Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 188 186
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 -29
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.36% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 26
South West median daily rate £356 £338 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% -10.97%
10th Percentile £283 £177 £279
90th Percentile £545 £395 £390
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +73.33% - -

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 4,187 4,451 5,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.23% 81.94% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,600 2,976 3,448
South West median daily rate £400 £377 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +0.47% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £515
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 276 249
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +36.75%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 February 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 February 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 -14 7 £313 +56.25% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £500 - 3
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Functional Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow Management
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) JMeter
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Power BI
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) SAP CRM for Utilities
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) API Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber

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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 2 (15.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (15.38%) Power BI
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) TestNG
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Ant
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Billing
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Functional Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow Management
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) F#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Software AG
3 1 (7.69%) Veracode
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods