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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 263 268 223
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -45
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 463 413 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.03% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 261 276
Average daily rate £376 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £247 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £33.75 £58.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -42.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 419 £388 +0.32% 143
London -31 155 £475 +18.75% 56
South East +13 88 £350 - 29
Yorkshire +8 41 £395 +31.66% 9
North West 0 35 £338 +28.57% 11
Hampshire +23 32 £375 +13.63% 3
South West +11 28 £350 -19.54% 11
East of England +18 26 £355 +1.42% 10
West Yorkshire +9 26 £384 +27.91% 4
Scotland +5 23 £291 -10.38% 3
Berkshire 0 23 £395 +26.40% 2
Leeds +4 22 £450 +50.00% 4
West Midlands -5 20 £234 -42.63% 10
Devon +17 18 £350 - 1
City of London +8 18 £425 -10.52% 9
Reading +1 18 £450 +32.35% 2
North East -4 18 £405 +60.39%
Tyne and Wear -13 18 £405 +60.39%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 18 £405 +60.39%
Winchester +6 17 £400 - 1
Wales +3 14 £318 - 1
South Wales +1 14 £318 - 1
Surrey -25 13 £300 -33.33% 6
Cardiff +2 12 £318 -
Edinburgh -9 12 £260 -19.87% 1
Manchester -14 12 £310 +24.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +17 9 £360 +2.85% 2
Essex +8 9 £323 -50.38%
Merseyside +7 9 £338 +53.40%
Birmingham +6 9 £135 - 2

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 403 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
3 263 (26.22%) Selenium
4 212 (21.14%) Test Automation
5 206 (20.54%) Java
6 202 (20.14%) Test Scripting
7 198 (19.74%) SQL
8 192 (19.14%) QA
9 183 (18.25%) Cucumber
10 176 (17.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 173 (17.25%) JIRA
12 158 (15.75%) Software Testing
13 157 (15.65%) ISTQB
14 152 (15.15%) Finance
15 151 (15.05%) HP
16 140 (13.96%) HP UFT
16 140 (13.96%) Security Cleared
17 136 (13.56%) ISEB
18 135 (13.46%) Scrum
19 128 (12.76%) Oracle
19 128 (12.76%) BDD
20 125 (12.46%) Test Strategy
21 122 (12.16%) Test Management
22 120 (11.96%) Automated Testing
23 114 (11.37%) Integration Testing
24 105 (10.47%) Jenkins
25 104 (10.37%) Linux
26 102 (10.17%) C#
27 101 (10.07%) JavaScript
28 100 (9.97%) Continuous Integration

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 43 (4.29%) Confluence
2 21 (2.09%) JBoss
3 17 (1.69%) Node.js
4 16 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.30%) Apache
7 11 (1.10%) Jetty
8 8 (0.80%) CMS
9 7 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.30%) Drupal
12 3 (0.30%) GemFire
12 3 (0.30%) IIS
12 3 (0.30%) Mule
12 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.20%) FileNet
13 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.100%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.19%) MS Office
3 24 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.80%) MS Project
7 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.100%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) SDL Web 8
2 8 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
3 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.50%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.40%) Hi Portfolio
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.20%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.70%) SaaS
4 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.100%) Force.com
6 1 (0.100%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.79%) SNMP
2 28 (2.79%) HTTP
3 21 (2.09%) Internet
4 19 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.10%) DNS
6 8 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.80%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.70%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (0.70%) SMTP
7 7 (0.70%) VoIP
7 7 (0.70%) WAN
8 5 (0.50%) LAN
9 4 (0.40%) FTP
9 4 (0.40%) RTP
10 3 (0.30%) DHCP
10 3 (0.30%) Extranet
10 3 (0.30%) Intranet
10 3 (0.30%) LDAP
10 3 (0.30%) MPLS
10 3 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (1.10%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.10%) MySQL
8 10 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.70%) Big Data
10 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.60%) DB2
12 4 (0.40%) DataStage
12 4 (0.40%) Informix
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 263 (26.22%) Selenium
2 183 (18.25%) Cucumber
3 173 (17.25%) JIRA
4 140 (13.96%) HP UFT
5 105 (10.47%) Jenkins
6 74 (7.38%) WebDriver
7 67 (6.68%) Git (software)
8 63 (6.28%) JMeter
9 59 (5.88%) LoadRunner
10 54 (5.38%) JUnit
11 51 (5.08%) SoapUI
12 46 (4.59%) Subversion
13 42 (4.19%) SpecFlow
13 42 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 36 (3.59%) Gradle
15 28 (2.79%) Maven
16 21 (2.09%) Capybara
17 20 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (1.99%) Mockito
18 19 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 152 (15.15%) Finance
2 86 (8.57%) Banking
3 35 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.99%) Front Office
5 28 (2.79%) Back Office
6 27 (2.69%) Retail
7 25 (2.49%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.99%) Billing
9 17 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.00%) Games
11 9 (0.90%) Legal
12 6 (0.60%) Publishing
13 5 (0.50%) Automotive
13 5 (0.50%) Electronics
13 5 (0.50%) Marketing
13 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Military
15 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 374 (37.29%) Analyst
2 313 (31.21%) Test Analyst
3 176 (17.55%) Tester
4 120 (11.96%) Developer
5 94 (9.37%) Test Manager
6 71 (7.08%) Test Leader
7 55 (5.48%) Consultant
8 51 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 46 (4.59%) Automation Analyst
9 46 (4.59%) Automation Test Analyst
10 44 (4.39%) Business Analyst
11 40 (3.99%) Functional Tester
12 38 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
13 37 (3.69%) Senior Test Analyst
14 31 (3.09%) Test Engineer
15 30 (2.99%) Test Consultant
16 29 (2.89%) Functional Analyst
16 29 (2.89%) Functional Test Analyst
17 27 (2.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
18 26 (2.59%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.57%) .NET
2 69 (6.88%) XML
3 66 (6.58%) Web Services
4 58 (5.78%) HTML
5 51 (5.08%) REST
6 48 (4.79%) Spring
7 43 (4.29%) SOAP
8 42 (4.19%) Gherkin
9 32 (3.19%) JSON
10 31 (3.09%) CSS
11 26 (2.59%) Hibernate
12 24 (2.39%) RESTful
13 23 (2.29%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.29%) jQuery
14 22 (2.19%) HTML5
15 20 (1.99%) ActiveMQ
16 19 (1.89%) Apache Camel
16 19 (1.89%) CSS3
17 17 (1.69%) AngularJS
18 15 (1.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 30 (2.99%) PKI
3 26 (2.59%) Statistics
3 26 (2.59%) STB
4 24 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.89%) User Experience
7 13 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.10%) NHS
10 10 (1.00%) Graphic Design
10 10 (1.00%) IPTV
11 9 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
13 7 (0.70%) DTV
14 6 (0.60%) CESG
14 6 (0.60%) Device Driver
15 5 (0.50%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 104 (10.37%) Linux
2 80 (7.98%) Windows
3 77 (7.68%) Unix
4 30 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.00%) Android
6 9 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.40%) Solaris
8 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.100%) AIX
11 1 (0.100%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.100%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.100%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.100%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
3 212 (21.14%) Test Automation
4 202 (20.14%) Test Scripting
5 176 (17.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 158 (15.75%) Software Testing
7 135 (13.46%) Scrum
8 128 (12.76%) BDD
9 125 (12.46%) Test Strategy
10 122 (12.16%) Test Management
11 120 (11.96%) Automated Testing
12 114 (11.37%) Integration Testing
13 100 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
14 95 (9.47%) Project Management
15 94 (9.37%) Waterfall
16 92 (9.17%) Regression Testing
17 89 (8.87%) Manual Testing
18 84 (8.37%) SDLC
19 80 (7.98%) Performance Testing
20 78 (7.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 206 (20.54%) Java
2 198 (19.74%) SQL
3 102 (10.17%) C#
4 101 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 76 (7.58%) Ruby
6 48 (4.79%) Python
7 37 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 36 (3.59%) C++
9 27 (2.69%) C
10 26 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.39%) VB
12 22 (2.19%) Groovy
13 20 (1.99%) Perl
14 18 (1.79%) PHP
15 12 (1.20%) VBScript
16 10 (1.00%) Dart
16 10 (1.00%) ECMAScript
16 10 (1.00%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.80%) ABAP
17 8 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (15.65%) ISTQB
2 140 (13.96%) Security Cleared
3 136 (13.56%) ISEB
4 94 (9.37%) SC Cleared
5 88 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 47 (4.69%) Degree
7 25 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 21 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.50%) HND
13 4 (0.40%) MCSE
14 3 (0.30%) CCSA
14 3 (0.30%) CCSE
14 3 (0.30%) MCSA
14 3 (0.30%) VCP5
14 3 (0.30%) VCP6
14 3 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (19.14%) QA
2 18 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.70%) HL7
3 7 (0.70%) WCAG
4 6 (0.60%) SLA
5 4 (0.40%) GPG13
5 4 (0.40%) WAI
6 3 (0.30%) MiFID
7 2 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) TickIT
8 1 (0.100%) DO-160
8 1 (0.100%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.100%) EMIR
8 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.100%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.20%) Docker
2 10 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.30%) LXC
3 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.20%) Firmware
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.100%) Varnish
5 1 (0.100%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 90 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.90%) Graphite
3 8 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.60%) SCCM
5 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 3 (0.30%) nmon
6 3 (0.30%) yum
7 2 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.100%) Ansible
8 1 (0.100%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.100%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.100%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.100%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.100%) SCOM
8 1 (0.100%) SCSM
8 1 (0.100%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.100%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.100%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 151 (15.05%) HP
2 128 (12.76%) Oracle
3 98 (9.77%) Microsoft
4 41 (4.09%) SAP
5 38 (3.79%) IBM
6 15 (1.50%) Cisco
7 13 (1.30%) Remedy
8 12 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.20%) Huawei
9 11 (1.10%) Sybase
9 11 (1.10%) Telerik
9 11 (1.10%) Teradata
10 10 (1.00%) Cognos
10 10 (1.00%) Informatica
11 9 (0.90%) Baan
11 9 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (0.90%) SOASTA, Inc
12 8 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.80%) F5
12 8 (0.80%) VMware
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Wenham Carter
Rate: Negotiable on experince
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £305 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: 250 GBP pd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competetive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Networking People (UK)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Norfolk
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 21 days ago