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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Volume Testing
UK
Rank 588 613 589
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 12 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.010% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.012% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
Median daily rate £420 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -
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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 11 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 18 January 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 +31 12 £420 +52.72%
London +11 4 £420 +42.37%
East Midlands - 4 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 -
South West - 3 £256 -
Northampton - 3 £425 -
Bristol - 2 £256 -
West Midlands -1 1 £325 -23.52%
Coventry -11 1 £325 -23.52%
Somerset - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £383 -

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Banking
4 7 (35.00%) Unix
4 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) JMeter
6 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 5 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) IBM
7 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
7 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Test Management
7 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (15.00%) Resilience Testing
8 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Data Conversion
8 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JMeter
2 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Law
4 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Billing
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Web Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Resilience Testing
6 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Case Management
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Ganglia
3 2 (10.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Reuters
5 2 (10.00%) AppDynamics
6 1 (5.00%) Guidewire
6 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Siebel