The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Non-Functional Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non Functional Tester
Rank 640 630 602
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Non-Functional Tester 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.015% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Median daily rate £373 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £305 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £422 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
-2.40% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Non-Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Non-Functional Tester in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Non-Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Non-Functional Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -6 3 £405 +22.26% 2
Scotland -15 3 £260 -32.90%
London -7 2 £416 +4.71% 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £260 -32.90%
Yorkshire +3 1 £405 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - 1 £405 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £405 -

Non-Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Non-Functional Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Non-Functional Tester in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) Oracle
4 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) Kanban
6 6 (33.33%) JIRA
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
8 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
8 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 4 (22.22%) JBoss
8 4 (22.22%) SOA
8 4 (22.22%) ISEB
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) Java EE
9 3 (16.67%) Selenium
9 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) JMeter
9 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
9 3 (16.67%) SOAP
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
9 3 (16.67%) Unix

Non-Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (22.22%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) NAS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) JMeter
3 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.56%) Gatling
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) TestPartner
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) Java EE
3 3 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) JMS
5 1 (5.56%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) IBM XIV
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Kanban
6 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) SOA
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (11.11%) SDLC
9 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 2 (11.11%) V-Model
10 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc