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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 107 102 120
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 16 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.73% 1.33% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.64% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 4
Median daily rate £331 £366 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £289 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £518 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
1798 2324 2083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.36% 81.37% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 1542 1398
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £562 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 64 50
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +9 15 £325 -15.30% 7
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 21 (51.22%) Test Automation
2 14 (34.15%) Kanban
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
2 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
3 13 (31.71%) E-Commerce
3 13 (31.71%) IBM
3 13 (31.71%) Mainframe
3 13 (31.71%) Manual Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Syncsort
4 12 (29.27%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (29.27%) Unit Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Splunk
4 12 (29.27%) iPad
4 12 (29.27%) CA Service Virtualization
4 12 (29.27%) CICS
4 12 (29.27%) CA
4 12 (29.27%) Virtual Environments
5 11 (26.83%) Selenium
6 10 (24.39%) DevOps
6 10 (24.39%) SQL
6 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
6 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Scrum
7 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
7 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (21.95%) MSTest
7 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (19.51%) DB2
8 8 (19.51%) Java

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 12 (29.27%) CICS
2 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.44%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.44%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) GitHub
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
3 9 (21.95%) MSTest
3 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
6 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
6 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.44%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.44%) Hudson
9 1 (2.44%) JBehave
9 1 (2.44%) JIRA
9 1 (2.44%) JMeter
9 1 (2.44%) Maven
9 1 (2.44%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Tester
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Software Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Build Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Deployment Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Developer in Test
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.76%) z/OS Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Mainframe
2 12 (29.27%) iPad
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) zOS
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Test Automation
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Kanban
2 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
3 13 (31.71%) E-Commerce
3 13 (31.71%) Manual Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Unit Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
5 10 (24.39%) DevOps
5 10 (24.39%) Scrum
6 7 (17.07%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.32%) BDD
10 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Test Management
10 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) Ruby
4 4 (9.76%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.63%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) CA Service Virtualization
1 12 (29.27%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (19.51%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) IBM
2 12 (29.27%) CA
2 12 (29.27%) Splunk
2 12 (29.27%) Syncsort
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.44%) Calypso
4 1 (2.44%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Temenos
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