The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK / England
Rank 264 265 257
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 352 440 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.90% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.08% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 264 242
Median daily rate £375 £378 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% -4.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £272 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £514 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
London +13 165 £425 - 26
South East +5 75 £325 -7.14% 19
West Midlands +26 32 £450 +37.40% 6
Yorkshire +11 19 £331 +1.92% 6
South West -3 19 £281 -19.64% 6
East Midlands +6 17 £295 -1.66% 3
North West -1 12 £306 -9.25% 6
East of England -27 8 £375 +5.63% 4
North East -11 6 £300 -15.49% 3
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 329 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 143 (19.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 138 (19.17%) Regression Testing
4 138 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 134 (18.61%) Finance
5 134 (18.61%) SQL
5 134 (18.61%) Test Automation
6 129 (17.92%) QA
7 127 (17.64%) Selenium
8 124 (17.22%) Java
9 112 (15.56%) JIRA
10 103 (14.31%) TDD
11 96 (13.33%) ISTQB
12 90 (12.50%) Scrum
13 88 (12.22%) Test Strategy
13 88 (12.22%) BDD
14 87 (12.08%) Microsoft
14 87 (12.08%) Software Testing
15 86 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (11.39%) ISEB
17 78 (10.83%) JavaScript
18 76 (10.56%) Integration Testing
19 72 (10.00%) Jenkins
20 70 (9.72%) Migration
20 70 (9.72%) Exploratory Testing
21 69 (9.58%) HP
22 68 (9.44%) C#
23 67 (9.31%) Automated Testing
24 64 (8.89%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 30 (4.17%) Confluence
2 18 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.94%) CICS
5 10 (1.39%) CMS
6 9 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.83%) Apache
7 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.56%) Moodle
9 3 (0.42%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.42%) Documentum
9 3 (0.42%) Drupal
9 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.42%) JBoss
9 3 (0.42%) Liferay
9 3 (0.42%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 61 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.06%) MS Office
3 11 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.39%) MS Project
5 7 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 34 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.69%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.69%) SAP Retail
2 5 (0.69%) Temenos T24
2 5 (0.69%) Workday HCM
3 3 (0.42%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.14%) Findur
5 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.53%) Office 365
3 10 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.39%) GitHub
4 5 (0.69%) PaaS
5 3 (0.42%) Boomi
5 3 (0.42%) G Suite
5 3 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.28%) Force.com
6 2 (0.28%) IaaS
6 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.67%) HTTP
2 10 (1.39%) Internet
2 10 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.83%) DHCP
3 6 (0.83%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (0.83%) DNS
3 6 (0.83%) GGSN
3 6 (0.83%) GPRS
3 6 (0.83%) GSM
3 6 (0.83%) LTE
3 6 (0.83%) SMTP
3 6 (0.83%) SNMP
3 6 (0.83%) UMTS
3 6 (0.83%) VoIP
4 4 (0.56%) DVB
5 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.28%) VPN
5 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.36%) DB2
3 17 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.11%) Big Data
8 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.97%) MS Access
10 6 (0.83%) MySQL
11 5 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.69%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.69%) Power BI
11 5 (0.69%) QlikView
11 5 (0.69%) Redis
11 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 127 (17.64%) Selenium
2 112 (15.56%) JIRA
3 72 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 61 (8.47%) Git (software)
5 55 (7.64%) Cucumber
6 47 (6.53%) HP UFT
7 37 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (4.86%) WebDriver
9 28 (3.89%) Visual Studio
10 23 (3.19%) CruiseControl
10 23 (3.19%) JUnit
11 22 (3.06%) Maven
11 22 (3.06%) Subversion
12 21 (2.92%) TeamCity
13 19 (2.64%) SoapUI
14 18 (2.50%) Eclipse
14 18 (2.50%) LoadRunner
15 17 (2.36%) SpecFlow
16 11 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.53%) JMeter
General
1 134 (18.61%) Finance
2 58 (8.06%) Banking
3 42 (5.83%) Retail
4 29 (4.03%) Front Office
5 28 (3.89%) Back Office
6 25 (3.47%) Marketing
7 19 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.67%) Advertising
9 10 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.39%) Legal
10 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.83%) Games
12 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 224 (31.11%) Analyst
2 188 (26.11%) Test Analyst
3 141 (19.58%) Tester
4 86 (11.94%) Developer
5 50 (6.94%) Test Manager
6 43 (5.97%) Automation Tester
7 38 (5.28%) Test Leader
8 34 (4.72%) Automation Test Analyst
9 31 (4.31%) QA Engineer
10 30 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (4.03%) Consultant
12 27 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
12 27 (3.75%) Test Engineer
13 25 (3.47%) Business Analyst
14 18 (2.50%) Java Developer
14 18 (2.50%) QA Tester
15 17 (2.36%) Functional Analyst
15 17 (2.36%) Functional Test Analyst
16 15 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
16 15 (2.08%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.89%) .NET
2 55 (7.64%) HTML
3 52 (7.22%) Web Services
4 42 (5.83%) CSS
5 36 (5.00%) XML
6 33 (4.58%) JSON
7 27 (3.75%) RESTful
8 25 (3.47%) AngularJS
9 23 (3.19%) REST
10 22 (3.06%) ASP.NET
11 21 (2.92%) HTML5
11 21 (2.92%) Spring
12 20 (2.78%) CSS3
12 20 (2.78%) Gherkin
12 20 (2.78%) Node.js
13 15 (2.08%) SOAP
14 14 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (1.81%) React
16 11 (1.53%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.47%) Mainframe
3 25 (3.47%) User Experience
4 18 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.08%) iPad
6 13 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.25%) STB
10 7 (0.97%) Device Driver
10 7 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.83%) Derivative
11 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.69%) NHS
12 5 (0.69%) Reinsurance
13 4 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 61 (8.47%) Unix
2 58 (8.06%) Linux
3 44 (6.11%) Windows
4 14 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.39%) zOS
6 9 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.97%) Android
7 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.83%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.83%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.42%) HPUX
10 3 (0.42%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 143 (19.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 138 (19.17%) Regression Testing
4 138 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 134 (18.61%) Test Automation
6 103 (14.31%) TDD
7 90 (12.50%) Scrum
8 88 (12.22%) BDD
8 88 (12.22%) Test Strategy
9 87 (12.08%) Software Testing
10 86 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (10.56%) Integration Testing
12 70 (9.72%) Exploratory Testing
12 70 (9.72%) Migration
13 67 (9.31%) Automated Testing
14 62 (8.61%) Defect Management
14 62 (8.61%) Manual Testing
15 61 (8.47%) Test Management
16 58 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (18.61%) SQL
2 124 (17.22%) Java
3 78 (10.83%) JavaScript
4 68 (9.44%) C#
5 57 (7.92%) Python
6 31 (4.31%) Shell Script
7 26 (3.61%) C++
7 26 (3.61%) Ruby
8 19 (2.64%) Perl
9 18 (2.50%) C
10 17 (2.36%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.81%) PHP
12 12 (1.67%) Groovy
13 11 (1.53%) VBA
14 10 (1.39%) Scala
14 10 (1.39%) VB
15 9 (1.25%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.11%) ES6
17 7 (0.97%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 82 (11.39%) ISEB
3 51 (7.08%) Security Cleared
4 49 (6.81%) Degree
5 36 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.28%) HNC
12 2 (0.28%) HND
12 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.14%) CCNA
13 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) EMCIE
13 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (17.92%) QA
2 11 (1.53%) SDET
3 8 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.97%) PMO
5 6 (0.83%) SLA
6 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.42%) MiFID
7 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.28%) GDPR
8 2 (0.28%) WCAG
9 1 (0.14%) EMIR
9 1 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.69%) XenApp
3 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.56%) Docker
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 63 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.94%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (1.94%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.67%) Puppet
4 10 (1.39%) CA Endevor
5 7 (0.97%) HockeyApp
6 5 (0.69%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (0.69%) Nagios
7 4 (0.56%) Ansible
7 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.56%) SCCM
8 2 (0.28%) Ambari
8 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.14%) Netcool
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.58%) HP
3 52 (7.22%) Oracle
4 33 (4.58%) SAP
5 29 (4.03%) IBM
6 16 (2.22%) Huawei
6 16 (2.22%) Splunk
7 15 (2.08%) CA
7 15 (2.08%) Guidewire
8 14 (1.94%) Syncsort
9 12 (1.67%) VMware
10 9 (1.25%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.11%) Google
12 7 (0.97%) Adobe
12 7 (0.97%) SOASTA, Inc
13 6 (0.83%) Cisco
13 6 (0.83%) Workday
14 5 (0.69%) Apple
14 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.69%) Teradata
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