Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Volume Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Volume Testing over the 6 months to 22 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.

Volume Testing
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 879 887 900
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 -46
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 5 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.006% 0.014% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
UK median daily rate £342 £425 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.53% +20.14% +1.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £320 £419
% change year-on-year - -23.58% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Volume 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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
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 £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Volume Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Volume Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Volume Testing in the UK

Volume Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Volume Testing in the UK

Volume Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Volume Testing in the UK

Volume Testing
Top 2 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 6 months to 22 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 +8 5 £342 -19.53%
London -33 5 £342 -19.53%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 5 (100.00%) Big Data
1 5 (100.00%) Data Ingestion
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Kafka
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark

Volume 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 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Big Data
1 5 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (100.00%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Big Data Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Data Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Kafka
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Data Ingestion
1 5 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared