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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 414 314 407
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +93
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 239 380 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.67% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.84% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 253 129
Median daily rate £400 £373 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £346 £319
% change year-on-year
+1.15% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £15.60

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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -103 211 £400 +5.96% 50
London -32 105 £438 -2.77% 13
Scotland -24 24 £350 - 3
North West -50 22 £365 -18.88% 3
East of England +33 20 £456 +20.86% 3
Edinburgh -16 19 £396 +5.60% 3
Yorkshire +7 18 £380 +26.66% 8
West Midlands -15 14 £150 -51.02% 4
Croydon - 12 £380 - 1
Hertfordshire - 12 £475 -
West Yorkshire +2 11 £325 +13.04% 8
North East -38 11 £273 +3.80% 1
City of London +27 10 £500 -9.09% 4
Manchester -25 10 £319 -20.31% 1
Tyne and Wear -42 10 £263 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 10 £294 +11.90% 1
South East -53 10 £438 +45.83% 7
Birmingham -5 9 £150 -62.02% 1
South West -8 8 £344 +8.69% 8
Leeds -10 7 £325 +18.18% 7
Suffolk +4 5 £325 +8.33%
Liverpool -14 5 £365 -28.78% 1
Merseyside -18 5 £365 -28.78% 1
Wales +21 4 £325 +4.83% 1
Cardiff +17 4 £325 +4.83%
South Wales +15 4 £325 +4.83%
Ipswich -1 4 £325 +8.33%
Glasgow -13 4 £350 +2.94%
Gloucestershire - 4 £363 - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £475 -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 227 (40.97%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (33.75%) Functional Testing
3 153 (27.62%) SQL
4 137 (24.73%) Java
5 133 (24.01%) Finance
6 128 (23.10%) Performance Testing
7 119 (21.48%) Selenium
8 109 (19.68%) JIRA
9 107 (19.31%) Test Scripting
10 98 (17.69%) ISEB
10 98 (17.69%) LoadRunner
11 96 (17.33%) QA
12 90 (16.25%) HP
13 89 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
14 88 (15.88%) Test Strategy
14 88 (15.88%) Scrum
15 87 (15.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 86 (15.52%) Banking
17 81 (14.62%) ISTQB
18 80 (14.44%) Test Automation
19 79 (14.26%) Unix
20 74 (13.36%) JMeter
21 72 (13.00%) Oracle
22 69 (12.45%) Defect Management
23 68 (12.27%) Cucumber
23 68 (12.27%) BDD
24 67 (12.09%) Linux
25 65 (11.73%) Security Cleared
25 65 (11.73%) WebDriver
25 65 (11.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 15 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.81%) JBoss
3 9 (1.62%) Confluence
4 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.26%) CMS
5 7 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.08%) Jetty
7 5 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.90%) SAS
8 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.54%) Apache
9 3 (0.54%) Mule
9 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.36%) FileNet
10 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.36%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 41 (7.40%) MS Office
2 38 (6.86%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.08%) MS Project
6 5 (0.90%) Mingle
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.90%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.90%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.72%) Office 365
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.36%) GitHub
7 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.36%) Trello
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.32%) HTTP
2 16 (2.89%) SAN
3 15 (2.71%) VPN
4 9 (1.62%) LAN
4 9 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.62%) WAN
5 7 (1.26%) Firewall
5 7 (1.26%) FTP
5 7 (1.26%) NAS
6 6 (1.08%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.90%) SSL
8 4 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.72%) Internet
8 4 (0.72%) SMTP
9 3 (0.54%) SSH
10 1 (0.18%) 3G
10 1 (0.18%) Network Security
10 1 (0.18%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.18%) SS7
10 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.32%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (1.99%) MySQL
7 8 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.08%) Big Data
9 6 (1.08%) DB2
10 5 (0.90%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.36%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (0.36%) Impala
12 2 (0.36%) QlikView
12 2 (0.36%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 119 (21.48%) Selenium
2 109 (19.68%) JIRA
3 98 (17.69%) LoadRunner
4 74 (13.36%) JMeter
5 68 (12.27%) Cucumber
6 65 (11.73%) WebDriver
7 46 (8.30%) Git (software)
8 36 (6.50%) Jenkins
9 33 (5.96%) Visual Studio
10 29 (5.23%) Subversion
11 28 (5.05%) Maven
12 24 (4.33%) JUnit
13 23 (4.15%) SoapUI
14 22 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (2.89%) Gatling
16 14 (2.53%) SpecFlow
17 13 (2.35%) HP UFT
18 12 (2.17%) Zephyr
19 11 (1.99%) Appium
19 11 (1.99%) Grunt
General
1 133 (24.01%) Finance
2 86 (15.52%) Banking
3 44 (7.94%) Retail
4 18 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.35%) Retail Banking
6 12 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.99%) Front Office
8 10 (1.81%) Games
9 5 (0.90%) Electronics
9 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.90%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (31.41%) Analyst
2 160 (28.88%) Test Analyst
3 128 (23.10%) Tester
4 79 (14.26%) Test Manager
5 46 (8.30%) Test Leader
6 37 (6.68%) Automation Tester
6 37 (6.68%) Developer
7 27 (4.87%) Performance Analyst
8 24 (4.33%) Performance Test Analyst
9 23 (4.15%) Test Engineer
10 21 (3.79%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 20 (3.61%) Performance Tester
12 17 (3.07%) Agile Tester
12 17 (3.07%) Non-Functional Tester
12 17 (3.07%) QA Tester
13 16 (2.89%) Agile Test Analyst
13 16 (2.89%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.53%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.53%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.66%) XML
2 43 (7.76%) Web Services
3 42 (7.58%) HTML
4 37 (6.68%) .NET
5 25 (4.51%) SOAP
6 24 (4.33%) CSS
6 24 (4.33%) JSON
6 24 (4.33%) Middleware
7 20 (3.61%) REST
8 19 (3.43%) RESTful
9 16 (2.89%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.71%) HTML5
10 15 (2.71%) Spring
11 12 (2.17%) CSS3
12 10 (1.81%) Apache Flex
13 9 (1.62%) RequireJS
14 8 (1.44%) Gherkin
15 7 (1.26%) OAuth
15 7 (1.26%) SAML
16 6 (1.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.07%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (2.71%) User Experience
4 10 (1.81%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.44%) Equities
7 7 (1.26%) Digital TV
7 7 (1.26%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.26%) IBM XIV
7 7 (1.26%) STB
8 6 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.08%) Derivative
8 6 (1.08%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.90%) NHS
9 5 (0.90%) SCADA
10 4 (0.72%) FMCG
10 4 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.26%) Unix
2 67 (12.09%) Linux
3 41 (7.40%) Windows
4 15 (2.71%) Android
5 14 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.81%) Solaris
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.90%) AIX
9 4 (0.72%) zOS
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (40.97%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (33.75%) Functional Testing
3 128 (23.10%) Performance Testing
4 107 (19.31%) Test Scripting
5 88 (15.88%) Scrum
5 88 (15.88%) Test Strategy
6 87 (15.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 80 (14.44%) Test Automation
8 69 (12.45%) Defect Management
9 68 (12.27%) BDD
10 65 (11.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 61 (11.01%) Automated Testing
12 54 (9.75%) SDLC
13 52 (9.39%) Test Planning
14 51 (9.21%) Manual Testing
15 50 (9.03%) TDD
16 49 (8.84%) Regression Testing
17 48 (8.66%) Security Testing
17 48 (8.66%) Software Testing
18 46 (8.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (27.62%) SQL
2 137 (24.73%) Java
3 53 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 31 (5.60%) Python
5 22 (3.97%) C
6 21 (3.79%) C#
7 14 (2.53%) C++
8 10 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.81%) VB
9 9 (1.62%) Ruby
10 7 (1.26%) Perl
10 7 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.26%) VBA
11 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.08%) PHP
12 4 (0.72%) ActionScript
12 4 (0.72%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (0.72%) Groovy
12 4 (0.72%) VBScript
13 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (17.69%) ISEB
2 81 (14.62%) ISTQB
3 65 (11.73%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.30%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.07%) Degree
7 16 (2.89%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.08%) CCNA
9 6 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.08%) CISSP
10 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.72%) CISA
11 4 (0.72%) CISM
11 4 (0.72%) PMP
12 3 (0.54%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.36%) CEH
13 2 (0.36%) CEPT
13 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (17.33%) QA
2 7 (1.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.54%) HL7
4 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) SEPA
6 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (1.26%) Docker
1 7 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) LXC
2 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.72%) vSphere
3 2 (0.36%) HDFS
3 2 (0.36%) NFS
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 89 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.54%) MAINVIEW
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.36%) Control-M
3 2 (0.36%) Graphite
3 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 90 (16.25%) HP
2 72 (13.00%) Oracle
3 46 (8.30%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.60%) VMware
5 29 (5.23%) IBM
6 22 (3.97%) Citrix
7 20 (3.61%) SOASTA, Inc
8 19 (3.43%) Atlassian
8 19 (3.43%) SAP
9 15 (2.71%) Adobe
10 9 (1.62%) Cognos
10 9 (1.62%) Veritas
11 7 (1.26%) EMC
11 7 (1.26%) NetApp
12 6 (1.08%) Google
13 4 (0.72%) Guidewire
13 4 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.72%) Siebel
14 3 (0.54%) BMC
14 3 (0.54%) Sun
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