +6 9 £325 -3.70% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 9 £275 -32.09% 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £350 -
Bristol +15 7 £200 -51.21% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £275 - 1
Kent +5 6 £203 -55.00% 1
Croydon +1 6 £413 +22.67%
Northampton - 6 £351 -
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £300 -14.28% 3
Nottingham +4 5 £300 -14.28% 3

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 381 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (24.63%) Test Scripting
3 190 (23.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 168 (20.90%) Selenium
5 162 (20.15%) Java
6 153 (19.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 152 (18.91%) SQL
8 146 (18.16%) Finance
9 144 (17.91%) Regression Testing
10 143 (17.79%) JIRA
11 140 (17.41%) Test Automation
12 138 (17.16%) QA
13 114 (14.18%) Scrum
14 107 (13.31%) TDD
15 104 (12.94%) BDD
16 102 (12.69%) Microsoft
17 100 (12.44%) Software Testing
18 99 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (11.69%) Automated Testing
20 91 (11.32%) ISTQB
21 87 (10.82%) Jenkins
22 86 (10.70%) JavaScript
23 79 (9.83%) Cucumber
24 78 (9.70%) Test Strategy
24 78 (9.70%) HP
25 77 (9.58%) Manual Testing
25 77 (9.58%) Integration Testing
25 77 (9.58%) HP Quality Center
26 75 (9.33%) ISEB
26 75 (9.33%) SQL Server

Functional Testing
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 45 (5.60%) Confluence
2 31 (3.86%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.87%) Apache
5 14 (1.74%) CICS
6 13 (1.62%) CMS
7 9 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.87%) JBoss
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.62%) Drupal
12 4 (0.50%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.50%) Liferay
12 4 (0.50%) Moodle
13 3 (0.37%) Documentum
13 3 (0.37%) IIS
13 3 (0.37%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 74 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.49%) MS Office
3 14 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.62%) MS Project
5 10 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.62%) Mingle
7 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.87%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.50%) SAP Retail
5 4 (0.50%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.37%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.25%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.12%) Endur
8 1 (0.12%) Findur
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.11%) GitHub
3 15 (1.87%) Office 365
4 11 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.37%) Boomi
5 6 (0.75%) IaaS
5 6 (0.75%) PaaS
5 6 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.37%) G Suite
6 3 (0.37%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.36%) HTTP
2 11 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.12%) Internet
4 5 (0.62%) DHCP
4 5 (0.62%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (0.62%) DNS
4 5 (0.62%) GGSN
4 5 (0.62%) GPRS
4 5 (0.62%) GSM
4 5 (0.62%) LTE
4 5 (0.62%) SMTP
4 5 (0.62%) SNMP
4 5 (0.62%) UMTS
4 5 (0.62%) VoIP
5 4 (0.50%) DVB
6 3 (0.37%) Intranet
7 2 (0.25%) FTP
7 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.25%) VPN
7 2 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.11%) DB2
4 17 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.74%) Power BI
6 13 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.00%) Big Data
10 8 (1.00%) MySQL
11 7 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.87%) MS Access
12 6 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 168 (20.90%) Selenium
2 143 (17.79%) JIRA
3 87 (10.82%) Jenkins
4 79 (9.83%) Cucumber
5 73 (9.08%) Git (software)
6 60 (7.46%) WebDriver
7 45 (5.60%) HP UFT
7 45 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (4.85%) JUnit
9 36 (4.48%) Maven
10 34 (4.23%) JMeter
11 32 (3.98%) Subversion
12 31 (3.86%) SoapUI
13 30 (3.73%) Visual Studio
14 28 (3.48%) LoadRunner
15 21 (2.61%) JBehave
16 20 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (2.36%) Eclipse
17 19 (2.36%) TeamCity
18 18 (2.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 146 (18.16%) Finance
2 74 (9.20%) Banking
3 48 (5.97%) Retail
4 32 (3.98%) Back Office
4 32 (3.98%) Front Office
5 26 (3.23%) Marketing
6 20 (2.49%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.62%) Advertising
7 13 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.37%) Legal
9 9 (1.12%) Games
10 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.37%) Publishing
10 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 254 (31.59%) Analyst
2 207 (25.75%) Test Analyst
3 158 (19.65%) Tester
4 107 (13.31%) Developer
5 51 (6.34%) Automation Tester
6 46 (5.72%) Consultant
7 44 (5.47%) Automation Test Analyst
8 42 (5.22%) Test Manager
9 39 (4.85%) Test Leader
10 37 (4.60%) Test Engineer
11 35 (4.35%) Business Analyst
12 32 (3.98%) Java Developer
13 30 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (3.48%) QA Engineer
15 27 (3.36%) Functional Analyst
15 27 (3.36%) Functional Test Analyst
16 26 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
17 21 (2.61%) Software Tester
18 20 (2.49%) QA Tester
19 17 (2.11%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.46%) .NET
2 62 (7.71%) HTML
3 60 (7.46%) Web Services
4 47 (5.85%) CSS
5 46 (5.72%) XML
6 43 (5.35%) Spring
7 38 (4.73%) RESTful
8 36 (4.48%) REST
9 32 (3.98%) Gherkin
10 28 (3.48%) AngularJS
11 25 (3.11%) JSON
11 25 (3.11%) Node.js
12 24 (2.99%) HTML5
13 23 (2.86%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.86%) CSS3
14 17 (2.11%) J2EE
15 15 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (1.87%) Hibernate
15 15 (1.87%) SOAP
16 14 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.99%) Mainframe
3 24 (2.99%) Statistics
4 22 (2.74%) User Experience
5 17 (2.11%) iPad
6 16 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.74%) Data Conversion
9 13 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.12%) STB
11 8 (1.00%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.87%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.87%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.75%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.33%) Unix
2 60 (7.46%) Linux
3 57 (7.09%) Windows
4 17 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.24%) zOS
7 9 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.87%) Android
8 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.75%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.62%) Solaris
11 3 (0.37%) HPUX
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (24.63%) Test Scripting
3 190 (23.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 153 (19.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 144 (17.91%) Regression Testing
6 140 (17.41%) Test Automation
7 114 (14.18%) Scrum
8 107 (13.31%) TDD
9 104 (12.94%) BDD
10 100 (12.44%) Software Testing
11 99 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
12 94 (11.69%) Automated Testing
13 78 (9.70%) Test Strategy
14 77 (9.58%) Integration Testing
14 77 (9.58%) Manual Testing
15 72 (8.96%) Migration
16 71 (8.83%) Exploratory Testing
17 70 (8.71%) System Integration Testing
18 67 (8.33%) Automation Testing
19 64 (7.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 162 (20.15%) Java
2 152 (18.91%) SQL
3 86 (10.70%) JavaScript
4 72 (8.96%) C#
5 53 (6.59%) Python
6 35 (4.35%) Ruby
7 29 (3.61%) C++
8 25 (3.11%) Perl
9 23 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.61%) C
11 19 (2.36%) Scala
12 15 (1.87%) Groovy
12 15 (1.87%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.74%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.62%) PHP
15 12 (1.49%) VBA
16 9 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.00%) ES6
17 8 (1.00%) VB
18 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 75 (9.33%) ISEB
3 62 (7.71%) Security Cleared
4 55 (6.84%) Degree
5 35 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.25%) HND
13 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) HNC
13 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (17.16%) QA
2 21 (2.61%) SDET
3 7 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.75%) SLA
5 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) GDPR
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) EMIR
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.12%) Docker
3 7 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.87%) XenApp
3 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (9.58%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.74%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (1.74%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.49%) Puppet
4 10 (1.24%) CA Endevor
5 8 (1.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 8 (1.00%) SCCM
6 6 (0.75%) Ansible
7 5 (0.62%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.62%) HockeyApp
7 5 (0.62%) Nagios
8 4 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.37%) SCOM
10 2 (0.25%) Ambari
10 2 (0.25%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 102 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 78 (9.70%) HP
3 60 (7.46%) Oracle
4 35 (4.35%) SAP
5 33 (4.10%) IBM
6 26 (3.23%) VMware
7 21 (2.61%) Atlassian
8 18 (2.24%) Guidewire
9 17 (2.11%) Huawei
10 16 (1.99%) Splunk
11 14 (1.74%) CA
11 14 (1.74%) Syncsort
12 11 (1.37%) Dell
13 8 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
13 8 (1.00%) Google
13 8 (1.00%) Workday
14 7 (0.87%) SOASTA, Inc
15 5 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.62%) Teradata
16 4 (0.50%) GigaSpaces
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