Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 164 162
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,102 441 1,254
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.26% 2.07% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.21% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 654 302 868
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,625 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £105,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 46,605 19,997 52,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.45% 94.01% 93.49%
Number of salaries quoted 30,296 16,641 42,466
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £108,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,244 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.08% +5.23% +3.96%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 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
Central London -3 158 £65,000 - 45
West London -21 72 £62,500 +19.05% 9
South London -20 33 £38,750 -44.64% 7
East London -12 2 £27,500 -39.23% 9
North London - 1 £47,500 - 4
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 664 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (55.08%) Test Automation
3 338 (30.67%) JavaScript
4 336 (30.49%) Software Engineering
5 323 (29.31%) Java
6 294 (26.68%) SDET
7 286 (25.95%) SQL
7 286 (25.95%) Selenium
8 278 (25.23%) QA
9 266 (24.14%) C#
10 259 (23.50%) BDD
11 254 (23.05%) TDD
12 250 (22.69%) DevOps
13 242 (21.96%) Social Skills
14 241 (21.87%) Kubernetes
15 221 (20.05%) Azure
16 214 (19.42%) Scrum
17 202 (18.33%) Python
18 199 (18.06%) Docker
19 190 (17.24%) AWS
20 189 (17.15%) Mentoring
21 185 (16.79%) Jenkins
22 184 (16.70%) Git (software)
23 183 (16.61%) React
24 182 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
25 179 (16.24%) Finance
26 176 (15.97%) .NET
27 170 (15.43%) JIRA
28 165 (14.97%) Microservices
29 159 (14.43%) REST

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 33 (2.99%) Tornado
2 27 (2.45%) Confluence
3 22 (2.00%) CMS
4 21 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.45%) Apache
6 15 (1.36%) SAS
7 9 (0.82%) Drupal
7 9 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.64%) Anypoint
8 7 (0.64%) Mule
8 7 (0.64%) Mule ESB
9 5 (0.45%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 5 (0.45%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.36%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.18%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
1 17 (1.54%) GIMP
1 17 (1.54%) Photoshop
2 15 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.36%) Figma
6 3 (0.27%) Mingle
7 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Shopify
2 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.45%) Primavera
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.18%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.091%) BASE24
5 1 (0.091%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.091%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.091%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.091%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.091%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.091%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 221 (20.05%) Azure
2 190 (17.24%) AWS
3 107 (9.71%) GitHub
4 80 (7.26%) Serverless
5 69 (6.26%) SaaS
6 59 (5.35%) GCP
7 48 (4.36%) Amazon S3
8 40 (3.63%) BrowserStack
9 35 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (3.18%) Heroku
10 33 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.72%) Azure Functions
12 24 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 23 (2.09%) NuGet
14 22 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 22 (2.00%) Power Platform
15 17 (1.54%) Azure Service Fabric
16 16 (1.45%) Azure App Service
16 16 (1.45%) Azure Event Grid
16 16 (1.45%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.26%) HTTP
2 32 (2.90%) Broadband
3 19 (1.72%) SMS
4 10 (0.91%) Network Security
4 10 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.64%) SSH
6 5 (0.45%) FTP
7 3 (0.27%) Skype
7 3 (0.27%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) Firewall
8 2 (0.18%) Internet
9 1 (0.091%) ATM
9 1 (0.091%) VoIP
9 1 (0.091%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (10.80%) Relational Database
2 107 (9.71%) PostgreSQL
3 100 (9.07%) NoSQL
4 98 (8.89%) MongoDB
5 83 (7.53%) SQL Server
6 70 (6.35%) Big Data
7 58 (5.26%) MySQL
8 56 (5.08%) Hadoop
9 26 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (2.00%) Power BI
12 21 (1.91%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.72%) Blockchain
14 18 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (1.63%) Redis
15 15 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 9 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 286 (25.95%) Selenium
2 185 (16.79%) Jenkins
3 184 (16.70%) Git (software)
4 170 (15.43%) JIRA
5 147 (13.34%) Cucumber
6 142 (12.89%) Cypress.io
7 115 (10.44%) WebDriver
8 105 (9.53%) Postman
9 97 (8.80%) SpecFlow
10 91 (8.26%) JUnit
11 86 (7.80%) JMeter
12 50 (4.54%) CircleCI
13 46 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 45 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 42 (3.81%) Visual Studio
16 40 (3.63%) Maven
16 40 (3.63%) Serenity BDD
17 39 (3.54%) GitLab
18 38 (3.45%) Appium
19 34 (3.09%) NUnit
General
1 242 (21.96%) Social Skills
2 179 (16.24%) Finance
3 65 (5.90%) Games
4 59 (5.35%) Legal
5 43 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (3.90%) Banking
6 39 (3.54%) Back Office
7 34 (3.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 33 (2.99%) Online Betting
9 31 (2.81%) Marketing
10 30 (2.72%) Retail
11 22 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (1.72%) Law
13 17 (1.54%) Manufacturing
13 17 (1.54%) Public Sector
14 15 (1.36%) Aerospace
14 15 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
15 14 (1.27%) Investment Banking
15 14 (1.27%) Retail Banking
16 13 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 304 (27.59%) Developer
2 205 (18.60%) Software Engineer
3 138 (12.52%) Test Engineer
4 123 (11.16%) Software Developer
5 96 (8.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 82 (7.44%) Developer in Test
6 82 (7.44%) Senior Developer
7 77 (6.99%) Development Engineer
7 77 (6.99%) Software Development Engineer
7 77 (6.99%) Test Development Engineer
8 66 (5.99%) QA Engineer
9 65 (5.90%) Senior Software Engineer
10 62 (5.63%) Tester
11 60 (5.44%) Analyst
12 39 (3.54%) Backend Developer
13 37 (3.36%) Automation Tester
14 34 (3.09%) Java Engineer
15 33 (2.99%) Test Analyst
16 30 (2.72%) Java Developer
17 28 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (16.61%) React
2 176 (15.97%) .NET
3 159 (14.43%) REST
4 144 (13.07%) RESTful
5 143 (12.98%) Node.js
6 98 (8.89%) Web Services
7 86 (7.80%) CSS
8 81 (7.35%) AngularJS
9 73 (6.62%) HTML
10 64 (5.81%) Spring
11 61 (5.54%) .NET Framework
12 60 (5.44%) .NET Core
13 57 (5.17%) Kafka
14 55 (4.99%) Jest
15 52 (4.72%) Vue.js
16 49 (4.45%) JSON
17 45 (4.08%) GraphQL
18 43 (3.90%) WebdriverIO
19 41 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
19 41 (3.72%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.90%) User Experience
2 57 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 47 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 44 (3.99%) Virtual Team
5 37 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 36 (3.27%) Social Media
7 34 (3.09%) Blog
8 32 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
10 26 (2.36%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.27%) Legacy Systems
12 23 (2.09%) Algorithms
12 23 (2.09%) Data Structures
13 22 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.72%) Cyberattack
15 17 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (1.54%) Online Games
16 16 (1.45%) Mobile Games
16 16 (1.45%) Social Gaming
17 15 (1.36%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 146 (13.25%) Linux
2 75 (6.81%) Windows
3 70 (6.35%) Unix
4 54 (4.90%) Android
5 48 (4.36%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (55.08%) Test Automation
3 336 (30.49%) Software Engineering
4 294 (26.68%) SDET
5 259 (23.50%) BDD
6 254 (23.05%) TDD
7 250 (22.69%) DevOps
8 214 (19.42%) Scrum
9 189 (17.15%) Mentoring
10 182 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
11 165 (14.97%) Microservices
12 137 (12.43%) Analytics
13 136 (12.34%) SDLC
14 130 (11.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 128 (11.62%) OO
16 126 (11.43%) Unit Testing
17 110 (9.98%) Computer Science
18 106 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
19 100 (9.07%) API Testing
19 100 (9.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 338 (30.67%) JavaScript
2 323 (29.31%) Java
3 286 (25.95%) SQL
4 266 (24.14%) C#
5 202 (18.33%) Python
6 98 (8.89%) TypeScript
7 77 (6.99%) C++
8 62 (5.63%) Ruby
9 55 (4.99%) C
10 41 (3.72%) Scala
11 35 (3.18%) R
12 27 (2.45%) PHP
13 26 (2.36%) ES6
14 23 (2.09%) Go
15 22 (2.00%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.27%) Groovy
16 14 (1.27%) VBScript
17 13 (1.18%) Ada
17 13 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 145 (13.16%) Degree
2 77 (6.99%) ISTQB
3 50 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 37 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (2.18%) ISEB
7 22 (2.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.82%) SAS Certification
9 7 (0.64%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.54%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.36%) HNC
12 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.27%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) HND
14 2 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.091%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (25.23%) QA
2 15 (1.36%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.18%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) NCSC
4 2 (0.18%) NIST
5 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.091%) IEC 61131
5 1 (0.091%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 199 (18.06%) Docker
2 13 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 241 (21.87%) Kubernetes
2 57 (5.17%) Terraform
3 26 (2.36%) Ansible
4 19 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.73%) Puppet
7 7 (0.64%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.54%) Control-M
8 6 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.36%) Salt
11 2 (0.18%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.18%) Oozie
12 1 (0.091%) DatAdvantage
12 1 (0.091%) Knative
12 1 (0.091%) QRadar
12 1 (0.091%) Rancher
Vendors
1 115 (10.44%) Oracle
2 99 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.63%) Google
4 32 (2.90%) HP
5 28 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (1.91%) LexisNexis
7 19 (1.72%) Adobe
8 16 (1.45%) Talend
9 14 (1.27%) VMware
10 13 (1.18%) New Relic
11 12 (1.09%) IBM
12 11 (1.00%) Bloomberg
12 11 (1.00%) PayPal
13 10 (0.91%) Murex
14 9 (0.82%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.73%) Databricks
15 8 (0.73%) Informatica
15 8 (0.73%) Teradata
16 7 (0.64%) Cognizant
16 7 (0.64%) MuleSoft