Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 81 101
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.58% 0.88% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £290 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.17% -14.54% -6.55%
10th Percentile £291 £218 £282
90th Percentile £513 £489 £389
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £360
% change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 1250 1051 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.08% 76.66% 75.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 608 621
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £223 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +47.60% +30.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.42 £9.70
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 - 4 £413 -
Watford -4 3 £350 +7.69%
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (55.56%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) HTML5
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Regression 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (11.11%) JDeveloper
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) Servlets
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Fintech
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) User Stories
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Rackspace
2 1 (11.11%) Serena