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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 9 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.54% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.66% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
Median daily rate £313 £295 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -37.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £135 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £439 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £70.00

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
1918 2120 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 81.85% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1204 935
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 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 -13 3 £325 +8.33%
Birmingham -7 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) ISEB
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (26.32%) JIRA
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) System Testing
6 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Selenium
8 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (15.79%) ERP
8 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.79%) .NET

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 (15.79%) CMS
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) 3G
1 1 (5.26%) 4G
1 1 (5.26%) GPRS
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
1 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Agile Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) iOS SDK
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) EPoS
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
6 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) System Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) ERP
8 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) CODA
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle