Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1049 945 1031
Rank change year-on-year -104 +86 +40
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 140 277 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 125 235 190
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +36.92% -23.53%

Agile 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Testing.

Salary trend for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England -88 135 £52,500 -4.55% 12
London -61 84 £62,500 - 4
UK excluding London -45 53 £45,000 +1.12% 8
South East +5 13 £52,500 +16.67%
North of England +1 13 £35,000 +5.26% 7
East of England -24 12 £45,000 -14.29% 1
South West +19 10 £52,500 +61.54%
Midlands +7 9 £40,000 +66.67%
Yorkshire +9 8 £37,500 +32.74% 2
West Midlands +2 8 £40,000 +66.67%
North West -15 5 £35,000 -7.16% 5
Wales +11 2 £42,500 +39.34%
East Midlands +27 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 140 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (87.14%) Test Automation
3 87 (62.14%) BDD
4 74 (52.86%) QA
5 71 (50.71%) Cucumber
6 61 (43.57%) Java
7 60 (42.86%) TDD
7 60 (42.86%) Selenium
8 53 (37.86%) REST
9 51 (36.43%) .NET
10 50 (35.71%) Git (software)
11 49 (35.00%) Finance
12 46 (32.86%) Test Scripting
13 43 (30.71%) C#
14 42 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
15 41 (29.29%) TeamCity
16 38 (27.14%) SQL
17 36 (25.71%) Software Testing
18 34 (24.29%) HTML
19 33 (23.57%) Jenkins
20 32 (22.86%) WebDriver
21 30 (21.43%) Collaborative Working
22 29 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
22 29 (20.71%) Microservices
23 28 (20.00%) Gherkin
23 28 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
23 28 (20.00%) JIRA
24 27 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
24 27 (19.29%) Oracle
24 27 (19.29%) Scrum

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (2.14%) IIS
2 2 (1.43%) Drupal
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.71%) Confluence
3 1 (0.71%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.86%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.71%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.43%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) Looker
5 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.71%) QlikView
5 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (50.71%) Cucumber
2 60 (42.86%) Selenium
3 50 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 41 (29.29%) TeamCity
5 33 (23.57%) Jenkins
6 32 (22.86%) WebDriver
7 28 (20.00%) JIRA
8 23 (16.43%) JBehave
8 23 (16.43%) SpecFlow
8 23 (16.43%) Subversion
9 17 (12.14%) JMeter
10 15 (10.71%) JUnit
11 13 (9.29%) NUnit
12 12 (8.57%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (8.57%) Visual Studio
13 10 (7.14%) WATIR
14 8 (5.71%) Jasmine
14 8 (5.71%) Protractor
15 7 (5.00%) Capybara
15 7 (5.00%) FitNesse
General
1 49 (35.00%) Finance
2 23 (16.43%) Banking
2 23 (16.43%) Front Office
2 23 (16.43%) Investment Banking
2 23 (16.43%) Retail Banking
3 13 (9.29%) Games
4 8 (5.71%) Retail
5 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (30.71%) QA Engineer
2 29 (20.71%) Developer
3 23 (16.43%) Software Developer
4 21 (15.00%) Tester
5 14 (10.00%) Analyst
5 14 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 12 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.86%) C# Software Developer
7 11 (7.86%) Test Engineer
8 10 (7.14%) Agile Tester
9 9 (6.43%) Developer in Test
9 9 (6.43%) QA Leader
9 9 (6.43%) Software Tester
10 7 (5.00%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.29%) Consultant
11 6 (4.29%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (37.86%) REST
2 51 (36.43%) .NET
3 34 (24.29%) HTML
4 28 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 19 (13.57%) Web Services
6 16 (11.43%) JSON
6 16 (11.43%) XML
7 14 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 8 (5.71%) SOAP
10 7 (5.00%) GWT
11 5 (3.57%) Apache Flex
11 5 (3.57%) CSS
11 5 (3.57%) pytest
12 4 (2.86%) RESTful
13 2 (1.43%) jQuery
13 2 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.43%) Velocity
14 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
14 1 (0.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (16.43%) Derivative
2 23 (16.43%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (5.00%) Fintech
4 6 (4.29%) BBC
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.14%) Social Media
6 2 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.43%) Unix
2 12 (8.57%) Linux
3 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.14%) Windows
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (87.14%) Test Automation
3 87 (62.14%) BDD
4 60 (42.86%) TDD
5 46 (32.86%) Test Scripting
6 42 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
7 36 (25.71%) Software Testing
8 30 (21.43%) Collaborative Working
9 29 (20.71%) Microservices
9 29 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (19.29%) Scrum
12 26 (18.57%) Exploratory Testing
13 25 (17.86%) OO
14 23 (16.43%) Asset Management
14 23 (16.43%) Business Analysis
14 23 (16.43%) Wealth Management
15 20 (14.29%) User Stories
16 18 (12.86%) SDET
17 16 (11.43%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (43.57%) Java
2 43 (30.71%) C#
3 38 (27.14%) SQL
4 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.71%) Python
6 12 (8.57%) Ruby
7 11 (7.86%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.00%) Groovy
9 6 (4.29%) C
9 6 (4.29%) C++
10 5 (3.57%) PHP
11 3 (2.14%) Scala
12 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.43%) XQuery
13 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Degree
2 14 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.29%) ISEB
4 3 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.43%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (52.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.14%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (19.29%) Oracle
2 7 (5.00%) Atlassian
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.29%) Virgin Media
4 4 (2.86%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (2.14%) WorldPay
5 3 (2.14%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) Tableau