Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 84
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.60% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.74% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Birmingham median daily rate £263 £150 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -62.03% +8.22%
10th Percentile £244 £150 £383
90th Percentile £375 £448 £408
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £395
% change year-on-year +4.48% -15.19% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1269 1223 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.93% 81.42% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 789 648
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £502
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 20 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Data Reconciliation

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Data Reconciliation
1 5 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft