Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 100 104
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.78% 0.068% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.085% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Reading median daily rate £400 - £438
10th Percentile £256 - £419
90th Percentile £485 - £456
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £330
% change year-on-year -4.76% +27.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1051 1178 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.24% 80.03% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 602 974
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.31% +0.31%
10th Percentile £270 £235 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 75
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £23.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.43% -23.95% +76.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £36.43 £55.00 £46.99
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% -32.08% +39.47%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Reading

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Reading

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Reading

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

1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) API Design
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JMeter
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Integration Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) RESTful
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) API Design
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP