Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 91 96
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 +7
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.34% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £463 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +68.18% -24.45%
10th Percentile £388 £421 £245
90th Percentile £569 £494 £523
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.60%
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 1,091 1,129 1,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.97% 84.70% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 809 918
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.60%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £245
90th Percentile £538 £619 £613
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 40 32
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £13.00 £19.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -33.82% +12.24%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £38.93
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.03%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 - 11 £488 -
Widnes +4 1 £300 -29.41%
Wilmslow - 1 £425 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Non-Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 12 (70.59%) JMeter
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
4 8 (47.06%) Performance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
4 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) QA
4 8 (47.06%) Selenium
5 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
5 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 7 (41.18%) JUnit
5 7 (41.18%) CRM
5 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 7 (41.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
5 7 (41.18%) DevOps
6 6 (35.29%) System Testing
6 6 (35.29%) CSS
6 6 (35.29%) Maven
7 5 (29.41%) Taurus
8 4 (23.53%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
8 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
8 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
9 3 (17.65%) ZAP BI

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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (17.65%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) JMeter
2 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
3 7 (41.18%) JUnit
4 6 (35.29%) Maven
5 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Leader
2 6 (35.29%) Automation Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) QA Automation Tester
3 5 (29.41%) QA Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.88%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) Taurus
3 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Performance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
5 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 7 (41.18%) CRM
5 7 (41.18%) DevOps
5 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
5 7 (41.18%) Scrum
6 6 (35.29%) System Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
7 4 (23.53%) Project Management
7 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) OWASP
8 3 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
9 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) ANSI SQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Hyperion
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle