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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 73 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.44% 1.35% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.61% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 7
Median daily rate £288 £440 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.65% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £588 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
1221 1612 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.74% 83.44% 83.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 1078 1012
Median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 23
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -10 10 £300 -33.33% 7
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 15 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 13 (33.33%) IBM
3 13 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) CICS
4 12 (30.77%) CA
4 12 (30.77%) Syncsort
4 12 (30.77%) iPad
4 12 (30.77%) Splunk
4 12 (30.77%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 12 (30.77%) CA Service Virtualization
4 12 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
5 11 (28.21%) Selenium
5 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
6 10 (25.64%) Kanban
6 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) DB2
6 10 (25.64%) DevOps
7 9 (23.08%) Java
7 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
8 8 (20.51%) zOS
8 8 (20.51%) CA Endevor
9 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (17.95%) SDLC
9 7 (17.95%) ISEB
9 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
10 6 (15.38%) Git (software)

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 12 (30.77%) CICS
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HCM
1 1 (2.56%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.56%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) DB2
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.82%) JIRA
4 5 (12.82%) MSTest
4 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
4 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
5 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.69%) Appium
6 3 (7.69%) Maven
7 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.13%) JMeter
7 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.13%) Subversion
7 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.56%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (2.56%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
1 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Build Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Deployment Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Developer in Test
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
4 4 (10.26%) z/OS Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) REST
3 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 12 (30.77%) iPad
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) zOS
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 15 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (25.64%) DevOps
5 10 (25.64%) Kanban
6 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
8 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.82%) System Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.26%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) Scala
6 2 (5.13%) Groovy
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.95%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) CA Service Virtualization
1 12 (30.77%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (20.51%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) IBM
2 12 (30.77%) CA
2 12 (30.77%) Splunk
2 12 (30.77%) Syncsort
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.56%) Calypso
5 1 (2.56%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Temenos