The median contractor rate for a Non-Functional Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non Functional Tester
UK
Rank 592 630 617
Rank change year-on-year +38 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Non-Functional Tester 4 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.024% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £350 £344 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% -9.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £253 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £364 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £304 £381
% change year-on-year +25.92% -20.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Non-Functional Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Non-Functional Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Tester in the UK

Non-Functional Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Non-Functional Tester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Tester in the UK

Non-Functional Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Tester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Tester in the UK

Non-Functional Tester
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 4 £350 -
London +25 2 £350 -6.04%
West Midlands +7 1 £325 -7.14%
South East - 1 £440 -
Berkshire - 1 £440 -
Coventry - 1 £325 -

Non-Functional Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Non-Functional Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Non-Functional Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Volume Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (10.00%) HTTP
6 1 (10.00%) Murex
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) QA

Non-Functional Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (10.00%) WatiN
5 1 (10.00%) WATIR
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Equities
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Volume Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Proprietary Trading
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Murex