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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 478 463 416
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -47
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 131 107 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 79
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00

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
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +5 121 £400 +25.98% 21
London +40 56 £413 +23.13% 6
South East -28 22 £325 +4.00% 2
Hampshire -10 17 £336 -5.74%
City of London +10 14 £375 +19.04% 2
North West -11 9 £410 +36.43% 2
Yorkshire -20 7 £325 - 5
South West -31 7 £456 +143.33% 2
West Midlands +1 6 £228 -
East of England -3 6 £450 +20.00% 1
Leeds -7 6 £350 -3.44% 3
West Yorkshire -11 6 £350 +7.69% 3
Scotland -8 5 £275 -8.41% 2
Manchester -8 4 £275 -4.43% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £275 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £275 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £210 -16.00%
Newport -11 3 £400 +40.35%
South Wales -22 3 £400 +6.66%
Wales -30 3 £400 +18.51%
Basingstoke - 2 £325 -
Berkshire +3 1 £350 +12.00% 2
Hertfordshire +2 1 £210 -53.33%
Glasgow -1 1 - -
South Yorkshire -5 1 £250 -16.66%
Lancashire -25 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £60 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £350 - 2

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 84 (32.31%) Oracle
2 80 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 79 (30.38%) SQL
4 76 (29.23%) HP
5 74 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (28.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 71 (27.31%) Test Scripting
8 65 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 60 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
10 56 (21.54%) ISEB
11 54 (20.77%) .NET
12 53 (20.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 50 (19.23%) Finance
14 47 (18.08%) JavaScript
14 47 (18.08%) CRM
15 46 (17.69%) Security Cleared
16 43 (16.54%) Microsoft
17 42 (16.15%) C#
17 42 (16.15%) HTML
18 40 (15.38%) Test Management
19 38 (14.62%) Regression Testing
19 38 (14.62%) QA
20 37 (14.23%) JSP
21 35 (13.46%) Project Management
22 34 (13.08%) ASP.NET
22 34 (13.08%) Java
22 34 (13.08%) SC Cleared
23 33 (12.69%) VB
23 33 (12.69%) Software Testing
24 32 (12.31%) Oracle Reports

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (2.31%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.15%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.15%) Liferay
3 3 (1.15%) Apache
3 3 (1.15%) JBoss
4 2 (0.77%) CMS
4 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) Confluence
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.00%) MS Office
3 7 (2.69%) MS Project
4 6 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.54%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.77%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.38%) Summit
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) GitHub
2 2 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.23%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.15%) DAB
3 2 (0.77%) Firewall
3 2 (0.77%) Wireless
3 2 (0.77%) Broadband
3 2 (0.77%) Telnet
3 2 (0.77%) Internet
3 2 (0.77%) DHCP
3 2 (0.77%) FTP
3 2 (0.77%) HTTP
3 2 (0.77%) NAS
4 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.31%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.77%) EDMS
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) DataStage
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (20.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (10.00%) JIRA
3 25 (9.62%) JUnit
3 25 (9.62%) SoapUI
4 19 (7.31%) LoadRunner
5 17 (6.54%) Selenium
5 17 (6.54%) Rational Functional Tester
6 13 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (4.62%) ClearCase
8 10 (3.85%) DbUnit
9 8 (3.08%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.69%) RequisitePro
11 6 (2.31%) Subversion
11 6 (2.31%) Rational Robot
12 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.54%) JMeter
14 3 (1.15%) Zephyr
14 3 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 50 (19.23%) Finance
2 21 (8.08%) Banking
3 20 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.54%) Games
5 4 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.77%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.77%) French Language
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Avionics
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 95 (36.54%) Analyst
2 83 (31.92%) Test Analyst
3 59 (22.69%) Tester
4 45 (17.31%) Test Manager
5 27 (10.38%) Functional Test Analyst
5 27 (10.38%) Functional Analyst
5 27 (10.38%) Test Leader
6 21 (8.08%) Functional Tester
7 17 (6.54%) Test Engineer
8 9 (3.46%) Consultant
8 9 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.08%) Automation Tester
10 7 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (2.69%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (2.31%) Systems Test Engineer
11 6 (2.31%) QA Tester
11 6 (2.31%) Senior Tester
11 6 (2.31%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 6 (2.31%) QA Analyst
11 6 (2.31%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.77%) .NET
2 42 (16.15%) HTML
3 37 (14.23%) JSP
4 34 (13.08%) ASP.NET
5 18 (6.92%) XML
6 14 (5.38%) SOAP
7 12 (4.62%) jQuery
8 9 (3.46%) Web Services
9 6 (2.31%) Spring
10 4 (1.54%) OLE
10 4 (1.54%) XSLT
11 3 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (1.15%) REST
11 3 (1.15%) XHTML
11 3 (1.15%) Struts
11 3 (1.15%) Servlets
11 3 (1.15%) Velocity
11 3 (1.15%) JSR 168
12 2 (0.77%) J2EE
12 2 (0.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.31%) User Experience
4 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.92%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.92%) Open Source
4 5 (1.92%) STB
5 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.54%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.54%) IPTV
5 4 (1.54%) W3C
5 4 (1.54%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.15%) Online Games
6 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.15%) EPoS
6 3 (1.15%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.38%) RIA
7 1 (0.38%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.23%) Linux
2 10 (3.85%) Windows
3 8 (3.08%) UNIX
4 4 (1.54%) Solaris
5 3 (1.15%) Android
5 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 71 (27.31%) Test Scripting
4 65 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 47 (18.08%) CRM
6 40 (15.38%) Test Management
7 38 (14.62%) Regression Testing
8 35 (13.46%) Project Management
9 33 (12.69%) Software Testing
10 31 (11.92%) Integration Testing
10 31 (11.92%) Scrum
11 30 (11.54%) Test Strategy
12 29 (11.15%) Knowledge Management
13 27 (10.38%) Automated Testing
14 26 (10.00%) System Testing
15 23 (8.85%) Manual Testing
16 22 (8.46%) ETL
17 19 (7.31%) User Stories
18 17 (6.54%) Migration
19 16 (6.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.38%) SQL
2 47 (18.08%) JavaScript
3 42 (16.15%) C#
4 34 (13.08%) Java
5 33 (12.69%) VB
6 7 (2.69%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.31%) Ruby
7 6 (2.31%) C++
8 5 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.92%) C
8 5 (1.92%) Perl
9 4 (1.54%) Python
10 3 (1.15%) Groovy
10 3 (1.15%) Scala
10 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 56 (21.54%) ISEB
3 46 (17.69%) Security Cleared
4 34 (13.08%) SC Cleared
5 32 (12.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 21 (8.08%) DV Cleared
7 15 (5.77%) Degree
8 12 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (14.62%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) FATCA
2 1 (0.38%) COREP
2 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 60 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 84 (32.31%) Oracle
2 76 (29.23%) HP
3 43 (16.54%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.54%) IBM
5 12 (4.62%) SAP
6 3 (1.15%) Northgate
6 3 (1.15%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (0.77%) Orchard
7 2 (0.77%) Apple
7 2 (0.77%) Cognos
7 2 (0.77%) Pega
8 1 (0.38%) WSO2
8 1 (0.38%) Siebel
8 1 (0.38%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.38%) Mercator
8 1 (0.38%) CA
8 1 (0.38%) Google
8 1 (0.38%) Telerik
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