Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 89 113
Rank change year-on-year -24 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.80% 1.26% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.50% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £408 £253 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.39% -20.47% +9.48%
10th Percentile £313 £163 £231
90th Percentile £444 £512 £400
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.72% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £46.00 -
South East median hourly rate £35.27 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +15.00% +156.41%

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 1936 1463 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.76% 84.08% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 799 1119
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £235 £237
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 60 62
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.20% -7.38% +29.56%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.65 £44.95
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

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 23 November 2017. 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 -28 12 £400 +62.44%
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) JIRA
3 10 (52.63%) QA
3 10 (52.63%) Selenium
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) BDD
4 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 9 (47.37%) TDD
5 8 (42.11%) Banking
5 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
5 8 (42.11%) Data Entry
5 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
5 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
6 7 (36.84%) Java
6 7 (36.84%) Ruby
7 6 (31.58%) Workflow
7 6 (31.58%) Retail Banking
7 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
7 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
7 6 (31.58%) SDLC
7 6 (31.58%) Big Data
8 5 (26.32%) Calabash
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (26.32%) Open Source
8 5 (26.32%) HP

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 4 (21.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (10.53%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Big Data
1 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
2 4 (21.05%) Redis
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) JIRA
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
2 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
3 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
3 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
4 5 (26.32%) Calabash
5 4 (21.05%) Appium
5 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
6 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
6 3 (15.79%) Gatling
6 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
6 3 (15.79%) IntelliJ
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) NUnit
6 3 (15.79%) PhantomJS
6 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
6 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Retail Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (21.05%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Automation Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Test Architect
4 3 (15.79%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) REST
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) Taurus
3 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Android
1 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
1 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (52.63%) BDD
4 9 (47.37%) TDD
5 8 (42.11%) Data Entry
5 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
6 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
6 6 (31.58%) SDLC
6 6 (31.58%) Workflow
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) Open Source
7 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.79%) DevOps
9 3 (15.79%) System Testing
9 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) Ruby
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) Apple Swift
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Perfecto Mobile