Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 20 October 2018 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 > Surrey
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 138 103
Rank change year-on-year +4 -35 +25
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 29 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.90% 0.26% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.31% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 26
Surrey median daily rate £505 £373 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.57% -17.22% -
10th Percentile £408 £267 £309
90th Percentile £705 £458 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.91% +16.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Surrey median hourly rate - £17.50 -
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £18.04 £42.69
% change year-on-year +53.82% -57.74% +10.15%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,837 2,288 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.94% 85.18% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,003 1,633 1,335
Surrey median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £256
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 59 86
Surrey median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +42.14% -8.54%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £45.50
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Surrey

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Surrey

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Surrey

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Surrey

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Redhill +7 4 £506 +35.91%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £700 -
Leatherhead - 3 £388 - 1
Reigate - 2 £500 - 2
Camberley - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £425 -
Staines -13 1 £525 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 19 (65.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) Test Strategy
5 11 (37.93%) QA
6 9 (31.03%) Finance
6 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (27.59%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) JIRA
7 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
9 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
9 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (20.69%) Selenium
9 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
10 5 (17.24%) ISEB
10 5 (17.24%) C#
10 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.24%) System Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
11 4 (13.79%) Visualisation
11 4 (13.79%) Test Management
11 4 (13.79%) DevOps
11 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (6.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) Google Play
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
1 1 (3.45%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
2 8 (27.59%) JIRA
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
5 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) GitLab
6 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) TestRail
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Test Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) QA Leader
3 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) QA Manager
5 3 (10.34%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Service Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Workday Manager
6 2 (6.90%) ERP Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.45%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 19 (65.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) Test Strategy
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
7 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
8 5 (17.24%) System Testing
8 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
9 4 (13.79%) Project Management
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum
9 4 (13.79%) Test Management
9 4 (13.79%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Python
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) HiveQL
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Workday
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.45%) Google