The table below looks at the statistics for Volume 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 Volume Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Volume Testing
Rank 612 581 540
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -41
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 1 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.021% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.027% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 14
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£413 £300 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -18.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.97
UK excluding London average 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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Volume Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -41 1 £413 +37.50%
Manchester - 1 £413 -
North West - 1 £413 -

Volume Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Volume 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 Volume Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
5 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (12.50%) Rational Robot
5 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Volume 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 Volume Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Robot
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Test Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) XSLT
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Hyperion