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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 836 804 827
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +23
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 44 75 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.070% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.085% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 38 59 53
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +5.88%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -39 29 £45,000 - 1
London -17 15 £59,375 +25.00%
Scotland +21 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Edinburgh +8 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bristol +1 4 £20,000 -38.46%
Cambridge -2 4 £30,000 -29.41%
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £30,000 -29.41%
South West -8 4 £20,000 -30.43%
East of England -23 4 £30,000 -29.41%
South East -38 2 £30,000 - 1
South Wales - 2 £28,500 -
Brighton - 2 £30,000 -
North West - 2 £40,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £30,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £45,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 £40,500 -
Rochdale - 2 £40,500 -
Wales - 2 £28,500 -
Yorkshire -17 1 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands - 1 £22,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
York - 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 1 - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (59.00%) Java
3 55 (55.00%) QA
4 50 (50.00%) SQL
5 46 (46.00%) Manual Testing
6 43 (43.00%) C#
7 42 (42.00%) Scrum
8 41 (41.00%) TDD
8 41 (41.00%) Degree
9 40 (40.00%) Python
10 36 (36.00%) Software Testing
10 36 (36.00%) Test Scripting
11 29 (29.00%) C++
11 29 (29.00%) Regression Testing
12 28 (28.00%) Automated Testing
13 26 (26.00%) Microsoft
14 24 (24.00%) Selenium
15 23 (23.00%) TCP/IP
15 23 (23.00%) Ruby
15 23 (23.00%) SilkTest
16 22 (22.00%) Computer Architecture
16 22 (22.00%) User Experience
17 21 (21.00%) ISEB
18 20 (20.00%) Web Services
19 18 (18.00%) BDD
20 17 (17.00%) Performance Testing
20 17 (17.00%) F#
20 17 (17.00%) Test Strategy
21 16 (16.00%) .NET
21 16 (16.00%) ISTQB

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.00%) Intranet
4 1 (1.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.00%) UMTS
4 1 (1.00%) HTTP
4 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (24.00%) Selenium
2 23 (23.00%) SilkTest
3 13 (13.00%) Visual Studio
4 12 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (11.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (10.00%) NUnit
6 10 (10.00%) JUnit
7 5 (5.00%) Ant
7 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.00%) Subversion
9 1 (1.00%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (1.00%) LoadUI
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.00%) Retail
2 7 (7.00%) Marketing
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 5 (5.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (45.00%) Tester
2 36 (36.00%) Test Engineer
3 27 (27.00%) Analyst
3 27 (27.00%) Test Analyst
4 21 (21.00%) QA Engineer
5 13 (13.00%) Technical Engineer
5 13 (13.00%) QA Tester
5 13 (13.00%) Technical Tester
6 12 (12.00%) Consultant
6 12 (12.00%) QA Consultant
7 9 (9.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Software Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Manual Tester
9 7 (7.00%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (7.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Test Consultant
9 7 (7.00%) Lead Test Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) Senior Test Consultant
10 6 (6.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.00%) Web Services
2 16 (16.00%) .NET
3 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.00%) Velocity
4 5 (5.00%) REST
5 4 (4.00%) WCF
6 3 (3.00%) HTML
7 2 (2.00%) CSS3
7 2 (2.00%) jQuery
7 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.00%) HTML5
7 2 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (1.00%) JSP
8 1 (1.00%) Servlets
8 1 (1.00%) XML
8 1 (1.00%) Middleware
8 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) User Experience
2 8 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.00%) iPhone
5 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Online Games
7 1 (1.00%) Open Source
7 1 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) UNIX
3 7 (7.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.00%) Manual Testing
3 42 (42.00%) Scrum
4 41 (41.00%) TDD
5 36 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 36 (36.00%) Test Scripting
6 29 (29.00%) Regression Testing
7 28 (28.00%) Automated Testing
8 22 (22.00%) Computer Architecture
9 18 (18.00%) BDD
10 17 (17.00%) Test Strategy
10 17 (17.00%) Performance Testing
11 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (12.00%) Test Automation
12 10 (10.00%) OOP
12 10 (10.00%) Code Coverage
13 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
14 8 (8.00%) Automation Testing
15 7 (7.00%) Digital Marketing
15 7 (7.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) Java
2 50 (50.00%) SQL
3 43 (43.00%) C#
4 40 (40.00%) Python
5 29 (29.00%) C++
6 23 (23.00%) Ruby
7 17 (17.00%) F#
8 14 (14.00%) PHP
9 11 (11.00%) Scala
10 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (6.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (41.00%) Degree
2 21 (21.00%) ISEB
3 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (55.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Nmap
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.00%) HP
3 3 (3.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (1.00%) Capita
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