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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 402 339
Rank change year-on-year +3 -63  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 193 270 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.61% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 209 228
Median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £550 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +14.70% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £103.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £103.25
% change year-on-year - -61.25%  

Non-Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 176 £425 +6.25% 52
London -37 70 £520 +22.35% 25
South East +62 46 £375 +15.38% 9
Scotland +29 16 £415 +18.57% 5
East Midlands +3 14 £425 +21.42% 2
Yorkshire +18 13 £411 +7.16% 6
Surrey +12 13 £364 -3.00% 1
East of England -16 13 £325 -23.52% 1
West Yorkshire +22 12 £420 +29.23% 6
Hampshire +14 11 £425 +6.25% 3
Edinburgh +6 11 £381 -10.29% 3
City of London -5 11 £550 +22.22% 13
South West -2 10 £350 -6.66% 3
Woking - 10 £370 -
Leeds +22 9 £420 +29.23% 6
Berkshire +25 7 £376 +25.41% 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £462 - 1
East Sussex - 7 £263 -
Andover - 7 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 7 £462 - 1
Plymouth - 6 £350 -
Devon - 6 £350 -
West Midlands +16 5 £475 +216.66%
West Lothian - 5 £415 -
Brighton - 5 £300 -
Livingston - 5 £415 -
North West +10 4 £388 +14.81% 5
Essex -11 4 £388 -10.14%
Brentwood - 4 £388 -
Kent - 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 171 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 155 (40.05%) Functional Testing
3 151 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (27.91%) Test Strategy
5 105 (27.13%) Test Scripting
6 89 (23.00%) Java
7 85 (21.96%) Finance
8 81 (20.93%) QA
9 75 (19.38%) Performance Testing
10 67 (17.31%) Selenium
11 64 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (16.54%) Regression Testing
11 64 (16.54%) HP
12 63 (16.28%) LoadRunner
12 63 (16.28%) Linux
13 61 (15.76%) SQL
13 61 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 58 (14.99%) Software Testing
15 54 (13.95%) ISEB
16 53 (13.70%) JIRA
17 52 (13.44%) BDD
18 49 (12.66%) Banking
18 49 (12.66%) Oracle
19 48 (12.40%) TDD
20 46 (11.89%) Scrum
21 43 (11.11%) Cucumber
22 41 (10.59%) Security Cleared
23 40 (10.34%) Integration Testing
23 40 (10.34%) ISTQB
24 38 (9.82%) Scenario 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 16 (4.13%) Confluence
2 13 (3.36%) CMS
3 12 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.10%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.33%) Apache
5 7 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.55%) WildFly
7 5 (1.29%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.03%) JBoss
9 3 (0.78%) Drupal
9 3 (0.78%) nginx
9 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 17 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.78%) Mingle
2 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.78%) RMDS
2 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) Endur
4 1 (0.26%) Findur
4 1 (0.26%) iTrent
4 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) Maximo
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.07%) Force.com
3 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.29%) GitHub
5 3 (0.78%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.78%) G Suite
5 3 (0.78%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.07%) Internet
2 6 (1.55%) PuTTY
2 6 (1.55%) WinSCP
3 4 (1.03%) Broadband
4 3 (0.78%) HTTP
4 3 (0.78%) NAS
4 3 (0.78%) Wireless
4 3 (0.78%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.52%) 802.11
5 2 (0.52%) ADSL
5 2 (0.52%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.52%) FTP
5 2 (0.52%) IPv4
5 2 (0.52%) IPv6
5 2 (0.52%) UPnP
5 2 (0.52%) VDSL
5 2 (0.52%) WAN
6 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.26%) SAN
6 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (1.29%) MySQL
7 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.78%) Big Data
8 3 (0.78%) Hazelcast
8 3 (0.78%) HBase
8 3 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 67 (17.31%) Selenium
2 63 (16.28%) LoadRunner
3 53 (13.70%) JIRA
4 43 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 28 (7.24%) WebDriver
6 26 (6.72%) JMeter
7 25 (6.46%) TeamCity
8 24 (6.20%) Jenkins
9 23 (5.94%) Visual Studio
10 22 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (5.17%) HP UFT
11 20 (5.17%) SoapUI
12 17 (4.39%) Git (software)
13 15 (3.88%) JUnit
13 15 (3.88%) Maven
14 13 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (3.10%) Gatling
16 9 (2.33%) JBehave
17 8 (2.07%) FitNesse
17 8 (2.07%) Subversion
General
1 85 (21.96%) Finance
2 49 (12.66%) Banking
3 14 (3.62%) Retail
4 12 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.10%) Front Office
4 12 (3.10%) Marketing
5 10 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.29%) Games
9 4 (1.03%) Advertising
9 4 (1.03%) Legal
9 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Electronics
10 3 (0.78%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 116 (29.97%) Analyst
2 102 (26.36%) Test Analyst
3 92 (23.77%) Tester
4 54 (13.95%) Test Manager
5 34 (8.79%) Developer
6 29 (7.49%) Performance Tester
7 24 (6.20%) Test Engineer
8 21 (5.43%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 20 (5.17%) Test Leader
10 17 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (4.39%) Senior Test Analyst
11 16 (4.13%) Java Developer
11 16 (4.13%) QA Analyst
12 15 (3.88%) Consultant
13 14 (3.62%) Agile Test Manager
13 14 (3.62%) Automation Test Analyst
14 13 (3.36%) Non-Functional Tester
14 13 (3.36%) Test Consultant
15 12 (3.10%) Banking Analyst
16 11 (2.84%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.17%) HTML
2 16 (4.13%) AngularJS
3 15 (3.88%) XML
4 14 (3.62%) .NET
4 14 (3.62%) Middleware
4 14 (3.62%) RESTful
4 14 (3.62%) Web Services
5 13 (3.36%) J2EE
5 13 (3.36%) Node.js
6 12 (3.10%) SOAP
7 11 (2.84%) CSS
7 11 (2.84%) REST
8 10 (2.58%) Gherkin
9 9 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (2.33%) Kafka
9 9 (2.33%) React
10 8 (2.07%) HTML5
10 8 (2.07%) Unreal Engine
10 8 (2.07%) Visualforce
11 7 (1.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.10%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.10%) User Experience
3 11 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.07%) Equities
6 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.55%) STB
8 4 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.78%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.78%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.52%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.52%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.52%) NHS
10 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 63 (16.28%) Linux
2 34 (8.79%) Unix
3 30 (7.75%) Windows
4 10 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.81%) Solaris
6 6 (1.55%) AIX
7 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.03%) Android
8 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.52%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.26%) HPUX
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) SUSE
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 155 (40.05%) Functional Testing
3 151 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (27.91%) Test Strategy
5 105 (27.13%) Test Scripting
6 75 (19.38%) Performance Testing
7 64 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (16.54%) Regression Testing
8 61 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 58 (14.99%) Software Testing
10 52 (13.44%) BDD
11 48 (12.40%) TDD
12 46 (11.89%) Scrum
13 40 (10.34%) Integration Testing
14 38 (9.82%) Scenario Testing
15 37 (9.56%) Test Management
16 36 (9.30%) Manual Testing
17 35 (9.04%) System Integration Testing
18 33 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
19 32 (8.27%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.00%) Java
2 61 (15.76%) SQL
3 36 (9.30%) C#
3 36 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.91%) Python
5 13 (3.36%) C++
6 12 (3.10%) Ruby
7 8 (2.07%) Apex Code
7 8 (2.07%) C
7 8 (2.07%) PHP
8 7 (1.81%) Perl
8 7 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.55%) F#
9 6 (1.55%) VBScript
10 5 (1.29%) Scala
11 3 (0.78%) ES6
11 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (13.95%) ISEB
2 41 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 40 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 31 (8.01%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.43%) Degree
6 19 (4.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (3.10%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (20.93%) QA
2 5 (1.29%) PMO
3 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (3.36%) Docker
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.78%) Firmware
4 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (9.56%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.62%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (2.84%) OpenView
4 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.03%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.78%) Nagios
6 3 (0.78%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.52%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.52%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) Ambari
8 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 64 (16.54%) HP
2 49 (12.66%) Oracle
3 27 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 16 (4.13%) IBM
5 11 (2.84%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.84%) VMware
6 6 (1.55%) Remedy
6 6 (1.55%) SAP
6 6 (1.55%) Splunk
7 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.03%) Adobe
8 4 (1.03%) Informatica
8 4 (1.03%) SOASTA, Inc
8 4 (1.03%) Sun
9 3 (0.78%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.78%) Murex
9 3 (0.78%) New Relic
9 3 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Posted: 17 days ago