Period
to 20 January 2019

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 6 months to 20 January 2019 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 116 94
Rank change year-on-year +20 -22 +21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.89% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.85% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £408 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.25% +9.76% +17.86%
10th Percentile £243 £313 £259
90th Percentile £432 £444 £534
South East median daily rate £450 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +20.81% +6.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £46.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £29.02 £42.69
% change year-on-year -29.36% -32.01% +6.71%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,402 1,893 1,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.13% 83.36% 85.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 905 775
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £418 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.85% +3.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £253
90th Percentile £588 £538 £567
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 84 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +15.00% -2.79%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.00 £9.27
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.75 £39.33
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Milton Keynes +23 9 £280 -30.00% 3
Amersham - 1 £390 -
High Wycombe - 1 £325 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
3 7 (50.00%) QA
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Calabash
5 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) SOAP
6 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Groovy
7 3 (21.43%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
7 3 (21.43%) REST
7 3 (21.43%) Retail
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 3 (21.43%) Internet

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 2 (14.29%) SAP MM
1 2 (14.29%) SAP SD
1 2 (14.29%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (7.14%) Maximo
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Redis
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Calabash
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Appium
5 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) TIBCO Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Maximo Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Workflow Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Android
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) OOP
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Groovy
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) Apple Swift
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) XPath
6 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle