The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 68 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% 0.55% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.70% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
805 713 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.09% 78.78% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 415 453
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (13.64%) Retail
9 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
9 2 (9.09%) JIRA
9 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 2 (9.09%) System Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
9 2 (9.09%) Test Automation

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Test Analyst
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Functional Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Functional Test Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Functional Tester
4 6 (27.27%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.09%) System Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
9 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Kanban
10 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle