Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 150 167
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17 0
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 20 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 17
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% -29.05%
10th Percentile £271 £274 £128
90th Percentile £477 £443 £388
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 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 4,130 3,501 4,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.72% 81.31% 83.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,544 2,196 2,577
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £266 £240 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 137 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +21.30% -26.15%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.05 £49.25 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +3 6 - -
Coventry -11 4 £615 +93.70%
Birmingham -19 3 £232 -22.67% 4
Warwickshire -2 2 £315 +7.23% 1
Shropshire - 2 £370 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) QA
4 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
8 5 (25.00%) Test Management
8 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Retail
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) Java
10 3 (15.00%) Web Services
10 3 (15.00%) XML
10 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.00%) ERP
10 3 (15.00%) SOA
10 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) Selenium
10 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
1 2 (10.00%) Data Lake
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.00%) Gatling
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.00%) TestNG
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) QA Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (30.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) QA Tester
3 6 (30.00%) Software Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Software QA Tester
3 6 (30.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Software Tester
3 6 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Chief Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
8 5 (25.00%) Test Management
8 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
10 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.00%) ERP
10 3 (15.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) SOA
10 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) Capita
3 1 (5.00%) Pega