Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 597 862 935
Rank change year-on-year +265 +73 +221
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 691 361 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 581 324 338
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,350
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +21.43%

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 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +225 644 £47,500 - 102
UK excluding London +221 391 £42,500 +1.19% 72
London +101 291 £60,000 +14.29% 37
North of England +121 177 £40,000 +6.67% 27
South East +69 98 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Yorkshire +83 97 £42,500 +13.33% 16
North West +58 79 £38,500 +10.00% 9
Midlands +9 34 £35,000 +2.19% 13
South West +25 28 £39,000 -22.00% 8
Scotland +2 24 £42,500 -5.56% 3
East Midlands +20 20 £42,000 +19.32% 3
East of England +4 16 £40,000 -11.11% 7
West Midlands +23 14 £31,750 -7.30% 10
Wales +25 11 £31,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £51,000 - 2
North East - 1 £21,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 639 (92.47%) Test Automation
2 497 (71.92%) Selenium
3 481 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
4 424 (61.36%) Java
5 370 (53.55%) QA
6 314 (45.44%) BDD
7 296 (42.84%) Cucumber
8 243 (35.17%) C#
9 228 (33.00%) SQL
10 218 (31.55%) SoapUI
11 216 (31.26%) TDD
12 187 (27.06%) WebDriver
13 171 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
14 168 (24.31%) SDET
15 166 (24.02%) JIRA
16 165 (23.88%) Jenkins
17 164 (23.73%) Test Scripting
18 149 (21.56%) Scrum
19 140 (20.26%) Web Services
20 137 (19.83%) Finance
21 129 (18.67%) Python
21 129 (18.67%) Gherkin
22 125 (18.09%) REST
23 116 (16.79%) Software Testing
24 115 (16.64%) JavaScript
25 106 (15.34%) Manual Testing
26 104 (15.05%) Ruby
27 102 (14.76%) Git (software)
28 99 (14.33%) SpecFlow
29 96 (13.89%) JUnit

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 54 (7.81%) Confluence
2 26 (3.76%) IIS
3 11 (1.59%) Ethereum
4 8 (1.16%) CMS
5 5 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (0.72%) Drupal
6 2 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.46%) BrowserStack
3 17 (2.46%) SaaS
4 15 (2.17%) GitHub
5 10 (1.45%) DigitalOcean
5 10 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.43%) Runscope
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.87%) Internet
2 5 (0.72%) HTTP
3 3 (0.43%) DVB
3 3 (0.43%) Skype
4 2 (0.29%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.14%) VoIP
5 1 (0.14%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.04%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.03%) Blockchain
4 13 (1.88%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.16%) Big Data
6 6 (0.87%) MySQL
6 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.14%) GIS
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 497 (71.92%) Selenium
2 296 (42.84%) Cucumber
3 218 (31.55%) SoapUI
4 187 (27.06%) WebDriver
5 166 (24.02%) JIRA
6 165 (23.88%) Jenkins
7 102 (14.76%) Git (software)
8 99 (14.33%) SpecFlow
9 96 (13.89%) JUnit
10 64 (9.26%) Maven
11 53 (7.67%) TeamCity
12 45 (6.51%) NUnit
13 38 (5.50%) Appium
13 38 (5.50%) JMeter
14 31 (4.49%) Gatling
15 26 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (3.18%) Visual Studio
17 19 (2.75%) Protractor
18 17 (2.46%) Jasmine
18 17 (2.46%) TestNG
General
1 137 (19.83%) Finance
2 41 (5.93%) Games
3 39 (5.64%) Retail
4 28 (4.05%) Banking
5 26 (3.76%) Marketing
6 13 (1.88%) Advertising
6 13 (1.88%) Law
7 11 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.16%) Electronics
9 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 181 (26.19%) Test Engineer
2 155 (22.43%) Developer
2 155 (22.43%) QA Engineer
3 144 (20.84%) Analyst
3 144 (20.84%) Developer in Test
4 135 (19.54%) Tester
5 119 (17.22%) Test Analyst
6 102 (14.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 95 (13.75%) Automation Tester
8 86 (12.45%) QA Automation Engineer
9 71 (10.27%) Software Developer
10 70 (10.13%) Software Test Engineer
11 59 (8.54%) QA Tester
11 59 (8.54%) Software Engineer
12 53 (7.67%) QA Analyst
13 52 (7.53%) Automation Test Analyst
14 50 (7.24%) Development Engineer
15 49 (7.09%) Software Development Engineer
15 49 (7.09%) Test Development Engineer
16 47 (6.80%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (20.26%) Web Services
2 129 (18.67%) Gherkin
3 125 (18.09%) REST
4 91 (13.17%) .NET
5 87 (12.59%) SOAP
6 68 (9.84%) XML
7 63 (9.12%) RESTful
8 60 (8.68%) JSON
9 47 (6.80%) HTML
10 45 (6.51%) ASP.NET
11 44 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (3.76%) CSS
13 15 (2.17%) Node.js
14 10 (1.45%) jQuery
14 10 (1.45%) React
15 9 (1.30%) HTML5
16 8 (1.16%) AngularJS
16 8 (1.16%) J2EE
17 7 (1.01%) WebdriverIO
18 5 (0.72%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.16%) Mobile App
2 53 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (5.50%) Fintech
5 26 (3.76%) User Experience
6 22 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.45%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.87%) Video on Demand
9 6 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.72%) NHS
11 4 (0.58%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.43%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.43%) MPEG
12 3 (0.43%) Smart City
13 1 (0.14%) Digital TV
13 1 (0.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.13%) Windows
2 50 (7.24%) Linux
3 28 (4.05%) Android
4 24 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.04%) Unix
6 7 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (92.47%) Test Automation
2 481 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (45.44%) BDD
4 216 (31.26%) TDD
5 171 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
6 168 (24.31%) SDET
7 164 (23.73%) Test Scripting
8 149 (21.56%) Scrum
9 116 (16.79%) Software Testing
10 106 (15.34%) Manual Testing
11 81 (11.72%) Open Source
12 72 (10.42%) SDLC
12 72 (10.42%) User Stories
13 71 (10.27%) Test Strategy
14 63 (9.12%) Functional Testing
15 60 (8.68%) Regression Testing
16 59 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
17 57 (8.25%) Kanban
17 57 (8.25%) Mentoring
17 57 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 424 (61.36%) Java
2 243 (35.17%) C#
3 228 (33.00%) SQL
4 129 (18.67%) Python
5 115 (16.64%) JavaScript
6 104 (15.05%) Ruby
7 31 (4.49%) PowerShell
8 19 (2.75%) Go
9 18 (2.60%) Groovy
10 16 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.74%) C
11 12 (1.74%) PHP
12 10 (1.45%) C++
13 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.72%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.72%) VBScript
14 4 (0.58%) Java 8
14 4 (0.58%) Scala
15 1 (0.14%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.14%) F#
Qualifications
1 58 (8.39%) Degree
2 44 (6.37%) ISTQB
3 41 (5.93%) ISEB
4 19 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.58%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.29%) OSCP
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
8 1 (0.14%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (0.14%) GPEN
8 1 (0.14%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.14%) GXPN
8 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.14%) SANS
8 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (53.55%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) WCAG
3 2 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (3.76%) Docker
2 25 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.72%) Ansible
2 5 (0.72%) HP ALM
2 5 (0.72%) Terraform
2 5 (0.72%) WMI
3 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (3.62%) Microsoft
2 20 (2.89%) Google
3 19 (2.75%) Oracle
4 13 (1.88%) Capita
5 11 (1.59%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.30%) HP
6 9 (1.30%) Talend
7 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.72%) SAP
9 4 (0.58%) VMware
10 3 (0.43%) RedGate
10 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.29%) Splunk
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.14%) Software AG
12 1 (0.14%) webMethods