Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 77 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 13 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.72% 0.36% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.41% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 10
Essex median daily rate £450 £258 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.76% -26.43% +5.66%
10th Percentile £410 £254 £217
90th Percentile £537 £261 £400
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £355
% change year-on-year +23.08% -8.45% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £30.25 £35.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £30.75 £35.00 £40.25
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.17% -18.18% +10.00%

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 642 727 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.92% 86.55% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 444 476
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £304 £225 £240
90th Percentile £600 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 132 142
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £32.40 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £43.63
East of England median hourly rate £37.25 £32.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.97% +29.60% +3.65%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £505 - 1
Brentwood - 4 £450 -
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (61.54%) JIRA
4 7 (53.85%) Python
5 6 (46.15%) C
5 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (38.46%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) OO
7 4 (30.77%) C++
7 4 (30.77%) HTTP
7 4 (30.77%) ISEB
7 4 (30.77%) Middleware
7 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
7 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
7 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
7 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
7 4 (30.77%) Degree
7 4 (30.77%) JSON
7 4 (30.77%) Subversion
7 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
7 4 (30.77%) RESTful
7 4 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (30.77%) Ansible
7 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) API Development
7 4 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) GitLab

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) GitLab
3 3 (23.08%) Robot Framework
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) CANoe
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Developer
2 3 (23.08%) C Developer
2 3 (23.08%) C/C++ Developer
2 3 (23.08%) C++ Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded C Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Test Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) JSON
1 4 (30.77%) Middleware
1 4 (30.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
1 4 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Digital TV
3 1 (7.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) API Development
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
4 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 4 (30.77%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) C
3 4 (30.77%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) HP