The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Hampshire / Basingstoke
Rank 30 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.19% 1.07% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £314 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 194 218 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 76.68% 77.86% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 118 75
Median daily rate £335 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.44% -50.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.75 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £82.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Basingstoke

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Basingstoke

Functional Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SilkTest
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) DVB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SilkTest
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) VMware