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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Non-Functional Testing
Rank 604 550 558
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +8
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 25 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.059% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.079% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £260 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 -32 18 £500 +33.33% 12
London +8 13 £500 +23.07% 9
Scotland -3 5 £330 -
North West - 3 £375 -
Wales -23 2 £413 +21.32%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £500 -
West Wales - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Warrington - - - -
York - - - - 1
South East - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Luton - - - -
Preston - - - -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 12 (31.58%) Finance
1 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.68%) Project Management
5 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Banking
5 8 (21.05%) Test Management
5 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.42%) Oracle
6 7 (18.42%) ISEB
6 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Windows
8 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
8 5 (13.16%) Selenium
8 5 (13.16%) VMware
9 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (10.53%) HP
9 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.53%) System Testing
9 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) FTP
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.63%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) JMeter
3 2 (5.26%) Maven
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.63%) TestNG
4 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Test Manager
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Test Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Trainer
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Statistics
3 1 (2.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.68%) Project Management
4 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Test Management
4 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.53%) System Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Validation
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Java
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Scala
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.63%) Xen
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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