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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Black-Box Testing
UK
Rank 597 601 620
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 5 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.050% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.060% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £425 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £266 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £320
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 5 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 25 February 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 +15 3 £388 +19.23% 4
London +16 2 £550 +100.00% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 2
Leeds - 1 £225 - 2

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) VSAN
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (12.50%) Game Development
5 1 (12.50%) TMap
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing

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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UX Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior WPF Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI/UX Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Game Development
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) TMap
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PhD
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware