Period
to 16 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 86 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 +17
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.36% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £463 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.43% +34.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £402 £421 £246
90th Percentile £421 £494 £427
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +5.26%
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 1,016 1,125 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.88% 85.68% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 795 769
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.30 £19.25 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.94% -7.51% +17.12%
10th Percentile £17.43 £11.13 £13.93
90th Percentile £45.25 £39.63 £44.11
North West median hourly rate £24.75 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.77% -1.76% -17.08%

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 February 2019. 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 - 5 £405 -
Macclesfield - 2 £425 -
Non-Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 8 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
2 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
3 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) System Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) QA Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (37.50%) ZAP BI
5 3 (37.50%) BrowserStack
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) OWASP
5 3 (37.50%) Web Accessibility

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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (75.00%) JMeter
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 4 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 4 (50.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) System Testing
4 4 (50.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (37.50%) OWASP
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Hyperion
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle