Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 301 306
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 57 39 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 47 36 55
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,625 £63,750
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - -

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 11821 10227 11778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.18% 88.39% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9615 8552 9449
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -33 39 £37,500 - 4
Cheshire -19 17 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Java
3 25 (43.86%) C#
3 25 (43.86%) ISEB
3 25 (43.86%) Test Automation
4 23 (40.35%) Functional Testing
5 20 (35.09%) Windows
6 19 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 18 (31.58%) Finance
8 16 (28.07%) LoadRunner
8 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
8 16 (28.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (26.32%) SQL
10 14 (24.56%) HP
10 14 (24.56%) Degree
10 14 (24.56%) Selenium
11 13 (22.81%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
11 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
12 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
12 12 (21.05%) JMeter
12 12 (21.05%) Python
13 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
13 11 (19.30%) Linux
14 10 (17.54%) C++
14 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
14 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
14 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
14 10 (17.54%) Ruby
14 10 (17.54%) Computer Science Degree

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 3 (5.26%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.75%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) Power BI
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) LoadRunner
2 14 (24.56%) Selenium
3 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
4 12 (21.05%) JMeter
5 6 (10.53%) JIRA
6 4 (7.02%) TestRail
7 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.75%) JUnit
7 1 (1.75%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Advertising
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Games
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 3 (5.26%) Legal
6 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
1 13 (22.81%) Test Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 7 (12.28%) Environment Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
5 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Tester
6 4 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.02%) QA Leader
6 4 (7.02%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.02%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 5 (8.77%) RESTful
3 5 (8.77%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
4 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.75%) AS400
6 1 (1.75%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Test Automation
3 23 (40.35%) Functional Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
6 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
8 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (12.28%) Migration
9 7 (12.28%) Process Improvement
9 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.53%) ITIL
10 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
10 6 (10.53%) Performance Management
11 5 (8.77%) Use Case
12 4 (7.02%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) Java
2 25 (43.86%) C#
3 15 (26.32%) SQL
4 12 (21.05%) Python
5 10 (17.54%) C++
5 10 (17.54%) Ruby
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) RPG
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) ISEB
2 19 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 14 (24.56%) Degree
4 10 (17.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
4 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) HND
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.75%) MCPD
5 1 (1.75%) MCTS
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) WAI
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) HP
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Pega
4 1 (1.75%) VocaLink
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