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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 123 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 11 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Median daily rate £175 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.54% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £311 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £455 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.22 £9.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +365.42%
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
2355 1924 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.74% 76.17% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1186 913
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 107
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £34.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 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
Birmingham +5 4 £150 -66.66% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £200 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £313 -14.38%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 18 (72.00%) Functional Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (16.00%) QA Automation
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) System Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
8 3 (12.00%) EPoS
8 3 (12.00%) BizTalk Server

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 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) FileNet
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) 3G
2 1 (4.00%) 4G
2 1 (4.00%) GPRS
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (32.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (16.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (16.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration Lead
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Functional Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.00%) EPoS
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) BDD
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (16.00%) QA Automation
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) System Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (4.00%) Cognos
3 1 (4.00%) Talend