Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 September 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 > Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 203 229
Rank change year-on-year -23 +26 -15
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 27 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.34% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 28
Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +29.77% -7.75%
10th Percentile £360 £325 £150
90th Percentile £500 £550 £438
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 - £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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,615 6,528 8,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.24% 84.56% 83.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,047 4,103 4,958
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £250
90th Percentile £565 £550 £575
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 243 184
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +24.30% -15.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £37.50 £52.50 £40.21
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
West Midlands -14 21 £419 +11.67% 3
East Midlands -7 5 £500 +17.65% 2
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
3 8 (29.63%) Web Services
3 8 (29.63%) Test Management
4 7 (25.93%) Selenium
4 7 (25.93%) JIRA
4 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (22.22%) AppDynamics
5 6 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 6 (22.22%) logstash
5 6 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) MySQL
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
6 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
7 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
7 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.81%) JMeter
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (11.11%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) JMeter
3 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (7.41%) Gatling
5 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 2 (7.41%) TestNG
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.70%) TestRail
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.70%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) OAT Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
3 8 (29.63%) Test Management
4 6 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
5 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.11%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) Coaching
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) logstash
2 2 (7.41%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) AppDynamics
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 2 (7.41%) Pega
5 1 (3.70%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.70%) VMware