Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 491 336
Rank change year-on-year -6 -155 +102
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 424 455 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.51% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 327 554
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.89% +1.41%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £263
90th Percentile £557 £610 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83959 89134 93113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55760 58941 60340
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2334 2702
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.43 £11.39
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 October 2017.

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 16 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 October 2017. 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 +13 360 £420 +5.00% 37
UK excluding London +55 264 £400 +14.29% 23
London -27 154 £475 +5.56% 16
South East +82 95 £400 +5.26% 7
Scotland +25 51 £415 +18.57% 2
East of England -19 36 £363 +3.57% 4
North of England +11 31 £400 +13.48% 5
Midlands +26 24 £350 +6.06% 2
South West +17 18 £343 -8.67% 3
Yorkshire +16 15 £401 +5.59% 1
West Midlands +13 15 £350 +6.06% 2
North West -5 12 £400 +6.67% 3
East Midlands +4 9 £388 +14.81%
Wales +6 5 £410 +25.67%
North East +54 4 £325 +23.81% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £313 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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.

1 213 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (46.23%) Test Automation
3 174 (41.04%) Functional Testing
4 124 (29.25%) Java
5 100 (23.58%) QA
6 99 (23.35%) JIRA
7 88 (20.75%) Performance Testing
8 87 (20.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 86 (20.28%) Finance
10 80 (18.87%) HP
11 78 (18.40%) Linux
12 77 (18.16%) Selenium
13 76 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (17.69%) LoadRunner
14 75 (17.69%) Test Strategy
15 74 (17.45%) Test Scripting
16 66 (15.57%) Scrum
17 65 (15.33%) BDD
18 57 (13.44%) TDD
19 55 (12.97%) SQL
20 53 (12.50%) Banking
20 53 (12.50%) Software Testing
21 52 (12.26%) JavaScript
22 51 (12.03%) JMeter
23 50 (11.79%) Cucumber
24 49 (11.56%) ISTQB
24 49 (11.56%) Regression Testing
25 42 (9.91%) HP Quality Center
26 41 (9.67%) Test Management
26 41 (9.67%) Jenkins

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 29 (6.84%) Confluence
2 14 (3.30%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.07%) CMS
4 11 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.36%) Apache
6 9 (2.12%) JBoss
7 6 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.42%) WildFly
8 4 (0.94%) Documentum
8 4 (0.94%) SAS
9 3 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.71%) Drupal
9 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.47%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.24%) Liferay
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.47%) Mingle
3 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.18%) RMDS
3 4 (0.94%) Maximo
3 4 (0.94%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.94%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.94%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.71%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.47%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.18%) Force.com
3 5 (1.18%) GitHub
3 5 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.18%) Office 365
3 5 (1.18%) PaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Boomi
5 1 (0.24%) Heroku
5 1 (0.24%) npm
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.77%) HTTP
2 12 (2.83%) Wireless
3 8 (1.89%) Broadband
3 8 (1.89%) Internet
3 8 (1.89%) Wireshark
4 7 (1.65%) NAS
4 7 (1.65%) SAN
5 6 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.18%) Firewall
6 5 (1.18%) WAN
7 4 (0.94%) 4G
7 4 (0.94%) 802.11
7 4 (0.94%) ADSL
7 4 (0.94%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.94%) IPv4
7 4 (0.94%) IPv6
7 4 (0.94%) LTE
7 4 (0.94%) UPnP
7 4 (0.94%) VDSL
8 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.12%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.42%) Big Data
4 6 (1.42%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.42%) Redis
5 5 (1.18%) MySQL
6 4 (0.94%) HBase
6 4 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.71%) DB2
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 99 (23.35%) JIRA
2 77 (18.16%) Selenium
3 75 (17.69%) LoadRunner
4 51 (12.03%) JMeter
5 50 (11.79%) Cucumber
6 41 (9.67%) Jenkins
7 37 (8.73%) Git (software)
7 37 (8.73%) WebDriver
8 25 (5.90%) JUnit
9 24 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (5.42%) SoapUI
11 20 (4.72%) TeamCity
12 19 (4.48%) Maven
13 15 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (2.83%) Appium
14 12 (2.83%) Subversion
14 12 (2.83%) Visual Studio
15 11 (2.59%) Gradle
16 10 (2.36%) HP UFT
16 10 (2.36%) NUnit
General
1 86 (20.28%) Finance
2 53 (12.50%) Banking
3 15 (3.54%) Front Office
4 11 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.89%) Retail
7 7 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.65%) Marketing
8 6 (1.42%) Law
8 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.42%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.94%) Games
10 3 (0.71%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (25.94%) Analyst
2 91 (21.46%) Test Analyst
3 87 (20.52%) Tester
4 51 (12.03%) Developer
5 47 (11.08%) Test Manager
6 37 (8.73%) Performance Tester
7 34 (8.02%) Test Engineer
8 30 (7.08%) Test Leader
9 20 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (4.48%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 19 (4.48%) Senior Tester
11 18 (4.25%) Consultant
12 17 (4.01%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.77%) QA Engineer
14 15 (3.54%) Senior Performance Tester
14 15 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
15 13 (3.07%) Test Automation Engineer
16 12 (2.83%) Developer in Test
17 11 (2.59%) Test Consultant
18 10 (2.36%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.55%) RESTful
2 30 (7.08%) REST
3 29 (6.84%) HTML
3 29 (6.84%) J2EE
4 28 (6.60%) Web Services
5 20 (4.72%) Gherkin
6 19 (4.48%) .NET
6 19 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.25%) SOAP
8 14 (3.30%) JSON
9 13 (3.07%) Middleware
10 12 (2.83%) Node.js
10 12 (2.83%) React
10 12 (2.83%) Spring
11 11 (2.59%) HTML5
12 10 (2.36%) CSS
12 10 (2.36%) Kafka
12 10 (2.36%) XML
13 8 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (1.65%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.54%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.83%) STB
6 10 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.36%) Equities
6 10 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.89%) User Experience
8 6 (1.42%) Digital TV
8 6 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.42%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.18%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.18%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.18%) PDA
10 4 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.47%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 78 (18.40%) Linux
2 38 (8.96%) Windows
3 33 (7.78%) Unix
4 13 (3.07%) Solaris
5 10 (2.36%) AIX
5 10 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.89%) Android
6 8 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.18%) CentOS
9 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.47%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (46.23%) Test Automation
3 174 (41.04%) Functional Testing
4 88 (20.75%) Performance Testing
5 87 (20.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 76 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (17.69%) Test Strategy
8 74 (17.45%) Test Scripting
9 66 (15.57%) Scrum
10 65 (15.33%) BDD
11 57 (13.44%) TDD
12 53 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 49 (11.56%) Regression Testing
14 41 (9.67%) System Integration Testing
14 41 (9.67%) Test Management
15 40 (9.43%) Integration Testing
16 39 (9.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 39 (9.20%) Test Planning
16 39 (9.20%) Waterfall
17 38 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.25%) Java
2 55 (12.97%) SQL
3 52 (12.26%) JavaScript
4 32 (7.55%) Python
5 25 (5.90%) C#
6 19 (4.48%) Ruby
7 12 (2.83%) C
8 11 (2.59%) Perl
8 11 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.36%) C++
9 10 (2.36%) Scala
10 9 (2.12%) PHP
11 8 (1.89%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.42%) ES6
12 6 (1.42%) Groovy
12 6 (1.42%) Korn
13 5 (1.18%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (11.56%) ISTQB
2 40 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 38 (8.96%) ISEB
4 37 (8.73%) Degree
5 28 (6.60%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.18%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.94%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.24%) CCNA
12 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.24%) IIBA
12 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (23.58%) QA
2 10 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.94%) MiFID
4 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.77%) Docker
2 6 (1.42%) Firmware
2 6 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
2 6 (1.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.47%) HDFS
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 42 (9.91%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (6.84%) HP SiteScope
3 24 (5.66%) OpenView
4 14 (3.30%) Puppet
5 11 (2.59%) Ansible
6 7 (1.65%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.42%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.18%) SCCM
9 4 (0.94%) Consul
9 4 (0.94%) Packer
9 4 (0.94%) Terraform
10 3 (0.71%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.47%) Nagios
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.47%) Salt
11 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (18.87%) HP
2 34 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.37%) Oracle
4 22 (5.19%) Atlassian
5 17 (4.01%) IBM
6 14 (3.30%) SAP
7 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.18%) Google
8 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.94%) Citrix
9 4 (0.94%) New Relic
9 4 (0.94%) Sun
9 4 (0.94%) WSO2
10 3 (0.71%) Motorola
10 3 (0.71%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.71%) Sonatype
10 3 (0.71%) Splunk
10 3 (0.71%) VMware
11 2 (0.47%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc