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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Volume Testing
Rank - 574 530
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 0 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.028% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.038% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 12
Average daily rate
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- £240 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.57%
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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
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 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) QA
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior BizTalk Consultant
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%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
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 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft