The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Non-Functional Testing
Rank 576 537 543
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +6
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.051% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.070% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 9
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£340 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £513 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.87% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 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 29 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 29 July 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 -24 8 £388 -3.12% 1
Scotland -21 4 £383 +10.07%
East of England - 3 - -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
London -12 2 £450 +20.00%
South East -14 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
North West -6 1 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £340 -
Halifax - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North East - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (32.43%) Security Cleared
1 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
2 11 (29.73%) Performance Testing
3 10 (27.03%) ISEB
3 10 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (24.32%) LoadRunner
4 9 (24.32%) Oracle
4 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
4 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
5 8 (21.62%) Java
6 7 (18.92%) Test Management
6 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
7 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 6 (16.22%) Windows
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Selenium
8 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (13.51%) VMware
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (10.81%) Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Security Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (5.41%) Mule
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DHCP
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) CTI
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.51%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) MSTest
4 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.41%) JSUnit
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) QUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.41%) NUnit
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (2.70%) TestNG
5 1 (2.70%) Concordion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Test Manager
2 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Performance Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Trainer
7 1 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) SAML
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) J2EE
3 1 (2.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) IPTV
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) iSeries
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) GIS
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) VMS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Performance Testing
1 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
2 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
2 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Test Management
3 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
4 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Use Case
7 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.11%) ITIL
7 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
7 3 (8.11%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) ISEB
3 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.70%) Xen
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Mercator
5 1 (2.70%) Becrypt