The table below looks at the statistics for Non-Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 216 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 39 50 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.85% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.98% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 39 30
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,300 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -5.00%
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4987 5100 4540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.58% 86.62% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4144 4299 3844
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Non-Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the South West region.

Non-Functional Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Non-Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 23 £36,500 -17.04% 1
Gloucestershire -3 9 £43,750 +48.30% 2
Dorset +3 6 £34,000 -24.44%
Somerset -9 1 £37,500 +20.96% 1
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Non-Functional Testing.

1 59 (67.82%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (56.32%) Functional Testing
3 47 (54.02%) Selenium
4 42 (48.28%) Java
5 39 (44.83%) QA
5 39 (44.83%) Test Automation
6 35 (40.23%) SQL
7 33 (37.93%) ISEB
8 31 (35.63%) Oracle
8 31 (35.63%) Unix
8 31 (35.63%) Windows
8 31 (35.63%) Scrum
9 28 (32.18%) Cucumber
10 25 (28.74%) SQL Server
10 25 (28.74%) JBehave
11 22 (25.29%) Finance
11 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
11 22 (25.29%) QA Automation
12 21 (24.14%) Software Testing
13 20 (22.99%) JUnit
14 19 (21.84%) OO
15 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
16 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
17 16 (18.39%) Web Services
17 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio
17 16 (18.39%) LoadRunner
18 15 (17.24%) SOAP
18 15 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (16.09%) JavaScript

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Non-Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.45%) IIS
1 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.15%) Apache
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Internet
2 3 (3.45%) DNS
2 3 (3.45%) LAN
2 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) 2G
4 1 (1.15%) 3G
4 1 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.15%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) Big Data
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
4 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (54.02%) Selenium
2 28 (32.18%) Cucumber
3 25 (28.74%) JBehave
4 20 (22.99%) JUnit
5 16 (18.39%) LoadRunner
5 16 (18.39%) Visual Studio
6 15 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (14.94%) JMeter
8 12 (13.79%) SoapUI
9 10 (11.49%) JIRA
10 8 (9.20%) Jenkins
11 6 (6.90%) HP UFT
11 6 (6.90%) NeoLoad
12 5 (5.75%) YourKit
13 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
13 2 (2.30%) RSpec
13 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
13 2 (2.30%) TestComplete
13 2 (2.30%) TestNG
14 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (25.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Banking
2 5 (5.75%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Tester
2 27 (31.03%) Analyst
2 27 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 24 (27.59%) Test Engineer
4 20 (22.99%) Automation Engineer
4 20 (22.99%) Software Tester
4 20 (22.99%) Test Automation Engineer
5 18 (20.69%) Java Engineer
6 11 (12.64%) Automated Tester
7 9 (10.34%) Lead Tester
8 8 (9.20%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (9.20%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (9.20%) Test Manager
9 7 (8.05%) SOA Tester
10 5 (5.75%) Non-Functional Tester
10 5 (5.75%) QA Leader
10 5 (5.75%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.75%) Software Manager
10 5 (5.75%) Software Test Manager
10 5 (5.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.39%) Web Services
2 15 (17.24%) SOAP
3 12 (13.79%) .NET
4 11 (12.64%) REST
4 11 (12.64%) XML
5 9 (10.34%) HTML
6 6 (6.90%) Middleware
7 5 (5.75%) JMS
7 5 (5.75%) XML Messaging
8 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.45%) WCF
9 3 (3.45%) WinForms
9 3 (3.45%) WPF
10 2 (2.30%) JDBC
11 1 (1.15%) Flash
11 1 (1.15%) HTML5
11 1 (1.15%) LAMP
11 1 (1.15%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.90%) Internet of Things
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.75%) SWIFT
5 4 (4.60%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.45%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.15%) Clustering
8 1 (1.15%) Equities
8 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Unix
1 31 (35.63%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.82%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (56.32%) Functional Testing
3 39 (44.83%) Test Automation
4 31 (35.63%) Scrum
5 22 (25.29%) QA Automation
6 21 (24.14%) Software Testing
7 19 (21.84%) OO
8 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
9 14 (16.09%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (14.94%) Security Testing
11 12 (13.79%) TDD
12 11 (12.64%) SOA
12 11 (12.64%) User Stories
13 10 (11.49%) Automated Testing
13 10 (11.49%) Performance Testing
13 10 (11.49%) Test Planning
14 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
14 9 (10.34%) Test Management
15 8 (9.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.28%) Java
2 35 (40.23%) SQL
3 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.94%) C++
4 13 (14.94%) Python
5 7 (8.05%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.05%) C#
6 6 (6.90%) Ruby
7 5 (5.75%) Perl
8 4 (4.60%) Groovy
8 4 (4.60%) Tcl
9 3 (3.45%) C
10 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (37.93%) ISEB
2 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) Degree
4 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
5 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.45%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (44.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.75%) CA LISA
2 5 (5.75%) nmon
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) Oracle
2 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.05%) HP
4 5 (5.75%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.30%) SAP
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