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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / London
Rank 240 253 225
Rank change year-on-year +13 -28  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 165 186 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.85% 0.84% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.99% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 124 128
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 16576 18773 17205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.15% 85.14% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11916 13556 12086
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 193 243
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +2 13 £350 - 6
Croydon +8 4 £413 +18.70%
Osterley 0 3 £450 -5.26%
Bromley - 2 £425 -
Greenwich - 1 £367 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 157 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 79 (23.80%) Finance
4 78 (23.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (22.89%) Test Automation
6 74 (22.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 72 (21.69%) Test Scripting
8 69 (20.78%) QA
9 63 (18.98%) JIRA
10 60 (18.07%) Selenium
11 58 (17.47%) SQL
12 55 (16.57%) Java
13 53 (15.96%) Scrum
14 49 (14.76%) Exploratory Testing
15 48 (14.46%) Banking
16 46 (13.86%) Jenkins
17 45 (13.55%) Git (software)
18 44 (13.25%) TDD
19 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
20 39 (11.75%) Python
20 39 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
20 39 (11.75%) Test Strategy
21 37 (11.14%) System Integration Testing
21 37 (11.14%) JavaScript
22 36 (10.84%) BDD
23 35 (10.54%) Integration Testing
24 34 (10.24%) Linux
25 32 (9.64%) C#
25 32 (9.64%) Software Testing
26 31 (9.34%) Cucumber

Functional Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (6.63%) Confluence
2 9 (2.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (2.41%) CMS
3 8 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.20%) Moodle
6 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.90%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.60%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.60%) CICS
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.22%) MS Office
3 13 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.31%) MS Project
5 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.60%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (5.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.30%) Endur
3 1 (0.30%) Findur
3 1 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.30%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.01%) Office 365
3 6 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.90%) G Suite
5 3 (0.90%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.30%) Force.com
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.71%) HTTP
2 6 (1.81%) DHCP
2 6 (1.81%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (1.81%) DNS
2 6 (1.81%) GGSN
2 6 (1.81%) GPRS
2 6 (1.81%) GSM
2 6 (1.81%) LTE
2 6 (1.81%) SMTP
2 6 (1.81%) SNMP
2 6 (1.81%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.81%) UMTS
2 6 (1.81%) VoIP
3 5 (1.51%) Internet
4 3 (0.90%) DVB
4 3 (0.90%) Intranet
5 2 (0.60%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.60%) VPN
6 1 (0.30%) LAN
6 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.11%) MS Access
4 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.81%) Big Data
6 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.51%) MySQL
6 5 (1.51%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.90%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.90%) Power BI
8 3 (0.90%) QlikView
8 3 (0.90%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (18.98%) JIRA
2 60 (18.07%) Selenium
3 46 (13.86%) Jenkins
4 45 (13.55%) Git (software)
5 31 (9.34%) Cucumber
6 30 (9.04%) HP UFT
7 20 (6.02%) CruiseControl
8 19 (5.72%) TeamCity
9 18 (5.42%) WebDriver
10 14 (4.22%) JUnit
10 14 (4.22%) Subversion
11 13 (3.92%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.92%) Maven
12 9 (2.71%) SpecFlow
12 9 (2.71%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.41%) JMeter
13 8 (2.41%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.11%) LoadRunner
14 7 (2.11%) Xcode
General
1 79 (23.80%) Finance
2 48 (14.46%) Banking
3 20 (6.02%) Retail
4 16 (4.82%) Front Office
5 13 (3.92%) Back Office
5 13 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.01%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.71%) Advertising
8 7 (2.11%) Legal
8 7 (2.11%) Marketing
9 3 (0.90%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Law
10 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (32.23%) Analyst
2 87 (26.20%) Test Analyst
3 73 (21.99%) Tester
4 43 (12.95%) Developer
5 29 (8.73%) Automation Tester
6 26 (7.83%) Automation Test Analyst
7 18 (5.42%) Test Manager
8 17 (5.12%) Test Leader
9 15 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.22%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (3.92%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.92%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (3.61%) QA Engineer
12 12 (3.61%) Test Engineer
13 10 (3.01%) Agile Test Analyst
14 9 (2.71%) Selenium Tester
14 9 (2.71%) Senior Tester
14 9 (2.71%) SQL Analyst
15 8 (2.41%) PLC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.43%) JSON
2 25 (7.53%) HTML
3 21 (6.33%) AngularJS
4 19 (5.72%) RESTful
4 19 (5.72%) Web Services
5 18 (5.42%) CSS
5 18 (5.42%) Node.js
6 17 (5.12%) Gherkin
7 15 (4.52%) XML
8 14 (4.22%) .NET
9 12 (3.61%) HTML5
10 11 (3.31%) CSS3
10 11 (3.31%) React
11 10 (3.01%) REST
11 10 (3.01%) Sass
11 10 (3.01%) Spring
12 6 (1.81%) Express
12 6 (1.81%) Middleware
13 5 (1.51%) Backbone.js
13 5 (1.51%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.22%) User Experience
4 13 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.41%) STB
6 7 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.81%) Derivative
7 6 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.20%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.20%) Digital TV
9 4 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.20%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.20%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.90%) IPTV
10 3 (0.90%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.24%) Linux
2 31 (9.34%) Unix
3 27 (8.13%) Windows
4 10 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.81%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.90%) Android
10 2 (0.60%) zOS
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 78 (23.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 76 (22.89%) Test Automation
5 74 (22.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 72 (21.69%) Test Scripting
7 53 (15.96%) Scrum
8 49 (14.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 44 (13.25%) TDD
10 39 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (11.75%) Test Strategy
11 37 (11.14%) System Integration Testing
12 36 (10.84%) BDD
13 35 (10.54%) Integration Testing
14 32 (9.64%) Software Testing
15 31 (9.34%) Automation Testing
16 27 (8.13%) Migration
16 27 (8.13%) Test Management
17 26 (7.83%) Defect Management
18 23 (6.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 58 (17.47%) SQL
2 55 (16.57%) Java
3 39 (11.75%) Python
4 37 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 32 (9.64%) C#
6 23 (6.93%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.92%) Ruby
8 11 (3.31%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.31%) VBA
9 10 (3.01%) Perl
10 9 (2.71%) C++
11 6 (1.81%) ES6
12 5 (1.51%) PHP
12 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.51%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.20%) C
13 4 (1.20%) Scala
13 4 (1.20%) VB
13 4 (1.20%) VB6
14 3 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (7.83%) ISTQB
2 25 (7.53%) Degree
3 19 (5.72%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.12%) ISEB
5 10 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (20.78%) QA
2 7 (2.11%) PMO
2 7 (2.11%) SDET
3 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.90%) MiFID
5 2 (0.60%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) EMIR
6 1 (0.30%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) XenApp
1 5 (1.51%) XenDesktop
2 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.90%) Docker
3 2 (0.60%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (6.63%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.11%) HockeyApp
4 5 (1.51%) Puppet
5 4 (1.20%) Ansible
6 3 (0.90%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.90%) Nagios
7 2 (0.60%) Ambari
7 2 (0.60%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.60%) SCCM
8 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.23%) HP
3 16 (4.82%) SAP
4 15 (4.52%) IBM
5 13 (3.92%) Oracle
6 9 (2.71%) Guidewire
7 8 (2.41%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.11%) Adobe
8 7 (2.11%) Huawei
9 6 (1.81%) Google
10 5 (1.51%) Apple
11 4 (1.20%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.90%) Reuters
12 3 (0.90%) Twitter
13 2 (0.60%) Charles River
13 2 (0.60%) Facebook
13 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.60%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.60%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.60%) Splunk
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