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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 839 858 850
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 54 49 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.043% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.052% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 40 47 15
Average salary £55,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.80% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £31,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-21.62% +13.84%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 20 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 28 August 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 +9 49 £55,000 +29.41% 9
London +13 24 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North West +20 18 £28,500 +9.61% 6
Merseyside - 10 £28,000 - 4
West Midlands -1 6 £25,000 -37.50%
Scotland +3 5 £75,000 +100.00% 1
Southport - 5 - -
Cheshire +8 4 £50,000 +92.30%
Manchester - 4 £40,750 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £23,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £23,500 -
Edinburgh -6 3 £75,000 +100.00%
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Crewe - 2 £22,000 -
Solihull - 2 £48,750 -
Wilmslow - 1 £50,000 -
Wellingborough - 1 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Cheadle - 1 £31,500 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 83 (86.46%) QA
2 65 (67.71%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 56 (58.33%) Selenium
4 56 (58.33%) Java
5 51 (53.13%) SDLC
6 44 (45.83%) Scrum
7 41 (42.71%) JIRA
8 40 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (41.67%) Ant
9 38 (39.58%) JUnit
9 38 (39.58%) JavaScript
10 35 (36.46%) XML
11 34 (35.42%) HTML
12 33 (34.38%) Maven
13 32 (33.33%) BDD
14 31 (32.29%) User Stories
15 30 (31.25%) WebDriver
15 30 (31.25%) E-Commerce
16 29 (30.21%) CSS
16 29 (30.21%) MVC
16 29 (30.21%) Cucumber
17 28 (29.17%) JBehave
17 28 (29.17%) TestNG
17 28 (29.17%) Blog
17 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
17 28 (29.17%) Eclipse
17 28 (29.17%) HTTP
18 26 (27.08%) Degree
19 25 (26.04%) Software Testing

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (5.21%) JBoss
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.13%) MS Access
5 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (58.33%) Selenium
2 41 (42.71%) JIRA
3 40 (41.67%) Ant
4 38 (39.58%) JUnit
5 33 (34.38%) Maven
6 30 (31.25%) WebDriver
7 29 (30.21%) Cucumber
8 28 (29.17%) JBehave
8 28 (29.17%) Eclipse
8 28 (29.17%) TestNG
9 13 (13.54%) Jenkins
10 10 (10.42%) HP UFT
11 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
12 5 (5.21%) LoadRunner
12 5 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (5.21%) Log4j
12 5 (5.21%) NUnit
12 5 (5.21%) Selenium IDE
13 3 (3.13%) TestPartner
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 11 (11.46%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.17%) Games
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 28 (29.17%) Software Development Engineer
2 28 (29.17%) Development Engineer
3 23 (23.96%) Tester
4 18 (18.75%) QA Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Software Tester
6 8 (8.33%) Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.21%) IT Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) QA Leader
9 4 (4.17%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.13%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (3.13%) Test Engineer
11 2 (2.08%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.08%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.08%) QA Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.08%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.46%) XML
2 34 (35.42%) HTML
3 29 (30.21%) CSS
4 13 (13.54%) .NET
5 12 (12.50%) Web Services
6 5 (5.21%) J2EE
6 5 (5.21%) J2SE
7 3 (3.13%) Middleware
7 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.08%) SOAP
9 1 (1.04%) COM
9 1 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.04%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.04%) jQuery
9 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) Blog
2 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.21%) iPhone
5 3 (3.13%) New Media
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.13%) Equities
6 2 (2.08%) Derivative
6 2 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) UNIX
3 5 (5.21%) SUSE
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (67.71%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 51 (53.13%) SDLC
4 44 (45.83%) Scrum
5 40 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (33.33%) BDD
7 31 (32.29%) User Stories
8 30 (31.25%) E-Commerce
9 29 (30.21%) MVC
10 25 (26.04%) Software Testing
11 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (19.79%) Regression Testing
13 18 (18.75%) Automated Testing
14 15 (15.63%) Manual Testing
15 13 (13.54%) Performance Testing
16 11 (11.46%) Test Strategy
16 11 (11.46%) Test Planning
17 10 (10.42%) Test Management
18 9 (9.38%) Integration Testing
18 9 (9.38%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (58.33%) Java
2 38 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 22 (22.92%) SQL
4 18 (18.75%) Python
5 16 (16.67%) C#
6 10 (10.42%) Ruby
7 9 (9.38%) C++
8 5 (5.21%) Perl
8 5 (5.21%) PHP
8 5 (5.21%) Scala
8 5 (5.21%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.17%) VB
10 3 (3.13%) VBA
11 2 (2.08%) C
12 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.04%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) Degree
2 23 (23.96%) ISEB
3 13 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (86.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.29%) Puppet
2 7 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) HP
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle
3 5 (5.21%) SAP
3 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.04%) MathWorks
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