Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 6 months to 20 November 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 101 99
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -16
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.81% 0.64% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.73% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £525 £486 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.97% +49.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £372 £181 £308
90th Percentile £538 £570 £438
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +156.41%

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1026 1090 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.08% 86.99% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 783 791
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Oxford +1 5 £525 -7.89%
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Maven
3 6 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (60.00%) JProfiler
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (60.00%) GitHub
3 6 (60.00%) JAX-RS
3 6 (60.00%) VisualVM
3 6 (60.00%) YourKit
4 5 (50.00%) Workflow
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) REST
5 4 (40.00%) Redis
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) SAP HANA
7 2 (20.00%) SAP PI
7 2 (20.00%) User Experience
7 2 (20.00%) API Integration
7 2 (20.00%) IDoc
7 2 (20.00%) SAP

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Redis
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (60.00%) JProfiler
1 6 (60.00%) Maven
1 6 (60.00%) VisualVM
1 6 (60.00%) YourKit
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) JAX-RS
2 4 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) IDoc
3 2 (20.00%) SAP PI
3 2 (20.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) API Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) ABAP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP