The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 22 June 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 239 255
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 189 201 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.91% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.09% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 141 115
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £265 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17963 18514 19265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12871 13532 13649
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 162 262
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.00 £55.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in London

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in London

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in London

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in London

Functional Testing
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 Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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 +13 31 £463 +19.35% 10
Osterley 0 5 £450 +287.09%
West End of London +9 1 - - 1
Docklands, London -4 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 146 (41.48%) Test Automation
2 140 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (27.84%) Regression Testing
4 81 (23.01%) TDD
5 80 (22.73%) Finance
6 74 (21.02%) Java
7 72 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 68 (19.32%) Test Scripting
9 67 (19.03%) Scrum
10 66 (18.75%) JIRA
11 65 (18.47%) Banking
12 61 (17.33%) SQL
12 61 (17.33%) QA
13 59 (16.76%) Non-Functional Testing
14 56 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
15 51 (14.49%) JavaScript
16 50 (14.20%) Linux
17 49 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (13.07%) Selenium
18 46 (13.07%) Python
19 45 (12.78%) Jenkins
20 40 (11.36%) Defect Management
21 39 (11.08%) Integration Testing
21 39 (11.08%) Cucumber
21 39 (11.08%) BDD
22 37 (10.51%) TeamCity
23 36 (10.23%) JSON
24 33 (9.38%) Software Testing
25 32 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
25 32 (9.09%) Test Strategy

Functional Testing
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 24 (6.82%) Confluence
2 18 (5.11%) CMS
3 13 (3.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 13 (3.69%) Apache
4 9 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.57%) Drupal
9 2 (0.57%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.28%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) nginx
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) Mingle
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.28%) Endur
5 1 (0.28%) Findur
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.14%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (1.14%) Office 365
4 3 (0.85%) G Suite
4 3 (0.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
5 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.56%) Internet
1 9 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.42%) DNS
2 5 (1.42%) HTTP
3 2 (0.57%) DHCP
3 2 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (0.57%) GGSN
3 2 (0.57%) GPRS
3 2 (0.57%) GSM
3 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.57%) LTE
3 2 (0.57%) Skype
3 2 (0.57%) SMTP
3 2 (0.57%) SNMP
3 2 (0.57%) SSL
3 2 (0.57%) UMTS
3 2 (0.57%) VoIP
4 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.28%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.11%) Relational Database
2 15 (4.26%) MySQL
3 14 (3.98%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.70%) MariaDB
6 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.42%) Big Data
7 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.14%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.57%) Power BI
9 2 (0.57%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 66 (18.75%) JIRA
2 46 (13.07%) Selenium
3 45 (12.78%) Jenkins
4 39 (11.08%) Cucumber
5 37 (10.51%) TeamCity
6 29 (8.24%) Git (software)
7 21 (5.97%) CruiseControl
8 20 (5.68%) HP UFT
8 20 (5.68%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.41%) Maven
9 12 (3.41%) Subversion
9 12 (3.41%) Xcode
10 9 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.56%) JUnit
11 7 (1.99%) Gradle
11 7 (1.99%) TestNG
12 6 (1.70%) TestRail
13 5 (1.42%) Appium
13 5 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.42%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (22.73%) Finance
2 65 (18.47%) Banking
3 25 (7.10%) Retail
4 23 (6.53%) Front Office
5 17 (4.83%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.98%) Back Office
7 9 (2.56%) Legal
7 9 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.99%) Marketing
9 4 (1.14%) Advertising
9 4 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Billing
10 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.57%) Law
11 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (27.56%) Analyst
2 88 (25.00%) Tester
3 65 (18.47%) Developer
4 62 (17.61%) Test Analyst
5 34 (9.66%) Automation Tester
6 26 (7.39%) Business Analyst
6 26 (7.39%) Java Developer
7 20 (5.68%) Developer in Test
8 16 (4.55%) Functional Tester
9 14 (3.98%) Test Manager
10 13 (3.69%) Test Leader
11 12 (3.41%) Manual Tester
12 11 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (2.84%) Banking Analyst
13 10 (2.84%) Commissioning Engineer
13 10 (2.84%) Consultant
13 10 (2.84%) PLC Engineer
13 10 (2.84%) QA Engineer
14 9 (2.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.23%) JSON
2 31 (8.81%) HTML
3 25 (7.10%) CSS
4 22 (6.25%) XML
5 21 (5.97%) AngularJS
6 19 (5.40%) React
6 19 (5.40%) Web Services
7 18 (5.11%) HTML5
8 16 (4.55%) CSS3
8 16 (4.55%) Gherkin
9 14 (3.98%) Node.js
9 14 (3.98%) RESTful
10 13 (3.69%) Sass
11 12 (3.41%) .NET
11 12 (3.41%) Spring
12 11 (3.13%) Kafka
13 10 (2.84%) SOAP
14 8 (2.27%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.99%) LESS
16 6 (1.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.55%) Equities
4 15 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.56%) User Experience
6 6 (1.70%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.70%) STB
7 5 (1.42%) Fintech
7 5 (1.42%) IVR
7 5 (1.42%) Photography
7 5 (1.42%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.14%) Derivative
8 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.14%) EPoS
8 4 (1.14%) PlayStation
8 4 (1.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.20%) Linux
2 30 (8.52%) Windows
3 29 (8.24%) Unix
4 10 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.99%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (41.48%) Test Automation
2 140 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (27.84%) Regression Testing
4 81 (23.01%) TDD
5 72 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 68 (19.32%) Test Scripting
7 67 (19.03%) Scrum
8 59 (16.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 56 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
10 49 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (11.36%) Defect Management
12 39 (11.08%) BDD
12 39 (11.08%) Integration Testing
13 33 (9.38%) Software Testing
14 32 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
14 32 (9.09%) Test Strategy
15 29 (8.24%) Pair Programming
16 27 (7.67%) System Integration Testing
17 21 (5.97%) Configuration Management
17 21 (5.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.02%) Java
2 61 (17.33%) SQL
3 51 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 46 (13.07%) Python
5 23 (6.53%) Shell Script
6 18 (5.11%) C#
7 12 (3.41%) Perl
7 12 (3.41%) Ruby
8 10 (2.84%) PHP
9 8 (2.27%) Apple Swift
10 7 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.99%) Scala
10 7 (1.99%) VBScript
11 6 (1.70%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.42%) VBA
13 4 (1.14%) C++
13 4 (1.14%) VB
14 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.57%) Groovy
15 2 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (8.52%) ISEB
1 30 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.24%) ISTQB
3 22 (6.25%) Degree
4 18 (5.11%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.28%) ACCA
9 1 (0.28%) CIMA
9 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (17.33%) QA
2 16 (4.55%) MiFID
3 8 (2.27%) PMO
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.57%) EMIR
6 1 (0.28%) GxP
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.56%) Docker
2 4 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) Varnish
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (7.10%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.56%) HockeyApp
3 5 (1.42%) Ansible
3 5 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.85%) SCCM
5 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.57%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.57%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Ambari
7 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.39%) Oracle
3 23 (6.53%) HP
4 15 (4.26%) IBM
5 11 (3.13%) Adobe
5 11 (3.13%) SAP
6 7 (1.99%) Apple
7 6 (1.70%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.14%) Cognos
8 4 (1.14%) Google
8 4 (1.14%) Guidewire
8 4 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco
9 3 (0.85%) SunGard
10 2 (0.57%) BMC
10 2 (0.57%) Citrix
10 2 (0.57%) Informatica
10 2 (0.57%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.57%) Murex
10 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
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