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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 589 580 523
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -57
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 24 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.017% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.023% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -26.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £321 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £505 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 21 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 27 May 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 -9 21 £300 -6.97% 1
South East - 7 £300 -
London +17 6 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £300 -
South West +12 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £288 -
Winchester - 3 £288 -
Hampshire - 3 £288 -
East Midlands -14 2 £320 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £344 -
Docklands, London - 2 £275 - 1
Crawley - 2 £344 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Leicestershire 0 1 - -
Northamptonshire -5 1 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (43.75%) QA
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) Test Planning
5 7 (21.88%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
5 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) SDLC
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) XML
8 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 4 (12.50%) Behat
8 4 (12.50%) System Testing
8 4 (12.50%) JIRA
8 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Test Management
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Degree
9 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (3.13%) SAS
1 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.50%) Behat
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.25%) RequisitePro
4 2 (6.25%) Rational Robot
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Maven
5 1 (3.13%) Selenium
5 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.13%) TestNG
5 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Tester
2 6 (18.75%) Test Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 5 (15.63%) QA Tester
3 5 (15.63%) QA Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Testing Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Blog
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Test Planning
3 7 (21.88%) SDLC
3 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 7 (21.88%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) User Stories
6 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Test Management
6 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Open Source
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) NFS
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Coverity
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