The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 24 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)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 106 97
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.83% 0.33% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.37% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £420 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £405 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +11.42% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 957 1337 1318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.45% 89.01% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 949 974
Median daily rate £403 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Leeds

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Unix
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (26.32%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) Sun
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) High Availability
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
6 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) Solaris

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (10.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 3 (15.79%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) High Availability
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) C
4 4 (21.05%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Sun
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Splunk