Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 172 195
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 -43
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 33 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.27% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 21
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +6.06% -16.46%
10th Percentile £275 £244 £150
90th Percentile £453 £552 £469
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 - £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 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 4,354 4,022 5,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.98% 83.95% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,574 3,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 154
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.54% -14.70%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.25 £48.75 £39.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -34 14 £413 -22.54% 1
Birmingham +3 10 £425 +38.78% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £275 -
Warwickshire +7 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £413 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (48.48%) Functional Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 13 (39.39%) DevOps
3 13 (39.39%) Selenium
4 10 (30.30%) JIRA
5 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 9 (27.27%) Scrum
5 9 (27.27%) Oracle
5 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 8 (24.24%) BDD
6 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
6 8 (24.24%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) Documentum
7 7 (21.21%) ERP
7 7 (21.21%) Test Management
7 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Pega
7 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Content Management
8 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 6 (18.18%) Confluence
8 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 6 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 6 (18.18%) logstash
8 6 (18.18%) AppDynamics

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 7 (21.21%) Documentum
2 6 (18.18%) Confluence
2 6 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Infor M3
1 2 (6.06%) Lawson
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Boomi
2 1 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) JIRA
3 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 5 (15.15%) JMeter
6 4 (12.12%) Maven
6 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
7 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 1 (3.03%) Gatling
8 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.03%) TestNG
8 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Tester
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Process Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) Taurus
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (48.48%) Functional Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 13 (39.39%) DevOps
4 9 (27.27%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) BDD
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
6 7 (21.21%) ERP
6 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Test Management
7 6 (18.18%) Case Management
7 6 (18.18%) Content Management
7 6 (18.18%) Data Management
7 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Content Management
7 6 (18.18%) Workflow
8 5 (15.15%) Kanban
8 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (12.12%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) logstash
2 5 (15.15%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) Pega
3 6 (18.18%) AppDynamics
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec