Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 175 167 174
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,065 522 1,090
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.07% 2.13% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.26% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 624 379 752
10th Percentile £40,725 £43,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £94,625 £90,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 49,218 23,064 48,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.68% 94.21% 93.95%
Number of salaries quoted 32,675 19,499 39,084
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -26 115 £60,000 -14.29% 65
West London -53 39 £76,250 +45.24% 17
South London -34 23 £49,250 -32.07% 5
North London -15 3 £45,000 -14.29%
East London -37 2 - - 18
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 676 (63.47%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (52.96%) Test Automation
3 405 (38.03%) Java
4 356 (33.43%) Software Engineering
5 311 (29.20%) JavaScript
6 298 (27.98%) Python
6 298 (27.98%) DevOps
7 272 (25.54%) CI/CD
8 268 (25.16%) QA
9 251 (23.57%) Scrum
10 249 (23.38%) C#
10 249 (23.38%) Selenium
11 236 (22.16%) SQL
12 235 (22.07%) AWS
13 228 (21.41%) TDD
14 220 (20.66%) SDET
15 213 (20.00%) Jenkins
16 208 (19.53%) Git (software)
17 202 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
17 202 (18.97%) Social Skills
18 199 (18.69%) Azure
19 192 (18.03%) BDD
20 191 (17.93%) Mentoring
21 178 (16.71%) JIRA
22 174 (16.34%) Degree
23 164 (15.40%) Finance
24 154 (14.46%) React
25 152 (14.27%) TypeScript
26 151 (14.18%) Docker
27 147 (13.80%) Problem-Solving

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 42 (3.94%) Confluence
2 34 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (3.19%) SAS
3 22 (2.07%) Anypoint
3 22 (2.07%) CMS
3 22 (2.07%) Mule
3 22 (2.07%) Mule ESB
4 18 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.22%) Apache
6 9 (0.85%) Tornado
6 9 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.75%) Jupyter
7 8 (0.75%) WinCC
8 7 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.66%) IBM Domino
8 7 (0.66%) IIS
9 5 (0.47%) Headless CMS
10 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.13%) Sketch
3 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.094%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 235 (22.07%) AWS
2 199 (18.69%) Azure
3 91 (8.54%) SaaS
4 81 (7.61%) GitHub
5 70 (6.57%) GCP
6 66 (6.20%) Serverless
7 32 (3.00%) Amazon S3
8 27 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (2.07%) Power Platform
11 19 (1.78%) BrowserStack
12 17 (1.60%) Slack
13 16 (1.50%) Microsoft 365
14 15 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (1.41%) Cloudflare
14 15 (1.41%) CloudFront
15 13 (1.22%) Heroku
16 12 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.91%) HTTP
2 23 (2.16%) Broadband
3 16 (1.50%) Firewall
4 12 (1.13%) DNS
4 12 (1.13%) VPN
5 10 (0.94%) SSH
6 7 (0.66%) IPv6
6 7 (0.66%) RTSP
6 7 (0.66%) UPnP
7 6 (0.56%) Network Security
8 5 (0.47%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.38%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.28%) DHCP
10 3 (0.28%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.19%) AMQP
11 2 (0.19%) LAN
11 2 (0.19%) MQTT
11 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.19%) VLAN
11 2 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
2 79 (7.42%) Relational Database
3 73 (6.85%) SQL Server
4 66 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 64 (6.01%) MySQL
6 53 (4.98%) Hadoop
7 47 (4.41%) MongoDB
8 32 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
10 29 (2.72%) Big Data
11 23 (2.16%) Pentaho
11 23 (2.16%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.78%) Apache Hive
12 19 (1.78%) Impala
13 18 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.69%) Redis
14 16 (1.50%) Power BI
15 14 (1.31%) Blockchain
16 11 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 249 (23.38%) Selenium
2 213 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 208 (19.53%) Git (software)
4 178 (16.71%) JIRA
5 136 (12.77%) Cucumber
6 96 (9.01%) Cypress.io
7 93 (8.73%) WebDriver
8 87 (8.17%) SpecFlow
9 83 (7.79%) JUnit
10 71 (6.67%) JMeter
11 63 (5.92%) GitLab
11 63 (5.92%) Postman
12 42 (3.94%) Gatling
12 42 (3.94%) webpack
13 41 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 41 (3.85%) TestNG
14 39 (3.66%) Appium
14 39 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 37 (3.47%) Maven
16 33 (3.10%) NUnit
General
1 202 (18.97%) Social Skills
2 164 (15.40%) Finance
3 98 (9.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 86 (8.08%) Games
5 68 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (4.41%) Banking
7 39 (3.66%) Public Sector
8 32 (3.00%) Retail
9 28 (2.63%) Marketing
10 25 (2.35%) Legal
11 23 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
12 22 (2.07%) Law
12 22 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (1.69%) Investment Banking
14 16 (1.50%) Advertising
15 15 (1.41%) Back Office
15 15 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (1.41%) Telecoms
16 12 (1.13%) Italian Language
16 12 (1.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 296 (27.79%) Developer
2 217 (20.38%) Software Engineer
3 124 (11.64%) Test Engineer
4 101 (9.48%) Software Developer
5 94 (8.83%) Analyst
6 91 (8.54%) Developer in Test
7 82 (7.70%) Software Test Engineer
8 73 (6.85%) Development Engineer
8 73 (6.85%) Software Development Engineer
9 70 (6.57%) Test Development Engineer
10 69 (6.48%) Senior Developer
11 64 (6.01%) QA Engineer
12 59 (5.54%) Tester
13 49 (4.60%) Test Analyst
14 37 (3.47%) Lead Developer
15 36 (3.38%) Graduate
16 31 (2.91%) Automation Tester
16 31 (2.91%) Data Engineer
16 31 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
17 27 (2.54%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (14.46%) React
2 139 (13.05%) REST
3 130 (12.21%) Node.js
4 124 (11.64%) .NET
5 104 (9.77%) RESTful
6 101 (9.48%) HTML
7 91 (8.54%) CSS
8 89 (8.36%) AngularJS
9 84 (7.89%) Spring
10 75 (7.04%) SOAP
11 74 (6.95%) Web Services
12 71 (6.67%) XML
13 62 (5.82%) JSON
14 60 (5.63%) Vue.js
15 40 (3.76%) HTML5
16 38 (3.57%) Middleware
17 35 (3.29%) XSLT
18 34 (3.19%) Django
19 33 (3.10%) Jest
20 32 (3.00%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.30%) User Experience
2 96 (9.01%) Data Structures
3 71 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 55 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (4.23%) Algorithms
6 29 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (2.35%) Social Media
8 24 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.97%) Cloud Native
10 20 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.78%) Online Games
12 18 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.60%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.50%) Graphic Design
14 16 (1.50%) Legacy Systems
14 16 (1.50%) Over-the-Top Content
15 13 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
16 12 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (1.13%) Hedge funds
16 12 (1.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 134 (12.58%) Linux
2 84 (7.89%) Windows
3 72 (6.76%) Unix
4 68 (6.38%) Android
5 52 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.47%) Robot Operating System
8 4 (0.38%) Debian
9 3 (0.28%) VMS
10 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.094%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (63.47%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (52.96%) Test Automation
3 356 (33.43%) Software Engineering
4 298 (27.98%) DevOps
5 272 (25.54%) CI/CD
6 251 (23.57%) Scrum
7 228 (21.41%) TDD
8 220 (20.66%) SDET
9 202 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
10 192 (18.03%) BDD
11 191 (17.93%) Mentoring
12 147 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
13 146 (13.71%) SDLC
14 123 (11.55%) Microservices
15 121 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
16 116 (10.89%) Analytics
16 116 (10.89%) Full Stack Development
17 110 (10.33%) Unit Testing
18 98 (9.20%) Artificial Intelligence
19 92 (8.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 405 (38.03%) Java
2 311 (29.20%) JavaScript
3 298 (27.98%) Python
4 249 (23.38%) C#
5 236 (22.16%) SQL
6 152 (14.27%) TypeScript
7 116 (10.89%) C++
8 81 (7.61%) Go
9 56 (5.26%) Scala
10 53 (4.98%) Ruby
11 52 (4.88%) C
12 51 (4.79%) PHP
13 40 (3.76%) Groovy
14 32 (3.00%) ES6
15 31 (2.91%) Bash
16 18 (1.69%) Objective-C
16 18 (1.69%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.69%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.60%) HiveQL
18 16 (1.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 174 (16.34%) Degree
2 69 (6.48%) ISTQB
3 68 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 59 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (3.66%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.10%) ISEB
7 31 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (1.60%) Master's Degree
9 14 (1.31%) SAS Certification
10 9 (0.85%) HNC
10 9 (0.85%) HND
11 6 (0.56%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.56%) PhD
12 5 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.38%) OCPJP
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.38%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (25.16%) QA
2 25 (2.35%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.47%) IEC 62304
3 5 (0.47%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.38%) IEC 61131
4 4 (0.38%) PMO
5 3 (0.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.19%) GDPR
6 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) NIST
7 1 (0.094%) NCSC
7 1 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 151 (14.18%) Docker
2 17 (1.60%) HDFS
3 16 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 138 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.38%) Terraform
3 35 (3.29%) Ansible
4 19 (1.78%) Puppet
5 10 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.85%) Rancher
7 8 (0.75%) Control-M
8 6 (0.56%) Salt
9 5 (0.47%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.19%) Istio
11 2 (0.19%) Oozie
11 2 (0.19%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.094%) Grafana
12 1 (0.094%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.094%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.094%) SCCM
12 1 (0.094%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 82 (7.70%) Oracle
2 71 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.45%) Google
4 28 (2.63%) Talend
5 23 (2.16%) Informatica
6 22 (2.07%) MuleSoft
7 20 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.50%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.31%) Bloomberg
9 14 (1.31%) Databricks
9 14 (1.31%) LexisNexis
9 14 (1.31%) Murex
10 13 (1.22%) Xamarin
11 12 (1.13%) New Relic
12 10 (0.94%) Automation Anywhere
12 10 (0.94%) Blue Prism
12 10 (0.94%) HP
12 10 (0.94%) UiPath
13 9 (0.85%) Teradata
14 8 (0.75%) Cognizant