The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 475 458 483
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 154 159 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 75 44
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£350 £303 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -19.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 July 2015.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 141 £356 +16.80% 19
London +29 62 £425 +17.24% 4
North West +2 25 £338 +8.87% 4
South East -45 23 £316 +0.39% 5
Manchester - 12 £300 - 4
Scotland +1 11 £290 -22.66%
South West -6 11 £363 +22.88% 1
City of London -3 10 £493 +51.53% 1
Hampshire -25 10 £308 -5.38%
Edinburgh - 9 £290 -
Liverpool - 8 £338 -
Merseyside - 8 £338 -
East of England -1 6 £288 +74.24%
Berkshire +5 5 £250 -
West Midlands +2 5 £288 - 1
Winchester - 5 £291 -
Wiltshire 0 4 £275 +34.14% 1
Swindon -7 4 £275 +5.76%
West Yorkshire -36 4 £398 +41.96% 1
Leeds -37 4 £398 +41.96%
Yorkshire -41 4 £398 +41.96% 3
Gloucestershire -3 3 £363 +9.84%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - -
Glasgow +2 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £394 +43.18%
Reading -3 2 - -
Cheltenham -7 2 £363 +9.84%
East Midlands -7 2 £300 +7.14%
Essex -8 2 £160 -3.03%
West Sussex -9 2 - -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 90 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 75 (26.88%) Security Cleared
3 73 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (25.09%) Test Scripting
5 67 (24.01%) SQL
6 60 (21.51%) Oracle
7 58 (20.79%) Test Management
8 56 (20.07%) HP
9 54 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
10 52 (18.64%) Software Testing
11 46 (16.49%) ISEB
11 46 (16.49%) SC Cleared
12 42 (15.05%) QA
13 37 (13.26%) ISTQB
13 37 (13.26%) Finance
14 36 (12.90%) Integration Testing
15 35 (12.54%) Scrum
15 35 (12.54%) Java
16 32 (11.47%) LoadRunner
16 32 (11.47%) Selenium
16 32 (11.47%) Test Automation
17 31 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
17 31 (11.11%) HP UFT
18 30 (10.75%) Regression Testing
18 30 (10.75%) System Testing
19 29 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (10.04%) JIRA
20 28 (10.04%) Retail
21 27 (9.68%) Automated Testing
22 25 (8.96%) UNIX

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.51%) CMS
2 6 (2.15%) Apache
3 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.08%) Lync
4 2 (0.72%) Confluence
4 2 (0.72%) Documentum
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (7.17%) MS Office
2 10 (3.58%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) HipChat
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.58%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.72%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.36%) SAP HR-PA
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.15%) LAN
2 5 (1.79%) WAN
2 5 (1.79%) DAB
3 4 (1.43%) Internet
3 4 (1.43%) DHCP
3 4 (1.43%) FTP
3 4 (1.43%) ADSL
3 4 (1.43%) WLAN
3 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.43%) VPN
3 4 (1.43%) DNS
4 3 (1.08%) SAN
5 2 (0.72%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.72%) FCoE
5 2 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
6 1 (0.36%) X.400
6 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.23%) MySQL
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.72%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.72%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.36%) Essbase
7 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (11.47%) LoadRunner
1 32 (11.47%) Selenium
2 31 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 28 (10.04%) JIRA
4 19 (6.81%) SoapUI
5 17 (6.09%) JUnit
6 15 (5.38%) Rational Functional Tester
7 14 (5.02%) JMeter
8 13 (4.66%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.51%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.15%) Subversion
11 6 (2.15%) Maven
11 6 (2.15%) Rational Robot
12 5 (1.79%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.79%) RequisitePro
12 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.08%) Rational Performance Tester
13 3 (1.08%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 37 (13.26%) Finance
2 28 (10.04%) Retail
3 23 (8.24%) Banking
4 16 (5.73%) Billing
5 8 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.15%) Games
8 5 (1.79%) Legal
8 5 (1.79%) Marketing
9 4 (1.43%) Law
10 3 (1.08%) Publishing
10 3 (1.08%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.72%) Back Office
11 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) Front Office
12 1 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (42.29%) Analyst
2 107 (38.35%) Test Analyst
3 64 (22.94%) Tester
4 49 (17.56%) Test Manager
5 41 (14.70%) Functional Analyst
5 41 (14.70%) Functional Test Analyst
6 40 (14.34%) Functional Tester
7 16 (5.73%) Test Leader
8 11 (3.94%) Developer
9 9 (3.23%) Consultant
10 8 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.87%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.51%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (2.15%) Lead Test Analyst
12 6 (2.15%) Siebel Analyst
12 6 (2.15%) Manual Tester
12 6 (2.15%) Senior Test Analyst
13 5 (1.79%) Software Tester
13 5 (1.79%) Programme Manager
13 5 (1.79%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.53%) XML
2 18 (6.45%) .NET
3 17 (6.09%) SOAP
4 13 (4.66%) Web Services
5 11 (3.94%) HTML
6 10 (3.58%) J2EE
7 6 (2.15%) JSON
7 6 (2.15%) WebCenter
8 5 (1.79%) Middleware
8 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.79%) CSS
9 4 (1.43%) JSP
9 4 (1.43%) Spring
9 4 (1.43%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.08%) XSL
10 3 (1.08%) jQuery
10 3 (1.08%) REST
10 3 (1.08%) JAX-RS
11 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (0.72%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.87%) Data Integration
3 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.43%) STB
5 4 (1.43%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.08%) User Experience
7 2 (0.72%) Derivative
7 2 (0.72%) RIA
7 2 (0.72%) Online Games
7 2 (0.72%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) W3C
8 1 (0.36%) Replication
8 1 (0.36%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.96%) UNIX
2 14 (5.02%) Windows
3 9 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.15%) Linux
5 5 (1.79%) Android
6 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.72%) AIX
7 2 (0.72%) Solaris
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 73 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (25.09%) Test Scripting
4 58 (20.79%) Test Management
5 52 (18.64%) Software Testing
6 36 (12.90%) Integration Testing
7 35 (12.54%) Scrum
8 32 (11.47%) Test Automation
9 31 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
10 30 (10.75%) System Testing
10 30 (10.75%) Regression Testing
11 27 (9.68%) Automated Testing
12 25 (8.96%) Test Strategy
13 19 (6.81%) Migration
14 18 (6.45%) CRM
14 18 (6.45%) Performance Testing
15 16 (5.73%) Data Migration
16 15 (5.38%) Analytics
17 13 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.01%) SQL
2 35 (12.54%) Java
3 16 (5.73%) C#
4 11 (3.94%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.58%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.58%) Python
6 9 (3.23%) C
7 8 (2.87%) Perl
8 7 (2.51%) PHP
8 7 (2.51%) C++
8 7 (2.51%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.15%) VBA
9 6 (2.15%) Ruby
10 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.43%) VB
12 3 (1.08%) XPath
12 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.72%) VBScript
14 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 75 (26.88%) Security Cleared
2 46 (16.49%) SC Cleared
2 46 (16.49%) ISEB
3 37 (13.26%) ISTQB
4 24 (8.60%) DV Cleared
5 19 (6.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (6.45%) Degree
7 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.08%) MCSA
8 3 (1.08%) MCP
8 3 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.36%) MCITP
10 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.36%) HNC
10 1 (0.36%) HND
10 1 (0.36%) MCSE
10 1 (0.36%) CCNA
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.05%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.23%) SCCM
3 4 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 60 (21.51%) Oracle
2 56 (20.07%) HP
3 22 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.09%) IBM
5 10 (3.58%) Siebel
6 9 (3.23%) SAP
6 9 (3.23%) Splunk
7 8 (2.87%) Teradata
8 7 (2.51%) VMware
9 6 (2.15%) Informatica
10 5 (1.79%) Ariba
10 5 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.43%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.43%) Dell
11 4 (1.43%) Citrix
11 4 (1.43%) McAfee
11 4 (1.43%) Apple
11 4 (1.43%) Telerik
11 4 (1.43%) Pega
12 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + Dependant on Experience
Posted: 27 days ago