Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 January 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 465 345
Rank change year-on-year -27 -120 +92
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 406 434 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.53% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 315 518
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £292 £261 £263
90th Percentile £553 £614 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £340
% change year-on-year +12.28% +4.78% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.75 -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,024 81,140 89,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,267 53,737 57,879
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,958 2,261 2,720
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

Non-Functional Testing
Top 17 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 Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England -57 322 £425 +1.19% 111
UK excluding London +23 247 £400 +12.28% 79
London -73 153 £474 +1.55% 41
South East -12 60 £415 +4.40% 25
Scotland +3 50 £415 +7.10% 5
Midlands +3 34 £350 - 11
East of England -4 31 £438 +34.62% 7
North of England +10 27 £375 +3.45% 24
West Midlands +22 22 £325 -4.41% 7
Northern Ireland -9 20 £313 +16.82% 1
Yorkshire +7 17 £344 -3.51% 16
South West +1 15 £325 - 3
East Midlands 0 12 £438 +25.00% 4
Wales +18 9 £395 +21.07% 2
North West -5 9 £425 +13.33% 8
North East +43 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 238 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (51.97%) Test Automation
3 173 (42.61%) Functional Testing
4 141 (34.73%) Java
5 107 (26.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 99 (24.38%) QA
7 92 (22.66%) Performance Testing
8 90 (22.17%) Selenium
8 90 (22.17%) Finance
9 89 (21.92%) JIRA
10 82 (20.20%) JMeter
11 76 (18.72%) HP
11 76 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (17.73%) Scrum
13 69 (17.00%) BDD
14 67 (16.50%) Jenkins
15 66 (16.26%) LoadRunner
16 65 (16.01%) TDD
17 63 (15.52%) JavaScript
17 63 (15.52%) Test Scripting
17 63 (15.52%) Banking
18 61 (15.02%) Cucumber
19 59 (14.53%) SQL
20 52 (12.81%) Test Strategy
21 50 (12.32%) Git (software)
22 48 (11.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
23 46 (11.33%) System Integration Testing
23 46 (11.33%) ISTQB
24 44 (10.84%) Web Services
25 42 (10.34%) Test Management

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 27 (6.65%) Confluence
2 14 (3.45%) Apache
3 13 (3.20%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.71%) CMS
5 9 (2.22%) JBoss
5 9 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.99%) Documentum
7 4 (0.99%) SAS
7 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.49%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.25%) Liferay
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) SAP CO
1 7 (1.72%) SAP FI
1 7 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.99%) Maximo
2 4 (0.99%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM for Utilities
4 2 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.22%) Office 365
4 8 (1.97%) GitHub
5 6 (1.48%) PaaS
6 5 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.74%) npm
8 2 (0.49%) Boomi
8 2 (0.49%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.49%) Heroku
8 2 (0.49%) SaaS
8 2 (0.49%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.91%) HTTP
2 17 (4.19%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.71%) Internet
4 10 (2.46%) Firewall
5 8 (1.97%) SAN
6 6 (1.48%) WAN
7 5 (1.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.99%) NAS
8 4 (0.99%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.99%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.99%) Wireless
9 3 (0.74%) SMS
9 3 (0.74%) VPN
10 2 (0.49%) ADSL
10 2 (0.49%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.49%) Broadband
10 2 (0.49%) DHCP
10 2 (0.49%) FTP
10 2 (0.49%) IPv4
10 2 (0.49%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.19%) NoSQL
1 17 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (3.69%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.48%) Redis
7 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.99%) DB2
8 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.74%) Big Data
9 3 (0.74%) HBase
9 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.74%) Power BI
9 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (22.17%) Selenium
2 89 (21.92%) JIRA
3 82 (20.20%) JMeter
4 67 (16.50%) Jenkins
5 66 (16.26%) LoadRunner
6 61 (15.02%) Cucumber
7 50 (12.32%) Git (software)
8 39 (9.61%) JUnit
9 31 (7.64%) WebDriver
10 28 (6.90%) SoapUI
11 21 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (4.19%) HP UFT
12 17 (4.19%) Zephyr
13 16 (3.94%) Mockito
14 15 (3.69%) Gatling
14 15 (3.69%) Gradle
15 14 (3.45%) Protractor
16 13 (3.20%) Hudson
16 13 (3.20%) Maven
17 12 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (22.17%) Finance
2 63 (15.52%) Banking
3 16 (3.94%) Retail
4 15 (3.69%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.48%) Games
5 6 (1.48%) Law
5 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.23%) Billing
6 5 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Front Office
7 4 (0.99%) Publishing
8 2 (0.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (23.89%) Analyst
2 74 (18.23%) Test Analyst
2 74 (18.23%) Tester
3 58 (14.29%) Developer
4 51 (12.56%) Test Manager
5 40 (9.85%) Test Engineer
6 35 (8.62%) Test Leader
7 25 (6.16%) Developer in Test
8 21 (5.17%) Java Developer
8 21 (5.17%) Performance Tester
9 18 (4.43%) Automation Tester
10 15 (3.69%) QA Engineer
11 14 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.45%) Senior Tester
12 13 (3.20%) Consultant
12 13 (3.20%) Software Test Engineer
13 12 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (2.96%) Business Analyst
13 12 (2.96%) Performance Engineer
13 12 (2.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.84%) Web Services
2 37 (9.11%) REST
3 29 (7.14%) RESTful
4 26 (6.40%) J2EE
5 25 (6.16%) Gherkin
6 24 (5.91%) HTML
7 22 (5.42%) .NET
8 21 (5.17%) Spring
9 17 (4.19%) JSON
9 17 (4.19%) SOAP
9 17 (4.19%) XML
10 13 (3.20%) Dropwizard
10 13 (3.20%) Guice
10 13 (3.20%) Ratpack
11 12 (2.96%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (2.46%) FIX Protocol
13 10 (2.46%) HTML5
13 10 (2.46%) Middleware
14 9 (2.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.22%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.48%) User Experience
7 4 (0.99%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.99%) Device Driver
7 4 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.99%) Equities
7 4 (0.99%) iPad
7 4 (0.99%) iPhone
7 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.74%) PDA
8 3 (0.74%) STB
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.11%) Unix
2 36 (8.87%) Linux
3 30 (7.39%) Windows
4 11 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.22%) Android
6 8 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.72%) Solaris
8 6 (1.48%) AIX
8 6 (1.48%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.23%) CentOS
9 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (51.97%) Test Automation
3 173 (42.61%) Functional Testing
4 107 (26.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 92 (22.66%) Performance Testing
6 76 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (17.73%) Scrum
8 69 (17.00%) BDD
9 65 (16.01%) TDD
10 63 (15.52%) Test Scripting
11 52 (12.81%) Test Strategy
12 48 (11.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 46 (11.33%) System Integration Testing
14 42 (10.34%) Test Management
15 41 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (8.87%) Waterfall
17 35 (8.62%) Regression Testing
17 35 (8.62%) Software Testing
18 33 (8.13%) Integration Testing
18 33 (8.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 141 (34.73%) Java
2 63 (15.52%) JavaScript
3 59 (14.53%) SQL
4 40 (9.85%) Python
5 37 (9.11%) Ruby
6 33 (8.13%) C#
7 18 (4.43%) Groovy
8 15 (3.69%) Scala
9 8 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.72%) C
10 7 (1.72%) Perl
11 6 (1.48%) Korn
11 6 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.99%) C++
13 4 (0.99%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.99%) F#
13 4 (0.99%) PHP
13 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (11.33%) ISTQB
2 31 (7.64%) ISEB
3 30 (7.39%) Degree
4 26 (6.40%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.17%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.23%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) CCNA
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (24.38%) QA
2 12 (2.96%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.99%) MiFID
4 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (4.93%) Docker
2 6 (1.48%) Oracle Clusterware
2 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.99%) vSphere
4 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.49%) Firmware
5 2 (0.49%) HDFS
6 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (5.67%) HP SiteScope
2 23 (5.67%) OpenView
3 19 (4.68%) Kubernetes
4 17 (4.19%) Puppet
5 14 (3.45%) Ansible
6 8 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.48%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.23%) CA Service Virtualization
8 5 (1.23%) SCCM
9 4 (0.99%) Consul
9 4 (0.99%) Packer
9 4 (0.99%) Terraform
10 3 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.49%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.49%) Salt
11 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 76 (18.72%) HP
2 39 (9.61%) Oracle
3 30 (7.39%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.43%) Atlassian
5 16 (3.94%) SAP
6 11 (2.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.22%) IBM
8 8 (1.97%) Citrix
9 6 (1.48%) VMware
10 5 (1.23%) Google
11 4 (0.99%) Murex
11 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
11 4 (0.99%) Software AG
11 4 (0.99%) webMethods
11 4 (0.99%) WSO2
12 3 (0.74%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.74%) Sonatype
12 3 (0.74%) Splunk
13 2 (0.49%) MobileIron