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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 105 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 16 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 0.37% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.49% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 10
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£275 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
1832 1632 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.55% 75.66% 75.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 909 1064
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.39 £31.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.37% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 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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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 16 £275 -16.66% 3
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 23 (57.50%) Test Scripting
3 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (37.50%) QA
5 14 (35.00%) BDD
6 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (30.00%) User Stories
8 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (27.50%) TDD
9 9 (22.50%) Scrum
10 8 (20.00%) C#
10 8 (20.00%) Java
10 8 (20.00%) .NET
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle
10 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (17.50%) ISEB
11 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (15.00%) HP
13 5 (12.50%) NHS
13 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 4 (10.00%) ETL
14 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
14 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
15 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
15 3 (7.50%) Retail
15 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
15 3 (7.50%) UNIX
15 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) NeoLoad
1 2 (5.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (2.50%) Toad
2 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
1 21 (52.50%) Test Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Tester
3 16 (40.00%) Functional Tester
4 14 (35.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 14 (35.00%) Functional Analyst
5 11 (27.50%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Test Scripting
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) BDD
4 12 (30.00%) User Stories
5 11 (27.50%) TDD
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.00%) ETL
10 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
11 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
12 2 (5.00%) Migration
12 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Test Management
13 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) C#
2 8 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
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