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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 93 103 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -51
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 14 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.94% 0.41% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.48% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 20
Median daily rate £350 £370 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £274 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £409 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1280 1462 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.20% 85.00% 80.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1065 554
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +53.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.43 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016, 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 across the Leeds region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 10 (38.46%) Selenium
3 8 (30.77%) ISEB
4 7 (26.92%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) JIRA
5 6 (23.08%) Ruby
5 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (15.38%) HTML
7 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (15.38%) Test Management
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.69%) DB2
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) Appium
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.69%) Subversion
5 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.85%) Calabash
6 1 (3.85%) JMeter
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (11.54%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Scrum
2 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
4 4 (15.38%) BDD
4 4 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) Test Management
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Kanban
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
5 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) Ruby
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) SAP