The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.91% 2.08% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.69% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Median daily rate £350 £275 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -12.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 530 780 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.42% 77.38% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 426 401
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 10
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Reading

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Reading

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 22 (81.48%) Fault Management
2 15 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 15 (55.56%) Back Office
2 15 (55.56%) Capacity Management
3 13 (48.15%) Validation
3 13 (48.15%) Front Office
3 13 (48.15%) Statistics
4 10 (37.04%) People Management
5 9 (33.33%) Huawei
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.11%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) API Testing
8 2 (7.41%) QA
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.41%) BDD
8 2 (7.41%) Bug Management
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Network Design
9 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) Scrum
9 1 (3.70%) C#
9 1 (3.70%) C++
9 1 (3.70%) UML
9 1 (3.70%) ERP
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.70%) ISEB
9 1 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
9 1 (3.70%) Computer Science

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

General
1 15 (55.56%) Back Office
2 13 (48.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (3.70%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Fault Management
2 15 (55.56%) Capacity Management
2 15 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 13 (48.15%) Statistics
3 13 (48.15%) Validation
4 10 (37.04%) People Management
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) API Testing
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Bug Management
7 2 (7.41%) Network Design
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
8 1 (3.70%) Scrum
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C#
1 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Huawei