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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Black-Box Testing
Rank 851 833 820
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 41 63 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.056% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.068% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 38 56 55
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £32,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 March 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 27 March 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 -21 25 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Scotland +30 15 £45,000 - 2
London +18 10 £48,750 -2.50%
Edinburgh - 8 £45,000 - 1
Glasgow +20 7 £45,000 - 1
South West -22 5 £38,750 -3.12%
Poole - 5 £38,750 -
Dorset - 5 £38,750 -
East of England +11 4 £22,000 -51.11%
Leicestershire +18 3 £22,500 -
East Midlands +12 3 £22,500 -30.76% 1
City of London -5 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Essex - 3 £22,000 -
Colchester - 3 £22,000 -
Leicester +19 2 £22,500 -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Cambridge +12 1 £25,000 -44.44%
North West +6 1 £19,296 -41.52%
Berkshire +2 1 £30,000 -40.00%
South East -8 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Merseyside - 1 £19,296 -
North Wales - 1 £30,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £52,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £19,296 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Wrexham - 1 £30,000 - 1

Black-Box Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 60 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 60 (71.43%) QA
2 45 (53.57%) Java
3 43 (51.19%) Scrum
4 38 (45.24%) Test Scripting
5 33 (39.29%) Degree
6 32 (38.10%) TDD
7 31 (36.90%) Regression Testing
7 31 (36.90%) Python
8 30 (35.71%) JavaScript
9 27 (32.14%) SQL
10 25 (29.76%) Web Services
11 23 (27.38%) Selenium
12 22 (26.19%) Manual Testing
12 22 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
13 21 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 21 (25.00%) C#
14 20 (23.81%) Finance
15 16 (19.05%) Banking
16 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (17.86%) Telecoms
17 14 (16.67%) ISEB
17 14 (16.67%) Ant
17 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
18 13 (15.48%) .NET
19 12 (14.29%) C++
19 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
19 12 (14.29%) Web Testing
20 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
20 11 (13.10%) Jenkins

Black-Box Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (2.38%) CMS
1 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (2.38%) Intranet
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (27.38%) Selenium
2 14 (16.67%) Ant
3 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.14%) JUnit
4 6 (7.14%) SilkTest
5 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.76%) TestNG
6 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.76%) JBehave
6 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.76%) JIRA
6 4 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (4.76%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.76%) Maven
7 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.38%) NUnit
9 1 (1.19%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.19%) Toad
9 1 (1.19%) Behat
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Banking
3 15 (17.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.19%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 21 (25.00%) Analyst
2 21 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (23.81%) Tester
4 10 (11.90%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Consultant
5 8 (9.52%) QA Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Test Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Test Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.14%) Junior
7 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Tester
9 4 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) Web Services
2 13 (15.48%) .NET
3 10 (11.90%) HTML
4 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.14%) CSS
5 5 (5.95%) XML
6 3 (3.57%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.38%) jQuery
7 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.38%) HTML5
7 2 (2.38%) CSS3
7 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.19%) Velocity
8 1 (1.19%) REST
8 1 (1.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) User Experience
2 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.76%) Blog
4 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) iPhone
5 1 (1.19%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) UNIX
1 8 (9.52%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (51.19%) Scrum
3 38 (45.24%) Test Scripting
4 32 (38.10%) TDD
5 31 (36.90%) Regression Testing
6 22 (26.19%) Manual Testing
7 21 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 12 (14.29%) Web Testing
11 10 (11.90%) BDD
12 8 (9.52%) User Stories
12 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
13 7 (8.33%) ETL
13 7 (8.33%) Unit Testing
14 6 (7.14%) MVC
14 6 (7.14%) Automation Testing
14 6 (7.14%) Test Strategy
14 6 (7.14%) Computer Architecture
15 5 (5.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (53.57%) Java
2 31 (36.90%) Python
3 30 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 27 (32.14%) SQL
5 21 (25.00%) C#
6 12 (14.29%) C++
7 6 (7.14%) Ruby
7 6 (7.14%) F#
8 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.57%) VB
9 3 (3.57%) PHP
9 3 (3.57%) Scala
10 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) Degree
2 14 (16.67%) ISEB
3 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (71.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Puppet
1 10 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) VMware
3 2 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco
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