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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 697 795 783
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -12
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 200 136 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 128 109 71
Average salary £46,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £37,500 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £89,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £57,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-21.92% +30.28%

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
93168 97426 88156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.87% 82.77% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 76231 78605 72151
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +4.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +105 187 £47,500 -21.27% 5
London +17 56 £62,500 +8.69% 2
South West +26 41 £32,500 -13.33% 1
City of London +35 38 £62,500 +8.69%
Yorkshire +17 33 £45,000 -18.18%
Dorset - 32 - -
Bournemouth - 32 - -
West Yorkshire +25 28 £40,000 -27.27%
North West +16 21 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Manchester +22 20 £45,000 -37.93% 1
East of England -8 16 £55,000 -24.13% 1
Hertfordshire -8 13 £55,000 -26.66%
Scotland +16 12 £34,500 -28.12% 2
Glasgow +18 11 £34,500 -38.39% 2
South East +33 9 £51,000 +20.00%
Leeds -3 9 £45,000 -9.09%
Bradford - 8 £52,500 -
Watford - 7 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 6 £32,500 - 1
Edinburgh -1 5 - -
Chippenham - 5 £32,500 - 1
Southampton +10 3 - -
Hampshire +7 3 - -
Bedfordshire -9 3 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £27,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £46,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £27,500 -
Dunstable -6 2 £52,500 -22.22%
West Midlands -14 2 £44,379 -13.82%
Rickmansworth -20 2 £52,500 -38.23%

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 175 (49.72%) Finance
2 125 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (34.94%) QA
4 114 (32.39%) ISEB
5 100 (28.41%) Java
5 100 (28.41%) SQL
6 99 (28.13%) Performance Testing
7 82 (23.30%) Test Strategy
8 80 (22.73%) Oracle
9 74 (21.02%) Selenium
10 73 (20.74%) Test Scripting
11 72 (20.45%) ISTQB
11 72 (20.45%) LoadRunner
12 71 (20.17%) Test Automation
13 69 (19.60%) Banking
14 64 (18.18%) HP
15 63 (17.90%) Test Management
15 63 (17.90%) User Acceptance Testing
16 59 (16.76%) IBM
17 55 (15.63%) XML
18 51 (14.49%) Middleware
18 51 (14.49%) Line Management
19 50 (14.20%) Coaching
19 50 (14.20%) JMeter
20 46 (13.07%) Test Planning
20 46 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
21 45 (12.78%) System Integration Testing
22 44 (12.50%) Mentoring
23 43 (12.22%) WebDriver
23 43 (12.22%) Configuration Management

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (1.42%) Tuxedo
2 5 (1.42%) MQSeries
2 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.85%) IIS
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.28%) MTS
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 32 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
1 32 (9.09%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.28%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.99%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.85%) Internet
2 3 (0.85%) SSL
2 3 (0.85%) Network Security
3 2 (0.57%) DNS
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
4 1 (0.28%) VoIP
4 1 (0.28%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 32 (9.09%) OLTP
3 26 (7.39%) Oracle Database
4 24 (6.82%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.70%) NonStop SQL
5 6 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.42%) DB2
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 74 (21.02%) Selenium
2 72 (20.45%) LoadRunner
3 50 (14.20%) JMeter
4 43 (12.22%) WebDriver
5 34 (9.66%) HP UFT
6 26 (7.39%) SoapUI
7 24 (6.82%) JUnit
8 19 (5.40%) Cucumber
8 19 (5.40%) Selenium IDE
9 18 (5.11%) JIRA
10 14 (3.98%) NUnit
11 9 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.56%) Jenkins
12 8 (2.27%) ClearQuest
13 7 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.70%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
14 6 (1.70%) Subversion
15 5 (1.42%) WinRunner
15 5 (1.42%) TestDirector
General
1 175 (49.72%) Finance
2 69 (19.60%) Banking
3 33 (9.38%) Financial Institution
4 13 (3.69%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.69%) Retail
5 6 (1.70%) Legal
5 6 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (25.28%) Test Manager
2 78 (22.16%) Analyst
3 77 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 51 (14.49%) Tester
5 41 (11.65%) Architect
6 30 (8.52%) Test Leader
7 23 (6.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 20 (5.68%) Consultant
8 20 (5.68%) Test Architect
9 19 (5.40%) Test Engineer
10 18 (5.11%) Senior Test Analyst
10 18 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (4.55%) Test Consultant
11 16 (4.55%) Automation Tester
12 15 (4.26%) Performance Test Leader
12 15 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
13 12 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.41%) Technical Engineer
14 11 (3.13%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
15 9 (2.56%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.63%) XML
2 51 (14.49%) Middleware
3 22 (6.25%) .NET
4 21 (5.97%) Web Services
5 15 (4.26%) Apache Flex
6 12 (3.41%) SOAP
7 8 (2.27%) RESTful
8 7 (1.99%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.42%) XSD
9 5 (1.42%) WSDL
9 5 (1.42%) JMS
9 5 (1.42%) Spring
9 5 (1.42%) Application Packaging
10 4 (1.14%) REST
10 4 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.57%) WCF
11 2 (0.57%) WPF
11 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.57%) WinForms
12 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.98%) N-Tier
4 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.70%) Statistics
7 5 (1.42%) AS400
7 5 (1.42%) iSeries
7 5 (1.42%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.14%) Derivative
8 4 (1.14%) GIS
9 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.85%) PKI
9 3 (0.85%) CMDB
10 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.57%) CESG
10 2 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.25%) Linux
2 18 (5.11%) UNIX
2 18 (5.11%) Windows
3 10 (2.84%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.84%) Android
4 6 (1.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (28.13%) Performance Testing
3 82 (23.30%) Test Strategy
4 73 (20.74%) Test Scripting
5 71 (20.17%) Test Automation
6 63 (17.90%) Test Management
6 63 (17.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (14.49%) Line Management
8 50 (14.20%) Coaching
9 46 (13.07%) Test Planning
10 45 (12.78%) System Integration Testing
11 44 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 43 (12.22%) Configuration Management
13 39 (11.08%) SDLC
14 36 (10.23%) OO
15 34 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (9.09%) Cash Management
17 30 (8.52%) Automation Testing
18 29 (8.24%) ITIL
19 28 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 100 (28.41%) Java
1 100 (28.41%) SQL
2 24 (6.82%) Python
3 22 (6.25%) C#
4 16 (4.55%) Ruby
5 13 (3.69%) PL/SQL
5 13 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.84%) Perl
7 7 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.99%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.70%) Groovy
9 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.57%) C
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) C++
12 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (32.39%) ISEB
2 72 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 29 (8.24%) ISEB Practitioner
4 26 (7.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (6.82%) Degree
6 12 (3.41%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.85%) CISSP
10 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) CEH
10 2 (0.57%) CISA
10 2 (0.57%) CISM
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PMP
11 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.28%) MCSA
11 1 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (34.94%) QA
2 7 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.42%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 46 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.28%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 80 (22.73%) Oracle
2 64 (18.18%) HP
3 59 (16.76%) IBM
4 32 (9.09%) Green Hat
5 24 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.13%) Capita
7 7 (1.99%) SAP
7 7 (1.99%) Cognos
8 6 (1.70%) WorldPay
9 5 (1.42%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.14%) Citrix
11 3 (0.85%) SOASTA, Inc
12 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.57%) BT
13 1 (0.28%) Temenos
13 1 (0.28%) Fundtech
13 1 (0.28%) VocaLink
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