The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 93 68
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 2 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.45% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.54% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Median daily rate £373 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.16% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £245 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £400 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £345 £340
% change year-on-year +13.04% +1.47%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1113 1469 1147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.50% 82.62% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2209 3375 2319
Median daily rate £400 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +13.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 63 64
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.40 £40.00
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Manchester

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) CMS
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) BrowserStack
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) HOOD
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) SEO
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) BrowserStack
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) HOOD
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) SEO
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA