Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 74 75
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.05% 0.21% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
South Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.61% +0.38%
10th Percentile £204 £320 £254
90th Percentile £575 £480 £413
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £326
% change year-on-year -5.88% +30.27% -3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £26.50 - -
Wales median hourly rate £26.50 - -

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 1,189 809 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.13% 85.34% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 576 566
South Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £294 £192 £213
90th Percentile £563 £528 £525
Wales median daily rate £413 £385 £390
% change year-on-year +7.28% -1.41% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 49 39
South Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.86% +61.29% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.17
90th Percentile £35.25 £58.75 £64.00
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -48.00% +85.19% -3.57%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
Cardiff - 9 £342 - 3
Newport -13 5 £425 +6.25%
Non-Functional Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) XML
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) RESTful
6 4 (28.57%) Kanban
6 4 (28.57%) JSON
6 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
6 4 (28.57%) SDET
6 4 (28.57%) API Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) HBase
2 1 (7.14%) Impala
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) Gatling
6 1 (7.14%) GitLab
6 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Developer in Test
4 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
3 1 (7.14%) React
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) API Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) SDET
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cloudera