The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 81 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.095% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £399 £284
% change year-on-year
-35.42% +40.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
835 672 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.07% 76.80% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 371 483
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.78% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £29.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £57.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Functional Testing
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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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center