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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 424 309 392
Rank change year-on-year
-115 +83
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 235 420 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.72% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.90% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 280 159
Median daily rate £406 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
44771 46893 44277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 80.29% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29557 30468 27430
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1273 1193
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +33.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -109 215 £406 +7.90% 49
London -81 112 £450 - 10
North West -13 22 £375 -3.59% 6
Yorkshire +5 17 £393 +12.14% 9
East of England +24 16 £475 +46.15% 5
West Midlands -20 16 £335 +3.07% 3
Scotland -14 15 £396 +13.14%
Edinburgh -4 13 £396 +2.19%
Croydon - 13 £380 -
Manchester -16 11 £375 -0.79% 6
North East -18 11 £335 +27.61% 1
South East -40 11 £425 +30.76% 6
City of London +6 10 £505 +9.18% 7
Tyne and Wear -19 10 £350 +33.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 10 £350 +33.33% 1
Hertfordshire +14 9 £588 +80.76% 2
West Yorkshire +8 9 £396 +13.14% 7
Lancashire +15 7 £413 -1.78%
Birmingham -7 7 £150 -62.02%
Leeds 0 6 £396 +17.33% 6
Skelmersdale 0 6 £375 -
Suffolk - 6 £338 -
South West -17 5 £325 +4.83% 8
Wales - 5 £400 - 2
Ipswich - 5 £325 -
East Midlands 0 4 £313 -19.87% 1
South Yorkshire -1 4 £393 -
Sheffield -4 4 £393 -
Coventry -15 4 £340 +13.33% 1
South Wales - 4 £400 - 2

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 214 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (34.68%) Functional Testing
3 138 (26.59%) Java
4 137 (26.40%) SQL
5 131 (25.24%) Finance
6 122 (23.51%) Selenium
7 116 (22.35%) Performance Testing
8 114 (21.97%) QA
9 106 (20.42%) Test Scripting
10 105 (20.23%) JIRA
11 104 (20.04%) ISEB
12 93 (17.92%) HP Quality Center
13 91 (17.53%) HP
14 89 (17.15%) JMeter
14 89 (17.15%) Test Automation
14 89 (17.15%) Banking
15 87 (16.76%) LoadRunner
16 86 (16.57%) Scrum
16 86 (16.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 80 (15.41%) ISTQB
18 79 (15.22%) Test Strategy
19 77 (14.84%) Unix
20 65 (12.52%) Cucumber
21 64 (12.33%) WebDriver
22 63 (12.14%) BDD
23 62 (11.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
23 62 (11.95%) Linux
24 61 (11.75%) Oracle
24 61 (11.75%) Security Cleared
24 61 (11.75%) 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 16 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.73%) Confluence
4 9 (1.73%) JBoss
4 9 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (1.54%) Apache
6 7 (1.35%) CMS
7 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.96%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.96%) Jetty
7 5 (0.96%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.96%) SAS
8 3 (0.58%) Mule
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.39%) FileNet
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.39%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (7.90%) MS Office
2 34 (6.55%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.12%) MS Project
5 9 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.96%) Mingle
7 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.96%) Basecamp
4 5 (0.96%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.58%) GitHub
5 3 (0.58%) Office 365
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.39%) IaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.39%) PaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Trello
7 1 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.17%) HTTP
2 13 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.31%) VPN
4 9 (1.73%) FTP
4 9 (1.73%) SAN
5 8 (1.54%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.35%) Firewall
6 7 (1.35%) Internet
7 6 (1.16%) NAS
8 4 (0.77%) SSH
9 3 (0.58%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.58%) LAN
9 3 (0.58%) SSL
9 3 (0.58%) WAN
10 1 (0.19%) 3G
10 1 (0.19%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.19%) DNS
10 1 (0.19%) SMTP
10 1 (0.19%) SS7
10 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.24%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.89%) MySQL
4 15 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.16%) DB2
8 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.77%) Big Data
9 4 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos Query Studio
11 2 (0.39%) Impala
11 2 (0.39%) QlikView
11 2 (0.39%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 122 (23.51%) Selenium
2 105 (20.23%) JIRA
3 89 (17.15%) JMeter
4 87 (16.76%) LoadRunner
5 65 (12.52%) Cucumber
6 64 (12.33%) WebDriver
7 46 (8.86%) Git (software)
8 40 (7.71%) Jenkins
9 33 (6.36%) Maven
10 31 (5.97%) JUnit
10 31 (5.97%) Visual Studio
11 26 (5.01%) SoapUI
12 24 (4.62%) Subversion
13 18 (3.47%) Gatling
14 17 (3.28%) HP UFT
15 16 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (2.50%) SpecFlow
17 12 (2.31%) Zephyr
18 10 (1.93%) SonarQube
19 9 (1.73%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 131 (25.24%) Finance
2 89 (17.15%) Banking
3 32 (6.17%) Retail
4 17 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.12%) Front Office
7 8 (1.54%) Games
7 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.77%) Electronics
8 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Billing
9 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 156 (30.06%) Analyst
2 143 (27.55%) Test Analyst
3 127 (24.47%) Tester
4 69 (13.29%) Test Manager
5 45 (8.67%) Test Leader
6 40 (7.71%) Automation Tester
7 30 (5.78%) Developer
8 25 (4.82%) Test Engineer
9 19 (3.66%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 19 (3.66%) Performance Analyst
9 19 (3.66%) Performance Test Analyst
10 18 (3.47%) Non-Functional Tester
10 18 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (3.47%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (3.28%) Performance Tester
11 17 (3.28%) QA Tester
12 16 (3.08%) Agile Tester
13 15 (2.89%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.70%) Consultant
15 13 (2.50%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.44%) XML
2 42 (8.09%) .NET
3 41 (7.90%) Web Services
4 38 (7.32%) HTML
5 27 (5.20%) SOAP
6 22 (4.24%) JSON
7 21 (4.05%) REST
7 21 (4.05%) RESTful
8 20 (3.85%) Spring
9 17 (3.28%) CSS
10 12 (2.31%) Middleware
11 11 (2.12%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.12%) HTML5
12 9 (1.73%) OAuth
12 9 (1.73%) SAML
13 8 (1.54%) CSS3
14 6 (1.16%) Apache Flex
14 6 (1.16%) Gherkin
14 6 (1.16%) J2EE
15 5 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.50%) Equities
2 13 (2.50%) User Experience
3 11 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (2.12%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.73%) Fixed Income
5 8 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.16%) Derivative
6 6 (1.16%) IBM XIV
7 5 (0.96%) Fintech
7 5 (0.96%) iPad
7 5 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.96%) SCADA
8 4 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.77%) FMCG
8 4 (0.77%) Replication
9 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.84%) Unix
2 62 (11.95%) Linux
3 51 (9.83%) Windows
4 12 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.73%) Android
6 8 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.77%) zOS
8 3 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (34.68%) Functional Testing
3 116 (22.35%) Performance Testing
4 106 (20.42%) Test Scripting
5 89 (17.15%) Test Automation
6 86 (16.57%) Scrum
6 86 (16.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 79 (15.22%) Test Strategy
8 63 (12.14%) BDD
9 62 (11.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 61 (11.75%) Defect Management
11 60 (11.56%) Regression Testing
12 55 (10.60%) SDLC
13 54 (10.40%) Automated Testing
14 52 (10.02%) Security Testing
15 51 (9.83%) Automation Testing
15 51 (9.83%) Test Planning
16 47 (9.06%) TDD
17 46 (8.86%) Manual Testing
18 45 (8.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (26.59%) Java
2 137 (26.40%) SQL
3 47 (9.06%) JavaScript
4 26 (5.01%) Python
5 17 (3.28%) C#
6 16 (3.08%) C
7 10 (1.93%) VB
8 9 (1.73%) Ruby
9 8 (1.54%) C++
10 7 (1.35%) Groovy
10 7 (1.35%) Perl
10 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.16%) Scala
12 5 (0.96%) Clojure
12 5 (0.96%) PHP
12 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.39%) COBOL
14 2 (0.39%) VBA
14 2 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (20.04%) ISEB
2 80 (15.41%) ISTQB
3 61 (11.75%) Security Cleared
4 42 (8.09%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.28%) Degree
7 15 (2.89%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.54%) CISSP
10 5 (0.96%) CREST Certified
10 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.77%) CEH
11 4 (0.77%) CEPT
11 4 (0.77%) CISA
11 4 (0.77%) CISM
11 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.77%) PMP
12 3 (0.58%) CCNA
12 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (21.97%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) SLA
3 4 (0.77%) SDET
4 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.58%) HL7
4 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (1.73%) Docker
2 6 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.39%) HDFS
5 2 (0.39%) NFS
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.19%) LXC
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Postfix
6 1 (0.19%) Squid
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (17.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (0.58%) Puppet
4 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.39%) Control-M
4 2 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Graphite
5 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.19%) Kibana
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
5 1 (0.19%) Rancher
5 1 (0.19%) Terraform
5 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (17.53%) HP
2 61 (11.75%) Oracle
3 43 (8.29%) Microsoft
4 37 (7.13%) VMware
5 31 (5.97%) IBM
6 19 (3.66%) SOASTA, Inc
7 18 (3.47%) Citrix
7 18 (3.47%) SAP
8 17 (3.28%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.73%) Adobe
9 9 (1.73%) Cognos
10 8 (1.54%) Veritas
11 6 (1.16%) EMC
11 6 (1.16%) Google
11 6 (1.16%) NetApp
11 6 (1.16%) Siebel
12 4 (0.77%) Guidewire
13 3 (0.58%) hybris
13 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.58%) ServiceNow
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London
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Greater Manchester
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