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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Box Testing
Rank 629 589 603
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 14 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.039% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.049% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 3
Median daily rate £425 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.42%

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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 9 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 31 May 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 -12 14 £425 +41.66% 8
London +12 8 £488 +44.44% 4
South East -22 5 £425 +41.66% 3
West Sussex -27 5 £425 +23.63%
Crawley -4 3 £418 +21.45%
Gatwick - 3 £425 -
East Midlands +8 1 £315 -1.56% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £315 -
Nottingham - 1 £315 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) QA
3 18 (42.86%) SQL
4 17 (40.48%) Mobile App
5 16 (38.10%) Android
5 16 (38.10%) Apple iOS
6 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
7 13 (30.95%) Mobile Application Development
7 13 (30.95%) Defect Management
8 12 (28.57%) Open Source
9 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
10 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (23.81%) Scrum
11 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
12 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
12 7 (16.67%) JIRA
13 6 (14.29%) User Experience
13 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (14.29%) SDLC
14 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
14 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
14 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
14 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
14 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
14 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
15 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
15 4 (9.52%) Degree

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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.76%) Xcode
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Avionics
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Tester
2 13 (30.95%) QA Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Mobile Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Applications Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior QA Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
7 5 (11.90%) Applications Tester
7 5 (11.90%) iOS Tester
7 5 (11.90%) QA Tester
8 4 (9.52%) Android Tester
8 4 (9.52%) Mobile Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (9.52%) Senior Tester
8 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
9 3 (7.14%) Android Test Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
9 3 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
9 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) Behat
1 1 (2.38%) SOAP
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (4.76%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Android
1 16 (38.10%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Defect Management
3 13 (30.95%) Mobile Application Development
3 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Open Source
5 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Scrum
6 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 6 (14.29%) SDLC
10 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
10 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) C#
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.52%) CREST Certified
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) CEH
3 2 (4.76%) OSCP
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) DO-178B
3 2 (4.76%) SDET
4 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.38%) Informatica
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Serena
2 1 (2.38%) Wind River
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