Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 491 345
Rank change year-on-year +27 -146 +109
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 473 449 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.50% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 313 553
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £298 £262 £263
90th Percentile £556 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +4.09%
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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
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 £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +4 388 £425 +6.25% 36
UK excluding London +65 289 £400 +14.29% 28
London -27 178 £475 +5.56% 14
South East +67 99 £400 +1.91% 3
Scotland +12 58 £415 +31.00% 3
East of England -22 34 £400 +14.29% 2
North of England +18 33 £375 +1.35% 11
Midlands +15 23 £363 +9.85% 5
South West +9 19 £325 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire +19 18 £375 +3.45% 4
Northern Ireland - 16 £315 -
West Midlands +9 13 £350 +6.06% 2
North West -1 11 £400 +6.67% 7
East Midlands +4 10 £425 +25.93% 3
Wales +6 7 £395 +21.07% 3
North East +58 4 £325 -2.99%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 244 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (48.20%) Test Automation
3 192 (40.59%) Functional Testing
4 149 (31.50%) Java
5 112 (23.68%) QA
6 108 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 106 (22.41%) JIRA
8 105 (22.20%) Performance Testing
8 105 (22.20%) Finance
9 98 (20.72%) HP
10 95 (20.08%) Selenium
11 87 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (18.39%) LoadRunner
12 81 (17.12%) Linux
13 78 (16.49%) Test Scripting
14 77 (16.28%) Test Strategy
15 73 (15.43%) BDD
16 72 (15.22%) Scrum
17 69 (14.59%) JavaScript
17 69 (14.59%) TDD
18 68 (14.38%) Banking
19 65 (13.74%) JMeter
20 62 (13.11%) ISTQB
21 61 (12.90%) Cucumber
22 58 (12.26%) SQL
23 57 (12.05%) Regression Testing
23 57 (12.05%) Jenkins
24 52 (10.99%) Software Testing
25 50 (10.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
26 49 (10.36%) System Integration Testing

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 30 (6.34%) Confluence
2 15 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.96%) Apache
4 13 (2.75%) CMS
5 10 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.90%) JBoss
7 7 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.27%) WildFly
9 4 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.85%) Documentum
9 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.85%) SAS
10 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Drupal
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.42%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) Mingle
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) SAP CO
1 6 (1.27%) SAP FI
1 6 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.85%) Maximo
3 4 (0.85%) RMDS
3 4 (0.85%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.27%) Office 365
3 6 (1.27%) PaaS
4 5 (1.06%) Force.com
4 5 (1.06%) GitHub
4 5 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.42%) Boomi
5 2 (0.42%) Heroku
5 2 (0.42%) npm
6 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.44%) HTTP
2 12 (2.54%) Wireless
3 10 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.90%) SAN
5 8 (1.69%) Broadband
5 8 (1.69%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.48%) NAS
7 6 (1.27%) Firewall
7 6 (1.27%) Internet
7 6 (1.27%) WAN
8 4 (0.85%) 4G
8 4 (0.85%) 802.11
8 4 (0.85%) ADSL
8 4 (0.85%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.85%) DNS
8 4 (0.85%) IPv4
8 4 (0.85%) IPv6
8 4 (0.85%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.85%) UPnP
8 4 (0.85%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.96%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.48%) Big Data
6 6 (1.27%) Redis
6 6 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.06%) MySQL
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.85%) Power BI
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.63%) HBase
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 106 (22.41%) JIRA
2 95 (20.08%) Selenium
3 87 (18.39%) LoadRunner
4 65 (13.74%) JMeter
5 61 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 57 (12.05%) Jenkins
7 42 (8.88%) Git (software)
8 40 (8.46%) WebDriver
9 33 (6.98%) JUnit
10 26 (5.50%) SoapUI
11 24 (5.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (4.23%) Maven
13 19 (4.02%) TeamCity
14 18 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (3.59%) HP UFT
16 16 (3.38%) Gradle
17 12 (2.54%) Hudson
17 12 (2.54%) NUnit
17 12 (2.54%) Subversion
18 11 (2.33%) Mockito
General
1 105 (22.20%) Finance
2 68 (14.38%) Banking
3 16 (3.38%) Front Office
4 11 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.90%) Retail
6 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.27%) Law
8 6 (1.27%) Marketing
8 6 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Games
9 4 (0.85%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (24.95%) Analyst
2 98 (20.72%) Tester
3 95 (20.08%) Test Analyst
4 65 (13.74%) Developer
5 50 (10.57%) Test Manager
6 39 (8.25%) Performance Tester
6 39 (8.25%) Test Engineer
7 32 (6.77%) Test Leader
8 23 (4.86%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.44%) Consultant
10 19 (4.02%) Developer in Test
10 19 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (4.02%) Senior Tester
11 17 (3.59%) Senior Performance Tester
12 16 (3.38%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 16 (3.38%) Test Automation Engineer
13 15 (3.17%) Automation Tester
14 14 (2.96%) QA Engineer
14 14 (2.96%) Senior Test Analyst
15 13 (2.75%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.46%) REST
2 39 (8.25%) Web Services
3 33 (6.98%) J2EE
3 33 (6.98%) RESTful
4 27 (5.71%) HTML
5 26 (5.50%) .NET
6 24 (5.07%) Gherkin
7 22 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 19 (4.02%) SOAP
9 16 (3.38%) Middleware
9 16 (3.38%) Spring
10 15 (3.17%) JSON
11 13 (2.75%) Node.js
12 12 (2.54%) XML
13 10 (2.11%) CSS
13 10 (2.11%) React
14 9 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (1.90%) HTML5
14 9 (1.90%) Kafka
15 8 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.54%) STB
7 11 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.11%) Equities
9 7 (1.48%) User Experience
10 6 (1.27%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.27%) Digital TV
10 6 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.27%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.06%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.06%) PDA
12 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.12%) Linux
2 43 (9.09%) Windows
3 38 (8.03%) Unix
4 14 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.54%) Solaris
7 11 (2.33%) AIX
8 7 (1.48%) Android
9 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.06%) CentOS
10 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (48.20%) Test Automation
3 192 (40.59%) Functional Testing
4 108 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 105 (22.20%) Performance Testing
6 87 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (16.49%) Test Scripting
8 77 (16.28%) Test Strategy
9 73 (15.43%) BDD
10 72 (15.22%) Scrum
11 69 (14.59%) TDD
12 57 (12.05%) Regression Testing
13 52 (10.99%) Software Testing
14 50 (10.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 49 (10.36%) System Integration Testing
16 44 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
16 44 (9.30%) Integration Testing
16 44 (9.30%) Test Management
17 40 (8.46%) Waterfall
18 38 (8.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 149 (31.50%) Java
2 69 (14.59%) JavaScript
3 58 (12.26%) SQL
4 44 (9.30%) Python
5 32 (6.77%) C#
6 29 (6.13%) Ruby
7 12 (2.54%) C
7 12 (2.54%) Scala
8 11 (2.33%) C++
8 11 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.11%) Groovy
9 10 (2.11%) PHP
10 9 (1.90%) Perl
11 8 (1.69%) Korn
11 8 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.27%) ES6
13 5 (1.06%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 62 (13.11%) ISTQB
2 43 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 40 (8.46%) Degree
4 39 (8.25%) ISEB
5 33 (6.98%) SC Cleared
6 22 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.06%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) IIBA
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (23.68%) QA
2 10 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.85%) MiFID
4 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (4.02%) Docker
2 8 (1.69%) Oracle Clusterware
2 8 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (1.27%) Firmware
4 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.85%) vSphere
5 2 (0.42%) HDFS
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (6.98%) HP SiteScope
3 28 (5.92%) OpenView
4 14 (2.96%) Puppet
5 11 (2.33%) Ansible
5 11 (2.33%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (1.06%) SCCM
8 4 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (0.85%) Consul
8 4 (0.85%) Packer
8 4 (0.85%) Terraform
9 3 (0.63%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.42%) Salt
10 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 98 (20.72%) HP
2 42 (8.88%) Oracle
3 38 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 22 (4.65%) Atlassian
5 21 (4.44%) IBM
6 17 (3.59%) SAP
7 13 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.27%) VMware
10 5 (1.06%) Google
10 5 (1.06%) webMethods
11 4 (0.85%) Citrix
11 4 (0.85%) New Relic
11 4 (0.85%) Software AG
11 4 (0.85%) WSO2
12 3 (0.63%) Motorola
12 3 (0.63%) Sonatype
12 3 (0.63%) Splunk
12 3 (0.63%) Sun
13 2 (0.42%) Charles River