The table below looks at the statistics for Volume Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Volume Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Volume Testing
Rank 637 - 614
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 10 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% - 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% - 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 9
Median daily rate £390 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £240
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Volume Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Volume Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Volume Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Volume Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK.

Volume Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Volume Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Volume Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Volume Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK.

Volume Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Volume Testing
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cardiff - 5 £413 -
South Wales - 5 £413 -
Wales - 5 £413 -
England - 3 £475 -
London - 3 £475 -
City of London - 2 £488 -
Scotland - 2 £344 -
Glasgow - 1 £338 -

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Volume 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 Volume Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) MQSeries
4 5 (35.71%) Workflow
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) Use Case
4 5 (35.71%) Atlassian
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) V-Model
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (28.57%) Document Management
5 4 (28.57%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) JUnit

Volume 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) MQSeries
2 4 (28.57%) JBoss
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) Burp Suite
3 4 (28.57%) DbUnit
3 4 (28.57%) JMeter
3 4 (28.57%) JUnit
3 4 (28.57%) Spock
3 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QC Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) JSTS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Use Case
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) V-Model
4 5 (35.71%) Workflow
5 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Document Management
5 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) ERP
6 3 (21.43%) Stress Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Atlassian
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle