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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK
Rank 265 259 254
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 391 457 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.92% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.12% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 275 277
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £31.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +83.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £38.65 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £64.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
36787 40770 39839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.73% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26360 25795
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1195 1065
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -18 366 £400 - 90
London +16 170 £425 -10.05% 23
South East 0 62 £338 +0.74% 23
West Midlands +17 40 £395 +34.46% 6
Berkshire +22 30 £310 -21.51% 7
West Yorkshire +7 22 £288 -34.65% 9
Yorkshire -8 22 £288 -28.12% 14
City of London -5 19 £450 +5.88% 3
Reading +20 18 £250 -44.44% 1
East Midlands +17 18 £400 +33.33% 4
South West +11 18 £250 -28.05% 6
Scotland +6 15 £325 -16.12% 2
Northamptonshire -5 13 £401 +33.75% 1
East of England -9 13 £325 -8.45% 6
Coventry -2 11 £500 -
North West -10 11 £325 -0.83% 5
Leeds -10 10 £300 -33.33% 7
Staffordshire +8 9 £275 -42.10%
Northampton - 9 £403 - 1
Bristol - 9 £206 -
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £371 +10.82% 1
North East -32 8 £269 -33.64% 3
Tyne and Wear -33 8 £269 -33.64% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 8 £269 -33.64% 2
Milton Keynes +9 7 £453 +35.07%
Warwickshire -1 7 £444 +4.41% 4
Glasgow +5 6 £285 -40.00%
Birmingham +1 6 £395 +192.59% 1
Edinburgh +11 5 £425 +30.76%
Surrey +9 5 £355 +18.33%

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 380 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (23.98%) Test Scripting
3 192 (23.85%) Non-Functional Testing
4 183 (22.73%) Java
5 181 (22.48%) Selenium
6 157 (19.50%) SQL
7 149 (18.51%) JIRA
8 146 (18.14%) Regression Testing
9 142 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 141 (17.52%) Finance
11 139 (17.27%) QA
12 124 (15.40%) Test Automation
13 110 (13.66%) Scrum
14 107 (13.29%) TDD
15 98 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
16 96 (11.93%) BDD
16 96 (11.93%) Jenkins
16 96 (11.93%) Microsoft
17 91 (11.30%) Automated Testing
18 90 (11.18%) JavaScript
19 89 (11.06%) HP
19 89 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
20 85 (10.56%) Git (software)
21 82 (10.19%) Cucumber
22 81 (10.06%) ISTQB
23 80 (9.94%) Software Testing
24 77 (9.57%) Integration Testing
25 76 (9.44%) MS Excel
26 75 (9.32%) Test Strategy
27 71 (8.82%) Unix

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 49 (6.09%) Confluence
2 34 (4.22%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.61%) Apache
4 14 (1.74%) CICS
5 13 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.37%) CMS
7 9 (1.12%) JBoss
8 8 (0.99%) Drupal
9 7 (0.87%) IIS
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.62%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.62%) Documentum
11 5 (0.62%) Liferay
11 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.50%) Moodle
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 76 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (1.99%) MS Office
4 14 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.37%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Mingle
8 1 (0.12%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 27 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.87%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.50%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.37%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.37%) SAP Retail
6 3 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
6 3 (0.37%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.25%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.12%) Endur
8 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.98%) GitHub
3 13 (1.61%) Office 365
4 11 (1.37%) Boomi
5 9 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.12%) PaaS
6 8 (0.99%) IaaS
7 6 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.37%) SaaS
10 2 (0.25%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.48%) HTTP
2 15 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.75%) DNS
3 6 (0.75%) FTP
3 6 (0.75%) Internet
4 5 (0.62%) DHCP
4 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.62%) SNMP
4 5 (0.62%) VoIP
5 4 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (0.50%) DVB
5 4 (0.50%) GGSN
5 4 (0.50%) GPRS
5 4 (0.50%) GSM
5 4 (0.50%) LTE
5 4 (0.50%) SMTP
5 4 (0.50%) UMTS
6 3 (0.37%) SSH
6 3 (0.37%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.48%) DB2
5 19 (2.36%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.61%) MySQL
9 13 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.49%) Power BI
11 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.99%) Big Data
15 7 (0.87%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.75%) MS Access
16 6 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 181 (22.48%) Selenium
2 149 (18.51%) JIRA
3 96 (11.93%) Jenkins
4 85 (10.56%) Git (software)
5 82 (10.19%) Cucumber
6 62 (7.70%) WebDriver
7 59 (7.33%) HP UFT
8 53 (6.58%) SoapUI
9 51 (6.34%) JMeter
9 51 (6.34%) JUnit
10 49 (6.09%) Maven
11 36 (4.47%) Subversion
12 35 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (3.60%) LoadRunner
14 23 (2.86%) JBehave
14 23 (2.86%) Visual Studio
15 22 (2.73%) Gradle
16 21 (2.61%) Ant
17 19 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (2.36%) Eclipse
General
1 141 (17.52%) Finance
2 70 (8.70%) Banking
3 44 (5.47%) Retail
4 32 (3.98%) Front Office
5 31 (3.85%) Back Office
6 22 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.61%) Marketing
8 13 (1.61%) Games
9 10 (1.24%) Advertising
9 10 (1.24%) Legal
10 6 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Law
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 265 (32.92%) Analyst
2 222 (27.58%) Test Analyst
3 147 (18.26%) Tester
4 111 (13.79%) Developer
5 56 (6.96%) Automation Tester
6 50 (6.21%) Automation Test Analyst
7 45 (5.59%) Consultant
8 44 (5.47%) Test Manager
9 43 (5.34%) Test Engineer
10 40 (4.97%) Test Leader
11 38 (4.72%) Java Developer
12 31 (3.85%) Business Analyst
13 30 (3.73%) Functional Test Analyst
14 28 (3.48%) Functional Analyst
15 26 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
16 24 (2.98%) Senior Test Analyst
17 23 (2.86%) Architect
17 23 (2.86%) QA Engineer
18 18 (2.24%) Software Tester
18 18 (2.24%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.57%) .NET
2 63 (7.83%) HTML
3 59 (7.33%) Web Services
4 54 (6.71%) Spring
5 51 (6.34%) REST
6 48 (5.96%) XML
7 45 (5.59%) RESTful
8 43 (5.34%) CSS
9 29 (3.60%) AngularJS
10 26 (3.23%) Gherkin
11 24 (2.98%) HTML5
11 24 (2.98%) SOAP
12 23 (2.86%) ASP.NET
12 23 (2.86%) CSS3
12 23 (2.86%) Node.js
13 19 (2.36%) Hibernate
14 18 (2.24%) JSON
15 17 (2.11%) J2EE
16 16 (1.99%) Kafka
17 15 (1.86%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.98%) Mainframe
4 22 (2.73%) Statistics
5 20 (2.48%) User Experience
6 19 (2.36%) iPad
6 19 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.37%) Data Conversion
9 11 (1.37%) EPoS
9 11 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.99%) STB
11 7 (0.87%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.75%) Derivative
12 6 (0.75%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.62%) Equities
13 5 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.82%) Unix
2 62 (7.70%) Linux
3 60 (7.45%) Windows
4 15 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.24%) zOS
7 9 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.87%) Android
8 7 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.87%) Solaris
9 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.37%) HPUX
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (23.98%) Test Scripting
3 192 (23.85%) Non-Functional Testing
4 146 (18.14%) Regression Testing
5 142 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 124 (15.40%) Test Automation
7 110 (13.66%) Scrum
8 107 (13.29%) TDD
9 98 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (11.93%) BDD
11 91 (11.30%) Automated Testing
12 80 (9.94%) Software Testing
13 77 (9.57%) Integration Testing
14 75 (9.32%) Test Strategy
15 69 (8.57%) Manual Testing
16 67 (8.32%) Unit Testing
17 65 (8.07%) Automation Testing
17 65 (8.07%) System Integration Testing
18 61 (7.58%) Performance Testing
19 60 (7.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (22.73%) Java
2 157 (19.50%) SQL
3 90 (11.18%) JavaScript
4 69 (8.57%) C#
5 52 (6.46%) Python
6 37 (4.60%) Ruby
7 25 (3.11%) Groovy
8 24 (2.98%) C++
8 24 (2.98%) Perl
9 23 (2.86%) Scala
10 21 (2.61%) C
11 19 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.49%) PHP
14 12 (1.49%) VB
14 12 (1.49%) VBA
15 10 (1.24%) Clojure
16 9 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.99%) ES6
Qualifications
1 81 (10.06%) ISTQB
2 65 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 63 (7.83%) ISEB
4 52 (6.46%) Degree
5 41 (5.09%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.25%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (17.27%) QA
2 19 (2.36%) SDET
3 8 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.62%) SLA
6 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.37%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
7 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.25%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.25%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) EMIR
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (1.49%) Docker
2 10 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.87%) XenApp
3 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.37%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.12%) Postfix
8 1 (0.12%) Squid
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.48%) Puppet
3 14 (1.74%) CA Service Virtualization
3 14 (1.74%) OMEGAMON
3 14 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.24%) CA Endevor
5 8 (0.99%) Ansible
5 8 (0.99%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.87%) SCCM
7 6 (0.75%) Capistrano
7 6 (0.75%) 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%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.25%) Packer
10 2 (0.25%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 2 (0.25%) vRealize
11 1 (0.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 96 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 89 (11.06%) HP
3 69 (8.57%) Oracle
4 39 (4.84%) IBM
5 37 (4.60%) SAP
6 29 (3.60%) VMware
7 24 (2.98%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.99%) Huawei
9 15 (1.86%) Guidewire
9 15 (1.86%) Splunk
10 14 (1.74%) CA
10 14 (1.74%) Syncsort
11 11 (1.37%) Dell
12 10 (1.24%) CA Agile Central
13 8 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
13 8 (0.99%) Workday
14 6 (0.75%) Google
14 6 (0.75%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.62%) GigaSpaces
15 5 (0.62%) Teradata
Wokingham, Berkshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £334 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day +
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £383.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £383.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
Vesta Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Maclellan Smith
Rate: Market rates paid
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago