Period
to 20 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 20 February 2019 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 80 90
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -3
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 15 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.05% 0.83% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.97% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 3
South Wales median daily rate £375 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +4.83% +14.17%
10th Percentile £289 £340 £267
90th Percentile £471 £464 £409
Wales median daily rate £375 £380 £363
% change year-on-year -1.32% +4.83% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales 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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,218 1,027 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 85.17% 85.09% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 693 720
South Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £287 £205 £185
90th Percentile £613 £531 £544
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 47
South Wales median hourly rate £22.01 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.97% +21.95% +46.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £43.87 £77.50 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £33.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.14% +68.90% +37.93%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in South Wales

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in South Wales

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in South Wales

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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
Cardiff -2 14 £375 -6.83% 6
Non-Functional Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 12 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 9 (60.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (53.33%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (46.67%) NHS
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) XML
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) SoapUI
5 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
6 6 (40.00%) SOAP
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) Unix
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) Web Services
8 4 (26.67%) Migration
8 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging
8 4 (26.67%) QA
8 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
9 3 (20.00%) Coaching
9 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (46.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) QA Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 9 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (53.33%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (20.00%) Coaching
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Test Management
7 3 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) RUP
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle