Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 834 1004
Rank change year-on-year +154 +170 +95
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 527 327 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 477 282 232
England median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 146,535 147,560 175,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.87% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 119,840 122,505 147,346
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,500 £27,804
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +89 300 £55,000 - 30
North of England +56 86 £40,250 +5.23% 16
South East +37 59 £43,500 -3.33% 17
North West +10 41 £43,000 +13.16% 6
Yorkshire +37 40 £41,375 +7.47% 10
East of England +4 34 £50,000 -9.09%
South West +18 25 £40,000 +45.45% 6
Midlands +11 25 £40,000 +6.67% 8
East Midlands +32 17 £40,000 +3.23% 5
West Midlands +9 8 £35,000 -6.67% 3
North East - 5 £27,000 -
API Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 474 (89.94%) Test Automation
2 370 (70.21%) Selenium
3 357 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
4 322 (61.10%) QA
5 269 (51.04%) Java
6 244 (46.30%) BDD
7 226 (42.88%) Cucumber
8 200 (37.95%) WebDriver
9 153 (29.03%) Scrum
10 149 (28.27%) TDD
11 141 (26.76%) C#
12 136 (25.81%) JIRA
12 136 (25.81%) Jenkins
13 126 (23.91%) Finance
14 120 (22.77%) SoapUI
15 114 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
16 103 (19.54%) SQL
16 103 (19.54%) Web Services
17 92 (17.46%) REST
18 91 (17.27%) SDET
19 86 (16.32%) JUnit
20 85 (16.13%) Ruby
21 84 (15.94%) SOAP
21 84 (15.94%) Python
22 77 (14.61%) JavaScript
23 76 (14.42%) Manual Testing
24 73 (13.85%) Test Scripting
25 72 (13.66%) Gherkin
26 64 (12.14%) Exploratory Testing
27 62 (11.76%) Test Strategy

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 39 (7.40%) Confluence
2 6 (1.14%) IIS
3 5 (0.95%) Drupal
3 5 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.38%) CMS
5 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.19%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.09%) BrowserStack
4 9 (1.71%) GitHub
4 9 (1.71%) Sauce Labs
5 8 (1.52%) DigitalOcean
5 8 (1.52%) SaaS
6 7 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.57%) npm
9 2 (0.38%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.47%) Internet
2 5 (0.95%) HTTP
3 4 (0.76%) DVB
3 4 (0.76%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.76%) WinSCP
3 4 (0.76%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.33%) Blockchain
2 7 (1.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.38%) Big Data
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 370 (70.21%) Selenium
2 226 (42.88%) Cucumber
3 200 (37.95%) WebDriver
4 136 (25.81%) Jenkins
4 136 (25.81%) JIRA
5 120 (22.77%) SoapUI
6 86 (16.32%) JUnit
7 61 (11.57%) Git (software)
8 60 (11.39%) SpecFlow
9 59 (11.20%) JMeter
10 51 (9.68%) Appium
11 43 (8.16%) Maven
12 37 (7.02%) TestNG
13 35 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (5.31%) Visual Studio
15 23 (4.36%) Calabash
15 23 (4.36%) HP UFT
15 23 (4.36%) TeamCity
16 22 (4.17%) FitNesse
17 21 (3.98%) Gradle
General
1 126 (23.91%) Finance
2 26 (4.93%) Retail
3 23 (4.36%) Banking
4 11 (2.09%) Marketing
5 9 (1.71%) Games
5 9 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.95%) Law
8 4 (0.76%) Advertising
8 4 (0.76%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (24.48%) Tester
2 125 (23.72%) QA Engineer
3 106 (20.11%) Test Engineer
4 88 (16.70%) Analyst
5 83 (15.75%) Developer
6 79 (14.99%) Automation Tester
7 72 (13.66%) Developer in Test
8 67 (12.71%) Test Analyst
9 63 (11.95%) QA Tester
10 57 (10.82%) Test Automation Engineer
11 56 (10.63%) QA Automation Engineer
12 54 (10.25%) QA Analyst
13 51 (9.68%) Java Engineer
14 48 (9.11%) Senior Tester
15 39 (7.40%) QA Automation Tester
16 37 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
16 37 (7.02%) Software Test Engineer
17 35 (6.64%) Selenium Tester
18 34 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
19 33 (6.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (19.54%) Web Services
2 92 (17.46%) REST
3 84 (15.94%) SOAP
4 72 (13.66%) Gherkin
5 50 (9.49%) RESTful
6 41 (7.78%) XML
7 33 (6.26%) .NET
8 31 (5.88%) HTML
9 24 (4.55%) JSON
10 16 (3.04%) CSS
11 12 (2.28%) Node.js
11 12 (2.28%) Spring
12 10 (1.90%) PowerMock
12 10 (1.90%) WireMock
13 9 (1.71%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.71%) Apache Flex
13 9 (1.71%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (1.52%) jQuery
15 7 (1.33%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.39%) Mobile App
2 54 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.26%) Fintech
4 24 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.23%) User Experience
6 12 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.14%) RIA
11 5 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.76%) BBC
12 4 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.76%) IPTV
12 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.76%) STB
13 3 (0.57%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.57%) VSAM
14 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.30%) Apple iOS
2 43 (8.16%) Android
3 36 (6.83%) Unix
4 29 (5.50%) Windows
5 27 (5.12%) Linux
6 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (89.94%) Test Automation
2 357 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (46.30%) BDD
4 153 (29.03%) Scrum
5 149 (28.27%) TDD
6 114 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (17.27%) SDET
8 76 (14.42%) Manual Testing
9 73 (13.85%) Test Scripting
10 64 (12.14%) Exploratory Testing
11 62 (11.76%) Test Strategy
12 59 (11.20%) Software Testing
13 58 (11.01%) Regression Testing
14 54 (10.25%) Software Engineering
15 53 (10.06%) Microservices
15 53 (10.06%) User Stories
16 52 (9.87%) E-Commerce
17 51 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
18 50 (9.49%) Functional Testing
18 50 (9.49%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 269 (51.04%) Java
2 141 (26.76%) C#
3 103 (19.54%) SQL
4 85 (16.13%) Ruby
5 84 (15.94%) Python
6 77 (14.61%) JavaScript
7 28 (5.31%) Groovy
8 14 (2.66%) PHP
9 8 (1.52%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.14%) Perl
10 6 (1.14%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.76%) F#
12 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.57%) REXX
14 2 (0.38%) Go
15 1 (0.19%) C
15 1 (0.19%) ES6
15 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (11.57%) ISTQB
2 36 (6.83%) ISEB
3 33 (6.26%) Degree
4 26 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.57%) PMP
7 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) GPEN
8 1 (0.19%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.19%) GXPN
8 1 (0.19%) OSCP
8 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (61.10%) QA
2 16 (3.04%) ISO 20022
2 16 (3.04%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (1.71%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.66%) Atlassian
2 14 (2.66%) Capita
3 13 (2.47%) Google
4 12 (2.28%) HP
5 8 (1.52%) Oracle
6 7 (1.33%) Talend
7 4 (0.76%) Arqiva
7 4 (0.76%) BT
7 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.76%) Software AG
7 4 (0.76%) VMware
7 4 (0.76%) webMethods
8 3 (0.57%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.57%) Informatica
9 2 (0.38%) Concur
9 2 (0.38%) RedGate
9 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.38%) Xamarin