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 31 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 577 559 554
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 17 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.029% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 21
Average daily rate
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£320 £525 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.04% +44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £405 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £294
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 16 £310 -40.95% 6
South East -6 4 £275 -
London +14 3 £375 -28.57% 3
Surrey -7 1 - -
South West - 1 £320 -
West Midlands - 1 £163 -
Scotland - 1 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £320 -
City of London - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (24.14%) ISEB
3 7 (24.14%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
5 5 (17.24%) HTML
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Electronics
5 5 (17.24%) Finance
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.79%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (13.79%) XML
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) SAP
6 4 (13.79%) GPRS
6 4 (13.79%) GSM
6 4 (13.79%) UMTS
6 4 (13.79%) WCDMA
6 4 (13.79%) Android
6 4 (13.79%) LTE
7 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
7 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) GPRS
1 4 (13.79%) GSM
1 4 (13.79%) UMTS
1 4 (13.79%) WCDMA
1 4 (13.79%) LTE
2 2 (6.90%) WLAN
2 2 (6.90%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (3.45%) VoLTE
3 1 (3.45%) IPv6
3 1 (3.45%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.90%) LabVIEW
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.45%) Ant
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Firebug
General
1 5 (17.24%) Electronics
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Tester
1 8 (27.59%) Test Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.90%) FPGA Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Manual Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) JSP
4 2 (6.90%) WAP
4 2 (6.90%) SyncML
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) WebCenter
5 1 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) XHTML
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.90%) VHDL
3 1 (3.45%) Verilog
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) bada
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
2 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) Test Management
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) ETL
5 2 (6.90%) B2C
5 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Tcl
5 1 (3.45%) FQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Symbian
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) FatWire
3 2 (6.90%) Telerik
3 2 (6.90%) Huawei
3 2 (6.90%) Altera
3 2 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.45%) F5
4 1 (3.45%) Facebook
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Vignette
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