The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 112 117
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 20 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.94% 0.91% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.12% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 7
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £382 £329
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1757 2325 2218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.68% 81.10% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1591 1436
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
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 36 64 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £35.50
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Yorkshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
West Yorkshire +15 19 £331 +1.92% 4
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
2 15 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (30.77%) OMEGAMON
5 12 (30.77%) IBM
5 12 (30.77%) CICS
5 12 (30.77%) CA
5 12 (30.77%) Mainframe
5 12 (30.77%) Syncsort
5 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 12 (30.77%) iPad
5 12 (30.77%) Splunk
5 12 (30.77%) CA Service Virtualization
5 12 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (28.21%) Kanban
6 11 (28.21%) Visual Studio
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) DevOps
8 9 (23.08%) MSTest
8 9 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
9 8 (20.51%) CA Endevor
9 8 (20.51%) DB2
9 8 (20.51%) zOS
10 7 (17.95%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (30.77%) CICS
2 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 9 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) DB2
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Visual Studio
2 9 (23.08%) MSTest
2 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.38%) Selenium
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Tester
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Software Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Build Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Deployment Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) DevOps Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) z/OS Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Software Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) iPad
1 12 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) zOS
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
2 15 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 12 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (28.21%) Kanban
7 10 (25.64%) DevOps
8 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.95%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) CA Service Virtualization
1 12 (30.77%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (20.51%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) CA
1 12 (30.77%) IBM
1 12 (30.77%) Splunk
1 12 (30.77%) Syncsort
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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