The median contractor rate for a Functional Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 420 424
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.067% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.034% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Median daily rate £338 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +17.64% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Functional Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Tester in London

Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Tester in London

Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Tester in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Tester in London

Functional Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Tester in London

Functional Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
City of London - 3 £325 -
Functional Tester
England

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Functional Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
3 4 (22.22%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) ISEB
4 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (5.56%) B2B
6 1 (5.56%) Empirix

Functional Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) Appium
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) EPoS
1 1 (5.56%) Equities
1 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
1 1 (5.56%) IVR
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (22.22%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) B2B
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Proprietary Trading
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Empirix
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Murex