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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Box Testing
Rank 852 936 949
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +13
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 29 38 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.036% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.041% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 38
Median salary £32,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £47,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-32.63% +46.15%

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
79108 93200 97300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.55% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65148 76972 80013
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Black-Box Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Black-Box Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 2016 within the UK.

Black-Box Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 22 £32,000 -36.00% 4
South Wales - 5 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £32,500 -
South West - 5 £40,000 -
Wales - 5 £32,500 -
London +30 4 £66,250 +10.41% 2
North West -23 4 £29,000 -42.00%
South East - 4 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire +23 3 £31,500 -
Sheffield +11 2 £31,750 -
South Yorkshire +3 2 £31,750 -
Manchester -13 2 £72,500 +45.00%
Hampshire - 2 £27,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Nantwich - 2 £29,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £27,500 -
Swindon - 2 - -
St Ives - 2 £40,000 -
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £29,000 -
Scotland +22 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Edinburgh +10 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £32,000 +16.36%
North East - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £28,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £23,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -
Northampton - 1 £32,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Black-Box Testing.

1 28 (59.57%) QA
2 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (44.68%) Regression Testing
4 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
4 20 (42.55%) Selenium
5 18 (38.30%) SQL
5 18 (38.30%) Automated Testing
6 17 (36.17%) Functional Testing
6 17 (36.17%) SDLC
7 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
8 14 (29.79%) Scrum
9 13 (27.66%) ISEB
9 13 (27.66%) C#
10 12 (25.53%) .NET
10 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
10 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
10 12 (25.53%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (19.15%) Windows
12 9 (19.15%) Project Management
12 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
12 9 (19.15%) Finance
13 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
13 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
13 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
13 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Degree
14 7 (14.89%) Web Services
14 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MS Access
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) DTS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Selenium
2 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.77%) NeoLoad
3 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.38%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (4.26%) Appium
6 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.26%) Calabash
6 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
6 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.26%) FogBugz
6 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.26%) JIRA
6 2 (4.26%) QADirector
6 2 (4.26%) Robot Framework
6 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) TestPartner
6 2 (4.26%) Toad
7 1 (2.13%) NUnit
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Front Office
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
2 19 (40.43%) Test Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Tester
4 8 (17.02%) QA Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Software Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Manual Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) Web Services
3 5 (10.64%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Equities
4 2 (4.26%) Fintech
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Tandem
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Regression Testing
3 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
4 18 (38.30%) Automated Testing
5 17 (36.17%) Functional Testing
5 17 (36.17%) SDLC
6 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
6 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (29.79%) Scrum
8 12 (25.53%) Exploratory Testing
8 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
8 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
9 9 (19.15%) Project Management
10 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
11 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
12 6 (12.77%) User Stories
13 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
13 5 (10.64%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 13 (27.66%) C#
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby
4 2 (4.26%) VB
4 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.26%) VBA
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Scala
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) ISEB
2 10 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (59.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Control-M
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) SAP
2 2 (4.26%) T-Plan
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Qualys
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