Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 772 879
Rank change year-on-year +201 +107 +255
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 692 435 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 548 379 323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,150
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.05% +23.57%

API 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 148,837 159,663 173,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.05% 91.56% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 118,373 125,920 144,420
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing API Testing over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing API Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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 +164 623 £50,000 - 73
UK excluding London +188 400 £44,000 -2.22% 58
London +66 285 £57,500 +4.55% 28
North of England +153 177 £42,500 +13.33% 21
Yorkshire +86 95 £45,000 +20.00% 12
North West +60 81 £38,000 +1.33% 9
South East +35 71 £60,000 +4.35% 9
Scotland +40 49 £45,000 - 12
Midlands +54 48 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +22 28 £40,000 -0.62% 4
South West +22 22 £38,000 -20.00% 6
West Midlands +38 20 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East of England -9 16 £45,000 - 2
Wales +13 12 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +18 5 £65,000 +30.00%
North East -12 1 £45,000 +63.64%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing API 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 with a requirement for API Testing.

1 641 (92.63%) Test Automation
2 475 (68.64%) Selenium
3 457 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
4 405 (58.53%) Java
5 338 (48.84%) QA
6 296 (42.77%) Cucumber
7 292 (42.20%) C#
8 275 (39.74%) BDD
9 237 (34.25%) SQL
10 208 (30.06%) TDD
11 189 (27.31%) WebDriver
12 176 (25.43%) Gherkin
13 173 (25.00%) Jenkins
14 171 (24.71%) Finance
14 171 (24.71%) SoapUI
15 160 (23.12%) Software Testing
15 160 (23.12%) JIRA
16 159 (22.98%) Continuous Integration
17 155 (22.40%) SDET
18 140 (20.23%) Test Scripting
19 139 (20.09%) JavaScript
20 137 (19.80%) REST
21 119 (17.20%) Scrum
21 119 (17.20%) Web Services
22 114 (16.47%) Python
23 113 (16.33%) .NET
23 113 (16.33%) Git (software)
24 112 (16.18%) SpecFlow
25 111 (16.04%) Open Source
26 99 (14.31%) Test Strategy

API 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 53 (7.66%) IIS
2 52 (7.51%) Confluence
3 7 (1.01%) CMS
4 5 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (0.72%) Drupal
5 2 (0.29%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.29%) WordPress
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 92 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.61%) SaaS
4 8 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (1.16%) GitHub
4 8 (1.16%) Serverless
5 7 (1.01%) BrowserStack
6 6 (0.87%) Sauce Labs
7 5 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.43%) G Suite
8 3 (0.43%) Office 365
8 3 (0.43%) Slack
9 2 (0.29%) Runscope
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.16%) HTTP
2 4 (0.58%) DVB
3 2 (0.29%) Skype
3 2 (0.29%) SMS
4 1 (0.14%) Broadband
4 1 (0.14%) DSL
4 1 (0.14%) FTP
4 1 (0.14%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.16%) Big Data
7 7 (1.01%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.29%) MySQL
10 1 (0.14%) DB2
10 1 (0.14%) GIS
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Redis
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 475 (68.64%) Selenium
2 296 (42.77%) Cucumber
3 189 (27.31%) WebDriver
4 173 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 171 (24.71%) SoapUI
6 160 (23.12%) JIRA
7 113 (16.33%) Git (software)
8 112 (16.18%) SpecFlow
9 94 (13.58%) NUnit
10 88 (12.72%) TeamCity
11 71 (10.26%) JUnit
12 66 (9.54%) JMeter
13 54 (7.80%) Maven
14 30 (4.34%) Appium
14 30 (4.34%) Visual Studio
15 25 (3.61%) Zephyr
16 22 (3.18%) Gatling
17 20 (2.89%) Protractor
18 17 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (2.31%) Spock
General
1 171 (24.71%) Finance
2 43 (6.21%) Retail
3 39 (5.64%) Marketing
4 33 (4.77%) Games
5 25 (3.61%) Banking
6 9 (1.30%) Law
7 8 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.01%) Advertising
9 4 (0.58%) Electronics
9 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.43%) Back Office
10 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (27.60%) Test Engineer
2 172 (24.86%) Developer
3 158 (22.83%) Developer in Test
4 153 (22.11%) QA Engineer
5 146 (21.10%) Tester
6 121 (17.49%) Analyst
7 99 (14.31%) Test Analyst
8 95 (13.73%) Test Automation Engineer
9 92 (13.29%) Automation Tester
10 77 (11.13%) Software Developer
11 75 (10.84%) Software Test Engineer
12 68 (9.83%) Java Engineer
13 64 (9.25%) QA Automation Engineer
14 63 (9.10%) QA Tester
14 63 (9.10%) Software Engineer
15 61 (8.82%) Development Engineer
15 61 (8.82%) Test Development Engineer
16 60 (8.67%) Software Development Engineer
17 58 (8.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 52 (7.51%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (25.43%) Gherkin
2 137 (19.80%) REST
3 119 (17.20%) Web Services
4 113 (16.33%) .NET
5 95 (13.73%) JSON
6 93 (13.44%) XML
7 85 (12.28%) SOAP
8 62 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 62 (8.96%) RESTful
9 41 (5.92%) ASP.NET
10 38 (5.49%) HTML
11 18 (2.60%) CSS
12 15 (2.17%) Node.js
13 11 (1.59%) React
14 10 (1.45%) jQuery
15 8 (1.16%) HTML5
15 8 (1.16%) J2EE
15 8 (1.16%) Spring
15 8 (1.16%) Spring Boot
16 6 (0.87%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.80%) Mobile App
2 45 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.92%) Fintech
4 32 (4.62%) User Experience
5 23 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.17%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.87%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.58%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.58%) MPEG
13 4 (0.58%) Tandem
14 3 (0.43%) NHS
15 2 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.29%) Wiki
16 1 (0.14%) Blog
16 1 (0.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 93 (13.44%) Windows
2 44 (6.36%) Linux
3 24 (3.47%) Android
4 20 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.73%) Unix
6 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (92.63%) Test Automation
2 457 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (39.74%) BDD
4 208 (30.06%) TDD
5 160 (23.12%) Software Testing
6 159 (22.98%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (22.40%) SDET
8 140 (20.23%) Test Scripting
9 119 (17.20%) Scrum
10 111 (16.04%) Open Source
11 99 (14.31%) Test Strategy
12 88 (12.72%) Scenario Testing
13 86 (12.43%) OO
14 82 (11.85%) Non-Functional Testing
15 75 (10.84%) User Stories
16 73 (10.55%) Manual Testing
17 70 (10.12%) Functional Testing
18 69 (9.97%) SDLC
19 66 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
20 64 (9.25%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 405 (58.53%) Java
2 292 (42.20%) C#
3 237 (34.25%) SQL
4 139 (20.09%) JavaScript
5 114 (16.47%) Python
6 69 (9.97%) Ruby
7 61 (8.82%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 22 (3.18%) Groovy
10 15 (2.17%) Go
11 14 (2.02%) Scala
12 13 (1.88%) C++
13 8 (1.16%) C
13 8 (1.16%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.01%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.87%) PHP
15 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.72%) VBScript
17 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (11.85%) Degree
2 42 (6.07%) ISTQB
3 36 (5.20%) ISEB
4 12 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.43%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) AAT
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) GPEN
10 1 (0.14%) GWAPT
10 1 (0.14%) GXPN
10 1 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (48.84%) QA
2 8 (1.16%) PMO
3 5 (0.72%) WCAG
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.77%) Docker
3 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.73%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.72%) WMI
4 3 (0.43%) Ansible
4 3 (0.43%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 36 (5.20%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.02%) Oracle
3 11 (1.59%) Talend
4 10 (1.45%) Google
5 8 (1.16%) SAP
6 6 (0.87%) Reuters
6 6 (0.87%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.72%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.58%) HP
9 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.29%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 1 (0.14%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.14%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.14%) Software AG
11 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.14%) Splunk
11 1 (0.14%) Twitter
11 1 (0.14%) VMware
11 1 (0.14%) webMethods