The first table below looks at the demand for Black-Box Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 575 521 562
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +41
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 12 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.048% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.066% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 8
Average daily rate £325 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +26.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Black-Box Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Black-Box Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Black-Box Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -99 11 £325 -7.14% 8
South West -17 5 £325 +85.71%
East Midlands -6 3 - -
London -27 3 £475 +15.15% 3
Bristol - 3 £325 -
Northampton -9 1 - -
Northamptonshire -11 1 - -
City of London -16 1 £475 +40.74% 2
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Black-Box 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 Black-Box Testing.

1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) XML
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) QA
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) UMTS
4 4 (16.00%) GPRS
4 4 (16.00%) GSM
4 4 (16.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) WCDMA
4 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) LTE
5 3 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.00%) Huawei
5 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Banking
5 3 (12.00%) Finance
5 3 (12.00%) ETL
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.00%) HTML

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Black-Box 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 Black-Box Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Misys Midas
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) UMTS
1 4 (16.00%) GPRS
1 4 (16.00%) GSM
1 4 (16.00%) WCDMA
1 4 (16.00%) LTE
2 2 (8.00%) ISUP
3 1 (4.00%) IPv6
3 1 (4.00%) WLAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (4.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) DTS
2 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Toad
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) QADirector
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) JBehave
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Manager
5 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) XML
2 5 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) WPF
5 1 (4.00%) WAP
5 1 (4.00%) SyncML
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.00%) VHDL
1 2 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (8.00%) SCADA
2 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Verilog
2 1 (4.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) bada
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Test Management
4 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Validation
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Process Management
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Tcl
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (12.00%) Huawei
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Telerik
2 2 (8.00%) Altera
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Symbian
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
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