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 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 49 55
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.92% 2.66% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 3.32% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Median daily rate £363 £335 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +13.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £347 £400
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 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 455 693 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.27% 80.12% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 412 321
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.65
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Reading

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Unity DI Container
3 6 (35.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (35.29%) Unreal Engine
4 5 (29.41%) Capacity Management
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Back Office
4 5 (29.41%) Validation
4 5 (29.41%) Fault Management
5 4 (23.53%) Statistics
5 4 (23.53%) Front Office
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Huawei
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) QA
6 3 (17.65%) Remedy
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Bug Management

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (29.41%) Back Office
2 4 (23.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Agile C# Developer
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Developer
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
1 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
1 3 (17.65%) C++/C# Developer
1 3 (17.65%) Developer
1 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Junior
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 6 (35.29%) Unity DI Container
1 6 (35.29%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Capacity Management
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Fault Management
3 5 (29.41%) Validation
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Statistics
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) API Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Bug Management
6 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Huawei
1 3 (17.65%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Apigee
2 1 (5.88%) HP
Reading, Berkshire
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