Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 514 465
Rank change year-on-year +26 -49 -84
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 471 379 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.46% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 244 380
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +8.84%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £43.50
10th Percentile £17.00 - £36.92
90th Percentile £29.60 - £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 - £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 88,010 81,989 92,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.54% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,032 53,704 60,739
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,377 2,066 2,306
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.08 £47.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +11.14%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +42 430 £450 +11.11% 82
UK excluding London +1 266 £425 +6.25% 54
London +35 198 £475 -5.00% 34
North of England +39 87 £425 +13.33% 16
South East -36 76 £425 +6.25% 8
Yorkshire +20 50 £408 +4.82% 7
North West +7 32 £450 +20.00% 8
Midlands -22 31 £438 +6.06% 7
West Midlands -24 22 £413 +26.92% 5
East of England -8 20 £483 +48.46% 7
South West -11 18 £350 +6.06% 10
Scotland -45 17 £406 -2.11% 4
Wales -5 15 £390 -22.00% 2
East Midlands -19 8 £500 +17.65% 2
North East -1 5 £342 +5.23% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 276 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (53.50%) Test Automation
3 184 (39.07%) Functional Testing
4 126 (26.75%) Java
5 119 (25.27%) Selenium
6 114 (24.20%) JMeter
7 113 (23.99%) Performance Testing
8 106 (22.51%) Test Strategy
9 105 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
10 100 (21.23%) BDD
11 99 (21.02%) Scrum
12 84 (17.83%) JIRA
13 83 (17.62%) QA
14 82 (17.41%) Finance
15 81 (17.20%) Test Scripting
16 80 (16.99%) Cucumber
16 80 (16.99%) SQL
17 76 (16.14%) TDD
18 73 (15.50%) Jenkins
19 69 (14.65%) User Acceptance Testing
20 68 (14.44%) Software Testing
21 67 (14.23%) JavaScript
22 61 (12.95%) ISTQB
22 61 (12.95%) DevOps
23 57 (12.10%) WebDriver
24 56 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
25 55 (11.68%) RESTful
25 55 (11.68%) C#
25 55 (11.68%) Continuous Delivery
26 54 (11.46%) Defect 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 41 (8.70%) Confluence
2 21 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.82%) Apache Spark
4 17 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (2.12%) CMS
7 9 (1.91%) Apache
8 8 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.49%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.06%) IIS
11 4 (0.85%) Mule
11 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.42%) CoreMedia CMS
13 2 (0.42%) Documentum
13 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.85%) HFM
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.64%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.42%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.21%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.21%) Minerva
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) RMDS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.18%) GitHub
4 14 (2.97%) BrowserStack
5 11 (2.34%) Office 365
6 10 (2.12%) PaaS
6 10 (2.12%) Sauce Labs
7 9 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.91%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.91%) Serverless
8 7 (1.49%) BlazeMeter
9 4 (0.85%) Akamai
9 4 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) SaaS
12 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.40%) HTTP
2 14 (2.97%) SMS
3 11 (2.34%) Firewall
4 9 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.06%) Internet
5 5 (1.06%) SAN
6 3 (0.64%) DNS
7 2 (0.42%) DHCP
7 2 (0.42%) FTP
7 2 (0.42%) LAN
7 2 (0.42%) Network Security
7 2 (0.42%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.42%) WAN
7 2 (0.42%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.42%) WLAN
8 1 (0.21%) Broadband
8 1 (0.21%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.21%) NAS
8 1 (0.21%) Skype
8 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.46%) MySQL
3 18 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (3.40%) Hadoop
4 16 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.18%) HBase
6 14 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.76%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (1.91%) Big Data
8 9 (1.91%) DB2
8 9 (1.91%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.70%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.06%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.85%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.64%) Impala
12 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 119 (25.27%) Selenium
2 114 (24.20%) JMeter
3 84 (17.83%) JIRA
4 80 (16.99%) Cucumber
5 73 (15.50%) Jenkins
6 57 (12.10%) WebDriver
7 52 (11.04%) LoadRunner
8 47 (9.98%) SoapUI
9 43 (9.13%) Git (software)
10 28 (5.94%) JUnit
11 22 (4.67%) Gatling
11 22 (4.67%) Protractor
11 22 (4.67%) SpecFlow
11 22 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (4.46%) Visual Studio
13 20 (4.25%) Visual Studio Team System
14 16 (3.40%) Maven
15 11 (2.34%) JBehave
15 11 (2.34%) Mockito
15 11 (2.34%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (17.41%) Finance
2 43 (9.13%) Banking
3 15 (3.18%) Retail
4 11 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.12%) Advertising
6 8 (1.70%) Marketing
7 7 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.27%) German Language
8 6 (1.27%) Legal
9 5 (1.06%) Games
9 5 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.64%) Billing
11 3 (0.64%) Electronics
11 3 (0.64%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 101 (21.44%) Analyst
2 100 (21.23%) Tester
3 83 (17.62%) Test Analyst
4 57 (12.10%) Test Leader
5 54 (11.46%) Test Manager
6 52 (11.04%) Developer
7 36 (7.64%) Test Engineer
8 31 (6.58%) Automation Tester
9 21 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
10 19 (4.03%) Test Automation Engineer
11 18 (3.82%) Non-Functional Tester
12 17 (3.61%) Developer in Test
12 17 (3.61%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.61%) Performance Test Leader
13 15 (3.18%) Performance Tester
14 14 (2.97%) Agile Tester
15 13 (2.76%) Architect
15 13 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (2.55%) Automation Engineer
17 11 (2.34%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.68%) RESTful
2 49 (10.40%) Web Services
3 43 (9.13%) XML
4 31 (6.58%) .NET
4 31 (6.58%) JSON
5 30 (6.37%) REST
6 18 (3.82%) SOAP
7 17 (3.61%) Dropwizard
7 17 (3.61%) Gherkin
7 17 (3.61%) HTML
8 16 (3.40%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.97%) Spring
10 12 (2.55%) CSS
10 12 (2.55%) Java EE
11 10 (2.12%) Doctrine
12 9 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (1.91%) Kafka
12 9 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (1.49%) HTML5
14 6 (1.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.52%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.61%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (1.91%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.91%) User Experience
6 8 (1.70%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.27%) NHS
8 4 (0.85%) Fintech
8 4 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.64%) Derivative
9 3 (0.64%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.42%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.55%) Unix
2 35 (7.43%) Linux
3 23 (4.88%) Windows
4 14 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.91%) Android
5 9 (1.91%) VMS
6 7 (1.49%) Solaris
7 5 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.06%) zOS
8 4 (0.85%) AIX
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) VME
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (53.50%) Test Automation
3 184 (39.07%) Functional Testing
4 113 (23.99%) Performance Testing
5 106 (22.51%) Test Strategy
6 105 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
7 100 (21.23%) BDD
8 99 (21.02%) Scrum
9 81 (17.20%) Test Scripting
10 76 (16.14%) TDD
11 69 (14.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 68 (14.44%) Software Testing
13 61 (12.95%) DevOps
14 55 (11.68%) Continuous Delivery
15 54 (11.46%) Defect Management
16 48 (10.19%) Integration Testing
17 47 (9.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 47 (9.98%) Test Management
18 45 (9.55%) Kanban
18 45 (9.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (26.75%) Java
2 80 (16.99%) SQL
3 67 (14.23%) JavaScript
4 55 (11.68%) C#
5 20 (4.25%) Python
6 14 (2.97%) Ruby
7 12 (2.55%) PHP
7 12 (2.55%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.34%) Groovy
9 10 (2.12%) PHP 7
9 10 (2.12%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.91%) Scala
11 8 (1.70%) C
12 6 (1.27%) Apple Swift
12 6 (1.27%) Java 8
12 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.06%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.85%) VB
15 3 (0.64%) Erlang
16 2 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (12.95%) ISTQB
2 47 (9.98%) Security Cleared
3 41 (8.70%) ISEB
4 34 (7.22%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.25%) Degree
6 15 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.27%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) MCP
12 1 (0.21%) OCP
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (17.62%) QA
2 9 (1.91%) GDPR
2 9 (1.91%) SLA
3 7 (1.49%) PMO
4 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) GCP
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (5.31%) Docker
2 14 (2.97%) HDFS
3 9 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) IAG
6 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (3.82%) HP ALM
2 16 (3.40%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.18%) logstash
4 13 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (2.55%) Prometheus
6 9 (1.91%) Kibana
7 8 (1.70%) Puppet
8 7 (1.49%) Ansible
9 4 (0.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.85%) Terraform
10 3 (0.64%) Rancher
10 3 (0.64%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.42%) Oozie
11 2 (0.42%) Salt
12 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.21%) Grafana
12 1 (0.21%) Nessus
12 1 (0.21%) SCCM
12 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (9.55%) Oracle
2 34 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.52%) HP
4 14 (2.97%) Atlassian
5 13 (2.76%) AppDynamics
6 11 (2.34%) SAP
7 10 (2.12%) Zend
8 9 (1.91%) Hyperion
9 8 (1.70%) Nintex
9 8 (1.70%) SOASTA, Inc
10 7 (1.49%) Workday
11 6 (1.27%) Concur
11 6 (1.27%) IBM
11 6 (1.27%) Murex
12 5 (1.06%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.06%) VMware
13 4 (0.85%) Apple
13 4 (0.85%) ArcSight
14 3 (0.64%) McAfee
14 3 (0.64%) Red Hat