The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank - 73 72
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 0 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.11% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.12% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.17% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
997 854 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.13% 95.31% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 485 531
Average daily rate £328 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 32
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Functional Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) User Stories

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA