Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 185 155
Rank change year-on-year +12 -30 +9
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 14 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 9
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -15.19% +8.97%
10th Percentile £244 £150 £250
90th Percentile £551 £472 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 3985 5084 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3044 2252
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.63 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +5 6 £350 -24.32%
Birmingham +6 5 £263 +75.00%
Shropshire - 2 £533 -
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Data Reconciliation
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) Puppet
5 4 (28.57%) Docker
5 4 (28.57%) WSO2
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (28.57%) GitLab
5 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes
5 4 (28.57%) Packer
5 4 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (28.57%) Terraform
5 4 (28.57%) Consul
5 4 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Google
5 4 (28.57%) CentOS

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (28.57%) GitLab
2 4 (28.57%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (7.14%) Mocha
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) Mustache
2 1 (7.14%) Sass
2 1 (7.14%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Data Reconciliation
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) ITSM
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ES6
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Consul
1 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 4 (28.57%) Packer
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Google
2 4 (28.57%) WSO2