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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England / West Midlands
Rank 103 113 116
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 13 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.77% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Median daily rate £305 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £135 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £331 £400
% change year-on-year +5.66% -17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £44.22
% change year-on-year - -1.61%  

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 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Coventry 0 3 £318 +5.83%
Birmingham -1 3 £300 +122.22% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £300 -
Staffordshire +3 1 £275 - 1
Non-Functional Testing
England

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (59.09%) Functional Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) JIRA
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Selenium
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Data Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) MS Office
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
7 3 (13.64%) Test Management

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related 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 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 3G
1 1 (4.55%) 4G
1 1 (4.55%) GPRS
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Data Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) ERP Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) iOS SDK
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) EPoS
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Functional Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
5 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (13.64%) Data Validation
7 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Management
7 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) CODA
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle