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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 471 447 426
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 105 120 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 75 72
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£350 £315 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +180.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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 -21 98 £350 +12.00% 25
London -19 37 £340 +1.87% 8
South East -16 29 £375 -11.76% 1
Surrey - 18 £450 - 1
South West -11 12 £375 +20.00%
City of London +14 10 £325 +3.17% 4
Berkshire +4 6 £330 -12.00%
Manchester -5 6 £275 -4.43% 3
North West -11 6 £275 -8.48% 4
Gloucestershire - 6 £525 -
East of England 0 4 £475 +72.72% 1
Scotland -2 4 £300 -20.00% 1
Hampshire -21 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £300 - 1
Reading +5 3 £340 -9.33%
Bristol - 3 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear +5 2 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 2 £375 +20.00%
North East -4 2 - - 1
West Midlands -5 2 - -
Leeds -16 2 £500 +78.57% 1
West Yorkshire -25 2 £500 +78.57% 2
Yorkshire -28 2 £500 +65.28% 8
Slough - 2 £300 -
Middlesex +3 1 £350 -22.22%
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - -
Stirling -12 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 84 (34.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 79 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (27.39%) Test Scripting
4 62 (25.73%) SQL
5 61 (25.31%) HP
6 57 (23.65%) ISTQB
7 56 (23.24%) Oracle
8 53 (21.99%) HP Quality Center
9 51 (21.16%) ISEB
10 44 (18.26%) Software Testing
11 43 (17.84%) Finance
12 40 (16.60%) Test Automation
12 40 (16.60%) Test Management
13 39 (16.18%) Security Cleared
14 37 (15.35%) Integration Testing
15 35 (14.52%) Regression Testing
16 31 (12.86%) Scrum
16 31 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
17 29 (12.03%) Automated Testing
18 27 (11.20%) System Testing
19 26 (10.79%) SC Cleared
19 26 (10.79%) Java
19 26 (10.79%) CRM
20 25 (10.37%) .NET
20 25 (10.37%) QA
20 25 (10.37%) SoapUI
21 24 (9.96%) Test Strategy
22 23 (9.54%) JIRA
22 23 (9.54%) LoadRunner
23 22 (9.13%) Microsoft

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (4.15%) Apache
2 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.07%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.83%) Alfresco
3 2 (0.83%) Liferay
4 1 (0.41%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (4.56%) MS Office
2 10 (4.15%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.90%) MS Project
4 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.66%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) SaaS
1 2 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.32%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.24%) DAB
3 2 (0.83%) SAN
3 2 (0.83%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.83%) FCoE
3 2 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.05%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) EDMS
4 2 (0.83%) DataStage
5 1 (0.41%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (10.37%) SoapUI
3 23 (9.54%) LoadRunner
3 23 (9.54%) JIRA
4 17 (7.05%) Rational Functional Tester
4 17 (7.05%) JUnit
5 16 (6.64%) Selenium
6 12 (4.98%) JMeter
7 10 (4.15%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (3.73%) ClearCase
9 8 (3.32%) Subversion
9 8 (3.32%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.90%) DbUnit
10 7 (2.90%) RequisitePro
11 6 (2.49%) Rational Robot
11 6 (2.49%) Jenkins
12 4 (1.66%) QAComplete
12 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.24%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (17.84%) Finance
2 19 (7.88%) Banking
3 13 (5.39%) Retail
4 8 (3.32%) Billing
5 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.66%) Legal
5 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.66%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) Back Office
7 2 (0.83%) Publishing
7 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Avionics
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 96 (39.83%) Analyst
2 88 (36.51%) Test Analyst
3 59 (24.48%) Tester
4 43 (17.84%) Test Manager
5 41 (17.01%) Functional Analyst
5 41 (17.01%) Functional Test Analyst
6 18 (7.47%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.05%) Functional Tester
8 13 (5.39%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) Performance Tester
10 7 (2.90%) Consultant
11 6 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.49%) Siebel Analyst
11 6 (2.49%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (2.49%) Senior Tester
12 5 (2.07%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (2.07%) Systems Test Engineer
12 5 (2.07%) Integration Engineer
12 5 (2.07%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.37%) .NET
2 16 (6.64%) SOAP
2 16 (6.64%) HTML
3 14 (5.81%) XML
3 14 (5.81%) JSP
4 12 (4.98%) ASP.NET
4 12 (4.98%) Web Services
5 8 (3.32%) jQuery
6 5 (2.07%) Spring
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.83%) REST
8 2 (0.83%) XSLT
8 2 (0.83%) J2EE
8 2 (0.83%) Struts
9 1 (0.41%) Servlets
9 1 (0.41%) CSS
9 1 (0.41%) JDBC
9 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.41%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.41%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.49%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.07%) User Experience
4 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.66%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.66%) Open Source
5 4 (1.66%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.66%) EPoS
5 4 (1.66%) W3C
5 4 (1.66%) STB
5 4 (1.66%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.66%) IPTV
5 4 (1.66%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (1.66%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.24%) Online Games
7 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.15%) Linux
2 9 (3.73%) UNIX
3 8 (3.32%) Windows
4 5 (2.07%) Solaris
5 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.24%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) AIX
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 79 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (27.39%) Test Scripting
4 44 (18.26%) Software Testing
5 40 (16.60%) Test Management
5 40 (16.60%) Test Automation
6 37 (15.35%) Integration Testing
7 35 (14.52%) Regression Testing
8 31 (12.86%) Scrum
9 29 (12.03%) Automated Testing
10 27 (11.20%) System Testing
11 26 (10.79%) CRM
12 24 (9.96%) Test Strategy
13 20 (8.30%) Waterfall
13 20 (8.30%) Project Management
14 19 (7.88%) Manual Testing
14 19 (7.88%) Performance Testing
15 18 (7.47%) Migration
16 17 (7.05%) ETL
17 16 (6.64%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.73%) SQL
2 26 (10.79%) Java
3 20 (8.30%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.64%) C#
5 12 (4.98%) VB
6 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.07%) C++
7 5 (2.07%) Perl
7 5 (2.07%) C
8 4 (1.66%) Ruby
9 3 (1.24%) Python
9 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) Groovy
11 1 (0.41%) Scala
11 1 (0.41%) ABAP
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (23.65%) ISTQB
2 51 (21.16%) ISEB
3 39 (16.18%) Security Cleared
4 26 (10.79%) SC Cleared
5 19 (7.88%) Degree
6 14 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (4.98%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.37%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) FATCA
2 1 (0.41%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (21.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (25.31%) HP
2 56 (23.24%) Oracle
3 22 (9.13%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.88%) IBM
5 14 (5.81%) SAP
6 6 (2.49%) Siebel
7 3 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.24%) Northgate
8 2 (0.83%) Orchard
8 2 (0.83%) VMware
8 2 (0.83%) Ariba
8 2 (0.83%) Veritas
8 2 (0.83%) Apple
8 2 (0.83%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
9 1 (0.41%) WSO2
9 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.41%) AppSense
9 1 (0.41%) Telerik
9 1 (0.41%) Google
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