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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 89 98 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 26 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.28% 0.40% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.47% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 19
Average daily rate £384 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £430 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 22 £450 +50.00% 4
Halifax - 2 £300 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 19 (40.43%) QA
4 17 (36.17%) Selenium
4 17 (36.17%) JIRA
4 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
5 16 (34.04%) .NET
5 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
6 15 (31.91%) C#
7 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
8 12 (25.53%) JMeter
9 11 (23.40%) Java
9 11 (23.40%) SQL
10 10 (21.28%) HP UFT
11 9 (19.15%) LoadRunner
11 9 (19.15%) C
11 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
11 9 (19.15%) Ruby
12 8 (17.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (17.02%) PKI
12 8 (17.02%) Perl
12 8 (17.02%) Windows
12 8 (17.02%) Linux
12 8 (17.02%) Python
12 8 (17.02%) SNMP
12 8 (17.02%) HP
12 8 (17.02%) Mac OS X
12 8 (17.02%) Shell Script

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (17.02%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) JIRA
1 17 (36.17%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
3 12 (25.53%) JMeter
4 10 (21.28%) HP UFT
5 9 (19.15%) LoadRunner
6 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.26%) Ranorex
9 1 (2.13%) Appium
9 1 (2.13%) Burp Suite
9 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
9 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
9 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
1 25 (53.19%) Test Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Tester
3 11 (23.40%) Test Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Web Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
2 7 (14.89%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) SOAP
6 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) LINQ
6 1 (2.13%) Middleware
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) PKI
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) CESG
3 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
1 8 (17.02%) Mac OS X
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
4 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (17.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.77%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.64%) User Stories
9 5 (10.64%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.91%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) C
4 9 (19.15%) Ruby
5 8 (17.02%) Perl
5 8 (17.02%) Python
5 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
6 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.89%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) GPG13
3 1 (2.13%) WAI
3 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco