Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 76 96
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 +4
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 3 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.21% 1.03% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 1.24% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Reading median daily rate £500 £381 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.15% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +26.58% -1.25% +11.89%
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 1,237 1,046 1,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.14% 83.21% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 593 686
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £217 £275 £228
90th Percentile £576 £575 £569
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 45
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -28.41% -15.66%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.05 £14.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £47.50 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -33.96%

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Reading region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) RSpec
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Protractor
2 1 (33.33%) SDET

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Protractor
1 3 (100.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java