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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Black-Box Testing
UK
Rank 579 598 612
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +14
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 2 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.039% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.006% 0.048% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
Median daily rate £488 £363 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% +51.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £277 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £474 £276
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £195
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 2 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +19 1 £550 +51.72% 2
London +3 1 £550 +16.40% 2

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Fuzz Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Validation

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) NUnit
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (8.33%) PVCS
3 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior UI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior UI/UX Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior UX Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) UI/UX Developer
5 1 (8.33%) UX Developer
5 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Fuzz Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) PhD
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Serena