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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 477 488 488
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 154 128 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 60 57
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£338 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +13 137 £344 +17.92% 11
London +3 51 £385 +6.20% 3
South East -14 30 £308 +6.03% 2
North West -7 25 £325 -13.33% 1
South West -1 17 £275 +35.80%
City of London +16 15 £385 -16.75%
Manchester - 15 £250 - 1
Hampshire -6 14 £310 -17.33% 1
Scotland -9 11 £290 -21.08%
Wiltshire +5 10 £220 +10.00%
Swindon +2 9 £218 +8.75%
Liverpool - 7 £338 -
Merseyside - 7 £338 -
Glasgow +7 6 £350 -4.76%
Berkshire +2 6 £296 -4.66%
Buckinghamshire -14 6 £234 +16.87%
Winchester - 6 £291 -
Edinburgh - 5 £290 -
West Midlands +8 4 £388 -
Newport -2 4 £400 -
Gloucestershire -4 4 £400 +21.21%
South Wales -7 4 £400 -
Wales -10 4 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £360 -
Slough +3 3 £358 +15.04%
Cheltenham 0 3 £363 +9.84%
Milton Keynes - 3 £230 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 1
East of England -1 2 £283 +28.40% 1
West Sussex -14 2 - -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 83 (30.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 74 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (26.74%) Security Cleared
4 71 (26.01%) SQL
5 64 (23.44%) Test Scripting
6 54 (19.78%) Oracle
7 53 (19.41%) ISEB
7 53 (19.41%) Test Management
8 49 (17.95%) HP
9 48 (17.58%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (16.85%) QA
10 46 (16.85%) Software Testing
10 46 (16.85%) Finance
11 43 (15.75%) SC Cleared
12 41 (15.02%) Java
13 39 (14.29%) ISTQB
14 37 (13.55%) HP UFT
15 36 (13.19%) Selenium
16 35 (12.82%) Test Automation
16 35 (12.82%) Scrum
17 30 (10.99%) Automated Testing
17 30 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (10.62%) Regression Testing
18 29 (10.62%) LoadRunner
19 28 (10.26%) Test Strategy
19 28 (10.26%) Integration Testing
20 27 (9.89%) JIRA
20 27 (9.89%) System Integration Testing
21 26 (9.52%) UNIX
21 26 (9.52%) Banking

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (2.93%) CMS
2 3 (1.10%) Lync
2 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.73%) Documentum
3 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (7.69%) MS Office
2 11 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) HipChat
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.66%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (2.93%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.73%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.73%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.37%) SAP HR-PA
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.37%) HFM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.20%) LAN
2 5 (1.83%) WLAN
2 5 (1.83%) WAN
2 5 (1.83%) FTP
2 5 (1.83%) DAB
3 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.47%) VPN
3 4 (1.47%) DNS
3 4 (1.47%) ADSL
3 4 (1.47%) DHCP
3 4 (1.47%) Internet
4 3 (1.10%) HTTP
4 3 (1.10%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.73%) SAN
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.37%) FCoE
6 1 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.93%) MySQL
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.73%) DB2
5 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.73%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.73%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Essbase
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 37 (13.55%) HP UFT
2 36 (13.19%) Selenium
3 29 (10.62%) LoadRunner
4 27 (9.89%) JIRA
5 19 (6.96%) Rational Functional Tester
6 18 (6.59%) SoapUI
7 16 (5.86%) JUnit
8 13 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.30%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.30%) JMeter
10 5 (1.83%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.83%) Rational Robot
10 5 (1.83%) Maven
10 5 (1.83%) Toad
10 5 (1.83%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (1.83%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.47%) RequisitePro
11 4 (1.47%) Subversion
12 3 (1.10%) ClearCase
General
1 46 (16.85%) Finance
2 26 (9.52%) Banking
3 23 (8.42%) Retail
4 11 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.66%) Billing
6 6 (2.20%) Games
7 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.83%) Marketing
8 4 (1.47%) Law
8 4 (1.47%) Legal
9 3 (1.10%) Publishing
9 3 (1.10%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.73%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Military
11 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 123 (45.05%) Analyst
2 108 (39.56%) Test Analyst
3 59 (21.61%) Tester
4 45 (16.48%) Test Manager
5 39 (14.29%) Functional Tester
6 32 (11.72%) Functional Analyst
6 32 (11.72%) Functional Test Analyst
7 15 (5.49%) Test Leader
8 11 (4.03%) Developer
9 10 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (3.30%) Consultant
11 8 (2.93%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (2.93%) QA Analyst
12 6 (2.20%) Lead Test Analyst
12 6 (2.20%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.20%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.20%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (1.83%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (1.83%) Applications Tester
13 5 (1.83%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.96%) SOAP
2 18 (6.59%) .NET
3 17 (6.23%) XML
4 11 (4.03%) Web Services
4 11 (4.03%) HTML
5 8 (2.93%) J2EE
6 7 (2.56%) Middleware
6 7 (2.56%) WebCenter
7 6 (2.20%) JSON
8 5 (1.83%) REST
8 5 (1.83%) JSP
9 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.47%) CSS
9 4 (1.47%) Spring
10 3 (1.10%) XSL
10 3 (1.10%) JAX-RS
10 3 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.10%) jQuery
11 2 (0.73%) ODBC
11 2 (0.73%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.30%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.47%) STB
5 4 (1.47%) Derivative
6 3 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.10%) User Experience
7 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.73%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.73%) RIA
7 2 (0.73%) Online Games
7 2 (0.73%) NHS
7 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) EPoS
8 1 (0.37%) W3C
8 1 (0.37%) PKI
8 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.52%) UNIX
2 17 (6.23%) Windows
3 9 (3.30%) Linux
4 8 (2.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.83%) Android
6 4 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.47%) Solaris
7 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) VME
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 74 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (23.44%) Test Scripting
4 53 (19.41%) Test Management
5 46 (16.85%) Software Testing
6 35 (12.82%) Scrum
6 35 (12.82%) Test Automation
7 30 (10.99%) Automated Testing
8 29 (10.62%) Regression Testing
9 28 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 28 (10.26%) Test Strategy
10 27 (9.89%) System Integration Testing
11 25 (9.16%) System Testing
12 20 (7.33%) Migration
13 19 (6.96%) Performance Testing
14 17 (6.23%) Manual Testing
15 15 (5.49%) Data Migration
15 15 (5.49%) Analytics
16 14 (5.13%) ETL
17 13 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (26.01%) SQL
2 41 (15.02%) Java
3 22 (8.06%) C#
4 12 (4.40%) C++
4 12 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.03%) Python
6 9 (3.30%) C
7 8 (2.93%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.93%) Perl
7 8 (2.93%) VB
7 8 (2.93%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.56%) Ruby
9 6 (2.20%) PHP
10 5 (1.83%) VBA
11 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.10%) XPath
13 2 (0.73%) VBScript
14 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (26.74%) Security Cleared
2 53 (19.41%) ISEB
3 43 (15.75%) SC Cleared
4 39 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 23 (8.42%) DV Cleared
6 17 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (6.23%) Degree
7 5 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.10%) MCSA
9 3 (1.10%) MCP
10 1 (0.37%) HNC
10 1 (0.37%) HND
10 1 (0.37%) MCSE
10 1 (0.37%) CCNA
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) MCITP
10 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (16.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (17.58%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.93%) SCCM
3 4 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.73%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.73%) nmon
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 54 (19.78%) Oracle
2 49 (17.95%) HP
3 24 (8.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.86%) IBM
5 9 (3.30%) SAP
5 9 (3.30%) Teradata
5 9 (3.30%) Splunk
6 7 (2.56%) Informatica
7 6 (2.20%) VMware
8 5 (1.83%) Telerik
8 5 (1.83%) Siebel
9 4 (1.47%) Dell
9 4 (1.47%) Citrix
9 4 (1.47%) Apple
9 4 (1.47%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.47%) McAfee
9 4 (1.47%) Pega
10 3 (1.10%) Polycom
10 3 (1.10%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.10%) Ariba
Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TRG
Rate: 260-295 Per Day
Posted: 21 days ago