Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 79 81
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +27
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.94% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.48% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
South Wales median daily rate £363 £375 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +14.94% +2.76%
10th Percentile £204 £313 £254
90th Percentile £475 £478 £413
Wales median daily rate £363 £395 £326
% change year-on-year -8.23% +21.07% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £25.00 - -
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 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 1,219 825 970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.89% 84.18% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 561 693
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £175 £218
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
Wales median daily rate £418 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +8.44% -3.75% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 44
South Wales median hourly rate £15.63 £20.69 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.46% +5.43% +23.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.46
90th Percentile £42.00 £51.00 £61.25
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +14.94% +14.29%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 - 11 £350 - 1
Newport -10 2 £488 +21.88%
Non-Functional Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) NHS
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 4 (30.77%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 3 (23.08%) Coaching
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) SOAP

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) NHS
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
3 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 5 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Coaching
7 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 2 (15.38%) API Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Kanban
8 2 (15.38%) Project Management
8 2 (15.38%) SDET
8 2 (15.38%) Test Management
8 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft