The table below looks at the statistics for Volume Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Volume Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Volume Testing
Rank 637 654 629
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.002% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44728 46188 44254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.33% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 30024 27378
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1254 1202
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

Volume Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Volume Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Volume Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 7 £425 +44.06%
North East - 4 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £320 -
London -12 3 £500 +69.49%

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Volume Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Volume Testing.

1 12 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (62.50%) JMeter
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
4 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) SOAP
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 5 (31.25%) MQSeries
6 5 (31.25%) V-Model
6 5 (31.25%) Use Case
6 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
6 5 (31.25%) Workflow
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (25.00%) DbUnit
7 4 (25.00%) Spock
7 4 (25.00%) SDLC
7 4 (25.00%) Burp Suite
7 4 (25.00%) JSTS
7 4 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) MQSeries
2 4 (25.00%) JBoss
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) JMeter
2 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) Burp Suite
4 4 (25.00%) DbUnit
4 4 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (25.00%) Spock
4 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) JSTS
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Use Case
4 5 (31.25%) V-Model
4 5 (31.25%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Document Management
5 4 (25.00%) SDLC
5 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Resilience Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) VMware