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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Box Testing
Rank 641 644 625
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 11 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.050% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.062% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 8
Median daily rate £320 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £363 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £41.50 £30.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.95% +2.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+34.95% +2.50%

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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 14 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 30 September 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 -20 7 £320 - 3
London +10 3 £365 +8.95% 1
Wales - 2 - -
South West - 2 £315 -
South East +4 1 £213 -29.16% 1
Wokingham - 1 £213 -
Cheltenham - 1 £315 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £213 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £315 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) QA
3 13 (41.94%) SQL
4 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Android
4 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
4 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
5 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
6 9 (29.03%) C#
6 9 (29.03%) Computer Science
6 9 (29.03%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (29.03%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) Security Testing
7 7 (22.58%) User Experience
7 7 (22.58%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Selenium
9 5 (16.13%) Open Source
9 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Java
9 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
10 4 (12.90%) .NET
10 4 (12.90%) Ruby
10 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) JIRA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) NUnit
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) TestComplete
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) JMeter
5 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.23%) PVCS
5 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Tester
2 9 (29.03%) QA Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Senior QA Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Applications Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Automation Tester
5 5 (16.13%) Development Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Development Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) QA Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Web Applications Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
2 9 (29.03%) Computer Science
3 7 (22.58%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.23%) DTCC
4 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Android
1 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Exploratory Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Mobile Application Development
5 7 (22.58%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Security Testing
6 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
7 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Open Source
7 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) CREST Certified
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) CEH
3 2 (6.45%) OSCP
4 1 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) Serena
2 1 (3.23%) TIBCO