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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 133 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 14 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Median daily rate £363 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £200 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £385 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £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
2638 1971 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.50% 78.15% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1147 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -5 9 £350 +16.66%
Warwickshire -1 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 20 (74.07%) Functional Testing
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 16 (59.26%) MS Office
3 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
3 14 (51.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (37.04%) QA
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
4 10 (37.04%) System Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
5 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Selenium
5 9 (33.33%) ISEB
5 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 8 (29.63%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
6 8 (29.63%) CSS
6 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
6 8 (29.63%) Mobile App
6 8 (29.63%) QA Automation
6 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
6 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
6 8 (29.63%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (25.93%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Stress Testing

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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (59.26%) MS Office
2 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (51.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
2 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
3 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Automation Tester
2 8 (29.63%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (29.63%) QA Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Agile Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
1 8 (29.63%) CSS
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Functional Testing
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) System Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
4 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 8 (29.63%) BDD
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (29.63%) QA Automation
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Stress Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
9 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle