Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 578 520
Rank change year-on-year -2 -58 +48
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 769 813 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.49% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 536 658 868
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,925 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Non-Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Non-Functional Testing in the UK

Non-Functional Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Non-Functional Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 November 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
England -11 706 £45,000 - 35
UK excluding London -64 415 £42,500 - 28
London +84 353 £55,000 - 13
South East +5 108 £45,000 - 3
North of England -35 97 £38,000 -1.30% 11
South West 0 82 £45,000 +30.43% 1
North West -1 47 £37,500 - 7
Midlands -11 46 £46,250 +25.85% 5
Yorkshire -50 43 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands +40 33 £48,750 - 3
Scotland 0 33 £55,000 +22.22% 3
East of England -61 24 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Wales +20 20 £38,000 +26.67% 3
West Midlands -28 13 £42,750 +22.14% 2
Northern Ireland - 10 £40,000 -
North East - 7 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 526 (68.40%) Test Automation
2 440 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (50.33%) Functional Testing
4 343 (44.60%) QA
5 286 (37.19%) Finance
6 254 (33.03%) Java
7 247 (32.12%) Selenium
8 221 (28.74%) Test Scripting
9 192 (24.97%) SQL
10 190 (24.71%) Test Strategy
11 160 (20.81%) ISTQB
12 156 (20.29%) Scrum
13 142 (18.47%) BDD
14 140 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 136 (17.69%) Performance Testing
16 127 (16.51%) Cucumber
17 123 (15.99%) Software Testing
18 119 (15.47%) JIRA
19 113 (14.69%) ISEB
20 112 (14.56%) SDLC
21 111 (14.43%) TDD
22 110 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
23 108 (14.04%) Acceptance Criteria
24 107 (13.91%) Banking
25 103 (13.39%) C#
26 100 (13.00%) Regression Testing
27 99 (12.87%) WebDriver
28 97 (12.61%) Test Management
29 95 (12.35%) Asset Management
30 93 (12.09%) Degree

Non-Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (3.51%) Confluence
2 11 (1.43%) JBoss
3 10 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.65%) SAS
5 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.52%) Apache
6 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.52%) nginx
7 3 (0.39%) Tuxedo
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) CMS
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.13%) Liferay
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 26 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.78%) Endur
3 5 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.39%) Findur
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.95%) GitHub
4 11 (1.43%) BrowserStack
5 8 (1.04%) SaaS
6 5 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.52%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.52%) PaaS
7 4 (0.52%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.26%) Office 365
9 2 (0.26%) Slack
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.17%) PuTTY
1 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.04%) VoIP
3 7 (0.91%) HTTP
3 7 (0.91%) Internet
4 5 (0.65%) tcpdump
4 5 (0.65%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.52%) Firewall
5 4 (0.52%) SSH
5 4 (0.52%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.26%) DHCP
6 2 (0.26%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.26%) SMS
6 2 (0.26%) WebEx
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) NAS
7 1 (0.13%) RTP
7 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.54%) Relational Database
2 37 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 36 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.12%) Oracle ODI
5 18 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.95%) MySQL
8 9 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.65%) Big Data
11 5 (0.65%) GIS
12 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.26%) Power BI
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 247 (32.12%) Selenium
2 127 (16.51%) Cucumber
3 119 (15.47%) JIRA
4 99 (12.87%) WebDriver
5 82 (10.66%) LoadRunner
5 82 (10.66%) SoapUI
6 79 (10.27%) Jenkins
7 75 (9.75%) JMeter
8 63 (8.19%) HP UFT
9 50 (6.50%) Git (software)
10 46 (5.98%) SpecFlow
11 40 (5.20%) JUnit
12 39 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (4.42%) TeamCity
14 29 (3.77%) Visual Studio
15 26 (3.38%) TestNG
16 25 (3.25%) Subversion
17 21 (2.73%) JBehave
17 21 (2.73%) Maven
18 18 (2.34%) Zephyr
General
1 286 (37.19%) Finance
2 107 (13.91%) Banking
3 72 (9.36%) Investment Banking
4 67 (8.71%) Retail Banking
5 28 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.38%) Law
6 26 (3.38%) Retail
7 19 (2.47%) Games
8 17 (2.21%) Marketing
8 17 (2.21%) Polish Language
9 14 (1.82%) Legal
10 10 (1.30%) Automotive
10 10 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.04%) Aerospace
11 8 (1.04%) Electronics
11 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.91%) Back Office
12 7 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.78%) Advertising
14 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (20.42%) Analyst
2 120 (15.60%) Tester
3 108 (14.04%) Test Engineer
4 103 (13.39%) Test Analyst
5 69 (8.97%) Test Leader
6 63 (8.19%) Murex Specialist
7 56 (7.28%) QA Engineer
8 51 (6.63%) Automation Tester
9 46 (5.98%) Developer
10 43 (5.59%) Software Test Engineer
10 43 (5.59%) Test Manager
11 39 (5.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 37 (4.81%) QA Analyst
12 37 (4.81%) QA Leader
13 33 (4.29%) Software Engineer
14 32 (4.16%) Senior Tester
15 31 (4.03%) Business Analyst
15 31 (4.03%) QA Tester
16 29 (3.77%) Financial Analyst
16 29 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.62%) .NET
2 66 (8.58%) Web Services
3 55 (7.15%) SOAP
4 45 (5.85%) RESTful
5 36 (4.68%) XML
6 31 (4.03%) Gherkin
7 29 (3.77%) REST
8 25 (3.25%) CSS
9 24 (3.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 23 (2.99%) HTML
11 22 (2.86%) Node.js
12 14 (1.82%) WSDL
13 13 (1.69%) JSON
14 10 (1.30%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.17%) Middleware
16 8 (1.04%) WCF
17 7 (0.91%) J2EE
17 7 (0.91%) SAML
18 6 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
18 6 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 66 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (8.32%) Fixed Income
4 51 (6.63%) Computer Science
5 46 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.73%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.95%) User Experience
10 13 (1.69%) Fintech
11 11 (1.43%) Online Gambling
12 9 (1.17%) Credit Derivative
12 9 (1.17%) Derivative
13 8 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.78%) Blog
14 6 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.65%) iPhone
16 4 (0.52%) Algorithms
16 4 (0.52%) Life Science
16 4 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.49%) Linux
2 69 (8.97%) Windows
3 58 (7.54%) Unix
4 19 (2.47%) Android
5 16 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.04%) Solaris
8 7 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (68.40%) Test Automation
2 440 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (50.33%) Functional Testing
4 221 (28.74%) Test Scripting
5 190 (24.71%) Test Strategy
6 156 (20.29%) Scrum
7 142 (18.47%) BDD
8 140 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 136 (17.69%) Performance Testing
10 123 (15.99%) Software Testing
11 112 (14.56%) SDLC
12 111 (14.43%) TDD
13 110 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
14 108 (14.04%) Acceptance Criteria
15 100 (13.00%) Regression Testing
16 97 (12.61%) Test Management
17 95 (12.35%) Asset Management
18 87 (11.31%) Manual Testing
19 84 (10.92%) DevOps
20 81 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 254 (33.03%) Java
2 192 (24.97%) SQL
3 103 (13.39%) C#
4 62 (8.06%) Ruby
5 60 (7.80%) JavaScript
6 53 (6.89%) Python
7 38 (4.94%) C++
8 32 (4.16%) C
9 22 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 20 (2.60%) Perl
10 20 (2.60%) VBScript
11 12 (1.56%) VB
12 11 (1.43%) Scala
12 11 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.30%) PHP
14 8 (1.04%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.91%) Groovy
16 6 (0.78%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.65%) Apple Swift
18 4 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 160 (20.81%) ISTQB
2 113 (14.69%) ISEB
3 93 (12.09%) Degree
4 43 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (1.43%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.17%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.91%) CEH
12 7 (0.91%) MCSA
12 7 (0.91%) MCSE
13 4 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.26%) HND
14 2 (0.26%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.26%) MCPD
14 2 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (44.60%) QA
2 12 (1.56%) PMO
3 3 (0.39%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.39%) SLA
3 3 (0.39%) WAI
4 2 (0.26%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (1.56%) Docker
2 8 (1.04%) vSphere
3 7 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.39%) Firmware
7 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (1.69%) Puppet
3 10 (1.30%) Ansible
4 8 (1.04%) Kibana
5 6 (0.78%) logstash
6 5 (0.65%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 90 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 87 (11.31%) Oracle
3 66 (8.58%) Murex
4 49 (6.37%) HP
5 18 (2.34%) Cognizant
6 15 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.95%) SAP
7 14 (1.82%) Dynatrace
8 13 (1.69%) IBM
9 9 (1.17%) VMware
10 8 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.91%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.78%) OpenLink
13 5 (0.65%) Ariba
13 5 (0.65%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.65%) Concur
13 5 (0.65%) Reuters
13 5 (0.65%) Sophos
14 4 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
14 4 (0.52%) Splunk