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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 845 858 842
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 57 18 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.017% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.061% 0.021% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 52 10 50
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £39,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £24,550 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £48,250 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £30,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -22.07%

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 24 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 19 September 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 +19 52 £45,000 - 2
London -3 30 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South East -9 8 £30,000 +31.86%
South West -20 8 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London +7 5 £35,000 -26.31%
Edinburgh -8 4 £37,500 - 1
Scotland -12 4 £37,500 - 1
Surrey - 4 £35,250 -
Woking - 4 £35,250 -
East of England -24 3 £42,500 +41.66%
Poole - 3 £32,500 -
Brighton - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £37,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £42,500 -
Dorset - 3 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £32,500 -
Berkshire +2 1 £27,500 +20.87%
Reading -4 1 £27,500 +10.00%
Cheshire - 1 £26,000 - 1
North West - 1 £26,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (56.99%) SQL
3 45 (48.39%) Degree
4 44 (47.31%) QA
5 40 (43.01%) ISEB
5 40 (43.01%) Automated Testing
6 35 (37.63%) Java
7 34 (36.56%) Test Scripting
8 33 (35.48%) Software Testing
9 32 (34.41%) Scrum
9 32 (34.41%) Manual Testing
10 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
10 30 (32.26%) C#
10 30 (32.26%) .NET
11 27 (29.03%) Finance
12 25 (26.88%) Regression Testing
12 25 (26.88%) Python
12 25 (26.88%) Performance Testing
12 25 (26.88%) TDD
12 25 (26.88%) Test Strategy
13 24 (25.81%) Test Automation
13 24 (25.81%) Selenium
13 24 (25.81%) Windows
14 23 (24.73%) ISTQB
15 22 (23.66%) HP Quality Center
16 21 (22.58%) HP
17 20 (21.51%) QuickTest Pro
17 20 (21.51%) C++
18 19 (20.43%) Code Coverage
18 19 (20.43%) NUnit

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (10.75%) IIS
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Office
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.30%) Internet
3 3 (3.23%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.15%) LTE
4 2 (2.15%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.15%) UMTS
5 1 (1.08%) HTTP
5 1 (1.08%) Intranet
5 1 (1.08%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (25.81%) Selenium
2 20 (21.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (20.43%) NUnit
4 18 (19.35%) SilkTest
5 11 (11.83%) Visual Studio
5 11 (11.83%) TestComplete
6 10 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (10.75%) Bugzilla
7 8 (8.60%) JUnit
7 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.23%) Ant
9 1 (1.08%) JIRA
9 1 (1.08%) Subversion
9 1 (1.08%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (1.08%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.08%) FitNesse
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Games
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Tester
2 39 (41.94%) Test Engineer
3 33 (35.48%) Analyst
4 21 (22.58%) Test Analyst
5 16 (17.20%) QA Tester
6 15 (16.13%) QA Analyst
7 14 (15.05%) Software Engineer
7 14 (15.05%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (10.75%) QA Engineer
9 8 (8.60%) Test Leader
10 7 (7.53%) Technical Tester
10 7 (7.53%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (7.53%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (6.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 6 (6.45%) Lead Tester
12 5 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (5.38%) Software Tester
12 5 (5.38%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.26%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) WCF
3 9 (9.68%) Web Services
4 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.38%) XML
6 3 (3.23%) Velocity
6 3 (3.23%) REST
7 2 (2.15%) HTML
8 1 (1.08%) WPF
8 1 (1.08%) Middleware
8 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.08%) JSP
8 1 (1.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) User Experience
2 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.38%) iPhone
4 4 (4.30%) Online Games
4 4 (4.30%) CCTV
5 3 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.23%) Open Source
5 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.81%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) Android
2 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.01%) Automated Testing
3 34 (36.56%) Test Scripting
4 33 (35.48%) Software Testing
5 32 (34.41%) Scrum
5 32 (34.41%) Manual Testing
6 25 (26.88%) Test Strategy
6 25 (26.88%) TDD
6 25 (26.88%) Regression Testing
6 25 (26.88%) Performance Testing
7 24 (25.81%) Test Automation
8 19 (20.43%) Code Coverage
9 17 (18.28%) Computer Architecture
10 14 (15.05%) Automation Testing
11 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
12 12 (12.90%) BDD
13 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Business Analysis
14 10 (10.75%) UML
14 10 (10.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.99%) SQL
2 35 (37.63%) Java
3 30 (32.26%) C#
4 25 (26.88%) Python
5 20 (21.51%) C++
6 18 (19.35%) Ruby
7 13 (13.98%) VBScript
8 12 (12.90%) VB
9 11 (11.83%) F#
9 11 (11.83%) PHP
10 8 (8.60%) Scala
11 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (48.39%) Degree
2 40 (43.01%) ISEB
3 23 (24.73%) ISTQB
4 16 (17.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (47.31%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 22 (23.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.23%) Puppet
2 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) HP
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (2.15%) Telerik
4 2 (2.15%) Capita
5 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle
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