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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 83 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 1.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
930 783 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.39% 81.22% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 485 281
Average daily rate £375 £328 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 27 February 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) HP