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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 73 97 111
Rank change year-on-year +24 +14  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 26 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.43% 1.18% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.47% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 15
Median daily rate £338 £333 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +0.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £248 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £450
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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1459 1977 2201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.47% 80.33% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1023 1147
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 54
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
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 Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +2 6 £350 +27.27% 1
Wokingham - 5 £310 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £280 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) Fault Management
3 15 (24.59%) Configuration Management
3 15 (24.59%) Back Office
3 15 (24.59%) Capacity Management
4 14 (22.95%) Validation
4 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (21.31%) TDD
5 13 (21.31%) Statistics
5 13 (21.31%) Front Office
6 10 (16.39%) People Management
7 9 (14.75%) Java
7 9 (14.75%) Huawei
7 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.11%) Pair Programming
8 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
8 8 (13.11%) HTML
8 8 (13.11%) Open Source
9 7 (11.48%) MongoDB
9 7 (11.48%) BDD
9 7 (11.48%) Web Application Development
9 7 (11.48%) GitHub
9 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
9 7 (11.48%) Tomcat
9 7 (11.48%) SQL
9 7 (11.48%) Subversion
9 7 (11.48%) QA
10 6 (9.84%) JIRA

Functional Testing
Top Related 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 7 (11.48%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.56%) Alfresco
2 4 (6.56%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) Liferay
3 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
1 7 (11.48%) Subversion
2 6 (9.84%) Gradle
2 6 (9.84%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.56%) IntelliJ
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) JUnit
5 2 (3.28%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.64%) Mocha
6 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.64%) webpack
General
1 15 (24.59%) Back Office
2 13 (21.31%) Front Office
3 6 (9.84%) Finance
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Agile Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.28%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Specialist
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Specialist
8 1 (1.64%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) J2EE
2 6 (9.84%) Servlets
2 6 (9.84%) Spring
2 6 (9.84%) Velocity
2 6 (9.84%) XML
3 5 (8.20%) REST
4 4 (6.56%) JSR 168
4 4 (6.56%) Struts
4 4 (6.56%) XHTML
4 4 (6.56%) XSLT
5 3 (4.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (4.92%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (4.92%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (3.28%) CSS
6 2 (3.28%) CSS3
6 2 (3.28%) HTML5
6 2 (3.28%) Java EE
7 1 (1.64%) Behat
7 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Solaris
1 4 (6.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) Fault Management
3 15 (24.59%) Capacity Management
3 15 (24.59%) Configuration Management
4 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (22.95%) Validation
5 13 (21.31%) Statistics
5 13 (21.31%) TDD
6 10 (16.39%) People Management
7 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Open Source
8 8 (13.11%) Pair Programming
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.48%) BDD
9 7 (11.48%) Web Application Development
10 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.84%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (9.84%) Quality Management
10 6 (9.84%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Java
2 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) SQL
4 6 (9.84%) Groovy
4 6 (9.84%) Scala
5 3 (4.92%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) ES6
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Huawei
2 5 (8.20%) Workday
3 4 (6.56%) GigaSpaces
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 2 (3.28%) Teradata
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Progress