The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 74 75 79
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 0.19% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.23% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £278 £405 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.48% +52.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £405 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £405 £286
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 - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 852 881 969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.80% 84.47% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 464 475
Median daily rate £405 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Milton Keynes -1 4 £295 - 3
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) Java
1 10 (58.82%) JIRA
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) QA
3 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
6 5 (29.41%) QA Automation
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) XML
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Workflow
8 3 (17.65%) Ruby
8 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
8 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
8 3 (17.65%) Calabash
9 2 (11.76%) Appium
9 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
9 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.76%) REST
9 2 (11.76%) High Availability
9 2 (11.76%) Test Automation

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (5.88%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) JIRA
2 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Calabash
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) Genymotion
5 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) QA Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) QA Automation Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Payments Test Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
2 5 (29.41%) QA Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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