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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 430 298 390
Rank change year-on-year
-132 +92
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 228 431 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.74% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.92% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 285 156
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £32.50

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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 -106 207 £400 +3.22% 43
London -100 107 £450 - 17
North West -4 21 £375 +3.02% 4
East of England +9 19 £345 +6.15% 3
West Midlands -16 14 £363 +20.83% 2
Scotland -24 14 £283 -19.28% 1
Yorkshire +1 13 £388 +10.71% 2
South East -31 13 £425 +26.86% 3
Hertfordshire +12 12 £315 -3.23% 1
Manchester -18 11 £375 -0.79% 1
Edinburgh 0 9 £400 -1.53%
City of London 0 9 £500 +8.10% 3
Coventry -5 9 £350 +16.66%
North East -13 9 £320 -8.57% 2
West Yorkshire +8 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 8 £338 -3.57% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 8 £338 -3.57% 2
Wales +25 7 £369 +13.46%
Lancashire +17 7 £413 -2.36% 2
South Wales +20 6 £369 +13.46%
Skelmersdale -1 6 £375 -
Suffolk - 6 £350 - 1
Berkshire +8 5 £425 +18.88%
Leeds +3 5 £450 +33.33% 2
East Midlands 0 5 £325 -16.66% 1
South West -5 5 £350 +12.90% 9
Glasgow -10 5 £265 -21.04% 1
Ipswich - 5 £360 - 1
Rickmansworth - 5 £304 -
Cardiff +25 4 £369 +13.46%

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 229 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (38.32%) Functional Testing
3 140 (27.94%) Java
4 133 (26.55%) SQL
5 130 (25.95%) Finance
6 126 (25.15%) Selenium
7 115 (22.95%) JIRA
8 113 (22.55%) QA
9 103 (20.56%) Performance Testing
10 102 (20.36%) Test Automation
11 101 (20.16%) Test Scripting
12 88 (17.56%) Banking
12 88 (17.56%) ISEB
13 87 (17.37%) Scrum
13 87 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 86 (17.17%) JMeter
15 81 (16.17%) Test Strategy
16 80 (15.97%) HP Quality Center
17 77 (15.37%) LoadRunner
18 75 (14.97%) ISTQB
19 72 (14.37%) Unix
20 70 (13.97%) HP
21 68 (13.57%) Cucumber
22 66 (13.17%) WebDriver
23 65 (12.97%) Linux
24 63 (12.57%) BDD
25 60 (11.98%) Automation Testing
26 58 (11.58%) Regression Testing
26 58 (11.58%) Defect Management
27 55 (10.98%) Windows

Non-Functional Testing
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 20 (3.99%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.39%) Confluence
3 13 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.40%) Apache
4 12 (2.40%) CMS
5 9 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.00%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.00%) JBoss
7 4 (0.80%) Drupal
7 4 (0.80%) Jetty
7 4 (0.80%) SAS
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.60%) Mule
9 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.40%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (7.19%) MS Office
2 34 (6.79%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.20%) MS Project
5 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.00%) Mingle
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) RMDS
3 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (1.40%) PaaS
4 6 (1.20%) IaaS
4 6 (1.20%) Office 365
4 6 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.00%) Basecamp
5 5 (1.00%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Trello
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.99%) HTTP
2 12 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.60%) FTP
3 8 (1.60%) VPN
4 7 (1.40%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.20%) Internet
5 6 (1.20%) SAN
6 4 (0.80%) Firewall
7 3 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.60%) LAN
7 3 (0.60%) NAS
7 3 (0.60%) SSL
7 3 (0.60%) WAN
8 2 (0.40%) 3G
8 2 (0.40%) 4G
8 2 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.40%) MVNO
8 2 (0.40%) SSH
9 1 (0.20%) snoop
9 1 (0.20%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.59%) MySQL
4 12 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.20%) DB2
9 5 (1.00%) Big Data
10 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.60%) GIS
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.40%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (0.40%) IDOL
12 2 (0.40%) Impala
12 2 (0.40%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 126 (25.15%) Selenium
2 115 (22.95%) JIRA
3 86 (17.17%) JMeter
4 77 (15.37%) LoadRunner
5 68 (13.57%) Cucumber
6 66 (13.17%) WebDriver
7 54 (10.78%) Git (software)
8 48 (9.58%) Jenkins
9 43 (8.58%) SoapUI
10 38 (7.58%) Maven
11 36 (7.19%) JUnit
12 23 (4.59%) Subversion
13 20 (3.99%) Visual Studio
14 18 (3.59%) HP UFT
14 18 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (3.39%) Gatling
16 12 (2.40%) JBehave
17 11 (2.20%) FitNesse
18 10 (2.00%) Zephyr
19 9 (1.80%) SonarQube
General
1 130 (25.95%) Finance
2 88 (17.56%) Banking
3 34 (6.79%) Retail
4 18 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.59%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.80%) Games
7 7 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.20%) Front Office
9 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Billing
10 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 151 (30.14%) Analyst
2 135 (26.95%) Test Analyst
3 119 (23.75%) Tester
4 59 (11.78%) Test Manager
5 47 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 45 (8.98%) Automation Tester
7 32 (6.39%) Developer
8 29 (5.79%) Test Engineer
9 21 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
9 21 (4.19%) Senior Test Analyst
10 19 (3.79%) Agile Tester
10 19 (3.79%) Java Developer
11 18 (3.59%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 18 (3.59%) QA Tester
12 15 (2.99%) Consultant
12 15 (2.99%) Performance Tester
13 14 (2.79%) Non-Functional Tester
13 14 (2.79%) QA Analyst
14 13 (2.59%) Performance Analyst
14 13 (2.59%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.18%) XML
2 37 (7.39%) Web Services
3 35 (6.99%) .NET
4 31 (6.19%) HTML
5 27 (5.39%) RESTful
5 27 (5.39%) Spring
6 25 (4.99%) JSON
7 23 (4.59%) SOAP
8 21 (4.19%) REST
9 14 (2.79%) CSS
9 14 (2.79%) Gherkin
10 12 (2.40%) SAML
11 11 (2.20%) OAuth
12 9 (1.80%) HTML5
12 9 (1.80%) Kafka
12 9 (1.80%) Middleware
13 7 (1.40%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.00%) .NET Framework
14 5 (1.00%) Drools
14 5 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.99%) Equities
3 12 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.20%) User Experience
5 10 (2.00%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.40%) Fintech
7 6 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.20%) Derivative
7 6 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.00%) iPad
8 5 (1.00%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.00%) SCADA
9 4 (0.80%) FMCG
9 4 (0.80%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.80%) Replication
10 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.60%) IBM XIV
10 3 (0.60%) NHS
10 3 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.37%) Unix
2 65 (12.97%) Linux
3 55 (10.98%) Windows
4 15 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.00%) Android
6 9 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.80%) zOS
8 3 (0.60%) AIX
9 2 (0.40%) Solaris
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (38.32%) Functional Testing
3 103 (20.56%) Performance Testing
4 102 (20.36%) Test Automation
5 101 (20.16%) Test Scripting
6 87 (17.37%) Scrum
6 87 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 81 (16.17%) Test Strategy
8 63 (12.57%) BDD
9 60 (11.98%) Automation Testing
10 58 (11.58%) Defect Management
10 58 (11.58%) Regression Testing
11 54 (10.78%) Test Planning
12 53 (10.58%) Automated Testing
12 53 (10.58%) SDLC
13 50 (9.98%) Software Testing
14 48 (9.58%) Manual Testing
15 46 (9.18%) Integration Testing
15 46 (9.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 43 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 140 (27.94%) Java
2 133 (26.55%) SQL
3 38 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.39%) Python
5 20 (3.99%) C#
6 11 (2.20%) C
6 11 (2.20%) Scala
7 10 (2.00%) Clojure
8 9 (1.80%) PHP
8 9 (1.80%) VB
9 8 (1.60%) Groovy
10 7 (1.40%) C++
10 7 (1.40%) Ruby
11 6 (1.20%) Perl
12 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.40%) COBOL
14 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (17.56%) ISEB
2 75 (14.97%) ISTQB
3 39 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (3.19%) Degree
7 11 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.20%) CISSP
9 5 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.00%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.80%) CEH
10 4 (0.80%) CEPT
10 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.80%) PMP
11 3 (0.60%) CCNA
11 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.60%) CPTE
11 3 (0.60%) GPEN
11 3 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (22.55%) QA
2 8 (1.60%) SDET
3 6 (1.20%) SLA
4 4 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.60%) HL7
6 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (2.79%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.40%) HDFS
4 2 (0.40%) NFS
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.20%) Gluster
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.20%) Postfix
5 1 (0.20%) Squid
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 80 (15.97%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.40%) Ansible
2 7 (1.40%) Puppet
3 4 (0.80%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.60%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.40%) Control-M
5 2 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.40%) Terraform
5 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.20%) Kibana
6 1 (0.20%) logstash
6 1 (0.20%) OpenView
6 1 (0.20%) Rancher
6 1 (0.20%) yum
Vendors
1 70 (13.97%) HP
2 52 (10.38%) Oracle
3 41 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 36 (7.19%) VMware
5 28 (5.59%) IBM
6 21 (4.19%) Atlassian
7 18 (3.59%) SOASTA, Inc
8 16 (3.19%) Citrix
9 13 (2.59%) SAP
10 8 (1.60%) Google
11 6 (1.20%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.20%) Siebel
12 5 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.00%) Veritas
13 4 (0.80%) BMC
13 4 (0.80%) Cognos
13 4 (0.80%) Guidewire
13 4 (0.80%) Huawei
14 3 (0.60%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.60%) hybris
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 days ago