Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 166 169
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 19 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.47% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 9
Berkshire median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £373 £299
90th Percentile £443 £481 £473
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £328
% change year-on-year +0.63% +21.37% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £43.00 -

Non-Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3408 3480 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.21% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1875 2179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.50 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Berkshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 11 £369 -
Slough - 3 £400 -
Bracknell +3 1 - - 1
Non-Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
6 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) RESTful
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Puppet
6 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (15.79%) Ansible
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (10.53%) API Design

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) JMeter
2 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Performance Tester
1 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Tester
2 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) UI Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (5.26%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
5 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
6 2 (10.53%) API Design
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Ansible
1 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP