The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Tester
Rank 136 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.070% 0.039% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.041% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £320 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £291 £280
% change year-on-year
+17.59% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2725 2424 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.21% 95.06% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1582 1268
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £491 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 120 103
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Functional Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Functional Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Functional Tester
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 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
West Yorkshire -7 2 £320 -
Functional Tester
England

Functional Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) ERwin
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) ERwin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica