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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 487 467 431
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -36
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 127 110 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 99
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£350 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% +1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.43% -4.16%
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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -12 117 £350 +6.06% 30
London -3 56 £413 +13.01% 11
South East +7 31 £305 -2.40% 2
Hampshire +6 21 £341 +9.20%
City of London +15 15 £450 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire -1 10 £275 -4.34% 9
West Yorkshire -4 10 £275 -8.33% 6
Leeds -1 9 £300 - 6
North West -14 7 £375 +20.96% 4
South Wales -7 5 £400 -5.88%
Newport -9 5 £400 -5.88%
Wales -17 5 £400 -5.88%
South West -30 5 £434 +189.16% 2
Scotland -4 4 £360 +35.84%
Surrey -6 4 £290 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £218 -
Manchester -2 3 £350 +12.90% 3
East Midlands - 3 £275 -
Berkshire +12 2 £312 -0.08%
East of England -19 2 £319 +22.59%
North East -38 2 £375 +66.66% 1
Slough - 2 £312 -
Hertfordshire -25 1 £363 -
Lancashire -25 1 £375 +68.53%
Swindon - 1 £418 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £418 -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - - 1

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 105 (36.97%) Test Scripting
2 104 (36.62%) Oracle
3 103 (36.27%) HP
4 99 (34.86%) ISTQB
5 91 (32.04%) Test Automation
6 85 (29.93%) SQL
7 83 (29.23%) .NET
8 80 (28.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 76 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (26.41%) JavaScript
11 72 (25.35%) Security Cleared
12 70 (24.65%) C#
13 69 (24.30%) CRM
13 69 (24.30%) Microsoft
14 67 (23.59%) HTML
15 62 (21.83%) VB
15 62 (21.83%) JSP
15 62 (21.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 59 (20.77%) ASP.NET
17 58 (20.42%) SC Cleared
18 57 (20.07%) User Acceptance Testing
19 51 (17.96%) HP Quality Center
20 49 (17.25%) Oracle Reports
21 48 (16.90%) Project Management
22 47 (16.55%) Knowledge Management
23 46 (16.20%) ISEB
24 45 (15.85%) QA
24 45 (15.85%) Finance
25 36 (12.68%) DV Cleared
26 34 (11.97%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.41%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.06%) Apache
2 3 (1.06%) Alfresco
2 3 (1.06%) Liferay
3 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.82%) MS Office
3 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.87%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.06%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.06%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.70%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) RMDS
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.35%) Summit
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.52%) Wireshark
2 7 (2.46%) FTP
2 7 (2.46%) HTTP
3 6 (2.11%) Broadband
3 6 (2.11%) DHCP
3 6 (2.11%) Telnet
3 6 (2.11%) Firewall
3 6 (2.11%) NAS
3 6 (2.11%) Wireless
4 3 (1.06%) DAB
5 2 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.35%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.25%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.35%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.35%) DataStage
5 1 (0.35%) EDMS
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) KDB
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (28.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (10.56%) JIRA
3 27 (9.51%) JUnit
4 22 (7.75%) SoapUI
5 21 (7.39%) Selenium
6 17 (5.99%) LoadRunner
7 10 (3.52%) ClearCase
7 10 (3.52%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.82%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.82%) Rational Functional Tester
9 8 (2.82%) DbUnit
9 8 (2.82%) Zephyr
10 7 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.46%) JMeter
11 6 (2.11%) Subversion
12 5 (1.76%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.76%) Trac
12 5 (1.76%) Calabash
12 5 (1.76%) Bugzilla
General
1 45 (15.85%) Finance
2 24 (8.45%) Banking
3 22 (7.75%) Retail
4 7 (2.46%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Automotive
7 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.06%) Games
8 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) International Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Avionics
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 104 (36.62%) Analyst
2 94 (33.10%) Test Analyst
3 61 (21.48%) Tester
4 42 (14.79%) Test Manager
5 31 (10.92%) Test Leader
6 28 (9.86%) Functional Analyst
6 28 (9.86%) Functional Test Analyst
7 27 (9.51%) Functional Tester
8 17 (5.99%) Test Engineer
9 12 (4.23%) Test Specialist
10 11 (3.87%) Automation Analyst
11 10 (3.52%) QA Tester
11 10 (3.52%) QA Analyst
11 10 (3.52%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (3.17%) Manual Tester
12 9 (3.17%) Consultant
12 9 (3.17%) Automation Tester
12 9 (3.17%) Automation Specialist
13 7 (2.46%) Test Consultant
14 6 (2.11%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (29.23%) .NET
2 67 (23.59%) HTML
3 62 (21.83%) JSP
4 59 (20.77%) ASP.NET
5 14 (4.93%) XML
6 12 (4.23%) Web Services
7 11 (3.87%) SOAP
8 10 (3.52%) jQuery
9 7 (2.46%) OLE
10 6 (2.11%) Spring
11 3 (1.06%) Velocity
11 3 (1.06%) JSR 168
11 3 (1.06%) XHTML
11 3 (1.06%) XSLT
11 3 (1.06%) Struts
11 3 (1.06%) Servlets
12 2 (0.70%) CSS
12 2 (0.70%) J2EE
12 2 (0.70%) Middleware
12 2 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.76%) User Experience
4 5 (1.76%) STB
5 4 (1.41%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.41%) IPTV
5 4 (1.41%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.41%) Open Source
5 4 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.06%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.06%) NHS
6 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.70%) W3C
7 2 (0.70%) Online Games
8 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.35%) RIA
8 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.69%) Linux
2 16 (5.63%) Windows
3 10 (3.52%) UNIX
4 8 (2.82%) Solaris
5 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (36.97%) Test Scripting
2 91 (32.04%) Test Automation
3 76 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (24.30%) CRM
5 57 (20.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 48 (16.90%) Project Management
7 47 (16.55%) Knowledge Management
8 34 (11.97%) Regression Testing
9 30 (10.56%) Test Management
10 26 (9.15%) Scrum
11 25 (8.80%) Software Testing
12 24 (8.45%) Test Strategy
13 22 (7.75%) User Stories
13 22 (7.75%) Automated Testing
14 20 (7.04%) Manual Testing
15 19 (6.69%) System Testing
16 18 (6.34%) ETL
17 17 (5.99%) E-Commerce
18 16 (5.63%) TDD
18 16 (5.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.93%) SQL
2 75 (26.41%) JavaScript
3 70 (24.65%) C#
4 62 (21.83%) VB
5 34 (11.97%) Java
6 8 (2.82%) Perl
6 8 (2.82%) Ruby
6 8 (2.82%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.46%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.76%) PHP
8 5 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.41%) C
9 4 (1.41%) C++
9 4 (1.41%) Python
10 3 (1.06%) Groovy
10 3 (1.06%) Scala
11 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) ABAP
11 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (34.86%) ISTQB
2 72 (25.35%) Security Cleared
3 62 (21.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 58 (20.42%) SC Cleared
5 46 (16.20%) ISEB
6 36 (12.68%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (3.17%) Degree
9 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (15.85%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (17.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) nmon
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 104 (36.62%) Oracle
2 103 (36.27%) HP
3 69 (24.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.23%) SAP
5 11 (3.87%) IBM
6 8 (2.82%) Siebel
7 3 (1.06%) BMC
7 3 (1.06%) Remedy
7 3 (1.06%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.06%) Pega
8 2 (0.70%) Mercator
8 2 (0.70%) Cognos
9 1 (0.35%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.35%) CA
9 1 (0.35%) Northgate
9 1 (0.35%) Orchard
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 19 days ago