Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 - 115
Rank change year-on-year - +115 -8
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.44% - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Cheshire median daily rate £450 - £350
10th Percentile £395 - £275
90th Percentile £505 - £534
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £358
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.90% -10.63%
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 1,173 1,031 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.81% 84.30% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 726 1,092
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £51.00 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -34.03% +30.91% -

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
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 16 July 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 - 2 £475 -
Wilmslow - 1 £425 -
Non-Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) RSpec
3 1 (16.67%) GitHub
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) ANSI SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (16.67%) Protractor
3 1 (16.67%) Conflict Management
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium

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 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) RSpec
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) HPUX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO