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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Black-Box Testing
Rank 854 822 834
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 48 62 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.057% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.069% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 40 48 55
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £30,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £65,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £32,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -15.58%

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
93576 89385 91068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.26% 81.66% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 76906 72661 77293
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 £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 27 November 2014 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 26 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 27 November 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 -48 36 £45,000 +5.88% 2
London +4 18 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Scotland +3 10 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Edinburgh 0 9 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South East -31 6 £30,000 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £30,000 -
Brighton - 5 £30,000 -
Bristol +6 4 £20,000 -38.46%
South West -12 4 £20,000 -30.43%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £30,000 -29.41%
Cambridge -2 3 £30,000 -29.41%
East of England -30 3 £30,000 -14.28%
North West - 3 £40,500 -
Wales - 2 £28,500 -
South Wales - 2 £28,500 -
Manchester - 2 £40,500 -
Rochdale - 2 £40,500 -
Yorkshire -40 1 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands - 1 £22,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £25,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 - 1
Woking - 1 £30,000 -
York - 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 1 - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 63 (64.95%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.58%) Java
2 51 (52.58%) SQL
3 49 (50.52%) QA
4 43 (44.33%) Degree
4 43 (44.33%) C#
5 42 (43.30%) Manual Testing
6 38 (39.18%) TDD
6 38 (39.18%) Software Testing
7 37 (38.14%) Python
7 37 (38.14%) Scrum
8 34 (35.05%) Test Scripting
9 30 (30.93%) C++
10 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
10 28 (28.87%) Automated Testing
11 27 (27.84%) ISEB
12 24 (24.74%) Regression Testing
12 24 (24.74%) TCP/IP
12 24 (24.74%) Ruby
12 24 (24.74%) SilkTest
13 23 (23.71%) Selenium
13 23 (23.71%) Computer Architecture
14 22 (22.68%) User Experience
15 20 (20.62%) ISTQB
16 18 (18.56%) Performance Testing
16 18 (18.56%) .NET
16 18 (18.56%) BDD
17 17 (17.53%) Test Strategy
17 17 (17.53%) F#
18 16 (16.49%) Web Services

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (5.15%) IIS
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
2 2 (2.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.15%) Internet
3 2 (2.06%) Intranet
4 1 (1.03%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.03%) UMTS
4 1 (1.03%) HTTP
4 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.03%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (24.74%) SilkTest
2 23 (23.71%) Selenium
3 13 (13.40%) Visual Studio
4 12 (12.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (10.31%) NUnit
6 10 (10.31%) JUnit
7 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.15%) Ant
8 5 (5.15%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.03%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.03%) Subversion
9 1 (1.03%) SilkPerformer
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Marketing
3 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Games
4 4 (4.12%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (50.52%) Tester
2 40 (41.24%) Test Engineer
3 25 (25.77%) Analyst
3 25 (25.77%) Test Analyst
4 18 (18.56%) QA Engineer
5 16 (16.49%) QA Tester
6 13 (13.40%) Technical Tester
6 13 (13.40%) Technical Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Software Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Consultant
9 7 (7.22%) QA Consultant
10 6 (6.19%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Manual Tester
10 6 (6.19%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (6.19%) QA Analyst
11 5 (5.15%) Software Tester
11 5 (5.15%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.56%) .NET
2 16 (16.49%) Web Services
3 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.15%) Velocity
4 5 (5.15%) WCF
4 5 (5.15%) REST
5 3 (3.09%) HTML
6 2 (2.06%) CSS3
6 2 (2.06%) jQuery
6 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.06%) HTML5
6 2 (2.06%) CSS
7 1 (1.03%) JSP
7 1 (1.03%) Servlets
7 1 (1.03%) XML
7 1 (1.03%) Middleware
7 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.68%) User Experience
2 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.19%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.15%) iPhone
6 2 (2.06%) Online Games
7 1 (1.03%) Open Source
7 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Windows
2 3 (3.09%) UNIX
3 2 (2.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.03%) Android
4 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (64.95%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (43.30%) Manual Testing
3 38 (39.18%) TDD
3 38 (39.18%) Software Testing
4 37 (38.14%) Scrum
5 34 (35.05%) Test Scripting
6 28 (28.87%) Automated Testing
7 24 (24.74%) Regression Testing
8 23 (23.71%) Computer Architecture
9 18 (18.56%) BDD
9 18 (18.56%) Performance Testing
10 17 (17.53%) Test Strategy
11 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.31%) Code Coverage
12 10 (10.31%) OOP
12 10 (10.31%) V-Model
13 8 (8.25%) Automation Testing
14 7 (7.22%) Digital Marketing
15 6 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.58%) Java
1 51 (52.58%) SQL
2 43 (44.33%) C#
3 37 (38.14%) Python
4 30 (30.93%) C++
5 24 (24.74%) Ruby
6 17 (17.53%) F#
7 13 (13.40%) PHP
8 10 (10.31%) Scala
9 6 (6.19%) VB.NET
10 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (44.33%) Degree
2 27 (27.84%) ISEB
3 20 (20.62%) ISTQB
4 11 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.03%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (50.52%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Nmap
1 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.34%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.15%) Puppet
2 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.37%) HP
3 4 (4.12%) Cisco
4 2 (2.06%) VMware
4 2 (2.06%) Capita
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