The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Functional Testing
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 100 88
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.55% 0.54% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.61% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Median daily rate £433 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.07% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £314 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £370 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 966 1310 1337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.38% 88.87% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 931 992
Median daily rate £403 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Leeds

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Leeds

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Leeds

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Manual Testing
3 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
3 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
4 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
5 10 (43.48%) Kanban
6 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
6 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (39.13%) MSTest
6 9 (39.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (30.43%) ISEB
8 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Scrum
9 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Test Management
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
10 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
10 4 (17.39%) BDD
10 4 (17.39%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
10 4 (17.39%) QA
10 4 (17.39%) Selenium
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
11 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
1 9 (39.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
2 9 (39.13%) MSTest
2 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Software Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Agile Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Manual Testing
3 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Kanban
5 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Test Management
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Siebel