The median contractor rate for a Functional Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Tester
England / London
Rank 394 420 409
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.050% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.052% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Median daily rate £350 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £355 £323
% change year-on-year -12.67% +10.07%  
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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Tester in London

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Data Management
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
3 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) Physics
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Equities
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Banking

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Equities
1 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Data Management
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Market Research
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Proprietary Trading
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Informatica