Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 478 405
Rank change year-on-year -14 -73 +44
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 422 394 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.51% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 282 436
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +4.64%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £612 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £336
% change year-on-year +10.34% +7.81% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £46.50 - £43.50
10th Percentile £31.45 - £40.18
90th Percentile £63.55 - £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - £43.50

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 86,549 77,649 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.61% 84.40% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,159 51,086 57,973
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,114 2,429
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.91%

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 23 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 April 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 -34 348 £434 +2.66% 83
UK excluding London -37 225 £400 +10.34% 63
London -39 189 £450 -5.26% 29
South East -37 50 £400 +3.90% 18
North of England +12 43 £400 +23.08% 18
Midlands -25 32 £406 +12.07% 2
Scotland -26 31 £419 +6.35% 3
Yorkshire -5 27 £400 +16.36% 4
West Midlands +1 18 £325 +8.33%
South West +13 17 £375 +82.26% 4
Northern Ireland +4 17 £320 +22.84% 1
East of England -5 16 £475 +22.58% 12
Wales +4 15 £380 -7.88% 5
North West -3 15 £450 +38.46% 12
East Midlands -14 14 £450 +12.50% 2
Channel Islands - 4 - -
North East +23 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 240 (56.87%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (53.32%) Test Automation
3 193 (45.73%) Functional Testing
4 137 (32.46%) Java
5 99 (23.46%) Selenium
6 94 (22.27%) JMeter
7 92 (21.80%) Performance Testing
8 90 (21.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 85 (20.14%) Finance
9 85 (20.14%) Scrum
10 83 (19.67%) QA
11 82 (19.43%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (17.77%) Test Strategy
13 73 (17.30%) TDD
14 72 (17.06%) BDD
15 70 (16.59%) Cucumber
15 70 (16.59%) Test Scripting
15 70 (16.59%) JavaScript
16 65 (15.40%) JIRA
17 62 (14.69%) Jenkins
18 61 (14.45%) SQL
19 58 (13.74%) LoadRunner
20 56 (13.27%) Banking
20 56 (13.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
21 54 (12.80%) HP
22 52 (12.32%) ISTQB
23 48 (11.37%) Test Management
24 47 (11.14%) System Integration Testing
25 45 (10.66%) C#
26 44 (10.43%) Oracle

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 (6.40%) Confluence
2 19 (4.50%) Apache
3 13 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.66%) CMS
6 7 (1.66%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.18%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.71%) Mule
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.47%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.95%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.95%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.71%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM for Utilities
4 2 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.32%) Office 365
4 9 (2.13%) GitHub
5 7 (1.66%) PaaS
5 7 (1.66%) Sauce Labs
6 5 (1.18%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.95%) SaaS
7 4 (0.95%) Serverless
7 4 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.47%) Heroku
8 2 (0.47%) npm
8 2 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.69%) HTTP
2 16 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.84%) Firewall
4 11 (2.61%) SMS
5 10 (2.37%) Internet
6 7 (1.66%) FTP
6 7 (1.66%) SAN
7 4 (0.95%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.95%) WAN
7 4 (0.95%) WinSCP
8 3 (0.71%) DNS
9 2 (0.47%) NAS
9 2 (0.47%) Network Security
9 2 (0.47%) VPN
9 2 (0.47%) WLAN
10 1 (0.24%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) Extranet
10 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.24%) SMTP
10 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.50%) NoSQL
3 17 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.90%) HBase
6 7 (1.66%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.42%) Big Data
7 6 (1.42%) DB2
7 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.18%) MS Access
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 99 (23.46%) Selenium
2 94 (22.27%) JMeter
3 70 (16.59%) Cucumber
4 65 (15.40%) JIRA
5 62 (14.69%) Jenkins
6 58 (13.74%) LoadRunner
7 44 (10.43%) SoapUI
8 42 (9.95%) Git (software)
9 36 (8.53%) WebDriver
10 34 (8.06%) JUnit
11 22 (5.21%) Protractor
12 18 (4.27%) Gatling
13 17 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.79%) Gradle
15 15 (3.55%) Mockito
15 15 (3.55%) SpecFlow
16 14 (3.32%) Visual Studio
16 14 (3.32%) Zephyr
17 11 (2.61%) TestNG
18 10 (2.37%) HP UFT
General
1 85 (20.14%) Finance
2 56 (13.27%) Banking
3 15 (3.55%) Retail
4 11 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.90%) Games
6 6 (1.42%) German Language
7 5 (1.18%) Advertising
7 5 (1.18%) Billing
7 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.95%) Law
9 3 (0.71%) Front Office
9 3 (0.71%) Legal
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (21.56%) Analyst
2 81 (19.19%) Tester
3 75 (17.77%) Test Analyst
4 54 (12.80%) Test Manager
5 52 (12.32%) Test Leader
6 51 (12.09%) Developer
7 42 (9.95%) Test Engineer
8 28 (6.64%) Automation Tester
9 23 (5.45%) Developer in Test
10 21 (4.98%) Java Developer
11 20 (4.74%) Test Automation Engineer
12 18 (4.27%) QA Engineer
13 16 (3.79%) Performance Engineer
14 15 (3.55%) Consultant
15 14 (3.32%) QA Leader
15 14 (3.32%) Software Test Engineer
16 12 (2.84%) QA Analyst
16 12 (2.84%) QA Tester
16 12 (2.84%) Software Tester
17 11 (2.61%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.19%) Web Services
2 36 (8.53%) REST
2 36 (8.53%) RESTful
3 35 (8.29%) XML
4 23 (5.45%) JSON
5 21 (4.98%) .NET
5 21 (4.98%) Gherkin
6 20 (4.74%) Dropwizard
7 17 (4.03%) Spring
8 16 (3.79%) SOAP
9 13 (3.08%) HTML
10 11 (2.61%) Guice
10 11 (2.61%) Ratpack
11 10 (2.37%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (2.37%) J2EE
11 10 (2.37%) Kafka
12 9 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (1.66%) Swagger
14 6 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.37%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.66%) NHS
7 7 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.42%) User Experience
9 5 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.95%) iPad
10 4 (0.95%) iPhone
10 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.95%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.71%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.95%) Unix
2 31 (7.35%) Linux
3 23 (5.45%) Windows
4 11 (2.61%) Android
5 10 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.18%) HPUX
8 5 (1.18%) Solaris
8 5 (1.18%) SUSE
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.71%) zOS
10 2 (0.47%) AIX
10 2 (0.47%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.24%) CentOS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (56.87%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (53.32%) Test Automation
3 193 (45.73%) Functional Testing
4 92 (21.80%) Performance Testing
5 90 (21.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 85 (20.14%) Scrum
7 82 (19.43%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (17.77%) Test Strategy
9 73 (17.30%) TDD
10 72 (17.06%) BDD
11 70 (16.59%) Test Scripting
12 56 (13.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 48 (11.37%) Test Management
14 47 (11.14%) System Integration Testing
15 44 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 40 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (9.48%) Regression Testing
17 39 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (8.77%) Software Testing
19 36 (8.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (32.46%) Java
2 70 (16.59%) JavaScript
3 61 (14.45%) SQL
4 45 (10.66%) C#
5 38 (9.00%) Ruby
6 32 (7.58%) Python
7 21 (4.98%) Groovy
8 10 (2.37%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.66%) Scala
11 5 (1.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 5 (1.18%) Java 8
11 5 (1.18%) VB
12 4 (0.95%) C
12 4 (0.95%) F#
13 3 (0.71%) Perl
14 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.47%) Korn
14 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (12.32%) ISTQB
2 35 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.58%) ISEB
4 26 (6.16%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.27%) Degree
6 10 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.95%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (19.67%) QA
2 6 (1.42%) SLA
3 5 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.71%) GDPR
4 3 (0.71%) PMO
5 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (5.21%) Docker
2 7 (1.66%) HDFS
3 6 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.95%) vSphere
5 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (8.29%) HP ALM
2 18 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (4.03%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.13%) logstash
5 8 (1.90%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (1.90%) OpenView
6 7 (1.66%) Kibana
7 6 (1.42%) Ansible
7 6 (1.42%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.18%) Puppet
9 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.24%) Nagios
12 1 (0.24%) SCCM
12 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (12.80%) HP
2 44 (10.43%) Oracle
3 31 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.21%) SAP
5 11 (2.61%) Concur
6 8 (1.90%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.66%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.42%) Citrix
8 6 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.42%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.42%) VMware
9 5 (1.18%) IBM
9 5 (1.18%) Nintex
9 5 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc
10 4 (0.95%) Murex
10 4 (0.95%) Software AG
10 4 (0.95%) webMethods
11 3 (0.71%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.71%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.71%) Workday