The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 25 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.17% 1.10% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 1.33% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 4
Median daily rate - £150 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +14.70% -  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 677 587
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.07% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 475 393
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Applications Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Data Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft