The table below looks at the statistics for Non-Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 9 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.49% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.61% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Median daily rate £290 £290 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £435 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1863 1960 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.04% 80.76% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 1071 923
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £11.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the West Midlands region.

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the West Midlands region.

Non-Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry -15 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £275 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 11 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
5 8 (36.36%) ISEB
5 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
6 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
7 6 (27.27%) System Testing
7 6 (27.27%) JIRA
7 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) MS Office
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Stress Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
10 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.64%) ERP

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) 3G
2 1 (4.55%) 4G
2 1 (4.55%) GPRS
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Agile Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) iOS SDK
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 11 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
7 6 (27.27%) System Testing
7 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Stress Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
10 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 3 (13.64%) ERP
10 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) CODA
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle