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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 85 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.33% 0.51% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.64% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
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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
981 784 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.74% 79.27% 75.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 488 386
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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 11 (64.71%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) JIRA
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Functional Test Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) ITSM
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle