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 3 months to 27 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.

Volume Testing
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 633 624
Rank change year-on-year +57 -9  
Contract jobs citing Volume Testing 7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Median daily rate £420 £433 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +57.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £275
% change year-on-year +0.60% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Volume 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 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
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 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
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 £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Volume Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Volume Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Volume Testing in the UK

Volume Testing
Top 7 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 3 months to 27 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 +54 7 £420 -5.61% 1
Northampton - 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
East Midlands - 5 £425 -
London +32 1 £420 -5.61% 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Coventry - 1 £325 -

Volume Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (68.42%) Performance Testing
1 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
2 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Java
3 11 (57.89%) Unix
3 11 (57.89%) Banking
4 9 (47.37%) Tivoli
4 9 (47.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 9 (47.37%) IBM
4 9 (47.37%) Test Planning
4 9 (47.37%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Ganglia
6 5 (26.32%) AppDynamics
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
6 5 (26.32%) nmon
6 5 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Reuters
8 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Retail
8 3 (15.79%) System Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Data Conversion
8 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Law
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Web Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Performance Testing
1 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
2 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
3 9 (47.37%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (47.37%) Test Planning
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Data Conversion
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Case Management
8 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.26%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Tivoli
1 9 (47.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 5 (26.32%) Ganglia
2 5 (26.32%) nmon
3 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) AppDynamics
4 3 (15.79%) Reuters
5 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Siebel
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