The first table below looks at the demand for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 87 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.48% 0.066% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.070% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £78
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +319.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £140
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +96.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1557 1420 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.29% 93.92% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 746 1006
Average daily rate £345 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 65 88
Average hourly rate £13.20 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £45.00 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Functional Tester
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Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Tester across the West Yorkshire region.

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Functional Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 20 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 17 (77.27%) QA
3 17 (77.27%) TDD
3 17 (77.27%) BDD
3 17 (77.27%) User Stories
4 16 (72.73%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (59.09%) Scrum
5 13 (59.09%) .NET
5 13 (59.09%) C#
5 13 (59.09%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 17 (77.27%) TDD
2 17 (77.27%) BDD
2 17 (77.27%) User Stories
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (77.27%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle