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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 128 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.11% 1.07% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 1.45% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 2
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£325 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £73.75 -
% change year-on-year
-50.84% -
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
2162 1859 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.93% 73.59% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1150 738
Average daily rate £363 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 36 55
Average hourly rate £17.94 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.25% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £12.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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
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 31 March 2015. 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 -30 2 - - 1
North Yorkshire -3 1 £325 +23.80% 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 3
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft