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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 369 433
Rank change year-on-year -50 +64  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 189 306 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.57% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.69% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 213 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £331 £391
% change year-on-year +5.66% -15.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £44.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £44.22
% change year-on-year - -1.61%  

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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -17 173 £400 - 47
London -39 83 £475 +11.76% 13
South East +33 38 £375 +7.14% 12
Hampshire +23 21 £400 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +11 13 £305 +1.66% 3
City of London -8 13 £421 +0.29% 3
West Yorkshire +19 11 £356 +9.61% 4
Yorkshire +19 11 £363 +11.53% 6
Leeds +8 10 £356 +9.61% 4
East Midlands - 9 £344 - 4
Scotland +17 8 £394 +14.13% 1
Berkshire +33 6 £301 -19.66% 4
Edinburgh +11 6 £400 +17.64% 1
East of England -6 6 £469 -6.25% 1
North East -11 5 £300 +1.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 5 £300 -14.28%
Tyne and Wear -14 5 £300 +1.69%
Andover - 5 £400 - 1
North West +17 4 £306 -18.87% 2
Suffolk +2 4 £469 -14.77%
County Antrim -17 4 £261 -5.27%
Belfast -20 4 £261 -5.27%
Northern Ireland -22 4 £261 -5.27%
Northampton - 4 £375 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £375 - 1
Kent +11 3 - -
Winchester +4 3 £463 +32.14%
Coventry +2 3 £318 +5.83% 1
Birmingham -1 3 £300 +122.22% 2
Surrey -1 3 £525 +26.50% 3

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 190 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (40.66%) Functional Testing
3 116 (29.67%) Test Scripting
4 102 (26.09%) Java
5 98 (25.06%) Selenium
6 97 (24.81%) Finance
6 97 (24.81%) Test Strategy
7 91 (23.27%) QA
8 81 (20.72%) SQL
9 79 (20.20%) Regression Testing
10 77 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 75 (19.18%) JIRA
12 74 (18.93%) BDD
13 71 (18.16%) TDD
14 70 (17.90%) Test Automation
15 66 (16.88%) Performance Testing
16 61 (15.60%) Software Testing
17 58 (14.83%) Scrum
18 57 (14.58%) ISEB
19 53 (13.55%) Manual Testing
20 49 (12.53%) Integration Testing
21 48 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
21 48 (12.28%) Banking
22 47 (12.02%) Defect Management
23 45 (11.51%) Automated Testing
24 44 (11.25%) ISTQB
24 44 (11.25%) Cucumber
24 44 (11.25%) LoadRunner
25 43 (11.00%) Test Management
25 43 (11.00%) Automation 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 23 (5.88%) Confluence
2 18 (4.60%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.07%) CMS
4 11 (2.81%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.56%) JBoss
6 8 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.77%) Apache
8 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.26%) Drupal
10 1 (0.26%) GemFire
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 19 (4.86%) MS Excel
1 19 (4.86%) MS Office
2 8 (2.05%) MS Project
3 5 (1.28%) Mingle
4 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.26%) Endur
3 1 (0.26%) Findur
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.05%) GitHub
2 5 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.77%) G Suite
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.77%) PaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.26%) Force.com
5 1 (0.26%) IaaS
5 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.30%) Internet
2 7 (1.79%) HTTP
3 6 (1.53%) PuTTY
3 6 (1.53%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.51%) FTP
4 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.26%) 3G
5 1 (0.26%) 4G
5 1 (0.26%) AMQP
5 1 (0.26%) Firewall
5 1 (0.26%) GPRS
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.79%) Big Data
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.53%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (1.53%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.51%) GIS
9 2 (0.51%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.51%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 98 (25.06%) Selenium
2 75 (19.18%) JIRA
3 44 (11.25%) Cucumber
3 44 (11.25%) LoadRunner
4 42 (10.74%) WebDriver
5 40 (10.23%) Git (software)
5 40 (10.23%) Jenkins
6 27 (6.91%) SoapUI
7 26 (6.65%) HP UFT
7 26 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (6.39%) JUnit
9 23 (5.88%) JMeter
9 23 (5.88%) TeamCity
10 20 (5.12%) Maven
11 17 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (4.35%) JBehave
12 16 (4.09%) Eclipse
12 16 (4.09%) SpecFlow
12 16 (4.09%) Visual Studio
13 15 (3.84%) FitNesse
General
1 97 (24.81%) Finance
2 48 (12.28%) Banking
3 23 (5.88%) Retail
4 10 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.79%) Front Office
6 6 (1.53%) Legal
7 5 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.02%) Advertising
8 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.02%) Publishing
9 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.77%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 136 (34.78%) Analyst
2 122 (31.20%) Test Analyst
3 81 (20.72%) Tester
4 57 (14.58%) Test Manager
5 28 (7.16%) Test Leader
6 27 (6.91%) Developer
7 26 (6.65%) Test Engineer
8 21 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (5.12%) Automation Test Analyst
9 20 (5.12%) Senior Test Analyst
10 19 (4.86%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 17 (4.35%) Performance Tester
11 17 (4.35%) QA Analyst
12 16 (4.09%) Banking Analyst
13 15 (3.84%) Automation Tester
14 14 (3.58%) Agile Test Manager
15 12 (3.07%) Java Developer
16 10 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
16 10 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
17 9 (2.30%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.70%) RESTful
2 29 (7.42%) XML
3 26 (6.65%) Web Services
4 24 (6.14%) SOAP
5 21 (5.37%) Gherkin
5 21 (5.37%) HTML
6 20 (5.12%) .NET
7 18 (4.60%) Node.js
7 18 (4.60%) REST
8 17 (4.35%) Spring
9 16 (4.09%) Middleware
10 15 (3.84%) J2EE
11 13 (3.32%) CSS
11 13 (3.32%) Hibernate
12 12 (3.07%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.56%) JSON
13 10 (2.56%) React
14 8 (2.05%) HTML5
14 8 (2.05%) Unreal Engine
15 6 (1.53%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (3.58%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 7 (1.79%) User Experience
4 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.53%) Reinsurance
5 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.02%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.02%) Digital TV
6 4 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.02%) NHS
6 4 (1.02%) STB
7 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.77%) EPoS
7 3 (0.77%) Equities
7 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.46%) Linux
2 33 (8.44%) Unix
3 24 (6.14%) Windows
4 6 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.02%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) AIX
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) SUSE
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (40.66%) Functional Testing
3 116 (29.67%) Test Scripting
4 97 (24.81%) Test Strategy
5 79 (20.20%) Regression Testing
6 77 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 74 (18.93%) BDD
8 71 (18.16%) TDD
9 70 (17.90%) Test Automation
10 66 (16.88%) Performance Testing
11 61 (15.60%) Software Testing
12 58 (14.83%) Scrum
13 53 (13.55%) Manual Testing
14 49 (12.53%) Integration Testing
15 48 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (12.02%) Defect Management
17 45 (11.51%) Automated Testing
18 43 (11.00%) Automation Testing
18 43 (11.00%) Test Management
19 42 (10.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (26.09%) Java
2 81 (20.72%) SQL
3 42 (10.74%) C#
4 36 (9.21%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.60%) C++
6 14 (3.58%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.81%) Python
7 11 (2.81%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.56%) C
9 9 (2.30%) Scala
9 9 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.53%) F#
10 6 (1.53%) Ruby
11 4 (1.02%) PHP
11 4 (1.02%) VBScript
12 3 (0.77%) Perl
12 3 (0.77%) XPath
12 3 (0.77%) XQuery
13 2 (0.51%) Clojure
13 2 (0.51%) Rust
Qualifications
1 57 (14.58%) ISEB
2 44 (11.25%) ISTQB
3 40 (10.23%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.91%) Degree
5 26 (6.65%) SC Cleared
6 23 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (23.27%) QA
2 9 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.30%) SDET
3 5 (1.28%) PMO
4 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.05%) Docker
2 7 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.77%) XenApp
4 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 28 (7.16%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.32%) HP SiteScope
3 12 (3.07%) OpenView
4 6 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.53%) Puppet
5 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.77%) Ansible
6 3 (0.77%) SCCM
6 3 (0.77%) SCOM
6 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.51%) Ambari
7 2 (0.51%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (9.72%) Oracle
2 37 (9.46%) HP
3 36 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.12%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.81%) VMware
6 9 (2.30%) Guidewire
7 7 (1.79%) SAP
8 6 (1.53%) IBM
8 6 (1.53%) Remedy
8 6 (1.53%) Splunk
9 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.02%) Citrix
10 4 (1.02%) Informatica
10 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.77%) Adobe
11 3 (0.77%) Apple
11 3 (0.77%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.77%) Murex
11 3 (0.77%) Reuters
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