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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Volume Testing
Rank 606 573 578
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 5 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.012% 0.025% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Average daily rate
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- £355 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £360 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.97 -
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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 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 2 September 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
London +16 4 - - 1
England -19 4 - - 2
City of London +35 3 - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Volume Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (47.37%) Java
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Stress Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 8 (42.11%) JMeter
3 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
3 7 (36.84%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (31.58%) Scalability Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Analytics
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Quantitative Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
5 5 (26.32%) SAP
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) OpenView
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) Siebel
6 4 (21.05%) ERP
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE
6 4 (21.05%) Dynamics AX

Volume Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (26.32%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.26%) NetWeaver
3 1 (5.26%) Drupal
3 1 (5.26%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) JMeter
2 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Managing Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) J2EE
3 3 (15.79%) JSP
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) Servlets
5 1 (5.26%) XSLT
5 1 (5.26%) Swing
5 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) Spring
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) Castor
5 1 (5.26%) JPA
5 1 (5.26%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
3 2 (10.53%) HPUX
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Stress Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 6 (31.58%) Analytics
2 6 (31.58%) Scalability Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Quantitative Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) ERP
4 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
4 4 (21.05%) V-Model
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 2 (10.53%) Data Management
6 2 (10.53%) Information Management
6 2 (10.53%) Time Management
6 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VBA
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) Siebel
4 4 (21.05%) JD Edwards
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix