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 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 121 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 12 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.51% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.64% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £315 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% -10.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50
Non-Functional Testing
England

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
2267 2036 1767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.89% 79.44% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1135 1016
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 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
Coventry -10 5 £380 -10.58%
Staffordshire - 3 £275 - 1
Birmingham -8 2 £320 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 18 (64.29%) Functional Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 12 (42.86%) MS Office
5 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
5 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
6 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
6 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
6 10 (35.71%) ISEB
6 10 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) System Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (25.00%) Stress Testing
9 7 (25.00%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) JIRA
10 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
10 6 (21.43%) QA
10 6 (21.43%) Selenium
10 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (17.86%) Web Services
12 4 (14.29%) CSS
12 4 (14.29%) HTML

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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) 3G
2 1 (3.57%) 4G
2 1 (3.57%) GPRS
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 6 (21.43%) Selenium
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 4 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 4 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Regression Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Agile Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Functional Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
5 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
6 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
7 9 (32.14%) System Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Stress Testing
10 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (14.29%) BDD
11 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 4 (14.29%) QA Automation
11 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos