The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 21 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.98% - 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% - 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -13.33%
Functional Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84 127 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 83.17% 79.38% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 115 91
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Functional Testing
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft