Period
to 20 November 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 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)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 179 195
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -16
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 35 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 11
South West median daily rate £383 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.92% -7.14% +8.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £438 £391 £400
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% 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 £62.50 - £40.00

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 5,406 4,679 4,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.84% 83.43% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,402 2,956 3,124
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 193 279
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.87%
10th Percentile £15.23 £12.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 November 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 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
Wiltshire -6 18 £425 +30.77% 2
Bristol -12 9 £338 +10.20% 5
Somerset -4 4 £300 -5.51% 3
Dorset - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (31.43%) Test Management
4 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.71%) Performance Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Finance
5 9 (25.71%) Waterfall
5 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Test Planning
5 9 (25.71%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
8 6 (17.14%) Scrum
8 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Toad
9 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
10 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.43%) Logistics
11 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.57%) System Testing
11 3 (8.57%) JMeter
11 3 (8.57%) JIRA
11 3 (8.57%) QA
11 3 (8.57%) Middleware
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft

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 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Toad
2 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) JMeter
3 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.86%) Gatling
5 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
1 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 10 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Test Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Tester
3 3 (8.57%) Applications Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Logistics Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (8.57%) Supply Chain Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Tester
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Release Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Security Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Taurus
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (31.43%) Test Management
4 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Performance Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Test Planning
5 9 (25.71%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
6 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.43%) Logistics
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
9 3 (8.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) PSD2
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe
2 1 (2.86%) hybris
2 1 (2.86%) SAP