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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 16 August 2022 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 123 121 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 +67
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 11 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 0.49% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.57% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
10th Percentile £422 £375 £416
25th Percentile £475 £383 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £413 £448
Median % change year-on-year +24.09% -7.71% -4.28%
75th Percentile £540 £422 £491
90th Percentile - £434 £519
England median daily rate £499 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £46.00 £53.13
% change year-on-year -43.48% -13.41% +18.06%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,119 1,926 1,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.59% 85.94% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,347 1,133 791
10th Percentile £234 £158 £250
25th Percentile £385 £305 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £496 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +16.71% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £531
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 225 74
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.63 £14.81
Median hourly rate £27.00 £16.00 £24.35
Median % change year-on-year +68.75% -34.29% +40.14%
75th Percentile £56.00 £33.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.70 £59.08
England median hourly rate £30.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.67% -10.00% +11.11%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the East of England

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the East of England

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the East of England

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the East of England

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +7 10 £540 +30.75% 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £488 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £370 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 13 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 10 (76.92%) Social Skills
4 9 (69.23%) Agile
5 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
5 8 (61.54%) Unix
5 8 (61.54%) SOAP
5 8 (61.54%) XML
5 8 (61.54%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (53.85%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (53.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
6 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
6 7 (53.85%) JIRA
7 6 (46.15%) JMeter
7 6 (46.15%) Java
7 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
8 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
8 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
8 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
8 5 (38.46%) Confluence
8 5 (38.46%) BDD
8 5 (38.46%) SDLC
8 5 (38.46%) API Testing
8 5 (38.46%) AppDynamics
8 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
8 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
8 5 (38.46%) User Stories

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon S3
1 4 (30.77%) AWS
2 1 (7.69%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) CTI
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) INAP
1 1 (7.69%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (7.69%) RTP
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
2 7 (53.85%) JIRA
3 6 (46.15%) JMeter
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (38.46%) Postman
4 5 (38.46%) REST Assured
5 3 (23.08%) Toad
6 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.69%) Locust
6 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Selenium
6 1 (7.69%) TestCafe
General
1 10 (76.92%) Social Skills
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) SOAP
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) WireMock
3 2 (15.38%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) Taurus
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 9 (69.23%) Agile
4 8 (61.54%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (53.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
6 5 (38.46%) API Testing
6 5 (38.46%) BDD
6 5 (38.46%) CI/CD
6 5 (38.46%) Data-Driven Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Performance Measurement
6 5 (38.46%) Planning and Forecasting
6 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
6 5 (38.46%) SDLC
6 5 (38.46%) User Stories
7 4 (30.77%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) AppDynamics
2 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) webMethods
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Dialogic