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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 216 239
Rank change year-on-year -7 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 35 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 20
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £60,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5709 4990 5774
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.60% 87.93% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4714 4203 4580
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 23 £37,500 -17.01% 5
Cheshire -2 11 £34,000 +13.33%
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (48.61%) C#
3 28 (38.89%) Finance
4 27 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (36.11%) Windows
6 23 (31.94%) Java
6 23 (31.94%) Functional Testing
7 21 (29.17%) ISEB
8 20 (27.78%) SQL
9 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
9 19 (26.39%) HP
9 19 (26.39%) LoadRunner
9 19 (26.39%) JMeter
10 18 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 18 (25.00%) Selenium
11 17 (23.61%) Test Strategy
12 16 (22.22%) SaaS
12 16 (22.22%) Configuration Management
12 16 (22.22%) ITIL
12 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (20.83%) Oracle
13 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
13 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
14 14 (19.44%) Ruby
14 14 (19.44%) DV Cleared
14 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
14 14 (19.44%) Oracle Fusion
14 14 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (19.44%) .NET
14 14 (19.44%) C++

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 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) MySQL
1 12 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 12 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) JMeter
1 19 (26.39%) LoadRunner
2 18 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 18 (25.00%) Selenium
3 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.17%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.78%) JUnit
5 2 (2.78%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Marketing
3 7 (9.72%) Legal
4 6 (8.33%) Advertising
5 4 (5.56%) Retail
6 3 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Environment Manager
2 14 (19.44%) Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Developer
4 12 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 12 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 12 (16.67%) Tester
5 8 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.72%) Senior Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) .NET
1 14 (19.44%) Oracle Fusion
2 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
2 13 (18.06%) CSS
2 13 (18.06%) HTML
2 13 (18.06%) RESTful
2 13 (18.06%) Web Services
2 13 (18.06%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.06%) N-Tier
3 12 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Linux
3 12 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (31.94%) Functional Testing
4 17 (23.61%) Test Strategy
5 16 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 16 (22.22%) ITIL
6 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 12 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 12 (16.67%) OO
7 12 (16.67%) OOP
7 12 (16.67%) Stress Testing
7 12 (16.67%) UML
7 12 (16.67%) Use Case
8 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 8 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (11.11%) Process Improvement
9 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) C#
2 23 (31.94%) Java
3 20 (27.78%) SQL
4 14 (19.44%) C++
4 14 (19.44%) Python
4 14 (19.44%) Ruby
5 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) ISEB
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 14 (19.44%) DV Cleared
3 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 12 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) WAI
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) SDET
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) HP
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.83%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
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