The table below looks at the statistics for Volume Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Volume Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Volume Testing
Rank 196 227 226
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -1
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.028% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.036% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £313 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Volume Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Volume Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Volume Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Volume Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Volume Testing across the City of London region.

Volume Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Volume Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Volume Testing across the City of London region.

Volume Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Volume Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Volume Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) JSP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Volume Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Volume Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Data Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Managing Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) JSP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP