Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 283 249
Rank change year-on-year +9 -34 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,025 2,026 2,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.21% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.34% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,614 1,733 2,257
England median annual salary £42,028 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.46% +3.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,825 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -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 148,915 151,545 172,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.67% 90.67% 90.04%
Number of salaries quoted 119,843 123,063 145,091
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +44 553 £55,000 +4.76% 67
South East -15 480 £40,000 +14.29% 73
North of England +22 405 £37,500 +7.14% 66
Midlands +29 201 £38,000 +8.57% 38
Yorkshire +19 200 £35,500 +1.43% 26
East of England +3 200 £45,000 +5.88% 29
North West +52 185 £37,500 +7.14% 34
South West -14 185 £37,745 +0.65% 32
West Midlands +1 117 £38,000 +6.29% 25
East Midlands +35 84 £38,250 +9.29% 12
North East -15 23 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,263 (62.37%) Test Automation
2 1,239 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
3 749 (36.99%) QA
4 642 (31.70%) Selenium
5 533 (26.32%) Java
6 508 (25.09%) Finance
7 491 (24.25%) C#
8 485 (23.95%) SQL
9 444 (21.93%) ISTQB
10 428 (21.14%) Scrum
11 418 (20.64%) Degree
12 415 (20.49%) ISEB
13 411 (20.30%) BDD
14 405 (20.00%) JIRA
15 361 (17.83%) TDD
15 361 (17.83%) Cucumber
16 349 (17.23%) SDLC
17 332 (16.40%) Test Scripting
18 298 (14.72%) Manual Testing
19 281 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
20 275 (13.58%) Test Strategy
21 260 (12.84%) Software Engineering
22 258 (12.74%) JavaScript
23 249 (12.30%) .NET
24 241 (11.90%) Python
25 240 (11.85%) Jenkins
26 238 (11.75%) Windows
27 233 (11.51%) Computer Science
28 232 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
29 231 (11.41%) Regression Testing

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 61 (3.01%) Confluence
2 39 (1.93%) IIS
3 28 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.89%) Apache
6 13 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.44%) CMS
9 5 (0.25%) SAS
9 5 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.20%) JBoss
10 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.099%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.099%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.099%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.049%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.049%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.049%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.049%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) Elite 3E
1 6 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.099%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.049%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.049%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 133 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (3.01%) SaaS
4 41 (2.02%) Office 365
5 40 (1.98%) GitHub
6 39 (1.93%) Slack
7 36 (1.78%) G Suite
8 22 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.49%) BrowserStack
9 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.49%) DigitalOcean
10 9 (0.44%) npm
11 7 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
12 6 (0.30%) PaaS
12 6 (0.30%) Trello
13 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.20%) IaaS
14 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.20%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.33%) Internet
2 18 (0.89%) HTTP
3 16 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.74%) SMS
5 12 (0.59%) Wireless
6 10 (0.49%) 3G
6 10 (0.49%) 4G
7 8 (0.40%) VoIP
8 7 (0.35%) ATM
8 7 (0.35%) Firewall
8 7 (0.35%) Network Security
8 7 (0.35%) RS-232
9 6 (0.30%) VLAN
9 6 (0.30%) WAN
10 5 (0.25%) Broadband
10 5 (0.25%) DNS
10 5 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.25%) LAN
10 5 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 47 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 43 (2.12%) Big Data
6 38 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (1.48%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 20 (0.99%) MySQL
9 20 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.84%) Apache Hive
10 17 (0.84%) QlikView
11 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.59%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.35%) HBase
14 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 642 (31.70%) Selenium
2 405 (20.00%) JIRA
3 361 (17.83%) Cucumber
4 240 (11.85%) Jenkins
5 184 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 157 (7.75%) SoapUI
7 154 (7.60%) Git (software)
8 152 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 116 (5.73%) JMeter
10 111 (5.48%) SpecFlow
11 94 (4.64%) Visual Studio
12 90 (4.44%) JUnit
13 78 (3.85%) Ranorex
14 70 (3.46%) Appium
15 68 (3.36%) HP UFT
16 67 (3.31%) TeamCity
17 62 (3.06%) Subversion
18 55 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 54 (2.67%) Maven
20 45 (2.22%) Gatling
General
1 508 (25.09%) Finance
2 146 (7.21%) Retail
3 83 (4.10%) Games
4 78 (3.85%) Banking
5 60 (2.96%) Marketing
6 50 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.22%) Back Office
8 38 (1.88%) Legal
9 28 (1.38%) Law
10 27 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 23 (1.14%) Electronics
11 23 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.04%) Advertising
13 16 (0.79%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.64%) Billing
15 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.49%) Automotive
17 9 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 540 (26.67%) Analyst
2 411 (20.30%) Test Analyst
3 403 (19.90%) Tester
4 292 (14.42%) Test Engineer
5 247 (12.20%) Developer
6 238 (11.75%) Software Tester
7 143 (7.06%) Automation Tester
8 141 (6.96%) QA Engineer
9 131 (6.47%) QA Analyst
10 122 (6.02%) Developer in Test
11 119 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
12 116 (5.73%) Software Developer
13 105 (5.19%) Software Analyst
14 104 (5.14%) Test Automation Engineer
15 97 (4.79%) Software Test Analyst
16 96 (4.74%) Test Manager
17 90 (4.44%) Test Leader
18 84 (4.15%) Junior
18 84 (4.15%) QA Tester
19 77 (3.80%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (12.30%) .NET
2 161 (7.95%) Web Services
3 131 (6.47%) HTML
4 122 (6.02%) Gherkin
5 116 (5.73%) XML
6 110 (5.43%) REST
7 102 (5.04%) CSS
8 89 (4.40%) SOAP
9 80 (3.95%) AngularJS
10 73 (3.60%) RESTful
11 66 (3.26%) JSON
12 50 (2.47%) React
13 49 (2.42%) ASP.NET
13 49 (2.42%) jQuery
14 44 (2.17%) Node.js
15 32 (1.58%) Spring
16 27 (1.33%) .NET Framework
17 25 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (1.23%) Hibernate
18 23 (1.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 233 (11.51%) Computer Science
2 155 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (4.54%) Mobile App
4 68 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (3.11%) User Experience
6 57 (2.81%) Fintech
7 40 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 25 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 23 (1.14%) NHS
11 23 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.59%) Life Science
16 11 (0.54%) Credit Risk
17 10 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 238 (11.75%) Windows
2 191 (9.43%) Linux
3 51 (2.52%) Android
4 50 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.42%) Unix
6 22 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.35%) Solaris
9 7 (0.35%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.20%) AIX
11 4 (0.20%) CentOS
11 4 (0.20%) Debian
12 3 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.15%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.099%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,263 (62.37%) Test Automation
2 1,239 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (21.14%) Scrum
4 411 (20.30%) BDD
5 361 (17.83%) TDD
6 349 (17.23%) SDLC
7 332 (16.40%) Test Scripting
8 298 (14.72%) Manual Testing
9 281 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
10 275 (13.58%) Test Strategy
11 260 (12.84%) Software Engineering
12 232 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 231 (11.41%) Regression Testing
14 202 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
15 189 (9.33%) Mentoring
16 156 (7.70%) DevOps
16 156 (7.70%) Test Management
17 152 (7.51%) Waterfall
18 146 (7.21%) User Stories
19 141 (6.96%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 533 (26.32%) Java
2 491 (24.25%) C#
3 485 (23.95%) SQL
4 258 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 241 (11.90%) Python
6 144 (7.11%) C++
7 139 (6.86%) Ruby
8 122 (6.02%) PHP
9 111 (5.48%) C
10 56 (2.77%) T-SQL
11 53 (2.62%) Perl
12 51 (2.52%) PowerShell
13 49 (2.42%) Scala
14 39 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.28%) TypeScript
17 18 (0.89%) Groovy
18 14 (0.69%) Go
19 13 (0.64%) Java 8
20 11 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 444 (21.93%) ISTQB
2 418 (20.64%) Degree
3 415 (20.49%) ISEB
4 225 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 78 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 72 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 54 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 27 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 17 (0.84%) PhD
11 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.40%) CCNA
12 8 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.35%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.30%) Chartered Engineer
14 6 (0.30%) PMP
15 5 (0.25%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 749 (36.99%) QA
2 18 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.69%) GDPR
4 12 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.44%) GCP
6 7 (0.35%) PMO
7 5 (0.25%) GAMP
7 5 (0.25%) GMP
8 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.20%) MiFID
8 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 15765
9 3 (0.15%) SLA
10 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.099%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.099%) SEPA
11 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.049%) EMIR
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (2.67%) Docker
2 39 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.09%) Firmware
3 22 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.099%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.88%) Ansible
3 35 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.48%) HP ALM
4 30 (1.48%) Puppet
5 18 (0.89%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.44%) Marathon
7 7 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
9 5 (0.25%) Terraform
10 4 (0.20%) Kibana
10 4 (0.20%) Mesos
10 4 (0.20%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.20%) SCOM
11 3 (0.15%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.15%) Oozie
11 3 (0.15%) Rancher
11 3 (0.15%) Salt
11 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 200 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 88 (4.35%) Google
3 87 (4.30%) Oracle
4 63 (3.11%) HP
5 55 (2.72%) Capita
6 40 (1.98%) SAP
7 29 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 26 (1.28%) VMware
9 25 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.64%) Hortonworks
10 13 (0.64%) WorldPay
11 12 (0.59%) IBM
12 9 (0.44%) CA
12 9 (0.44%) TOWER Software
13 8 (0.40%) EMC
13 8 (0.40%) Perforce
13 8 (0.40%) Twitter
14 7 (0.35%) Apple
14 7 (0.35%) Telerik
15 6 (0.30%) Cloudera