Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 634 845 959
Rank change year-on-year +211 +114 +185
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 603 301 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 524 271 283
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,350 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -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 146,004 144,064 170,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.83% 90.48% 90.03%
Number of salaries quoted 118,404 118,984 143,047
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,057 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +112 294 £57,500 +4.55% 42
North of England +75 142 £40,000 +6.67% 16
South East +54 88 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire +65 75 £40,000 +1.91% 7
North West +57 65 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Midlands +20 35 £40,000 +21.58% 4
South West -12 24 £40,500 -14.74% 8
East Midlands +19 23 £42,000 +19.32% 4
East of England +5 20 £40,000 -11.11% 7
West Midlands +5 12 £31,000 +16.98%
North East - 2 £24,250 - 1
API Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 564 (93.53%) Test Automation
2 450 (74.63%) Selenium
3 437 (72.47%) Agile Software Development
4 359 (59.54%) QA
5 349 (57.88%) Java
6 308 (51.08%) BDD
7 265 (43.95%) Cucumber
8 208 (34.49%) TDD
9 207 (34.33%) C#
10 190 (31.51%) SoapUI
11 189 (31.34%) WebDriver
12 185 (30.68%) SQL
13 162 (26.87%) JIRA
14 157 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
15 154 (25.54%) Jenkins
16 152 (25.21%) Scrum
17 144 (23.88%) SDET
18 138 (22.89%) Test Scripting
19 119 (19.73%) Python
20 118 (19.57%) Finance
21 117 (19.40%) Web Services
22 105 (17.41%) Ruby
23 100 (16.58%) Manual Testing
24 96 (15.92%) REST
25 95 (15.75%) Gherkin
26 93 (15.42%) JUnit
26 93 (15.42%) Software Testing
27 90 (14.93%) JavaScript
28 89 (14.76%) SpecFlow
29 79 (13.10%) SOAP

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 51 (8.46%) Confluence
2 19 (3.15%) IIS
3 10 (1.66%) Ethereum
4 4 (0.66%) CMS
4 4 (0.66%) Drupal
5 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 61 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.49%) BrowserStack
4 14 (2.32%) GitHub
4 14 (2.32%) SaaS
5 13 (2.16%) Sauce Labs
6 12 (1.99%) DigitalOcean
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.50%) npm
9 2 (0.33%) NuGet
10 1 (0.17%) Runscope
10 1 (0.17%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.17%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.82%) Internet
2 5 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.17%) Broadband
3 1 (0.17%) Skype
3 1 (0.17%) VoIP
3 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.32%) Blockchain
3 9 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.00%) MySQL
5 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.83%) Big Data
7 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 450 (74.63%) Selenium
2 265 (43.95%) Cucumber
3 190 (31.51%) SoapUI
4 189 (31.34%) WebDriver
5 162 (26.87%) JIRA
6 154 (25.54%) Jenkins
7 93 (15.42%) JUnit
8 89 (14.76%) SpecFlow
9 67 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 53 (8.79%) Maven
11 45 (7.46%) Appium
12 34 (5.64%) TeamCity
13 33 (5.47%) JMeter
14 29 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (3.98%) NUnit
16 22 (3.65%) FitNesse
17 20 (3.32%) Visual Studio
18 19 (3.15%) Gatling
19 17 (2.82%) Jasmine
19 17 (2.82%) TestNG
General
1 118 (19.57%) Finance
2 37 (6.14%) Retail
3 31 (5.14%) Games
4 25 (4.15%) Banking
5 21 (3.48%) Marketing
6 15 (2.49%) Advertising
7 11 (1.82%) Law
8 9 (1.49%) Electronics
9 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 154 (25.54%) Test Engineer
2 152 (25.21%) QA Engineer
3 128 (21.23%) Analyst
4 123 (20.40%) Developer
5 116 (19.24%) Developer in Test
6 112 (18.57%) Tester
7 100 (16.58%) Test Analyst
8 85 (14.10%) Test Automation Engineer
9 83 (13.76%) QA Automation Engineer
10 80 (13.27%) Automation Tester
11 64 (10.61%) Software Developer
12 63 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
13 61 (10.12%) QA Tester
14 60 (9.95%) QA Analyst
15 53 (8.79%) Software Engineer
16 46 (7.63%) QA Automation Tester
17 45 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
18 44 (7.30%) Selenium Tester
19 43 (7.13%) Automation Engineer
19 43 (7.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (19.40%) Web Services
2 96 (15.92%) REST
3 95 (15.75%) Gherkin
4 79 (13.10%) SOAP
5 67 (11.11%) .NET
6 48 (7.96%) XML
7 45 (7.46%) RESTful
8 41 (6.80%) HTML
9 40 (6.63%) JSON
10 37 (6.14%) ASP.NET
11 33 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (3.65%) CSS
13 19 (3.15%) Node.js
14 11 (1.82%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.66%) J2EE
15 10 (1.66%) jQuery
16 9 (1.49%) HTML5
17 8 (1.33%) Apache Flex
18 7 (1.16%) React
18 7 (1.16%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 47 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (5.64%) Fintech
5 23 (3.81%) User Experience
6 10 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.00%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.50%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.50%) Smart City
11 3 (0.50%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.50%) VSAM
12 2 (0.33%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.33%) NHS
13 1 (0.17%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.46%) Windows
2 46 (7.63%) Apple iOS
3 41 (6.80%) Android
4 25 (4.15%) Linux
5 16 (2.65%) Unix
6 6 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (93.53%) Test Automation
2 437 (72.47%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (51.08%) BDD
4 208 (34.49%) TDD
5 157 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
6 152 (25.21%) Scrum
7 144 (23.88%) SDET
8 138 (22.89%) Test Scripting
9 100 (16.58%) Manual Testing
10 93 (15.42%) Software Testing
11 75 (12.44%) User Stories
12 62 (10.28%) Kanban
13 61 (10.12%) Regression Testing
14 58 (9.62%) Test Strategy
15 57 (9.45%) Open Source
15 57 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 54 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (8.46%) SDLC
18 49 (8.13%) Agile Testing
18 49 (8.13%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 349 (57.88%) Java
2 207 (34.33%) C#
3 185 (30.68%) SQL
4 119 (19.73%) Python
5 105 (17.41%) Ruby
6 90 (14.93%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.15%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.49%) Go
9 13 (2.16%) Groovy
9 13 (2.16%) PHP
10 11 (1.82%) C
10 11 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.00%) Apple Swift
11 6 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.66%) Scala
13 3 (0.50%) REXX
14 2 (0.33%) C++
14 2 (0.33%) ES6
14 2 (0.33%) Java 8
14 2 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (7.30%) ISTQB
2 36 (5.97%) Degree
3 35 (5.80%) ISEB
4 20 (3.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.50%) PMP
8 2 (0.33%) OSCP
9 1 (0.17%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Scheme
9 1 (0.17%) GPEN
9 1 (0.17%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.17%) GXPN
9 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.17%) SANS
9 1 (0.17%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (59.54%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) WCAG
3 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (3.15%) Docker
2 16 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.50%) Ansible
2 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.50%) Terraform
3 2 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (4.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.65%) Google
3 17 (2.82%) Atlassian
4 16 (2.65%) Capita
5 13 (2.16%) Oracle
6 9 (1.49%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.00%) HP
8 5 (0.83%) Talend
9 3 (0.50%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.50%) Informatica
9 3 (0.50%) RedGate
9 3 (0.50%) SAP
9 3 (0.50%) VMware
10 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.17%) Apple
11 1 (0.17%) Facebook
11 1 (0.17%) Mapbox
11 1 (0.17%) Splunk