The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 26 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.92% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 278 234 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.02% 79.32% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 177 238
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £13.80 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxford

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) VisualVM
2 1 (33.33%) YourKit
2 1 (33.33%) JProfiler
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
2 1 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JProfiler
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) VisualVM
1 1 (33.33%) YourKit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: Up to £40,791 per Annum
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