The first table below looks at the demand for Volume Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Volume Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Volume Testing
Rank 241 227 250
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.035% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.050% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6706 6003 6893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.85% 70.82% 69.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3681 3231 3265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 255 323
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Volume Testing
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Volume Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Volume Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Volume Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Volume Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Volume Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (50.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (50.00%) NetWeaver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP