The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 24 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 108 101
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.50% 0.73% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.83% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Median daily rate £425 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +3.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £605
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1223 1799 1809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.74% 87.67% 85.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 1240 1282
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 £310 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 33
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in West Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Leeds +19 6 £433 +33.07% 6
Bradford +6 1 £425 +13.33%
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 14 (53.85%) Manual Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (46.15%) Visual Studio
5 10 (38.46%) Kanban
6 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (34.62%) MSTest
6 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
7 8 (30.77%) ISEB
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
8 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) QA
10 5 (19.23%) Test Management
10 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
11 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
11 4 (15.38%) BDD
11 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Selenium
11 4 (15.38%) Degree
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Project Management

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
1 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 9 (34.62%) MSTest
2 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Software Tester
3 6 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Agile Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Kanban
5 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
5 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Siebel