Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 467 590 784
Rank change year-on-year +123 +194 +105
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 825 705 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.43% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.47% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 603 557 368
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £32,675
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -

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 126,716 151,081 160,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.14% 91.79% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 99,622 120,303 126,709
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +142 791 £45,000 -10.00% 84
UK excluding London +75 423 £40,000 -5.88% 71
London +167 391 £55,750 -3.04% 21
North of England +22 196 £40,000 -5.88% 29
Yorkshire +25 126 £40,000 -11.11% 17
South East +52 78 £50,000 -16.67% 14
North West +8 62 £37,000 -2.63% 10
East of England +115 56 £43,000 -4.44% 4
Midlands +33 41 £35,000 -19.54% 13
South West +17 29 £50,000 +32.45% 3
East Midlands +27 28 £35,000 -14.63% 12
Scotland -13 16 £38,250 -23.50% 7
West Midlands +24 13 £33,000 -30.53% 1
North East +27 8 £43,750 -2.78% 2
Wales -1 6 £45,000 +1.12% 1
Northern Ireland -13 1 £37,500 -42.31%

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 673 (81.58%) Test Automation
2 572 (69.33%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (55.52%) Selenium
4 371 (44.97%) QA
5 311 (37.70%) Java
6 280 (33.94%) C#
7 276 (33.45%) BDD
8 247 (29.94%) SQL
9 236 (28.61%) Scrum
10 227 (27.52%) Software Testing
11 222 (26.91%) Cucumber
12 217 (26.30%) WebDriver
13 211 (25.58%) TDD
14 187 (22.67%) JIRA
15 176 (21.33%) Functional Testing
16 169 (20.48%) JavaScript
17 159 (19.27%) Test Strategy
18 157 (19.03%) DevOps
19 153 (18.55%) Finance
20 143 (17.33%) SpecFlow
21 137 (16.61%) Manual Testing
22 132 (16.00%) Test Scripting
22 132 (16.00%) SoapUI
23 129 (15.64%) Jenkins
24 125 (15.15%) SDET
25 124 (15.03%) Gherkin
26 122 (14.79%) Non-Functional Testing
27 114 (13.82%) Python
27 114 (13.82%) REST
28 113 (13.70%) Web Services

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 (6.42%) Confluence
2 31 (3.76%) IIS
3 4 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (0.48%) CMS
3 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (0.48%) WordPress
4 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (1.58%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.27%) Azure
2 75 (9.09%) AWS
3 25 (3.03%) G Suite
3 25 (3.03%) Office 365
4 22 (2.67%) SaaS
5 9 (1.09%) GitHub
6 8 (0.97%) BrowserStack
7 5 (0.61%) CloudBees
8 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.48%) Serverless
9 3 (0.36%) GCP
9 3 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.24%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.12%) Slack
11 1 (0.12%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.21%) HTTP
2 3 (0.36%) DNS
2 3 (0.36%) MPLS
2 3 (0.36%) SNMP
3 2 (0.24%) DSL
3 2 (0.24%) Intranet
3 2 (0.24%) SSH
4 1 (0.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 15 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.45%) MySQL
6 11 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.21%) Redis
8 6 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.61%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.61%) Big Data
9 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.61%) HBase
10 4 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.48%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 458 (55.52%) Selenium
2 222 (26.91%) Cucumber
3 217 (26.30%) WebDriver
4 187 (22.67%) JIRA
5 143 (17.33%) SpecFlow
6 132 (16.00%) SoapUI
7 129 (15.64%) Jenkins
8 92 (11.15%) Git (software)
9 89 (10.79%) JMeter
10 69 (8.36%) TeamCity
11 58 (7.03%) JUnit
11 58 (7.03%) NUnit
12 50 (6.06%) Appium
13 31 (3.76%) Bitbucket Server
14 29 (3.52%) Maven
15 27 (3.27%) Gradle
16 26 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (3.03%) LoadRunner
18 21 (2.55%) Mocha
19 19 (2.30%) Jasmine
General
1 153 (18.55%) Finance
2 101 (12.24%) Retail
3 34 (4.12%) Games
4 27 (3.27%) Marketing
5 24 (2.91%) Law
6 14 (1.70%) Banking
7 7 (0.85%) Legal
7 7 (0.85%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.36%) Back Office
8 3 (0.36%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (22.91%) Test Engineer
2 159 (19.27%) Analyst
3 154 (18.67%) Tester
4 151 (18.30%) Developer
5 120 (14.55%) Developer in Test
6 118 (14.30%) Test Analyst
7 107 (12.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 82 (9.94%) QA Engineer
9 69 (8.36%) Test Manager
10 66 (8.00%) Automation Tester
11 63 (7.64%) Software Developer
11 63 (7.64%) Test Leader
12 49 (5.94%) Senior Tester
13 46 (5.58%) QA Analyst
13 46 (5.58%) Senior Developer
13 46 (5.58%) Senior Test Engineer
14 45 (5.45%) Software Tester
15 42 (5.09%) Test Automation Developer
16 39 (4.73%) Agile Test Manager
17 37 (4.48%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (15.03%) Gherkin
2 114 (13.82%) REST
3 113 (13.70%) Web Services
4 105 (12.73%) .NET
5 77 (9.33%) SOAP
6 67 (8.12%) JSON
7 63 (7.64%) RESTful
8 57 (6.91%) XML
9 50 (6.06%) ASP.NET
10 36 (4.36%) HTML
11 35 (4.24%) Kafka
11 35 (4.24%) Swagger
12 34 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 34 (4.12%) WebdriverIO
13 32 (3.88%) CSS
13 32 (3.88%) Node.js
14 24 (2.91%) jQuery
15 23 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (2.79%) Spring
16 19 (2.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 44 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.76%) Virtual Team
5 29 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 29 (3.52%) Data Structures
6 22 (2.67%) User Experience
7 18 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
8 12 (1.45%) Wiki
9 10 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.73%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.73%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.73%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.61%) Blog
12 5 (0.61%) Life Science
12 5 (0.61%) Online Games
12 5 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.36%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.09%) Windows
2 53 (6.42%) Linux
3 41 (4.97%) Android
4 40 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.30%) Unix
6 6 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (81.58%) Test Automation
2 572 (69.33%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (33.45%) BDD
4 236 (28.61%) Scrum
5 227 (27.52%) Software Testing
6 211 (25.58%) TDD
7 176 (21.33%) Functional Testing
8 159 (19.27%) Test Strategy
9 157 (19.03%) DevOps
10 137 (16.61%) Manual Testing
11 132 (16.00%) Test Scripting
12 125 (15.15%) SDET
13 122 (14.79%) Non-Functional Testing
14 110 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
15 95 (11.52%) Open Source
16 85 (10.30%) Mentoring
17 83 (10.06%) User Stories
18 81 (9.82%) Performance Testing
19 74 (8.97%) Microservices
19 74 (8.97%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 311 (37.70%) Java
2 280 (33.94%) C#
3 247 (29.94%) SQL
4 169 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 114 (13.82%) Python
6 35 (4.24%) Ruby
7 32 (3.88%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.06%) PHP
9 14 (1.70%) Kotlin
9 14 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.45%) Groovy
11 9 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.09%) ES6
11 9 (1.09%) ES7
11 9 (1.09%) ES8
12 8 (0.97%) Java 8
13 7 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.73%) C
14 6 (0.73%) C++
14 6 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (11.88%) ISTQB
2 75 (9.09%) ISEB
3 67 (8.12%) Degree
4 59 (7.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.12%) GPEN
9 1 (0.12%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.12%) GXPN
9 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (44.97%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.24%) GDPR
3 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.12%) NIST
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (6.30%) Docker
2 31 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 34 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.21%) Marathon
3 10 (1.21%) Mesos
4 5 (0.61%) Puppet
4 5 (0.61%) Rancher
5 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.12%) Kibana
5 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 53 (6.42%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.09%) WorldPay
3 32 (3.88%) Google
4 28 (3.39%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 18 (2.18%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.21%) Apple
7 9 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (0.85%) HP
9 6 (0.73%) hybris
9 6 (0.73%) Splunk
10 5 (0.61%) Adobe
10 5 (0.61%) Oracle
11 4 (0.48%) SAP
11 4 (0.48%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.36%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.24%) ATG
13 2 (0.24%) Facebook
13 2 (0.24%) IBM
13 2 (0.24%) Informatica
14 1 (0.12%) Twitter