Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 140 75
Rank change year-on-year +13 -65 +42
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 32 20 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.92% 0.56% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.69% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 52
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +14.09% +18.25%
10th Percentile £261 £319 £279
90th Percentile £488 £470 £450
South East median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.43% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.04 £39.37 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.18% -1.58% +212.01%
10th Percentile £17.06 £19.47 £36.25
90th Percentile £19.02 £50.87 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £29.02 £42.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year -32.01% +6.71% +212.01%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,784 2,881 3,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 80.12% 80.12% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,685 1,862 2,123
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £243 £256 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 141 179
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14% +66.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.40 £55.50 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 January 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
Hook +12 8 £308 -18.00%
Havant - 5 £425 -
Southampton +4 4 £310 -4.62%
Fareham -1 3 £475 +35.71% 2
Portsmouth +4 1 £250 -
Basingstoke -22 1 - - 2
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 11 (34.38%) Scenario Testing
4 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
5 9 (28.13%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
6 7 (21.88%) QA
6 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
7 6 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) HP
8 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (12.50%) Master's Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (12.50%) PHP
9 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Selenium
10 3 (9.38%) JIRA

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) DVB
3 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
1 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Functional Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Integrator
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) CentOS
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 11 (34.38%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Knowledge Management
4 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (18.75%) SDLC
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Test Management
10 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (12.50%) Master's Degree
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.13%) Rackspace