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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 284 258 242
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 443 533 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.92% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.13% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 306 343
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
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 £32.55 £30.53 £20.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £42.00 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%

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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -20 400 £378 +7.85% 70
London -23 164 £413 -2.94% 20
South East -16 79 £384 +13.70% 13
Scotland +2 36 £295 -9.23% 6
South West -4 35 £280 -6.66% 6
Berkshire +19 29 £350 +19.65% 4
West Midlands -6 28 £350 +16.66% 9
East of England +13 23 £325 -9.72% 2
Yorkshire -4 20 £418 +27.48% 5
West Yorkshire +9 17 £425 +37.09% 4
East Midlands +2 17 £465 +43.07% 3
North West -19 17 £294 -12.96% 9
City of London 0 16 £419 -11.84% 7
Hampshire -27 16 £443 +26.42% 3
Reading +32 14 £388 +34.78%
Leeds +13 13 £425 +10.38% 2
Glasgow +4 13 £325 -4.41% 2
Manchester -28 13 £313 -0.39% 4
Bristol +6 12 £263 -13.93% 1
Edinburgh +2 12 £303 -6.92% 2
North East -15 11 £315 -8.36% 3
Tyne and Wear -26 11 £315 -10.00% 3
Hertfordshire +13 10 £270 -2.70%
Surrey +6 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Gloucestershire -3 9 £450 +1.40% 2
Croydon -7 9 £380 +16.92% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 9 £315 -10.00% 3
Suffolk +9 8 £375 +7.14%
Northamptonshire +2 8 £500 +66.66% 1
Somerset +28 7 £213 -38.58% 1

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 422 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (26.52%) Java
3 224 (23.48%) SQL
4 221 (23.17%) Selenium
5 214 (22.43%) Test Scripting
6 192 (20.13%) Non-Functional Testing
7 189 (19.81%) Regression Testing
7 189 (19.81%) JIRA
8 181 (18.97%) Finance
9 178 (18.66%) QA
10 166 (17.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 164 (17.19%) Test Automation
12 154 (16.14%) Scrum
13 152 (15.93%) HP
14 139 (14.57%) HP Quality Center
15 137 (14.36%) Security Cleared
16 136 (14.26%) Oracle
17 132 (13.84%) ISEB
17 132 (13.84%) ISTQB
17 132 (13.84%) Cucumber
18 124 (13.00%) BDD
19 116 (12.16%) Unix
20 113 (11.84%) TDD
21 112 (11.74%) JavaScript
22 107 (11.22%) Jenkins
23 106 (11.11%) SC Cleared
23 106 (11.11%) Software Testing
24 104 (10.90%) Microsoft
24 104 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
25 101 (10.59%) Test Strategy

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 57 (5.97%) Confluence
2 32 (3.35%) Apache
2 32 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 29 (3.04%) JBoss
4 23 (2.41%) IIS
5 15 (1.57%) CMS
5 15 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 15 (1.57%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.36%) Oracle UPK
8 10 (1.05%) Drupal
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.42%) Documentum
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.21%) FileNet
Applications
1 89 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 49 (5.14%) MS Office
3 34 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.78%) MS Project
6 4 (0.42%) Mingle
7 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.31%) CATIA
7 3 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.63%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.42%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.31%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.20%) GitHub
2 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.84%) Boomi
5 7 (0.73%) Office 365
5 7 (0.73%) PaaS
6 6 (0.63%) IaaS
7 5 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.52%) Basecamp
7 5 (0.52%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.42%) SaaS
9 3 (0.31%) Force.com
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.21%) Trello
11 1 (0.10%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.10%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.67%) HTTP
2 19 (1.99%) SAN
3 11 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.94%) DVB
4 9 (0.94%) Internet
4 9 (0.94%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.63%) DNS
5 6 (0.63%) FTP
6 4 (0.42%) Firewall
6 4 (0.42%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.42%) SSH
6 4 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.31%) SSL
7 3 (0.31%) VoIP
7 3 (0.31%) VPN
8 2 (0.21%) DHCP
8 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.21%) LAN
8 2 (0.21%) SNMP
8 2 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.46%) MySQL
3 26 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.10%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.78%) Data Mining
8 14 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.05%) DB2
10 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.05%) VoltDB
11 9 (0.94%) Power BI
11 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.73%) Big Data
13 7 (0.73%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.73%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 221 (23.17%) Selenium
2 189 (19.81%) JIRA
3 132 (13.84%) Cucumber
4 107 (11.22%) Jenkins
5 99 (10.38%) SoapUI
6 93 (9.75%) WebDriver
7 92 (9.64%) Git (software)
8 91 (9.54%) JMeter
9 83 (8.70%) JUnit
10 82 (8.60%) HP UFT
11 66 (6.92%) Maven
12 58 (6.08%) LoadRunner
13 47 (4.93%) Subversion
14 39 (4.09%) JBehave
15 38 (3.98%) Ant
16 32 (3.35%) Gradle
17 28 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (2.31%) SonarQube
20 21 (2.20%) TeamCity
General
1 181 (18.97%) Finance
2 86 (9.01%) Banking
3 50 (5.24%) Retail
4 29 (3.04%) Back Office
5 25 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.52%) Front Office
7 21 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.89%) Games
9 12 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.15%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.84%) Marketing
12 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.63%) Automotive
14 5 (0.52%) Advertising
14 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.52%) Electronics
14 5 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.52%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 312 (32.70%) Analyst
2 257 (26.94%) Test Analyst
3 194 (20.34%) Tester
4 129 (13.52%) Developer
5 83 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 77 (8.07%) Test Engineer
7 63 (6.60%) Test Manager
8 59 (6.18%) Java Developer
9 47 (4.93%) Business Analyst
10 42 (4.40%) Consultant
11 41 (4.30%) Automation Test Analyst
11 41 (4.30%) Test Leader
12 37 (3.88%) Functional Analyst
13 36 (3.77%) Developer in Test
13 36 (3.77%) Functional Test Analyst
14 32 (3.35%) Architect
15 29 (3.04%) QA Tester
15 29 (3.04%) Test Automation Engineer
16 23 (2.41%) QA Engineer
17 22 (2.31%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.96%) Web Services
2 88 (9.22%) HTML
3 86 (9.01%) XML
4 77 (8.07%) .NET
5 68 (7.13%) REST
6 56 (5.87%) SOAP
7 53 (5.56%) Spring
8 51 (5.35%) RESTful
9 46 (4.82%) CSS
10 35 (3.67%) Gherkin
11 32 (3.35%) JSON
12 30 (3.14%) Java EE
13 29 (3.04%) AngularJS
14 28 (2.94%) ASP.NET
15 27 (2.83%) Ajax
15 27 (2.83%) Hibernate
15 27 (2.83%) HTML5
16 24 (2.52%) CSS3
17 21 (2.20%) JMS
17 21 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.83%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.83%) User Experience
4 26 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.47%) Statistics
5 14 (1.47%) STB
6 13 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.94%) iPad
9 8 (0.84%) EPoS
10 7 (0.73%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.52%) Fintech
11 5 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.52%) MPEG
12 4 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.42%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 116 (12.16%) Unix
2 87 (9.12%) Linux
3 65 (6.81%) Windows
4 16 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.57%) Solaris
6 12 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.94%) Android
8 5 (0.52%) AIX
9 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.10%) VME
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (22.43%) Test Scripting
3 192 (20.13%) Non-Functional Testing
4 189 (19.81%) Regression Testing
5 166 (17.40%) User Acceptance Testing
6 164 (17.19%) Test Automation
7 154 (16.14%) Scrum
8 124 (13.00%) BDD
9 113 (11.84%) TDD
10 106 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 104 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (10.59%) Test Strategy
13 99 (10.38%) Integration Testing
14 94 (9.85%) Automated Testing
15 84 (8.81%) SDLC
16 83 (8.70%) Waterfall
17 81 (8.49%) Defect Management
17 81 (8.49%) Performance Testing
18 77 (8.07%) System Testing
19 70 (7.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 253 (26.52%) Java
2 224 (23.48%) SQL
3 112 (11.74%) JavaScript
4 69 (7.23%) Python
5 67 (7.02%) C#
6 46 (4.82%) Ruby
7 45 (4.72%) Groovy
8 35 (3.67%) VB
9 28 (2.94%) Perl
10 26 (2.73%) C
11 22 (2.31%) C++
12 20 (2.10%) VBScript
13 17 (1.78%) Scala
14 16 (1.68%) VBA
15 15 (1.57%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.57%) PHP
16 12 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.94%) Clojure
19 8 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 137 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 132 (13.84%) ISEB
2 132 (13.84%) ISTQB
3 106 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 70 (7.34%) Degree
5 45 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (3.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 23 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.47%) CCNA
8 14 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.21%) HND
10 2 (0.21%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (18.66%) QA
2 22 (2.31%) SDET
3 9 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.52%) DO-160
5 4 (0.42%) MiFID
6 3 (0.31%) COBIT
6 3 (0.31%) EMIR
7 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.21%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) HL7
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.21%) SEPA
7 2 (0.21%) SLA
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 12 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.15%) Docker
3 8 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.21%) Firmware
4 2 (0.21%) NFS
4 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.10%) Postfix
5 1 (0.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 139 (14.57%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.26%) Puppet
3 10 (1.05%) Ansible
4 9 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
5 7 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.63%) SCCM
7 5 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Packer
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (0.21%) vRealize
9 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.10%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) OpenView
9 1 (0.10%) Rancher
9 1 (0.10%) Terraform
9 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 152 (15.93%) HP
2 136 (14.26%) Oracle
3 104 (10.90%) Microsoft
4 39 (4.09%) IBM
5 38 (3.98%) VMware
6 33 (3.46%) Atlassian
7 31 (3.25%) SAP
8 18 (1.89%) JD Edwards
9 17 (1.78%) Rally
10 15 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
11 14 (1.47%) Pega
12 8 (0.84%) Dell
12 8 (0.84%) Google
12 8 (0.84%) Hyperion
12 8 (0.84%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (0.73%) Cisco
13 7 (0.73%) ForgeRock
13 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.63%) Guidewire
14 6 (0.63%) Reuters
Northampton
Reco Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago