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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 270 258 245
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 478 532 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.92% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.15% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 309 313
Median daily rate £372 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.31 £28.56 £19.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £44.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%

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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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 -24 438 £375 +7.14% 71
London -31 181 £410 -5.74% 24
South East -6 93 £380 +16.92% 13
South West +3 40 £315 +5.00% 8
West Midlands -10 36 £333 +15.65% 1
Scotland +14 34 £301 +2.05% 1
Berkshire +10 27 £356 +23.91% 2
North East +2 23 £325 +62.50% 1
Tyne and Wear -8 23 £325 +62.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 21 £325 +62.50% 1
Croydon +10 20 £380 +16.92%
Hampshire -32 20 £450 +33.33% 5
North West -22 19 £316 -6.29% 4
Yorkshire -11 18 £338 +8.87% 13
West Yorkshire 0 17 £338 +8.87% 8
Reading +23 16 - -
City of London -2 16 £406 -12.16% 8
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £196 -38.18% 2
Leeds +7 13 £375 -0.66% 5
Edinburgh +1 12 £295 +1.72% 1
Manchester -20 12 £344 +3.38% 4
East of England +16 11 £375 +19.04% 2
Bristol +2 11 £250 -19.35% 2
East Midlands -1 11 £390 +9.85% 5
Surrey +8 10 £400 -11.11%
Glasgow +7 10 £422 +53.40%
Dorset +3 10 £325 +8.33% 4
Gloucestershire +3 10 £428 +7.00%
Telford -9 10 £525 -
Shropshire -12 10 £525 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 401 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (24.75%) Java
3 242 (24.54%) SQL
4 211 (21.40%) Test Scripting
5 206 (20.89%) Selenium
6 198 (20.08%) Finance
7 187 (18.97%) Regression Testing
8 184 (18.66%) JIRA
8 184 (18.66%) QA
8 184 (18.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 180 (18.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 168 (17.04%) Test Automation
10 168 (17.04%) HP
11 163 (16.53%) Oracle
12 158 (16.02%) Security Cleared
13 153 (15.52%) Scrum
14 147 (14.91%) ISEB
14 147 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
15 140 (14.20%) ISTQB
16 130 (13.18%) Cucumber
17 125 (12.68%) Unix
18 123 (12.47%) SC Cleared
19 118 (11.97%) BDD
20 112 (11.36%) Software Testing
21 108 (10.95%) Integration Testing
22 106 (10.75%) JavaScript
23 104 (10.55%) TDD
24 103 (10.45%) Microsoft
24 103 (10.45%) Test Strategy
25 101 (10.24%) Web Services

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 47 (4.77%) Confluence
2 32 (3.25%) JBoss
3 27 (2.74%) Apache
4 24 (2.43%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.33%) Oracle UPK
6 22 (2.23%) IIS
7 19 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.42%) CMS
11 9 (0.91%) Drupal
11 9 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.41%) Documentum
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.20%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.20%) FileNet
Applications
1 90 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 57 (5.78%) MS Office
3 35 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.52%) MS Project
6 4 (0.41%) Mingle
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.30%) CATIA
7 3 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.71%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.51%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.30%) Hi Portfolio
7 3 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.20%) Maximo
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.62%) GitHub
2 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.51%) Basecamp
4 5 (0.51%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.41%) Boomi
5 4 (0.41%) SaaS
6 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.30%) Force.com
6 3 (0.30%) IaaS
6 3 (0.30%) PaaS
6 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.20%) Office 365
7 2 (0.20%) Trello
8 1 (0.10%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.10%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.85%) HTTP
2 19 (1.93%) SAN
3 13 (1.32%) DVB
4 11 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.01%) Internet
5 10 (1.01%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.71%) FTP
7 6 (0.61%) DNS
8 4 (0.41%) Firewall
8 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.41%) SSH
8 4 (0.41%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.30%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.30%) SSL
9 3 (0.30%) VoIP
9 3 (0.30%) VPN
9 3 (0.30%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.20%) DHCP
10 2 (0.20%) SNMP
10 2 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.55%) MySQL
3 25 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.03%) Data Mining
6 16 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.12%) DB2
8 10 (1.01%) Big Data
8 10 (1.01%) VoltDB
9 9 (0.91%) MS Access
10 7 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.61%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.61%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.51%) GIS
12 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 206 (20.89%) Selenium
2 184 (18.66%) JIRA
3 130 (13.18%) Cucumber
4 91 (9.23%) HP UFT
4 91 (9.23%) SoapUI
5 89 (9.03%) Jenkins
6 83 (8.42%) WebDriver
7 80 (8.11%) JMeter
8 77 (7.81%) JUnit
9 75 (7.61%) Git (software)
10 67 (6.80%) LoadRunner
11 56 (5.68%) Maven
12 47 (4.77%) Subversion
13 37 (3.75%) Ant
14 33 (3.35%) Gradle
15 27 (2.74%) JBehave
16 25 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (2.33%) SonarQube
18 18 (1.83%) Eclipse
18 18 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 198 (20.08%) Finance
2 87 (8.82%) Banking
3 42 (4.26%) Retail
4 33 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.04%) Back Office
6 25 (2.54%) Front Office
7 17 (1.72%) Games
7 17 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.22%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.71%) Automotive
10 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.71%) Marketing
11 6 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.61%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Advertising
12 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.30%) Legal
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 330 (33.47%) Analyst
2 272 (27.59%) Test Analyst
3 189 (19.17%) Tester
4 124 (12.58%) Developer
5 81 (8.22%) Test Engineer
6 78 (7.91%) Automation Tester
7 72 (7.30%) Test Manager
8 55 (5.58%) Java Developer
9 49 (4.97%) Business Analyst
10 42 (4.26%) Architect
11 41 (4.16%) Test Leader
12 40 (4.06%) Automation Test Analyst
13 37 (3.75%) Functional Analyst
14 36 (3.65%) Functional Test Analyst
15 35 (3.55%) Consultant
16 32 (3.25%) Developer in Test
17 31 (3.14%) QA Tester
18 29 (2.94%) QA Engineer
19 28 (2.84%) Functional Tester
20 27 (2.74%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (10.24%) Web Services
2 92 (9.33%) XML
3 85 (8.62%) HTML
4 73 (7.40%) .NET
5 59 (5.98%) REST
5 59 (5.98%) SOAP
6 48 (4.87%) RESTful
7 46 (4.67%) Spring
8 41 (4.16%) CSS
9 34 (3.45%) JSON
10 29 (2.94%) Java EE
11 28 (2.84%) ASP.NET
11 28 (2.84%) Gherkin
11 28 (2.84%) Hibernate
12 26 (2.64%) Ajax
13 24 (2.43%) AngularJS
14 23 (2.33%) HTML5
15 21 (2.13%) JMS
15 21 (2.13%) JSP
16 20 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.64%) Computer Science
3 26 (2.64%) Mobile App
3 26 (2.64%) User Experience
4 25 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (1.93%) STB
6 15 (1.52%) Statistics
6 15 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 9 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (0.91%) Fixed Income
7 9 (0.91%) iPad
8 8 (0.81%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.71%) EPoS
9 7 (0.71%) IPTV
10 5 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.51%) ASTM
10 5 (0.51%) MPEG
10 5 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (12.68%) Unix
2 85 (8.62%) Linux
3 60 (6.09%) Windows
4 14 (1.42%) Solaris
5 12 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.61%) Android
6 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.51%) AIX
8 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.10%) VME
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (21.40%) Test Scripting
3 187 (18.97%) Regression Testing
4 184 (18.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 180 (18.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 168 (17.04%) Test Automation
7 153 (15.52%) Scrum
8 118 (11.97%) BDD
9 112 (11.36%) Software Testing
10 108 (10.95%) Integration Testing
11 104 (10.55%) TDD
12 103 (10.45%) Test Strategy
13 89 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
14 88 (8.92%) Automated Testing
15 86 (8.72%) System Testing
15 86 (8.72%) Waterfall
16 85 (8.62%) SDLC
17 83 (8.42%) Defect Management
18 79 (8.01%) Unit Testing
19 75 (7.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (24.75%) Java
2 242 (24.54%) SQL
3 106 (10.75%) JavaScript
4 75 (7.61%) Python
5 60 (6.09%) C#
6 47 (4.77%) Ruby
7 45 (4.56%) Groovy
8 38 (3.85%) VB
9 32 (3.25%) Perl
10 28 (2.84%) C
11 24 (2.43%) VBA
12 21 (2.13%) C++
13 18 (1.83%) VBScript
14 16 (1.62%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.52%) PHP
16 14 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.22%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.12%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.91%) Scala
20 7 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 158 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 147 (14.91%) ISEB
3 140 (14.20%) ISTQB
4 123 (12.47%) SC Cleared
5 67 (6.80%) Degree
6 52 (5.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 27 (2.74%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.42%) CCNA
9 14 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.20%) HND
11 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.20%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.10%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (18.66%) QA
2 13 (1.32%) SDET
3 9 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.61%) DO-160
5 4 (0.41%) MiFID
6 3 (0.30%) EMIR
6 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.20%) GxP
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.20%) SEPA
7 2 (0.20%) SLA
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.71%) Docker
2 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.20%) Firmware
4 2 (0.20%) NFS
4 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.10%) LXC
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.10%) Postfix
5 1 (0.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 147 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.01%) Puppet
3 9 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
4 8 (0.81%) Ansible
5 7 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.51%) SCCM
7 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.20%) Packer
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.20%) vRealize
10 1 (0.10%) logstash
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.10%) Nagios
10 1 (0.10%) Rancher
10 1 (0.10%) SCOM
10 1 (0.10%) Terraform
10 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 168 (17.04%) HP
2 163 (16.53%) Oracle
3 103 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 44 (4.46%) IBM
5 37 (3.75%) VMware
6 36 (3.65%) SAP
7 29 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
8 25 (2.54%) Atlassian
9 21 (2.13%) Pega
10 20 (2.03%) JD Edwards
11 17 (1.72%) Rally
12 11 (1.12%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.91%) Cognos
14 8 (0.81%) Google
14 8 (0.81%) SOASTA, Inc
15 7 (0.71%) Cisco
15 7 (0.71%) ForgeRock
16 6 (0.61%) EMC
16 6 (0.61%) Informatica
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day web tester, Jira, Quality
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Thames Valley
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago