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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 107 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.22% - 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% - 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £350 £284
% change year-on-year
-34.28% +23.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1709 1525 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.73% 71.83% 70.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 831 988
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 52
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +123.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 23 July 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 - 5 £450 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) NHS
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
1 6 (46.15%) Functional Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 4 (30.77%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle