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 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 311 324
Rank change year-on-year -31 +13  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 70 117 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 83 62
Median daily rate £520 £425 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.35% -10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £647 £636
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 24 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
City of London -10 11 £550 +22.22% 13
Osterley - 3 £500 -
West End of London +9 2 - - 1
Westminster +6 1 £550 -31.25%
Croydon -8 1 £450 +12.50%
Non-Functional Testing
England

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 London region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 62 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 60 (38.71%) Functional Testing
2 60 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (34.84%) Finance
4 45 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 45 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 44 (28.39%) Java
6 35 (22.58%) QA
6 35 (22.58%) Banking
7 32 (20.65%) Selenium
7 32 (20.65%) Performance Testing
8 31 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 30 (19.35%) Linux
9 30 (19.35%) JIRA
10 28 (18.06%) SQL
11 26 (16.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (16.13%) TDD
13 23 (14.84%) Cucumber
13 23 (14.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (14.19%) Software Testing
15 21 (13.55%) LoadRunner
16 20 (12.90%) Scrum
17 19 (12.26%) HTML
17 19 (12.26%) BDD
18 18 (11.61%) Unix
19 17 (10.97%) Risk Management
19 17 (10.97%) Integration Testing
19 17 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (10.97%) TeamCity
20 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared

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 10 (6.45%) CMS
2 9 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.16%) Confluence
4 7 (4.52%) Apache
5 5 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (3.23%) WildFly
6 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.94%) Drupal
7 3 (1.94%) nginx
7 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) RMDS
2 1 (0.65%) Endur
2 1 (0.65%) Findur
2 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.58%) GitHub
4 3 (1.94%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) Internet
2 2 (1.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) FTP
3 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.58%) MySQL
2 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.94%) Hazelcast
3 3 (1.94%) HBase
3 3 (1.94%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.29%) Big Data
4 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) OLTP
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.65%) QlikView
5 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 32 (20.65%) Selenium
2 30 (19.35%) JIRA
3 23 (14.84%) Cucumber
4 21 (13.55%) LoadRunner
5 17 (10.97%) TeamCity
6 16 (10.32%) WebDriver
7 14 (9.03%) Jenkins
8 13 (8.39%) Maven
9 12 (7.74%) Git (software)
9 12 (7.74%) JMeter
9 12 (7.74%) SoapUI
10 10 (6.45%) JUnit
11 7 (4.52%) Gradle
12 6 (3.87%) Appium
12 6 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (3.87%) JBehave
12 6 (3.87%) Robot Framework
12 6 (3.87%) Subversion
13 5 (3.23%) Moq
13 5 (3.23%) Protractor
General
1 54 (34.84%) Finance
2 35 (22.58%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Financial Institution
3 12 (7.74%) Front Office
4 8 (5.16%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Retail
5 7 (4.52%) Marketing
6 3 (1.94%) Legal
6 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.29%) Advertising
7 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (30.32%) Analyst
2 38 (24.52%) Test Analyst
3 28 (18.06%) Tester
4 23 (14.84%) Developer
5 21 (13.55%) Test Manager
6 16 (10.32%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.81%) Agile Test Manager
7 9 (5.81%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Performance Tester
7 9 (5.81%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Banking Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) Architect
9 6 (3.87%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.26%) HTML
2 11 (7.10%) CSS
2 11 (7.10%) XML
3 10 (6.45%) REST
4 9 (5.81%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.81%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (5.81%) Kafka
4 9 (5.81%) React
5 8 (5.16%) HTML5
6 7 (4.52%) Middleware
6 7 (4.52%) RESTful
7 5 (3.23%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.23%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.23%) JSON
7 5 (3.23%) SOAP
7 5 (3.23%) Spring
7 5 (3.23%) Web Services
8 4 (2.58%) Node.js
9 2 (1.29%) D3.js
9 2 (1.29%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.16%) Equities
2 8 (5.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.29%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.29%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.29%) STB
5 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.65%) Equity Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.35%) Linux
2 18 (11.61%) Unix
3 11 (7.10%) Windows
4 7 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.58%) Android
5 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.65%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 60 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (38.71%) Functional Testing
3 45 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 45 (29.03%) Test Strategy
4 32 (20.65%) Performance Testing
5 31 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 26 (16.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (16.13%) TDD
8 23 (14.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (14.19%) Software Testing
10 20 (12.90%) Scrum
11 19 (12.26%) BDD
12 17 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (10.97%) Integration Testing
12 17 (10.97%) Risk Management
13 15 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
13 15 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
14 14 (9.03%) Manual Testing
15 13 (8.39%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.39%) Java
2 28 (18.06%) SQL
3 16 (10.32%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.39%) Python
5 5 (3.23%) C#
5 5 (3.23%) Perl
5 5 (3.23%) Ruby
5 5 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.58%) PHP
7 3 (1.94%) C
7 3 (1.94%) ES6
7 3 (1.94%) Scala
7 3 (1.94%) VBScript
8 2 (1.29%) C++
9 1 (0.65%) COBOL
9 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.39%) ISEB
3 12 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.10%) Degree
5 9 (5.81%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (22.58%) QA
2 5 (3.23%) PMO
3 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (8.39%) Docker
2 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.94%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.94%) Nagios
3 3 (1.94%) Perfmon
4 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.65%) Ambari
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (7.74%) Oracle
2 11 (7.10%) HP
3 9 (5.81%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.16%) IBM
4 8 (5.16%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.58%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (1.94%) Adobe
6 3 (1.94%) Google
6 3 (1.94%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.94%) Murex
6 3 (1.94%) New Relic
6 3 (1.94%) Perforce
6 3 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.94%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.94%) VMware
7 2 (1.29%) Apple
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco
7 2 (1.29%) Informatica
7 2 (1.29%) SAP
7 2 (1.29%) Splunk