Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 19 September 2018 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 86 112
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 -5
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 14 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.07% 0.080% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.097% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +81.82% -24.45%
North West median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,146 1,031 1,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.28% 82.48% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 720 1,062
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £544 £526 £594
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.23% +39.53% -27.65%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Cheshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Cheshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Cheshire

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Crewe - 9 £500 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Widnes - 1 £300 -
Wilmslow - 1 £425 -
Non-Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) JMeter
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 6 (42.86%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) Taurus
6 4 (28.57%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (28.57%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (28.57%) JUnit
6 4 (28.57%) CRM
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Maven
7 3 (21.43%) System Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
7 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
8 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (14.29%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JMeter
2 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) JUnit
4 3 (21.43%) Maven
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Test Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Taurus
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) CRM
6 4 (28.57%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
7 3 (21.43%) System Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) OWASP
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Hyperion
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle