Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 220 210
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 +28
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 21 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.28% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 21
City of London median daily rate £438 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +19.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £392 £256 £350
90th Percentile £549 £601 £615
Central London median daily rate £425 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -19.05% +16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,978 5,965 5,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.34% 88.98% 87.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,773 4,664 4,738
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £328 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 54 48
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.28 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -4.10% -2.50%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the City of London

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the City of London

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the City of London

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 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
London Bridge - 1 £425 -
Non-Functional Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Functional Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Selenium
3 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (38.10%) JMeter
6 7 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 7 (33.33%) JIRA
6 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 6 (28.57%) Scrum
7 6 (28.57%) HP
7 6 (28.57%) Java
7 6 (28.57%) HP ALM
8 5 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (23.81%) SMS
8 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
8 5 (23.81%) TDD
8 5 (23.81%) Logistics
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 5 (23.81%) Kanban
8 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
8 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) BDD
9 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
9 4 (19.05%) QA
9 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Confluence

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (19.05%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.76%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 8 (38.10%) JMeter
4 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 7 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (9.52%) Gatling
7 2 (9.52%) NeoLoad
7 2 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.76%) JBehave
8 1 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (4.76%) MSTest
8 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.76%) Spock
8 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 3 (14.29%) RESTful
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 2 (9.52%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Fintech
2 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Functional Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (23.81%) Kanban
6 5 (23.81%) Logistics
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Open Source
8 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) Groovy
4 2 (9.52%) Kotlin
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP ALM
2 4 (19.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (9.52%) Prometheus
4 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) AppDynamics
2 2 (9.52%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Workday