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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 606 599 576
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 19 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.040% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -33.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £163 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £408 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £263 £276
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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 13 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 1 September 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 -14 15 £300 +4.34% 10
London +1 7 £335 -10.66% 4
South East -24 4 £275 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £250 -
City of London +5 2 £350 - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 2
North West - 2 - - 6
Durham -2 1 - -
North East -25 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Test Planning
4 10 (27.03%) SQL
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) SDLC
6 8 (21.62%) Migration
6 8 (21.62%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
7 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.92%) NHS
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
8 6 (16.22%) User Experience
9 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (13.51%) User Stories
9 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.51%) JIRA
9 5 (13.51%) Java
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) Degree
10 4 (10.81%) Selenium
10 4 (10.81%) Test Management
10 4 (10.81%) Open Source
10 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Behat
11 3 (8.11%) Jenkins

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) Behat
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) JMeter
5 2 (5.41%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
1 13 (35.14%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Tester
2 8 (21.62%) Test Leader
3 5 (13.51%) QA Tester
3 5 (13.51%) QA Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Procurement Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) J2EE
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) REST
2 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) NHS
2 6 (16.22%) User Experience
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Blog
4 2 (5.41%) Data Integration
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Handset
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
1 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Test Planning
3 9 (24.32%) SDLC
4 8 (21.62%) Migration
4 8 (21.62%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) User Stories
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Open Source
8 4 (10.81%) Test Management
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 3 (8.11%) Process Management
9 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
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