Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
England > North West
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 267 306
Rank change year-on-year +37 +39 -10
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 59 71 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.70% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.76% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 60 40
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,750 £61,375
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 7,362 9,342 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.80% 92.13% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,787 7,202 9,690
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Non-Functional Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +52 43 £36,500 -5.81% 1
Cheshire +9 13 £42,500 +1.19%
Lancashire +22 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Non-Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 53 (89.83%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (79.66%) Test Automation
3 40 (67.80%) Functional Testing
4 36 (61.02%) Software Testing
4 36 (61.02%) Exploratory Testing
5 35 (59.32%) Selenium
6 32 (54.24%) Test Planning
6 32 (54.24%) WorldPay
6 32 (54.24%) Agile Testing
7 31 (52.54%) Payment Gateway
7 31 (52.54%) BDD
7 31 (52.54%) E-Commerce
8 30 (50.85%) Banking
9 29 (49.15%) FIS
10 25 (42.37%) Scrum
11 24 (40.68%) SQL
11 24 (40.68%) Sprint Review
12 22 (37.29%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (37.29%) JIRA
13 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (33.90%) Coaching
14 19 (32.20%) Java
14 19 (32.20%) Sprint Retrospective
15 18 (30.51%) Mentoring
15 18 (30.51%) Cucumber
16 17 (28.81%) SoapUI
17 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
17 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (27.12%) Visual Studio
17 16 (27.12%) Jenkins

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 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (52.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Intranet
1 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (59.32%) Selenium
2 22 (37.29%) JIRA
3 18 (30.51%) Cucumber
4 17 (28.81%) SoapUI
5 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
5 16 (27.12%) Visual Studio
6 15 (25.42%) JBehave
7 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.78%) Postman
8 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.08%) JMeter
9 3 (5.08%) REST Assured
10 2 (3.39%) JUnit
11 1 (1.69%) TestRail
General
1 30 (50.85%) Banking
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (67.80%) Analyst
2 38 (64.41%) Test Analyst
3 28 (47.46%) Senior Analyst
3 28 (47.46%) Senior Test Analyst
4 17 (28.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 12 (20.34%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (15.25%) Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Integration Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Project Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Quality Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) SDLC Project Manager
10 2 (3.39%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.39%) Testing Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Flex
3 2 (3.39%) CSS
3 2 (3.39%) jQuery
3 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.17%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.47%) FMCG
3 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Unix
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (89.83%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (79.66%) Test Automation
3 40 (67.80%) Functional Testing
4 36 (61.02%) Exploratory Testing
4 36 (61.02%) Software Testing
5 32 (54.24%) Agile Testing
5 32 (54.24%) Test Planning
6 31 (52.54%) BDD
6 31 (52.54%) E-Commerce
7 25 (42.37%) Scrum
8 24 (40.68%) Sprint Review
9 22 (37.29%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (33.90%) Coaching
10 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (32.20%) Sprint Retrospective
12 18 (30.51%) Mentoring
13 16 (27.12%) Defect Tracking
13 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
14 13 (22.03%) SDLC
15 12 (20.34%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) C
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) Python
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) WorldPay
2 29 (49.15%) FIS
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Tableau