Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 156 192
Rank change year-on-year -24 +36 -23
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 22 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.44% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 19
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +9.24% -15.00%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £150
90th Percentile £450 £550 £475
England median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 - £43.00

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 4,218 3,618 5,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.43% 83.60% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,520 2,287 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.36 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Shropshire -17 9 £413 -22.54%
Birmingham -11 7 £450 +38.46% 3
Coventry -16 2 £413 +33.06%
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire -1 1 £275 - 1
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (50.00%) Web Services
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (45.45%) Functional Testing
3 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
4 8 (36.36%) DevOps
5 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) MySQL
6 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) Test Management
6 6 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (27.27%) AppDynamics
6 6 (27.27%) logstash
7 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) JIRA
7 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) SOA
8 4 (18.18%) System Testing

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 6 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (13.64%) Confluence
3 2 (9.09%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (4.55%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) Big Data
3 2 (9.09%) Data Lake
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.64%) JMeter
4 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (9.09%) Gatling
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
5 2 (9.09%) TestNG
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Azure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Chief Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 2 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) RESTful
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Functional Testing
3 8 (36.36%) DevOps
4 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 6 (27.27%) Test Management
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) SOA
7 4 (18.18%) System Testing
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) Kanban
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) logstash
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) AppDynamics
4 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
5 2 (9.09%) Pega