The table below looks at the statistics for Non-Functional Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing
Rank 816 867 812
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -55
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 88 53 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.044% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.054% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 73 43 40
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £33,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.42% -12.50%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91992 98335 88405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.29% 81.99% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74417 79340 72665
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Non-Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing within the UK.

Non-Functional Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 within the UK.

Non-Functional Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
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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
England +83 85 £50,000 +42.85% 12
Yorkshire +20 29 £50,000 +42.85%
London +33 25 £52,000 -16.80% 4
West Yorkshire +25 25 £50,000 +42.85%
South West +3 14 £32,250 -33.84% 4
Gloucestershire - 13 £31,500 -
Cheltenham - 13 £31,500 -
Leeds -2 12 £40,000 +14.28%
Bradford - 10 £52,500 -
City of London +42 9 £45,000 -28.00% 1
East of England +17 9 £55,000 +65.41%
Bedfordshire +15 6 £50,000 +50.37%
Dunstable - 5 £45,000 -
South East +21 4 £70,000 +64.70% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £35,000 -
York - 4 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £71,250 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £60,000 -
North West -9 2 £32,500 - 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £62,500 -
Scotland +13 1 £44,250 -15.71%
Luton +5 1 £55,000 +59.42%
Glasgow +3 1 £44,250 -15.71%
Liverpool - 1 £32,500 -
Coventry - 1 £60,000 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -
Swindon - 1 £52,500 -

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 92 (51.11%) SQL
2 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (45.00%) ISEB
4 72 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 71 (39.44%) QA
6 66 (36.67%) Finance
7 62 (34.44%) Test Scripting
8 52 (28.89%) Test Strategy
9 41 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 40 (22.22%) Unit Testing
11 39 (21.67%) NUnit
12 38 (21.11%) LoadRunner
13 35 (19.44%) ISTQB
13 35 (19.44%) Agile Testing
14 34 (18.89%) Line Management
14 34 (18.89%) Oracle
15 32 (17.78%) JUnit
15 32 (17.78%) Test Planning
16 31 (17.22%) Configuration Management
17 30 (16.67%) HP
17 30 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 29 (16.11%) Mentoring
19 28 (15.56%) XML
20 27 (15.00%) Web Services
20 27 (15.00%) MS Excel
20 27 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 27 (15.00%) Test Management
21 26 (14.44%) Degree
22 25 (13.89%) ITIL
23 24 (13.33%) Regression Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 12 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.67%) Apache
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 27 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) LAN
1 1 (0.56%) VoIP
1 1 (0.56%) WAN
1 1 (0.56%) HTTP
1 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.00%) NonStop SQL
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (21.67%) NUnit
2 38 (21.11%) LoadRunner
3 32 (17.78%) JUnit
4 24 (13.33%) Selenium
5 20 (11.11%) JIRA
6 19 (10.56%) JMeter
7 15 (8.33%) Bugzilla
7 15 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (7.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 9 (5.00%) SoapUI
10 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.11%) ClearQuest
13 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.56%) Appium
General
1 66 (36.67%) Finance
2 13 (7.22%) Games
3 12 (6.67%) Banking
4 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.33%) Retail
6 5 (2.78%) Legal
7 3 (1.67%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.11%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (38.89%) Analyst
1 70 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 28 (15.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 24 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 21 (11.67%) Tester
5 18 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 15 (8.33%) Consultant
7 14 (7.78%) Test Consultant
8 13 (7.22%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Test Team Leader
9 8 (4.44%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.89%) Architect
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Non-Functional Tester
10 7 (3.89%) Test Architect
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Systems Tester
13 4 (2.22%) Head of Testing
14 3 (1.67%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.56%) XML
2 27 (15.00%) Web Services
3 21 (11.67%) SOAP
4 15 (8.33%) .NET
5 10 (5.56%) XSD
5 10 (5.56%) WSDL
5 10 (5.56%) WCF
5 10 (5.56%) REST
5 10 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.22%) Middleware
7 3 (1.67%) HTML
8 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.56%) JSON
8 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.22%) Online Games
2 13 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.33%) Open Source
4 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (1.67%) IPTV
5 3 (1.67%) NHS
6 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.11%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.11%) New Media
6 2 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.44%) Linux
2 4 (2.22%) UNIX
2 4 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 62 (34.44%) Test Scripting
4 52 (28.89%) Test Strategy
5 41 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 40 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 35 (19.44%) Agile Testing
8 34 (18.89%) Line Management
9 32 (17.78%) Test Planning
10 31 (17.22%) Configuration Management
11 29 (16.11%) Mentoring
12 27 (15.00%) Test Management
13 25 (13.89%) ITIL
14 24 (13.33%) Regression Testing
15 23 (12.78%) Software Testing
16 19 (10.56%) Automated Testing
16 19 (10.56%) Integration Testing
16 19 (10.56%) Functional Testing
16 19 (10.56%) Coaching
17 18 (10.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (51.11%) SQL
2 15 (8.33%) Python
3 13 (7.22%) T-SQL
3 13 (7.22%) C#
4 11 (6.11%) Java
5 8 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.22%) Perl
7 4 (2.22%) Ruby
8 3 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (45.00%) ISEB
2 35 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (14.44%) Degree
5 9 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.67%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (39.44%) QA
2 7 (3.89%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.67%) cPanel
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (18.89%) Oracle
2 30 (16.67%) HP
3 18 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.11%) Capita
5 10 (5.56%) Cognos
6 5 (2.78%) VocaLink
7 4 (2.22%) Citrix
8 3 (1.67%) BT
9 2 (1.11%) SAP
10 1 (0.56%) IBM
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