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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing
Rank 561 570 528
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -42
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 39 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.046% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.061% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 12
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£364 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £266 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +3 34 £364 +4.00% 7
London -2 13 £475 +35.71% 4
North West -13 10 £364 -11.75% 1
South East -6 6 £268 +18.88% 1
Manchester -9 6 £313 -37.50%
Surrey - 3 £500 -
Scotland - 3 £340 -
West Midlands - 3 £313 -
City of London -2 2 £525 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -5 2 £248 +10.00%
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Swansea - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £340 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
West Wales - 2 £500 -
East of England +5 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire +2 1 £450 -
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
West Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Leeds -17 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £364 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £225 -
Bromley - 1 £625 -
Preston - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £260 -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (34.85%) ISEB
2 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
4 18 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (24.24%) Finance
6 15 (22.73%) Performance Testing
6 15 (22.73%) Test Management
7 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 13 (19.70%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (19.70%) Software Testing
8 13 (19.70%) Banking
9 11 (16.67%) SQL
10 10 (15.15%) LoadRunner
10 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
12 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Web Services
12 8 (12.12%) Java
12 8 (12.12%) Integration Testing
13 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
13 7 (10.61%) CRM
13 7 (10.61%) HP
14 6 (9.09%) Oracle
14 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
14 6 (9.09%) QA
14 6 (9.09%) Retail
14 6 (9.09%) Degree

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) LoadRunner
2 5 (7.58%) Selenium
2 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.06%) JMeter
4 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.03%) WebLOAD
5 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 13 (19.70%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Retail
4 5 (7.58%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.06%) Legal
6 3 (4.55%) Publishing
7 1 (1.52%) Billing
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Tester
1 18 (27.27%) Test Manager
2 15 (22.73%) Test Leader
3 11 (16.67%) Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Tester
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Tester
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (3.03%) Automation Tester
6 2 (3.03%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (3.03%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.03%) Integration Tester
6 2 (3.03%) Test Consultant
6 2 (3.03%) Systems Tester
7 1 (1.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) Middleware
3 2 (3.03%) HTML5
3 2 (3.03%) SOAP
3 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 2 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.03%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) UNIX
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Solaris
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (22.73%) Performance Testing
3 15 (22.73%) Test Management
4 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
5 13 (19.70%) Software Testing
6 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.61%) CRM
10 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.06%) Line Management
12 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (4.55%) Scala
4 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (34.85%) ISEB
2 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) Degree
4 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) HP
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Teradata
4 1 (1.52%) MuleSoft
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