Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 202 201
Rank change year-on-year -27 -1 +50
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 21 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 19
City of London median daily rate £431 £538 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.77% +26.47% -12.82%
10th Percentile £347 £314 £353
90th Percentile £563 £613 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £538 £438
% change year-on-year -20.93% +22.86% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £65.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 6,053 5,453 5,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.27% 87.61% 87.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,814 4,218 4,657
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £305
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.95% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 45 54
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.86 £29.77 £49.98
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.24% -15.00% -9.60%

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 22 June 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 13 (61.90%) Functional Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
4 9 (42.86%) Selenium
4 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (38.10%) HP ALM
5 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
5 8 (38.10%) JMeter
5 8 (38.10%) HP
6 7 (33.33%) SMS
6 7 (33.33%) Scrum
6 7 (33.33%) Logistics
6 7 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (28.57%) JIRA
7 6 (28.57%) Java
7 6 (28.57%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) TDD
8 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
9 4 (19.05%) Confluence
9 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 4 (19.05%) Kanban
9 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (19.05%) SOAP
9 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
9 4 (19.05%) SQL

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
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) JMeter
3 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
4 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.52%) Maven
7 1 (4.76%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.76%) JBehave
7 1 (4.76%) jMock
7 1 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (4.76%) NeoLoad
7 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Chief Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
3 4 (19.05%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) JSON
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) FIXML
5 1 (4.76%) FpML
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Functional Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (33.33%) Logistics
4 7 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP ALM
2 4 (19.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (4.76%) Grafana
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.76%) Kibana
3 1 (4.76%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Murex
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) Workday