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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 460 529 507
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -22
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 153 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 30 29
Average daily rate
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£364 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -14.00%
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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +22 111 £350 +7.69% 21
Scotland +38 40 £375 -1.96% 4
London +4 40 £450 +2.85% 6
Edinburgh +32 32 £381 -10.29% 2
South East +3 27 £300 +42.85% 1
North West +1 23 £382 +18.44% 3
Manchester +3 15 £400 +24.03% 2
City of London -1 9 £525 - 2
Oxfordshire - 9 £300 -
Hampshire +7 8 £300 -
Glasgow +6 8 £350 +2.94% 2
South West -4 6 £525 +61.53% 7
Yorkshire -22 6 £300 +6.66% 1
Winchester - 6 £300 -
West Yorkshire -22 5 £300 +6.66% 1
Leeds -26 5 £300 +14.28% 1
Oxford - 5 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £320 - 1
Berkshire +10 4 £400 +90.47%
Cheshire 0 4 £364 +7.05%
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 1
Surrey - 4 £450 -
Skelmersdale - 4 £475 - 1
Reading +8 3 £400 -
West Midlands +1 3 £369 - 1
North East - 3 £244 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £320 - 1
Kidlington - 3 £300 -
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 66 (32.20%) User Acceptance Testing
2 63 (30.73%) Finance
3 61 (29.76%) HP Quality Center
4 55 (26.83%) Banking
5 50 (24.39%) Performance Testing
6 46 (22.44%) ISEB
7 45 (21.95%) Migration
8 41 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 40 (19.51%) Test Scripting
10 39 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (18.54%) QA
12 35 (17.07%) Retail
13 34 (16.59%) Test Management
13 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
14 33 (16.10%) HP
14 33 (16.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 32 (15.61%) Test Strategy
15 32 (15.61%) LoadRunner
16 27 (13.17%) Test Planning
17 25 (12.20%) SQL
17 25 (12.20%) Software Testing
18 22 (10.73%) Oracle
19 21 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (10.24%) Retail Banking
20 20 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
21 19 (9.27%) Data Migration
21 19 (9.27%) System Integration Testing
22 17 (8.29%) SC Cleared
23 16 (7.80%) Integration Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (5.85%) SAS
2 5 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.46%) IIS
4 3 (1.46%) Apache
4 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) MS Office
2 3 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.46%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Summit
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.41%) Wireshark
2 4 (1.95%) ATM
3 2 (0.98%) FTP
3 2 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.98%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.93%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.98%) MS Access
7 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 32 (15.61%) LoadRunner
2 11 (5.37%) JMeter
3 9 (4.39%) Selenium
4 8 (3.90%) SoapUI
4 8 (3.90%) JIRA
5 6 (2.93%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.44%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (1.95%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.46%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.46%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.49%) WebLOAD
10 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.49%) MSTest
10 1 (0.49%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 63 (30.73%) Finance
2 55 (26.83%) Banking
3 35 (17.07%) Retail
4 21 (10.24%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.95%) Back Office
8 3 (1.46%) Publishing
9 2 (0.98%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Billing
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (32.68%) Test Manager
2 59 (28.78%) Test Leader
3 40 (19.51%) Analyst
4 36 (17.56%) Test Analyst
5 29 (14.15%) Tester
6 14 (6.83%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 11 (5.37%) Non-Functional Tester
8 8 (3.90%) Performance Tester
9 7 (3.41%) Performance Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) Performance Test Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) OAT Manager
10 6 (2.93%) Consultant
11 5 (2.44%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.44%) Test Coordinator
11 5 (2.44%) Operations Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) Test Consultant
11 5 (2.44%) UAT Test Manager
11 5 (2.44%) UAT Manager
11 5 (2.44%) OAT Test Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.39%) XML
2 7 (3.41%) SOAP
2 7 (3.41%) Web Services
3 6 (2.93%) Middleware
4 5 (2.44%) .NET
5 3 (1.46%) J2EE
5 3 (1.46%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.49%) Ajax
6 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.49%) JSON
6 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.49%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.44%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.95%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.95%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.46%) Equities
4 3 (1.46%) Derivative
4 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.46%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.98%) W3C
5 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.98%) iSeries
6 1 (0.49%) Economics
6 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.37%) UNIX
2 8 (3.90%) Windows
3 6 (2.93%) Linux
4 5 (2.44%) Solaris
5 2 (0.98%) HPUX
5 2 (0.98%) SUSE
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.20%) User Acceptance Testing
2 50 (24.39%) Performance Testing
3 45 (21.95%) Migration
4 40 (19.51%) Test Scripting
5 39 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (16.59%) Test Management
7 33 (16.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 32 (15.61%) Test Strategy
9 27 (13.17%) Test Planning
10 25 (12.20%) Software Testing
11 21 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (9.27%) Data Migration
12 19 (9.27%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (7.80%) Integration Testing
14 15 (7.32%) Test Automation
15 14 (6.83%) SDLC
15 14 (6.83%) Analytics
16 12 (5.85%) Waterfall
17 11 (5.37%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.20%) SQL
2 15 (7.32%) Java
3 4 (1.95%) C#
3 4 (1.95%) VB
4 3 (1.46%) Scala
5 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.49%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) VBScript
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (22.44%) ISEB
2 41 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
4 17 (8.29%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.44%) Degree
9 3 (1.46%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.49%) PMP
10 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.54%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) FATCA
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (29.76%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.41%) Nessus
3 2 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 33 (16.10%) HP
2 22 (10.73%) Oracle
3 10 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.93%) Splunk
5 4 (1.95%) IBM
5 4 (1.95%) SAP
6 3 (1.46%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.98%) EMC
7 2 (0.98%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.98%) VMware
7 2 (0.98%) Sybase
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco
7 2 (0.98%) Talend
7 2 (0.98%) BMC
7 2 (0.98%) F5
8 1 (0.49%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.49%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.49%) Murex
8 1 (0.49%) Calypso
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