Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 August 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)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 180 182
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 16 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.42% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 22
South West median daily rate £350 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £279 £300 £273
90th Percentile £463 £350 £423
England median daily rate £450 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 - £43.00

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,625 4,573 4,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.54% 83.45% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,866 2,898 3,157
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 198 267
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.94 £12.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.93 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Wiltshire +8 6 £402 +23.69% 3
Bristol -10 6 £293 -10.00% 4
Somerset +6 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 - 2
Non-Functional Testing
England

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

1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
4 5 (31.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) V-Model
6 3 (18.75%) OpenUP
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) RAD
6 3 (18.75%) DSDM
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) BrowserStack
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Extranet
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 2 (12.50%) Toad
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.25%) CruiseControl
2 1 (6.25%) Gatling
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) NUnit
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) OAT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) OpenUP
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Unified Process
5 3 (18.75%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas