Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 231 207
Rank change year-on-year +1 -24 -6
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 19 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 22
City of London median daily rate £454 £475 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.42% +3.54% +9.23%
10th Percentile £363 £403 £263
90th Percentile £550 £620 £624
Central London median daily rate £454 £438 £459
% change year-on-year +3.77% -4.63% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 5,970 6,333 5,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.83% 89.06% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,609 5,030 4,188
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +3.54% +4.21%
10th Percentile £325 £334 £313
90th Percentile £675 £694 £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 82 52
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +9.21% -12.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.11 £41.65 £47.48
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +13.16% -12.10%

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 25 March 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (52.63%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) HP
5 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
5 9 (47.37%) SDLC
6 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
6 8 (42.11%) JIRA
6 8 (42.11%) LoadRunner
6 8 (42.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (36.84%) QA
7 7 (36.84%) Selenium
7 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (31.58%) SpecFlow
8 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
8 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (31.58%) Banking
9 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
9 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
9 5 (26.32%) IBM
9 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
9 5 (26.32%) Appium
9 5 (26.32%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
9 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (10.53%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Kudu
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) Impala
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) JIRA
1 8 (42.11%) LoadRunner
2 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 6 (31.58%) SpecFlow
4 5 (26.32%) Appium
4 5 (26.32%) Rational Performance Tester
4 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
6 2 (10.53%) Introscope
6 2 (10.53%) NeoLoad
6 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 2 (10.53%) TestComplete
7 1 (5.26%) MSTest
7 1 (5.26%) NUnit
7 1 (5.26%) QUnit
7 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Front Office
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) QA Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Finance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Report Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Fintech
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
4 9 (47.37%) SDLC
4 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
5 8 (42.11%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum
9 3 (15.79%) BDD
9 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
9 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
9 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CSQA
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) CA Wily
1 2 (10.53%) HP ALM
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) AppDynamics
3 2 (10.53%) CA
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Murex
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) Tableau