Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 20 September 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 87 79
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 16 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.64% 1.77% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.95% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 2
Essex median daily rate £525 £500 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +48.15% +7.14%
10th Percentile £381 £377 £266
90th Percentile £600 £603 £419
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £338
% change year-on-year +5.56% +33.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £12.20 £28.00
% change year-on-year +207.50% -56.45% -72.88%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 879 769 790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 90.15% 90.79% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 509 430
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -8.20%
10th Percentile £298 £284 £224
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 65 166
Essex median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +65.00% -42.86%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.71 £15.75
90th Percentile £59.25 £63.75 £43.11
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +2.82%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Essex

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Essex

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Essex over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Essex

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Essex

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Southend-on-Sea +7 8 £550 +8.91%
Chelmsford -3 1 £225 -60.44%
Harlow - 1 - -
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) TDD
4 11 (68.75%) Scrum
4 11 (68.75%) ISEB
4 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
5 10 (62.50%) BDD
5 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Mentoring
6 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Confluence
6 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
6 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
6 9 (56.25%) JIRA
6 9 (56.25%) Selenium
7 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (43.75%) QA
8 7 (43.75%) JMeter
8 7 (43.75%) Internet
8 7 (43.75%) LoadRunner
8 7 (43.75%) ETL
8 7 (43.75%) SQL
8 7 (43.75%) Client/Server
8 7 (43.75%) User Stories
8 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
8 7 (43.75%) Kanban
8 7 (43.75%) Pentaho
8 7 (43.75%) Data Integration

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 9 (56.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Pentaho
2 5 (31.25%) Impala
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
2 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 9 (56.25%) Selenium
3 7 (43.75%) JMeter
3 7 (43.75%) LoadRunner
4 3 (18.75%) Bitbucket
4 3 (18.75%) Zephyr
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.25%) MSTest
6 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Sahi
6 1 (6.25%) WATIR
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Electronics
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Client/Server
2 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) TDD
4 11 (68.75%) Scrum
5 10 (62.50%) BDD
5 10 (62.50%) Mentoring
5 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
7 7 (43.75%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (43.75%) Data Integration
7 7 (43.75%) ETL
7 7 (43.75%) Kanban
7 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
7 7 (43.75%) User Stories
8 5 (31.25%) Coaching
8 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Groovy
4 2 (12.50%) C
5 1 (6.25%) COBOL
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP ALM
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
4 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft