Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 102 121
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19 -36
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.37% 0.77% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.87% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £328 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -21.08% +59.62%
South East median daily rate £400 £443 £375
% change year-on-year -9.60% +18.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.10 £20.50 £35.27
% change year-on-year -36.10% -41.88% -17.37%

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 1,133 1,493 1,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.36% 88.71% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 863 915
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -1.23%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £255
90th Percentile £563 £586 £530
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 80 94
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -13.84% +12.20%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.98 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.00 £34.13 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £26.69 £25.12 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.24% +9.22% -5.06%

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 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 10 December 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 +19 5 £400 +42.86% 2
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (60.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Confluence
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Zephyr
3 3 (60.00%) User Experience
3 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (40.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Appium
4 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium

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 3 (60.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) Mule
2 1 (20.00%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Test Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Re-Platforming
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) hybris
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP