Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 498 647
Rank change year-on-year +43 +149 +248
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 483 792 650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.55% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 411 622 588
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.10%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 81,299 132,389 159,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.25% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 64,463 103,632 128,608
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for API Testing in the UK

API Testing
Top 17 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 2 June 2020. 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 +19 439 £50,000 - 22
UK excluding London +83 272 £42,500 - 22
London 0 203 £60,000 +7.14% 3
North of England +33 96 £40,000 - 12
South East +151 76 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Yorkshire +60 72 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Midlands +89 26 £42,500 +13.33% 2
South West +70 21 £37,500 -25.00%
North West +35 21 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +52 18 £45,000 -2.70% 3
East of England +29 17 £38,750 -48.33% 2
West Midlands +72 16 £42,500 +30.77%
Wales - 14 £45,000 -
Work from Home -17 12 £45,000 -30.77% 6
East Midlands +55 10 £40,000 -2.44% 2
Northern Ireland +20 4 £36,875 -1.67%
North East +8 3 £41,250 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 417 (86.34%) Test Automation
2 352 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (61.49%) Selenium
4 200 (41.41%) Java
5 196 (40.58%) QA
6 186 (38.51%) C#
7 130 (26.92%) Cucumber
8 128 (26.50%) SQL
9 123 (25.47%) BDD
10 119 (24.64%) Postman
11 116 (24.02%) SoapUI
12 107 (22.15%) Finance
13 106 (21.95%) WebDriver
14 105 (21.74%) DevOps
15 98 (20.29%) JIRA
16 94 (19.46%) JavaScript
17 84 (17.39%) Scrum
17 84 (17.39%) TDD
18 82 (16.98%) Jenkins
19 81 (16.77%) Test Strategy
19 81 (16.77%) Azure
19 81 (16.77%) RESTful
19 81 (16.77%) JMeter
20 79 (16.36%) Performance Testing
21 76 (15.73%) SpecFlow
22 74 (15.32%) SDET
23 73 (15.11%) Test Scripting
24 69 (14.29%) Microsoft
25 68 (14.08%) Manual Testing
26 65 (13.46%) 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 22 (4.55%) Confluence
2 17 (3.52%) Apache
3 4 (0.83%) Apache Solr
3 4 (0.83%) nginx
4 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.21%) Mule
5 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (16.77%) Azure
2 55 (11.39%) AWS
3 19 (3.93%) SaaS
4 13 (2.69%) BrowserStack
5 11 (2.28%) GitHub
6 7 (1.45%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (1.45%) Serverless
7 6 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.83%) Trello
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.62%) AWS IoT
10 2 (0.41%) Firebase
10 2 (0.41%) IaaS
10 2 (0.41%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.21%) GCP
11 1 (0.21%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.45%) HTTP
2 4 (0.83%) DNS
2 4 (0.83%) Extranet
2 4 (0.83%) Intranet
2 4 (0.83%) WebEx
2 4 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.62%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.62%) Wireshark
3 3 (0.62%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.21%) PBX
4 1 (0.21%) RTP
4 1 (0.21%) STUN
4 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.31%) MarkLogic
5 14 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.28%) MySQL
8 9 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.45%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.83%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.83%) Redis
12 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.41%) Power BI
12 2 (0.41%) SQLite
13 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 297 (61.49%) Selenium
2 130 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 119 (24.64%) Postman
4 116 (24.02%) SoapUI
5 106 (21.95%) WebDriver
6 98 (20.29%) JIRA
7 82 (16.98%) Jenkins
8 81 (16.77%) JMeter
9 76 (15.73%) SpecFlow
10 47 (9.73%) REST Assured
11 46 (9.52%) Maven
12 37 (7.66%) JUnit
13 34 (7.04%) Git (software)
14 25 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (4.76%) Gradle
16 22 (4.55%) TestNG
17 20 (4.14%) Appium
17 20 (4.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (3.73%) Cypress.io
19 11 (2.28%) Zephyr
General
1 107 (22.15%) Finance
2 16 (3.31%) Retail
3 15 (3.11%) Banking
3 15 (3.11%) Marketing
4 10 (2.07%) Law
5 9 (1.86%) Games
6 6 (1.24%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Back Office
7 5 (1.04%) Police
7 5 (1.04%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.83%) Front Office
8 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (24.64%) Tester
2 118 (24.43%) Test Engineer
3 82 (16.98%) Analyst
4 72 (14.91%) Automation Tester
5 67 (13.87%) Test Analyst
6 62 (12.84%) Developer
6 62 (12.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 44 (9.11%) QA Engineer
8 36 (7.45%) Developer in Test
8 36 (7.45%) Senior Test Engineer
9 35 (7.25%) Test Leader
10 32 (6.63%) QA Tester
11 29 (6.00%) Software Engineer
12 27 (5.59%) Software Developer
13 26 (5.38%) Software Test Engineer
14 25 (5.18%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
15 24 (4.97%) Software Tester
16 21 (4.35%) Senior Tester
17 19 (3.93%) QA Analyst
17 19 (3.93%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.77%) RESTful
2 65 (13.46%) Web Services
3 55 (11.39%) REST
4 45 (9.32%) .NET
5 39 (8.07%) CSS
5 39 (8.07%) XML
6 33 (6.83%) SOAP
7 31 (6.42%) Gherkin
8 29 (6.00%) Spring
9 24 (4.97%) jQuery
10 21 (4.35%) Ajax
10 21 (4.35%) Spring Boot
11 18 (3.73%) HTML
12 16 (3.31%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.31%) Apache POI
12 16 (3.31%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.31%) Spring Cloud
12 16 (3.31%) Spring Security
12 16 (3.31%) WCF
13 14 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.07%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.31%) Data Structures
4 13 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.28%) User Experience
6 6 (1.24%) Life Science
6 6 (1.24%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.62%) LIMS
8 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.41%) EPoS
9 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.41%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.80%) Android
1 28 (5.80%) Apple iOS
2 19 (3.93%) Linux
3 13 (2.69%) Windows
4 7 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (86.34%) Test Automation
2 352 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (25.47%) BDD
4 105 (21.74%) DevOps
5 84 (17.39%) Scrum
5 84 (17.39%) TDD
6 81 (16.77%) Test Strategy
7 79 (16.36%) Performance Testing
8 74 (15.32%) SDET
9 73 (15.11%) Test Scripting
10 68 (14.08%) Manual Testing
11 65 (13.46%) Software Testing
12 64 (13.25%) SDLC
13 59 (12.22%) Regression Testing
14 57 (11.80%) Microservices
15 56 (11.59%) Functional Testing
16 52 (10.77%) Fintech
17 51 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
19 40 (8.28%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (41.41%) Java
2 186 (38.51%) C#
3 128 (26.50%) SQL
4 94 (19.46%) JavaScript
5 49 (10.14%) Python
6 30 (6.21%) Ruby
7 15 (3.11%) Groovy
8 12 (2.48%) PHP
9 8 (1.66%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.66%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.66%) Scala
10 7 (1.45%) Java 8
11 6 (1.24%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.83%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.83%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.62%) C++
13 3 (0.62%) Perl
13 3 (0.62%) VB
13 3 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (9.73%) ISTQB
2 39 (8.07%) Degree
3 19 (3.93%) ISEB
4 18 (3.73%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CEH
8 1 (0.21%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (40.58%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (6.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (4.14%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.83%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.62%) Terraform
4 2 (0.41%) Kibana
4 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 69 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.55%) Oracle
3 5 (1.04%) HP
3 5 (1.04%) Tableau
4 4 (0.83%) Cognizant
4 4 (0.83%) SAP
4 4 (0.83%) Splunk
5 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.41%) IBM
6 2 (0.41%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.21%) Google
7 1 (0.21%) hybris
7 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com