The table below looks at the statistics for Non-Functional Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 364 380 325
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -55
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 280 238 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.46% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.59% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 152 160
Average daily rate £388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £70.00 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £70.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
- -54.83%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Non-Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Non-Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 244 £400 - 57
London +45 115 £443 +10.62% 22
South East -1 29 £325 - 9
North West -6 28 £318 -20.62% 4
Yorkshire -6 26 £450 +42.85% 8
West Yorkshire +8 23 £450 +42.85% 6
Leeds +6 22 £450 +42.85% 4
Manchester 0 17 £295 -15.10% 3
Scotland +5 15 £388 +6.16% 1
Hampshire +4 15 £297 -35.72% 3
Wales 0 13 £318 -18.06% 5
East of England -2 13 £350 -30.00% 2
South Wales -2 13 £318 -18.06% 5
West Midlands -3 13 £290 -38.29% 1
Cardiff 0 12 £318 -18.06% 3
South West -29 12 £331 -17.18% 6
City of London +28 11 £425 +13.33% 5
Edinburgh -9 9 £425 +16.43%
Northern Ireland +8 8 £275 +83.33%
County Antrim +8 8 £275 +83.33%
Belfast +7 8 £275 +83.33%
Winchester -2 7 £325 - 1
Berkshire +8 6 £308 -20.64%
North East -15 6 £275 -
Tyne and Wear -24 6 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 6 £340 +23.63%
Birmingham - 5 £135 - 1
Coventry - 5 £300 -
Cheshire - 5 £250 -
Croydon - 5 £361 -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 273 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (40.06%) Functional Testing
3 155 (23.52%) Java
4 148 (22.46%) Performance Testing
5 146 (22.15%) Selenium
6 143 (21.70%) Finance
7 137 (20.79%) SQL
8 133 (20.18%) Cucumber
9 126 (19.12%) QA
10 120 (18.21%) Test Automation
11 118 (17.91%) Test Strategy
11 118 (17.91%) Test Scripting
12 116 (17.60%) ISTQB
13 115 (17.45%) JMeter
14 114 (17.30%) LoadRunner
15 108 (16.39%) HP
16 102 (15.48%) ISEB
17 100 (15.17%) JIRA
18 98 (14.87%) Scrum
19 96 (14.57%) Software Testing
20 94 (14.26%) Test Management
21 90 (13.66%) Oracle
22 86 (13.05%) Windows
23 85 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 85 (12.90%) Jenkins
24 84 (12.75%) Banking
25 83 (12.59%) Unix
26 82 (12.44%) TDD
26 82 (12.44%) BDD
27 79 (11.99%) Linux

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (6.07%) Confluence
2 39 (5.92%) Tomcat
3 37 (5.61%) Jetty
4 29 (4.40%) Node.js
5 28 (4.25%) Apache
6 10 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.06%) JBoss
8 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.30%) FileNet
10 2 (0.30%) Mule
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.15%) Documentum
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.37%) MS Office
2 9 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.06%) MS Project
4 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Aligne
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) HFM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.67%) GitHub
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.59%) HTTP
2 34 (5.16%) TCP/IP
3 31 (4.70%) SNMP
4 10 (1.52%) Internet
5 9 (1.37%) FTP
6 7 (1.06%) DNS
6 7 (1.06%) SAN
7 5 (0.76%) 3G
7 5 (0.76%) LDAP
8 4 (0.61%) 4G
8 4 (0.61%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (0.61%) Firewall
8 4 (0.61%) MVNO
8 4 (0.61%) SMTP
8 4 (0.61%) Wireless
9 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.46%) LAN
9 3 (0.46%) NAS
9 3 (0.46%) VPN
9 3 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.37%) NoSQL
2 37 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 35 (5.31%) SQL Server
4 31 (4.70%) Oracle Database
5 27 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.97%) MySQL
7 13 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.82%) Data Mining
9 11 (1.67%) Big Data
10 10 (1.52%) Data Mart
11 9 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.91%) DB2
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.46%) BODI
16 3 (0.46%) GIS
16 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 146 (22.15%) Selenium
2 133 (20.18%) Cucumber
3 115 (17.45%) JMeter
4 114 (17.30%) LoadRunner
5 100 (15.17%) JIRA
6 85 (12.90%) Jenkins
7 76 (11.53%) HP UFT
8 64 (9.71%) Git (software)
9 61 (9.26%) Maven
10 45 (6.83%) Mockito
11 43 (6.53%) Subversion
12 40 (6.07%) SoapUI
12 40 (6.07%) WebDriver
13 38 (5.77%) JUnit
14 37 (5.61%) Gradle
15 22 (3.34%) Gatling
16 21 (3.19%) SpecFlow
17 20 (3.03%) Visual Studio
18 17 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (2.43%) JBehave
General
1 143 (21.70%) Finance
2 84 (12.75%) Banking
3 45 (6.83%) Retail
4 39 (5.92%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.82%) Legal
7 10 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.21%) Front Office
8 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.06%) Games
10 6 (0.91%) Billing
11 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.46%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (34.90%) Analyst
2 212 (32.17%) Test Analyst
3 109 (16.54%) Test Manager
4 101 (15.33%) Tester
5 77 (11.68%) Developer
6 68 (10.32%) Test Leader
7 59 (8.95%) Java Developer
8 43 (6.53%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (6.22%) Senior Test Analyst
10 39 (5.92%) Performance Analyst
11 36 (5.46%) Performance Test Analyst
12 31 (4.70%) Non-Functional Tester
12 31 (4.70%) Test Engineer
13 27 (4.10%) QA Analyst
14 25 (3.79%) Performance Tester
15 19 (2.88%) QA Test Analyst
16 18 (2.73%) Senior Developer
17 16 (2.43%) Agile Developer
18 15 (2.28%) Agile Java Developer
18 15 (2.28%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.59%) Spring
2 48 (7.28%) Web Services
3 47 (7.13%) REST
4 43 (6.53%) AngularJS
5 38 (5.77%) Middleware
6 37 (5.61%) .NET
7 30 (4.55%) Guice
8 27 (4.10%) SOAP
9 26 (3.95%) HTML
9 26 (3.95%) XML
10 20 (3.03%) Hibernate
11 17 (2.58%) JSON
12 14 (2.12%) CSS
12 14 (2.12%) Gherkin
13 12 (1.82%) HTML5
14 11 (1.67%) CSS3
14 11 (1.67%) RESTful
15 10 (1.52%) J2EE
16 8 (1.21%) JDBC
17 7 (1.06%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.25%) PKI
3 20 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.43%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 10 (1.52%) User Experience
7 9 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.21%) STB
9 7 (1.06%) DTV
9 7 (1.06%) Equities
9 7 (1.06%) NHS
10 6 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.76%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.76%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.05%) Windows
2 83 (12.59%) Unix
3 79 (11.99%) Linux
4 28 (4.25%) Mac OS X
5 13 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.82%) Solaris
7 7 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.91%) Android
8 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.76%) AIX
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.61%) CentOS
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (40.06%) Functional Testing
3 148 (22.46%) Performance Testing
4 120 (18.21%) Test Automation
5 118 (17.91%) Test Scripting
5 118 (17.91%) Test Strategy
6 98 (14.87%) Scrum
7 96 (14.57%) Software Testing
8 94 (14.26%) Test Management
9 85 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 82 (12.44%) BDD
10 82 (12.44%) TDD
11 70 (10.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 63 (9.56%) Software Engineering
13 60 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (8.80%) Integration Testing
15 56 (8.50%) SDLC
16 54 (8.19%) System Integration Testing
17 53 (8.04%) Defect Management
18 51 (7.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 155 (23.52%) Java
2 137 (20.79%) SQL
3 69 (10.47%) Python
4 67 (10.17%) Ruby
5 44 (6.68%) JavaScript
6 42 (6.37%) Groovy
7 35 (5.31%) C#
8 24 (3.64%) C
9 23 (3.49%) Shell Script
10 22 (3.34%) Perl
11 21 (3.19%) Scala
12 17 (2.58%) VBScript
13 16 (2.43%) VBA
14 15 (2.28%) C++
15 13 (1.97%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.67%) VB
17 10 (1.52%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.37%) PHP
19 6 (0.91%) CoffeeScript
19 6 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (17.60%) ISTQB
2 102 (15.48%) ISEB
3 61 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 56 (8.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (6.22%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.43%) Degree
7 8 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.46%) CCNA
10 3 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CCNP
11 2 (0.30%) IBM AIX Certification
11 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (19.12%) QA
2 8 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.06%) HL7
4 6 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.76%) WCAG
6 4 (0.61%) SLA
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.30%) GPG13
8 2 (0.30%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.30%) WAI
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 38 (5.77%) Docker
2 22 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.76%) vSphere
5 3 (0.46%) LXC
5 3 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.30%) GPFS
6 2 (0.30%) NFS
6 2 (0.30%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (6.07%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (3.95%) Graphite
3 5 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.76%) nmon
4 4 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.46%) Nessus
5 3 (0.46%) SCCM
6 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 108 (16.39%) HP
2 90 (13.66%) Oracle
3 48 (7.28%) SOASTA, Inc
4 47 (7.13%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.46%) VMware
6 26 (3.95%) IBM
7 12 (1.82%) SAP
8 10 (1.52%) Cognos
9 9 (1.37%) Adobe
9 9 (1.37%) MuleSoft
9 9 (1.37%) Remedy
10 8 (1.21%) Informatica
10 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.06%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.06%) Baan
11 7 (1.06%) Dynatrace
12 6 (0.91%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.91%) New Relic
13 5 (0.76%) Akamai
13 5 (0.76%) Citrix
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: Yesterday
South West London
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Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum
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Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
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Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
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Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
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Oxfordshire
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