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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 577 561 576
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 18 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.032% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.044% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £440 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £263 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £276 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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 22 August 2014. 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 -26 17 £288 -34.65% 7
East of England -24 7 £400 +52.38% 1
London +9 4 £375 -14.77% 4
South East 0 4 £275 -5.17% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
City of London +27 1 - - 2
Surrey +3 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £163 -
Scotland - 1 £550 -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
2 7 (26.92%) ISEB
3 6 (23.08%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 5 (19.23%) QA
4 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Electronics
4 5 (19.23%) Finance
4 5 (19.23%) HTML
4 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (15.38%) Test Management
5 4 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) SAP
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) Selenium
5 4 (15.38%) Android
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
1 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Misys Midas
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) GPRS
1 2 (7.69%) GSM
1 2 (7.69%) 3GPP
1 2 (7.69%) UMTS
1 2 (7.69%) WLAN
1 2 (7.69%) WCDMA
1 2 (7.69%) LTE
2 1 (3.85%) IPv6
2 1 (3.85%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.69%) LabVIEW
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Firebug
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (19.23%) Electronics
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) FPGA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Tester
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) HTML5
3 2 (7.69%) SyncML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) J2EE
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) JSP
3 2 (7.69%) WAP
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) XHTML
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (7.69%) Streaming Video
2 2 (7.69%) VHDL
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Verilog
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 2 (7.69%) bada
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
2 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
2 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) SOA
6 2 (7.69%) B2C
6 2 (7.69%) Content Management
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Use Case
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Tcl
5 1 (3.85%) FQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Adobe
3 2 (7.69%) Symbian
3 2 (7.69%) FatWire
3 2 (7.69%) Altera
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Vignette
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.85%) Facebook
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter
4 1 (3.85%) F5
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago