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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing
Rank 557 521 528
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 26 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.066% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.089% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 6
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£375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £480 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 27 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 30 January 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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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 -25 24 £375 -6.25% 8
London -7 12 £375 -9.63% 1
City of London +15 6 £363 -30.95%
Glasgow -3 2 £340 +3.03%
Scotland -8 2 £340 +3.03%
West Yorkshire -9 2 £370 +18.40% 5
Yorkshire -10 2 £370 +18.40% 6
Leeds -15 2 £370 +18.40% 5
South West - 2 £380 -
Dorset - 1 £380 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £380 -
Bournemouth - 1 £380 -
Cheltenham - 1 £380 -
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stirling - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 16 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 15 (26.79%) ISEB
5 14 (25.00%) Finance
5 14 (25.00%) Test Management
6 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (23.21%) LoadRunner
7 12 (21.43%) Project Management
7 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 12 (21.43%) Banking
7 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
9 10 (17.86%) Web Services
9 10 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 10 (17.86%) Test Planning
10 9 (16.07%) JMeter
11 8 (14.29%) System Testing
11 8 (14.29%) Java
12 6 (10.71%) SOAP
12 6 (10.71%) HP
12 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.71%) Scrum
12 6 (10.71%) Selenium
12 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) LoadRunner
2 9 (16.07%) JMeter
3 6 (10.71%) Selenium
4 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.36%) JIRA
5 3 (5.36%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.57%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.57%) NUnit
6 2 (3.57%) WebLOAD
6 2 (3.57%) Maven
6 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.79%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Test Manager
2 13 (23.21%) Tester
3 11 (19.64%) Test Leader
4 9 (16.07%) Test Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Test Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Integration Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Performance Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Test Consultant
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Automation Tester
9 1 (1.79%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) WCF
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) REST
3 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.57%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) .NET
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (1.79%) JSF
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (3.57%) Open Source
2 2 (3.57%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
1 3 (5.36%) UNIX
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 14 (25.00%) Test Management
4 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.43%) Project Management
5 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.86%) Functional Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Test Planning
8 8 (14.29%) System Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.71%) Scrum
9 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) ISEB
2 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) SOASTA, Inc
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