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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 379 353 340
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 280 296 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 195 203
Median daily rate £400 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £44.22 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +365.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.22 £9.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +365.42%

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
43957 43706 42107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.92% 79.33% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29196 27767 26626
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1244 1239
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.36 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +3 233 £400 +4.91% 57
London +42 121 £425 -7.60% 19
Scotland -27 29 £350 - 6
South East -35 24 £363 +20.83% 8
City of London +51 23 £425 -20.93% 7
North West -45 20 £400 -15.78% 4
Edinburgh -16 18 £425 +9.67% 3
Yorkshire 0 17 £385 +28.33% 5
Wales +13 15 £323 -5.14%
South West +2 15 £375 -6.25% 8
East of England +15 13 £425 +47.82% 9
South Wales +9 13 £325 -1.88%
West Yorkshire -3 11 £313 +4.16% 5
West Midlands -13 11 £175 -52.54% 3
North East - 11 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £263 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £263 -
Manchester -17 10 £400 - 3
Glasgow +5 9 £340 +4.61% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £458 - 1
Cardiff +2 7 £313 -1.57%
Wiltshire -2 7 £375 +7.14% 2
Newport +16 6 £325 -4.05%
Swindon +7 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Leeds -6 6 £304 -2.80% 4
South Yorkshire -4 5 £400 -
Hampshire -7 5 £400 +33.33% 2
Surrey -11 5 £413 +26.92% 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £400 - 5
Birmingham +3 4 £150 -66.66% 1

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 228 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (37.28%) Functional Testing
3 157 (27.35%) Java
4 151 (26.31%) SQL
5 131 (22.82%) Finance
6 118 (20.56%) Selenium
7 114 (19.86%) Performance Testing
8 112 (19.51%) JIRA
9 106 (18.47%) LoadRunner
10 103 (17.94%) Test Scripting
11 100 (17.42%) QA
12 97 (16.90%) Scrum
13 96 (16.72%) HP
14 94 (16.38%) Cucumber
15 93 (16.20%) JMeter
16 91 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 88 (15.33%) Test Strategy
18 86 (14.98%) ISTQB
18 86 (14.98%) ISEB
19 85 (14.81%) Unix
20 82 (14.29%) Banking
20 82 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
21 81 (14.11%) Linux
22 74 (12.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
23 73 (12.72%) Oracle
24 70 (12.20%) BDD
25 67 (11.67%) Security Cleared
26 66 (11.50%) Test Automation
27 61 (10.63%) Windows
27 61 (10.63%) Defect Management

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 20 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.14%) Confluence
3 16 (2.79%) Jetty
3 16 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.44%) Node.js
5 13 (2.26%) Apache
6 9 (1.57%) JBoss
7 6 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.87%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.70%) FileNet
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.35%) Mule
11 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.17%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.40%) MS Office
3 11 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.39%) MS Project
5 7 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Mingle
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) HFM
5 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.35%) Office 365
6 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.84%) HTTP
2 18 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.96%) SAN
4 16 (2.79%) VPN
5 10 (1.74%) FTP
5 10 (1.74%) LAN
5 10 (1.74%) SNMP
5 10 (1.74%) WAN
6 8 (1.39%) Firewall
6 8 (1.39%) NAS
7 5 (0.87%) 3G
7 5 (0.87%) 4G
7 5 (0.87%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.87%) Internet
7 5 (0.87%) SMTP
7 5 (0.87%) SSL
8 4 (0.70%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (0.70%) MVNO
9 3 (0.52%) Extranet
9 3 (0.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.92%) Oracle Database
3 24 (4.18%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.74%) MySQL
8 7 (1.22%) Big Data
8 7 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.05%) DB2
9 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.35%) IDOL
12 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 118 (20.56%) Selenium
2 112 (19.51%) JIRA
3 106 (18.47%) LoadRunner
4 94 (16.38%) Cucumber
5 93 (16.20%) JMeter
6 55 (9.58%) Git (software)
7 53 (9.23%) WebDriver
8 42 (7.32%) Jenkins
9 40 (6.97%) Subversion
10 34 (5.92%) Maven
11 31 (5.40%) Visual Studio
12 30 (5.23%) JUnit
13 27 (4.70%) HP UFT
14 25 (4.36%) Mockito
15 22 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (3.48%) SoapUI
17 18 (3.14%) Gatling
18 17 (2.96%) Gradle
19 13 (2.26%) SpecFlow
19 13 (2.26%) Toad
General
1 131 (22.82%) Finance
2 82 (14.29%) Banking
3 46 (8.01%) Retail
4 19 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.09%) Front Office
6 12 (2.09%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.57%) Games
8 5 (0.87%) Billing
8 5 (0.87%) Electronics
8 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (33.45%) Analyst
2 180 (31.36%) Test Analyst
3 124 (21.60%) Tester
4 80 (13.94%) Test Manager
5 49 (8.54%) Developer
6 48 (8.36%) Test Leader
7 33 (5.75%) Java Developer
8 28 (4.88%) Automation Tester
8 28 (4.88%) Performance Analyst
9 25 (4.36%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 25 (4.36%) Performance Test Analyst
9 25 (4.36%) Test Engineer
10 19 (3.31%) Non-Functional Tester
11 18 (3.14%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.96%) Performance Tester
13 16 (2.79%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
14 14 (2.44%) Agile Tester
14 14 (2.44%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.44%) QA Analyst
14 14 (2.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.84%) .NET
1 45 (7.84%) Web Services
2 43 (7.49%) XML
3 38 (6.62%) HTML
4 30 (5.23%) REST
5 29 (5.05%) Middleware
6 28 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 26 (4.53%) JSON
7 26 (4.53%) SOAP
8 23 (4.01%) Spring
9 21 (3.66%) CSS
10 18 (3.14%) Dropwizard
11 15 (2.61%) HTML5
12 14 (2.44%) Guice
12 14 (2.44%) RESTful
13 13 (2.26%) CSS3
14 11 (1.92%) Apache Flex
15 10 (1.74%) RequireJS
16 9 (1.57%) Gherkin
17 7 (1.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.96%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.61%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.44%) User Experience
6 12 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.92%) DTV
7 11 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.92%) Equities
8 10 (1.74%) PKI
8 10 (1.74%) STB
9 9 (1.57%) Device Driver
9 9 (1.57%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.57%) NHS
10 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.39%) IBM XIV
10 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.05%) Derivative
12 5 (0.87%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 85 (14.81%) Unix
2 81 (14.11%) Linux
3 61 (10.63%) Windows
4 14 (2.44%) Solaris
5 10 (1.74%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.39%) Android
6 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.87%) AIX
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) zOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (37.28%) Functional Testing
3 114 (19.86%) Performance Testing
4 103 (17.94%) Test Scripting
5 97 (16.90%) Scrum
6 91 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 88 (15.33%) Test Strategy
8 74 (12.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 70 (12.20%) BDD
10 66 (11.50%) Test Automation
11 61 (10.63%) Defect Management
12 58 (10.10%) TDD
12 58 (10.10%) Test Management
13 56 (9.76%) Manual Testing
14 54 (9.41%) SDLC
14 54 (9.41%) Software Testing
15 49 (8.54%) Integration Testing
16 48 (8.36%) Automated Testing
17 44 (7.67%) Security Testing
18 43 (7.49%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 157 (27.35%) Java
2 151 (26.31%) SQL
3 52 (9.06%) JavaScript
4 51 (8.89%) Python
5 37 (6.45%) C#
6 36 (6.27%) C
6 36 (6.27%) Ruby
7 21 (3.66%) Shell Script
8 20 (3.48%) C++
9 17 (2.96%) Perl
10 15 (2.61%) Groovy
11 12 (2.09%) VB
11 12 (2.09%) VBScript
12 10 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.39%) VBA
14 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.70%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
15 4 (0.70%) Scala
16 3 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 86 (14.98%) ISEB
1 86 (14.98%) ISTQB
2 67 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 48 (8.36%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.31%) Degree
6 11 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.05%) CCNA
8 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.87%) CISSP
10 4 (0.70%) CISA
10 4 (0.70%) CISM
10 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.70%) PMP
11 3 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.35%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (17.42%) QA
2 9 (1.57%) HL7
3 7 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.87%) SLA
5 4 (0.70%) WCAG
6 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) GPG13
8 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (3.48%) Docker
2 8 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.05%) LXC
5 4 (0.70%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.35%) NFS
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 82 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.09%) Graphite
3 3 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.52%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (0.52%) nmon
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 96 (16.72%) HP
2 73 (12.72%) Oracle
3 49 (8.54%) Microsoft
4 37 (6.45%) SOASTA, Inc
5 36 (6.27%) VMware
6 35 (6.10%) IBM
7 18 (3.14%) SAP
8 17 (2.96%) Citrix
9 16 (2.79%) Atlassian
10 13 (2.26%) Adobe
11 12 (2.09%) Cognos
12 9 (1.57%) Veritas
13 8 (1.39%) EMC
13 8 (1.39%) NetApp
14 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.87%) BMC
16 4 (0.70%) AppDynamics
16 4 (0.70%) Dynatrace
16 4 (0.70%) Sun
17 3 (0.52%) Rally
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £000 - £1 per day + Great Rates
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago