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 3 months to 27 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 58 73
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.28% 0.83% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.04% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £419 £290 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.39% -31.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
Oxford - 4 £525 - 3
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Maven
4 5 (35.71%) Workflow
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) JProfiler
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 5 (35.71%) GitHub
4 5 (35.71%) JAX-RS
4 5 (35.71%) VisualVM
4 5 (35.71%) YourKit
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (28.57%) REST
5 4 (28.57%) Redis
5 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (28.57%) SOAP
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript

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 (28.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Redis
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
1 5 (35.71%) JProfiler
1 5 (35.71%) Maven
1 5 (35.71%) VisualVM
1 5 (35.71%) YourKit
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 2 (14.29%) Protractor
4 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) JAX-RS
2 4 (28.57%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) Behat
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) BDD
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Workflow
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Testing
7 2 (14.29%) API Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
8 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
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