The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 92 115
Rank change year-on-year -24 +23  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 1.21% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.53% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 11
Median daily rate £425 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.20 £57.50 £103.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.79% -44.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +7.14%  

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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1775 2022 2115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.12% 78.92% 78.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 1200 1183
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 166
Median hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the East of England

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the East of England

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £350 -2.77% 4
Norfolk - 4 £450 -
Bedfordshire +3 3 £425 - 3
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) BDD
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
4 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
4 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.67%) Xamarin
5 4 (16.67%) Calabash
5 4 (16.67%) Appium
5 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) JSON
5 4 (16.67%) Selenium
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Android
5 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (16.67%) RESTful

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) DataStage
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
2 4 (16.67%) Appium
2 4 (16.67%) Calabash
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) AccuRev
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) JMeter
4 2 (8.33%) MSI
4 2 (8.33%) NUnit
4 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) JBehave
5 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Support
7 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
2 4 (16.67%) JSON
2 4 (16.67%) RESTful
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) XML
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Behat
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) Laravel
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Smarty
4 1 (4.17%) Twig
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Android
1 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) BDD
2 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Database Tuning
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) BladeLogic
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Teradata
4 2 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (4.17%) Computacenter
5 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
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