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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 105 113 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -34
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 41 12 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.41% 0.47% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.58% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 22
Average daily rate £395 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £245 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £430 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
2341 2063 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.56% 80.43% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1405 1014
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 35
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 26 £384 +27.91% 3
South Yorkshire -4 8 £398 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Humberside - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.24%) Non-Functional Testing
3 28 (34.15%) JIRA
3 28 (34.15%) Selenium
4 27 (32.93%) QA
5 24 (29.27%) Test Automation
5 24 (29.27%) Cucumber
6 23 (28.05%) JavaScript
7 21 (25.61%) JMeter
8 20 (24.39%) HP UFT
9 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
10 18 (21.95%) LoadRunner
10 18 (21.95%) HP
10 18 (21.95%) .NET
11 17 (20.73%) Windows
11 17 (20.73%) Linux
11 17 (20.73%) C#
11 17 (20.73%) SNMP
11 17 (20.73%) Mac OS X
11 17 (20.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (20.73%) PKI
11 17 (20.73%) Confluence
11 17 (20.73%) Jenkins
11 17 (20.73%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (19.51%) Test Strategy
13 15 (18.29%) Java
14 14 (17.07%) SQL
14 14 (17.07%) ISEB
14 14 (17.07%) ISTQB
15 13 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (20.73%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) CMS
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.22%) SAP MII
2 1 (1.22%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) SNMP
2 7 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.66%) Network Security
4 1 (1.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (34.15%) JIRA
1 28 (34.15%) Selenium
2 24 (29.27%) Cucumber
3 21 (25.61%) JMeter
4 20 (24.39%) HP UFT
5 18 (21.95%) LoadRunner
6 17 (20.73%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.66%) ERwin
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (2.44%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.44%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.22%) Appium
10 1 (1.22%) Burp Suite
10 1 (1.22%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.22%) QAComplete
10 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.22%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Analyst
2 31 (37.80%) Test Analyst
3 22 (26.83%) Test Leader
4 19 (23.17%) Tester
5 10 (12.20%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.76%) Manual Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Web Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) .NET
2 9 (10.98%) XML
3 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.54%) CSS
3 7 (8.54%) HTML
4 3 (3.66%) CSS3
4 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 3 (3.66%) Middleware
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.44%) REST
5 2 (2.44%) SOAP
5 2 (2.44%) Web Services
6 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.22%) jQuery
6 1 (1.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) PKI
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
4 1 (1.22%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
1 17 (20.73%) Mac OS X
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.24%) Non-Functional Testing
3 24 (29.27%) Test Automation
4 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
5 17 (20.73%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (20.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 16 (19.51%) Test Strategy
7 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
7 13 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
9 9 (10.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.98%) Project Management
9 9 (10.98%) Scrum
10 7 (8.54%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.32%) BDD
11 6 (7.32%) E-Commerce
11 6 (7.32%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.73%) C#
3 15 (18.29%) Java
4 14 (17.07%) SQL
5 11 (13.41%) C
5 11 (13.41%) Ruby
6 10 (12.20%) Perl
6 10 (12.20%) Python
6 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) ISEB
1 14 (17.07%) ISTQB
2 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) CCSA
3 3 (3.66%) CCSE
3 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.93%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.44%) SLA
4 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.22%) GPG13
4 1 (1.22%) WAI
4 1 (1.22%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) HP
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle
3 8 (9.76%) Cisco
4 7 (8.54%) Blue Coat
4 7 (8.54%) CheckPoint
4 7 (8.54%) F5
4 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) Informatica
6 2 (2.44%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) VMware
7 1 (1.22%) Twitter