Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Non-Functional Testing (NFT)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 493 525
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 +110
Permanent jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 260 669 803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 214 489 651
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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 57,835 115,507 139,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.31% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,689 92,510 111,615
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,591 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.48% +1.31% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -14 240 £55,000 +10.00% 42
UK excluding London -14 136 £42,500 -5.56% 26
London +90 114 £62,500 +4.17% 21
South West +49 43 £40,500 -4.71% 3
North of England -12 39 £42,500 - 12
South East +89 26 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire +37 20 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Work from Home -57 20 £60,000 +4.35% 3
North West +25 16 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East of England +76 10 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Midlands +65 10 £45,000 -8.84% 3
West Midlands +40 8 £45,000 -8.84% 3
Wales +41 7 £34,000 -2.86% 1
North East +2 3 £30,000 -46.71% 4
East Midlands +56 2 - -
Scotland +27 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 198 (76.15%) Test Automation
2 175 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (47.31%) QA
4 93 (35.77%) Functional Testing
5 83 (31.92%) Selenium
6 81 (31.15%) Java
7 75 (28.85%) DevOps
8 73 (28.08%) C#
9 69 (26.54%) BDD
10 61 (23.46%) TDD
11 59 (22.69%) SQL
12 58 (22.31%) Python
13 49 (18.85%) Test Strategy
13 49 (18.85%) API Testing
14 47 (18.08%) JavaScript
15 44 (16.92%) Microservices
16 41 (15.77%) Performance Testing
17 39 (15.00%) Software Testing
17 39 (15.00%) SDET
18 38 (14.62%) Cucumber
19 37 (14.23%) AWS
19 37 (14.23%) JIRA
20 36 (13.85%) .NET
21 35 (13.46%) ISTQB
21 35 (13.46%) Mobile App
22 34 (13.08%) Azure
22 34 (13.08%) Scrum
22 34 (13.08%) Postman
23 33 (12.69%) Finance
24 32 (12.31%) Git (software)

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 12 (4.62%) Confluence
2 5 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.54%) Maximo
2 4 (1.54%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.38%) Actimize
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.23%) AWS
2 34 (13.08%) Azure
3 16 (6.15%) SaaS
4 10 (3.85%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (2.69%) GitHub
5 7 (2.69%) PaaS
6 5 (1.92%) Serverless
7 4 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.15%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.15%) GCP
8 3 (1.15%) Office 365
8 3 (1.15%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (0.77%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.77%) IaaS
9 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.38%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) HTTP
2 2 (0.77%) Network Security
3 1 (0.38%) 2G
3 1 (0.38%) 3G
3 1 (0.38%) 4G
3 1 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.38%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.38%) INAP
3 1 (0.38%) LTE
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.38%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.69%) MySQL
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.15%) DB2
5 3 (1.15%) Event Store
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.38%) Big Data
7 1 (0.38%) Power BI
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 83 (31.92%) Selenium
2 38 (14.62%) Cucumber
3 37 (14.23%) JIRA
4 34 (13.08%) Postman
5 32 (12.31%) Git (software)
6 30 (11.54%) SoapUI
7 27 (10.38%) Jenkins
7 27 (10.38%) JMeter
8 26 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 20 (7.69%) eggPlant
9 20 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (7.31%) TestNG
11 18 (6.92%) Cypress.io
12 16 (6.15%) LoadRunner
13 14 (5.38%) Protractor
14 12 (4.62%) SpecFlow
15 10 (3.85%) Appium
15 10 (3.85%) NUnit
16 9 (3.46%) Maven
16 9 (3.46%) Mocha
General
1 33 (12.69%) Finance
2 28 (10.77%) Games
3 17 (6.54%) Retail
4 12 (4.62%) Banking
5 9 (3.46%) Advertising
6 5 (1.92%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (23.85%) Tester
2 50 (19.23%) Analyst
2 50 (19.23%) Test Engineer
3 35 (13.46%) Test Analyst
4 34 (13.08%) Developer
5 31 (11.92%) Automation Tester
6 29 (11.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 21 (8.08%) QA Analyst
8 19 (7.31%) QA Leader
9 18 (6.92%) Senior Tester
10 14 (5.38%) Senior Automation Tester
10 14 (5.38%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (4.62%) QA Engineer
12 12 (4.62%) Software Engineer
13 11 (4.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 11 (4.23%) Senior Test Engineer
14 10 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (3.85%) QA Tester
14 10 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.85%) .NET
2 31 (11.92%) Node.js
3 24 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 23 (8.85%) SOAP
5 19 (7.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 19 (7.31%) Unreal Engine
6 17 (6.54%) Gherkin
7 14 (5.38%) React
7 14 (5.38%) REST
8 13 (5.00%) JSON
9 12 (4.62%) XML
10 11 (4.23%) .NET Core
11 10 (3.85%) HTML
11 10 (3.85%) Web Services
12 9 (3.46%) CSS
12 9 (3.46%) Spring
13 7 (2.69%) Swagger
13 7 (2.69%) WebdriverIO
14 6 (2.31%) Playwright
14 6 (2.31%) Puppeteer
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.46%) Mobile App
2 23 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.38%) Mainframe
4 11 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.31%) Mobile Games
5 6 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.92%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.92%) User Experience
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) Wiki
8 2 (0.77%) Digital Currency
8 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.77%) Linux
2 14 (5.38%) Windows
3 9 (3.46%) Android
3 9 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (76.15%) Test Automation
2 175 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (35.77%) Functional Testing
4 75 (28.85%) DevOps
5 69 (26.54%) BDD
6 61 (23.46%) TDD
7 49 (18.85%) API Testing
7 49 (18.85%) Test Strategy
8 44 (16.92%) Microservices
9 41 (15.77%) Performance Testing
10 39 (15.00%) SDET
10 39 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 34 (13.08%) Scrum
12 31 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (11.92%) SDLC
13 29 (11.15%) Manual Testing
13 29 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (10.77%) Fintech
14 28 (10.77%) Regression Testing
14 28 (10.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.15%) Java
2 73 (28.08%) C#
3 59 (22.69%) SQL
4 58 (22.31%) Python
5 47 (18.08%) JavaScript
6 20 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 11 (4.23%) C++
7 11 (4.23%) Perl
8 10 (3.85%) Go
8 10 (3.85%) VB.NET
9 9 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.46%) Ruby
10 6 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.31%) Java 8
11 5 (1.92%) C
11 5 (1.92%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.54%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.54%) R
12 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 24 (9.23%) Degree
3 21 (8.08%) ISEB
4 11 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.77%) HNC
8 2 (0.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (47.31%) QA
2 16 (6.15%) GDPR
3 4 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) NIST
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.15%) Docker
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (7.31%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.69%) Terraform
3 5 (1.92%) Ansible
4 4 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.15%) Grafana
5 3 (1.15%) Kibana
5 3 (1.15%) Nessus
5 3 (1.15%) Perfmon
5 3 (1.15%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.85%) IBM
2 10 (3.85%) Oracle
3 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.54%) HP
3 4 (1.54%) JD Edwards
3 4 (1.54%) SAP
4 2 (0.77%) Dynatrace
4 2 (0.77%) Micro Focus
4 2 (0.77%) Perfecto Mobile
4 2 (0.77%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.38%) Dell
5 1 (0.38%) Google
5 1 (0.38%) hybris
5 1 (0.38%) Intel
5 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.38%) Novell
5 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.38%) Talend
5 1 (0.38%) VMware