The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 112 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.27% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £219 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -30.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1846 1469 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 71.77% 71.24% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 766 941
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Functional Testing
England

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 17 April 2014.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire - 3 £463 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £175 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £263 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (16.67%) OpenView
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (16.67%) BDD

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Functional Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) HP