Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 214 214
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 32 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.40% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.51% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 14
Midlands median daily rate £355 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +12.00% -14.38%
10th Percentile £244 £278 £128
90th Percentile £500 £432 £442
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +73.33% - -

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 6,619 7,128 6,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.24% 82.34% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,182 4,426 3,996
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £248 £240 £250
90th Percentile £560 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 222 209
Midlands median hourly rate £21.12 £18.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.40% +3.47% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.71
90th Percentile £49.38 £41.45 £42.60
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +8 18 £320 -0.78% 3
East Midlands 0 14 £450 +24.14% 3
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Functional Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
4 10 (31.25%) QA
5 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
8 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Test Management
10 4 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (12.50%) System Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
10 4 (12.50%) JMeter
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (12.50%) Retail
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.50%) Java
10 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) Citrix
10 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (9.38%) Oracle
11 3 (9.38%) Thin Client

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 2 (6.25%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) GitHub
1 2 (6.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 4 (12.50%) JMeter
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.25%) Protractor
3 2 (6.25%) RSpec
3 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.13%) Mocha
4 1 (3.13%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Test Manager
2 10 (31.25%) Tester
3 8 (25.00%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) QA Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) QA Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) QA Tester
5 6 (18.75%) Software Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Software QA Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (18.75%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
5 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Test Leader
7 3 (9.38%) Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Developer in Test
8 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Angular 2
1 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) Mustache
1 1 (3.13%) Node.js
1 1 (3.13%) Sass
1 1 (3.13%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
1 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Functional Testing
3 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
4 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
7 6 (18.75%) Smoke Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Test Management
9 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
9 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.50%) System Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
10 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (9.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Citrix
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Capita
3 1 (3.13%) Talend