Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 303 297
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 48 56 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36 56 36
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.89% +3.67%
10th Percentile £28,250 £33,125 £27,125
90th Percentile £56,875 £51,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +7.95%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,497 11,148 10,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.34% 90.38% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9,130 9,322 8,902
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the North West

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Non-Functional Testing in the North West

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the North West

Non-Functional Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -28 22 £38,500 -3.75%
Manchester -5 21 £37,500 - 3
Lancashire +9 5 £61,000 +37.85%
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 29 (60.42%) Functional Testing
3 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (39.58%) Finance
4 19 (39.58%) SQL
5 18 (37.50%) Selenium
5 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 14 (29.17%) Java
7 12 (25.00%) Degree
8 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
8 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (20.83%) Windows
9 10 (20.83%) QA
9 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
10 9 (18.75%) Banking
10 9 (18.75%) C#
10 9 (18.75%) User Stories
11 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 8 (16.67%) .NET
12 7 (14.58%) Unix
12 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
12 7 (14.58%) SDLC
12 7 (14.58%) Scenario Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
13 6 (12.50%) Scrum

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.17%) Tuxedo
1 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.25%) Power BI
3 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.17%) Big Data
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.50%) JIRA
3 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
4 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (6.25%) Toad
7 2 (4.17%) JMeter
7 2 (4.17%) Ranorex
8 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.08%) Maven
8 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Law
4 4 (8.33%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Automotive
5 2 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Tester
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 7 (14.58%) Test Manager
6 6 (12.50%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.33%) Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Java Architect
8 3 (6.25%) QA Leader
8 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Agile Tester
9 2 (4.17%) AWS Architect
9 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
9 2 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Manual Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 6 (12.50%) SOAP
3 5 (10.42%) XML
4 4 (8.33%) Middleware
5 3 (6.25%) RESTful
5 3 (6.25%) Web Services
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.17%) CSS
6 2 (4.17%) HTML
6 2 (4.17%) JSON
6 2 (4.17%) Spring
7 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.08%) JSP
7 1 (2.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.17%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.08%) AS400
4 1 (2.08%) iSeries
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 29 (60.42%) Functional Testing
3 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (18.75%) User Stories
7 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
8 7 (14.58%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (14.58%) SDLC
9 6 (12.50%) Scrum
10 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Wealth Management
11 4 (8.33%) Kanban
11 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Process Improvement
11 4 (8.33%) UML
11 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) Python
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Java 9
6 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) RPG
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Degree
2 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (12.50%) ISEB
5 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.25%) HND
5 3 (6.25%) MCDBA
5 3 (6.25%) MCPD
5 3 (6.25%) MCTS
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) HP
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Capita
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.08%) Apple
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian