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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 841 833 794
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -39
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 40 59 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.056% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.068% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 36 52 69
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 16 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 February 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 -38 23 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Scotland - 17 £45,000 - 3
London -4 12 £56,250 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh - 10 £45,000 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £45,000 - 2
East of England 0 5 £25,000 -44.44% 3
South West -13 5 £38,750 -
Poole - 5 £38,750 -
Dorset - 5 £38,750 -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Cambridge -1 3 £30,000 -33.33% 1
City of London -11 3 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Colchester - 2 £22,000 -
Essex - 2 £22,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (70.93%) QA
2 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (55.81%) Java
4 40 (46.51%) Scrum
5 38 (44.19%) TDD
6 36 (41.86%) Degree
7 35 (40.70%) Test Scripting
7 35 (40.70%) Python
8 33 (38.37%) SQL
9 32 (37.21%) Regression Testing
10 30 (34.88%) C#
10 30 (34.88%) Manual Testing
11 27 (31.40%) Software Testing
12 25 (29.07%) Web Services
13 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
14 19 (22.09%) C++
14 19 (22.09%) Selenium
14 19 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (20.93%) Automated Testing
15 18 (20.93%) ISEB
16 17 (19.77%) Finance
17 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
18 15 (17.44%) User Experience
19 14 (16.28%) ISTQB
20 13 (15.12%) Banking
21 12 (13.95%) Ruby
21 12 (13.95%) SilkTest
21 12 (13.95%) Telecoms
21 12 (13.95%) .NET
21 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.33%) CMS
1 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) Intranet
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) Selenium
2 12 (13.95%) SilkTest
3 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (8.14%) Ant
5 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.81%) JUnit
6 5 (5.81%) NUnit
7 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.16%) Behat
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Banking
3 12 (13.95%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.14%) Retail
5 6 (6.98%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Tester
2 26 (30.23%) QA Engineer
3 22 (25.58%) Analyst
3 22 (25.58%) Test Analyst
4 18 (20.93%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) Consultant
5 11 (12.79%) QA Consultant
6 9 (10.47%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Technical Tester
7 7 (8.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) QA Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Lead Test Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Test Consultant
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Manual Tester
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Test Consultant
8 6 (6.98%) Junior
9 5 (5.81%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.07%) Web Services
2 12 (13.95%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.65%) HTML
4 4 (4.65%) Velocity
4 4 (4.65%) REST
5 2 (2.33%) CSS3
5 2 (2.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.33%) jQuery
5 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.33%) HTML5
5 2 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.16%) LAMP
6 1 (1.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) User Experience
2 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) iPhone
4 1 (1.16%) Open Source
4 1 (1.16%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) UNIX
1 7 (8.14%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (46.51%) Scrum
3 38 (44.19%) TDD
4 35 (40.70%) Test Scripting
5 32 (37.21%) Regression Testing
6 30 (34.88%) Manual Testing
7 27 (31.40%) Software Testing
8 18 (20.93%) Automated Testing
9 12 (13.95%) Computer Architecture
9 12 (13.95%) Test Strategy
10 11 (12.79%) BDD
11 9 (10.47%) Web Testing
12 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
13 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (8.14%) Performance Testing
13 7 (8.14%) ETL
14 6 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
14 6 (6.98%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.81%) Java
2 35 (40.70%) Python
3 33 (38.37%) SQL
4 30 (34.88%) C#
5 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
6 19 (22.09%) C++
7 12 (13.95%) Ruby
8 11 (12.79%) F#
9 6 (6.98%) Scala
9 6 (6.98%) PHP
9 6 (6.98%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.33%) VB
11 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (41.86%) Degree
2 18 (20.93%) ISEB
3 14 (16.28%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) VCP4
6 1 (1.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (70.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Puppet
1 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco
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