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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 372 403 341
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -62
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 304 248 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.56% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 150 222
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £147.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -69.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.53 £42.87 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £148.40 £153.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £82.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -45.28%

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 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 3 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 +30 258 £400 +8.84% 50
London +39 146 £425 - 13
South East -21 31 £325 +7.43% 5
Scotland -17 25 £340 -9.33%
City of London +43 23 £425 -5.55% 6
Wales +2 18 £325 -5.79% 1
East of England +13 17 £439 -4.87% 3
South West +9 17 £375 - 7
Edinburgh -14 17 £340 -12.25%
South Wales 0 16 £338 - 1
North West -14 16 £388 +4.87% 4
Yorkshire +3 12 £393 +20.76% 9
Manchester -7 10 £409 +2.18% 4
Tyne and Wear -26 10 £279 -7.08% 3
North East -28 10 £279 -7.08% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 10 £318 +5.83% 3
Hertfordshire +19 9 £475 -4.76% 1
West Midlands -7 9 £313 -19.35% 4
Newport +16 8 £325 -4.05%
Wiltshire +4 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Cardiff -11 8 £400 +23.07% 1
West Yorkshire +15 7 £325 -10.34% 6
Swindon +11 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Glasgow +7 7 £338 +35.00%
Hampshire -7 7 £400 +31.14%
Gloucestershire - 6 £400 - 2
Leeds -4 5 £325 -10.34% 4
South Yorkshire -9 5 £400 -
Surrey -11 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Southampton +14 4 £400 +33.89%

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 247 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (37.48%) Functional Testing
3 161 (27.43%) Java
4 147 (25.04%) SQL
5 128 (21.81%) Finance
6 115 (19.59%) Performance Testing
7 114 (19.42%) Selenium
8 111 (18.91%) JIRA
8 111 (18.91%) LoadRunner
9 107 (18.23%) Test Scripting
10 106 (18.06%) Scrum
11 104 (17.72%) JMeter
12 103 (17.55%) Cucumber
13 98 (16.70%) QA
14 95 (16.18%) HP
15 92 (15.67%) Unix
16 90 (15.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 90 (15.33%) Test Strategy
17 88 (14.99%) ISTQB
18 81 (13.80%) ISEB
19 80 (13.63%) Oracle
19 80 (13.63%) BDD
20 77 (13.12%) Banking
20 77 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
21 75 (12.78%) Linux
21 75 (12.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
22 72 (12.27%) TDD
23 65 (11.07%) Security Cleared
23 65 (11.07%) Windows
23 65 (11.07%) Python

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 26 (4.43%) Tomcat
2 25 (4.26%) Jetty
3 24 (4.09%) Apache
3 24 (4.09%) Node.js
4 18 (3.07%) Confluence
4 18 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.19%) JBoss
7 5 (0.85%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.51%) FileNet
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.17%) CMS
9 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.17%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.43%) MS Office
3 12 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.36%) MS Project
5 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.51%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.34%) 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%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.02%) GitHub
3 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.34%) Office 365
5 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.37%) HTTP
2 29 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.07%) SAN
4 16 (2.73%) VPN
5 11 (1.87%) FTP
6 10 (1.70%) Firewall
6 10 (1.70%) LAN
6 10 (1.70%) SNMP
6 10 (1.70%) WAN
7 9 (1.53%) NAS
8 6 (1.02%) Internet
9 5 (0.85%) 3G
9 5 (0.85%) 4G
9 5 (0.85%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.85%) SMTP
9 5 (0.85%) SSL
10 4 (0.68%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (0.68%) MVNO
10 4 (0.68%) Wireless
11 3 (0.51%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 35 (5.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 35 (5.96%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.21%) Big Data
7 9 (1.53%) MySQL
8 6 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.51%) DB2
11 3 (0.51%) GIS
12 2 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 114 (19.42%) Selenium
2 111 (18.91%) JIRA
2 111 (18.91%) LoadRunner
3 104 (17.72%) JMeter
4 103 (17.55%) Cucumber
5 60 (10.22%) Git (software)
6 57 (9.71%) Jenkins
7 52 (8.86%) WebDriver
8 51 (8.69%) Maven
9 44 (7.50%) Subversion
10 40 (6.81%) JUnit
11 36 (6.13%) Visual Studio
12 35 (5.96%) Mockito
13 31 (5.28%) HP UFT
14 26 (4.43%) SoapUI
15 25 (4.26%) Gradle
15 25 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (3.58%) Gatling
17 14 (2.39%) SpecFlow
18 13 (2.21%) Toad
General
1 128 (21.81%) Finance
2 77 (13.12%) Banking
3 44 (7.50%) Retail
4 20 (3.41%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.04%) Front Office
6 9 (1.53%) Games
6 9 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.85%) Billing
8 5 (0.85%) Electronics
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
10 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 202 (34.41%) Analyst
2 189 (32.20%) Test Analyst
3 126 (21.47%) Tester
4 80 (13.63%) Test Manager
5 59 (10.05%) Developer
6 43 (7.33%) Java Developer
7 39 (6.64%) Test Leader
8 34 (5.79%) Test Engineer
9 32 (5.45%) Performance Analyst
10 29 (4.94%) Performance Test Analyst
11 27 (4.60%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 23 (3.92%) Performance Tester
13 22 (3.75%) Non-Functional Tester
14 21 (3.58%) Senior Developer
15 20 (3.41%) Automation Tester
16 18 (3.07%) QA Analyst
17 16 (2.73%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
17 16 (2.73%) QA Test Analyst
18 14 (2.39%) Agile Developer
19 13 (2.21%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.52%) Web Services
2 44 (7.50%) .NET
3 41 (6.98%) AngularJS
4 39 (6.64%) REST
5 35 (5.96%) Spring
6 34 (5.79%) XML
7 33 (5.62%) HTML
8 26 (4.43%) Middleware
9 25 (4.26%) Guice
9 25 (4.26%) SOAP
10 21 (3.58%) JSON
11 16 (2.73%) CSS
12 15 (2.56%) Hibernate
13 13 (2.21%) HTML5
14 12 (2.04%) RESTful
15 11 (1.87%) Apache Flex
15 11 (1.87%) CSS3
15 11 (1.87%) Gherkin
16 10 (1.70%) RequireJS
17 6 (1.02%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.39%) User Experience
5 12 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (2.04%) STB
6 11 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.87%) DTV
6 11 (1.87%) Equities
6 11 (1.87%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.70%) PKI
8 9 (1.53%) Device Driver
8 9 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.53%) NHS
9 8 (1.36%) IBM XIV
10 6 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.02%) Derivative
11 5 (0.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 92 (15.67%) Unix
2 75 (12.78%) Linux
3 65 (11.07%) Windows
4 14 (2.39%) Solaris
5 10 (1.70%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.36%) Android
6 8 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.02%) AIX
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (37.48%) Functional Testing
3 115 (19.59%) Performance Testing
4 107 (18.23%) Test Scripting
5 106 (18.06%) Scrum
6 90 (15.33%) Test Strategy
6 90 (15.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 80 (13.63%) BDD
8 75 (12.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 72 (12.27%) TDD
10 63 (10.73%) Test Automation
11 56 (9.54%) SDLC
11 56 (9.54%) Test Management
12 55 (9.37%) Software Testing
13 54 (9.20%) Defect Management
13 54 (9.20%) Manual Testing
14 53 (9.03%) Automated Testing
14 53 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (8.52%) Integration Testing
16 43 (7.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 161 (27.43%) Java
2 147 (25.04%) SQL
3 65 (11.07%) Python
4 57 (9.71%) Ruby
5 48 (8.18%) JavaScript
6 34 (5.79%) C#
7 33 (5.62%) C
8 27 (4.60%) Groovy
9 22 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.07%) C++
11 17 (2.90%) Perl
12 15 (2.56%) VBScript
13 13 (2.21%) Scala
13 13 (2.21%) VBA
14 12 (2.04%) VB
15 7 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.68%) ActionScript
17 4 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 88 (14.99%) ISTQB
2 81 (13.80%) ISEB
3 65 (11.07%) Security Cleared
4 44 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 40 (6.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (2.90%) Degree
7 13 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.02%) CCNA
9 6 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.85%) CISSP
10 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.68%) CISA
11 4 (0.68%) CISM
12 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.34%) CREST Certified
13 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.17%) CPTE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (16.70%) QA
2 9 (1.53%) HL7
3 8 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.68%) WCAG
5 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.51%) SLA
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) GPG13
7 1 (0.17%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 31 (5.28%) Docker
2 12 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (1.02%) LXC
5 4 (0.68%) vSphere
6 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) HDFS
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 77 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (3.92%) Graphite
3 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.51%) nmon
5 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 95 (16.18%) HP
2 80 (13.63%) Oracle
3 53 (9.03%) Microsoft
4 49 (8.35%) SOASTA, Inc
5 37 (6.30%) VMware
6 36 (6.13%) IBM
7 15 (2.56%) SAP
8 14 (2.39%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.39%) Citrix
9 13 (2.21%) Adobe
9 13 (2.21%) Cognos
10 9 (1.53%) Veritas
11 8 (1.36%) EMC
11 8 (1.36%) NetApp
12 7 (1.19%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.19%) Dynatrace
12 7 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.02%) New Relic
14 5 (0.85%) Sun
15 3 (0.51%) CA
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 26 days ago