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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 484 480 430
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -50
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 129 104 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 116
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£325 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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
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 September 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 -10 117 £325 -13.33% 19
London -11 44 £350 -6.66% 4
South East +23 33 £305 -23.75% 7
Hampshire +5 18 £335 -16.25% 4
Yorkshire +12 16 £275 -9.09% 4
West Yorkshire +10 16 £275 -16.66% 3
City of London +27 12 £398 -16.31% 2
Leeds +6 12 £278 -15.90% 3
South West - 9 £200 -
Scotland -16 8 £368 +59.78%
Surrey +5 6 £305 -23.75% 2
East of England -28 6 £319 +1.19%
Wiltshire - 6 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £205 -
North West -7 5 £363 +28.31% 3
Swindon - 5 £200 -
Hertfordshire -23 4 £369 -
Berkshire +4 3 £330 -17.50%
Manchester -10 3 £350 +12.90% 2
West Midlands -14 3 - -
Slough - 3 £330 -
Wales -19 2 £400 +45.45%
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Newport - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £275 -12.69%
Essex - 1 £165 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 114 (38.64%) Test Scripting
2 106 (35.93%) Oracle
3 102 (34.58%) ISTQB
4 96 (32.54%) SQL
5 91 (30.85%) HP
6 88 (29.83%) .NET
6 88 (29.83%) Test Automation
7 85 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (27.12%) C#
9 79 (26.78%) Security Cleared
10 74 (25.08%) QuickTest Pro
11 71 (24.07%) JavaScript
12 67 (22.71%) CRM
13 65 (22.03%) Microsoft
14 63 (21.36%) HTML
14 63 (21.36%) SC Cleared
15 61 (20.68%) VB
16 58 (19.66%) JSP
16 58 (19.66%) User Acceptance Testing
16 58 (19.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 57 (19.32%) ASP.NET
18 54 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
19 49 (16.61%) QA
20 48 (16.27%) Finance
20 48 (16.27%) Oracle Reports
21 46 (15.59%) ISEB
22 41 (13.90%) Knowledge Management
23 38 (12.88%) Project Management
24 36 (12.20%) DV Cleared
25 35 (11.86%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (1.36%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.02%) Apache
2 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.02%) Alfresco
2 3 (1.02%) Liferay
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.02%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.68%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) RMDS
4 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.34%) Summit
4 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) PaaS
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.73%) HTTP
2 9 (3.05%) FTP
2 9 (3.05%) Wireshark
3 7 (2.37%) NAS
3 7 (2.37%) Firewall
3 7 (2.37%) Wireless
3 7 (2.37%) DHCP
3 7 (2.37%) Broadband
3 7 (2.37%) Telnet
4 6 (2.03%) Internet
5 2 (0.68%) DAB
5 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.34%) PBX
6 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.34%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.27%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) KDB
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 74 (25.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (10.85%) Selenium
3 30 (10.17%) JIRA
4 24 (8.14%) JUnit
5 18 (6.10%) SoapUI
6 15 (5.08%) LoadRunner
7 12 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.39%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.05%) ClearCase
9 9 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.05%) Calabash
10 8 (2.71%) Zephyr
10 8 (2.71%) MSTest
10 8 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.37%) DbUnit
11 7 (2.37%) JMeter
11 7 (2.37%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.03%) Trac
12 6 (2.03%) Bugzilla
12 6 (2.03%) TestDirector
General
1 48 (16.27%) Finance
2 23 (7.80%) Banking
3 22 (7.46%) Retail
4 8 (2.71%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.36%) Automotive
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.34%) International Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 114 (38.64%) Analyst
2 105 (35.59%) Test Analyst
3 69 (23.39%) Tester
4 34 (11.53%) Functional Tester
5 33 (11.19%) Test Manager
5 33 (11.19%) Functional Analyst
5 33 (11.19%) Functional Test Analyst
6 31 (10.51%) Test Leader
7 20 (6.78%) Test Engineer
8 14 (4.75%) Manual Tester
9 13 (4.41%) Consultant
10 12 (4.07%) Automation Tester
11 11 (3.73%) Test Specialist
11 11 (3.73%) Test Consultant
12 10 (3.39%) Automation Analyst
13 9 (3.05%) QA Tester
13 9 (3.05%) QA Analyst
13 9 (3.05%) Automation Test Analyst
14 8 (2.71%) Automation Specialist
15 6 (2.03%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (29.83%) .NET
2 63 (21.36%) HTML
3 58 (19.66%) JSP
4 57 (19.32%) ASP.NET
5 18 (6.10%) Web Services
6 15 (5.08%) XML
7 10 (3.39%) OLE
8 9 (3.05%) jQuery
9 7 (2.37%) SOAP
10 5 (1.69%) REST
10 5 (1.69%) Spring
11 3 (1.02%) JSON
11 3 (1.02%) Velocity
11 3 (1.02%) JSR 168
11 3 (1.02%) Struts
11 3 (1.02%) Servlets
11 3 (1.02%) J2EE
11 3 (1.02%) XSLT
11 3 (1.02%) Middleware
11 3 (1.02%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
1 17 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.37%) Firmware
4 6 (2.03%) NHS
5 5 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.36%) User Experience
6 4 (1.36%) STB
7 3 (1.02%) Streaming Media
7 3 (1.02%) IPTV
7 3 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.02%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.02%) Open Source
8 2 (0.68%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.68%) IVR
8 2 (0.68%) Online Games
8 2 (0.68%) Derivative
9 1 (0.34%) Statistics
9 1 (0.34%) Informatics
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.14%) Linux
2 18 (6.10%) Windows
3 13 (4.41%) Solaris
3 13 (4.41%) UNIX
4 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) zOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.64%) Test Scripting
2 88 (29.83%) Test Automation
3 85 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (22.71%) CRM
5 58 (19.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (13.90%) Knowledge Management
7 38 (12.88%) Project Management
8 35 (11.86%) Regression Testing
9 29 (9.83%) Scrum
10 28 (9.49%) Software Testing
11 27 (9.15%) BDD
12 25 (8.47%) Test Strategy
13 23 (7.80%) User Stories
13 23 (7.80%) Automated Testing
14 21 (7.12%) Test Management
14 21 (7.12%) Manual Testing
15 20 (6.78%) E-Commerce
16 19 (6.44%) TDD
17 18 (6.10%) ETL
17 18 (6.10%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (32.54%) SQL
2 80 (27.12%) C#
3 71 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 61 (20.68%) VB
5 35 (11.86%) Java
6 8 (2.71%) Perl
6 8 (2.71%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.71%) Ruby
6 8 (2.71%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.03%) PHP
8 3 (1.02%) C++
8 3 (1.02%) Scala
8 3 (1.02%) Groovy
8 3 (1.02%) Python
9 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) JCL
Qualifications
1 102 (34.58%) ISTQB
2 79 (26.78%) Security Cleared
3 63 (21.36%) SC Cleared
4 58 (19.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 46 (15.59%) ISEB
6 36 (12.20%) DV Cleared
7 21 (7.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.71%) Degree
9 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (16.61%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Basel III
2 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) nmon
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 106 (35.93%) Oracle
2 91 (30.85%) HP
3 65 (22.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.71%) Siebel
5 7 (2.37%) SAP
6 5 (1.69%) IBM
7 3 (1.02%) Mercator
7 3 (1.02%) Remedy
7 3 (1.02%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.02%) BMC
7 3 (1.02%) Pega
8 2 (0.68%) Dell
8 2 (0.68%) JBoss
8 2 (0.68%) Cognos
8 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.34%) Citrix
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.34%) CA
9 1 (0.34%) LANDesk
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington
Tata Consultancy services
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ripe4
Rate: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago