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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
London / City of London
Rank 140 144 157
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 13 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.52% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.59% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 25
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £455 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 2560 2885 4153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.74% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2312 3203
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.99 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.96% -2.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing in the City of London.

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

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) CRM
6 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Banking
6 8 (22.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) SAP
8 6 (17.14%) ERP
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 6 (17.14%) QA
8 6 (17.14%) Selenium
8 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.43%) MS Project
10 4 (11.43%) Windows
10 4 (11.43%) VBA
10 4 (11.43%) C#
10 4 (11.43%) Java
10 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
10 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
10 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
10 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server

Functional Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.86%) Moodle
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.43%) MS Project
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Temenos T24
3 1 (2.86%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Power BI
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) QlikView
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
2 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (5.71%) Mocha
3 2 (5.71%) Protractor
3 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (5.71%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) CRM Architect
6 2 (5.71%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.71%) Chai
2 2 (5.71%) D3.js
2 2 (5.71%) Leaflet
2 2 (5.71%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) React
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Hedge funds
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Reinsurance
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Derivative
3 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.86%) IPTV
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.86%) CRM
4 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
5 6 (17.14%) ERP
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 5 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.57%) Data Mapping
8 3 (8.57%) Project Management
8 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) VBA
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SDET
3 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) XenApp
1 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Reuters
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) WorldPay
City, London
Ebury
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