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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 75 75 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 23 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.56% 0.63% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.73% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 16
Average daily rate £450 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £430 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+130.00% -33.33%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1236 965 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.74% 86.39% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 699 471
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 16 (48.48%) Selenium
4 15 (45.45%) JIRA
5 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 11 (33.33%) QA
7 10 (30.30%) HP UFT
7 10 (30.30%) Java
7 10 (30.30%) JMeter
7 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
8 9 (27.27%) Ruby
8 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (27.27%) .NET
8 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
9 8 (24.24%) Mac OS X
9 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
9 8 (24.24%) SNMP
9 8 (24.24%) HP
9 8 (24.24%) C
9 8 (24.24%) C#
9 8 (24.24%) Perl
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
9 8 (24.24%) Linux
9 8 (24.24%) Python
9 8 (24.24%) PKI
9 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (24.24%) Confluence
9 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
9 8 (24.24%) Network Monitoring

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (24.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) Selenium
2 15 (45.45%) JIRA
3 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 10 (30.30%) HP UFT
4 10 (30.30%) JMeter
5 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
6 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
9 1 (3.03%) Appium
9 1 (3.03%) Burp Suite
9 1 (3.03%) eggPlant
9 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
1 17 (51.52%) Test Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Tester
3 10 (30.30%) Test Leader
4 6 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Functional Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (6.06%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) CESG
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
1 8 (24.24%) Mac OS X
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
5 8 (24.24%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
7 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Analytics
9 4 (12.12%) CRM
9 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) BDD
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 9 (27.27%) Ruby
3 8 (24.24%) C
3 8 (24.24%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) Perl
3 8 (24.24%) Python
3 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
2 6 (18.18%) ISEB
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) GPG13
3 1 (3.03%) WAI
3 1 (3.03%) WCAG
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft