Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 187 231
Rank change year-on-year -28 +44 -12
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 31 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.39% 0.56% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.67% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 23
Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +100.00% -44.83%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £128
90th Percentile £503 £535 £425
England median daily rate £450 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +10.77% +1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 6,565 6,246 7,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.04% 83.16% 83.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,995 3,857 4,503
Midlands median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £563 £538 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 210 172
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.59 £10.97
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -16 21 £385 +24.19% 3
East Midlands -15 9 £481 +19.57% 2
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (48.39%) Functional Testing
2 14 (45.16%) Test Automation
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) QA
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
5 9 (29.03%) Web Services
6 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
6 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
6 8 (25.81%) DevOps
7 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
7 7 (22.58%) Test Management
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) Java
8 6 (19.35%) MySQL
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (19.35%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
8 6 (19.35%) logstash
8 6 (19.35%) AppDynamics
9 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
9 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Selenium

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 (19.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Big Data
3 2 (6.45%) Data Lake
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) JMeter
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
3 1 (3.23%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.23%) TestNG
3 1 (3.23%) TestPartner
3 1 (3.23%) TestRail
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
1 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
1 11 (35.48%) Tester
2 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) QA Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
4 5 (16.13%) QA Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) QA Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) QA Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Software Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Software QA Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Software Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) JSON
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Functional Testing
2 14 (45.16%) Test Automation
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) DevOps
4 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Test Management
5 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) logstash
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) AppDynamics
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.23%) Pega