The first table below looks at the demand for the Non-Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Non-Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Non Functional Tester
Rank 581 569 565
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Non-Functional Tester 9 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.008% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.008% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
Average daily rate
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£323 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Non-Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Non-Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Non-Functional Tester within the UK.

Non-Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Tester within the UK.

Non-Functional Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Tester
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 9 £323 -7.85% 3
London +5 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £325 - 1
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1

Non-Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Non-Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Non-Functional Tester in their job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 10 (40.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) LoadRunner
4 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (32.00%) UNIX
6 7 (28.00%) VB
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
6 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (24.00%) ISEB
7 6 (24.00%) SOA
7 6 (24.00%) Apache
8 5 (20.00%) SUSE
8 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (20.00%) TIBCO
8 5 (20.00%) JMeter
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Release Management
8 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 5 (20.00%) MS Access
8 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
8 5 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 5 (20.00%) FTP
8 5 (20.00%) HPUX
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server

Non-Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Non-Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Non-Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (24.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) FTP
2 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) MS Access
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (20.00%) JMeter
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Ajax
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 5 (20.00%) SUSE
3 5 (20.00%) HPUX
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) SOA
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Release Management
4 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Stress Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Quantitative Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) VB
2 5 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 5 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) HP
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) Splunk
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) SOASTA, Inc
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