Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 588 721 850
Rank change year-on-year +133 +129 +267
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 621 480 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 499 426 330
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £34,850 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £62,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

API 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 138,311 154,854 163,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.18% 91.49% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 111,048 123,345 137,670
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing API Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in England

API Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing API Testing in England.

Salary trend for API Testing in England

API Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing API Testing in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for API Testing in England

API Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing API Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
London +41 291 £57,500 +4.55% 33
North of England +122 167 £42,500 +13.33% 22
Yorkshire +89 94 £45,000 +20.00% 15
North West +74 71 £39,000 +4.00% 5
South East +49 64 £52,500 -8.70% 6
Midlands +52 53 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Midlands +50 27 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +21 26 £50,000 +22.70% 2
South West +21 23 £38,000 +8.57% 6
East of England -2 19 £45,000 -7.69% 3
North East -7 2 £45,000 +63.64% 2
API Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT jobs citing API 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 England region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 577 (92.91%) Test Automation
2 442 (71.18%) Selenium
3 395 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
4 367 (59.10%) Java
5 289 (46.54%) QA
6 269 (43.32%) Cucumber
7 266 (42.83%) C#
8 244 (39.29%) BDD
9 194 (31.24%) WebDriver
10 181 (29.15%) SQL
11 180 (28.99%) TDD
12 168 (27.05%) Jenkins
13 158 (25.44%) Gherkin
14 152 (24.48%) SoapUI
15 148 (23.83%) JIRA
16 139 (22.38%) Continuous Integration
17 135 (21.74%) Software Testing
18 134 (21.58%) Finance
19 128 (20.61%) SDET
20 127 (20.45%) JavaScript
21 121 (19.48%) Test Scripting
22 119 (19.16%) Scrum
23 115 (18.52%) REST
24 108 (17.39%) Python
25 106 (17.07%) Git (software)
26 102 (16.43%) Web Services
27 101 (16.26%) Open Source
28 98 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
29 96 (15.46%) Test Strategy
30 91 (14.65%) .NET

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 47 (7.57%) Confluence
2 43 (6.92%) IIS
3 7 (1.13%) CMS
4 5 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (0.81%) Drupal
5 3 (0.48%) Jetty
5 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.32%) WordPress
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) CICS
7 1 (0.16%) Ethereum
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.22%) SaaS
4 8 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (1.29%) Serverless
5 7 (1.13%) BrowserStack
6 6 (0.97%) GitHub
7 5 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (0.48%) G Suite
9 3 (0.48%) Office 365
10 2 (0.32%) Runscope
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) PaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.13%) HTTP
2 2 (0.32%) DSL
2 2 (0.32%) SMS
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) FTP
3 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.16%) Skype
3 1 (0.16%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.13%) Big Data
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.48%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.32%) MySQL
10 1 (0.16%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Redis
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 442 (71.18%) Selenium
2 269 (43.32%) Cucumber
3 194 (31.24%) WebDriver
4 168 (27.05%) Jenkins
5 152 (24.48%) SoapUI
6 148 (23.83%) JIRA
7 106 (17.07%) Git (software)
8 89 (14.33%) NUnit
9 84 (13.53%) SpecFlow
10 82 (13.20%) TeamCity
11 75 (12.08%) JMeter
12 65 (10.47%) JUnit
13 52 (8.37%) Maven
14 32 (5.15%) Appium
15 25 (4.03%) Visual Studio
15 25 (4.03%) Zephyr
16 22 (3.54%) Protractor
17 21 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (3.06%) Gatling
19 15 (2.42%) Spock
General
1 134 (21.58%) Finance
2 39 (6.28%) Retail
3 37 (5.96%) Marketing
4 29 (4.67%) Games
5 19 (3.06%) Banking
6 10 (1.61%) Law
7 6 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.81%) Back Office
9 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (29.31%) Test Engineer
2 151 (24.32%) Developer
3 139 (22.38%) Tester
4 138 (22.22%) Developer in Test
5 125 (20.13%) QA Engineer
6 102 (16.43%) Analyst
7 89 (14.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 88 (14.17%) Automation Tester
9 86 (13.85%) Test Analyst
10 60 (9.66%) QA Tester
10 60 (9.66%) Software Test Engineer
11 54 (8.70%) Java Engineer
11 54 (8.70%) Software Developer
12 51 (8.21%) Senior Test Engineer
13 50 (8.05%) QA Automation Engineer
13 50 (8.05%) Software Engineer
14 48 (7.73%) Development Engineer
14 48 (7.73%) Test Development Engineer
15 47 (7.57%) Automation Test Analyst
15 47 (7.57%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (25.44%) Gherkin
2 115 (18.52%) REST
3 102 (16.43%) Web Services
4 91 (14.65%) .NET
5 86 (13.85%) JSON
6 83 (13.37%) XML
7 76 (12.24%) SOAP
8 57 (9.18%) RESTful
9 48 (7.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (5.48%) HTML
11 33 (5.31%) ASP.NET
12 16 (2.58%) CSS
13 12 (1.93%) Node.js
14 9 (1.45%) jQuery
15 7 (1.13%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
16 6 (0.97%) HTML5
16 6 (0.97%) PowerMock
16 6 (0.97%) React
16 6 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 39 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.96%) Fintech
4 31 (4.99%) User Experience
5 27 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.81%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.48%) NHS
13 2 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.32%) Wiki
14 1 (0.16%) Blog
14 1 (0.16%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.16%) STB
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.16%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.59%) Windows
2 45 (7.25%) Linux
3 18 (2.90%) Unix
4 13 (2.09%) Android
5 12 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (92.91%) Test Automation
2 395 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (39.29%) BDD
4 180 (28.99%) TDD
5 139 (22.38%) Continuous Integration
6 135 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 128 (20.61%) SDET
8 121 (19.48%) Test Scripting
9 119 (19.16%) Scrum
10 101 (16.26%) Open Source
11 96 (15.46%) Test Strategy
12 76 (12.24%) Scenario Testing
13 74 (11.92%) OO
14 66 (10.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 62 (9.98%) User Stories
16 61 (9.82%) Functional Testing
17 58 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
18 57 (9.18%) Manual Testing
18 57 (9.18%) Performance Testing
19 56 (9.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 367 (59.10%) Java
2 266 (42.83%) C#
3 181 (29.15%) SQL
4 127 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 108 (17.39%) Python
6 62 (9.98%) Ruby
7 51 (8.21%) PowerShell
8 19 (3.06%) Groovy
9 14 (2.25%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.09%) Scala
11 11 (1.77%) Go
12 10 (1.61%) C
13 8 (1.29%) C++
13 8 (1.29%) Java 8
13 8 (1.29%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.81%) PHP
15 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (10.95%) Degree
2 41 (6.60%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.15%) ISEB
4 15 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.97%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.64%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.16%) AAT
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) GPEN
9 1 (0.16%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.16%) GXPN
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (46.54%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) PMO
3 5 (0.81%) WCAG
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.19%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.81%) WMI
4 3 (0.48%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.32%) Ansible
5 2 (0.32%) Terraform
6 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 34 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.09%) Oracle
3 11 (1.77%) Talend
4 7 (1.13%) Google
4 7 (1.13%) SAP
5 6 (0.97%) Reuters
5 6 (0.97%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.64%) HP
7 3 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.16%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.16%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.16%) Informatica
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.16%) Software AG
8 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.16%) Splunk
8 1 (0.16%) VMware
8 1 (0.16%) webMethods