Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Functional Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 109 145
Rank change year-on-year -22 +36 +16
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 30 63 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.74% 1.47% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.81% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 9
Berkshire median daily rate £341 £322 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.90% +19.35% -6.66%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £203
90th Percentile £468 £438 £400
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +113.33%

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3408 3480 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.21% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1875 2179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.50 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 18 £355 +42.00%
Wokingham +4 2 - -
Bracknell +3 2 £345 +2.22% 1
Windsor - 2 £463 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (26.67%) Project Management
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) SAP
2 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (20.00%) Huawei
3 6 (20.00%) Statistics
3 6 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Validation
3 6 (20.00%) Front Office
3 6 (20.00%) Back Office
3 6 (20.00%) Remedy
3 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) QA
4 5 (16.67%) BDD
5 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (13.33%) Selenium
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Network Design
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Java

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Appium
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.33%) UI Automator
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (20.00%) Back Office
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
1 6 (20.00%) Front Office
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Junior
2 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Integrator
3 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Workday Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Integrator
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.33%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Defect Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) Behat
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Project Management
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Scenario Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Statistics
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.00%) Validation
4 5 (16.67%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (13.33%) Network Design
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Java
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) SAP
2 6 (20.00%) Huawei
2 6 (20.00%) Remedy
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Workday
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe
6 1 (3.33%) Ariba