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 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 255 256
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 389 473 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.14% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 300 282
Median daily rate £400 £368 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +1.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £13.75 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £40.00 £91.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

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 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in England

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 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 -2 188 £450 +12.50% 29
South East -8 88 £368 -13.52% 23
East Midlands +16 26 £425 +25.92% 5
South West +3 24 £350 - 9
East of England +4 22 £450 +28.57% 3
North West +10 15 £363 +3.57% 16
West Midlands +1 15 £300 - 7
Yorkshire +20 8 £414 +19.06% 8
North East +52 1 £390 +27.86% 5
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 328 (44.26%) Test Automation
2 321 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 155 (20.92%) TDD
5 154 (20.78%) Regression Testing
6 147 (19.84%) Non-Functional Testing
7 144 (19.43%) SQL
8 140 (18.89%) Finance
9 138 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 135 (18.22%) QA
11 134 (18.08%) Java
12 133 (17.95%) JIRA
13 119 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
14 117 (15.79%) Scrum
15 105 (14.17%) Selenium
16 104 (14.04%) ISTQB
17 101 (13.63%) Software Testing
18 97 (13.09%) BDD
19 96 (12.96%) ISEB
20 88 (11.88%) JavaScript
20 88 (11.88%) Banking
21 86 (11.61%) Test Strategy
22 84 (11.34%) Microsoft
23 79 (10.66%) Oracle
24 77 (10.39%) Exploratory Testing
25 76 (10.26%) Integration Testing
26 75 (10.12%) Defect Management
27 74 (9.99%) Jenkins
27 74 (9.99%) HP
28 70 (9.45%) Scenario Testing

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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 34 (4.59%) Confluence
2 21 (2.83%) CMS
3 19 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 14 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.75%) Apache
6 10 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.94%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.54%) JBoss
10 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.40%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.40%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.40%) WildFly
12 2 (0.27%) Drupal
12 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 29 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.67%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.54%) Maximo
6 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.40%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.27%) Actimize
8 2 (0.27%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.13%) Endur
9 1 (0.13%) Findur
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.35%) Force.com
4 8 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.08%) Office 365
5 5 (0.67%) GitHub
6 4 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.40%) G Suite
7 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.40%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.10%) Internet
2 10 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.08%) HTTP
4 5 (0.67%) DNS
4 5 (0.67%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.40%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.27%) DHCP
6 2 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.27%) GGSN
6 2 (0.27%) GPRS
6 2 (0.27%) GSM
6 2 (0.27%) LTE
6 2 (0.27%) Skype
6 2 (0.27%) SMTP
6 2 (0.27%) SNMP
6 2 (0.27%) SSL
6 2 (0.27%) UMTS
6 2 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.18%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.83%) MySQL
4 18 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.48%) Redis
8 10 (1.35%) Big Data
9 9 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.08%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.81%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.67%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.54%) QlikView
14 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 133 (17.95%) JIRA
2 105 (14.17%) Selenium
3 74 (9.99%) Jenkins
4 62 (8.37%) Cucumber
5 54 (7.29%) Git (software)
6 41 (5.53%) WebDriver
7 40 (5.40%) TeamCity
8 33 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (4.18%) HP UFT
10 23 (3.10%) CruiseControl
10 23 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 22 (2.97%) Maven
12 19 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (2.29%) SoapUI
14 16 (2.16%) Calabash
15 15 (2.02%) Appium
15 15 (2.02%) JUnit
16 14 (1.89%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.75%) Subversion
18 12 (1.62%) Xcode
General
1 140 (18.89%) Finance
2 88 (11.88%) Banking
3 56 (7.56%) Retail
4 29 (3.91%) Front Office
5 28 (3.78%) Back Office
6 20 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.02%) Marketing
9 14 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
11 10 (1.35%) Advertising
12 9 (1.21%) Legal
13 8 (1.08%) Local Government
13 8 (1.08%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.67%) Electronics
14 5 (0.67%) Games
15 3 (0.40%) Billing
15 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.27%) Publishing
16 2 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (30.77%) Analyst
2 181 (24.43%) Test Analyst
3 172 (23.21%) Tester
4 105 (14.17%) Developer
5 54 (7.29%) Automation Tester
6 53 (7.15%) Test Manager
7 34 (4.59%) Business Analyst
8 32 (4.32%) Java Developer
8 32 (4.32%) Test Engineer
9 28 (3.78%) QA Engineer
10 26 (3.51%) Functional Tester
11 24 (3.24%) QA Tester
11 24 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (3.24%) Software Tester
11 24 (3.24%) Test Leader
12 22 (2.97%) Consultant
12 22 (2.97%) Senior Test Analyst
12 22 (2.97%) SQL Analyst
13 21 (2.83%) Developer in Test
14 20 (2.70%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.69%) Web Services
2 51 (6.88%) HTML
3 49 (6.61%) JSON
4 45 (6.07%) .NET
5 42 (5.67%) XML
6 40 (5.40%) CSS
7 34 (4.59%) AngularJS
8 33 (4.45%) RESTful
9 30 (4.05%) Node.js
9 30 (4.05%) SOAP
10 27 (3.64%) HTML5
11 24 (3.24%) CSS3
11 24 (3.24%) REST
12 21 (2.83%) Gherkin
12 21 (2.83%) React
13 17 (2.29%) Unreal Engine
14 15 (2.02%) Sass
14 15 (2.02%) Spring
15 13 (1.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 13 (1.75%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.70%) User Experience
6 16 (2.16%) Equities
7 11 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.08%) STB
10 7 (0.94%) IVR
11 6 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.81%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.67%) Fintech
12 5 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.67%) Photography
12 5 (0.67%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.54%) Derivative
13 4 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.04%) Linux
2 53 (7.15%) Windows
3 51 (6.88%) Unix
4 27 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.56%) Android
6 10 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (44.26%) Test Automation
2 321 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 155 (20.92%) TDD
5 154 (20.78%) Regression Testing
6 147 (19.84%) Non-Functional Testing
7 138 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 119 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
9 117 (15.79%) Scrum
10 101 (13.63%) Software Testing
11 97 (13.09%) BDD
12 86 (11.61%) Test Strategy
13 77 (10.39%) Exploratory Testing
14 76 (10.26%) Integration Testing
15 75 (10.12%) Defect Management
16 70 (9.45%) Scenario Testing
17 58 (7.83%) Manual Testing
17 58 (7.83%) Migration
18 57 (7.69%) Test Management
19 56 (7.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 144 (19.43%) SQL
2 134 (18.08%) Java
3 88 (11.88%) JavaScript
4 65 (8.77%) Python
5 61 (8.23%) C#
6 33 (4.45%) C++
7 27 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 26 (3.51%) Ruby
9 16 (2.16%) PHP
10 15 (2.02%) Apple Swift
11 14 (1.89%) Perl
12 12 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.62%) Scala
12 12 (1.62%) VB
13 11 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.21%) Apex Code
14 9 (1.21%) C
15 8 (1.08%) VBScript
16 7 (0.94%) Groovy
16 7 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (14.04%) ISTQB
2 96 (12.96%) ISEB
3 61 (8.23%) Security Cleared
4 60 (8.10%) Degree
5 47 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.27%) HNC
12 2 (0.27%) HND
12 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (18.22%) QA
2 17 (2.29%) MiFID
3 8 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.08%) PMO
4 7 (0.94%) SLA
5 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) TickIT
6 3 (0.40%) EMIR
6 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.27%) GDPR
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 20 (2.70%) Docker
2 6 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 58 (7.83%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.21%) HockeyApp
3 8 (1.08%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.67%) Ansible
4 5 (0.67%) AppDNA
4 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (0.54%) SCCM
6 3 (0.40%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.40%) Puppet
6 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.13%) Kibana
8 1 (0.13%) logstash
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 84 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.66%) Oracle
3 74 (9.99%) HP
4 23 (3.10%) SAP
5 20 (2.70%) IBM
6 14 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.62%) Adobe
8 10 (1.35%) Cisco
9 9 (1.21%) VMware
10 7 (0.94%) Apple
10 7 (0.94%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.81%) Citrix
11 6 (0.81%) Guidewire
11 6 (0.81%) Huawei
12 5 (0.67%) BMC
12 5 (0.67%) Google
12 5 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.67%) Remedy
12 5 (0.67%) Sitecore
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