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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 63 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.20% 0.46% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.57% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate
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£278 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
781 699 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.41% 79.79% 77.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 386 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 18 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (36.67%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (36.67%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) QA
6 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 8 (26.67%) C#
7 8 (26.67%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) .NET
7 8 (26.67%) User Stories
8 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (20.00%) HP
9 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (10.00%) ETL
10 3 (10.00%) Oracle
10 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.00%) ISEB
10 3 (10.00%) NHS
10 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) Retail
10 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
12 1 (3.33%) System Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
1 17 (56.67%) Test Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Tester
2 13 (43.33%) Functional Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 12 (40.00%) Functional Tester
4 11 (36.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Web Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
6 8 (26.67%) User Stories
7 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.00%) ETL
8 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
10 1 (3.33%) System Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Kanban
10 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Business Objects