Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Tester was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 861 861
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 29 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.024% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.025% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 23
UK median daily rate £318 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.93% +3.85% +6.38%
10th Percentile £256 £313 £250
90th Percentile £425 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Functional Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Tester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Tester in the UK

Functional Tester
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +45 27 £318 -5.93% 2
London 0 16 £325 -18.75%
UK excluding London +31 13 £300 -9.09% 2
South East - 6 £300 - 2
North of England +57 3 £400 +21.21%
North West +29 3 £400 +9.59%
South West +12 2 £280 -
Scotland +1 2 - -

Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Functional Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Functional Tester in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) Functional Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
4 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Banking
6 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 5 (17.24%) QA
7 5 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (17.24%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (13.79%) Degree
8 4 (13.79%) JIRA
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
8 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (10.34%) Confluence
9 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Master's Degree
9 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) ISEB
9 3 (10.34%) SOAP
10 2 (6.90%) Java
10 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
10 2 (6.90%) Selenium

Functional Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (10.34%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Android Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Xcode
4 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.45%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.45%) Derivative
1 1 (3.45%) EPoS
1 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Functional Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
4 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) BDD
9 2 (6.90%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Open Source
10 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.45%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (3.45%) TMap
10 1 (3.45%) User Stories
10 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Groovy
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Kibana
2 1 (3.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Empirix
2 1 (3.45%) Guidewire
2 1 (3.45%) Microgen
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Murex
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle