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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 110 139
Rank change year-on-year -10 +29  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.87% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.08% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 5
Median daily rate £325 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +12.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £345 £340
% change year-on-year +13.04% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £103.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £103.25
% change year-on-year - -61.25%  

Non-Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1965 2035 2421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.97% 80.12% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1169 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 160 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the East of England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -12 4 £388 -10.14%
Cambridgeshire +2 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -14 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Suffolk +10 1 £325 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (35.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (25.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) STB
6 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) JUnit
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Trac
7 3 (15.00%) Redmine
7 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (15.00%) ATDD

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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Broadband
1 3 (15.00%) NAS
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) 802.11
2 2 (10.00%) ADSL
2 2 (10.00%) Bluetooth
2 2 (10.00%) IPv4
2 2 (10.00%) IPv6
2 2 (10.00%) UPnP
2 2 (10.00%) VDSL
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 5 (25.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (20.00%) JUnit
4 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.00%) JBehave
4 3 (15.00%) Redmine
4 3 (15.00%) Trac
4 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) Mockito
5 2 (10.00%) Moq
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (15.00%) RESTful
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) COM
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) STB
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) Digital TV
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) OpenVMS
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) ATDD
6 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
2 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.00%) Informatica
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Siemens