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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
North West / Manchester
Rank 90 91 91
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 2 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.84% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 1.00% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Median daily rate £288 £371 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.55% +65.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £398
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.23%  
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 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 1072 1501 1270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.62% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 907 678
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Teradata
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related 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 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) ETL Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Data Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata