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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 837 873 867
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 55 41 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.042% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 43 40 28
Average salary £52,500 £36,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.83% -15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £27,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £33,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-18.51% -20.58%

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
93036 97048 88128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.79% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 76147 78224 72122
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +33 49 £50,000 +35.13% 9
London +38 30 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West - 10 £31,500 - 8
Scotland +16 6 £73,750 +96.66% 1
Edinburgh +8 4 £73,750 +96.66%
West Midlands -10 4 £23,500 -41.25%
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £23,500 -
Southport - 4 - - 3
Cheshire - 4 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 5
Staffordshire - 4 £23,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £22,500 -
City of London +23 2 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Crewe - 2 £22,000 -
Leicester - 2 £22,250 -
Leicestershire - 2 £22,250 -
Manchester - 2 £30,250 - 2
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
East of England - 1 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Wellingborough - 1 £35,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £50,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £27,500 -
Cheadle - 1 £31,500 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 79 (84.95%) QA
2 67 (72.04%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (64.52%) Test Scripting
4 57 (61.29%) SDLC
5 55 (59.14%) Java
6 54 (58.06%) Selenium
7 46 (49.46%) Scrum
8 45 (48.39%) JavaScript
9 44 (47.31%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (46.24%) Ant
11 39 (41.94%) JIRA
12 35 (37.63%) HTML
13 33 (35.48%) XML
14 32 (34.41%) Degree
15 31 (33.33%) Maven
15 31 (33.33%) JUnit
15 31 (33.33%) E-Commerce
16 30 (32.26%) BDD
17 29 (31.18%) WebDriver
17 29 (31.18%) User Stories
18 28 (30.11%) MVC
18 28 (30.11%) CSS
18 28 (30.11%) Cucumber
19 27 (29.03%) JBehave
19 27 (29.03%) Eclipse
19 27 (29.03%) HTTP
19 27 (29.03%) Blog
19 27 (29.03%) TestNG
20 21 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
20 21 (22.58%) Microsoft

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (4.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.23%) MS Access
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (58.06%) Selenium
2 43 (46.24%) Ant
3 39 (41.94%) JIRA
4 31 (33.33%) Maven
4 31 (33.33%) JUnit
5 29 (31.18%) WebDriver
6 28 (30.11%) Cucumber
7 27 (29.03%) Eclipse
7 27 (29.03%) JBehave
7 27 (29.03%) TestNG
8 17 (18.28%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.45%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.38%) LoadRunner
11 4 (4.30%) Log4j
11 4 (4.30%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (3.23%) TestPartner
13 2 (2.15%) QADirector
13 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
14 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 20 (21.51%) Finance
2 15 (16.13%) Banking
3 11 (11.83%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.30%) Games
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (31.18%) Software Engineer
2 27 (29.03%) Software Development Engineer
2 27 (29.03%) Development Engineer
3 18 (19.35%) QA Engineer
3 18 (19.35%) Tester
4 11 (11.83%) Software Tester
5 10 (10.75%) Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.38%) IT Consultant
8 5 (5.38%) Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Mobile Tester
11 2 (2.15%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.15%) Project Analyst
11 2 (2.15%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.15%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.15%) QA Analyst
12 1 (1.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.63%) HTML
2 33 (35.48%) XML
3 28 (30.11%) CSS
4 15 (16.13%) .NET
5 12 (12.90%) Web Services
6 4 (4.30%) J2EE
6 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.30%) J2SE
7 3 (3.23%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.15%) SOAP
8 2 (2.15%) Middleware
8 2 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.08%) COM
9 1 (1.08%) jQuery
9 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.03%) Blog
2 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.23%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.23%) New Media
4 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.15%) Equities
4 2 (2.15%) Derivative
4 2 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.08%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.20%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) UNIX
3 4 (4.30%) SUSE
4 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.04%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (64.52%) Test Scripting
3 57 (61.29%) SDLC
4 46 (49.46%) Scrum
5 44 (47.31%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 30 (32.26%) BDD
8 29 (31.18%) User Stories
9 28 (30.11%) MVC
10 21 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (21.51%) Regression Testing
11 20 (21.51%) Automated Testing
12 18 (19.35%) Software Testing
13 13 (13.98%) TDD
14 12 (12.90%) Web Testing
15 10 (10.75%) Integration Testing
15 10 (10.75%) Manual Testing
15 10 (10.75%) Test Planning
16 9 (9.68%) Automation Testing
16 9 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 55 (59.14%) Java
2 45 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 18 (19.35%) Python
4 17 (18.28%) SQL
5 13 (13.98%) C#
6 9 (9.68%) C++
6 9 (9.68%) Ruby
7 6 (6.45%) VB
8 4 (4.30%) Perl
8 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.23%) VBA
10 2 (2.15%) C
11 1 (1.08%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.08%) ANSI C
11 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (34.41%) Degree
2 18 (19.35%) ISEB
3 9 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (84.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) Puppet
1 12 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle
3 5 (5.38%) SAP
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.08%) MathWorks
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