Period
to 24 April 2018

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 6 months to 24 April 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 84 73
Rank change year-on-year -12 -11 +25
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.14% 0.33% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.41% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £550 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +91.30% -17.86% +66.67%
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £23.60 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -60.67% -41.89%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,197 974 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.43% 80.10% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 521 546
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £441 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +8.95% -1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 70
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.29 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.91% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.62 £25.00
% change year-on-year -45.12% +38.48% -

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 April 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
Watford -8 1 £550 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SAP S/4HANA

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (50.00%) SAP SD
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) ETL Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM Support
1 1 (50.00%) SAP SD Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP SD/MM Support
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Support
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Support Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Support Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP