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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 291 247 244
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 386 530 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.95% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.18% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 316 342
Median daily rate £385 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £30.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £57.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%

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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -45 361 £389 +11.07% 69
London +10 172 £425 -1.16% 25
South East 0 68 £322 -14.06% 10
Berkshire +37 34 £319 +18.05% 2
West Midlands -12 24 £385 +6.20% 1
West Yorkshire +18 23 £413 +35.24% 12
Yorkshire -1 23 £413 +20.43% 13
East of England +6 21 £325 -9.72% 6
Scotland -5 21 £310 -6.76% 2
City of London -6 20 £450 -2.70% 8
Reading +27 19 £250 -44.44% 1
North West -19 19 £325 -3.70% 4
East Midlands -7 16 £500 +60.00% 1
South West -26 14 £350 +1.44% 7
Hertfordshire - 12 £304 - 4
Surrey +15 10 £338 -3.91% 4
Edinburgh +3 10 £318 -2.30% 1
Northamptonshire -5 10 £500 +66.66% 1
Leeds +6 9 £425 +32.81% 10
Buckinghamshire - 9 £371 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £453 -
Glasgow -4 7 £272 -19.92% 1
Manchester -8 7 £325 +8.33% 2
Slough - 7 £319 -
Northampton - 7 £500 - 1
Lancashire 0 6 £375 +33.92% 1
Staffordshire 0 6 £283 -40.52% 1
Hampshire -34 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire +4 5 £450 +10.76% 1
Suffolk +4 5 £325 -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 411 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (25.49%) Java
3 195 (22.49%) Selenium
4 188 (21.68%) SQL
5 183 (21.11%) Test Scripting
5 183 (21.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 169 (19.49%) JIRA
7 164 (18.92%) Regression Testing
8 152 (17.53%) Finance
9 143 (16.49%) QA
10 141 (16.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 139 (16.03%) Test Automation
12 131 (15.11%) Scrum
13 116 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
14 113 (13.03%) TDD
15 112 (12.92%) Jenkins
16 110 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (12.34%) HP
18 106 (12.23%) JavaScript
19 104 (12.00%) BDD
20 102 (11.76%) Git (software)
21 99 (11.42%) Oracle
22 98 (11.30%) Cucumber
23 95 (10.96%) Test Strategy
24 92 (10.61%) Automated Testing
25 91 (10.50%) Microsoft
26 89 (10.27%) ISTQB
27 88 (10.15%) Security Cleared
28 85 (9.80%) Unix
29 82 (9.46%) Integration Testing

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 48 (5.54%) Confluence
2 38 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 28 (3.23%) Apache
4 17 (1.96%) JBoss
5 15 (1.73%) CMS
6 14 (1.61%) CICS
6 14 (1.61%) IIS
7 11 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.04%) Drupal
10 8 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.69%) Documentum
13 5 (0.58%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.58%) Liferay
13 5 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 76 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.69%) MS Office
3 30 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.85%) MS Project
6 5 (0.58%) Mingle
7 3 (0.35%) CATIA
8 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.46%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.35%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.77%) GitHub
2 21 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.61%) Office 365
4 11 (1.27%) Boomi
5 10 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.04%) PaaS
7 8 (0.92%) IaaS
7 8 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.58%) Basecamp
8 5 (0.58%) G Suite
9 3 (0.35%) SaaS
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.23%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.23%) Force.com
10 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.23%) Trello
11 1 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.27%) HTTP
2 14 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.15%) Internet
4 8 (0.92%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.69%) DNS
5 6 (0.69%) FTP
6 5 (0.58%) DHCP
6 5 (0.58%) DVB
6 5 (0.58%) SNMP
6 5 (0.58%) VoIP
7 4 (0.46%) SAN
7 4 (0.46%) SSH
8 3 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.35%) GPRS
8 3 (0.35%) GSM
8 3 (0.35%) LTE
8 3 (0.35%) SMTP
8 3 (0.35%) SSL
8 3 (0.35%) UMTS
8 3 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.23%) MySQL
3 27 (3.11%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.19%) DB2
6 19 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.38%) Power BI
10 11 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.04%) Big Data
12 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.81%) Redis
14 6 (0.69%) MS Access
14 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 195 (22.49%) Selenium
2 169 (19.49%) JIRA
3 112 (12.92%) Jenkins
4 102 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 98 (11.30%) Cucumber
6 68 (7.84%) WebDriver
7 66 (7.61%) JMeter
7 66 (7.61%) SoapUI
8 63 (7.27%) HP UFT
8 63 (7.27%) JUnit
9 57 (6.57%) Maven
10 48 (5.54%) Subversion
11 41 (4.73%) LoadRunner
12 34 (3.92%) Ant
13 32 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (3.46%) JBehave
15 27 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (3.11%) Gradle
16 22 (2.54%) SonarQube
17 16 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 152 (17.53%) Finance
2 66 (7.61%) Banking
3 51 (5.88%) Retail
4 32 (3.69%) Back Office
4 32 (3.69%) Front Office
5 27 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.85%) Marketing
8 15 (1.73%) Games
9 9 (1.04%) Advertising
10 6 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.58%) Publishing
12 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.46%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) French Language
13 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 268 (30.91%) Analyst
2 216 (24.91%) Test Analyst
3 156 (17.99%) Tester
4 124 (14.30%) Developer
5 59 (6.81%) Automation Tester
6 58 (6.69%) Test Engineer
6 58 (6.69%) Test Manager
7 44 (5.07%) Java Developer
7 44 (5.07%) Test Leader
8 41 (4.73%) Consultant
9 39 (4.50%) Automation Test Analyst
10 38 (4.38%) Business Analyst
11 34 (3.92%) Functional Analyst
11 34 (3.92%) Functional Test Analyst
12 29 (3.34%) Architect
13 26 (3.00%) Test Automation Engineer
14 23 (2.65%) QA Tester
15 21 (2.42%) Functional Tester
16 19 (2.19%) QA Engineer
17 18 (2.08%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.00%) HTML
2 68 (7.84%) .NET
2 68 (7.84%) Web Services
3 66 (7.61%) REST
4 61 (7.04%) XML
5 55 (6.34%) Spring
6 49 (5.65%) RESTful
7 48 (5.54%) CSS
8 31 (3.58%) AngularJS
9 30 (3.46%) HTML5
9 30 (3.46%) SOAP
10 29 (3.34%) Gherkin
11 27 (3.11%) CSS3
12 25 (2.88%) Node.js
13 21 (2.42%) J2EE
14 18 (2.08%) Ajax
14 18 (2.08%) Hibernate
14 18 (2.08%) JSON
14 18 (2.08%) Kafka
14 18 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.58%) User Experience
3 23 (2.65%) iPad
4 22 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 20 (2.31%) Statistics
7 19 (2.19%) Mainframe
8 17 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.27%) EPoS
12 10 (1.15%) STB
13 8 (0.92%) Derivative
14 7 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.69%) Equities
16 5 (0.58%) Algorithms
16 5 (0.58%) Data Integration
16 5 (0.58%) Mathematics
16 5 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 85 (9.80%) Unix
2 65 (7.50%) Windows
3 64 (7.38%) Linux
4 16 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.38%) Solaris
6 11 (1.27%) Android
6 11 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.15%) Mac OS
7 10 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.15%) zOS
8 7 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.35%) AIX
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (21.11%) Non-Functional Testing
2 183 (21.11%) Test Scripting
3 164 (18.92%) Regression Testing
4 141 (16.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 139 (16.03%) Test Automation
6 131 (15.11%) Scrum
7 113 (13.03%) TDD
8 110 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (12.00%) BDD
10 95 (10.96%) Test Strategy
11 92 (10.61%) Automated Testing
12 82 (9.46%) Integration Testing
13 79 (9.11%) Software Testing
14 77 (8.88%) Performance Testing
15 71 (8.19%) Unit Testing
16 70 (8.07%) Waterfall
17 68 (7.84%) SDLC
18 65 (7.50%) Configuration Management
19 63 (7.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 221 (25.49%) Java
2 188 (21.68%) SQL
3 106 (12.23%) JavaScript
4 65 (7.50%) C#
5 61 (7.04%) Python
6 49 (5.65%) Ruby
7 33 (3.81%) Groovy
8 28 (3.23%) Perl
9 24 (2.77%) C++
10 23 (2.65%) C
11 21 (2.42%) Scala
12 18 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.85%) VBA
14 15 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.61%) VB
16 12 (1.38%) PHP
16 12 (1.38%) VBScript
17 11 (1.27%) ES6
18 10 (1.15%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 89 (10.27%) ISTQB
2 88 (10.15%) Security Cleared
3 81 (9.34%) ISEB
4 61 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 49 (5.65%) Degree
6 28 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.46%) CCNA
10 4 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.23%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (16.49%) QA
2 24 (2.77%) SDET
3 9 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.46%) MiFID
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.38%) Docker
2 11 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.81%) XenApp
4 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.12%) Postfix
8 1 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 116 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.42%) Puppet
3 14 (1.61%) CA Service Virtualization
3 14 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
4 11 (1.27%) Ansible
4 11 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.15%) CA Endevor
6 7 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.81%) SCCM
7 6 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.58%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.58%) Nagios
9 3 (0.35%) SCOM
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.23%) Packer
10 2 (0.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 2 (0.23%) vRealize
11 1 (0.12%) Rancher
11 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (12.34%) HP
2 99 (11.42%) Oracle
3 91 (10.50%) Microsoft
4 47 (5.42%) IBM
5 35 (4.04%) SAP
6 25 (2.88%) Atlassian
7 24 (2.77%) VMware
8 15 (1.73%) Splunk
9 14 (1.61%) CA
9 14 (1.61%) Huawei
9 14 (1.61%) Syncsort
10 11 (1.27%) Dell
11 10 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
11 10 (1.15%) Google
12 8 (0.92%) Guidewire
12 8 (0.92%) JD Edwards
12 8 (0.92%) Pega
13 6 (0.69%) ForgeRock
13 6 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.58%) TIBCO
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