The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 118 131
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 8 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.41% 1.13% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.29% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 3
Median salary £50,000 £40,696 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.86% -26.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.19% -1.76%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1753 2099 1734
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.21% 87.49% 85.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1428 1541 1402
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in Birmingham

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Non-Functional Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
1 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) QA
3 14 (82.35%) JMeter
4 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (58.82%) SOAP
6 9 (52.94%) Java
6 9 (52.94%) Scrum
7 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
8 7 (41.18%) Load Testing
8 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
8 7 (41.18%) JSON
8 7 (41.18%) JIRA
8 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
8 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
8 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
9 6 (35.29%) REST
9 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
9 6 (35.29%) DSDM
9 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
9 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
9 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (35.29%) Kanban
10 5 (29.41%) RESTful
10 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
10 5 (29.41%) JUnit
10 5 (29.41%) TestNG
10 5 (29.41%) Open Source

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (41.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 14 (82.35%) JMeter
3 7 (41.18%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
4 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) JUnit
5 5 (29.41%) TestNG
6 3 (17.65%) eggPlant
6 3 (17.65%) JBehave
6 3 (17.65%) Ranorex
6 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
6 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
6 3 (17.65%) WATIR
7 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Automation Test Lead
1 6 (35.29%) Test Leader
2 4 (23.53%) QA Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) QA Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Development Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Java Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) SOAP
2 7 (41.18%) JSON
3 6 (35.29%) REST
4 5 (29.41%) RESTful
5 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Load Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
6 6 (35.29%) DSDM
6 6 (35.29%) Kanban
6 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
6 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (29.41%) BDD
7 5 (29.41%) DevOps
7 5 (29.41%) Open Source
7 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
9 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (17.65%) Test Management
10 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (88.24%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (11.76%) Cognizant
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft