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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 100 88 95
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.18% 0.59% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.77% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
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£500 £325 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1358 1162 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.55% 76.50% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 712 558
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.47 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% +30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £175.00 £124.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 3 £500 +63.93% 3
Halifax - - - - 1
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (23.08%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) NHS
6 2 (15.38%) ETL
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) ITSM

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (7.69%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) Toad
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
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