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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 569 554 513
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -41
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 12 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.024% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.032% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £295 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £415 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +28.57%

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 19 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 4 March 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 -5 10 £265 -18.46% 6
London -4 5 - -
City of London +16 3 - -
East of England - 2 - - 3
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Glasgow - - - - 2
Leicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Poole - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 7 (30.43%) ISEB
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
3 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) Games
5 3 (13.04%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) NHS
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) SAP
5 3 (13.04%) SAP BW
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Behat
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.04%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Load Testing

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) 2G
2 1 (4.35%) IPsec
2 1 (4.35%) GPRS
2 1 (4.35%) GSM
2 1 (4.35%) UMTS
2 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) 3G
2 1 (4.35%) UTRAN
2 1 (4.35%) 4G
2 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Behat
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Test Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) WinForms
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) NHS
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Streaming Video
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) UML
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) System Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (8.70%) VCP4
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
1 1 (4.35%) NFS
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Anite
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Coverity
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