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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 387 337 369
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +32
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 272 345 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.77% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 231 171
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £103.25 £12.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.25% +722.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £103.25 £12.55
% change year-on-year
-61.25% +722.70%

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
44197 44611 41541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.62% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29356 28750 26041
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 £298 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1189 1204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -38 239 £400 - 46
London +14 113 £425 -10.52% 15
Scotland -29 29 £350 - 4
South East -39 23 £350 +16.66% 7
East of England +26 22 £425 +12.58% 2
North West -46 22 £325 -30.48% 4
Edinburgh -19 19 £388 +3.33% 4
Yorkshire +1 18 £385 +28.33% 8
City of London +42 15 £450 -18.18% 3
South West 0 14 £375 +8.69% 8
West Midlands -20 13 £150 -65.11%
North East -45 13 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -50 13 £263 -
Tyne and Wear -54 13 £263 -
Hertfordshire - 13 £475 -
West Yorkshire -11 11 £325 +8.33% 8
Croydon - 10 £400 -
Birmingham -2 9 £150 -66.66%
Manchester -20 9 £306 -23.43% 3
Glasgow -4 8 £345 -1.42%
South Yorkshire -1 6 £393 -
Watford - 6 - -
Leeds -5 5 £325 +8.33% 8
Wiltshire -6 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Sheffield -16 5 £385 -
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £214 -33.20%
Swindon 0 4 £388 +10.71% 2
Surrey -9 4 £375 -14.77% 2
Hampshire -10 4 £400 +33.33% 2
High Wycombe - 4 £214 -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 226 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (36.51%) Functional Testing
3 158 (27.34%) SQL
4 147 (25.43%) Java
5 138 (23.88%) Finance
6 124 (21.45%) Performance Testing
7 116 (20.07%) Selenium
8 112 (19.38%) JIRA
9 105 (18.17%) Test Scripting
10 103 (17.82%) LoadRunner
11 99 (17.13%) QA
12 95 (16.44%) ISEB
13 94 (16.26%) HP
14 88 (15.22%) Scrum
15 87 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
15 87 (15.05%) HP Quality Center
16 86 (14.88%) Banking
17 84 (14.53%) ISTQB
18 83 (14.36%) Unix
18 83 (14.36%) Test Strategy
19 80 (13.84%) JMeter
20 76 (13.15%) Linux
20 76 (13.15%) Oracle
21 74 (12.80%) Cucumber
22 73 (12.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
23 69 (11.94%) Defect Management
24 68 (11.76%) BDD
25 65 (11.25%) Test Automation
26 63 (10.90%) Security Cleared
27 61 (10.55%) WebDriver

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 16 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.08%) Jetty
4 10 (1.73%) JBoss
5 9 (1.56%) Apache
5 9 (1.56%) Confluence
6 7 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.87%) CMS
7 5 (0.87%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.69%) SAS
9 3 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.52%) FileNet
9 3 (0.52%) Mule
9 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.35%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 42 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.40%) MS Office
3 15 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.08%) MS Project
5 11 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Mingle
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.69%) 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%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
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%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.69%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.69%) Basecamp
4 4 (0.69%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.35%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) Office 365
5 2 (0.35%) Trello
6 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.09%) HTTP
2 17 (2.94%) SAN
3 16 (2.77%) VPN
4 15 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.56%) LAN
5 9 (1.56%) WAN
6 8 (1.38%) Firewall
6 8 (1.38%) NAS
7 7 (1.21%) FTP
8 5 (0.87%) SSL
9 4 (0.69%) 3G
9 4 (0.69%) 4G
9 4 (0.69%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.69%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.69%) SMTP
10 3 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
10 3 (0.52%) MVNO
10 3 (0.52%) SSH
11 2 (0.35%) Internet
12 1 (0.17%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 21 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.08%) MySQL
7 12 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.04%) Big Data
9 6 (1.04%) DB2
9 6 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
12 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.35%) IDOL
13 2 (0.35%) Impala
13 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 116 (20.07%) Selenium
2 112 (19.38%) JIRA
3 103 (17.82%) LoadRunner
4 80 (13.84%) JMeter
5 74 (12.80%) Cucumber
6 61 (10.55%) WebDriver
7 51 (8.82%) Git (software)
8 41 (7.09%) Jenkins
9 37 (6.40%) Subversion
10 31 (5.36%) Maven
11 30 (5.19%) Visual Studio
12 28 (4.84%) JUnit
13 21 (3.63%) SoapUI
14 20 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (2.94%) HP UFT
16 16 (2.77%) Gatling
16 16 (2.77%) Mockito
17 14 (2.42%) Gradle
17 14 (2.42%) SpecFlow
18 12 (2.08%) Grunt
General
1 138 (23.88%) Finance
2 86 (14.88%) Banking
3 45 (7.79%) Retail
4 20 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.08%) Front Office
6 12 (2.08%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.90%) 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%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (33.22%) Analyst
2 177 (30.62%) Test Analyst
3 124 (21.45%) Tester
4 79 (13.67%) Test Manager
5 45 (7.79%) Developer
6 44 (7.61%) Test Leader
7 34 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 26 (4.50%) Performance Analyst
9 24 (4.15%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 23 (3.98%) Performance Test Analyst
11 22 (3.81%) Java Developer
12 21 (3.63%) Test Engineer
13 18 (3.11%) Non-Functional Tester
14 17 (2.94%) Performance Tester
14 17 (2.94%) Programme Manager
15 16 (2.77%) Senior Developer
16 15 (2.60%) Programme Test Manager
16 15 (2.60%) QA Tester
16 15 (2.60%) Test Programme Manager
17 14 (2.42%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.79%) XML
2 43 (7.44%) HTML
3 41 (7.09%) Web Services
4 35 (6.06%) .NET
5 27 (4.67%) Middleware
6 26 (4.50%) JSON
6 26 (4.50%) REST
6 26 (4.50%) SOAP
7 25 (4.33%) CSS
8 23 (3.98%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.46%) RESTful
10 19 (3.29%) Spring
11 16 (2.77%) HTML5
12 13 (2.25%) CSS3
13 12 (2.08%) Dropwizard
14 11 (1.90%) Apache Flex
15 10 (1.73%) Gherkin
15 10 (1.73%) RequireJS
16 9 (1.56%) Guice
16 9 (1.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.11%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.94%) User Experience
4 15 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.90%) DTV
6 11 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (1.73%) Equities
7 10 (1.73%) NHS
7 10 (1.73%) STB
8 9 (1.56%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.38%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.38%) IBM XIV
10 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.04%) Derivative
12 5 (0.87%) SCADA
13 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 83 (14.36%) Unix
2 76 (13.15%) Linux
3 49 (8.48%) Windows
4 11 (1.90%) Android
4 11 (1.90%) Solaris
5 10 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.21%) AIX
7 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.69%) zOS
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (36.51%) Functional Testing
3 124 (21.45%) Performance Testing
4 105 (18.17%) Test Scripting
5 88 (15.22%) Scrum
6 87 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 83 (14.36%) Test Strategy
8 73 (12.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 69 (11.94%) Defect Management
10 68 (11.76%) BDD
11 65 (11.25%) Test Automation
12 59 (10.21%) SDLC
13 58 (10.03%) Automated Testing
13 58 (10.03%) Test Management
14 55 (9.52%) Software Testing
15 54 (9.34%) Manual Testing
16 52 (9.00%) TDD
17 50 (8.65%) Security Testing
18 41 (7.09%) Integration Testing
18 41 (7.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.34%) SQL
2 147 (25.43%) Java
3 50 (8.65%) JavaScript
4 39 (6.75%) Python
5 30 (5.19%) C
6 27 (4.67%) C#
7 19 (3.29%) C++
8 16 (2.77%) Ruby
9 11 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.73%) Groovy
10 10 (1.73%) VB
10 10 (1.73%) VBScript
11 8 (1.38%) Perl
11 8 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.21%) VBA
13 6 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.04%) PHP
14 4 (0.69%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.69%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 95 (16.44%) ISEB
2 84 (14.53%) ISTQB
3 63 (10.90%) Security Cleared
4 43 (7.44%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (3.46%) Degree
7 13 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.04%) CCNA
9 6 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.04%) CISSP
10 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.69%) CISA
11 4 (0.69%) CISM
11 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.69%) PMP
12 3 (0.52%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.35%) CEPT
13 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.13%) QA
2 10 (1.73%) HL7
3 7 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.21%) SLA
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.52%) WCAG
5 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.35%) SEPA
6 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (2.25%) Docker
2 8 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (1.04%) LXC
3 6 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.69%) vSphere
5 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.35%) HDFS
5 2 (0.35%) NFS
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 87 (15.05%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.38%) Graphite
3 3 (0.52%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.35%) Control-M
4 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 94 (16.26%) HP
2 76 (13.15%) Oracle
3 46 (7.96%) Microsoft
4 35 (6.06%) VMware
5 31 (5.36%) IBM
6 27 (4.67%) SOASTA, Inc
7 20 (3.46%) SAP
8 19 (3.29%) Citrix
9 16 (2.77%) Adobe
9 16 (2.77%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.73%) Cognos
10 10 (1.73%) Veritas
11 8 (1.38%) EMC
11 8 (1.38%) NetApp
12 7 (1.21%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.87%) Google
14 4 (0.69%) Guidewire
14 4 (0.69%) Sun
15 3 (0.52%) CA
15 3 (0.52%) Siebel
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