Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 August 2018 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 > London
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 456 377
Rank change year-on-year +30 -79 -24
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 200 145 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.34% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.38% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 100 171
London median daily rate £475 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £337 £314 £313
90th Percentile £610 £601 £638
England median daily rate £450 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
England median hourly rate £40.75 - £43.00

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,252 37,764 39,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.75% 87.67% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,110 27,014 28,475
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £639
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 380 336
London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.12 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% +13.91% +5.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.81 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in London

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in London

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in London

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in London

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in London

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -33 28 £425 -20.00% 14
South London -24 19 £475 +11.76%
West London -19 18 £500 - 6
East London -11 7 £425 - 2
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 120 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 86 (43.00%) Functional Testing
4 59 (29.50%) Java
4 59 (29.50%) JMeter
5 55 (27.50%) Scrum
6 54 (27.00%) Selenium
7 53 (26.50%) BDD
8 50 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 50 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (23.50%) Jenkins
10 40 (20.00%) SQL
10 40 (20.00%) QA
11 39 (19.50%) JIRA
11 39 (19.50%) TDD
11 39 (19.50%) Finance
11 39 (19.50%) Cucumber
12 36 (18.00%) JavaScript
12 36 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (18.00%) RESTful
13 35 (17.50%) Test Strategy
14 34 (17.00%) WebDriver
15 31 (15.50%) Software Testing
16 30 (15.00%) LoadRunner
16 30 (15.00%) Banking
16 30 (15.00%) SoapUI
16 30 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (14.50%) Test Scripting
17 29 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (13.50%) DevOps

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (9.50%) Confluence
2 11 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (3.50%) Apache
6 6 (3.00%) Apache Solr
7 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.00%) CMS
7 4 (2.00%) Mule
8 3 (1.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.00%) CoreMedia CMS
9 2 (1.00%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.50%) Drupal
10 1 (0.50%) IIS
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.50%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.00%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.50%) Minerva
4 1 (0.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.00%) Office 365
4 9 (4.50%) Sauce Labs
5 8 (4.00%) BrowserStack
6 4 (2.00%) Akamai
7 3 (1.50%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (1.50%) SaaS
7 3 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.50%) IaaS
9 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.00%) SMS
2 8 (4.00%) HTTP
2 8 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.50%) Firewall
4 3 (1.50%) Internet
5 2 (1.00%) WLAN
6 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (6.50%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.50%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.00%) Hazelcast
7 4 (2.00%) MySQL
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Kudu
8 2 (1.00%) Big Data
8 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.00%) Impala
8 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (29.50%) JMeter
2 54 (27.00%) Selenium
3 47 (23.50%) Jenkins
4 39 (19.50%) Cucumber
4 39 (19.50%) JIRA
5 34 (17.00%) WebDriver
6 30 (15.00%) LoadRunner
6 30 (15.00%) SoapUI
7 21 (10.50%) Git (software)
8 20 (10.00%) JUnit
9 15 (7.50%) Gatling
10 11 (5.50%) Mockito
10 11 (5.50%) Protractor
10 11 (5.50%) Visual Studio
11 9 (4.50%) Burp Suite
11 9 (4.50%) Maven
11 9 (4.50%) SpecFlow
12 8 (4.00%) Gradle
13 6 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (3.00%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (19.50%) Finance
2 30 (15.00%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.00%) Advertising
4 8 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.50%) German Language
5 3 (1.50%) Law
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Front Office
6 2 (1.00%) Games
6 2 (1.00%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (22.50%) Analyst
2 37 (18.50%) Tester
3 31 (15.50%) Developer
3 31 (15.50%) Test Analyst
4 27 (13.50%) Test Leader
5 22 (11.00%) Test Manager
6 15 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 10 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
8 9 (4.50%) Agile Tester
8 9 (4.50%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (3.50%) Agile Developer
10 7 (3.50%) Agile Java Developer
10 7 (3.50%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (3.50%) Developer in Test
10 7 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.00%) RESTful
2 26 (13.00%) Web Services
3 22 (11.00%) REST
4 19 (9.50%) XML
5 17 (8.50%) Dropwizard
6 15 (7.50%) Gherkin
7 12 (6.00%) Spring
8 11 (5.50%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.50%) HTML
8 11 (5.50%) JSON
9 10 (5.00%) Java EE
10 9 (4.50%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (3.50%) SOAP
12 5 (2.50%) CSS
13 4 (2.00%) .NET
13 4 (2.00%) Guice
13 4 (2.00%) Spring Boot
14 3 (1.50%) FpML
15 2 (1.00%) J2EE
15 2 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.00%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.00%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.00%) User Experience
5 7 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.00%) Fintech
7 3 (1.50%) Derivative
7 3 (1.50%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.00%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.00%) Online Games
8 2 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.50%) IPTV
9 1 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.50%) Unix
2 9 (4.50%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.50%) Windows
3 7 (3.50%) Linux
4 4 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 86 (43.00%) Functional Testing
4 55 (27.50%) Scrum
5 53 (26.50%) BDD
6 50 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 39 (19.50%) TDD
8 36 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (17.50%) Test Strategy
10 31 (15.50%) Software Testing
11 30 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (14.50%) Test Scripting
13 27 (13.50%) DevOps
14 26 (13.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 25 (12.50%) Open Source
16 24 (12.00%) Migration
17 22 (11.00%) Kanban
18 21 (10.50%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.50%) Java
2 40 (20.00%) SQL
3 36 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.00%) C#
5 14 (7.00%) Python
6 11 (5.50%) Groovy
6 11 (5.50%) Ruby
7 8 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.50%) Scala
9 6 (3.00%) Apple Swift
9 6 (3.00%) Java 8
10 4 (2.00%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.00%) C++
13 1 (0.50%) ES6
Qualifications
1 25 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 23 (11.50%) ISEB
3 16 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.50%) Degree
5 5 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.00%) QA
2 9 (4.50%) SLA
3 5 (2.50%) GDPR
4 2 (1.00%) PMO
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) GCP
5 1 (0.50%) MiFID
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (9.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.50%) IAG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.50%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.00%) HP ALM
3 11 (5.50%) Prometheus
4 10 (5.00%) Kibana
4 10 (5.00%) logstash
5 5 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.50%) Ansible
8 2 (1.00%) Puppet
8 2 (1.00%) Terraform
8 2 (1.00%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.50%) Grafana
Vendors
1 19 (9.50%) Oracle
2 14 (7.00%) HP
3 11 (5.50%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.00%) Nintex
5 7 (3.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.50%) SAP
5 7 (3.50%) SOASTA, Inc
6 6 (3.00%) AppDynamics
6 6 (3.00%) Concur
6 6 (3.00%) Murex
7 5 (2.50%) Hyperion
7 5 (2.50%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.00%) Apple
9 2 (1.00%) Charles River
9 2 (1.00%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.00%) Tableau
9 2 (1.00%) VMware
10 1 (0.50%) Pega
10 1 (0.50%) Talend