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

API Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 592 834 899
Rank change year-on-year +242 +65 +233
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 655 353 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 551 311 317
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £68,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 144,917 152,416 169,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.15% 91.50% 90.84%
Number of salaries quoted 116,221 122,232 142,791
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,690
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +0.40%

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 August 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 August 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 +129 296 £57,500 +9.52% 27
North of England +139 189 £40,000 +10.34% 21
Yorkshire +100 100 £42,500 +13.33% 12
South East +64 96 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North West +69 88 £38,500 +10.00% 9
Midlands +18 34 £36,750 -8.13% 8
South West +32 26 £37,750 -24.50% 6
East Midlands +20 23 £40,000 -3.61% 1
East of England -15 14 £41,250 -8.33% 5
West Midlands +24 11 £31,000 -15.65% 7
North East -17 1 £45,000 +32.35%
API Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 612 (93.44%) Test Automation
2 476 (72.67%) Selenium
3 451 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
4 405 (61.83%) Java
5 345 (52.67%) QA
6 292 (44.58%) Cucumber
6 292 (44.58%) BDD
7 248 (37.86%) C#
8 221 (33.74%) SQL
9 205 (31.30%) TDD
10 201 (30.69%) SoapUI
11 179 (27.33%) WebDriver
12 159 (24.27%) Jenkins
13 156 (23.82%) SDET
14 154 (23.51%) JIRA
14 154 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
15 142 (21.68%) Test Scripting
16 141 (21.53%) Gherkin
17 139 (21.22%) Finance
18 133 (20.31%) Scrum
19 131 (20.00%) Web Services
20 128 (19.54%) Python
21 120 (18.32%) Software Testing
22 112 (17.10%) JavaScript
23 109 (16.64%) REST
24 98 (14.96%) Ruby
25 97 (14.81%) SpecFlow
25 97 (14.81%) Git (software)
26 94 (14.35%) Open Source
26 94 (14.35%) .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 57 (8.70%) Confluence
2 30 (4.58%) IIS
3 10 (1.53%) Ethereum
4 7 (1.07%) CMS
5 5 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (0.76%) Drupal
6 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.31%) WordPress
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 84 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.21%) SaaS
4 16 (2.44%) BrowserStack
4 16 (2.44%) GitHub
5 7 (1.07%) DigitalOcean
5 7 (1.07%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (0.61%) Serverless
7 3 (0.46%) Runscope
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.61%) Internet
2 2 (0.31%) HTTP
2 2 (0.31%) Skype
2 2 (0.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.15%) Broadband
3 1 (0.15%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.15%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.68%) Blockchain
4 9 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.22%) Big Data
5 8 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.92%) MySQL
7 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.15%) DB2
9 1 (0.15%) GIS
9 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 476 (72.67%) Selenium
2 292 (44.58%) Cucumber
3 201 (30.69%) SoapUI
4 179 (27.33%) WebDriver
5 159 (24.27%) Jenkins
6 154 (23.51%) JIRA
7 97 (14.81%) Git (software)
7 97 (14.81%) SpecFlow
8 88 (13.44%) JUnit
9 59 (9.01%) Maven
9 59 (9.01%) NUnit
9 59 (9.01%) TeamCity
10 31 (4.73%) JMeter
11 30 (4.58%) Gatling
12 29 (4.43%) Appium
13 22 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (3.21%) Protractor
15 18 (2.75%) Visual Studio
16 16 (2.44%) Spock
17 15 (2.29%) Jasmine
General
1 139 (21.22%) Finance
2 44 (6.72%) Retail
3 42 (6.41%) Games
4 32 (4.89%) Marketing
5 31 (4.73%) Banking
6 14 (2.14%) Law
7 12 (1.83%) Advertising
8 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.07%) Electronics
10 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (26.26%) Test Engineer
2 159 (24.27%) Developer
3 147 (22.44%) Developer in Test
4 142 (21.68%) QA Engineer
5 140 (21.37%) Tester
6 128 (19.54%) Analyst
7 103 (15.73%) Test Analyst
8 94 (14.35%) Automation Tester
9 90 (13.74%) Test Automation Engineer
10 74 (11.30%) QA Automation Engineer
11 66 (10.08%) Software Developer
12 64 (9.77%) Software Test Engineer
13 59 (9.01%) QA Tester
14 57 (8.70%) Software Engineer
15 49 (7.48%) Automation Test Analyst
15 49 (7.48%) Development Engineer
16 48 (7.33%) Software Development Engineer
16 48 (7.33%) Test Development Engineer
17 44 (6.72%) QA Analyst
18 43 (6.56%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (21.53%) Gherkin
2 131 (20.00%) Web Services
3 109 (16.64%) REST
4 94 (14.35%) .NET
5 76 (11.60%) SOAP
6 65 (9.92%) XML
7 61 (9.31%) JSON
7 61 (9.31%) RESTful
8 46 (7.02%) ASP.NET
8 46 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 38 (5.80%) HTML
10 20 (3.05%) CSS
11 11 (1.68%) Node.js
12 9 (1.37%) J2EE
13 7 (1.07%) HTML5
13 7 (1.07%) jQuery
13 7 (1.07%) React
13 7 (1.07%) WebdriverIO
14 5 (0.76%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.23%) Mobile App
2 42 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.50%) Fintech
4 31 (4.73%) User Experience
5 29 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.36%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.92%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.61%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.61%) NHS
11 4 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.31%) Wiki
13 1 (0.15%) Blog
13 1 (0.15%) SCADA
13 1 (0.15%) STB
13 1 (0.15%) Tandem
13 1 (0.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.69%) Windows
2 42 (6.41%) Linux
3 25 (3.82%) Android
4 23 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.14%) Unix
6 7 (1.07%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (93.44%) Test Automation
2 451 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (44.58%) BDD
4 205 (31.30%) TDD
5 156 (23.82%) SDET
6 154 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (21.68%) Test Scripting
8 133 (20.31%) Scrum
9 120 (18.32%) Software Testing
10 94 (14.35%) Open Source
11 79 (12.06%) Manual Testing
12 74 (11.30%) Test Strategy
13 67 (10.23%) Mentoring
13 67 (10.23%) User Stories
14 60 (9.16%) Non-Functional Testing
14 60 (9.16%) Performance Testing
15 58 (8.85%) Functional Testing
16 57 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
17 53 (8.09%) QA Automation
17 53 (8.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 405 (61.83%) Java
2 248 (37.86%) C#
3 221 (33.74%) SQL
4 128 (19.54%) Python
5 112 (17.10%) JavaScript
6 98 (14.96%) Ruby
7 35 (5.34%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.21%) Groovy
9 16 (2.44%) Go
9 16 (2.44%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.68%) C
11 10 (1.53%) PHP
11 10 (1.53%) Scala
12 9 (1.37%) C++
13 5 (0.76%) VBScript
14 4 (0.61%) Java 8
14 4 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.15%) F#
Qualifications
1 57 (8.70%) Degree
2 46 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 38 (5.80%) ISEB
4 14 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.76%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.15%) OSCP
8 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.15%) SANS
8 1 (0.15%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (52.67%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) WCAG
3 4 (0.61%) PMO
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.12%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.92%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.76%) Ansible
2 5 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.76%) Terraform
2 5 (0.76%) WMI
3 2 (0.31%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (3.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.90%) Google
3 15 (2.29%) Oracle
4 14 (2.14%) Capita
5 11 (1.68%) Talend
6 10 (1.53%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.92%) HP
8 6 (0.92%) SAP
9 4 (0.61%) VMware
10 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.31%) Splunk
12 1 (0.15%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.15%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.15%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 1 (0.15%) Informatica
12 1 (0.15%) RedGate
12 1 (0.15%) Software AG
12 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.15%) webMethods