Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 120 92
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 +24
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 14 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.81% 0.90% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.08% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £338 £400 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +58.42% -20.47%
10th Percentile £255 £296 £163
90th Percentile £441 £442 £512
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £351
% change year-on-year +13.33% +6.99% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £46.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £45.00 £42.69
% change year-on-year -54.44% +5.42% +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 1,504 1,936 1,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.14% 82.66% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 912 826
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £241
90th Percentile £575 £536 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 93 63
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.66 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.67% +16.10% -11.09%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £9.31
90th Percentile £37.70 £48.00 £41.75
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year +25.56% -5.76% +0.53%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +20 11 £300 -20.00% 4
Amersham - 1 £390 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) QA
4 8 (57.14%) JIRA
4 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) Retail
6 5 (35.71%) SOAP
6 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 5 (35.71%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (28.57%) Calabash
7 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 4 (28.57%) BDD
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) Selenium
7 4 (28.57%) Test Management
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Internet
7 4 (28.57%) Ruby
7 4 (28.57%) Workflow
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 3 (21.43%) XPath
8 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering

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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (21.43%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
2 2 (14.29%) SAP MM
2 2 (14.29%) SAP SD
3 1 (7.14%) Maximo
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) npm
1 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) Calabash
3 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
4 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
4 3 (21.43%) Zephyr
5 2 (14.29%) Appium
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.14%) GitLab
6 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (7.14%) Mocha
6 1 (7.14%) Protractor
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) Xcode
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Workflow Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Junior
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior TIBCO Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 4 (28.57%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) XSLT
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) Chai
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
5 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
5 1 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (7.14%) DevOps
8 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Groovy
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) XPath
4 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle