Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Black-Box Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Black-Box Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Black-Box Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1072 1166 1209
Rank change year-on-year +94 +43 +13
Permanent jobs citing Black-Box Testing 105 56 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.029% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.033% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 103 45 88
UK median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -35.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,450 £26,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -

Black-Box Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 160900 169699 194446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126975 141046 160155
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Black-Box Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Black-Box Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Black-Box Testing 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.

Salary trend for Black-Box Testing in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Black-Box Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Black-Box Testing in the UK

Black-Box Testing
Top 11 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +79 103 £37,500 +11.11% 1
UK excluding London +72 59 £32,500 - 2
London +37 44 £41,500 -30.83%
North of England +29 35 £32,500 +3.17%
Yorkshire +56 28 £35,000 +11.11%
Midlands +35 16 £25,000 -23.08%
West Midlands +24 13 £25,000 -23.08%
South East +26 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North East +15 6 £23,500 -
East Midlands +42 3 £34,000 -2.16%
North West -25 1 £32,500 -49.02%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 78 (74.29%) QA
2 65 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (60.95%) Test Automation
4 48 (45.71%) ISEB
5 46 (43.81%) Test Scripting
5 46 (43.81%) Functional Testing
6 44 (41.90%) Scrum
7 42 (40.00%) Degree
8 39 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (32.38%) Regression Testing
9 34 (32.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (30.48%) ISTQB
11 31 (29.52%) SQL
12 30 (28.57%) SDLC
13 27 (25.71%) Selenium
14 26 (24.76%) Computer Science
15 24 (22.86%) Software Testing
16 23 (21.90%) Test Strategy
17 20 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
18 19 (18.10%) Integration Testing
18 19 (18.10%) System Testing
19 18 (17.14%) Test Planning
20 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
21 16 (15.24%) Exploratory Testing
22 15 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
23 14 (13.33%) Unit Testing
23 14 (13.33%) Load Testing
23 14 (13.33%) TDD
24 13 (12.38%) Security Testing

Black-Box Testing
Co-occurring 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 3 (2.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.95%) RTP
2 1 (0.95%) VoIP
2 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (25.71%) Selenium
2 10 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (3.81%) Appium
3 4 (3.81%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.95%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.95%) Hudson
5 1 (0.95%) JMeter
5 1 (0.95%) JUnit
5 1 (0.95%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.95%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.95%) Sikuli
5 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.95%) TestNG
5 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.95%) WinRunner
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Retail
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Marketing
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (49.52%) Analyst
2 48 (45.71%) Test Analyst
3 32 (30.48%) Tester
4 25 (23.81%) Software Tester
5 17 (16.19%) Functional Analyst
5 17 (16.19%) Functional Test Analyst
5 17 (16.19%) QA Analyst
5 17 (16.19%) Test Engineer
6 13 (12.38%) QA Test Analyst
7 12 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
7 12 (11.43%) Manual Test Analyst
7 12 (11.43%) QA Engineer
8 10 (9.52%) Functional Test Engineer
8 10 (9.52%) QA Manager
8 10 (9.52%) QA Test Manager
8 10 (9.52%) Quality Manager
9 7 (6.67%) QA Automation Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (5.71%) QA Tester
11 5 (4.76%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (4.76%) Web Services
3 4 (3.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.81%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 2 (1.90%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) CSS3
5 1 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) Kafka
5 1 (0.95%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.76%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.67%) iPad
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.81%) Equities
5 4 (3.81%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (1.90%) Linux
4 2 (1.90%) Unix
5 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (60.95%) Test Automation
3 46 (43.81%) Functional Testing
3 46 (43.81%) Test Scripting
4 44 (41.90%) Scrum
5 39 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (32.38%) Regression Testing
7 30 (28.57%) SDLC
8 24 (22.86%) Software Testing
9 23 (21.90%) Test Strategy
10 19 (18.10%) Integration Testing
10 19 (18.10%) System Testing
11 18 (17.14%) Test Planning
12 16 (15.24%) Exploratory Testing
13 14 (13.33%) Load Testing
13 14 (13.33%) TDD
13 14 (13.33%) Unit Testing
14 13 (12.38%) Defect Tracking
14 13 (12.38%) Security Testing
14 13 (12.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.52%) SQL
2 13 (12.38%) Java
3 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.71%) Python
5 5 (4.76%) C++
5 5 (4.76%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.81%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.90%) C#
9 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.95%) C
9 1 (0.95%) Perl
9 1 (0.95%) PHP
9 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (45.71%) ISEB
2 42 (40.00%) Degree
3 34 (32.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (30.48%) ISTQB
5 20 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (74.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.86%) HP
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (0.95%) VMware