Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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 > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 235 213
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 23 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.29% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 15
Midlands median daily rate £363 £328 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.69% +4.80% -11.97%
10th Percentile £268 £150 £263
90th Percentile £531 £438 £431
England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 6535 8063 6563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.41% 82.39% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4134 4936 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 186 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.71% +2.92%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £40.00 £40.87
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 +19 15 £350 +8.95% 2
East Midlands +1 8 £425 +25.93% 1
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
1 11 (47.83%) Functional Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) JMeter
4 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
5 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) CentOS
5 4 (17.39%) Puppet
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) WSO2
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Google
5 4 (17.39%) ISEB
5 4 (17.39%) Middleware
5 4 (17.39%) Data Reconciliation
5 4 (17.39%) Docker
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform

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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JMeter
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (17.39%) GitLab
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
3 1 (4.35%) Mocha
3 1 (4.35%) Protractor
3 1 (4.35%) RSpec
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) TestComplete
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
1 5 (21.74%) Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Defect Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Mustache
2 1 (4.35%) Sass
2 1 (4.35%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Functional Testing
1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) System Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Data Reconciliation
4 4 (17.39%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) ES6
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Consul
1 4 (17.39%) Kubernetes
1 4 (17.39%) Packer
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Terraform
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Google
2 4 (17.39%) WSO2
3 3 (13.04%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle