Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 22 April 2019 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 > Wales
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 93 95
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -24
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 12 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.75% 0.99% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.14% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
Wales median daily rate £381 £380 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -7.88% +27.91%
10th Percentile £281 £338 £406
90th Percentile £476 £438 £419
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.65% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year +23.66% - -

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,327 1,316 1,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.30% 86.86% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 914 835
Wales median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £270 £225 £185
90th Percentile £635 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 69
Wales median hourly rate £22.84 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.45% +12.00% +38.06%
10th Percentile £8.94 £11.89 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Wales

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in Wales

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in Wales

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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
South Wales +1 12 £381 +0.33%
Non-Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (41.67%) SOAP
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) NHS
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) XML Messaging
6 4 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Test Management

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) QA Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) NHS
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (25.00%) Test Management
7 3 (25.00%) Traceability Matrix
8 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
8 2 (16.67%) Coaching
8 2 (16.67%) Community of Practice
8 2 (16.67%) Line Management
8 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle