Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 148 175
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27 -22
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 33 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.71% 0.91% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.13% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 24
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -15.15% +26.92%
10th Percentile £325 £200 £224
90th Percentile £581 £438 £513
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £12.20 £57.50 £103.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.79% -44.31% +195.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £56.25 £52.83
90th Percentile £12.99 £58.75 £158.28
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +60.92%

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 3892 4153 4703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.59% 80.41% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2448 2761
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £231 £248 £225
90th Percentile £575 £551 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 276 345
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.61% - -16.36%
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 July 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
Bedfordshire +3 10 £350 -17.65% 1
Essex -19 10 £500 +100.00%
Cambridgeshire 0 6 £350 -2.78% 2
Norfolk +7 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire -14 4 £356 +1.79%
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Test Automation
3 9 (27.27%) Mobile App
3 9 (27.27%) JIRA
3 9 (27.27%) CRM
4 8 (24.24%) ERP
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (24.24%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Local Government
4 8 (24.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
4 8 (24.24%) Appium
4 8 (24.24%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (24.24%) Android
4 8 (24.24%) Apple iOS
5 7 (21.21%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (21.21%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (21.21%) QA
5 7 (21.21%) Back Office
5 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 6 (18.18%) Selenium
6 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 6 (18.18%) Confluence
6 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.18%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (24.24%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (21.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (12.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (6.06%) SAP PM
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Redis
3 2 (6.06%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) JIRA
2 8 (24.24%) Appium
2 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium
3 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (12.12%) Bitbucket
5 4 (12.12%) Calabash
5 4 (12.12%) Protractor
5 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
6 3 (9.09%) Jasmine
7 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (3.03%) JDeveloper
8 1 (3.03%) MSI
8 1 (3.03%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
1 8 (24.24%) Local Government
2 7 (21.21%) Back Office
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) JSON
2 5 (15.15%) RESTful
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.12%) Gherkin
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) HTML5
3 4 (12.12%) REST
3 4 (12.12%) SOAP
3 4 (12.12%) XML
4 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) CSS3
5 2 (6.06%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) WCF
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) JSP
6 1 (3.03%) Laravel
6 1 (3.03%) Middleware
6 1 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.03%) Digital TV
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Android
1 8 (24.24%) Apple iOS
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Test Automation
3 9 (27.27%) CRM
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (24.24%) ERP
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 8 (24.24%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
6 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
7 4 (12.12%) QA Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) Apple Swift
3 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Xamarin
3 3 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.03%) Serena