Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 131 142
Rank change year-on-year -19 +11 -46
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.29% 1.22% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.42% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 33
West Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +20.97% +3.33%
10th Percentile £253 £268 £264
90th Percentile £423 £438 £398
Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £400 £320
% change year-on-year -8.75% +25.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2588 3108 3727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.74% 86.29% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2039 2565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.50 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -10 5 £330 -17.50% 2
Bradford +17 4 £425 +41.67%
Functional Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Legal
4 3 (33.33%) MSTest
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Siebel
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (11.11%) Process Management
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MSTest
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Manager
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
6 1 (11.11%) API Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
6 1 (11.11%) Process Management
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (22.22%) Siebel
2 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
2 1 (11.11%) New Relic