Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 703 831 1078
Rank change year-on-year +128 +247 -33
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 485 362 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.21% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 425 318 175
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £34,300 £33,600 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 151739 156991 179008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.94% 89.44% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 121195 131296 149669
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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
London +43 289 £55,000 +15.79% 13
North of England +22 67 £37,500 - 8
East of England +21 47 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South East +66 45 £56,250 +25.00% 3
North West -16 33 £37,500 - 5
Yorkshire +32 30 £40,000 +3.90% 2
Midlands +36 25 £40,000 +6.67% 4
East Midlands +37 14 £40,000 -5.88% 3
South West +4 14 £35,000 +27.27% 3
West Midlands +17 11 £40,000 +6.67% 1
North East - 4 £27,500 - 1
API Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 425 (87.63%) Test Automation
2 347 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (62.47%) Selenium
4 274 (56.49%) QA
5 238 (49.07%) Java
6 207 (42.68%) Cucumber
7 200 (41.24%) BDD
8 171 (35.26%) WebDriver
9 148 (30.52%) Scrum
10 128 (26.39%) Finance
11 127 (26.19%) TDD
12 122 (25.15%) Jenkins
13 119 (24.54%) C#
14 108 (22.27%) JIRA
15 105 (21.65%) SQL
15 105 (21.65%) Web Services
16 102 (21.03%) REST
17 89 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
18 87 (17.94%) SoapUI
19 84 (17.32%) Gherkin
19 84 (17.32%) SDET
20 81 (16.70%) JUnit
20 81 (16.70%) SOAP
21 80 (16.49%) Git (software)
22 73 (15.05%) Ruby
23 71 (14.64%) Software Engineering
23 71 (14.64%) JavaScript
23 71 (14.64%) Exploratory Testing
24 68 (14.02%) E-Commerce
25 67 (13.81%) 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 (8.04%) Confluence
2 5 (1.03%) Drupal
2 5 (1.03%) IIS
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.41%) Apache
4 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.27%) BrowserStack
4 9 (1.86%) GitHub
5 7 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.82%) SaaS
6 4 (0.82%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
7 3 (0.62%) npm
8 2 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.51%) Internet
2 7 (1.44%) HTTP
3 4 (0.82%) DVB
3 4 (0.82%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.82%) WinSCP
3 4 (0.82%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.41%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.44%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.24%) Big Data
5 5 (1.03%) Blockchain
5 5 (1.03%) MySQL
5 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.82%) DB2
6 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 303 (62.47%) Selenium
2 207 (42.68%) Cucumber
3 171 (35.26%) WebDriver
4 122 (25.15%) Jenkins
5 108 (22.27%) JIRA
6 87 (17.94%) SoapUI
7 81 (16.70%) JUnit
8 80 (16.49%) Git (software)
9 64 (13.20%) SpecFlow
10 58 (11.96%) JMeter
11 38 (7.84%) TestNG
12 36 (7.42%) Appium
13 35 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (6.80%) Calabash
14 33 (6.80%) NUnit
15 27 (5.57%) JBehave
15 27 (5.57%) Visual Studio
16 26 (5.36%) Maven
17 24 (4.95%) TeamCity
18 18 (3.71%) Fiddler
General
1 128 (26.39%) Finance
2 41 (8.45%) Retail
3 29 (5.98%) Banking
4 15 (3.09%) Games
5 9 (1.86%) Marketing
5 9 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.82%) Law
9 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.41%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 147 (30.31%) Tester
2 89 (18.35%) Test Engineer
3 86 (17.73%) QA Engineer
4 78 (16.08%) Automation Tester
5 73 (15.05%) Analyst
6 63 (12.99%) Developer
7 61 (12.58%) QA Tester
7 61 (12.58%) Test Analyst
8 49 (10.10%) Test Automation Engineer
9 47 (9.69%) Java Engineer
10 46 (9.48%) Developer in Test
11 45 (9.28%) Senior Tester
12 38 (7.84%) QA Automation Engineer
13 34 (7.01%) QA Analyst
14 31 (6.39%) Automation Engineer
14 31 (6.39%) Software Test Engineer
14 31 (6.39%) Software Tester
15 30 (6.19%) Test Leader
16 28 (5.77%) Selenium Tester
16 28 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (21.65%) Web Services
2 102 (21.03%) REST
3 84 (17.32%) Gherkin
4 81 (16.70%) SOAP
5 62 (12.78%) XML
6 56 (11.55%) RESTful
7 38 (7.84%) JSON
8 36 (7.42%) .NET
9 26 (5.36%) HTML
10 14 (2.89%) CSS
11 13 (2.68%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (2.47%) Spring
13 10 (2.06%) PowerMock
13 10 (2.06%) WireMock
14 8 (1.65%) Node.js
15 7 (1.44%) jQuery
15 7 (1.44%) pytest
16 6 (1.24%) Ajax
16 6 (1.24%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
1 46 (9.48%) Mobile App
2 32 (6.60%) Fintech
3 30 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.51%) User Experience
5 16 (3.30%) RIA
6 11 (2.27%) BBC
6 11 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.82%) IPTV
11 4 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.82%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.82%) STB
12 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.41%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.63%) Apple iOS
2 35 (7.22%) Unix
3 32 (6.60%) Android
4 29 (5.98%) Linux
5 24 (4.95%) Windows
6 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.62%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (87.63%) Test Automation
2 347 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (41.24%) BDD
4 148 (30.52%) Scrum
5 127 (26.19%) TDD
6 89 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (17.32%) SDET
8 71 (14.64%) Exploratory Testing
8 71 (14.64%) Software Engineering
9 68 (14.02%) E-Commerce
10 67 (13.81%) Test Strategy
11 61 (12.58%) Functional Testing
12 60 (12.37%) Software Testing
13 57 (11.75%) Regression Testing
14 55 (11.34%) QA Automation
15 52 (10.72%) Manual Testing
16 50 (10.31%) User Stories
17 46 (9.48%) Performance Testing
17 46 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (9.28%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 238 (49.07%) Java
2 119 (24.54%) C#
3 105 (21.65%) SQL
4 73 (15.05%) Ruby
5 71 (14.64%) JavaScript
6 66 (13.61%) Python
7 37 (7.63%) Groovy
8 13 (2.68%) PHP
9 7 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.24%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.24%) Perl
11 5 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.82%) F#
13 3 (0.62%) C
13 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.41%) C++
14 2 (0.41%) Go
14 2 (0.41%) Scala
14 2 (0.41%) VB
14 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (12.58%) ISTQB
2 52 (10.72%) Degree
3 37 (7.63%) ISEB
4 23 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.41%) PMP
8 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (56.49%) QA
2 15 (3.09%) ISO 20022
2 15 (3.09%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (2.06%) Docker
2 4 (0.82%) vSphere
2 4 (0.82%) Xen
3 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 29 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.09%) HP
3 12 (2.47%) Google
3 12 (2.47%) Oracle
4 11 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.44%) Capita
5 7 (1.44%) IBM
5 7 (1.44%) Talend
5 7 (1.44%) Virgin Media
6 4 (0.82%) Arqiva
6 4 (0.82%) BT
6 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.82%) Software AG
6 4 (0.82%) VMware
6 4 (0.82%) webMethods
7 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.62%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.41%) Concur
8 2 (0.41%) New Relic