The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 94 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.58% 0.33% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.42% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
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£275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.43% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Functional Testing
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1283 1192 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 74.94% 78.68% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 687 716
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 33
Average hourly rate £13.60 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -1 9 £300 - 6
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
4 11 (40.74%) QA
5 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (29.63%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) User Stories
7 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 6 (22.22%) HP
8 6 (22.22%) TDD
8 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) ISEB
10 4 (14.81%) .NET
10 4 (14.81%) C#
10 4 (14.81%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (11.11%) Retail
11 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
11 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 2 (7.41%) System Testing
12 2 (7.41%) JIRA
12 2 (7.41%) Test Management
12 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
12 2 (7.41%) NHS

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (3.70%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
2 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Tester
3 11 (40.74%) Functional Tester
4 9 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
4 9 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Manual Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) BDD
3 8 (29.63%) User Stories
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.41%) System Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) ETL
8 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Business Objects