Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 134 101
Rank change year-on-year -3 -33 +17
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 29 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.94% 0.36% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.43% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 9
Surrey median daily rate £500 £373 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.23% -3.25% +28.33%
10th Percentile £430 £314 £190
90th Percentile £574 £443 £443
South East median daily rate £450 £373 £344
% change year-on-year +20.81% +8.44% -1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £29.02 £39.37
% change year-on-year -29.36% -26.29% -1.58%

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 2,751 2,333 1,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.80% 84.68% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,951 1,654 1,061
Surrey median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 91
Surrey median hourly rate £40.50 £40.93 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +63.70% -37.50%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.45 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.38 £50.03 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.00% +6.71% -24.29%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 3 £500 +34.23%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £590 -
Reigate -4 2 £500 +34.23% 1
Camberley - 2 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) QA
3 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (48.28%) SoapUI
5 13 (44.83%) Test Strategy
5 13 (44.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (44.83%) Defect Management
5 13 (44.83%) Java
6 11 (37.93%) Performance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Gherkin
8 9 (31.03%) Open Source
8 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
8 9 (31.03%) JIRA
8 9 (31.03%) Selenium
8 9 (31.03%) Scrum
9 8 (27.59%) BDD
9 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
9 8 (27.59%) Microservices
10 7 (24.14%) SonarQube
10 7 (24.14%) User Stories
10 7 (24.14%) Docker
10 7 (24.14%) DevOps
10 7 (24.14%) QA Automation
10 7 (24.14%) BrowserStack
10 7 (24.14%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Confluence
10 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
10 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (24.14%) OWASP

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 7 (24.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) BrowserStack
2 4 (13.79%) GitHub
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) SoapUI
2 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (31.03%) JIRA
2 9 (31.03%) Selenium
3 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
4 7 (24.14%) JMeter
4 7 (24.14%) JUnit
4 7 (24.14%) Maven
4 7 (24.14%) SonarQube
4 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
6 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
6 3 (10.34%) GitLab
6 3 (10.34%) PVCS
6 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 3 (10.34%) Subversion
7 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
7 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Tester
2 9 (31.03%) Automation Tester
3 7 (24.14%) QA Automation Tester
3 7 (24.14%) QA Tester
4 6 (20.69%) QA Leader
5 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
5 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) QA Manager
6 3 (10.34%) QA Test Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Functional Tester
8 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Gherkin
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.45%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (44.83%) Defect Management
4 13 (44.83%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (44.83%) Test Strategy
5 11 (37.93%) Performance Testing
6 9 (31.03%) Open Source
6 9 (31.03%) Scrum
7 8 (27.59%) BDD
7 8 (27.59%) Microservices
8 7 (24.14%) DevOps
8 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
8 7 (24.14%) OWASP
8 7 (24.14%) QA Automation
8 7 (24.14%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Traceability Matrix
8 7 (24.14%) User Stories
8 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Workday
3 4 (13.79%) Atlassian