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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 263 240 235
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 492 539 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.19% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 328 278
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £12.96 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £30.70 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%

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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
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 £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -18 460 £360 -1.36% 117
London 0 198 £400 -5.88% 34
South East +13 101 £425 +31.78% 27
South West 0 36 £295 -13.23% 16
West Midlands -7 32 £188 -34.78% 14
Berkshire +6 25 £369 +53.64% 2
Scotland 0 25 £310 +8.77% 2
North East -22 24 £310 +55.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -25 24 £310 +55.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 23 £318 +58.75% 3
Hampshire -8 21 £450 +44.00% 3
City of London +32 20 £406 -32.29% 13
Yorkshire -6 20 £350 +12.90% 7
North West -64 20 £350 -3.44% 3
Surrey +9 18 £456 +1.38% 6
West Yorkshire -2 18 £350 +12.90% 6
Croydon - 18 £380 - 3
Reading +10 17 £350 +45.83% 2
East of England +14 13 £300 +4.34% 6
Leeds -4 13 £350 -36.36% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £203 -37.69% 6
Manchester -30 12 £400 +16.36% 2
Midlands - 10 £298 -
West Sussex +1 9 £310 +1.22% 2
Bristol -2 9 £238 -23.38% 4
Telford -22 9 £700 -
Shropshire -23 9 £700 -
Birmingham - 9 £150 - 4
Gosport - 9 £450 -
Dorset - 9 £325 - 2

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 404 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (23.30%) SQL
3 232 (22.90%) Java
4 207 (20.43%) Test Scripting
5 206 (20.34%) Finance
6 200 (19.74%) Selenium
7 198 (19.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 189 (18.66%) QA
9 188 (18.56%) JIRA
10 187 (18.46%) Non-Functional Testing
11 177 (17.47%) Regression Testing
12 174 (17.18%) Test Automation
13 170 (16.78%) Security Cleared
14 168 (16.58%) HP
15 160 (15.79%) Oracle
16 156 (15.40%) Scrum
17 146 (14.41%) ISEB
18 145 (14.31%) ISTQB
19 137 (13.52%) HP Quality Center
20 135 (13.33%) Integration Testing
21 131 (12.93%) SC Cleared
22 129 (12.73%) Cucumber
23 127 (12.54%) BDD
24 123 (12.14%) Unix
25 115 (11.35%) Software Testing
26 106 (10.46%) JavaScript
27 103 (10.17%) Test Strategy
28 99 (9.77%) Microsoft
29 95 (9.38%) XML
29 95 (9.38%) TDD

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 40 (3.95%) Confluence
2 26 (2.57%) JBoss
3 24 (2.37%) Oracle UPK
4 20 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 19 (1.88%) IIS
5 19 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.78%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.68%) Apache
8 11 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.99%) CMS
10 7 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.59%) Drupal
11 6 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.20%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.20%) FileNet
Applications
1 82 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 58 (5.73%) MS Office
3 25 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.99%) MS Project
6 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.39%) Mingle
8 3 (0.30%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 13 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
3 7 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.69%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 5 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.49%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.30%) Hi Portfolio
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.30%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.59%) GitHub
3 5 (0.49%) Basecamp
3 5 (0.49%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.49%) SaaS
4 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.30%) Force.com
5 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.20%) Office 365
6 2 (0.20%) Trello
7 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.099%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.099%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.06%) HTTP
2 21 (2.07%) SAN
3 13 (1.28%) DVB
4 9 (0.89%) Internet
5 8 (0.79%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.59%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.49%) RTP
8 4 (0.39%) DNS
8 4 (0.39%) Firewall
8 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.39%) WAN
9 3 (0.30%) LAN
9 3 (0.30%) SSL
9 3 (0.30%) VPN
9 3 (0.30%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.20%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.20%) NAS
10 2 (0.20%) VoIP
10 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.26%) MySQL
3 26 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.37%) Data Mining
5 23 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.09%) DB2
9 10 (0.99%) VoltDB
10 9 (0.89%) MS Access
11 8 (0.79%) Big Data
12 7 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.59%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.49%) GIS
14 5 (0.49%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 5 (0.49%) QlikView
14 5 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 200 (19.74%) Selenium
2 188 (18.56%) JIRA
3 129 (12.73%) Cucumber
4 89 (8.79%) HP UFT
5 82 (8.09%) WebDriver
6 81 (8.00%) Jenkins
7 80 (7.90%) SoapUI
8 75 (7.40%) JUnit
9 72 (7.11%) Git (software)
10 66 (6.52%) LoadRunner
11 64 (6.32%) JMeter
12 54 (5.33%) Maven
13 46 (4.54%) Subversion
14 33 (3.26%) Gradle
15 31 (3.06%) Ant
16 27 (2.67%) TeamCity
17 26 (2.57%) JBehave
18 20 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (1.97%) SonarQube
19 18 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 206 (20.34%) Finance
2 93 (9.18%) Banking
3 48 (4.74%) Retail
4 30 (2.96%) Back Office
5 29 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.76%) Front Office
7 20 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.09%) Billing
10 11 (1.09%) Marketing
11 10 (0.99%) Games
12 8 (0.79%) Automotive
12 8 (0.79%) Electronics
12 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.49%) Legal
15 4 (0.39%) Advertising
16 3 (0.30%) Military
16 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 331 (32.68%) Analyst
2 271 (26.75%) Test Analyst
3 184 (18.16%) Tester
4 126 (12.44%) Developer
5 90 (8.88%) Test Manager
6 73 (7.21%) Test Engineer
7 70 (6.91%) Automation Tester
8 50 (4.94%) Business Analyst
8 50 (4.94%) Java Developer
8 50 (4.94%) Test Leader
9 42 (4.15%) Architect
10 40 (3.95%) Consultant
11 36 (3.55%) Functional Analyst
12 35 (3.46%) Developer in Test
12 35 (3.46%) Functional Tester
13 34 (3.36%) Functional Test Analyst
14 32 (3.16%) QA Engineer
15 31 (3.06%) QA Tester
16 30 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
17 28 (2.76%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.38%) XML
2 91 (8.98%) HTML
3 89 (8.79%) Web Services
4 68 (6.71%) .NET
5 50 (4.94%) SOAP
6 48 (4.74%) REST
7 43 (4.24%) RESTful
8 41 (4.05%) JSON
8 41 (4.05%) Spring
9 38 (3.75%) CSS
10 31 (3.06%) Gherkin
11 29 (2.86%) Java EE
12 27 (2.67%) ASP.NET
13 26 (2.57%) Ajax
14 22 (2.17%) Hibernate
15 21 (2.07%) JSP
16 20 (1.97%) HTML5
17 18 (1.78%) JMS
18 17 (1.68%) CSS3
19 16 (1.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 28 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.57%) STB
5 25 (2.47%) User Experience
6 24 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.78%) Statistics
9 14 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.89%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.79%) Digital TV
12 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.79%) iPad
13 7 (0.69%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.69%) Derivative
13 7 (0.69%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.69%) IPTV
14 6 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.14%) Unix
2 87 (8.59%) Linux
3 52 (5.13%) Windows
4 18 (1.78%) Android
5 13 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.18%) Solaris
7 9 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.59%) AIX
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.099%) VME
12 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (20.43%) Test Scripting
3 198 (19.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 187 (18.46%) Non-Functional Testing
5 177 (17.47%) Regression Testing
6 174 (17.18%) Test Automation
7 156 (15.40%) Scrum
8 135 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 127 (12.54%) BDD
10 115 (11.35%) Software Testing
11 103 (10.17%) Test Strategy
12 95 (9.38%) TDD
13 94 (9.28%) Automated Testing
14 93 (9.18%) SDLC
15 90 (8.88%) Waterfall
16 87 (8.59%) Defect Management
17 85 (8.39%) System Testing
17 85 (8.39%) Unit Testing
18 81 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (8.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (23.30%) SQL
2 232 (22.90%) Java
3 106 (10.46%) JavaScript
4 70 (6.91%) Python
5 61 (6.02%) C#
6 47 (4.64%) Ruby
7 39 (3.85%) Groovy
8 38 (3.75%) VB
9 37 (3.65%) C
10 31 (3.06%) Perl
11 27 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.47%) C++
13 21 (2.07%) VBA
14 16 (1.58%) VBScript
15 13 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.09%) PHP
17 9 (0.89%) ABAP
17 9 (0.89%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.79%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 170 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 146 (14.41%) ISEB
3 145 (14.31%) ISTQB
4 131 (12.93%) SC Cleared
5 70 (6.91%) Degree
6 55 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (2.96%) DV Cleared
7 30 (2.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (1.58%) CCNA
8 16 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.099%) HND
11 1 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.099%) MCSA
11 1 (0.099%) MCSE
11 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.099%) SAS Certification
11 1 (0.099%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (18.66%) QA
2 10 (0.99%) SDET
3 7 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.59%) DO-160
5 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.30%) EMIR
5 3 (0.30%) MiFID
6 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.20%) GxP
6 2 (0.20%) HL7
6 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.20%) SEPA
6 2 (0.20%) SLA
7 1 (0.099%) COBIT
7 1 (0.099%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.099%) GAAP
7 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) LXC
5 3 (0.30%) Firmware
6 2 (0.20%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) NFS
6 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 137 (13.52%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.49%) Puppet
3 5 (0.49%) SCCM
4 4 (0.39%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.30%) Ansible
6 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.099%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.099%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.099%) Nagios
7 1 (0.099%) SCOM
Vendors
1 168 (16.58%) HP
2 160 (15.79%) Oracle
3 99 (9.77%) Microsoft
4 46 (4.54%) IBM
5 44 (4.34%) SAP
6 31 (3.06%) PeopleSoft
7 25 (2.47%) Atlassian
7 25 (2.47%) VMware
8 23 (2.27%) Pega
9 19 (1.88%) JD Edwards
10 14 (1.38%) Rally
11 10 (0.99%) Hyperion
11 10 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.79%) Cisco
12 8 (0.79%) Google
12 8 (0.79%) Informatica
13 7 (0.69%) Adobe
13 7 (0.69%) EMC
13 7 (0.69%) SOASTA, Inc
14 6 (0.59%) ForgeRock
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 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: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Vesta Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
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UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 26 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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