Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 147 158
Rank change year-on-year -19 +11 +18
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 39 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.81% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.95% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 22
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% +9.09%
10th Percentile £244 £254 £270
90th Percentile £599 £499 £400
England median daily rate £415 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% -47.50% +71.43%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +32.23%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,017 3,688 4,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.81% 81.07% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,117 2,316
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £260 £216 £238
90th Percentile £588 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 393
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.55
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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
Essex +3 13 £505 +73.39% 4
Cambridgeshire -2 12 £290 - 3
Bedfordshire 0 8 £330 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire -12 6 £400 +31.58% 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Test Automation
3 22 (56.41%) JIRA
4 20 (51.28%) Non-Functional Testing
5 15 (38.46%) Selenium
6 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
6 14 (35.90%) Java
7 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (28.21%) Retail
8 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
8 11 (28.21%) Confluence
9 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
9 10 (25.64%) BDD
9 10 (25.64%) TDD
9 10 (25.64%) Finance
9 10 (25.64%) Web Services
9 10 (25.64%) Windows
9 10 (25.64%) Internet
10 9 (23.08%) SOAP
10 9 (23.08%) JMeter
10 9 (23.08%) Scrum
10 9 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
11 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
11 8 (20.51%) Atlassian
11 8 (20.51%) QA
12 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management

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 11 (28.21%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (7.69%) GitHub
4 1 (2.56%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Redis
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (56.41%) JIRA
2 15 (38.46%) Selenium
3 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
4 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
6 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
7 9 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (23.08%) JMeter
8 6 (15.38%) Robot Framework
9 5 (12.82%) Appium
9 5 (12.82%) Bitbucket
10 4 (10.26%) JBehave
10 4 (10.26%) JUnit
10 4 (10.26%) Maven
10 4 (10.26%) NUnit
10 4 (10.26%) Zephyr
11 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
11 3 (7.69%) Subversion
11 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (28.21%) Retail
2 10 (25.64%) Finance
3 6 (15.38%) Banking
4 5 (12.82%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Tester
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Automation Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) QA Automation Tester
5 5 (12.82%) QA Tester
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Tester
7 3 (7.69%) C Developer
7 3 (7.69%) C/C++ Developer
7 3 (7.69%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) SOAP
3 7 (17.95%) RESTful
4 6 (15.38%) Gherkin
5 5 (12.82%) REST
6 4 (10.26%) Spring
7 3 (7.69%) JSON
7 3 (7.69%) Middleware
8 1 (2.56%) .NET
8 1 (2.56%) Node.js
8 1 (2.56%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Android
2 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 5 (12.82%) Mac OS X
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Test Automation
3 20 (51.28%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (25.64%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
8 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.82%) ATDD
11 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (12.82%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
11 5 (12.82%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) C
2 7 (17.95%) Python
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) Apple Swift
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Ansible
2 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) Intershop
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy