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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 625 629
Rank change year-on-year +47 +4  
Contract jobs citing Black-Box Testing 23 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.042% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 10
Median daily rate £525 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £341 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £525 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £410 £300
% change year-on-year -3.35% +36.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 19 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 June 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 +54 23 £525 +23.52% 5
London +17 14 £550 +12.82% 1
City of London +3 5 £525 +40.00%
South East +28 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £433 - 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £433 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £433 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £390 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £390 -
Luton - 1 £225 -
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £225 - 1
North East - 1 £390 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 21 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) Functional Testing
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) QA
5 10 (37.04%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Banking
8 7 (25.93%) Open Source
8 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
8 7 (25.93%) DevOps
9 6 (22.22%) Scrum
10 5 (18.52%) SQL
10 5 (18.52%) JUnit
10 5 (18.52%) Unix
10 5 (18.52%) Linux
10 5 (18.52%) User Stories
10 5 (18.52%) Hudson
10 5 (18.52%) TestNG
10 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
10 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
11 4 (14.81%) Security Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DMZ
1 2 (7.41%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 5 (18.52%) Hudson
2 5 (18.52%) JUnit
2 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
2 5 (18.52%) TestNG
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) QA Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Developer in Test
4 5 (18.52%) DevOps Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (18.52%) Unix Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Tester
6 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
7 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
1 4 (14.81%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Fintech
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
1 5 (18.52%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
5 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
7 7 (25.93%) DevOps
7 7 (25.93%) Open Source
8 6 (22.22%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (18.52%) User Stories
10 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (11.11%) ITIL
11 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Splunk
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
2 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Qualys
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.70%) Murex
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