Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 92 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16 +30
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.60% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.73% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +38.17% -14.54%
10th Percentile £320 £291 £218
90th Percentile £518 £513 £489
East of England median daily rate £475 £410 £325
% change year-on-year +15.85% +26.15% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +22.95% +8.93% -

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 1,296 1,225 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.15% 82.16% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 609 601
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 64 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -20.85% +1.19%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.30 £11.02
90th Percentile £48.18 £44.40 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.03 £26.88
% change year-on-year -43.60% +15.46% +5.39%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 October 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
Hemel Hempstead -6 5 £350 -15.15%
Watford +5 1 £475 +35.71%
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
1 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) JMeter
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) JMeter
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate Tester
4 1 (14.29%) OAT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) OAT Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Security Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Manager
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) OCP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle