Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 236 205
Rank change year-on-year +22 -31 -4
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 30 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.36% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 13
Midlands median daily rate £350 £345 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £257 £275 £280
90th Percentile £540 £513 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
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 6863 7810 6702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.95% 82.25% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4387 4776 3942
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.44%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £568 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 209 265
Midlands median hourly rate £21.79 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.51% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £42.30 £41.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +11 18 £338 -0.74% 3
East Midlands 0 12 £425 +21.43% 3
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
3 6 (20.00%) JMeter
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) System Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 5 (16.67%) QA
4 5 (16.67%) Selenium
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (16.67%) Data Reconciliation
4 5 (16.67%) ERP
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (13.33%) Packer
5 4 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (13.33%) Terraform
5 4 (13.33%) Consul
5 4 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (13.33%) GitLab
5 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (13.33%) Google

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 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JMeter
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (13.33%) GitLab
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) Protractor
4 2 (6.67%) RSpec
5 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (3.33%) LoadUI
5 1 (3.33%) Mocha
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Test Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Angular 2
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) Mustache
2 1 (3.33%) Sass
2 1 (3.33%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) System Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Data Reconciliation
4 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 5 (16.67%) ERP
4 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C#
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Consul
1 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 4 (13.33%) Packer
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
1 4 (13.33%) Terraform
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Google
3 4 (13.33%) WSO2
4 3 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Capita
6 1 (3.33%) Talend