The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Black-Box Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Black-Box Testing
UK
Rank 592 619 606
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13  
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 4 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.043% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.052% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 7
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £283 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £394 £275
% change year-on-year -42.85% +43.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

Black-Box Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Black-Box Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Black-Box Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Black-Box Testing in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing.

Contractor daily rate trend for Black-Box Testing in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Black-Box Testing in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Black-Box Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Black-Box Testing in the UK

Black-Box 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 Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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 +15 3 £388 +6.89% 7
London +23 2 £550 +91.30% 5
Leeds - 1 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £225 -
Yorkshire - 1 £225 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Black-Box 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 Black-Box Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) TMap
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery

Black-Box 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior UI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior UI/UX Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior UX Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UI/UX Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) TMap
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
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