Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 185 180
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -23
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.34% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 28
South West median daily rate £403 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.17% -15.49% -11.25%
10th Percentile £281 £177 £267
90th Percentile £550 £350 £449
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 4,146 4,355 4,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.69% 83.49% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,510 2,836 3,230
South West median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £253
90th Percentile £563 £550 £530
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 225 263
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.24 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.15 £52.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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
Bristol 0 6 £298 +49.87% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 - 2
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 (69.23%) Functional Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
5 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Unified Process
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 3 (23.08%) RAD
5 3 (23.08%) DSDM
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) V-Model
5 3 (23.08%) OpenUP
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow Management
5 3 (23.08%) Incident 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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 2 (15.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Extranet
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Environment And Release Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Environment Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
1 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) OpenUP
5 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
5 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Unified Process
5 3 (23.08%) V-Model
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas