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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 122 105
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.042% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.053% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Median daily rate £376 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.41% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +11.42% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £103.25
% change year-on-year - -61.25%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1884 1938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 79.93% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1037 955
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Reading - 4 £376 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Non-Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Load Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (28.57%) Unreal Engine
3 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 4 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (21.43%) JMeter
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Stress Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) RESTful
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (21.43%) JMeter
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Siebel Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engagement Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 4 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
1 4 (28.57%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (35.71%) Load Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Stress Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Siebel