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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 96 89 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -35
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.72% 0.90% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.05% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 21
Median daily rate £325 £319 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +13.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £293 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £413 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
1316 1139 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.90% 85.70% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 783 653
Median daily rate £425 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
Median hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £32.20 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Selenium
3 15 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 15 (41.67%) JIRA
4 14 (38.89%) QA
5 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
5 13 (36.11%) Java
6 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 9 (25.00%) Ruby
7 9 (25.00%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) C#
8 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 7 (19.44%) Confluence
9 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
9 7 (19.44%) C
9 7 (19.44%) ISEB
9 7 (19.44%) HP UFT
9 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
9 7 (19.44%) Perl
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
9 7 (19.44%) Python
10 6 (16.67%) Windows
10 6 (16.67%) Linux
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle
10 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
10 6 (16.67%) Mac OS X

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 7 (19.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 15 (41.67%) JIRA
3 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
4 7 (19.44%) HP UFT
5 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.67%) JMeter
5 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.78%) Appium
7 1 (2.78%) Burp Suite
7 1 (2.78%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
1 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Test Leader
2 11 (30.56%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Functional Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) REST
3 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
1 6 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
7 6 (16.67%) BDD
7 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (13.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.11%) CRM
9 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Analytics
10 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 9 (25.00%) Ruby
4 8 (22.22%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) C
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
5 7 (19.44%) Python
5 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) HP
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft