The table below looks at the statistics for Black-Box Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Box Testing
Rank 628 626 588
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 15 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.044% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Median daily rate £393 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £254 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £350 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £294 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.23% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Black-Box Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 15 £393 +30.83% 3
London +6 10 £550 +64.17%
South East -7 3 £410 +39.57% 1
West Sussex -5 2 £410 +42.60%
Gatwick - 2 £430 -
City of London +46 1 £375 +7.14%
South West +1 1 £315 -
Crawley -3 1 £410 +19.27%
Milton Keynes - 1 £338 -
Cheltenham - 1 £315 -
Nottingham - 1 £315 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £315 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £315 -
East Midlands - 1 £315 - 1

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Black-Box Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Black-Box Testing.

1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 23 (54.76%) Mobile App
3 22 (52.38%) Apple iOS
3 22 (52.38%) Android
4 21 (50.00%) QA
5 19 (45.24%) Automated Testing
6 17 (40.48%) Mobile Application Development
7 14 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 14 (33.33%) Scrum
8 12 (28.57%) Open Source
9 11 (26.19%) Security Testing
9 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
9 11 (26.19%) Defect Management
10 10 (23.81%) User Experience
11 9 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
13 7 (16.67%) Degree
13 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (14.29%) Java
14 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
15 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
15 5 (11.90%) JIRA
15 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 5 (11.90%) CREST Certified
16 4 (9.52%) SDLC
16 4 (9.52%) C#
16 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy

Black-Box Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.76%) Xcode
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) JMeter
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Avionics
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Tester
2 17 (40.48%) QA Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) Senior QA Engineer
4 11 (26.19%) Mobile Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Applications Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Development Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) iOS Tester
6 5 (11.90%) QA Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Development Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Android Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Mobile Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Android Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Android Test Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) SOAP
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Behat
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (54.76%) Mobile App
2 10 (23.81%) User Experience
3 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) iPad
5 2 (4.76%) iPhone
6 1 (2.38%) DTCC
6 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Android
1 22 (52.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Automated Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Mobile Application Development
4 14 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Scrum
5 12 (28.57%) Open Source
6 11 (26.19%) Defect Management
6 11 (26.19%) Security Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 4 (9.52%) SDLC
12 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) CREST Certified
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.76%) CEH
4 2 (4.76%) OSCP
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SDET
3 1 (2.38%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
1 1 (2.38%) HP
1 1 (2.38%) IBM
1 1 (2.38%) Informatica
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle
1 1 (2.38%) TIBCO