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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 854 882 837
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -45
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 42 50 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.042% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.051% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 33
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% +13.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,750 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +2.94%

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
89822 97669 86864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.68% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 72985 79475 71416
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 26 May 2015 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 28 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 26 May 2015. 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 +43 35 £47,500 +18.75% 1
London +35 24 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Scotland +32 6 £45,000 -
City of London +39 5 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +6 5 £22,500 -30.76%
Leicestershire - 5 £22,500 -
Leicester - 4 £22,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 £58,750 -
East of England +25 2 £24,750 -
Glasgow +9 2 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £48,750 -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £27,500 -
North West +3 1 £19,296 -63.24%
South East +3 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Berkshire -1 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Reading -10 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -
Wrexham - 1 £30,000 -
Leeds - 1 £70,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £27,500 -
Colchester - 1 £22,000 -
Essex - 1 £22,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £19,296 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £70,000 -
Wales - 1 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £19,296 -
North Wales - 1 £30,000 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 69 (83.13%) QA
2 63 (75.90%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (57.83%) Test Scripting
3 48 (57.83%) Java
4 46 (55.42%) SDLC
5 44 (53.01%) Scrum
6 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
7 31 (37.35%) Selenium
8 30 (36.14%) Degree
9 27 (32.53%) Regression Testing
10 25 (30.12%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (26.51%) Finance
11 22 (26.51%) Python
12 21 (25.30%) Ant
12 21 (25.30%) JIRA
13 20 (24.10%) Manual Testing
13 20 (24.10%) TDD
13 20 (24.10%) Web Services
14 19 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (20.48%) Automated Testing
16 16 (19.28%) Software Testing
16 16 (19.28%) SQL
16 16 (19.28%) HTML
17 15 (18.07%) E-Commerce
17 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
17 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (18.07%) Banking
17 15 (18.07%) User Stories
18 14 (16.87%) ISEB
19 13 (15.66%) XML

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (37.35%) Selenium
2 21 (25.30%) JIRA
2 21 (25.30%) Ant
3 13 (15.66%) JUnit
3 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
4 12 (14.46%) Eclipse
4 12 (14.46%) Maven
4 12 (14.46%) TestNG
4 12 (14.46%) JBehave
4 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
5 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.20%) Behat
10 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.20%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.20%) NUnit
10 1 (1.20%) TestPartner
General
1 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Banking
3 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.23%) Retail
5 4 (4.82%) Games
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) QA Engineer
2 19 (22.89%) Tester
3 16 (19.28%) Analyst
4 15 (18.07%) Test Analyst
5 14 (16.87%) Software Engineer
6 12 (14.46%) Software Development Engineer
6 12 (14.46%) Development Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) QA Tester
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Test Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Lead Test Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Software Tester
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) QA Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Test Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) IT Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) Web Services
2 16 (19.28%) HTML
3 13 (15.66%) XML
4 12 (14.46%) .NET
4 12 (14.46%) CSS
5 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.61%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.41%) SOAP
7 1 (1.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Blog
2 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.41%) Equities
5 2 (2.41%) Derivative
5 2 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.41%) New Media
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (75.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (57.83%) Test Scripting
3 46 (55.42%) SDLC
4 44 (53.01%) Scrum
5 27 (32.53%) Regression Testing
6 25 (30.12%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (24.10%) Manual Testing
7 20 (24.10%) TDD
8 17 (20.48%) Automated Testing
9 16 (19.28%) Software Testing
10 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (18.07%) E-Commerce
10 15 (18.07%) User Stories
11 12 (14.46%) BDD
11 12 (14.46%) MVC
12 10 (12.05%) Web Testing
12 10 (12.05%) Waterfall
13 8 (9.64%) Automation Testing
13 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
14 7 (8.43%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 48 (57.83%) Java
2 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
3 22 (26.51%) Python
4 16 (19.28%) SQL
5 10 (12.05%) C#
6 8 (9.64%) C++
7 4 (4.82%) Ruby
8 3 (3.61%) VB
9 2 (2.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.41%) Scala
10 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.20%) C
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (36.14%) Degree
2 14 (16.87%) ISEB
3 7 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (83.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Puppet
1 9 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco
5 1 (1.20%) HP