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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 842 857 824
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -33
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 53 29 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.027% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.033% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 47 18 51
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £31,250 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.83%

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
93449 88194 90945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.52% 78.95%
Number of salaries quoted 75330 72495 76583
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 23 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 20 October 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 +10 49 £45,000 +5.88% 2
London +29 26 £45,000 -5.26%
South East 0 9 £30,000 -33.33%
South West -16 5 £26,250 -32.25%
Brighton - 5 £30,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £30,000 -
Scotland -3 4 £43,000 +14.66% 1
Edinburgh -12 4 £43,000 -
North West - 4 £33,250 -
Surrey - 4 £35,250 -
Woking - 4 £35,250 -
Bristol +4 3 £20,000 -38.46%
Cambridge +2 3 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £42,500 -
East of England -28 3 £42,500 +41.66%
Cheshire - 2 £25,750 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £32,500 -
Manchester - 2 £40,500 -
Rochdale - 2 £40,500 -
Yorkshire -35 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
York - 1 £32,500 -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 57 (60.64%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (58.51%) SQL
3 45 (47.87%) QA
4 44 (46.81%) Degree
5 41 (43.62%) Java
6 39 (41.49%) Manual Testing
7 38 (40.43%) Software Testing
7 38 (40.43%) C#
8 35 (37.23%) ISEB
9 34 (36.17%) Test Scripting
10 33 (35.11%) Automated Testing
11 32 (34.04%) TDD
12 30 (31.91%) Python
13 29 (30.85%) Scrum
14 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
15 26 (27.66%) C++
16 24 (25.53%) .NET
16 24 (25.53%) Selenium
17 23 (24.47%) ISTQB
17 23 (24.47%) Performance Testing
17 23 (24.47%) Ruby
17 23 (24.47%) SilkTest
17 23 (24.47%) TCP/IP
18 22 (23.40%) Regression Testing
18 22 (23.40%) Computer Architecture
18 22 (23.40%) Test Strategy
19 21 (22.34%) User Experience
19 21 (22.34%) Test Automation
20 20 (21.28%) Finance
20 20 (21.28%) Windows

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (7.45%) IIS
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
2 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Office
1 7 (7.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.38%) Internet
3 3 (3.19%) Wireshark
3 3 (3.19%) Intranet
4 1 (1.06%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.06%) UMTS
4 1 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (1.06%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Selenium
2 23 (24.47%) SilkTest
3 18 (19.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (17.02%) NUnit
5 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
6 10 (10.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (10.64%) JUnit
7 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.38%) TestComplete
9 5 (5.32%) Bugzilla
10 4 (4.26%) Ant
10 4 (4.26%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.06%) LoadUI
11 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.06%) Subversion
11 1 (1.06%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Games
2 7 (7.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Tester
2 41 (43.62%) Test Engineer
3 29 (30.85%) Analyst
4 23 (24.47%) Test Analyst
5 16 (17.02%) QA Tester
6 12 (12.77%) QA Analyst
7 11 (11.70%) Technical Tester
7 11 (11.70%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (10.64%) Software Engineer
8 10 (10.64%) QA Engineer
9 7 (7.45%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (7.45%) Test Leader
10 6 (6.38%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (6.38%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 5 (5.32%) Lead Tester
11 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.53%) .NET
2 10 (10.64%) Web Services
3 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.45%) WCF
5 5 (5.32%) Velocity
5 5 (5.32%) REST
6 3 (3.19%) HTML
6 3 (3.19%) XML
7 2 (2.13%) CSS
7 2 (2.13%) CSS3
7 2 (2.13%) jQuery
7 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.13%) HTML5
8 1 (1.06%) WPF
8 1 (1.06%) JSP
8 1 (1.06%) Servlets
8 1 (1.06%) Middleware
8 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) User Experience
2 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) iPhone
5 4 (4.26%) Online Games
6 3 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.19%) Open Source
7 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Android
2 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.64%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.49%) Manual Testing
3 38 (40.43%) Software Testing
4 34 (36.17%) Test Scripting
5 33 (35.11%) Automated Testing
6 32 (34.04%) TDD
7 29 (30.85%) Scrum
8 23 (24.47%) Performance Testing
9 22 (23.40%) Regression Testing
9 22 (23.40%) Computer Architecture
9 22 (23.40%) Test Strategy
10 21 (22.34%) Test Automation
11 17 (18.09%) BDD
12 16 (17.02%) Code Coverage
13 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (10.64%) OOP
14 10 (10.64%) V-Model
14 10 (10.64%) Automation Testing
15 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
16 7 (7.45%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 55 (58.51%) SQL
2 41 (43.62%) Java
3 38 (40.43%) C#
4 30 (31.91%) Python
5 26 (27.66%) C++
6 23 (24.47%) Ruby
7 16 (17.02%) F#
8 13 (13.83%) PHP
9 10 (10.64%) Scala
10 8 (8.51%) VBScript
11 7 (7.45%) VB
12 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (46.81%) Degree
2 35 (37.23%) ISEB
3 23 (24.47%) ISTQB
4 12 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (47.87%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 19 (20.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.26%) Puppet
2 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.15%) HP
3 6 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (2.13%) Capita
5 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle