Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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 > Wales
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 84 98
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 +18
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.75% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.88% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Wales median daily rate £356 £395 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.81% +7.12% +13.46%
10th Percentile £197 £323 £278
90th Percentile £441 £510 £423
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £61.25 - £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 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 1,513 1,025 1,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.36% 82.93% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 684 853
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £181 £211
90th Percentile £588 £559 £562
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 52
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.89% +23.48% +14.84%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £53.35 £62.38
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
South Wales -18 13 £356 -18.57% 1
Non-Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (69.23%) Test Strategy
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Regression Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
5 6 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (46.15%) NHS
5 6 (46.15%) XML
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
6 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
6 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) QA
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 4 (30.77%) SOAP
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (23.08%) C#
8 3 (23.08%) Degree

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
3 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
4 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) NHS
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Test Strategy
3 8 (61.54%) Regression Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 6 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
8 3 (23.08%) Coaching
9 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
9 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 2 (15.38%) Project Management
9 2 (15.38%) Test Management
9 2 (15.38%) Traceability Matrix
9 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (7.69%) API Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft