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 3 months to 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 144 179
Rank change year-on-year +7 +35  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 32 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.74% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 20
Median daily rate £450 £420 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £305 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £475 £625
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the City of London

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 19 (42.22%) Finance
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Banking
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 13 (28.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 11 (24.44%) SQL
6 11 (24.44%) Windows
7 10 (22.22%) Linux
7 10 (22.22%) Equities
8 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (20.00%) Retail
9 8 (17.78%) QA
9 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
10 7 (15.56%) TeamCity
10 7 (15.56%) Gradle
10 7 (15.56%) Docker
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
10 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (15.56%) Multithreading
10 7 (15.56%) Statistical Analysis
10 7 (15.56%) Maven
10 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.33%) MySQL
11 6 (13.33%) Apache
11 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (13.33%) IBM

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 6 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) MySQL
3 5 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.89%) MariaDB
5 2 (4.44%) Power BI
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
2 7 (15.56%) Gradle
2 7 (15.56%) Maven
2 7 (15.56%) TeamCity
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.67%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) webpack
5 2 (4.44%) Xcode
6 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.22%) gulp
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 18 (40.00%) Banking
3 9 (20.00%) Retail
4 6 (13.33%) Front Office
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Java Developer
3 12 (26.67%) Analyst
4 9 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Games Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Functional Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Java Games Developer
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Java Pricing Developer
9 2 (4.44%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.44%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Kafka
2 5 (11.11%) CSS
2 5 (11.11%) React
3 4 (8.89%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (8.89%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.89%) Spring
4 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (6.67%) Redux
5 2 (4.44%) HTML5
6 1 (2.22%) .NET
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) CSS3
6 1 (2.22%) JSON
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Equities
2 5 (11.11%) Fintech
2 5 (11.11%) Photography
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) User Experience
5 2 (4.44%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Contactless
6 1 (2.22%) EPoS
6 1 (2.22%) Equity Risk
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 13 (28.89%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.56%) Multithreading
7 7 (15.56%) Statistical Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) OO
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
10 4 (8.89%) ERP
10 4 (8.89%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Kanban
10 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
10 4 (8.89%) Migration
10 4 (8.89%) Web Application Development
11 3 (6.67%) Front End Development
11 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) VBA
6 2 (4.44%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.22%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) Go
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
1 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) MiFID
3 2 (4.44%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HockeyApp
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) IBM
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.22%) WorldPay
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