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

Software Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 252 246
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,011 2,283 2,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.36% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.52% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,677 1,901 2,303
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 146,334 149,865 173,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.84% 89.54% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 118,375 124,866 145,152
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 £28,000
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%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -68 506 £52,500 +5.00% 80
South East -16 462 £37,500 -9.64% 60
North of England -6 435 £35,000 - 70
Midlands +44 265 £37,500 +7.14% 47
Yorkshire +20 213 £35,000 -10.26% 37
East of England -10 178 £47,500 +27.52% 40
South West -3 175 £40,000 +23.08% 26
North West -42 170 £35,000 +2.01% 27
West Midlands +20 167 £37,500 +7.14% 26
East Midlands +54 97 £36,900 +9.33% 21
North East +13 52 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1,242 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 1,119 (55.64%) Agile Software Development
3 756 (37.59%) QA
4 687 (34.16%) Selenium
5 577 (28.69%) SQL
6 492 (24.47%) Degree
7 480 (23.87%) Java
8 447 (22.23%) Scrum
9 439 (21.83%) C#
10 415 (20.64%) ISTQB
11 413 (20.54%) Test Scripting
12 410 (20.39%) ISEB
13 403 (20.04%) Finance
14 360 (17.90%) BDD
15 347 (17.26%) Manual Testing
16 343 (17.06%) JIRA
17 338 (16.81%) Python
18 336 (16.71%) SDLC
19 325 (16.16%) Cucumber
20 318 (15.81%) TDD
21 271 (13.48%) Test Strategy
22 268 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
23 262 (13.03%) Windows
24 254 (12.63%) Microsoft
25 241 (11.98%) Regression Testing
26 240 (11.93%) JavaScript
27 237 (11.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 233 (11.59%) Linux
29 232 (11.54%) WebDriver
30 230 (11.44%) .NET

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 88 (4.38%) Confluence
2 40 (1.99%) IIS
3 34 (1.69%) Apache
4 22 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 19 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.40%) JBoss
9 6 (0.30%) nginx
9 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.25%) CMS
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.20%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.15%) DNN
12 3 (0.15%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.15%) WordPress
13 2 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.099%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.050%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.050%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.25%) Postilion
4 2 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.050%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.050%) FastStats
5 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.050%) Primavera
5 1 (0.050%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.050%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 126 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.34%) SaaS
4 33 (1.64%) Slack
5 24 (1.19%) Office 365
6 22 (1.09%) G Suite
6 22 (1.09%) GitHub
7 18 (0.90%) IaaS
8 15 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.60%) PaaS
10 11 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
14 5 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
15 4 (0.20%) Yammer
16 3 (0.15%) Tricentis Tosca
17 2 (0.099%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.49%) HTTP
2 21 (1.04%) Internet
3 12 (0.60%) SSL
4 11 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.55%) Wireless
5 9 (0.45%) Intranet
6 7 (0.35%) SMS
7 5 (0.25%) LAN
8 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.20%) Firewall
8 4 (0.20%) FTP
8 4 (0.20%) WAN
8 4 (0.20%) WebEx
9 3 (0.15%) ADSL
9 3 (0.15%) Extranet
9 3 (0.15%) MQTT
9 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.099%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.099%) DHCP
10 2 (0.099%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.13%) MySQL
3 55 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 35 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 33 (1.64%) Big Data
6 30 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 30 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.65%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.50%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.35%) SQLite
15 6 (0.30%) Text Mining
16 5 (0.25%) GIS
16 5 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 687 (34.16%) Selenium
2 343 (17.06%) JIRA
3 325 (16.16%) Cucumber
4 232 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 224 (11.14%) Jenkins
6 175 (8.70%) SoapUI
7 146 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 139 (6.91%) Git (software)
9 94 (4.67%) HP UFT
10 91 (4.53%) SpecFlow
11 88 (4.38%) JMeter
12 87 (4.33%) Visual Studio
13 66 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 63 (3.13%) Ranorex
15 56 (2.78%) Maven
16 54 (2.69%) Appium
17 53 (2.64%) JUnit
18 44 (2.19%) Subversion
19 43 (2.14%) LoadRunner
19 43 (2.14%) Zephyr
General
1 403 (20.04%) Finance
2 173 (8.60%) Retail
3 70 (3.48%) Banking
4 62 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.44%) Marketing
6 42 (2.09%) Games
7 39 (1.94%) Electronics
8 37 (1.84%) Legal
9 35 (1.74%) Back Office
10 31 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.44%) Financial Institution
12 28 (1.39%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.80%) Advertising
14 15 (0.75%) Automotive
14 15 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.65%) Military
16 9 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.45%) Law
17 8 (0.40%) Front Office
18 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 554 (27.55%) Analyst
2 443 (22.03%) Tester
3 401 (19.94%) Test Analyst
4 287 (14.27%) Test Engineer
5 284 (14.12%) Software Tester
6 185 (9.20%) Developer
7 149 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 148 (7.36%) Software Test Engineer
9 143 (7.11%) QA Engineer
10 126 (6.27%) Software Analyst
11 125 (6.22%) QA Analyst
12 115 (5.72%) Software Test Analyst
13 99 (4.92%) Consultant
14 95 (4.72%) Graduate
15 91 (4.53%) Test Leader
16 86 (4.28%) QA Test Analyst
17 74 (3.68%) Automation Test Analyst
18 73 (3.63%) Test Automation Engineer
19 69 (3.43%) Test Manager
20 68 (3.38%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (11.44%) .NET
2 176 (8.75%) XML
3 159 (7.91%) HTML
4 142 (7.06%) Web Services
5 128 (6.36%) SOAP
6 126 (6.27%) CSS
7 120 (5.97%) REST
8 115 (5.72%) Gherkin
9 82 (4.08%) RESTful
10 62 (3.08%) AngularJS
11 59 (2.93%) ASP.NET
11 59 (2.93%) JSON
12 54 (2.69%) Ajax
13 48 (2.39%) jQuery
14 37 (1.84%) Node.js
15 31 (1.54%) .NET Framework
16 27 (1.34%) WPF
17 25 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (1.24%) React
18 24 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 225 (11.19%) Computer Science
2 221 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.14%) User Experience
5 41 (2.04%) Fintech
6 33 (1.64%) EPoS
7 30 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 30 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 20 (0.99%) Derivative
11 18 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.60%) Life Science
15 11 (0.55%) Replication
16 10 (0.50%) BBC
16 10 (0.50%) Equities
16 10 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 262 (13.03%) Windows
2 233 (11.59%) Linux
3 85 (4.23%) Unix
4 69 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 49 (2.44%) Android
6 43 (2.14%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.55%) Debian
12 10 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.35%) CentOS
15 6 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.20%) Fedora
18 3 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
19 2 (0.099%) OS/400
19 2 (0.099%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,242 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 1,119 (55.64%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (22.23%) Scrum
4 413 (20.54%) Test Scripting
5 360 (17.90%) BDD
6 347 (17.26%) Manual Testing
7 336 (16.71%) SDLC
8 318 (15.81%) TDD
9 271 (13.48%) Test Strategy
10 268 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 241 (11.98%) Regression Testing
12 186 (9.25%) Performance Testing
13 185 (9.20%) Software Engineering
14 172 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
15 168 (8.35%) Waterfall
16 164 (8.16%) DevOps
17 150 (7.46%) Mentoring
18 148 (7.36%) Test Management
19 133 (6.61%) Functional Testing
20 131 (6.51%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 577 (28.69%) SQL
2 480 (23.87%) Java
3 439 (21.83%) C#
4 338 (16.81%) Python
5 240 (11.93%) JavaScript
6 215 (10.69%) C++
7 177 (8.80%) Ruby
8 126 (6.27%) C
9 108 (5.37%) PHP
10 101 (5.02%) Perl
11 70 (3.48%) T-SQL
12 60 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 50 (2.49%) Shell Script
14 49 (2.44%) Scala
15 44 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 42 (2.09%) VB.NET
17 40 (1.99%) Groovy
18 35 (1.74%) VBScript
19 33 (1.64%) VB
20 20 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 492 (24.47%) Degree
2 415 (20.64%) ISTQB
3 410 (20.39%) ISEB
4 237 (11.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 94 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 76 (3.78%) Security Cleared
7 47 (2.34%) SC Cleared
8 28 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
10 15 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (0.65%) PhD
12 10 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.35%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.30%) RHCE
15 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.15%) Siebel Certification
16 2 (0.099%) HND
16 2 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.099%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 756 (37.59%) QA
2 13 (0.65%) GDPR
3 11 (0.55%) MiFID
4 8 (0.40%) SLA
5 7 (0.35%) ISO 20022
5 7 (0.35%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.25%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.25%) MIL-STD-1553
8 4 (0.20%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.15%) PMO
10 2 (0.099%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.099%) JTAG
10 2 (0.099%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.099%) WCAG
11 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 73 (3.63%) Docker
2 24 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.80%) Firmware
5 11 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.099%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.099%) Xen
9 1 (0.050%) LXC
9 1 (0.050%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (3.58%) Puppet
2 61 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.69%) Ansible
5 30 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.80%) CA Service Virtualization
6 16 (0.80%) Marathon
7 9 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.45%) Kibana
7 9 (0.45%) Mesos
7 9 (0.45%) Rancher
8 8 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.30%) rkt
10 4 (0.20%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.15%) Nagios
11 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.050%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.050%) SCOM
12 1 (0.050%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 254 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 133 (6.61%) Oracle
3 92 (4.57%) HP
4 51 (2.54%) Google
5 38 (1.89%) SAP
6 34 (1.69%) Capita
7 33 (1.64%) VMware
8 27 (1.34%) CA
9 24 (1.19%) Virgin Media
10 20 (0.99%) IBM
11 19 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (0.90%) Telerik
13 13 (0.65%) TOWER Software
14 12 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
14 12 (0.60%) Micro Focus
15 10 (0.50%) BT
16 9 (0.45%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.45%) Siebel
17 8 (0.40%) Perforce
17 8 (0.40%) SaltStack