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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 458 534 523
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -11
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 168 82 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 45 38
Average daily rate
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£373 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.75
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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +46 131 £378 -2.45% 6
London +49 69 £450 +5.88% 3
Scotland +25 37 £350 +2.94% 4
South East -3 23 £300 -11.76% 1
North West -17 23 £364 +12.86% 1
Edinburgh +3 20 £388 -8.82% 2
Glasgow +17 17 £345 +1.47% 1
Manchester -13 12 £330 +2.32% 1
City of London +6 10 £480 +12.87%
Hampshire 0 10 £300 - 1
South West -5 7 £404 -2.12%
Oxfordshire - 6 £300 -
Lancashire -7 5 £423 +12.66%
Winchester - 5 £300 -
Surrey 0 4 £450 +32.35%
Cheshire -6 4 £364 +7.05%
Buckinghamshire -8 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £351 -
Kidlington - 4 £300 -
Oxford - 4 £300 -
Swindon - 3 £351 -
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
North East - 3 £244 -
West Midlands -1 2 £425 -
East of England -1 2 £370 +9.62%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £370 -
Sale - 2 £354 -
Cambridge - 2 £370 -
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Redhill - 2 - -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 95 (33.33%) Finance
2 89 (31.23%) Performance Testing
3 72 (25.26%) Banking
4 70 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 68 (23.86%) HP Quality Center
6 61 (21.40%) ISEB
7 60 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (20.70%) Test Scripting
9 56 (19.65%) LoadRunner
10 51 (17.89%) HP
10 51 (17.89%) Test Management
11 50 (17.54%) Migration
11 50 (17.54%) QA
12 49 (17.19%) ISTQB
12 49 (17.19%) Test Strategy
13 45 (15.79%) SQL
14 44 (15.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 42 (14.74%) Disaster Recovery
16 40 (14.04%) Security Cleared
17 39 (13.68%) Software Testing
17 39 (13.68%) Retail
18 33 (11.58%) Test Planning
19 31 (10.88%) Java
20 30 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
21 29 (10.18%) JMeter
21 29 (10.18%) Test Automation
22 26 (9.12%) UNIX
23 25 (8.77%) Retail Banking
24 23 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
24 23 (8.07%) Integration Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (5.26%) SAS
2 7 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.75%) Apache
4 3 (1.05%) Node.js
4 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.05%) Jetty
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.40%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.70%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.70%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.35%) Summit
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.16%) GitHub
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.21%) Wireshark
2 7 (2.46%) HTTP
3 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.40%) ATM
4 3 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.05%) Internet
5 2 (0.70%) Firewall
5 2 (0.70%) FTP
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.46%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.11%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.70%) MS Access
7 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (19.65%) LoadRunner
2 29 (10.18%) JMeter
3 20 (7.02%) Selenium
4 17 (5.96%) SoapUI
5 15 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.21%) Maven
7 11 (3.86%) JIRA
7 11 (3.86%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.86%) HP UFT
8 10 (3.51%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.51%) IntelliJ
9 7 (2.46%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.11%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (1.75%) JUnit
11 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.40%) Subversion
13 3 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (1.05%) WebLOAD
13 3 (1.05%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 95 (33.33%) Finance
2 72 (25.26%) Banking
3 39 (13.68%) Retail
4 25 (8.77%) Retail Banking
5 14 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.40%) Billing
8 3 (1.05%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Games
9 1 (0.35%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (29.82%) Test Manager
2 71 (24.91%) Test Leader
3 66 (23.16%) Analyst
4 60 (21.05%) Test Analyst
5 40 (14.04%) Tester
6 26 (9.12%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 21 (7.37%) Non-Functional Tester
8 19 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
8 19 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
9 10 (3.51%) Performance Tester
10 7 (2.46%) Test Coordinator
10 7 (2.46%) Programme Manager
10 7 (2.46%) Coordinator
10 7 (2.46%) Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Programme Test Manager
10 7 (2.46%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 7 (2.46%) OAT Test Analyst
11 6 (2.11%) UAT Manager
11 6 (2.11%) UAT Test Manager
11 6 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.56%) XML
2 11 (3.86%) SOAP
3 9 (3.16%) .NET
4 8 (2.81%) Middleware
4 8 (2.81%) Web Services
5 7 (2.46%) HTML
6 4 (1.40%) REST
7 3 (1.05%) Guice
7 3 (1.05%) J2EE
7 3 (1.05%) XML Messaging
7 3 (1.05%) Spring
7 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.70%) CSS
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.70%) HTML5
8 2 (0.70%) CSS3
8 2 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.70%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.51%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.40%) Equities
4 4 (1.40%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.40%) Derivative
5 3 (1.05%) IVR
5 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.70%) iSeries
6 2 (0.70%) W3C
6 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.70%) New Media
6 2 (0.70%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.35%) DTV
7 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.12%) UNIX
2 18 (6.32%) Windows
3 5 (1.75%) Linux
4 2 (0.70%) SUSE
4 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.70%) HPUX
4 2 (0.70%) Solaris
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (31.23%) Performance Testing
2 70 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (20.70%) Test Scripting
5 51 (17.89%) Test Management
6 50 (17.54%) Migration
7 49 (17.19%) Test Strategy
8 44 (15.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 42 (14.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (13.68%) Software Testing
11 33 (11.58%) Test Planning
12 30 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (10.18%) Test Automation
14 23 (8.07%) Integration Testing
15 22 (7.72%) System Integration Testing
15 22 (7.72%) Data Migration
16 20 (7.02%) Analytics
16 20 (7.02%) Security Testing
17 19 (6.67%) SDLC
18 17 (5.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.79%) SQL
2 31 (10.88%) Java
3 8 (2.81%) VB
4 6 (2.11%) C#
5 4 (1.40%) VBScript
5 4 (1.40%) Python
5 4 (1.40%) Ruby
6 3 (1.05%) Groovy
6 3 (1.05%) VBA
6 3 (1.05%) C++
6 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.70%) Scala
7 2 (0.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (21.40%) ISEB
2 49 (17.19%) ISTQB
3 40 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 23 (8.07%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (4.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.11%) PMP
8 6 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.40%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.05%) Degree
11 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (17.54%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) FATCA
3 1 (0.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 68 (23.86%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.21%) Nessus
3 3 (1.05%) Graphite
Vendors
1 51 (17.89%) HP
2 22 (7.72%) Oracle
3 14 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.91%) VMware
4 13 (4.56%) SOASTA, Inc
5 7 (2.46%) Verint
5 7 (2.46%) Splunk
6 5 (1.75%) SAP
7 4 (1.40%) IBM
8 3 (1.05%) Genesys
8 3 (1.05%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.70%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.70%) Talend
9 2 (0.70%) Sybase
10 1 (0.35%) Siebel
10 1 (0.35%) Murex
10 1 (0.35%) Calypso
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix
10 1 (0.35%) Teradata
10 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
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