The table below looks at the statistics for Black-Box Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 845 857 857
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 49 23 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.021% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.027% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 47 15 37
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £32,500 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Black-Box Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Black-Box Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 44 £42,500 - 7
London 0 23 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West +1 9 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London +14 5 £35,000 -26.31% 2
South East -24 5 £40,500 +78.02% 2
Scotland -4 4 £37,500 -
Edinburgh -7 4 £37,500 -
Surrey - 4 £40,500 - 1
Dorset - 4 £32,500 -
Poole - 4 £32,500 -
Woking - 4 £40,500 - 1
East of England -8 3 £42,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Bristol - 3 £37,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £42,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Berkshire +2 1 £27,500 +20.87%
Reading -2 1 £27,500 +10.00%
Cheshire - 1 £26,000 -
North West - 1 £26,000 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Black-Box Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Black-Box Testing.

1 57 (56.44%) SQL
2 46 (45.54%) ISEB
3 44 (43.56%) Automated Testing
3 44 (43.56%) QA
4 43 (42.57%) Degree
5 36 (35.64%) Test Scripting
6 33 (32.67%) .NET
7 32 (31.68%) Finance
8 30 (29.70%) Java
8 30 (29.70%) Windows
9 29 (28.71%) Scrum
9 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (27.72%) Software Testing
10 28 (27.72%) Microsoft
11 27 (26.73%) Regression Testing
12 26 (25.74%) Selenium
12 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
13 25 (24.75%) Performance Testing
13 25 (24.75%) C#
13 25 (24.75%) SQL Server
14 23 (22.77%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (22.77%) Test Strategy
15 22 (21.78%) HP
15 22 (21.78%) Python
16 21 (20.79%) QuickTest Pro
17 20 (19.80%) Code Coverage
17 20 (19.80%) NUnit
17 20 (19.80%) Relational Database
18 19 (18.81%) ISTQB
19 18 (17.82%) TDD

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Black-Box Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Black-Box Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.91%) IIS
2 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.96%) UMTS
2 4 (3.96%) Internet
3 3 (2.97%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.97%) LTE
4 2 (1.98%) WCDMA
4 2 (1.98%) GPRS
4 2 (1.98%) GSM
4 2 (1.98%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.99%) Intranet
5 1 (0.99%) FTP
5 1 (0.99%) HTTP
5 1 (0.99%) 4G
5 1 (0.99%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.98%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (25.74%) Selenium
2 21 (20.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (19.80%) NUnit
4 14 (13.86%) TestComplete
5 13 (12.87%) SilkTest
5 13 (12.87%) Bugzilla
6 10 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (8.91%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (5.94%) JUnit
9 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.97%) Ant
11 1 (0.99%) JIRA
11 1 (0.99%) Subversion
11 1 (0.99%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (0.99%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (31.68%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Games
3 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (38.61%) Tester
2 38 (37.62%) Analyst
2 38 (37.62%) Test Engineer
3 23 (22.77%) Test Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) QA Tester
4 15 (14.85%) QA Analyst
5 13 (12.87%) Software Test Engineer
5 13 (12.87%) Software Engineer
6 11 (10.89%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (8.91%) QA Engineer
7 9 (8.91%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Software Tester
9 6 (5.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Lead Tester
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.96%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.67%) .NET
2 9 (8.91%) WCF
3 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.93%) Web Services
4 5 (4.95%) XML
5 2 (1.98%) HTML
6 1 (0.99%) WPF
6 1 (0.99%) Grails
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) Middleware
6 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.99%) Velocity
6 1 (0.99%) JSP
6 1 (0.99%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Mainframe
1 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.95%) iPhone
3 4 (3.96%) Online Games
3 4 (3.96%) CCTV
4 3 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.97%) Open Source
4 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.70%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Android
2 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (43.56%) Automated Testing
2 36 (35.64%) Test Scripting
3 29 (28.71%) Scrum
3 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (27.72%) Software Testing
5 27 (26.73%) Regression Testing
6 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
7 25 (24.75%) Performance Testing
8 23 (22.77%) Test Strategy
9 20 (19.80%) Code Coverage
10 18 (17.82%) TDD
11 17 (16.83%) Automation Testing
11 17 (16.83%) Manual Testing
12 16 (15.84%) Unit Testing
13 13 (12.87%) Business Analysis
13 13 (12.87%) Asset Management
13 13 (12.87%) Monte Carlo Method
13 13 (12.87%) User Stories
13 13 (12.87%) Portfolio Management
14 12 (11.88%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (56.44%) SQL
2 30 (29.70%) Java
3 25 (24.75%) C#
4 22 (21.78%) Python
5 17 (16.83%) C++
6 16 (15.84%) VBScript
7 15 (14.85%) VB
8 13 (12.87%) Ruby
9 9 (8.91%) PHP
10 7 (6.93%) F#
11 6 (5.94%) Scala
12 2 (1.98%) Perl
13 1 (0.99%) C
13 1 (0.99%) Erlang
13 1 (0.99%) Groovy
13 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (45.54%) ISEB
2 43 (42.57%) Degree
3 19 (18.81%) ISTQB
4 15 (14.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (43.56%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Nmap
2 1 (0.99%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (22.77%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.94%) Control-M
3 3 (2.97%) Nessus
3 3 (2.97%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.78%) HP
3 6 (5.94%) Cisco
4 2 (1.98%) Telerik
4 2 (1.98%) Capita
5 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle
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