Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 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)
England > South West
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 192 179
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13 +11
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 27 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.42% 0.56% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.65% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 12
South West median daily rate £403 £388 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +20.16% -7.86%
10th Percentile £351 £300 £300
90th Percentile £488 £440 £395
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% - -

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 5,421 5,498 4,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.52% 86.07% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,436 3,514 2,916
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 215 195
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +25.76% -
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.55 £11.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +6.82% -10.15% +8.02%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 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
Wiltshire -12 16 £414 -2.65%
Bristol +9 5 £380 +10.55% 1
Gloucestershire 0 4 £388 - 1
Dorset +6 2 £675 +92.86%
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 West region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Functional Testing
2 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (51.85%) Test Strategy
3 14 (51.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Waterfall
5 11 (40.74%) V-Model
5 11 (40.74%) Integration Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
5 11 (40.74%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Defect Management
6 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
7 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 9 (33.33%) Process Improvement
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
8 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
8 8 (29.63%) Test Management
8 8 (29.63%) CentOS
8 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
8 8 (29.63%) Change Management
8 8 (29.63%) Risk Management
8 8 (29.63%) Windows
8 8 (29.63%) Linux
8 8 (29.63%) ISEB
8 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 8 (29.63%) SCCM
8 8 (29.63%) SCOM

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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) NaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JMeter
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Test Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Technical Leader
5 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Test Programme Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Migration Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) CentOS
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
1 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Functional Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Test Strategy
3 12 (44.44%) Test Planning
3 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Defect Management
4 11 (40.74%) Integration Testing
4 11 (40.74%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
4 11 (40.74%) V-Model
4 11 (40.74%) Waterfall
5 9 (33.33%) Process Improvement
6 8 (29.63%) Change Management
6 8 (29.63%) Risk Management
6 8 (29.63%) Test Management
7 7 (25.93%) Quality Management
8 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) ISEB
5 3 (11.11%) CEH
5 3 (11.11%) MCSA
5 3 (11.11%) MCSE
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SCCM
1 8 (29.63%) SCOM
2 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) HP