Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 301 243
Rank change year-on-year +46 -58 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,077 1,893 2,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.15% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.26% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,624 1,595 2,115
England median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% -1.30%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -1.32%

Software 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 139,739 150,680 163,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.56% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,134 119,743 137,432
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in England

Software 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 Software Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 16 October 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 +68 613 £57,500 +9.52% 69
South East +48 495 £37,500 +7.14% 56
North of England +27 399 £37,500 +7.14% 93
Midlands +20 211 £37,500 -6.25% 52
Yorkshire +36 194 £37,500 +7.14% 38
South West +12 194 £35,000 -6.67% 41
North West +25 192 £35,500 +1.43% 45
East of England -2 159 £42,500 -5.56% 36
West Midlands -3 118 £35,250 -11.88% 33
East Midlands +21 93 £37,500 - 19
North East -19 14 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1,229 (59.17%) Test Automation
2 1,216 (58.55%) Agile Software Development
3 744 (35.82%) QA
4 661 (31.82%) Selenium
5 599 (28.84%) Java
6 560 (26.96%) C#
7 519 (24.99%) Finance
8 493 (23.74%) Degree
9 482 (23.21%) SQL
10 437 (21.04%) ISTQB
11 423 (20.37%) BDD
12 386 (18.58%) Scrum
13 376 (18.10%) JIRA
14 359 (17.28%) Cucumber
15 349 (16.80%) ISEB
16 333 (16.03%) Test Scripting
17 328 (15.79%) TDD
18 324 (15.60%) JavaScript
18 324 (15.60%) Manual Testing
19 321 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
20 313 (15.07%) SDLC
21 304 (14.64%) .NET
22 270 (13.00%) Test Strategy
23 267 (12.86%) Python
24 256 (12.33%) Software Engineering
25 230 (11.07%) Windows
26 227 (10.93%) Computer Science
27 219 (10.54%) SQL Server
28 214 (10.30%) Jenkins
29 205 (9.87%) Gherkin

Software 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 77 (3.71%) Confluence
2 50 (2.41%) IIS
3 25 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.06%) CMS
5 18 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.48%) Apache
9 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.24%) SAS
11 4 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.096%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.096%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.096%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.096%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.096%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.096%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.048%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.048%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.096%) Postilion
6 1 (0.048%) Magento
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 103 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.36%) Office 365
4 45 (2.17%) G Suite
4 45 (2.17%) Slack
5 44 (2.12%) GitHub
6 31 (1.49%) SaaS
7 26 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.67%) Trello
9 11 (0.53%) npm
10 10 (0.48%) BrowserStack
11 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
13 6 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
14 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.19%) Sage Pay
15 4 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
16 3 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 20 (0.96%) Wireless
3 19 (0.91%) 3G
4 17 (0.82%) ZigBee
5 14 (0.67%) Internet
6 13 (0.63%) 4G
6 13 (0.63%) LAN
6 13 (0.63%) WAN
7 12 (0.58%) DNS
8 11 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.48%) ATM
9 10 (0.48%) Firewall
9 10 (0.48%) GSM
9 10 (0.48%) LTE
9 10 (0.48%) Network Security
9 10 (0.48%) SMS
10 9 (0.43%) VoIP
11 8 (0.39%) DHCP
11 8 (0.39%) FTP
11 8 (0.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.31%) Big Data
4 44 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 38 (1.83%) MySQL
6 34 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.54%) Hadoop
8 26 (1.25%) Apache Hive
9 25 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.43%) HBase
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
17 6 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
17 6 (0.29%) GIS
17 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 661 (31.82%) Selenium
2 376 (18.10%) JIRA
3 359 (17.28%) Cucumber
4 214 (10.30%) Jenkins
5 169 (8.14%) WebDriver
6 155 (7.46%) Git (software)
7 152 (7.32%) SpecFlow
8 125 (6.02%) SoapUI
9 113 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 111 (5.34%) JUnit
11 98 (4.72%) JMeter
12 97 (4.67%) Visual Studio
13 77 (3.71%) Appium
14 70 (3.37%) TeamCity
15 69 (3.32%) HP UFT
16 60 (2.89%) NUnit
17 58 (2.79%) Subversion
18 53 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 44 (2.12%) Maven
19 44 (2.12%) Protractor
General
1 519 (24.99%) Finance
2 117 (5.63%) Retail
3 92 (4.43%) Games
4 89 (4.29%) Marketing
5 81 (3.90%) Banking
6 56 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 51 (2.46%) Back Office
8 34 (1.64%) Electronics
9 32 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.30%) Law
11 18 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.77%) Advertising
13 11 (0.53%) Automotive
13 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.39%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Military
16 6 (0.29%) Publishing
16 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 559 (26.91%) Analyst
2 459 (22.10%) Test Analyst
3 428 (20.61%) Tester
4 358 (17.24%) Developer
5 339 (16.32%) Test Engineer
6 243 (11.70%) Software Tester
7 175 (8.43%) Developer in Test
8 162 (7.80%) Software Developer
9 143 (6.88%) Automation Tester
10 136 (6.55%) QA Engineer
11 133 (6.40%) Software Test Engineer
12 125 (6.02%) Software Analyst
13 122 (5.87%) Test Automation Engineer
14 118 (5.68%) Software Test Analyst
15 93 (4.48%) Junior
16 92 (4.43%) QA Analyst
17 91 (4.38%) Test Leader
18 90 (4.33%) Graduate
19 81 (3.90%) QA Tester
20 79 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (14.64%) .NET
2 205 (9.87%) Gherkin
3 159 (7.66%) Web Services
4 139 (6.69%) XML
5 129 (6.21%) HTML
6 125 (6.02%) REST
7 112 (5.39%) SOAP
8 101 (4.86%) CSS
9 99 (4.77%) AngularJS
9 99 (4.77%) JSON
10 71 (3.42%) React
11 70 (3.37%) Node.js
12 57 (2.74%) ASP.NET
13 48 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (2.07%) RESTful
15 40 (1.93%) jQuery
16 27 (1.30%) Spring
17 21 (1.01%) HTML5
18 20 (0.96%) Behat
19 19 (0.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 227 (10.93%) Computer Science
2 174 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 79 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.08%) Fintech
6 51 (2.46%) User Experience
7 25 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.01%) CCTV
9 21 (1.01%) NHS
10 20 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 18 (0.87%) Hedge funds
12 17 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.77%) Reinsurance
14 15 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (0.48%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 230 (11.07%) Windows
2 165 (7.94%) Linux
3 57 (2.74%) Android
4 54 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.64%) Unix
6 21 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.43%) CentOS
7 9 (0.43%) Solaris
8 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.14%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,229 (59.17%) Test Automation
2 1,216 (58.55%) Agile Software Development
3 423 (20.37%) BDD
4 386 (18.58%) Scrum
5 333 (16.03%) Test Scripting
6 328 (15.79%) TDD
7 324 (15.60%) Manual Testing
8 321 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
9 313 (15.07%) SDLC
10 270 (13.00%) Test Strategy
11 256 (12.33%) Software Engineering
12 205 (9.87%) Regression Testing
13 196 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
14 190 (9.15%) Functional Testing
15 180 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 179 (8.62%) Scenario Testing
17 166 (7.99%) Open Source
18 160 (7.70%) Mentoring
19 157 (7.56%) DevOps
20 156 (7.51%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 599 (28.84%) Java
2 560 (26.96%) C#
3 482 (23.21%) SQL
4 324 (15.60%) JavaScript
5 267 (12.86%) Python
6 130 (6.26%) C++
7 113 (5.44%) PHP
8 101 (4.86%) Ruby
9 88 (4.24%) C
10 59 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 44 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 39 (1.88%) Scala
13 33 (1.59%) Perl
14 32 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 28 (1.35%) TypeScript
16 27 (1.30%) Groovy
17 20 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.72%) Go
19 13 (0.63%) R
20 11 (0.53%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 493 (23.74%) Degree
2 437 (21.04%) ISTQB
3 349 (16.80%) ISEB
4 200 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 87 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 80 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 45 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.11%) Sun Certification
10 11 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.34%) PhD
12 7 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.29%) CCNA
13 6 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.19%) HND
14 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.19%) PMP
15 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (35.82%) QA
2 17 (0.82%) GDPR
3 16 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.29%) PMO
5 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.19%) GAMP
6 4 (0.19%) GMP
6 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.19%) SLA
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 15765
8 2 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 61 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.46%) Docker
3 21 (1.01%) Firmware
4 16 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 54 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.54%) Ansible
3 20 (0.96%) HP ALM
4 14 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.63%) Puppet
6 8 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.34%) Rancher
8 6 (0.29%) Terraform
9 5 (0.24%) Oozie
9 5 (0.24%) Salt
10 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.19%) EnCase
10 4 (0.19%) SCOM
11 3 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.096%) Grafana
12 2 (0.096%) Kibana
12 2 (0.096%) Nmap
12 2 (0.096%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.048%) SCCM
Vendors
1 183 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.62%) Google
3 85 (4.09%) Oracle
4 51 (2.46%) HP
5 39 (1.88%) Atlassian
6 37 (1.78%) SAP
7 18 (0.87%) Hortonworks
8 17 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (0.82%) VMware
9 12 (0.58%) IBM
10 10 (0.48%) Informatica
11 9 (0.43%) Apple
12 8 (0.39%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.34%) Adobe
13 7 (0.34%) WorldPay
14 6 (0.29%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.29%) Cognos
14 6 (0.29%) MobileIron
14 6 (0.29%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.29%) Remedy