Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 14 July 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 202 212
Rank change year-on-year +78 +10 -20
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 40 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.60% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 34
Median daily rate £575 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.65% +6.82% -
10th Percentile £346 £313 £278
90th Percentile £603 £710 £561
Central London median daily rate £550 £452 £400
% change year-on-year +21.68% +13.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £43.20 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.54% -
Central London median hourly rate - £43.20 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -33.54% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,302 5,979 6,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.43% 89.63% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,628 4,650 4,986
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £508 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.00% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £49.18 £55.95 £33.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +65.25% +11.47% +6.47%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Spring Boot
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Spring
5 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) Kafka
5 4 (21.05%) Microservices
5 4 (21.05%) Apache Spark
5 4 (21.05%) GCP
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) Akka
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) SaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
6 3 (15.79%) .NET

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Anypoint
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (5.26%) Eloqua
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (5.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) GCP
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.26%) jMock
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Tester
4 2 (10.53%) AWS Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Scala Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Scala Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Payments Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) TM1 Developer
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Spring Boot
2 4 (21.05%) Akka
2 4 (21.05%) Kafka
2 4 (21.05%) Spring
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.53%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) Microservices
5 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Analytics
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
7 2 (10.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Scala
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java 8
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) FXall
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) HubSpot
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.26%) Sybase
3 1 (5.26%) Talend
3 1 (5.26%) Workday