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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 566 547 513
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -34
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 5 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.025% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.033% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £340 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -17.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £278 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.50% -23.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 18 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 29 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 5 £275 -19.11% 7
London +14 4 £285 -26.92% 3
City of London +13 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 3
Glasgow - - - - 1

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Electronics
5 3 (16.67%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
5 3 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (11.11%) Degree

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
1 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) UTRAN
1 1 (5.56%) IPsec
1 1 (5.56%) GPRS
1 1 (5.56%) GSM
1 1 (5.56%) UMTS
1 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Behat
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Games
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) WinForms
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Streaming Video
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) OOD
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Anite
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
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