Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 673 541 636
Rank change year-on-year -132 +95 -87
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 154 580 581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 126 331 342
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,166 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,750
Median % change year-on-year - +4.27% -4.09%
75th Percentile £71,438 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% +8.24%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,129 105,231 130,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.73% 95.51% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51,577 63,979 80,231
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,324 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,512 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,882 £51,250
% change year-on-year -8.90% +7.09% +6.77%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Non-Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Non-Functional Testing.

Salary trend for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Non-Functional Testing over the 6 months to 20 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England -113 136 £57,965 +5.39% 44
UK excluding London -59 83 £52,500 +5.00% 27
Work from Home 0 82 £55,000 -8.33% 19
London -5 57 £60,000 -7.69% 20
Midlands +38 28 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +83 22 £40,000 -27.27% 3
South West -7 14 £60,000 +26.32% 2
North of England +52 13 £57,965 +10.41% 10
South East +9 13 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Wales +6 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West +45 6 £54,169 +0.78% 6
East Midlands -4 6 £49,329 +31.54% 1
Scotland -41 6 £48,750 +4.17% 1
Yorkshire +68 4 £70,771 +60.84% 3
North East -2 3 £57,965 +3.51% 1
East of England +31 1 - -

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.74%) Confluence
2 11 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.60%) OpenZeppelin
4 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.23%) AWS
1 25 (16.23%) Azure
2 12 (7.79%) BlazeMeter
3 9 (5.84%) GitHub
4 7 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.55%) GitHub Actions
5 6 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (3.90%) SaaS
6 4 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.60%) AWS CodeCommit
6 4 (2.60%) PaaS
7 3 (1.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (1.30%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.30%) GCP
8 2 (1.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) AMQP
1 4 (2.60%) IPFS
1 4 (2.60%) Wireless
2 3 (1.95%) Firewall
2 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.65%) 3G
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.95%) Big Data
6 3 (1.95%) MySQL
7 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.30%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.30%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.65%) Power BI
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (22.73%) JIRA
2 33 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 33 (21.43%) Postman
3 26 (16.88%) JMeter
4 23 (14.94%) Selenium
5 17 (11.04%) LoadRunner
6 16 (10.39%) REST Assured
7 14 (9.09%) Cypress.io
8 12 (7.79%) GitLab
8 12 (7.79%) SoapUI
9 11 (7.14%) eggPlant
9 11 (7.14%) The Grinder
10 10 (6.49%) Git
11 7 (4.55%) Jenkins
11 7 (4.55%) JUnit
11 7 (4.55%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.25%) Gatling
13 4 (2.60%) ClearCase
13 4 (2.60%) Hardhat
13 4 (2.60%) Maven
General
1 32 (20.78%) Finance
2 28 (18.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 25 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (12.99%) Social Skills
5 18 (11.69%) Public Sector
6 10 (6.49%) Police
6 10 (6.49%) Retail
7 9 (5.84%) Banking
8 4 (2.60%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.60%) Marketing
8 4 (2.60%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.95%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.65%) Aviation
10 1 (0.65%) Back Office
10 1 (0.65%) Legal
10 1 (0.65%) Military
10 1 (0.65%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 33 (21.43%) Analyst
1 33 (21.43%) Test Analyst
1 33 (21.43%) Tester
2 31 (20.13%) Senior
3 21 (13.64%) QA Engineer
3 21 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 17 (11.04%) Lead
5 12 (7.79%) Test Automation Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 10 (6.49%) Performance Tester
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Test Leader
8 9 (5.84%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.55%) Agile Tester
9 7 (4.55%) Service Design Manager
9 7 (4.55%) Service Manager
9 7 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
9 7 (4.55%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.69%) Middleware
2 12 (7.79%) Playwright
2 12 (7.79%) Spring Boot
3 11 (7.14%) .NET
3 11 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 10 (6.49%) Node.js
4 10 (6.49%) Spring
5 9 (5.84%) Web Services
5 9 (5.84%) XML
6 8 (5.19%) REST
7 7 (4.55%) JSON
8 6 (3.90%) HTML
9 5 (3.25%) Swagger
10 4 (2.60%) Flask
10 4 (2.60%) React
10 4 (2.60%) Smart Contracts
10 4 (2.60%) Truffle
10 4 (2.60%) web3js
10 4 (2.60%) WebdriverIO
10 4 (2.60%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Product Ownership
2 8 (5.19%) Onboarding
3 5 (3.25%) FMCG
3 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.60%) Blockchain
4 4 (2.60%) NFT
4 4 (2.60%) Web3
5 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.95%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.95%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.25%) Linux
2 4 (2.60%) Unix
3 3 (1.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (60.39%) Agile
1 93 (60.39%) Test Automation
2 78 (50.65%) Functional Testing
3 75 (48.70%) Software Testing
4 54 (35.06%) Test Strategy
5 39 (25.32%) DevOps
6 38 (24.68%) Scrum
7 37 (24.03%) Test Scripting
8 34 (22.08%) BDD
8 34 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (21.43%) CI/CD
9 33 (21.43%) SDLC
10 30 (19.48%) Regression Testing
11 28 (18.18%) Defect Management
12 25 (16.23%) Performance Testing
13 24 (15.58%) Test Management
14 22 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (13.64%) API Testing
16 20 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (12.99%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.97%) Java
2 34 (22.08%) C#
3 30 (19.48%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.58%) Python
4 24 (15.58%) SQL
5 12 (7.79%) C
6 9 (5.84%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.55%) Scala
7 7 (4.55%) VB
8 6 (3.90%) VBScript
9 4 (2.60%) Groovy
9 4 (2.60%) Perl
9 4 (2.60%) Rust
9 4 (2.60%) Solidity
9 4 (2.60%) Tcl
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) Go
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (14.94%) ISTQB
2 21 (13.64%) ISEB
3 13 (8.44%) Degree
4 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (35.06%) QA
2 22 (14.29%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.30%) NCSC
4 1 (0.65%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) Docker
2 4 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.19%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.95%) Terraform
4 2 (1.30%) Ansible
4 2 (1.30%) Grafana
4 2 (1.30%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.30%) Kibana
5 1 (0.65%) Consul
5 1 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.65%) Packer
5 1 (0.65%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.65%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 17 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.74%) Oracle
3 11 (7.14%) HP
4 6 (3.90%) Salesforce
5 4 (2.60%) Databricks
5 4 (2.60%) Foundry
5 4 (2.60%) MKS
5 4 (2.60%) Splunk
5 4 (2.60%) UiPath
6 3 (1.95%) Micro Focus
6 3 (1.95%) Spotify
7 2 (1.30%) Adobe
7 2 (1.30%) HubSpot
7 2 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
8 1 (0.65%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.65%) Google
8 1 (0.65%) OpenText
8 1 (0.65%) Siebel