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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 114 111 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 25 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.87% 1.10% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.32% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 28
Median daily rate £338 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £287 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £418 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Functional Testing
England

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
2367 2419 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.93% 82.79% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1583 1269
Median daily rate £425 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 48
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +7 15 £325 - 10
South Yorkshire -11 5 £350 -17.64% 1
North Yorkshire +10 3 £330 +1.53% 5
East Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) QA
3 21 (29.58%) Selenium
4 20 (28.17%) ISTQB
4 20 (28.17%) Non-Functional Testing
5 19 (26.76%) JIRA
5 19 (26.76%) Java
6 17 (23.94%) Test Scripting
7 16 (22.54%) Cucumber
7 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
8 15 (21.13%) Regression Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Test Automation
9 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
10 13 (18.31%) HP
10 13 (18.31%) ISEB
11 12 (16.90%) HP UFT
11 12 (16.90%) SQL
11 12 (16.90%) Scrum
11 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
12 11 (15.49%) SDLC
13 10 (14.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
13 10 (14.08%) Ruby
13 10 (14.08%) Oracle
13 10 (14.08%) LoadRunner
14 9 (12.68%) C
14 9 (12.68%) C#
14 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Waterfall
15 8 (11.27%) WebDriver

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.41%) JBoss
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.41%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.41%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (9.86%) SNMP
2 3 (4.23%) Network Security
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.41%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Selenium
2 19 (26.76%) JIRA
3 16 (22.54%) Cucumber
4 12 (16.90%) HP UFT
5 10 (14.08%) LoadRunner
6 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
7 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
7 7 (9.86%) JMeter
8 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (4.23%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.82%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.41%) Appium
11 1 (1.41%) Burp Suite
11 1 (1.41%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.41%) QAComplete
11 1 (1.41%) TestPartner
11 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (1.41%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Analyst
2 28 (39.44%) Test Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Tester
4 16 (22.54%) Test Leader
5 9 (12.68%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Tester
8 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
1 8 (11.27%) HTML
2 7 (9.86%) XML
3 3 (4.23%) Middleware
3 3 (4.23%) SOAP
3 3 (4.23%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.82%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.41%) JMS
5 1 (1.41%) JSP
5 1 (1.41%) Servlets
5 1 (1.41%) Spring
5 1 (1.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) PKI
2 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Linux
1 7 (9.86%) Mac OS X
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.17%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (23.94%) Test Scripting
4 15 (21.13%) Regression Testing
5 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
5 14 (19.72%) Test Automation
6 12 (16.90%) Scrum
6 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.49%) SDLC
8 10 (14.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
9 9 (12.68%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.27%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Automation Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (9.86%) Project Management
11 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (8.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) Java
2 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.90%) SQL
4 10 (14.08%) Ruby
5 9 (12.68%) C
5 9 (12.68%) C#
6 8 (11.27%) Perl
6 8 (11.27%) Python
6 8 (11.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) ISTQB
2 13 (18.31%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.23%) CCSA
4 3 (4.23%) CCSE
5 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) HP
2 10 (14.08%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Blue Coat
3 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 7 (9.86%) F5
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) Pega
6 1 (1.41%) BEA
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Sybase
6 1 (1.41%) Vitria
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