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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 83 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.78% 1.04% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.22% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Median daily rate £325 £331 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +18.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £408 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.68% +14.66%  

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 870 1231 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.80% 85.25% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 874 687
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Leeds

Functional Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 14 (58.33%) Manual Testing
3 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
4 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) Kanban
4 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
5 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (37.50%) MSTest
5 9 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 7 (29.17%) ISEB
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 5 (20.83%) Selenium
8 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (12.50%) Finance
10 3 (12.50%) Project Management
10 3 (12.50%) Test Management

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 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 9 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
2 9 (37.50%) MSTest
2 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Software Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.17%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Manual Testing
2 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Kanban
4 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Test Management
9 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 7 (29.17%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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