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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 82 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 16 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.96% 0.27% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.34% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +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
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 1184 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.34% 78.62% 77.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 635 813
Average daily rate £353 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 37
Average hourly rate £12.46 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.39% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 15 September 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 15 September 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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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 12 £278 -15.90% 2
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
3 15 (38.46%) QA
3 15 (38.46%) BDD
4 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (30.77%) User Stories
5 11 (28.21%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (28.21%) TDD
6 9 (23.08%) Scrum
6 9 (23.08%) Oracle
7 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) .NET
7 8 (20.51%) C#
7 8 (20.51%) Java
8 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.38%) HP
10 5 (12.82%) ISEB
10 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.82%) NHS
10 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.26%) ETL
12 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (7.69%) Retail
12 3 (7.69%) UNIX
12 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
12 3 (7.69%) Finance
12 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (2.56%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) NeoLoad
1 2 (5.13%) LoadUI
2 1 (2.56%) Toad
2 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Analyst
1 20 (51.28%) Test Analyst
2 17 (43.59%) Tester
3 16 (41.03%) Functional Tester
4 15 (38.46%) Functional Analyst
4 15 (38.46%) Functional Test Analyst
5 11 (28.21%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.82%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
2 15 (38.46%) BDD
3 12 (30.77%) User Stories
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
5 9 (23.08%) Scrum
6 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) ETL
8 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.13%) Migration
10 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Business Objects