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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 264 248 202
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -46
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 506 490 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.90% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.14% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 293 372
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £27.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £61.80 £102.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%

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
44690 43131 40985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.93% 79.27% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29627 27316 25903
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1233 1208
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 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 +2 472 £375 +3.44% 100
London +16 191 £420 +5.00% 42
South East +12 98 £425 +30.76% 17
North West -36 33 £370 +3.85% 9
South West +1 31 £350 -20.00% 7
Hampshire +5 29 £450 +26.31% 3
West Midlands +7 28 £313 - 4
Yorkshire -8 28 £345 +6.15% 13
Scotland -30 26 £373 +33.03% 4
Surrey +5 24 £450 +44.00% 3
Berkshire 0 23 £350 +27.27% 4
East of England +6 22 £300 -36.84% 6
City of London +35 21 £410 +2.50% 17
Manchester -16 21 £500 +56.25% 6
Glasgow +10 20 £380 +52.00% 1
Reading +7 20 £335 +39.58% 2
West Yorkshire -14 19 £331 +1.92% 10
Midlands - 18 £275 - 1
North East -36 14 £278 -15.01%
Tyne and Wear -40 14 £278 -15.01%
Leeds -8 13 £325 -35.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 13 £290 -11.19%
Hertfordshire +11 11 £200 -50.00% 3
Leatherhead -6 11 £450 -10.00% 1
East Sussex +6 8 £350 -14.63%
Devon +6 7 £295 -21.33% 3
Dorset 0 7 £275 - 1
East Midlands -7 7 £338 -3.57% 1
Winchester -9 7 £450 +38.46%
Merseyside -16 7 £338 -33.00%

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 375 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (22.77%) SQL
3 218 (22.57%) Java
4 215 (22.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 199 (20.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 195 (20.19%) Test Scripting
7 190 (19.67%) QA
8 188 (19.46%) Selenium
9 183 (18.94%) JIRA
10 169 (17.49%) Finance
11 162 (16.77%) HP
12 159 (16.46%) Test Automation
13 151 (15.63%) Security Cleared
14 148 (15.32%) Scrum
15 147 (15.22%) Oracle
16 145 (15.01%) Cucumber
17 143 (14.80%) Integration Testing
18 137 (14.18%) ISTQB
19 130 (13.46%) Regression Testing
20 126 (13.04%) ISEB
21 122 (12.63%) BDD
22 119 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
23 117 (12.11%) SC Cleared
24 114 (11.80%) Software Testing
25 113 (11.70%) Unix
26 97 (10.04%) XML
27 96 (9.94%) Linux
27 96 (9.94%) SDLC
28 95 (9.83%) JavaScript
29 93 (9.63%) Banking

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 (4.66%) Confluence
2 25 (2.59%) JBoss
3 24 (2.48%) Oracle UPK
4 22 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.55%) Apache
5 15 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.35%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.14%) IIS
8 10 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (0.93%) Node.js
10 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.52%) CMS
11 5 (0.52%) Jetty
12 4 (0.41%) FileNet
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.31%) Drupal
13 3 (0.31%) GemFire
13 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 78 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 49 (5.07%) MS Office
3 29 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.35%) MS Project
6 5 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (1.04%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 5 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.52%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.52%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.41%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.31%) Hi Portfolio
7 3 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.31%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.31%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.52%) GitHub
3 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.10%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.10%) Force.com
4 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.21%) HTTP
2 16 (1.66%) SAN
3 15 (1.55%) SNMP
4 12 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.93%) DVB
5 9 (0.93%) Internet
6 8 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.62%) DNS
7 6 (0.62%) VoIP
7 6 (0.62%) WAN
8 5 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (0.52%) PuTTY
8 5 (0.52%) RTP
8 5 (0.52%) SMTP
8 5 (0.52%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.31%) Extranet
9 3 (0.31%) FTP
9 3 (0.31%) Intranet
9 3 (0.31%) MPLS
9 3 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.97%) MySQL
5 18 (1.86%) Data Mining
5 18 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.04%) VoltDB
10 8 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.83%) MS Access
11 7 (0.72%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.62%) CouchDB
12 6 (0.62%) DB2
13 5 (0.52%) Big Data
13 5 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.52%) QlikView
13 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 188 (19.46%) Selenium
2 183 (18.94%) JIRA
3 145 (15.01%) Cucumber
4 85 (8.80%) HP UFT
5 76 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 70 (7.25%) JUnit
6 70 (7.25%) WebDriver
7 68 (7.04%) SoapUI
8 61 (6.31%) JMeter
8 61 (6.31%) LoadRunner
9 55 (5.69%) Git (software)
10 46 (4.76%) Subversion
11 41 (4.24%) Maven
12 38 (3.93%) Gradle
13 23 (2.38%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (1.76%) JBehave
16 15 (1.55%) Ant
16 15 (1.55%) Appium
16 15 (1.55%) Toad
General
1 169 (17.49%) Finance
2 93 (9.63%) Banking
3 41 (4.24%) Retail
4 37 (3.83%) Back Office
5 35 (3.62%) Front Office
6 33 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.45%) Billing
9 11 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.04%) Games
10 10 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.93%) Automotive
11 9 (0.93%) Marketing
12 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.72%) Electronics
14 6 (0.62%) Legal
15 3 (0.31%) Military
16 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 308 (31.88%) Analyst
2 260 (26.92%) Test Analyst
3 182 (18.84%) Tester
4 115 (11.90%) Developer
5 86 (8.90%) Test Manager
6 61 (6.31%) Test Engineer
7 60 (6.21%) Java Developer
8 56 (5.80%) Test Leader
9 51 (5.28%) Automation Tester
10 40 (4.14%) Business Analyst
11 38 (3.93%) Consultant
11 38 (3.93%) Functional Tester
12 35 (3.62%) Developer in Test
13 32 (3.31%) Automation Test Analyst
14 30 (3.11%) Architect
15 29 (3.00%) Functional Analyst
15 29 (3.00%) Functional Test Analyst
16 28 (2.90%) QA Engineer
17 27 (2.80%) QA Analyst
18 24 (2.48%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.04%) XML
2 83 (8.59%) Web Services
3 68 (7.04%) .NET
4 64 (6.63%) HTML
5 54 (5.59%) SOAP
6 47 (4.87%) JSON
7 46 (4.76%) Spring
8 43 (4.45%) RESTful
9 37 (3.83%) REST
10 29 (3.00%) Gherkin
11 26 (2.69%) Hibernate
12 25 (2.59%) Java EE
13 21 (2.17%) CSS
13 21 (2.17%) JMS
14 20 (2.07%) Middleware
15 19 (1.97%) ASP.NET
16 17 (1.76%) Ajax
17 14 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
17 14 (1.45%) Entity Framework
17 14 (1.45%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.21%) Computer Science
2 31 (3.21%) Mobile App
3 30 (3.11%) STB
4 27 (2.80%) Statistics
5 26 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.66%) User Experience
8 15 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (1.24%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.24%) PKI
10 11 (1.14%) DTV
11 10 (1.04%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.04%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.04%) NHS
12 9 (0.93%) IPTV
13 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.72%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
15 6 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (11.70%) Unix
2 96 (9.94%) Linux
3 62 (6.42%) Windows
4 14 (1.45%) Android
5 10 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.83%) Solaris
6 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.41%) AIX
8 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) VME
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (22.26%) Non-Functional Testing
3 199 (20.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 195 (20.19%) Test Scripting
5 159 (16.46%) Test Automation
6 148 (15.32%) Scrum
7 143 (14.80%) Integration Testing
8 130 (13.46%) Regression Testing
9 122 (12.63%) BDD
10 114 (11.80%) Software Testing
11 96 (9.94%) SDLC
12 93 (9.63%) Test Strategy
13 89 (9.21%) Automated Testing
14 88 (9.11%) Test Management
15 86 (8.90%) Unit Testing
16 82 (8.49%) Defect Management
17 78 (8.07%) System Integration Testing
18 75 (7.76%) System Testing
19 74 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
20 73 (7.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 220 (22.77%) SQL
2 218 (22.57%) Java
3 95 (9.83%) JavaScript
4 65 (6.73%) Python
5 64 (6.63%) C#
6 55 (5.69%) Ruby
7 45 (4.66%) C
8 37 (3.83%) Shell Script
9 34 (3.52%) Groovy
10 32 (3.31%) C++
10 32 (3.31%) Perl
11 30 (3.11%) VB
12 23 (2.38%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.66%) VBA
14 12 (1.24%) VBScript
15 10 (1.04%) ABAP
15 10 (1.04%) PHP
16 9 (0.93%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.83%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 151 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 137 (14.18%) ISTQB
3 126 (13.04%) ISEB
4 117 (12.11%) SC Cleared
5 64 (6.63%) Degree
6 61 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 22 (2.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.14%) CCNA
11 4 (0.41%) MCSA
11 4 (0.41%) MCSE
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.41%) VCP5
11 4 (0.41%) VCP6
11 4 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.31%) CCSA
12 3 (0.31%) CCSE
13 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (19.67%) QA
2 9 (0.93%) HL7
3 8 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.72%) SLA
5 6 (0.62%) DO-160
5 6 (0.62%) WCAG
6 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.41%) EMIR
7 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.31%) GPG13
7 3 (0.31%) SDET
7 3 (0.31%) WAI
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.21%) MiFID
8 2 (0.21%) TickIT
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) GAAP
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 8 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.72%) Docker
3 6 (0.62%) LXC
4 3 (0.31%) Firmware
5 2 (0.21%) NFS
5 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 119 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.41%) Graphite
4 3 (0.31%) SCCM
5 2 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.10%) Ansible
6 1 (0.10%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.10%) nmon
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 162 (16.77%) HP
2 147 (15.22%) Oracle
3 87 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 52 (5.38%) IBM
5 43 (4.45%) SAP
6 31 (3.21%) PeopleSoft
7 30 (3.11%) VMware
8 23 (2.38%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.76%) Cisco
9 17 (1.76%) Pega
10 15 (1.55%) JD Edwards
11 13 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.24%) Rally
13 11 (1.14%) Cognos
13 11 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
14 10 (1.04%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.93%) Huawei
15 9 (0.93%) Sybase
16 8 (0.83%) Blue Coat
16 8 (0.83%) NetApp
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Ciber
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
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Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
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