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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Box Testing
Rank 617 628 627
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 4 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.044% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.010% 0.054% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 7
Median daily rate £325 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £470 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £245
% change year-on-year
- +32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
40908 44595 43525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.21% 77.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27246 28922 28350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1334 1197
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 8 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 11 December 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 +5 3 £269 -23.21% 3
South East +7 1 £213 -34.61% 1
London +4 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Wokingham - 1 £213 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £213 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) QA
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
7 2 (12.50%) Fuzz Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) NUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
3 1 (6.25%) PVCS
3 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Development Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Development Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Serena
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