Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 551 522 493
Rank change year-on-year -29 -29 +151
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 518 303 848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.47% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 367 213 643
10th Percentile £32,798 £31,511 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £74,350 £75,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 105,354 64,725 134,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.44% 92.41% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 71,839 52,388 107,051
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -5 488 £55,000 - 69
UK excluding London -12 312 £47,500 +5.56% 48
London -62 184 £65,000 - 26
South East +20 146 £47,750 -4.50% 6
Work from Home -188 74 £44,250 -1.67% 14
South West -43 67 £47,500 +1.60% 13
North of England -48 58 £43,750 -12.50% 11
Yorkshire -46 29 £54,200 +8.40% 4
North West -18 21 £35,000 +6.06% 6
Scotland -57 13 £50,000 +17.65% 4
East of England -40 12 £46,250 +2.78% 5
Midlands -75 12 £52,500 +18.89% 8
West Midlands -69 10 £52,500 +40.00% 7
North East -23 8 £47,500 - 1
Wales -16 6 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands -53 2 £51,250 +2.50% 1

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 with a requirement for Non-Functional Testing.

1 374 (72.20%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (64.09%) Test Automation
3 281 (54.25%) Functional Testing
4 218 (42.08%) QA
5 195 (37.64%) BDD
6 177 (34.17%) Java
7 155 (29.92%) DevOps
8 151 (29.15%) C#
9 145 (27.99%) Software Testing
10 143 (27.61%) AWS
11 140 (27.03%) Selenium
11 140 (27.03%) JIRA
12 136 (26.25%) Python
13 131 (25.29%) Social Skills
14 129 (24.90%) Scrum
15 121 (23.36%) JavaScript
16 120 (23.17%) TDD
17 113 (21.81%) Azure
18 112 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
19 102 (19.69%) Finance
20 101 (19.50%) SQL
21 97 (18.73%) Git (software)
22 94 (18.15%) Performance Testing
23 88 (16.99%) .NET
24 85 (16.41%) JMeter
25 83 (16.02%) Cucumber
26 78 (15.06%) Manual Testing
26 78 (15.06%) Linux
26 78 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
27 77 (14.86%) Microservices

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 41 (7.92%) Confluence
2 13 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (2.51%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.54%) JBoss
5 5 (0.97%) CMS
6 2 (0.39%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.39%) Apache
6 2 (0.39%) Moodle
6 2 (0.39%) Mule
6 2 (0.39%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.19%) Camunda
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 20 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.54%) InVision
3 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 143 (27.61%) AWS
2 113 (21.81%) Azure
3 48 (9.27%) GitHub
4 42 (8.11%) GCP
5 19 (3.67%) Serverless
6 18 (3.47%) Amazon SQS
7 17 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
8 16 (3.09%) BrowserStack
9 14 (2.70%) SaaS
10 11 (2.12%) Sauce Labs
11 8 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.35%) AWS CodePipeline
12 7 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.97%) AWS CodeBuild
14 5 (0.97%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.04%) HTTP
2 11 (2.12%) Internet
3 5 (0.97%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.77%) Broadband
5 3 (0.58%) Firewall
5 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.39%) FTP
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.95%) MongoDB
3 25 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.09%) Redis
6 14 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.93%) MySQL
8 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.54%) Big Data
9 8 (1.54%) Event Store
9 8 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.77%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.39%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.39%) MS Access
13 2 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 140 (27.03%) JIRA
1 140 (27.03%) Selenium
2 97 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 85 (16.41%) JMeter
4 83 (16.02%) Cucumber
5 71 (13.71%) Jenkins
6 65 (12.55%) Cypress.io
6 65 (12.55%) Postman
7 56 (10.81%) SpecFlow
7 56 (10.81%) WebDriver
8 47 (9.07%) Appium
9 37 (7.14%) SoapUI
10 34 (6.56%) Maven
11 28 (5.41%) Gradle
12 24 (4.63%) LoadRunner
13 21 (4.05%) REST Assured
13 21 (4.05%) SonarQube
14 20 (3.86%) JUnit
14 20 (3.86%) Visual Studio Team System
15 19 (3.67%) Artifactory
General
1 131 (25.29%) Social Skills
2 102 (19.69%) Finance
3 63 (12.16%) Banking
4 46 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 18 (3.47%) Retail
7 16 (3.09%) Marketing
8 15 (2.90%) Law
9 13 (2.51%) Public Sector
10 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.54%) Games
12 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (0.97%) Advertising
14 5 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (0.97%) Legal
14 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.77%) Electronics
16 3 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (24.13%) Test Engineer
2 71 (13.71%) Tester
3 70 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
4 58 (11.20%) Developer
5 47 (9.07%) Analyst
6 42 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
7 37 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 30 (5.79%) Automation Tester
8 30 (5.79%) QA Engineer
9 27 (5.21%) Test Analyst
10 26 (5.02%) Java Developer
10 26 (5.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 26 (5.02%) Software Tester
11 24 (4.63%) Software Engineer
12 23 (4.44%) Test Leader
13 22 (4.25%) Backend Developer
14 21 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (3.86%) Quality Engineer
16 17 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
16 17 (3.28%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.99%) .NET
2 77 (14.86%) Web Services
3 75 (14.48%) REST
4 45 (8.69%) Gherkin
4 45 (8.69%) React
5 39 (7.53%) Node.js
6 33 (6.37%) SOAP
7 28 (5.41%) .NET Core
8 27 (5.21%) HTML
8 27 (5.21%) Spring
9 26 (5.02%) JSON
9 26 (5.02%) XML
10 24 (4.63%) AngularJS
11 19 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (3.47%) ASP.NET
13 17 (3.28%) WireMock
14 16 (3.09%) Kafka
15 15 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
16 14 (2.70%) Middleware
17 11 (2.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.21%) Clustering
2 25 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 22 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.86%) N-Tier
4 20 (3.86%) User Experience
5 17 (3.28%) Algorithms
5 17 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.90%) Cloud Native
7 14 (2.70%) iPhone
7 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.70%) Wiki
8 13 (2.51%) Legacy Systems
9 8 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
11 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.97%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.06%) Linux
2 32 (6.18%) Android
3 31 (5.98%) Windows
4 21 (4.05%) Unix
5 18 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.54%) Solaris
8 2 (0.39%) HPUX
8 2 (0.39%) SUSE
9 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (72.20%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (64.09%) Test Automation
3 281 (54.25%) Functional Testing
4 195 (37.64%) BDD
5 155 (29.92%) DevOps
6 145 (27.99%) Software Testing
7 129 (24.90%) Scrum
8 120 (23.17%) TDD
9 112 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (18.15%) Performance Testing
11 78 (15.06%) Manual Testing
11 78 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
12 77 (14.86%) Microservices
13 74 (14.29%) Test Strategy
14 71 (13.71%) Exploratory Testing
15 67 (12.93%) Software Engineering
16 60 (11.58%) Test Scripting
17 56 (10.81%) API Testing
18 54 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
19 50 (9.65%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 177 (34.17%) Java
2 151 (29.15%) C#
3 136 (26.25%) Python
4 121 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 101 (19.50%) SQL
6 37 (7.14%) C
7 27 (5.21%) TypeScript
8 22 (4.25%) Shell Script
9 21 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 21 (4.05%) Go
10 20 (3.86%) Java 8
11 17 (3.28%) T-SQL
12 16 (3.09%) C++
13 14 (2.70%) Perl
13 14 (2.70%) Scala
14 12 (2.32%) PHP
15 11 (2.12%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.54%) F#
17 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (11.97%) Degree
2 43 (8.30%) ISTQB
3 22 (4.25%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 16 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.90%) ISEB
7 13 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.19%) CISSP
12 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (42.08%) QA
2 31 (5.98%) Accessibility
3 14 (2.70%) SLA
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 75 (14.48%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 53 (10.23%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.09%) Ansible
3 15 (2.90%) Grafana
3 15 (2.90%) Puppet
4 14 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.51%) Prometheus
6 12 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (2.12%) Terraform
8 8 (1.54%) HP ALM
8 8 (1.54%) Kibana
9 7 (1.35%) Consul
9 7 (1.35%) Packer
10 4 (0.77%) Rancher
11 2 (0.39%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 48 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.14%) Google
3 30 (5.79%) Oracle
4 18 (3.47%) IBM
5 16 (3.09%) HP
6 12 (2.32%) SAP
7 10 (1.93%) Guidewire
7 10 (1.93%) VMware
8 8 (1.54%) Dynatrace
8 8 (1.54%) Sybase
9 6 (1.16%) ANSYS
9 6 (1.16%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.16%) Splunk
10 5 (0.97%) Informatica
10 5 (0.97%) Micro Focus
10 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.58%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.58%) Databricks
11 3 (0.58%) TOWER Software