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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
Rank 78 84 90
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 10 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.98% 0.65% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.76% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Median daily rate £356 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.61% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £331 £400
% change year-on-year +5.66% -17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £44.22
% change year-on-year - -1.61%  

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 862 1183 1011
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 84.84% 84.86% 86.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 839 679
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Leeds

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
7 3 (18.75%) PHP
7 3 (18.75%) ISEB
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Degree

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
2 3 (18.75%) JMeter
2 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Robot Framework
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Hudson
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
4 1 (6.25%) WatiN
4 1 (6.25%) WATIR
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (6.25%) PHP Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) Apache CXF
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) XPath
4 2 (12.50%) XQuery
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft