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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Box Testing
Rank 597 598 589
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 29 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.014% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.018% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
Average daily rate £325 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Black-Box Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 28 £325 +18.18% 4
South East +22 11 £325 +22.64%
West Sussex - 9 £325 -
London +7 7 £300 +5.26% 2
Crawley - 7 £325 -
North East - 5 - -
Gatwick - 4 £363 -
Durham - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Chatham - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 29 (52.73%) QA
2 27 (49.09%) SQL
3 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (34.55%) Mobile App
5 17 (30.91%) Automated Testing
6 16 (29.09%) Android
6 16 (29.09%) Apple iOS
7 15 (27.27%) Defect Management
8 14 (25.45%) Open Source
8 14 (25.45%) Regression Testing
9 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
9 13 (23.64%) Mobile Application Development
10 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
10 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
11 11 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (20.00%) User Experience
12 10 (18.18%) SDLC
12 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
13 9 (16.36%) Test Planning
14 8 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
14 8 (14.55%) Scrum
15 7 (12.73%) JIRA
15 7 (12.73%) Security Testing
15 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
15 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (12.73%) Defect Tracking
16 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
16 6 (10.91%) Test Management
16 6 (10.91%) Selenium
16 6 (10.91%) Migration

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) JIRA
2 6 (10.91%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.64%) ClearQuest
4 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Avionics
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) QA Engineer
2 16 (29.09%) Tester
3 14 (25.45%) Analyst
4 13 (23.64%) Test Analyst
5 12 (21.82%) Mobile Tester
6 11 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
6 11 (20.00%) Applications Tester
6 11 (20.00%) QA Tester
7 9 (16.36%) iOS Tester
8 8 (14.55%) Test Engineer
9 7 (12.73%) Test Manager
10 5 (9.09%) Android Engineer
10 5 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
11 3 (5.45%) Manual Test Analyst
11 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
11 3 (5.45%) Programme Test Manager
11 3 (5.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 3 (5.45%) Software Team Leader
11 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
11 3 (5.45%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) SOAP
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Mobile App
2 11 (20.00%) User Experience
3 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Android
1 16 (29.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.64%) VME
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Automated Testing
3 15 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 14 (25.45%) Open Source
4 14 (25.45%) Regression Testing
5 13 (23.64%) Mobile Application Development
5 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
6 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
7 11 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (18.18%) SDLC
8 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Test Planning
10 8 (14.55%) Scrum
10 8 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Security Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Migration
12 6 (10.91%) Test Management
12 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) COBOL
3 2 (3.64%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.64%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.64%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (52.73%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.82%) MiFID
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Informatica
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Serena
4 1 (1.82%) Wind River
4 1 (1.82%) Yantra
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