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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
UK
Rank 391 361 370
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 211 275 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 204 163
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £333 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
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 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -33 184 £425 +6.25% 52
London +4 102 £475 +5.55% 18
South East +14 31 £399 +30.73% 9
Scotland +23 17 £388 -
City of London -2 16 £459 +4.85% 5
Surrey +24 11 £395 -4.81% 2
West Midlands -6 11 £300 -29.41% 3
East of England +8 10 £350 +12.00% 1
East Midlands +11 9 £388 +17.42% 1
Edinburgh +18 8 £315 -25.88%
South West +5 8 £206 -36.44% 3
Yorkshire -8 7 £331 -24.71% 12
County Antrim -18 7 £268 -2.72%
Belfast -18 7 £268 -2.72%
Northern Ireland -19 7 £268 -2.72%
Hertfordshire - 7 £344 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £400 - 2
Bristol +10 6 £200 -53.75%
West Yorkshire -2 6 £300 -33.33% 9
Leeds -15 6 £300 -33.33% 9
Berkshire +4 5 £420 +36.58% 4
West Lothian -4 5 £415 +7.09%
Woking - 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £400 -
Glasgow +5 4 £300 +25.00%
Livingston -4 3 £425 +9.67%
Hampshire -5 3 £375 +25.00% 1
North West -10 3 £388 +25.00% 4
Coventry -13 3 £325 -23.52%
North East -21 3 £269 -33.64% 1

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 232 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (44.93%) Functional Testing
3 129 (29.72%) Java
4 120 (27.65%) Selenium
5 109 (25.12%) Test Scripting
6 107 (24.65%) Finance
7 105 (24.19%) QA
8 104 (23.96%) JIRA
9 100 (23.04%) SQL
10 87 (20.05%) Test Automation
11 80 (18.43%) BDD
11 80 (18.43%) Regression Testing
12 77 (17.74%) TDD
12 77 (17.74%) Test Strategy
13 75 (17.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 73 (16.82%) Scrum
15 65 (14.98%) Performance Testing
16 63 (14.52%) ISEB
17 58 (13.36%) Git (software)
18 57 (13.13%) Banking
19 53 (12.21%) JMeter
19 53 (12.21%) ISTQB
19 53 (12.21%) Automation Testing
20 52 (11.98%) Software Testing
21 51 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
21 51 (11.75%) WebDriver
22 50 (11.52%) Automated Testing
23 49 (11.29%) Manual Testing
24 48 (11.06%) SoapUI
24 48 (11.06%) HP Quality Center

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 25 (5.76%) Tomcat
2 24 (5.53%) Confluence
3 12 (2.76%) Apache
4 11 (2.53%) CMS
5 10 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.84%) JBoss
7 6 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.15%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.92%) Drupal
10 3 (0.69%) SAS
10 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.23%) GemFire
12 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.92%) MS Office
3 12 (2.76%) MS Project
4 9 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Mingle
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.23%) Endur
3 1 (0.23%) Findur
3 1 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) RMDS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.07%) PaaS
4 7 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.61%) GitHub
4 7 (1.61%) IaaS
5 5 (1.15%) Office 365
6 3 (0.69%) 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 18 (4.15%) HTTP
2 8 (1.84%) Internet
3 7 (1.61%) FTP
3 7 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.15%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.69%) 3G
5 3 (0.69%) 4G
6 2 (0.46%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.46%) Firewall
6 2 (0.46%) MVNO
7 1 (0.23%) AMQP
7 1 (0.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.23%) GPRS
7 1 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.23%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.84%) Big Data
5 6 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.38%) MySQL
5 6 (1.38%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.92%) GIS
7 3 (0.69%) DB2
7 3 (0.69%) InfluxDB
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.46%) Cognos Query Studio
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.46%) QlikView
8 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.46%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 120 (27.65%) Selenium
2 104 (23.96%) JIRA
3 58 (13.36%) Git (software)
4 53 (12.21%) JMeter
5 51 (11.75%) WebDriver
6 48 (11.06%) Jenkins
6 48 (11.06%) SoapUI
7 46 (10.60%) Cucumber
8 42 (9.68%) JUnit
9 40 (9.22%) Maven
10 38 (8.76%) LoadRunner
11 24 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (5.07%) NUnit
13 21 (4.84%) HP UFT
14 20 (4.61%) JBehave
15 18 (4.15%) FitNesse
16 16 (3.69%) TeamCity
16 16 (3.69%) Visual Studio
17 15 (3.46%) Eclipse
17 15 (3.46%) Robot Framework
General
1 107 (24.65%) Finance
2 57 (13.13%) Banking
3 20 (4.61%) Retail
4 16 (3.69%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.07%) Front Office
6 6 (1.38%) Legal
7 5 (1.15%) Advertising
7 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.15%) Games
7 5 (1.15%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.92%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) Billing
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (33.64%) Analyst
2 129 (29.72%) Test Analyst
3 90 (20.74%) Tester
4 41 (9.45%) Test Manager
5 37 (8.53%) Test Engineer
6 36 (8.29%) Developer
6 36 (8.29%) Test Leader
7 27 (6.22%) Automation Tester
8 25 (5.76%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (5.53%) Senior Test Analyst
10 19 (4.38%) Automation Test Analyst
11 18 (4.15%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.92%) QA Analyst
13 16 (3.69%) Senior Tester
14 14 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
15 13 (3.00%) Consultant
15 13 (3.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
15 13 (3.00%) Non-Functional Tester
15 13 (3.00%) Performance Tester
15 13 (3.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.14%) RESTful
2 37 (8.53%) XML
3 32 (7.37%) SOAP
4 31 (7.14%) .NET
5 29 (6.68%) Spring
6 28 (6.45%) Web Services
7 27 (6.22%) REST
8 24 (5.53%) Gherkin
8 24 (5.53%) HTML
9 16 (3.69%) Node.js
10 15 (3.46%) JSON
11 12 (2.76%) CSS
12 11 (2.53%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.53%) HTML5
12 11 (2.53%) Middleware
13 10 (2.30%) Kafka
14 9 (2.07%) J2EE
15 8 (1.84%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.84%) React
15 8 (1.84%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.07%) Equities
4 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.61%) Reinsurance
5 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.15%) User Experience
7 4 (0.92%) Device Driver
7 4 (0.92%) Digital TV
7 4 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.92%) Fintech
7 4 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.92%) STB
7 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.69%) CCTV
8 3 (0.69%) iPad
8 3 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.14%) Linux
1 44 (10.14%) Unix
2 39 (8.99%) Windows
3 17 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.61%) Android
4 7 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.69%) Solaris
6 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (44.93%) Functional Testing
3 109 (25.12%) Test Scripting
4 87 (20.05%) Test Automation
5 80 (18.43%) BDD
5 80 (18.43%) Regression Testing
6 77 (17.74%) TDD
6 77 (17.74%) Test Strategy
7 75 (17.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 73 (16.82%) Scrum
9 65 (14.98%) Performance Testing
10 53 (12.21%) Automation Testing
11 52 (11.98%) Software Testing
12 51 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (11.52%) Automated Testing
14 49 (11.29%) Manual Testing
15 47 (10.83%) Integration Testing
16 46 (10.60%) Defect Management
17 44 (10.14%) Kanban
18 42 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (29.72%) Java
2 100 (23.04%) SQL
3 43 (9.91%) C#
4 33 (7.60%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.84%) Python
6 17 (3.92%) Scala
7 15 (3.46%) C++
7 15 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.76%) Clojure
8 12 (2.76%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.30%) C
10 8 (1.84%) Ruby
11 7 (1.61%) Groovy
11 7 (1.61%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.38%) PHP
13 4 (0.92%) Perl
14 3 (0.69%) Haskell
14 3 (0.69%) Rust
14 3 (0.69%) XPath
14 3 (0.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 63 (14.52%) ISEB
2 53 (12.21%) ISTQB
3 34 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.22%) Degree
5 20 (4.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (4.38%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.46%) CEH
10 2 (0.46%) CEPT
10 2 (0.46%) CISSP
10 2 (0.46%) CPTE
10 2 (0.46%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.46%) GPEN
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (24.19%) QA
2 14 (3.23%) SDET
3 8 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (3.92%) Docker
2 5 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.69%) XenApp
4 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.46%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Gluster
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.23%) Postfix
6 1 (0.23%) Squid
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.53%) Puppet
3 10 (2.30%) Ansible
4 8 (1.84%) HP SiteScope
4 8 (1.84%) OpenView
4 8 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.92%) SCCM
6 3 (0.69%) SCOM
7 2 (0.46%) Ambari
7 2 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.46%) Terraform
7 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.23%) Kibana
8 1 (0.23%) logstash
8 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 42 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.29%) HP
3 30 (6.91%) Oracle
4 25 (5.76%) Atlassian
5 16 (3.69%) VMware
6 15 (3.46%) IBM
7 10 (2.30%) Guidewire
7 10 (2.30%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.84%) SAP
9 6 (1.38%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.15%) Citrix
11 4 (0.92%) Huawei
12 3 (0.69%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.69%) Cognos
12 3 (0.69%) hybris
12 3 (0.69%) Reuters
12 3 (0.69%) Siebel
12 3 (0.69%) SOASTA, Inc
12 3 (0.69%) Splunk
12 3 (0.69%) Teradata
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