Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 610 600
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 16 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.022% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.023% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
London median daily rate £325 £400 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +11.58% +17.35%
10th Percentile £200 £332 £238
90th Percentile £404 £465 £438
England median daily rate £318 £340 £320
% change year-on-year -6.62% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £28.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Functional Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Central London +4 3 £226 -43.44%
South London - 2 £340 -
Functional Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 14 (87.50%) Functional Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Confluence
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) TMap
7 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Groovy
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) Microgen

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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) Android Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Xcode
4 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Derivative
1 1 (6.25%) EPoS
1 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Functional Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) API Testing
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) TMap
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Groovy
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Empirix
1 1 (6.25%) Guidewire
1 1 (6.25%) Microgen
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Murex