The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 29 April 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 98 97
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 13 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.68% 1.24% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.57% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 10
Median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £516 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +7.14%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1527 1780 1824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.99% 78.90% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1172 1109
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 79 82
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Hampshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Hampshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Andover - 4 £425 - 1
Basingstoke +3 3 £314 -10.28% 1
Southampton 0 2 £400 +29.97% 1
Fareham - 2 £325 -
Portsmouth -7 1 - -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (47.62%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) ISEB
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) Selenium
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (23.81%) User Experience
6 5 (23.81%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
6 5 (23.81%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Retail
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DVB
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) SilkTest
4 2 (9.52%) Robot Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.76%) Checkstyle
5 1 (4.76%) FindBugs
5 1 (4.76%) Gradle
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Salesforce Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Regression Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Visualforce
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.52%) Node.js
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.76%) NHibernate
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (47.62%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 5 (23.81%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Coaching
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Validation
7 3 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 2 (9.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Apex Code
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
Andover
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago