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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 259 240 214
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 498 518 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.93% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 324 348
Median daily rate £368 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £260
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 6 7 12
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +70.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £26.40 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £91.10 £102.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +72.83%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -8 468 £370 +2.06% 90
London +28 199 £400 -0.12% 31
South East +27 110 £425 +31.78% 17
West Midlands +1 33 £300 -33.33% 4
Hampshire -6 28 £450 +38.46% 3
South West +3 25 £350 -5.08% 6
North West -51 25 £350 -12.50% 7
Berkshire -4 24 £350 +40.00% 5
Scotland -25 24 £373 +33.03% 6
Surrey +12 23 £450 - 3
City of London +36 21 £420 -26.95% 11
Reading +6 21 £335 +13.55% 2
North East -33 21 £305 +23.23% 2
Tyne and Wear -38 21 £305 +23.23% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 21 £305 +23.23% 2
Yorkshire -23 19 £348 +10.31% 15
East of England +12 17 £350 +18.64% 3
Glasgow +3 17 £380 +52.00% 2
West Yorkshire -2 15 £325 +1.56% 15
Croydon - 14 £380 - 1
Manchester -18 13 £388 +8.77% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 12 £190 -40.62% 2
Leatherhead +11 12 £450 -
Midlands - 12 £275 -
Dorset - 10 £325 - 3
Gosport - 10 £450 -
Birmingham +1 9 £150 -66.66% 1
Merseyside -19 9 £320 -36.00% 1
Leeds -15 8 £325 -27.77% 12
Cambridge +19 7 £360 +33.54% 2

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 370 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (22.62%) SQL
3 216 (22.11%) Java
4 208 (21.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 194 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 194 (19.86%) Test Scripting
6 190 (19.45%) Finance
7 189 (19.34%) QA
8 184 (18.83%) Selenium
9 181 (18.53%) JIRA
10 156 (15.97%) HP
11 155 (15.86%) Test Automation
12 152 (15.56%) Oracle
13 151 (15.46%) Security Cleared
14 149 (15.25%) Scrum
15 143 (14.64%) ISTQB
15 143 (14.64%) Regression Testing
16 140 (14.33%) ISEB
16 140 (14.33%) Integration Testing
17 131 (13.41%) Cucumber
18 123 (12.59%) BDD
19 122 (12.49%) HP Quality Center
20 118 (12.08%) SC Cleared
21 111 (11.36%) Unix
21 111 (11.36%) Software Testing
22 95 (9.72%) SDLC
23 94 (9.62%) JavaScript
24 92 (9.42%) XML
25 91 (9.31%) Microsoft
25 91 (9.31%) 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 38 (3.89%) Confluence
2 27 (2.76%) JBoss
3 24 (2.46%) Oracle UPK
4 19 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.74%) Apache
5 17 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.64%) IIS
6 16 (1.64%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.61%) CMS
9 6 (0.61%) Drupal
10 5 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.31%) FileNet
12 3 (0.31%) Jetty
12 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.20%) Mule
13 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.53%) MS Office
3 30 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.54%) MS Project
6 5 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.02%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.61%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.51%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.51%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.31%) Hi Portfolio
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.31%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.61%) GitHub
1 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.51%) SaaS
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.31%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.31%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.20%) Trello
6 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.10%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.10%) Force.com
6 1 (0.10%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.48%) HTTP
2 20 (2.05%) SAN
3 13 (1.33%) DVB
4 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.72%) Internet
6 6 (0.61%) DNS
6 6 (0.61%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.51%) RTP
7 5 (0.51%) WAN
8 4 (0.41%) Firewall
8 4 (0.41%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.41%) SNMP
8 4 (0.41%) VoIP
8 4 (0.41%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (0.31%) SMTP
9 3 (0.31%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.20%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.20%) NAS
10 2 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.87%) MySQL
2 28 (2.87%) Relational Database
3 26 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.25%) Data Mining
5 20 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.02%) VoltDB
9 9 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (0.92%) MS Access
10 8 (0.82%) DB2
11 7 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.72%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.61%) Big Data
12 6 (0.61%) CouchDB
12 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.51%) QlikView
14 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 184 (18.83%) Selenium
2 181 (18.53%) JIRA
3 131 (13.41%) Cucumber
4 79 (8.09%) HP UFT
5 74 (7.57%) WebDriver
6 73 (7.47%) JUnit
7 71 (7.27%) SoapUI
8 69 (7.06%) Jenkins
9 59 (6.04%) Git (software)
9 59 (6.04%) JMeter
10 58 (5.94%) LoadRunner
11 46 (4.71%) Subversion
12 44 (4.50%) Maven
13 37 (3.79%) Gradle
14 26 (2.66%) TeamCity
15 21 (2.15%) Ant
16 18 (1.84%) JBehave
17 16 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (1.54%) Appium
18 15 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 190 (19.45%) Finance
2 91 (9.31%) Banking
3 46 (4.71%) Retail
4 36 (3.68%) Back Office
5 34 (3.48%) Front Office
6 29 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.25%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.43%) Billing
9 12 (1.23%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.02%) Games
11 9 (0.92%) Marketing
12 8 (0.82%) Automotive
13 7 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.72%) Electronics
13 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.51%) Legal
15 3 (0.31%) Advertising
15 3 (0.31%) Military
16 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 316 (32.34%) Analyst
2 262 (26.82%) Test Analyst
3 170 (17.40%) Tester
4 115 (11.77%) Developer
5 86 (8.80%) Test Manager
6 63 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 58 (5.94%) Automation Tester
8 52 (5.32%) Java Developer
9 47 (4.81%) Test Leader
10 46 (4.71%) Consultant
11 45 (4.61%) Business Analyst
12 37 (3.79%) Functional Tester
13 34 (3.48%) Architect
13 34 (3.48%) Developer in Test
14 31 (3.17%) Automation Test Analyst
14 31 (3.17%) QA Engineer
15 29 (2.97%) Functional Analyst
15 29 (2.97%) QA Tester
16 28 (2.87%) QA Analyst
17 27 (2.76%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.42%) XML
2 83 (8.50%) Web Services
3 77 (7.88%) HTML
4 54 (5.53%) .NET
5 49 (5.02%) SOAP
6 46 (4.71%) JSON
7 45 (4.61%) REST
7 45 (4.61%) Spring
8 38 (3.89%) RESTful
9 29 (2.97%) CSS
10 28 (2.87%) Gherkin
10 28 (2.87%) Java EE
11 26 (2.66%) Hibernate
12 23 (2.35%) ASP.NET
13 22 (2.25%) JMS
14 20 (2.05%) Ajax
15 19 (1.94%) JSP
15 19 (1.94%) Middleware
16 15 (1.54%) AngularJS
17 13 (1.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.58%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.28%) STB
4 31 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (2.56%) Statistics
6 23 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.05%) User Experience
8 19 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.13%) DTV
10 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.13%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.13%) NHS
11 10 (1.02%) Device Driver
12 9 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.92%) IPTV
13 7 (0.72%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.61%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.61%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.36%) Unix
2 89 (9.11%) Linux
3 53 (5.42%) Windows
4 16 (1.64%) Android
5 11 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.92%) Solaris
7 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.61%) AIX
9 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) VME
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (21.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 194 (19.86%) Test Scripting
3 194 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 155 (15.86%) Test Automation
5 149 (15.25%) Scrum
6 143 (14.64%) Regression Testing
7 140 (14.33%) Integration Testing
8 123 (12.59%) BDD
9 111 (11.36%) Software Testing
10 95 (9.72%) SDLC
11 90 (9.21%) Automated Testing
12 88 (9.01%) Test Strategy
12 88 (9.01%) Unit Testing
13 84 (8.60%) Defect Management
14 80 (8.19%) System Testing
14 80 (8.19%) TDD
14 80 (8.19%) Waterfall
15 76 (7.78%) Performance Testing
16 75 (7.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (22.62%) SQL
2 216 (22.11%) Java
3 94 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 65 (6.65%) Python
5 56 (5.73%) C#
6 41 (4.20%) Ruby
7 37 (3.79%) C
8 35 (3.58%) Groovy
9 34 (3.48%) VB
10 31 (3.17%) C++
11 29 (2.97%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.56%) Perl
13 17 (1.74%) VBA
14 16 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.33%) PHP
16 12 (1.23%) VBScript
17 11 (1.13%) ABAP
18 9 (0.92%) PowerShell
19 8 (0.82%) VB.NET
20 5 (0.51%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 151 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 143 (14.64%) ISTQB
3 140 (14.33%) ISEB
4 118 (12.08%) SC Cleared
5 69 (7.06%) Degree
6 59 (6.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (2.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 23 (2.35%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.54%) CCNA
9 15 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.31%) MCSA
11 3 (0.31%) MCSE
11 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.31%) VCP5
11 3 (0.31%) VCP6
11 3 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.10%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (19.34%) QA
2 9 (0.92%) HL7
3 7 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.61%) DO-160
5 5 (0.51%) SDET
5 5 (0.51%) WCAG
6 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.41%) EMIR
7 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.31%) SLA
8 2 (0.20%) GPG13
8 2 (0.20%) GxP
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.20%) MiFID
8 2 (0.20%) SEPA
8 2 (0.20%) TickIT
8 2 (0.20%) WAI
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) LXC
5 4 (0.41%) Docker
6 3 (0.31%) Firmware
7 2 (0.20%) NFS
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 122 (12.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.41%) SCCM
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.20%) Graphite
4 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.10%) Ansible
5 1 (0.10%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 156 (15.97%) HP
2 152 (15.56%) Oracle
3 91 (9.31%) Microsoft
4 44 (4.50%) IBM
5 41 (4.20%) SAP
6 31 (3.17%) PeopleSoft
7 29 (2.97%) VMware
8 24 (2.46%) Atlassian
9 22 (2.25%) Pega
10 19 (1.94%) JD Edwards
11 14 (1.43%) Rally
12 10 (1.02%) Hyperion
13 9 (0.92%) Cisco
13 9 (0.92%) Cognos
13 9 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
14 8 (0.82%) NetApp
14 8 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.82%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.72%) EMC
15 7 (0.72%) Informatica
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Montagu Olsen Associates
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £300 - £310 per annum
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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London
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