Period
to 13 June 2021

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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 101 101
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,745 2,321 4,276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.08% 3.01% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.26% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,737 1,808 3,155
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,289 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 83,042 71,188 122,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.27% 92.43% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,260 57,707 98,173
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in England.

Salary trend for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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 13 June 2021. 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 +11 899 £65,000 - 92
South East -13 544 £47,500 +5.56% 79
North of England -28 443 £40,000 -11.11% 89
South West -7 373 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Midlands +40 323 £47,500 +9.20% 53
West Midlands +33 222 £45,000 +5.88% 34
North West -24 213 £40,000 -11.11% 55
Yorkshire -12 205 £42,500 - 24
East of England +8 125 £47,500 +5.56% 35
East Midlands +9 99 £46,750 +3.89% 19
North East -30 25 £34,000 -33.66% 10
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 1,375 (50.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,163 (42.37%) Test Automation
3 752 (27.40%) Software Engineering
4 730 (26.59%) Java
5 693 (25.25%) C#
6 663 (24.15%) JavaScript
7 641 (23.35%) DevOps
8 638 (23.24%) QA
9 620 (22.59%) Social Skills
10 590 (21.49%) Python
11 567 (20.66%) Azure
12 533 (19.42%) SQL
13 512 (18.65%) Scrum
14 511 (18.62%) Selenium
15 504 (18.36%) AWS
16 485 (17.67%) Degree
17 466 (16.98%) SDLC
18 443 (16.14%) Linux
19 429 (15.63%) JIRA
20 418 (15.23%) TDD
21 415 (15.12%) Microsoft
22 403 (14.68%) Docker
23 401 (14.61%) SDET
23 401 (14.61%) Git (software)
24 389 (14.17%) BDD
25 370 (13.48%) OO
26 351 (12.79%) .NET
27 334 (12.17%) Finance
28 326 (11.88%) Computer Science
29 324 (11.80%) Cucumber

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
1 163 (5.94%) Confluence
2 77 (2.81%) Apache
3 67 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 54 (1.97%) GemFire
5 30 (1.09%) SAS
6 24 (0.87%) Tornado
7 18 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 16 (0.58%) CMS
9 15 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.44%) Drupal
11 7 (0.26%) nginx
12 6 (0.22%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.15%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.11%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.11%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.55%) Simulink
4 13 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 11 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.36%) GIMP
8 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.073%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.073%) Mingle
10 2 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.036%) Figma
Business Applications
1 15 (0.55%) NetSuite
2 14 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.22%) Shopify
6 5 (0.18%) Primavera
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.073%) Endur
9 2 (0.073%) Magento
9 2 (0.073%) PolarLake
9 2 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.036%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 1 (0.036%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.036%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.036%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 567 (20.66%) Azure
2 504 (18.36%) AWS
3 179 (6.52%) GCP
4 168 (6.12%) GitHub
5 148 (5.39%) SaaS
6 113 (4.12%) Serverless
7 62 (2.26%) BrowserStack
8 61 (2.22%) Amazon Kinesis
9 56 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
10 54 (1.97%) Amazon S3
11 46 (1.68%) Azure Functions
12 42 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (1.38%) NuGet
14 36 (1.31%) Azure Service Bus
15 33 (1.20%) Azure App Service
15 33 (1.20%) Azure Event Grid
15 33 (1.20%) Azure Service Fabric
16 31 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
17 27 (0.98%) OpenShift
18 24 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.39%) IPv4
2 91 (3.32%) HTTP
3 86 (3.13%) Firewall
4 83 (3.02%) OSPF
5 80 (2.91%) VPN
6 79 (2.88%) VLAN
7 60 (2.19%) TCP/IP
8 59 (2.15%) Broadband
9 57 (2.08%) Ethernet
10 52 (1.89%) Wireshark
11 49 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
11 49 (1.79%) Wireless
12 42 (1.53%) HTTPS
13 40 (1.46%) MQTT
14 39 (1.42%) 802.11
14 39 (1.42%) Modbus
14 39 (1.42%) STUN
15 31 (1.13%) RS-422
16 30 (1.09%) Network Security
17 28 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (6.30%) Relational Database
2 160 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 143 (5.21%) SQL Server
4 139 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 125 (4.55%) Big Data
6 98 (3.57%) MySQL
7 86 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 67 (2.44%) Redis
9 52 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (1.86%) Oracle Database
11 46 (1.68%) HBase
11 46 (1.68%) MariaDB
12 45 (1.64%) Hadoop
13 41 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 35 (1.28%) Blockchain
15 24 (0.87%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.73%) Power BI
17 19 (0.69%) SAS Visual Analytics
18 17 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
19 15 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 511 (18.62%) Selenium
2 429 (15.63%) JIRA
3 401 (14.61%) Git (software)
4 324 (11.80%) Cucumber
5 276 (10.05%) Jenkins
6 193 (7.03%) Cypress.io
7 162 (5.90%) Postman
8 140 (5.10%) WebDriver
9 138 (5.03%) JUnit
10 129 (4.70%) SpecFlow
11 122 (4.44%) JMeter
12 93 (3.39%) Subversion
13 78 (2.84%) Artifactory
14 76 (2.77%) Protractor
15 67 (2.44%) Visual Studio
16 61 (2.22%) Eclipse
17 56 (2.04%) Gradle
18 54 (1.97%) Appium
18 54 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
19 53 (1.93%) Storybook
General
1 620 (22.59%) Social Skills
2 334 (12.17%) Finance
3 161 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (5.87%) Law
4 154 (5.61%) Games
5 128 (4.66%) Legal
6 86 (3.13%) Banking
7 80 (2.91%) Manufacturing
8 78 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 77 (2.81%) Marketing
10 76 (2.77%) Electronics
11 70 (2.55%) Public Sector
12 65 (2.37%) Retail
13 43 (1.57%) Aerospace
14 39 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
15 35 (1.28%) Military
16 30 (1.09%) Back Office
17 24 (0.87%) Online Betting
18 23 (0.84%) Automotive
18 23 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 521 (18.98%) Developer
2 485 (17.67%) Software Engineer
3 329 (11.99%) Tester
4 327 (11.91%) Test Engineer
5 252 (9.18%) Analyst
6 222 (8.09%) Software Tester
7 193 (7.03%) Software Developer
8 185 (6.74%) Software Test Engineer
9 136 (4.95%) Developer in Test
10 130 (4.74%) Senior Software Engineer
11 127 (4.63%) Test Analyst
12 124 (4.52%) Senior Developer
13 116 (4.23%) QA Engineer
14 89 (3.24%) Automation Tester
15 87 (3.17%) Development Engineer
16 85 (3.10%) Software Development Engineer
17 84 (3.06%) Test Development Engineer
18 80 (2.91%) Games Tester
19 79 (2.88%) Trainee
19 79 (2.88%) Trainee Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (12.79%) .NET
2 289 (10.53%) CSS
3 251 (9.14%) Web Services
4 250 (9.11%) HTML
5 196 (7.14%) Node.js
6 194 (7.07%) RESTful
7 189 (6.89%) React
8 168 (6.12%) REST
9 153 (5.57%) AngularJS
10 131 (4.77%) Spring
11 119 (4.34%) .NET Core
12 109 (3.97%) JSON
13 107 (3.90%) HTML5
14 95 (3.46%) Redux
15 93 (3.39%) CSS3
15 93 (3.39%) Kafka
16 91 (3.32%) Gherkin
17 89 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
18 82 (2.99%) Java SE
19 70 (2.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 124 (4.52%) Mobile App
2 119 (4.34%) Data Structures
3 112 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 92 (3.35%) User Experience
5 86 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 84 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 82 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 81 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
9 75 (2.73%) Public Cloud
10 55 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
11 50 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
12 39 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 27 (0.98%) Blog
16 26 (0.95%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.91%) Cloud Native
17 25 (0.91%) Social Media
18 22 (0.80%) Derivative
19 17 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 443 (16.14%) Linux
2 232 (8.45%) Windows
3 177 (6.45%) Unix
4 125 (4.55%) Android
5 89 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 77 (2.81%) Windows Server
7 59 (2.15%) Windows Server 2016
8 58 (2.11%) CentOS
9 57 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.15%) VMS
13 4 (0.15%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.073%) Debian
15 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,375 (50.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,163 (42.37%) Test Automation
3 752 (27.40%) Software Engineering
4 641 (23.35%) DevOps
5 512 (18.65%) Scrum
6 466 (16.98%) SDLC
7 418 (15.23%) TDD
8 401 (14.61%) SDET
9 389 (14.17%) BDD
10 370 (13.48%) OO
11 326 (11.88%) Computer Science
12 323 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
13 306 (11.15%) Mentoring
14 301 (10.97%) Microservices
15 298 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
16 211 (7.69%) Regression Testing
17 200 (7.29%) Test Strategy
18 197 (7.18%) OOP
19 187 (6.81%) API Testing
19 187 (6.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 730 (26.59%) Java
2 693 (25.25%) C#
3 663 (24.15%) JavaScript
4 590 (21.49%) Python
5 533 (19.42%) SQL
6 309 (11.26%) C++
7 217 (7.91%) C
8 137 (4.99%) PowerShell
9 129 (4.70%) TypeScript
10 122 (4.44%) Bash Shell
11 93 (3.39%) Java 8
12 73 (2.66%) PHP
13 62 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 52 (1.89%) Groovy
15 50 (1.82%) Ruby
16 41 (1.49%) Go
17 39 (1.42%) MATLAB
18 33 (1.20%) R
19 32 (1.17%) PL/SQL
20 31 (1.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 485 (17.67%) Degree
2 200 (7.29%) ISTQB
3 164 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 142 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 125 (4.55%) OCP
5 125 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
6 124 (4.52%) SC Cleared
7 98 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 96 (3.50%) ISEB
9 79 (2.88%) CIW
9 79 (2.88%) OCA
10 74 (2.70%) DBS Check
11 40 (1.46%) GIAC
12 36 (1.31%) RHCE
13 26 (0.95%) HNC
13 26 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.84%) HND
15 20 (0.73%) AWS Certification
15 20 (0.73%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 638 (23.24%) QA
2 25 (0.91%) SLA
3 24 (0.87%) Accessibility
4 9 (0.33%) MISRA
4 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.29%) IEC 62304
6 7 (0.26%) MiFID
6 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.22%) GDPR
7 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.18%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.18%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.18%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.18%) WCAG
9 4 (0.15%) GxP
9 4 (0.15%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.15%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 403 (14.68%) Docker
2 154 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (1.79%) HDFS
5 19 (0.69%) Firmware
6 11 (0.40%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.18%) KVM
10 3 (0.11%) Postfix
11 2 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 274 (9.98%) Kubernetes
2 174 (6.34%) Ansible
3 116 (4.23%) Puppet
4 96 (3.50%) Terraform
5 41 (1.49%) Graylog
6 39 (1.42%) Kibana
7 28 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
8 27 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (0.73%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.29%) Rancher
11 6 (0.22%) SCCM
11 6 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.18%) Grafana
13 4 (0.15%) Perfmon
13 4 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.15%) Rsyslog
13 4 (0.15%) Salt
14 3 (0.11%) Nmap
15 2 (0.073%) Nagios
Vendors
1 415 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 296 (10.78%) Oracle
3 189 (6.89%) VMware
4 107 (3.90%) Google
5 74 (2.70%) Lumesse
6 55 (2.00%) Okta
7 49 (1.79%) HP
8 41 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.42%) SAP
10 36 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (1.20%) IBM
12 31 (1.13%) Xamarin
13 23 (0.84%) JD Edwards
14 18 (0.66%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.62%) Instagram
16 16 (0.58%) Adobe
17 13 (0.47%) ServiceNow
18 11 (0.40%) Dynatrace
18 11 (0.40%) PayPal
19 9 (0.33%) Apple