The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 837 836 855
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 44 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.031% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.040% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 33
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +3.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93591 85411 91038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.79% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75267 69754 77438
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 18 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 1 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 -52 38 £37,250 -12.35% 7
London -22 19 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West -10 11 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London -7 9 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Dorset - 6 £32,500 -
Poole - 6 £32,500 -
South East -9 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Berkshire +1 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Scotland -7 3 £37,500 -
Edinburgh -11 3 £37,500 -
Bristol - 3 £37,000 -
Reading -1 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Surrey -4 2 £39,000 -13.33%
Gloucestershire - 2 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £32,500 -
Guildford +10 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Woking -1 1 £43,000 -4.44%

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 50 (52.08%) SQL
2 48 (50.00%) ISEB
3 46 (47.92%) QA
4 44 (45.83%) Automated Testing
5 42 (43.75%) Degree
6 37 (38.54%) Test Scripting
7 36 (37.50%) Finance
8 33 (34.38%) .NET
9 30 (31.25%) SQL Server
10 26 (27.08%) Selenium
11 25 (26.04%) Test Automation
11 25 (26.04%) Relational Database
12 24 (25.00%) Test Strategy
12 24 (25.00%) Windows
13 23 (23.96%) Performance Testing
14 22 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
14 22 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
15 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
15 21 (21.88%) HP
15 21 (21.88%) Regression Testing
15 21 (21.88%) Scrum
16 20 (20.83%) Software Testing
16 20 (20.83%) Automation Testing
17 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
17 19 (19.79%) NUnit
17 19 (19.79%) Code Coverage
17 19 (19.79%) VBScript
17 19 (19.79%) VB
17 19 (19.79%) Java
18 17 (17.71%) ISTQB

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.25%) UMTS
2 6 (6.25%) Internet
3 5 (5.21%) LTE
4 4 (4.17%) GPRS
4 4 (4.17%) GSM
4 4 (4.17%) WCDMA
5 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.08%) 3GPP
6 2 (2.08%) Intranet
7 1 (1.04%) 4G
7 1 (1.04%) 3G
7 1 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 25 (26.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.08%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (27.08%) Selenium
2 22 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (19.79%) NUnit
4 17 (17.71%) TestComplete
5 16 (16.67%) Bugzilla
6 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.25%) SilkTest
8 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.13%) Ant
10 2 (2.08%) JUnit
10 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.04%) JIRA
11 1 (1.04%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 36 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Games
2 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Front Office
4 2 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (43.75%) Analyst
2 30 (31.25%) Tester
3 28 (29.17%) Test Engineer
4 24 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 18 (18.75%) QA Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) QA Tester
7 10 (10.42%) Test Leader
8 9 (9.38%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (9.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (9.38%) Software Engineer
9 8 (8.33%) QA Engineer
10 7 (7.29%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (6.25%) Lead Tester
12 5 (5.21%) Software Tester
12 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (5.21%) Senior Tester
13 4 (4.17%) Systems Tester
13 4 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
13 4 (4.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
14 3 (3.13%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.38%) .NET
2 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.25%) WCF
3 5 (5.21%) XML
4 3 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (1.04%) Grails
5 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.29%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.17%) CCTV
2 4 (4.17%) Online Games
3 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.13%) Open Source
3 3 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.08%) iPhone
5 1 (1.04%) New Media
5 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Automated Testing
2 37 (38.54%) Test Scripting
3 25 (26.04%) Test Automation
4 24 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 23 (23.96%) Performance Testing
6 21 (21.88%) Regression Testing
6 21 (21.88%) Scrum
7 20 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 20 (20.83%) Automation Testing
8 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
8 19 (19.79%) Code Coverage
9 16 (16.67%) Monte Carlo Method
9 16 (16.67%) User Stories
9 16 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
9 16 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 16 (16.67%) Asset Management
9 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (13.54%) Manual Testing
11 11 (11.46%) V-Model
12 8 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (52.08%) SQL
2 19 (19.79%) VBScript
2 19 (19.79%) VB
2 19 (19.79%) Java
3 16 (16.67%) C#
4 13 (13.54%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) C++
6 6 (6.25%) Ruby
7 5 (5.21%) PHP
8 4 (4.17%) Perl
9 2 (2.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.04%) Groovy
10 1 (1.04%) Erlang
10 1 (1.04%) F#
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (50.00%) ISEB
2 42 (43.75%) Degree
3 17 (17.71%) ISTQB
4 13 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (47.92%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Nmap
2 1 (1.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.25%) Control-M
3 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.13%) Puppet
3 3 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
1 21 (21.88%) HP
2 6 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (2.08%) Telerik
3 2 (2.08%) Capita
4 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle
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