Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 February 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 173 155
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18 +8
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 18 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.43% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.78% +7.50% -17.81%
10th Percentile £241 £276 £128
90th Percentile £400 £385 £443
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +73.33% - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,987 4,383 4,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,700 2,336
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 142 131
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Non-Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Non-Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Staffordshire +10 6 - -
Birmingham -10 5 £263 -17.97% 1
Coventry +2 3 £615 +69.66%
Warwickshire - 2 £345 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
1 13 (72.22%) Functional Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) QA
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 4 (22.22%) System Testing
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
7 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (16.67%) ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Retail
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
8 2 (11.11%) HP

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
1 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (5.56%) Mocha
2 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) QA Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) QA Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 6 (33.33%) Software Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
3 6 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Angular 2
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) Mustache
1 1 (5.56%) Sass
1 1 (5.56%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Functional Testing
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
5 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) ERP
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) ES6
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Capita