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 28 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.

Functional Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 52 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.07% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.68% +14.66%  

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 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 445 389 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.46% 78.43% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 303 375
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxfordshire

Functional Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Redis
4 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (25.00%) QA

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 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) VisualVM
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) YourKit
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Behat
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA