The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 55 47 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.33% 1.75% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 2.30% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Median daily rate £288 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 468 522 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.26% 76.20% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 277 275
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +133.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Hertfordshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Hertfordshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Hatfield - 2 £288 -
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BMC
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) MSI
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (16.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Kendo UI
2 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) RIA
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Computacenter
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle