Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 252 245
Rank change year-on-year -24 -7 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2058 2404 2836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.37% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.54% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1995 2387
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 151167 156478 180114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.95% 89.46% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 120812 130830 150578
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 -68 524 £52,500 +5.00% 43
South East -22 467 £37,250 -9.15% 25
North of England -15 427 £35,000 - 38
Midlands +27 250 £37,500 +7.14% 14
South West +23 199 £39,500 +21.54% 15
East of England +3 198 £46,250 +15.63% 15
Yorkshire -11 195 £35,000 -9.09% 20
North West -30 182 £35,000 +2.94% 17
West Midlands +3 171 £37,500 +7.14% 11
East Midlands +43 78 £36,301 +11.69% 3
North East +29 50 £35,000 - 1
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, 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 1251 (60.79%) Test Automation
2 1120 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
3 801 (38.92%) QA
4 674 (32.75%) Selenium
5 560 (27.21%) Degree
6 550 (26.72%) SQL
7 489 (23.76%) Java
8 453 (22.01%) ISTQB
9 444 (21.57%) C#
10 427 (20.75%) Scrum
11 426 (20.70%) ISEB
12 419 (20.36%) Test Scripting
13 414 (20.12%) Finance
14 351 (17.06%) Manual Testing
15 342 (16.62%) JIRA
16 337 (16.38%) SDLC
17 333 (16.18%) BDD
18 332 (16.13%) Cucumber
19 315 (15.31%) Python
20 308 (14.97%) Test Strategy
21 276 (13.41%) TDD
22 267 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
23 263 (12.78%) Microsoft
24 262 (12.73%) Windows
25 258 (12.54%) Regression Testing
26 242 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
27 241 (11.71%) Computer Science
28 240 (11.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 239 (11.61%) .NET
30 238 (11.56%) WebDriver

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 92 (4.47%) Confluence
2 33 (1.60%) Apache
3 30 (1.46%) IIS
4 21 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.44%) CMS
9 8 (0.39%) JBoss
10 6 (0.29%) nginx
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.19%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.15%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.097%) DNN
14 2 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.097%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.097%) WordPress
Applications
1 71 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) InVision
7 2 (0.097%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.049%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.049%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (0.39%) Postilion
2 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.049%) FastStats
5 1 (0.049%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.049%) Magento
5 1 (0.049%) Primavera
5 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.049%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 102 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.09%) SaaS
4 37 (1.80%) Slack
5 33 (1.60%) GitHub
6 28 (1.36%) Office 365
7 26 (1.26%) G Suite
7 26 (1.26%) IaaS
8 14 (0.68%) PaaS
9 13 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.49%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
15 5 (0.24%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.19%) Yammer
17 3 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
18 2 (0.097%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.99%) HTTP
2 19 (0.92%) Internet
3 16 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.63%) SSL
5 11 (0.53%) Intranet
6 9 (0.44%) Wireless
7 7 (0.34%) VoIP
8 6 (0.29%) SMS
9 5 (0.24%) ADSL
9 5 (0.24%) LAN
10 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.19%) FTP
10 4 (0.19%) WAN
10 4 (0.19%) WebEx
10 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.15%) Extranet
11 3 (0.15%) MQTT
12 2 (0.097%) DHCP
12 2 (0.097%) DNS
12 2 (0.097%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.50%) MySQL
3 60 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 35 (1.70%) Big Data
5 33 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 19 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (0.49%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.39%) SQLite
14 7 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.29%) Text Mining
16 5 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 674 (32.75%) Selenium
2 342 (16.62%) JIRA
3 332 (16.13%) Cucumber
4 238 (11.56%) WebDriver
5 211 (10.25%) Jenkins
6 169 (8.21%) SoapUI
7 159 (7.73%) Git (software)
8 137 (6.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 120 (5.83%) SpecFlow
10 111 (5.39%) HP UFT
11 95 (4.62%) Visual Studio
12 86 (4.18%) JMeter
13 67 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 61 (2.96%) JUnit
15 55 (2.67%) Ranorex
16 51 (2.48%) Appium
17 49 (2.38%) LoadRunner
18 47 (2.28%) Maven
19 45 (2.19%) Bitbucket
20 44 (2.14%) TeamCity
General
1 414 (20.12%) Finance
2 169 (8.21%) Retail
3 76 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 73 (3.55%) Banking
5 56 (2.72%) Marketing
6 47 (2.28%) Games
7 46 (2.24%) Electronics
8 36 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.70%) Back Office
10 28 (1.36%) Retail Banking
11 27 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.21%) Legal
13 19 (0.92%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.73%) Automotive
15 14 (0.68%) Advertising
15 14 (0.68%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.58%) Law
16 12 (0.58%) Military
17 8 (0.39%) Front Office
18 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 557 (27.07%) Analyst
2 492 (23.91%) Tester
3 405 (19.68%) Test Analyst
4 300 (14.58%) Software Tester
5 281 (13.65%) Test Engineer
6 212 (10.30%) Developer
7 167 (8.11%) Automation Tester
8 148 (7.19%) QA Engineer
9 127 (6.17%) QA Analyst
10 126 (6.12%) Software Test Engineer
11 118 (5.73%) Software Analyst
12 114 (5.54%) Graduate
13 106 (5.15%) Software Test Analyst
14 90 (4.37%) QA Test Analyst
15 89 (4.32%) Test Leader
16 85 (4.13%) Consultant
17 79 (3.84%) Test Automation Engineer
18 76 (3.69%) Software Developer
19 74 (3.60%) Junior
20 71 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (11.61%) .NET
2 198 (9.62%) XML
3 168 (8.16%) HTML
4 148 (7.19%) Web Services
5 130 (6.32%) CSS
6 129 (6.27%) SOAP
7 122 (5.93%) Gherkin
8 114 (5.54%) REST
9 100 (4.86%) RESTful
10 81 (3.94%) JSON
11 68 (3.30%) ASP.NET
12 65 (3.16%) AngularJS
13 52 (2.53%) Ajax
14 45 (2.19%) Node.js
15 40 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (1.90%) jQuery
17 34 (1.65%) Middleware
18 30 (1.46%) .NET Framework
19 24 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 24 (1.17%) React
Miscellaneous
1 242 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (11.71%) Computer Science
3 88 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.43%) User Experience
5 38 (1.85%) Fintech
6 31 (1.51%) EPoS
7 28 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.17%) iPad
9 24 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.92%) Derivative
12 17 (0.83%) BBC
13 14 (0.68%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.68%) Life Science
14 13 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
15 10 (0.49%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (0.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 262 (12.73%) Windows
2 222 (10.79%) Linux
3 83 (4.03%) Unix
4 63 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 52 (2.53%) Android
6 49 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.39%) Debian
12 8 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.34%) CentOS
14 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.24%) Solaris
15 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.19%) Fedora
16 4 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1251 (60.79%) Test Automation
2 1120 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (20.75%) Scrum
4 419 (20.36%) Test Scripting
5 351 (17.06%) Manual Testing
6 337 (16.38%) SDLC
7 333 (16.18%) BDD
8 308 (14.97%) Test Strategy
9 276 (13.41%) TDD
10 267 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 258 (12.54%) Regression Testing
12 203 (9.86%) Performance Testing
13 185 (8.99%) Software Engineering
14 178 (8.65%) Functional Testing
15 171 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
16 161 (7.82%) DevOps
17 154 (7.48%) Test Management
18 143 (6.95%) Scenario Testing
18 143 (6.95%) Waterfall
19 142 (6.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 550 (26.72%) SQL
2 489 (23.76%) Java
3 444 (21.57%) C#
4 315 (15.31%) Python
5 227 (11.03%) C++
6 221 (10.74%) JavaScript
7 148 (7.19%) Ruby
8 139 (6.75%) C
9 84 (4.08%) Perl
10 83 (4.03%) PHP
10 83 (4.03%) T-SQL
11 58 (2.82%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.04%) Scala
12 42 (2.04%) VB.NET
13 37 (1.80%) Groovy
14 36 (1.75%) VB
15 31 (1.51%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.46%) VBScript
17 23 (1.12%) PowerShell
18 20 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 560 (27.21%) Degree
2 453 (22.01%) ISTQB
3 426 (20.70%) ISEB
4 240 (11.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 97 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 80 (3.89%) Security Cleared
7 39 (1.90%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
11 15 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.53%) PhD
13 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.34%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.29%) CCNA
15 6 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.29%) MCSE
15 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 801 (38.92%) QA
2 8 (0.39%) SLA
3 7 (0.34%) ISO 20022
3 7 (0.34%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.34%) PMO
4 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
6 4 (0.19%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.097%) GDPR
8 2 (0.097%) HL7
8 2 (0.097%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.097%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.097%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.097%) JTAG
8 2 (0.097%) WCAG
9 1 (0.049%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 77 (3.74%) Docker
2 32 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.73%) Firmware
5 13 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.39%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.19%) Xen
8 2 (0.097%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.049%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.049%) LXC
9 1 (0.049%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 63 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (2.58%) Puppet
3 29 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.31%) Ansible
5 24 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
6 14 (0.68%) Marathon
7 13 (0.63%) rkt
8 11 (0.53%) Mesos
9 8 (0.39%) Kibana
10 7 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (0.34%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.34%) Rancher
11 5 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
13 3 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.15%) Nagios
13 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.049%) Ambari
14 1 (0.049%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 263 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 115 (5.59%) Oracle
3 106 (5.15%) HP
4 52 (2.53%) Google
5 43 (2.09%) SAP
6 36 (1.75%) Virgin Media
7 32 (1.55%) VMware
8 22 (1.07%) CA
9 17 (0.83%) IBM
10 16 (0.78%) Capita
10 16 (0.78%) Cognizant
10 16 (0.78%) Telerik
11 15 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.73%) Zend
12 13 (0.63%) TOWER Software
13 12 (0.58%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.53%) Siebel
15 10 (0.49%) BT
15 10 (0.49%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.44%) CA Agile Central