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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 588 592 538
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -54
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 21 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.020% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.026% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £325 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £430 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +100.00%

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
42679 42004 35169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.33% 74.69% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26596 26089 20994
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1217 1180 1087
Average hourly rate £29.91 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 2015.

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 26 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 20 April 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 -14 17 £275 -15.38% 8
London +5 6 £275 -42.10% 6
South East - 5 £288 -
City of London +31 2 - - 4
South West 0 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Leicestershire +8 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 11 (42.31%) QA
2 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 5 (19.23%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (19.23%) User Stories
4 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 4 (15.38%) Behat
5 4 (15.38%) JIRA
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Load Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (11.54%) Games
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (3.85%) SAS
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (15.38%) Behat
2 4 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.85%) TestNG
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) RequisitePro
4 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (11.54%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Games Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) NHS
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Blog
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (19.23%) User Stories
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) System Testing
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Load Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Test Management
4 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
5 2 (7.69%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) NFS
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Coverity
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
Northamptonshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 20 days ago