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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 133 109
Rank change year-on-year +17 -24  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.52% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 7
Median daily rate £475 £150 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +216.66% -65.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £150 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £439 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £345 £340
% change year-on-year +13.04% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £103.25
% change year-on-year - -61.25%  

Non-Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +4 2 £288 -25.80%
Birmingham +7 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £515 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 12 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Data Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
7 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
7 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL

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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Data Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) CODA
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) SAP