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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
UK
Rank 386 353 397
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +44
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 223 283 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.67% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 205 147
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £70.00

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
37444 42299 41509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.58% 82.71% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24822 27641 26311
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1161 1101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -1 193 £425 +6.25% 53
London -13 98 £475 +11.76% 16
South East +23 37 £380 +18.75% 14
City of London +10 19 £493 +15.88% 2
Hampshire +8 16 £400 +34.56% 4
Scotland +18 13 £388 -
East Midlands +12 12 £400 +19.40% 4
East of England -6 12 £350 -26.31% 4
Yorkshire +8 11 £363 -17.61% 7
West Yorkshire +2 11 £363 -19.44% 7
Belfast -9 11 £261 -5.27%
County Antrim -10 11 £261 -5.27%
Northern Ireland -14 11 £261 -5.27%
Leeds -1 10 £363 -19.44% 7
West Midlands -1 9 £313 +5.93% 3
Berkshire +22 8 £420 +36.58% 1
South West +5 8 £200 -39.62% 1
Hertfordshire 0 7 £311 -34.47% 3
Surrey +14 6 £409 -1.50% 5
Glasgow - 6 £344 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £403 -
Edinburgh +16 5 £400 -3.03%
Bristol +3 5 £199 -54.10%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 5 £275 -19.11% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 5 £275 - 1
North East -19 5 £275 - 1
Rickmansworth +1 4 £310 -
West Lothian -1 4 £388 -
Northampton - 4 £403 -
Andover - 4 £400 -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 227 (52.79%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (44.19%) Functional Testing
3 129 (30.00%) Java
4 120 (27.91%) Selenium
5 118 (27.44%) Test Scripting
6 116 (26.98%) Finance
7 99 (23.02%) QA
8 96 (22.33%) JIRA
8 96 (22.33%) SQL
9 90 (20.93%) Test Automation
10 86 (20.00%) BDD
11 81 (18.84%) Test Strategy
12 80 (18.60%) Regression Testing
13 78 (18.14%) Scrum
14 77 (17.91%) TDD
14 77 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 64 (14.88%) Performance Testing
15 64 (14.88%) Software Testing
16 63 (14.65%) ISEB
17 60 (13.95%) Manual Testing
18 57 (13.26%) Cucumber
18 57 (13.26%) Integration Testing
19 56 (13.02%) WebDriver
20 55 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (12.56%) Banking
22 53 (12.33%) Automated Testing
23 52 (12.09%) Git (software)
24 51 (11.86%) Kanban
24 51 (11.86%) Automation Testing
25 48 (11.16%) Jenkins

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 31 (7.21%) Confluence
2 24 (5.58%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.95%) CMS
4 15 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.33%) JBoss
6 8 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.86%) Apache
7 6 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.93%) Drupal
9 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.47%) SAS
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.23%) GemFire
11 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.65%) MS Office
3 12 (2.79%) MS Project
4 5 (1.16%) Mingle
4 5 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Endur
4 1 (0.23%) Findur
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) RMDS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.86%) PaaS
4 7 (1.63%) GitHub
5 5 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.16%) IaaS
5 5 (1.16%) Office 365
6 3 (0.70%) G Suite
6 3 (0.70%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.09%) HTTP
2 8 (1.86%) Internet
3 6 (1.40%) PuTTY
3 6 (1.40%) WinSCP
4 3 (0.70%) 3G
4 3 (0.70%) 4G
4 3 (0.70%) FTP
4 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.47%) MVNO
6 1 (0.23%) AMQP
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) GPRS
6 1 (0.23%) SAN
6 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.86%) Big Data
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle OWB
5 7 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.93%) GIS
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.70%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.47%) MySQL
10 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 120 (27.91%) Selenium
2 96 (22.33%) JIRA
3 57 (13.26%) Cucumber
4 56 (13.02%) WebDriver
5 52 (12.09%) Git (software)
6 48 (11.16%) Jenkins
6 48 (11.16%) LoadRunner
7 45 (10.47%) SoapUI
8 38 (8.84%) JMeter
9 35 (8.14%) JUnit
10 31 (7.21%) Maven
11 30 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (6.51%) HP UFT
13 26 (6.05%) JBehave
13 26 (6.05%) TeamCity
14 22 (5.12%) FitNesse
14 22 (5.12%) NUnit
15 21 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (4.42%) Robot Framework
16 19 (4.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (26.98%) Finance
2 54 (12.56%) Banking
3 24 (5.58%) Retail
4 17 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.40%) Front Office
5 6 (1.40%) Games
5 6 (1.40%) Legal
5 6 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.93%) Advertising
6 4 (0.93%) Publishing
6 4 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 147 (34.19%) Analyst
2 129 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 92 (21.40%) Tester
4 47 (10.93%) Test Manager
5 36 (8.37%) Developer
6 35 (8.14%) Test Engineer
7 30 (6.98%) Test Leader
8 23 (5.35%) Automation Tester
9 22 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
11 20 (4.65%) QA Analyst
12 18 (4.19%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.95%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 16 (3.72%) Banking Analyst
14 16 (3.72%) Senior Tester
15 15 (3.49%) Performance Tester
16 12 (2.79%) Agile Test Manager
16 12 (2.79%) Test Automation Engineer
17 11 (2.56%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.77%) RESTful
2 34 (7.91%) Web Services
3 32 (7.44%) SOAP
3 32 (7.44%) XML
4 30 (6.98%) .NET
4 30 (6.98%) Gherkin
5 25 (5.81%) REST
5 25 (5.81%) Spring
6 22 (5.12%) HTML
7 19 (4.42%) Node.js
8 15 (3.49%) J2EE
8 15 (3.49%) Middleware
9 14 (3.26%) CSS
9 14 (3.26%) JSON
10 12 (2.79%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.79%) Hibernate
10 12 (2.79%) HTML5
11 9 (2.09%) React
12 7 (1.63%) Highcharts JS
12 7 (1.63%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.86%) User Experience
4 7 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.63%) Reinsurance
5 6 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.16%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 4 (0.93%) Digital TV
7 4 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.93%) Equities
7 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.93%) NHS
7 4 (0.93%) STB
8 3 (0.70%) CCTV
8 3 (0.70%) EPoS
8 3 (0.70%) Fintech
8 3 (0.70%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.47%) Linux
2 36 (8.37%) Unix
2 36 (8.37%) Windows
3 12 (2.79%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.16%) Android
4 5 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.70%) Solaris
6 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (52.79%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (44.19%) Functional Testing
3 118 (27.44%) Test Scripting
4 90 (20.93%) Test Automation
5 86 (20.00%) BDD
6 81 (18.84%) Test Strategy
7 80 (18.60%) Regression Testing
8 78 (18.14%) Scrum
9 77 (17.91%) TDD
9 77 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 64 (14.88%) Performance Testing
10 64 (14.88%) Software Testing
11 60 (13.95%) Manual Testing
12 57 (13.26%) Integration Testing
13 55 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (12.33%) Automated Testing
15 51 (11.86%) Automation Testing
15 51 (11.86%) Kanban
16 47 (10.93%) Project Management
17 45 (10.47%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (30.00%) Java
2 96 (22.33%) SQL
3 47 (10.93%) C#
4 34 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.19%) C++
6 17 (3.95%) Python
7 16 (3.72%) Scala
8 15 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.09%) C
10 9 (2.09%) Clojure
11 8 (1.86%) PHP
12 6 (1.40%) F#
12 6 (1.40%) Ruby
12 6 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.93%) VBScript
14 3 (0.70%) Haskell
14 3 (0.70%) Perl
14 3 (0.70%) XPath
14 3 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 63 (14.65%) ISEB
2 47 (10.93%) ISTQB
3 39 (9.07%) Security Cleared
4 29 (6.74%) Degree
5 26 (6.05%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (23.02%) QA
2 16 (3.72%) SDET
3 8 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (3.26%) Docker
2 7 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.70%) XenApp
5 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Gluster
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.02%) HP SiteScope
2 13 (3.02%) OpenView
3 10 (2.33%) Puppet
4 8 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.63%) Ansible
6 4 (0.93%) SCCM
6 4 (0.93%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.70%) SCOM
7 3 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.47%) Ambari
8 2 (0.47%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.23%) Terraform
9 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.53%) Oracle
3 40 (9.30%) HP
4 30 (6.98%) Atlassian
5 17 (3.95%) VMware
6 13 (3.02%) IBM
7 10 (2.33%) Guidewire
8 8 (1.86%) SAP
9 7 (1.63%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.40%) Remedy
10 6 (1.40%) Splunk
11 5 (1.16%) Google
11 5 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.93%) Citrix
12 4 (0.93%) Huawei
12 4 (0.93%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.70%) Adobe
13 3 (0.70%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.70%) Informatica
13 3 (0.70%) Reuters
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