Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 220 203
Rank change year-on-year -27 -17 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 133 168 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 1.01% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.22% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 86
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.72% +6.92%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £255
90th Percentile £509 £497 £458
England median daily rate £425 £378 £352
% change year-on-year +12.58% +7.24% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
South East median hourly rate £35.27 £46.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +15.00% +156.41%
10th Percentile £20.48 £40.70 £31.75
90th Percentile £50.28 £52.20 £56.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +33.33%

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -31 60 £415 +29.89% 5
Hampshire +20 34 £325 -27.78%
Berkshire -34 31 £341 +5.90% 1
Buckinghamshire -24 19 £408 +61.39% 2
East Sussex +6 13 £450 +31.00%
West Sussex -5 11 £375 +15.38%
Oxfordshire +8 10 £525 +7.97% 2
Surrey -24 8 £373 -2.61% 2
Kent -8 6 £375 - 1
Middlesex +6 1 £380 - 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 64 (48.12%) Test Automation
2 50 (37.59%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (29.32%) Test Scripting
4 34 (25.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 31 (23.31%) SQL
6 29 (21.80%) JIRA
7 28 (21.05%) Regression Testing
8 27 (20.30%) BDD
9 26 (19.55%) Finance
9 26 (19.55%) Java
9 26 (19.55%) QA
10 25 (18.80%) Selenium
11 24 (18.05%) TDD
11 24 (18.05%) HP
11 24 (18.05%) Scenario Testing
12 20 (15.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 19 (14.29%) Test Strategy
14 18 (13.53%) SDLC
14 18 (13.53%) ISTQB
14 18 (13.53%) Degree
14 18 (13.53%) Git (software)
14 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
14 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (12.78%) Workflow
15 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
15 17 (12.78%) Performance Testing
15 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
16 16 (12.03%) SAP
17 15 (11.28%) Manual Testing

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 8 (6.02%) Confluence
2 4 (3.01%) CMS
2 4 (3.01%) Documentum
2 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.50%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) SAP MM
2 4 (3.01%) Maximo
2 4 (3.01%) SAP CO
2 4 (3.01%) SAP FI
2 4 (3.01%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.26%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.26%) GitHub
2 5 (3.76%) Force.com
3 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.26%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.50%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.50%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) HTTP
1 5 (3.76%) Internet
2 4 (3.01%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.50%) DHCP
3 2 (1.50%) DNS
3 2 (1.50%) SMS
3 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.75%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.75%) DSL
4 1 (0.75%) DVB
4 1 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.75%) Skype
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) VPN
4 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) Redis
2 8 (6.02%) Big Data
2 8 (6.02%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.50%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.75%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (21.80%) JIRA
2 25 (18.80%) Selenium
3 18 (13.53%) Git (software)
4 12 (9.02%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (7.52%) WebDriver
7 9 (6.77%) HP UFT
7 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.02%) Eclipse
8 8 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.51%) JProfiler
9 6 (4.51%) Maven
9 6 (4.51%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.51%) VisualVM
9 6 (4.51%) YourKit
10 5 (3.76%) Appium
10 5 (3.76%) Calabash
11 4 (3.01%) Bitbucket
11 4 (3.01%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.26%) PhantomJS
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.77%) Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.51%) Back Office
5 6 (4.51%) Front Office
5 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.51%) Retail
6 4 (3.01%) Advertising
6 4 (3.01%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (30.83%) Analyst
2 36 (27.07%) Test Analyst
3 26 (19.55%) Tester
4 18 (13.53%) Developer
5 10 (7.52%) Automation Tester
5 10 (7.52%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.51%) Consultant
7 6 (4.51%) Functional Tester
7 6 (4.51%) QA Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Systems Integrator
8 5 (3.76%) Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Back Office Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Junior
8 5 (3.76%) Salesforce Developer
8 5 (3.76%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) REST
2 14 (10.53%) SOAP
3 11 (8.27%) Web Services
4 10 (7.52%) JSON
5 9 (6.77%) .NET
6 6 (4.51%) JAX-RS
6 6 (4.51%) Node.js
6 6 (4.51%) RESTful
6 6 (4.51%) XML
7 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.76%) IDoc
7 5 (3.76%) SAP PI
7 5 (3.76%) Visualforce
8 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.01%) J2EE
8 4 (3.01%) Struts
9 3 (2.26%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.26%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.26%) Taurus
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.76%) Reference Data
2 5 (3.76%) User Experience
3 4 (3.01%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.50%) W3C
5 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.75%) Equities
5 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.77%) Windows
2 8 (6.02%) Linux
3 7 (5.26%) Android
4 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.51%) Unix
5 4 (3.01%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) Test Automation
2 50 (37.59%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (29.32%) Test Scripting
4 34 (25.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 28 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 27 (20.30%) BDD
7 24 (18.05%) Scenario Testing
7 24 (18.05%) TDD
8 20 (15.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 19 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (13.53%) SDLC
11 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
11 17 (12.78%) Performance Testing
11 17 (12.78%) Workflow
12 15 (11.28%) Manual Testing
13 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
14 13 (9.77%) Migration
14 13 (9.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.31%) SQL
2 26 (19.55%) Java
3 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.02%) C#
5 7 (5.26%) Ruby
6 5 (3.76%) ABAP
6 5 (3.76%) Apex Code
7 4 (3.01%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.50%) Groovy
9 1 (0.75%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) Go
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Degree
1 18 (13.53%) ISTQB
1 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.02%) ISEB
4 11 (8.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.01%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) IIBA
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.55%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) MiFID
3 2 (1.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) GxP
4 1 (0.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Docker
2 3 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.75%) Grafana
3 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.75%) Kibana
3 1 (0.75%) logstash
3 1 (0.75%) Marathon
3 1 (0.75%) Mesos
3 1 (0.75%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) HP
2 16 (12.03%) SAP
3 11 (8.27%) Oracle
4 8 (6.02%) Remedy
5 7 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.51%) Huawei
7 5 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.26%) Workday
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco
9 2 (1.50%) Concur
9 2 (1.50%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe
10 1 (0.75%) Ariba
10 1 (0.75%) Citrix
10 1 (0.75%) F5
10 1 (0.75%) Google
10 1 (0.75%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.75%) Perfecto Mobile
10 1 (0.75%) Rackspace