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 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 64 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 17 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.68% 1.28% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.52% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 6
Median daily rate £375 £190 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £257 £381
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 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 826 792 990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.70% 84.53% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 432 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 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
Milton Keynes -3 15 £375 +97.36% 1
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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 17 (68.00%) Java
1 17 (68.00%) JIRA
1 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) SQL
4 13 (52.00%) TDD
4 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (44.00%) QA
6 10 (40.00%) Open Source
6 10 (40.00%) Calabash
6 10 (40.00%) Banking
6 10 (40.00%) Ruby
7 9 (36.00%) Retail
7 9 (36.00%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (32.00%) Selenium
8 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (32.00%) REST
8 8 (32.00%) VB
8 8 (32.00%) SOAP
8 8 (32.00%) Web Services
8 8 (32.00%) Windows
9 7 (28.00%) Finance
10 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (24.00%) BDD
10 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (24.00%) SDLC
11 5 (20.00%) Apple Swift
11 5 (20.00%) Appium

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 5 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
1 3 (12.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Redis
2 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) JIRA
2 10 (40.00%) Calabash
3 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (32.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) Appium
4 5 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.00%) GitLab
5 3 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (12.00%) Mocha
5 3 (12.00%) Protractor
6 2 (8.00%) MSI
7 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.00%) PhantomJS
General
1 10 (40.00%) Banking
2 9 (36.00%) Corporate Banking
2 9 (36.00%) Retail
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Tester
2 7 (28.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (16.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Migration Architect
6 3 (12.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Test Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) REST
1 8 (32.00%) SOAP
1 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) Chai
2 3 (12.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) RESTful
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Android
2 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (52.00%) TDD
4 10 (40.00%) Open Source
5 6 (24.00%) BDD
5 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) SDLC
5 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.00%) OO
6 5 (20.00%) OOP
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Workflow
8 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (12.00%) QA Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Swim Lanes
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) Java
2 14 (56.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Ruby
4 8 (32.00%) VB
5 5 (20.00%) Apple Swift
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) C++
5 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Master's Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.00%) HND
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) AppDNA
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy