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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 606 578 577
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -1
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 18 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.029% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.038% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -40.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £163 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £263
% change year-on-year
- +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 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
44991 42314 38919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.81% 76.18% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29174 26141 23620
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1214 1195 1121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 18 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 5 August 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 -6 15 £300 - 7
London +11 5 £335 -10.66% 1
South East -11 5 £288 +4.54%
Scotland +1 3 - - 3
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 -
City of London - 2 £350 - 1
Manchester - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £250 -
North West - 2 - - 4
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £288 -
Oxford - 1 £288 -
Durham - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 16 (42.11%) QA
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) Migration
5 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
5 9 (23.68%) SDLC
6 8 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (18.42%) NHS
8 6 (15.79%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.79%) JIRA
8 6 (15.79%) User Stories
9 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
9 5 (13.16%) User Experience
9 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.16%) Open Source
9 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) Behat
9 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
10 4 (10.53%) Test Management
10 4 (10.53%) Selenium
10 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.79%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) Behat
3 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.89%) JMeter
5 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.89%) Zephyr
6 2 (5.26%) NeoLoad
6 2 (5.26%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.63%) JUnit
7 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.63%) TestNG
7 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
1 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Test Leader
4 6 (15.79%) QA Tester
5 5 (13.16%) QA Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Systems Test Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Tester
9 1 (2.63%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) J2EE
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) REST
2 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) NHS
2 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Blog
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Handset
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
3 9 (23.68%) SDLC
3 9 (23.68%) Migration
4 8 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) User Stories
6 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Open Source
7 4 (10.53%) Test Management
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) NFS
1 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Coverity
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