The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Volume Testing
Rank 592 543 578
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +35
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 11 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.026% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Average daily rate £240 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £285 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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
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 16 April 2014.

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 5 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 11 £240 -26.15%
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) LoadRunner
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
3 8 (47.06%) Performance Testing
3 8 (47.06%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) Load Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Stress Testing
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) SAP
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) Scalability Testing
6 5 (29.41%) JMeter
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) Analytics
7 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Quantitative Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) OpenView
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 4 (23.53%) J2EE
7 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
8 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
8 3 (17.65%) ERP
8 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
2 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) LoadRunner
2 5 (29.41%) JMeter
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.76%) StarTeam
4 2 (11.76%) WinRunner
4 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Systems Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) Performance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Load Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Stress Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Scalability Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 5 (29.41%) Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Quantitative Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) ERP
7 3 (17.65%) Resource Management
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Data Management
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Workflow
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) OpenView
2 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) SAP
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
3 2 (11.76%) Borland
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Siebel