Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 354 455 532
Rank change year-on-year +101 +77 +193
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 526 778 766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.67% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 535 642 624
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.85% -8.89% +5.88%

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 60,537 115,699 139,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.41% 92.09% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 48,778 92,707 111,320
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,138 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.20% +2.53% -

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing API Testing over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Salary histogram for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Top 15 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 28 January 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
England +78 465 £55,000 +22.22% 42
UK excluding London +72 256 £47,500 +15.85% 26
London +125 253 £62,000 +7.83% 20
South East +151 93 £50,000 - 5
North of England -3 70 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Work from Home -40 66 £50,000 -20.00% 14
Scotland +56 42 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -36 34 £45,000 +12.50% 7
North West +73 29 £45,000 +20.00% 5
South West +75 25 £43,250 +8.13% 1
Midlands +35 24 £47,500 +35.71% 2
West Midlands +53 17 £47,500 +37.68% 2
North East +20 7 £32,500 -11.01%
East Midlands +24 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 395 (75.10%) Test Automation
2 298 (56.65%) Selenium
3 266 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (48.67%) QA
5 248 (47.15%) Java
6 192 (36.50%) C#
7 162 (30.80%) JavaScript
8 157 (29.85%) SDET
9 154 (29.28%) Postman
10 153 (29.09%) Cucumber
11 135 (25.67%) Azure
12 129 (24.52%) DevOps
13 126 (23.95%) Jenkins
14 109 (20.72%) SQL
15 105 (19.96%) BDD
16 90 (17.11%) Finance
17 89 (16.92%) AWS
18 86 (16.35%) JIRA
19 80 (15.21%) .NET
20 78 (14.83%) Python
20 78 (14.83%) REST
21 77 (14.64%) Appium
22 76 (14.45%) TDD
22 76 (14.45%) Test Scripting
23 74 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
23 74 (14.07%) WebDriver
24 71 (13.50%) Performance Testing
25 64 (12.17%) Docker
26 62 (11.79%) Mobile App
27 61 (11.60%) 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 20 (3.80%) Confluence
2 7 (1.33%) nginx
3 5 (0.95%) Apache Solr
4 4 (0.76%) IIS
5 2 (0.38%) Camunda
5 2 (0.38%) Drupal
5 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.19%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 135 (25.67%) Azure
2 89 (16.92%) AWS
3 38 (7.22%) SaaS
4 24 (4.56%) BrowserStack
5 21 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (3.23%) Serverless
7 14 (2.66%) Amazon Kinesis
7 14 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (2.47%) GitHub
9 7 (1.33%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.57%) GCP
10 3 (0.57%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.38%) npm
11 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.38%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.71%) Wireless
2 8 (1.52%) HTTP
3 4 (0.76%) Intranet
4 2 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) PBX
5 1 (0.19%) RTP
5 1 (0.19%) STUN
5 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.80%) NoSQL
3 15 (2.85%) MongoDB
3 15 (2.85%) MySQL
4 11 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.95%) Big Data
7 5 (0.95%) Couchbase
7 5 (0.95%) Redis
8 4 (0.76%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.38%) Power BI
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 298 (56.65%) Selenium
2 154 (29.28%) Postman
3 153 (29.09%) Cucumber
4 126 (23.95%) Jenkins
5 86 (16.35%) JIRA
6 77 (14.64%) Appium
7 74 (14.07%) WebDriver
8 51 (9.70%) SoapUI
9 47 (8.94%) SpecFlow
10 45 (8.56%) Git (software)
11 40 (7.60%) Cypress.io
12 35 (6.65%) JMeter
13 28 (5.32%) Maven
14 27 (5.13%) REST Assured
15 19 (3.61%) JUnit
16 16 (3.04%) TestRail
17 15 (2.85%) Protractor
17 15 (2.85%) TeamCity
17 15 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (2.28%) TestCafe
General
1 90 (17.11%) Finance
2 15 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (2.09%) Games
4 8 (1.52%) Marketing
4 8 (1.52%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.14%) Banking
5 6 (1.14%) Brand Awareness
6 5 (0.95%) Back Office
7 4 (0.76%) Front Office
8 3 (0.57%) Electronics
8 3 (0.57%) Retail
8 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 139 (26.43%) Tester
2 87 (16.54%) Automation Tester
3 77 (14.64%) Test Engineer
4 73 (13.88%) Developer
5 55 (10.46%) QA Engineer
6 49 (9.32%) Analyst
7 47 (8.94%) Test Analyst
8 42 (7.98%) Developer in Test
9 37 (7.03%) Test Automation Engineer
10 34 (6.46%) QA Leader
11 33 (6.27%) Software Developer
11 33 (6.27%) Software Engineer
12 32 (6.08%) Automation Test Analyst
13 28 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
14 27 (5.13%) Automation Test Lead
14 27 (5.13%) Test Leader
15 21 (3.99%) QA Tester
15 21 (3.99%) Software Tester
16 20 (3.80%) Java Automation Tester
16 20 (3.80%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.21%) .NET
2 78 (14.83%) REST
3 47 (8.94%) RESTful
4 40 (7.60%) CSS
5 37 (7.03%) .NET Core
6 36 (6.84%) React
7 32 (6.08%) XML
8 31 (5.89%) jQuery
9 29 (5.51%) AngularJS
10 28 (5.32%) Node.js
10 28 (5.32%) SOAP
11 27 (5.13%) Gherkin
12 25 (4.75%) Ajax
12 25 (4.75%) ASP.NET
13 24 (4.56%) HTML
14 23 (4.37%) Web Services
15 22 (4.18%) JSON
16 16 (3.04%) .NET Framework
16 16 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (3.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.79%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.47%) STB
5 10 (1.90%) Video on Demand
6 9 (1.71%) User Experience
7 7 (1.33%) LIMS
8 5 (0.95%) Mobile Games
9 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.57%) Wiki
10 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.19%) Derivative
11 1 (0.19%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.19%) Equities
11 1 (0.19%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.19%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.60%) Android
1 40 (7.60%) Apple iOS
2 14 (2.66%) Windows
3 12 (2.28%) Linux
4 9 (1.71%) Unix
5 4 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (75.10%) Test Automation
2 266 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (29.85%) SDET
4 129 (24.52%) DevOps
5 105 (19.96%) BDD
6 76 (14.45%) TDD
6 76 (14.45%) Test Scripting
7 74 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (13.50%) Performance Testing
9 61 (11.60%) Test Strategy
10 59 (11.22%) Microservices
11 58 (11.03%) Manual Testing
11 58 (11.03%) Scrum
12 53 (10.08%) SDLC
13 50 (9.51%) Regression Testing
14 49 (9.32%) Non-Functional Testing
15 46 (8.75%) Fintech
16 45 (8.56%) Software Engineering
17 44 (8.37%) Mentoring
17 44 (8.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 248 (47.15%) Java
2 192 (36.50%) C#
3 162 (30.80%) JavaScript
4 109 (20.72%) SQL
5 78 (14.83%) Python
6 11 (2.09%) PHP
7 10 (1.90%) Scala
8 9 (1.71%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.52%) C
9 8 (1.52%) F#
9 8 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.14%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.14%) Ruby
11 5 (0.95%) Go
12 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.57%) ES6
14 2 (0.38%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.38%) Java 8
14 2 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (7.79%) ISTQB
2 35 (6.65%) Degree
3 33 (6.27%) ISEB
4 12 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.90%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.71%) CISM
6 9 (1.71%) CISSP
6 9 (1.71%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (48.67%) QA
2 10 (1.90%) GDPR
3 9 (1.71%) NIST
4 3 (0.57%) PMO
5 2 (0.38%) NCSC
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (12.17%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.76%) Terraform
3 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.38%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 41 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.47%) Oracle
3 7 (1.33%) Xamarin
4 6 (1.14%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.76%) Google
5 4 (0.76%) SAP
6 3 (0.57%) Spotify
7 2 (0.38%) Axosoft
7 2 (0.38%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.38%) Perfecto Mobile
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.38%) Splunk
8 1 (0.19%) Apple
8 1 (0.19%) HP
8 1 (0.19%) Sybase
8 1 (0.19%) webMethods