Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 202 198
Rank change year-on-year +92 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 27 29 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.09% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.54% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 11
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £281
90th Percentile £529 £536 £463
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +10.43% -

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 2,098 5,414 4,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.77% 85.21% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,301 3,402 2,866
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £270
90th Percentile £638 £625 £563
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 310 227
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £13.23 £12.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.53 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -8.99%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the South West

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the South West

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the South West.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +57 17 £350 -6.67% 2
Dorset +23 5 £510 -24.44%
Wiltshire +37 3 £675 +67.70% 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) SC Cleared
3 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Azure
8 6 (22.22%) DevOps
8 6 (22.22%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 6 (22.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 5 (18.52%) JMeter
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.81%) Terraform
10 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
11 3 (11.11%) Police
11 3 (11.11%) Logistics
11 3 (11.11%) Scrum
12 2 (7.41%) Finance
12 2 (7.41%) TDD
12 2 (7.41%) Test Management
12 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
12 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
12 2 (7.41%) JIRA
12 2 (7.41%) Selenium
12 2 (7.41%) Use Case

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:

Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Azure
2 2 (7.41%) AWS
2 2 (7.41%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JMeter
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.41%) NeoLoad
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Police
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Leader
3 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) HR Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (22.22%) DevOps
5 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
7 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Logistics
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.41%) Kanban
9 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.41%) TDD
9 2 (7.41%) Test Management
9 2 (7.41%) Use Case
9 2 (7.41%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
1 2 (7.41%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Terraform
2 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft