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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Volume Testing
Rank - 579 541
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 0 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.037% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 10
Average daily rate
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- £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £240 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
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 £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel