The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 117 103 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.26% 0.53% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.71% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
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£325 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £268 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2034 1692 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.64% 74.60% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1022 859
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 69
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
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 Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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 -10 6 £350 +7.69% 2
South Yorkshire -1 1 £250 -16.66%
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Oracle
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
7 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (13.64%) Retail
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) JIRA
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
9 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) System Testing
9 2 (9.09%) ETL

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Analyst
2 13 (59.09%) Test Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Functional Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Functional Test Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Functional Tester
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Web Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
4 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) User Stories
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft