The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 March 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 266 262
Rank change year-on-year -15 -4  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 377 482 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.90% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.08% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 288 255
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £507 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +14.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.04 £39.25 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.00 £68.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% +14.66%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Functional Testing in the UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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
England -4 356 £375 -0.66% 80
London +16 171 £425 +0.59% 20
South East +19 81 £325 -7.14% 20
Berkshire +27 27 £338 +1.50% 5
West Midlands +19 26 £320 -8.57% 6
Yorkshire +12 20 £338 +1.88% 7
West Yorkshire +21 19 £331 +1.92% 4
Leeds +11 18 £325 -1.88% 2
East Midlands +6 18 £266 -11.25% 5
South West -16 16 £275 -21.42% 6
Hampshire +3 14 £325 -13.33% 3
City of London -7 14 £375 +13.28% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £298 -26.54% 5
North West +1 11 £306 -9.25% 4
Scotland +18 9 £300 -22.58%
Warwickshire - 9 £303 - 1
Milton Keynes +5 8 £525 - 4
East of England -25 8 £375 +5.63% 6
Kent +16 7 £203 -55.00%
Wiltshire +10 7 £250 -7.40%
Birmingham +3 7 £450 +233.33% 2
Leicestershire +2 7 £188 - 1
Glasgow +1 7 £288 -36.11%
Reading -2 7 £350 +27.27% 1
Manchester +4 6 £275 -45.00% 2
East Sussex +4 6 £288 +0.87% 1
Oxfordshire -2 6 £400 +14.28% 3
Fareham - 6 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £300 - 3
Nottingham +7 5 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 353 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (24.71%) Test Scripting
3 160 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 159 (20.46%) Non-Functional Testing
5 154 (19.82%) Test Automation
6 151 (19.43%) SQL
7 149 (19.18%) Regression Testing
8 146 (18.79%) Finance
9 136 (17.50%) QA
9 136 (17.50%) Selenium
10 132 (16.99%) Java
11 120 (15.44%) JIRA
12 110 (14.16%) TDD
13 101 (13.00%) ISTQB
13 101 (13.00%) Test Strategy
14 99 (12.74%) Scrum
15 97 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
16 95 (12.23%) Microsoft
16 95 (12.23%) Software Testing
17 90 (11.58%) BDD
18 86 (11.07%) ISEB
19 83 (10.68%) JavaScript
20 82 (10.55%) Integration Testing
21 81 (10.42%) Jenkins
22 78 (10.04%) Migration
23 75 (9.65%) Automated Testing
24 74 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
25 73 (9.40%) C#
26 70 (9.01%) HP
26 70 (9.01%) System Integration Testing

Functional Testing
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 32 (4.12%) Confluence
2 18 (2.32%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.80%) CICS
4 14 (1.80%) CMS
5 13 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.77%) Apache
7 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.51%) Moodle
9 3 (0.39%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.39%) Documentum
9 3 (0.39%) Drupal
9 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.39%) JBoss
9 3 (0.39%) Liferay
9 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.96%) MS Office
3 11 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.29%) MS Project
5 7 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 33 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.64%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.64%) SAP Retail
3 5 (0.64%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.64%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.13%) Endur
6 1 (0.13%) Findur
6 1 (0.13%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.80%) Office 365
3 10 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.16%) GitHub
5 4 (0.51%) PaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Boomi
6 3 (0.39%) G Suite
6 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.26%) Force.com
7 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.80%) Internet
2 13 (1.67%) HTTP
3 10 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.77%) DHCP
4 6 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (0.77%) DNS
4 6 (0.77%) GGSN
4 6 (0.77%) GPRS
4 6 (0.77%) GSM
4 6 (0.77%) LTE
4 6 (0.77%) SMTP
4 6 (0.77%) SNMP
4 6 (0.77%) UMTS
4 6 (0.77%) VoIP
5 4 (0.51%) DVB
6 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.19%) DB2
5 14 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.03%) Big Data
8 8 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.90%) MS Access
10 6 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.77%) MySQL
11 5 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.64%) Power BI
11 5 (0.64%) Redis
11 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 136 (17.50%) Selenium
2 120 (15.44%) JIRA
3 81 (10.42%) Jenkins
4 62 (7.98%) Git (software)
5 59 (7.59%) Cucumber
6 46 (5.92%) HP UFT
7 40 (5.15%) WebDriver
8 37 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (3.60%) Visual Studio
10 27 (3.47%) Subversion
11 26 (3.35%) Maven
12 25 (3.22%) CruiseControl
13 23 (2.96%) JUnit
13 23 (2.96%) TeamCity
14 19 (2.45%) SoapUI
15 18 (2.32%) Eclipse
16 17 (2.19%) LoadRunner
16 17 (2.19%) SpecFlow
17 11 (1.42%) Appium
17 11 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 146 (18.79%) Finance
2 66 (8.49%) Banking
3 46 (5.92%) Retail
4 29 (3.73%) Front Office
5 26 (3.35%) Back Office
5 26 (3.35%) Marketing
6 21 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.54%) Advertising
7 12 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.42%) Legal
9 7 (0.90%) Games
10 5 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Law
13 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (31.92%) Analyst
2 209 (26.90%) Test Analyst
3 151 (19.43%) Tester
4 91 (11.71%) Developer
5 52 (6.69%) Test Manager
6 47 (6.05%) Automation Tester
7 41 (5.28%) Test Leader
8 40 (5.15%) Automation Test Analyst
9 34 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (3.99%) QA Engineer
10 31 (3.99%) Senior Test Analyst
11 30 (3.86%) Consultant
12 28 (3.60%) Test Engineer
13 26 (3.35%) Business Analyst
14 23 (2.96%) Functional Analyst
14 23 (2.96%) Functional Test Analyst
15 19 (2.45%) QA Tester
16 18 (2.32%) Java Developer
17 17 (2.19%) Architect
18 15 (1.93%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.62%) .NET
2 61 (7.85%) HTML
3 56 (7.21%) Web Services
4 45 (5.79%) CSS
5 41 (5.28%) XML
6 34 (4.38%) JSON
7 27 (3.47%) RESTful
8 26 (3.35%) REST
8 26 (3.35%) Spring
9 25 (3.22%) AngularJS
10 23 (2.96%) ASP.NET
10 23 (2.96%) Gherkin
11 22 (2.83%) HTML5
12 21 (2.70%) CSS3
13 20 (2.57%) Node.js
14 18 (2.32%) J2EE
15 16 (2.06%) SOAP
16 15 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (1.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.35%) User Experience
4 25 (3.22%) Mainframe
5 22 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.93%) iPad
8 12 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.16%) STB
11 7 (0.90%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.77%) Derivative
12 6 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.77%) NHS
13 5 (0.64%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 65 (8.37%) Unix
2 62 (7.98%) Linux
3 52 (6.69%) Windows
4 16 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.29%) zOS
7 9 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.03%) Android
9 6 (0.77%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.39%) HPUX
10 3 (0.39%) Solaris
10 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (24.71%) Test Scripting
3 160 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 159 (20.46%) Non-Functional Testing
5 154 (19.82%) Test Automation
6 149 (19.18%) Regression Testing
7 110 (14.16%) TDD
8 101 (13.00%) Test Strategy
9 99 (12.74%) Scrum
10 97 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (12.23%) Software Testing
12 90 (11.58%) BDD
13 82 (10.55%) Integration Testing
14 78 (10.04%) Migration
15 75 (9.65%) Automated Testing
16 74 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
17 70 (9.01%) System Integration Testing
18 69 (8.88%) Defect Management
19 64 (8.24%) Manual Testing
20 63 (8.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (19.43%) SQL
2 132 (16.99%) Java
3 83 (10.68%) JavaScript
4 73 (9.40%) C#
5 58 (7.46%) Python
6 31 (3.99%) Shell Script
7 29 (3.73%) C++
8 27 (3.47%) Ruby
9 19 (2.45%) C
10 18 (2.32%) Perl
11 16 (2.06%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.80%) VB
13 13 (1.67%) PHP
14 12 (1.54%) Groovy
15 11 (1.42%) VBA
16 9 (1.16%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.16%) Scala
17 8 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.03%) ES6
18 6 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 101 (13.00%) ISTQB
2 86 (11.07%) ISEB
3 55 (7.08%) Degree
4 54 (6.95%) Security Cleared
5 39 (5.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (3.35%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.26%) HNC
12 2 (0.26%) HND
12 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.13%) CCNA
13 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) EMCIE
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (17.50%) QA
2 11 (1.42%) SDET
3 9 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.90%) PMO
5 6 (0.77%) SLA
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) TickIT
8 2 (0.26%) GDPR
8 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) WCAG
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (0.90%) XenApp
2 7 (0.90%) XenDesktop
3 6 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.51%) Docker
5 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (8.88%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.80%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (1.80%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.54%) Puppet
4 10 (1.29%) CA Endevor
5 7 (0.90%) HockeyApp
6 6 (0.77%) SCCM
7 5 (0.64%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.64%) Nagios
8 4 (0.51%) Ansible
8 4 (0.51%) AppDNA
8 4 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.39%) SCOM
10 2 (0.26%) Ambari
10 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 95 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.01%) HP
3 54 (6.95%) Oracle
4 33 (4.25%) SAP
5 29 (3.73%) IBM
6 16 (2.06%) Huawei
6 16 (2.06%) Splunk
7 15 (1.93%) CA
7 15 (1.93%) Guidewire
8 14 (1.80%) Syncsort
8 14 (1.80%) VMware
9 9 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.03%) Adobe
10 8 (1.03%) Google
11 7 (0.90%) Citrix
11 7 (0.90%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (0.77%) Cisco
12 6 (0.77%) Workday
13 5 (0.64%) Apple
13 5 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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