Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 124 214
Rank change year-on-year -17 +90 +19
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 15 20 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.69% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.80% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 16
10th Percentile £413 £346 £363
25th Percentile £413 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £440 £427
Median % change year-on-year +19.45% +2.93% -2.40%
75th Percentile £588 £578 £454
90th Percentile £645 £588 £545
Central London median daily rate £525 £425 £454
% change year-on-year +23.53% -6.39% +6.82%

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 2,678 2,514 5,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.75% 87.14% 89.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,954 1,874 4,473
10th Percentile £350 £331 £350
25th Percentile £442 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.34% -1.90% +2.94%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £714 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 59
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.28 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.57% +19.83% +4.28%
75th Percentile £29.50 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £52.65 £45.21
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +2.56%

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

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the City of London.

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

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

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 10 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Spring
3 7 (46.67%) SaaS
3 7 (46.67%) Microservices
3 7 (46.67%) Spring Boot
4 6 (40.00%) Docker
4 6 (40.00%) Kubernetes
5 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Kafka
6 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) JUnit
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum

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 1 (6.67%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Azure
2 1 (6.67%) GCP
2 1 (6.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) jMock
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Mockito
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Appium
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) Postman
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) AWS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Spring
1 7 (46.67%) Spring Boot
2 3 (20.00%) Kafka
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.67%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (13.33%) API Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) SDET
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Java 8
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Accessibility
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft