The table below looks at the statistics for Non-Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 85 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.49% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.67% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£378 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Non-Functional Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1209 897 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.00% 72.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 506 452
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.25 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Non-Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the Manchester region.

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Non-Functional Testing.

1 16 (72.73%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
2 13 (59.09%) Performance Testing
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 10 (45.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (40.91%) HP
5 9 (40.91%) Release Management
5 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 8 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (31.82%) Statistical Analysis
7 7 (31.82%) Finance
7 7 (31.82%) Oracle
8 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Test Management
9 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) BC Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
11 3 (13.64%) SDLC
11 3 (13.64%) Migration
11 3 (13.64%) Hyperion
11 3 (13.64%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (13.64%) RUP

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Non-Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (13.64%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.55%) Rational Robot
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Leader
2 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) HPUX
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Performance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Release Management
4 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 8 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Statistical Analysis
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Management
7 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
9 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) RUP
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
10 2 (9.09%) SOA
10 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) VB
1 2 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 10 (45.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Hyperion
4 2 (9.09%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.55%) Green Hat
5 1 (4.55%) IBM