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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 421 338 366
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +28
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 206 342 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 233 188
Median daily rate £400 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -98 176 £410 +2.50% 33
London -32 87 £475 +5.55% 12
South East +18 33 £391 +22.26% 4
Scotland +3 23 £388 +28.95%
East of England +7 15 £300 +2.56% 1
Edinburgh +18 12 £400 -
Surrey +26 11 £395 -7.05%
Yorkshire -17 10 £300 -25.00% 6
Hertfordshire - 10 £304 -
West Yorkshire +6 9 £300 -14.28% 5
City of London -12 9 £500 +19.40% 5
West Midlands -15 9 £290 -31.76%
Oxfordshire - 9 £400 - 1
Leeds +2 8 £288 -20.68% 5
East Midlands 0 7 £350 +6.06% 1
South West -10 7 £350 +1.44% 3
Glasgow -4 6 £280 +16.66%
North West -17 6 £438 +37.79% 6
West Sussex - 6 £250 - 1
Crawley - 6 £250 - 1
Oxford - 5 £400 - 1
West Lothian - 5 £415 -
Woking -6 4 £423 -6.11%
Manchester -7 4 £450 +38.46% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £268 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £286 -
Ipswich - 4 £286 -
Belfast - 4 £268 - 2
County Antrim - 4 £268 - 2
Berkshire -1 3 £398 +33.61%

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 239 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (42.00%) Functional Testing
3 139 (32.25%) Java
4 119 (27.61%) Selenium
5 113 (26.22%) JIRA
6 106 (24.59%) SQL
7 105 (24.36%) QA
8 103 (23.90%) Finance
9 96 (22.27%) Test Scripting
10 93 (21.58%) Test Automation
11 82 (19.03%) BDD
12 77 (17.87%) Scrum
13 76 (17.63%) Performance Testing
13 76 (17.63%) Test Strategy
14 73 (16.94%) Regression Testing
15 72 (16.71%) ISEB
16 64 (14.85%) TDD
17 62 (14.39%) ISTQB
18 61 (14.15%) JMeter
19 59 (13.69%) User Acceptance Testing
20 58 (13.46%) WebDriver
21 56 (12.99%) Automated Testing
22 55 (12.76%) HP Quality Center
22 55 (12.76%) Banking
23 53 (12.30%) Jenkins
24 52 (12.06%) Automation Testing
24 52 (12.06%) Git (software)
24 52 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
25 51 (11.83%) Software Testing
25 51 (11.83%) Cucumber

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 24 (5.57%) Confluence
1 24 (5.57%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.48%) CMS
3 11 (2.55%) Apache
4 10 (2.32%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.09%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (1.62%) JBoss
7 6 (1.39%) SAS
7 6 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.16%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.16%) Drupal
9 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.23%) GemFire
11 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.57%) MS Office
3 17 (3.94%) MS Project
4 15 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.93%) Mingle
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.23%) RMDS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.09%) PaaS
4 8 (1.86%) Office 365
5 7 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.62%) IaaS
6 6 (1.39%) GitHub
7 5 (1.16%) Basecamp
7 5 (1.16%) G Suite
8 2 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.46%) SaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Trello
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.64%) HTTP
2 10 (2.32%) Internet
3 7 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.39%) FTP
5 5 (1.16%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.70%) 3G
6 3 (0.70%) 4G
7 2 (0.46%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.46%) MVNO
8 1 (0.23%) AMQP
8 1 (0.23%) DNS
8 1 (0.23%) Firewall
8 1 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.23%) SCCP
8 1 (0.23%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.23%) SS7
8 1 (0.23%) SSH
8 1 (0.23%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.62%) Big Data
4 7 (1.62%) MySQL
5 6 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.93%) GIS
8 3 (0.70%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.46%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (0.46%) Impala
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.46%) QlikView
9 2 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.46%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 119 (27.61%) Selenium
2 113 (26.22%) JIRA
3 61 (14.15%) JMeter
4 58 (13.46%) WebDriver
5 53 (12.30%) Jenkins
6 52 (12.06%) Git (software)
7 51 (11.83%) Cucumber
8 46 (10.67%) SoapUI
9 45 (10.44%) LoadRunner
10 38 (8.82%) JUnit
11 37 (8.58%) Maven
12 20 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (4.18%) HP UFT
14 17 (3.94%) NUnit
15 16 (3.71%) FitNesse
15 16 (3.71%) JBehave
15 16 (3.71%) Visual Studio
16 13 (3.02%) TeamCity
17 12 (2.78%) Robot Framework
17 12 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 103 (23.90%) Finance
2 55 (12.76%) Banking
3 26 (6.03%) Retail
4 16 (3.71%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.09%) Front Office
6 8 (1.86%) Games
7 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.93%) Publishing
9 4 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.70%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) Legal
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 132 (30.63%) Analyst
2 112 (25.99%) Test Analyst
3 91 (21.11%) Tester
4 47 (10.90%) Test Leader
5 46 (10.67%) Test Manager
6 38 (8.82%) Test Engineer
7 34 (7.89%) Developer
8 30 (6.96%) Automation Tester
9 23 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
11 18 (4.18%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.94%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (3.94%) QA Tester
13 16 (3.71%) Test Automation Engineer
14 15 (3.48%) Consultant
14 15 (3.48%) Performance Tester
15 14 (3.25%) Senior Tester
16 13 (3.02%) Agile Tester
16 13 (3.02%) Financial Analyst
16 13 (3.02%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.05%) XML
2 38 (8.82%) RESTful
3 37 (8.58%) Web Services
4 32 (7.42%) .NET
5 28 (6.50%) HTML
5 28 (6.50%) SOAP
6 27 (6.26%) Spring
7 25 (5.80%) REST
8 22 (5.10%) Gherkin
9 16 (3.71%) JSON
10 13 (3.02%) CSS
11 12 (2.78%) Node.js
12 11 (2.55%) J2EE
12 11 (2.55%) SAML
13 10 (2.32%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.32%) HTML5
13 10 (2.32%) Kafka
13 10 (2.32%) OAuth
14 9 (2.09%) Middleware
15 6 (1.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.32%) User Experience
3 9 (2.09%) Equities
4 8 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.39%) Fintech
5 6 (1.39%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.93%) FMCG
7 4 (0.93%) iPad
8 3 (0.70%) CCTV
8 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.70%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.70%) Digital TV
8 3 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.70%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.70%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.70%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.67%) Unix
2 43 (9.98%) Linux
3 38 (8.82%) Windows
4 18 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.78%) Android
6 11 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (42.00%) Functional Testing
3 96 (22.27%) Test Scripting
4 93 (21.58%) Test Automation
5 82 (19.03%) BDD
6 77 (17.87%) Scrum
7 76 (17.63%) Performance Testing
7 76 (17.63%) Test Strategy
8 73 (16.94%) Regression Testing
9 64 (14.85%) TDD
10 59 (13.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 56 (12.99%) Automated Testing
12 52 (12.06%) Automation Testing
12 52 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (11.83%) Software Testing
14 50 (11.60%) Manual Testing
15 43 (9.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 43 (9.98%) Defect Management
16 42 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 41 (9.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 139 (32.25%) Java
2 106 (24.59%) SQL
3 39 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 32 (7.42%) C#
5 26 (6.03%) Python
6 13 (3.02%) Scala
7 12 (2.78%) C++
7 12 (2.78%) Clojure
8 11 (2.55%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.32%) C
10 9 (2.09%) PHP
10 9 (2.09%) Ruby
11 8 (1.86%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.62%) Groovy
13 5 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.70%) Haskell
14 3 (0.70%) Rust
14 3 (0.70%) XPath
14 3 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 72 (16.71%) ISEB
2 62 (14.39%) ISTQB
3 31 (7.19%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (4.87%) Degree
6 16 (3.71%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.93%) CEH
8 4 (0.93%) CEPT
8 4 (0.93%) CISSP
8 4 (0.93%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.70%) CPTE
9 3 (0.70%) GPEN
9 3 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (24.36%) QA
2 12 (2.78%) SDET
3 8 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) HL7
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (3.94%) Docker
2 5 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.70%) XenApp
4 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.46%) HDFS
6 1 (0.23%) Gluster
6 1 (0.23%) Postfix
6 1 (0.23%) Squid
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (12.76%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.55%) Puppet
3 10 (2.32%) Ansible
4 9 (2.09%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (1.86%) OpenView
6 6 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.93%) SCCM
8 3 (0.70%) SCOM
9 2 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.46%) Terraform
9 2 (0.46%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.23%) Control-M
10 1 (0.23%) Kibana
10 1 (0.23%) logstash
10 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.23%) Rancher
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (10.67%) HP
2 37 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.96%) Oracle
4 26 (6.03%) Atlassian
5 17 (3.94%) IBM
5 17 (3.94%) VMware
6 9 (2.09%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.86%) Google
8 7 (1.62%) Citrix
8 7 (1.62%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.93%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.93%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.93%) Huawei
10 3 (0.70%) Adobe
10 3 (0.70%) Cognos
10 3 (0.70%) hybris
10 3 (0.70%) SAP
10 3 (0.70%) Siebel
10 3 (0.70%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (0.70%) Teradata
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