The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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
England > South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 153 176
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 82 112 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 1.26% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.53% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 72 46
South East median daily rate £365 £425 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +31.78%  
10th Percentile £213 £199 £235
90th Percentile £475 £499 £463
England median daily rate £400 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +9.58% +0.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
South East median hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.88% -35.71%  
England 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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7312 7631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.00% 82.07% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14382 16214 15490
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
10th Percentile £294 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 806 614
South East median hourly rate £29.75 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.03% +28.00%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £58.00 £55.00 £47.82
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Functional Testing in the South East

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +19 24 £313 -10.71% 3
Hampshire -6 19 £425 -5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 13 £350 +84.21% 2
Oxfordshire -4 8 £313 +7.75% 2
Kent - 7 £368 - 1
East Sussex 0 6 £225 -35.71% 2
Surrey -10 6 £295 -34.38% 6
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 92 (56.44%) Test Automation
2 79 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (29.45%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (27.61%) TDD
5 39 (23.93%) JIRA
5 39 (23.93%) Java
6 38 (23.31%) Test Scripting
7 33 (20.25%) BDD
8 32 (19.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 32 (19.63%) SQL
8 32 (19.63%) Selenium
9 30 (18.40%) C#
10 28 (17.18%) ISTQB
11 27 (16.56%) QA
11 27 (16.56%) ISEB
12 26 (15.95%) Regression Testing
12 26 (15.95%) Test Strategy
13 25 (15.34%) Microsoft
14 24 (14.72%) Finance
15 23 (14.11%) Web Services
16 20 (12.27%) C++
16 20 (12.27%) JavaScript
16 20 (12.27%) Software Testing
16 20 (12.27%) SDLC
17 19 (11.66%) Retail
17 19 (11.66%) Degree
17 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
18 18 (11.04%) Migration
19 17 (10.43%) HP
19 17 (10.43%) .NET

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (4.29%) Confluence
2 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Workday HCM
2 4 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.84%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) Force.com
2 5 (3.07%) GitHub
3 3 (1.84%) Office 365
3 3 (1.84%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) Internet
2 4 (2.45%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.23%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) VPN
4 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.52%) Redis
4 8 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (23.93%) JIRA
2 32 (19.63%) Selenium
3 17 (10.43%) Git (software)
4 15 (9.20%) Cucumber
5 14 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (7.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (7.98%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.13%) Calabash
7 10 (6.13%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.91%) Maven
9 7 (4.29%) HP UFT
10 6 (3.68%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.07%) Appium
11 5 (3.07%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.07%) JProfiler
11 5 (3.07%) Protractor
11 5 (3.07%) VisualVM
11 5 (3.07%) YourKit
12 4 (2.45%) Mocha
13 3 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 24 (14.72%) Finance
2 19 (11.66%) Retail
3 12 (7.36%) Banking
4 9 (5.52%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.68%) Back Office
6 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.07%) Advertising
7 5 (3.07%) Front Office
8 3 (1.84%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Military
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (23.93%) Tester
2 36 (22.09%) Analyst
2 36 (22.09%) Test Analyst
3 26 (15.95%) Developer
4 16 (9.82%) Test Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Automation Tester
5 12 (7.36%) Test Manager
6 10 (6.13%) QA Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Salesforce Developer
8 8 (4.91%) QA Tester
9 7 (4.29%) QA Test Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Agile Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Architect
10 6 (3.68%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.68%) C++ Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Manual Tester
10 6 (3.68%) QA Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) QA Automation Tester
10 6 (3.68%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.11%) Web Services
2 17 (10.43%) .NET
3 16 (9.82%) REST
4 14 (8.59%) SOAP
5 12 (7.36%) Node.js
5 12 (7.36%) Unreal Engine
6 11 (6.75%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (6.13%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (5.52%) Visualforce
9 8 (4.91%) RESTful
9 8 (4.91%) XML
10 5 (3.07%) CSS
10 5 (3.07%) HTML
10 5 (3.07%) JAX-RS
10 5 (3.07%) Middleware
11 4 (2.45%) Java EE
11 4 (2.45%) JSON
12 3 (1.84%) Behat
12 3 (1.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (8.59%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.98%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.13%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.52%) User Experience
5 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Windows
2 10 (6.13%) Unix
3 8 (4.91%) Android
4 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.07%) Linux
5 5 (3.07%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (56.44%) Test Automation
2 79 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (29.45%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (27.61%) TDD
5 38 (23.31%) Test Scripting
6 33 (20.25%) BDD
7 32 (19.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (15.95%) Regression Testing
8 26 (15.95%) Test Strategy
9 20 (12.27%) SDLC
9 20 (12.27%) Software Testing
10 18 (11.04%) Migration
11 17 (10.43%) Waterfall
12 16 (9.82%) API Testing
12 16 (9.82%) Open Source
12 16 (9.82%) Scrum
13 15 (9.20%) Scenario Testing
14 14 (8.59%) Software Engineering
15 12 (7.36%) Integration Testing
15 12 (7.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.93%) Java
2 32 (19.63%) SQL
3 30 (18.40%) C#
4 20 (12.27%) C++
4 20 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.59%) Python
6 10 (6.13%) Ruby
7 9 (5.52%) Apex Code
8 8 (4.91%) VB
9 5 (3.07%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.07%) Groovy
9 5 (3.07%) PHP
10 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.23%) ES6
11 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) C
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (17.18%) ISTQB
2 27 (16.56%) ISEB
3 19 (11.66%) Degree
4 17 (10.43%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.45%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.45%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (1.23%) HNC
9 2 (1.23%) HND
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.56%) QA
2 8 (4.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Docker
2 4 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.84%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 25 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.43%) HP
3 13 (7.98%) Oracle
4 10 (6.13%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.07%) Remedy
5 5 (3.07%) Workday
6 4 (2.45%) Citrix
6 4 (2.45%) Huawei
6 4 (2.45%) VMware
7 3 (1.84%) IBM
7 3 (1.84%) SAP
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.23%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe
9 1 (0.61%) Apigee
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.61%) BMC
9 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.61%) Nimble Storage
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