The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Non Functional Tester
Rank 603 576 600
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Non-Functional Tester 10 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.017% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
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£323 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 18 September 2014.

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 7 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 18 September 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 -27 10 £323 - 1
London -8 2 £400 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
South West - 1 £363 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £363 -

Non-Functional Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (45.00%) Linux
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
3 7 (35.00%) VB
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
5 5 (25.00%) TIBCO
5 5 (25.00%) Apache
5 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (25.00%) MS Access
5 5 (25.00%) N-Tier
5 5 (25.00%) SOA
5 5 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (25.00%) FTP
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) HPUX
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Release Management
5 5 (25.00%) SUSE
5 5 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner

Non-Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (25.00%) Apache
2 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) MS Access
3 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data
4 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (20.00%) JMeter
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) GIS
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) SUSE
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (25.00%) HPUX
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Release Management
4 5 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) SOA
5 3 (15.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.00%) Data Security
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) VB
2 5 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Cobbler
2 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (10.00%) Splunk
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) SAP