Period
to 13 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 140 150
Rank change year-on-year +33 +10 +27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 142 113 205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.75% 1.78% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 1.89% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 131 94 168
10th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £31,425
25th Percentile £56,875 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £80,000 £76,875 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,125 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%

Software 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 advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,915 5,972 9,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.22% 94.26% 93.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,374 5,231 8,374
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 80 (56.34%) SDET
2 69 (48.59%) Test Automation
3 66 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (40.85%) QA
4 58 (40.85%) JavaScript
5 57 (40.14%) Software Engineering
6 47 (33.10%) Cucumber
7 46 (32.39%) API Testing
8 43 (30.28%) Test Strategy
8 43 (30.28%) Git (software)
9 42 (29.58%) Docker
9 42 (29.58%) Selenium
10 41 (28.87%) Kubernetes
11 40 (28.17%) Cypress.io
12 38 (26.76%) Microservices
13 37 (26.06%) BDD
13 37 (26.06%) TDD
14 33 (23.24%) SQL
14 33 (23.24%) Azure
15 31 (21.83%) C#
15 31 (21.83%) Java
15 31 (21.83%) Fintech
15 31 (21.83%) Postman
16 30 (21.13%) DevOps
17 29 (20.42%) .NET
18 28 (19.72%) CircleCI
19 24 (16.90%) TestCafe
20 23 (16.20%) Web Services
20 23 (16.20%) OO
20 23 (16.20%) WebDriver

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (2.82%) Apache
1 4 (2.82%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.41%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.24%) Azure
2 21 (14.79%) BrowserStack
3 19 (13.38%) Serverless
4 16 (11.27%) Azure App Service
4 16 (11.27%) Azure Event Grid
4 16 (11.27%) Azure Functions
4 16 (11.27%) Azure Service Bus
4 16 (11.27%) Azure Service Fabric
4 16 (11.27%) NuGet
5 10 (7.04%) AWS
6 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.82%) SaaS
8 3 (2.11%) GCP
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.68%) NoSQL
2 16 (11.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (7.75%) Blockchain
4 10 (7.04%) Big Data
5 7 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.23%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.11%) MySQL
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.70%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 47 (33.10%) Cucumber
2 43 (30.28%) Git (software)
3 42 (29.58%) Selenium
4 40 (28.17%) Cypress.io
5 31 (21.83%) Postman
6 28 (19.72%) CircleCI
7 24 (16.90%) TestCafe
8 23 (16.20%) WebDriver
9 19 (13.38%) Jenkins
10 11 (7.75%) JMeter
11 9 (6.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (5.63%) JIRA
13 6 (4.23%) JUnit
14 5 (3.52%) SpecFlow
15 4 (2.82%) Appium
15 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
16 3 (2.11%) Jasmine
16 3 (2.11%) NUnit
17 2 (1.41%) LoadRunner
17 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (13.38%) Finance
2 14 (9.86%) Social Skills
3 5 (3.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Developer
2 21 (14.79%) Developer in Test
2 21 (14.79%) Digital Transformation
3 20 (14.08%) Software Developer
4 15 (10.56%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) C# Software Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) QA Leader
5 9 (6.34%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) Serverless Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Lead Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Development Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Head of Testing
8 6 (4.23%) Lead Software Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Software Development Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Test Development Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.42%) .NET
2 23 (16.20%) Web Services
3 21 (14.79%) .NET Core
4 20 (14.08%) REST
5 11 (7.75%) GraphQL
6 9 (6.34%) pytest
7 7 (4.93%) WebdriverIO
8 6 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.23%) JSON
9 5 (3.52%) Apache Thrift
9 5 (3.52%) Kafka
9 5 (3.52%) Middleware
9 5 (3.52%) Node.js
10 4 (2.82%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.82%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.82%) React
10 4 (2.82%) Velocity
11 3 (2.11%) SOAP
11 3 (2.11%) YAML
12 2 (1.41%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.23%) Cloud Native
2 5 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.11%) Blog
4 3 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.11%) Social Media
5 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.41%) User Experience
5 2 (1.41%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.52%) Unix
2 4 (2.82%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (56.34%) SDET
2 69 (48.59%) Test Automation
3 66 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (40.14%) Software Engineering
5 46 (32.39%) API Testing
6 43 (30.28%) Test Strategy
7 38 (26.76%) Microservices
8 37 (26.06%) BDD
8 37 (26.06%) TDD
9 31 (21.83%) Fintech
10 30 (21.13%) DevOps
11 23 (16.20%) OO
12 21 (14.79%) Decision-Making
13 19 (13.38%) Mentoring
14 18 (12.68%) Migration
15 17 (11.97%) Data Integration
15 17 (11.97%) Data Migration
15 17 (11.97%) SOLID
16 16 (11.27%) API Integration
16 16 (11.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.85%) JavaScript
2 33 (23.24%) SQL
3 31 (21.83%) C#
3 31 (21.83%) Java
4 21 (14.79%) Python
5 6 (4.23%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.82%) Solidity
7 3 (2.11%) C++
8 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.70%) Go
9 1 (0.70%) Java 8
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.70%) R
9 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.23%) Degree
3 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.70%) ISEB
4 1 (0.70%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (40.85%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Accessibility
System Software
1 42 (29.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (28.87%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.63%) Terraform
3 3 (2.11%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.11%) IBM
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle
2 3 (2.11%) PayPal
3 2 (1.41%) Google
3 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.70%) Databricks
4 1 (0.70%) DataFlux
4 1 (0.70%) Dataiku
4 1 (0.70%) HP
4 1 (0.70%) Pega
4 1 (0.70%) Sage
4 1 (0.70%) Xamarin