Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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.

Black-Box Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 867 842
Rank change year-on-year +10 -25 +29
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 22 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.020% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.024% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 31
UK median daily rate £525 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.54% - +23.81%
10th Percentile £258 £199 £250
90th Percentile £613 £458 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +5.47% -1.54% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £41.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.96% +2.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year - +34.96% +2.50%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Black-Box Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Black-Box Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing.

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

Black-Box Testing
Top 8 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 22 £525 +61.54% 3
London -15 15 £550 +50.68% 1
UK excluding London +37 7 £338 +5.47% 3
South East +8 4 £238 -13.64% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North of England +59 1 £438 +34.62% 1
North West - 1 £438 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) QA
5 9 (40.91%) BDD
5 9 (40.91%) Functional Testing
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) Banking
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (27.27%) Unix
7 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) JUnit
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) TestNG
8 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
8 5 (22.73%) Hudson
8 5 (22.73%) DevOps
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
9 4 (18.18%) Splunk
9 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
9 4 (18.18%) User Stories
9 4 (18.18%) Open Source
9 4 (18.18%) Waterfall

Black-Box Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Multicast
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Hudson
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
1 5 (22.73%) JUnit
1 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
1 5 (22.73%) TestNG
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) AppScan
3 1 (4.55%) Burp Suite
3 1 (4.55%) Paros
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) WebScarab
General
1 9 (40.91%) Banking
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer in Test
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Unix Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Java Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
1 4 (18.18%) RESTful
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) CGI
3 1 (4.55%) Mason
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Derivative
1 1 (4.55%) Fintech
1 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) BDD
3 9 (40.91%) Functional Testing
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
4 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) DevOps
6 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 2 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Splunk
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Murex
3 1 (4.55%) SAP