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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Volume Testing
Rank 582 560 573
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.035% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
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£293 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £431 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.97 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 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 10 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 1 August 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
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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 -8 7 £293 -22.00%
London +5 5 £235 -44.04%
City of London +27 3 £235 -44.04%
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Livingston - - - -

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 13 (54.17%) Test Strategy
2 11 (45.83%) Performance Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Stress Testing
3 10 (41.67%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 9 (37.50%) Java
4 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) Load Testing
5 8 (33.33%) JMeter
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) SAP
6 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 7 (29.17%) Degree
7 6 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
7 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Analytics
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (25.00%) HP
8 5 (20.83%) OpenView
8 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Quantitative Analysis
9 4 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
9 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (16.67%) V-Model

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
4 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.17%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
2 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 8 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Dutch Language
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Technical Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Managing Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) J2EE
3 3 (12.50%) JSP
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (12.50%) JSF
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.17%) XSLT
5 1 (4.17%) Servlets
5 1 (4.17%) Swing
5 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
5 1 (4.17%) Castor
5 1 (4.17%) OC4J
5 1 (4.17%) JPA
5 1 (4.17%) Spring
5 1 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) AIX
3 2 (8.33%) HPUX
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Test Strategy
2 11 (45.83%) Performance Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Stress Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Load Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Quantitative Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
7 4 (16.67%) ERP
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.33%) Data Management
9 2 (8.33%) Information Management
9 2 (8.33%) Time Management
9 2 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) OpenView
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
1 7 (29.17%) SAP
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Siebel
3 4 (16.67%) JD Edwards
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix