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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 95 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 22 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.21% 1.03% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.29% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
Median daily rate £313 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £605 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

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 1469 1860 1942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 80.00% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1024 966
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +3 11 £363 +8.20% 2
Wokingham - 2 - -
Bracknell +7 1 - -
Newbury +4 1 - - 1
Slough +4 1 £313 +4.16%
Maidenhead - 1 £313 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) BDD
6 10 (20.83%) QA
6 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
7 9 (18.75%) C#
7 9 (18.75%) C++
7 9 (18.75%) Finance
8 8 (16.67%) Selenium
8 8 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
8 8 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
9 7 (14.58%) SDLC
9 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
9 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 6 (12.50%) Validation
10 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.50%) API Testing
10 6 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.42%) Workday HCM
11 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
11 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management

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 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Workday HCM
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.25%) JUnit
4 3 (6.25%) Maven
5 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.17%) Protractor
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Mocha
6 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.42%) Back Office
4 4 (8.33%) Front Office
5 2 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Analyst
1 8 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
4 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 8 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
1 8 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (6.25%) Behat
2 3 (6.25%) Java EE
2 3 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) CSS3
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) HTML5
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) React
4 1 (2.08%) Redux
4 1 (2.08%) Sass
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) BDD
6 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (14.58%) SDLC
7 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.50%) API Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Validation
9 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management
9 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.42%) Fault Management
9 5 (10.42%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) C#
1 9 (18.75%) C++
2 5 (10.42%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) ES6
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Workday
2 3 (6.25%) Huawei
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Remedy
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Apigee
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
Reading, Berkshire
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