Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 723 851 1077
Rank change year-on-year +128 +226 -6
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 501 369 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 443 320 200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,550 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,875 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -9.38%

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 161113 164519 190756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.48% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127955 136397 157836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +144 487 £50,000 +11.11% 37
London +70 291 £55,000 +12.82% 19
UK excluding London +82 205 £45,000 +12.50% 20
North of England +24 65 £37,500 - 8
East of England +12 48 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South East +65 45 £56,250 +25.00% 2
North West -11 32 £37,500 - 5
Yorkshire +26 29 £40,000 +3.90% 3
Midlands +42 26 £40,000 +6.67% 3
East Midlands +20 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South West +22 14 £35,000 +27.27% 3
West Midlands +23 11 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Scotland -24 8 £39,750 -11.67%
North East - 4 £27,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for API Testing.

1 440 (87.82%) Test Automation
2 358 (71.46%) Agile Software Development
3 312 (62.28%) Selenium
4 286 (57.09%) QA
5 248 (49.50%) Java
6 210 (41.92%) Cucumber
7 203 (40.52%) BDD
8 175 (34.93%) WebDriver
9 152 (30.34%) Scrum
10 129 (25.75%) Finance
11 127 (25.35%) TDD
12 126 (25.15%) Jenkins
13 121 (24.15%) C#
14 114 (22.75%) JIRA
15 108 (21.56%) SQL
15 108 (21.56%) Web Services
16 103 (20.56%) REST
17 94 (18.76%) Continuous Integration
18 89 (17.76%) SoapUI
19 88 (17.56%) Git (software)
20 87 (17.37%) Gherkin
21 86 (17.17%) SDET
22 85 (16.97%) JUnit
23 79 (15.77%) SOAP
24 76 (15.17%) Ruby
25 75 (14.97%) Software Engineering
26 73 (14.57%) Exploratory Testing
27 72 (14.37%) JavaScript
28 69 (13.77%) Test Strategy
29 68 (13.57%) Python

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 41 (8.18%) Confluence
2 5 (1.00%) Drupal
2 5 (1.00%) IIS
2 5 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.20%) BrowserStack
3 11 (2.20%) GitHub
4 8 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.80%) SaaS
5 4 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (0.60%) npm
7 2 (0.40%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.39%) Internet
2 7 (1.40%) HTTP
3 4 (0.80%) DVB
3 4 (0.80%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.80%) WinSCP
3 4 (0.80%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.40%) Skype
5 2 (0.40%) SSL
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.40%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.20%) Big Data
5 5 (1.00%) Blockchain
5 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.60%) DB2
7 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.40%) MySQL
8 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 312 (62.28%) Selenium
2 210 (41.92%) Cucumber
3 175 (34.93%) WebDriver
4 126 (25.15%) Jenkins
5 114 (22.75%) JIRA
6 89 (17.76%) SoapUI
7 88 (17.56%) Git (software)
8 85 (16.97%) JUnit
9 62 (12.38%) SpecFlow
10 59 (11.78%) JMeter
11 39 (7.78%) TestNG
12 36 (7.19%) Appium
13 35 (6.99%) Calabash
14 34 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (6.59%) NUnit
16 28 (5.59%) Maven
16 28 (5.59%) Visual Studio
17 27 (5.39%) JBehave
18 24 (4.79%) TeamCity
19 18 (3.59%) Fiddler
General
1 129 (25.75%) Finance
2 41 (8.18%) Retail
3 28 (5.59%) Banking
4 15 (2.99%) Games
5 9 (1.80%) Marketing
5 9 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.80%) Law
8 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.40%) Automotive
9 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 148 (29.54%) Tester
2 97 (19.36%) Test Engineer
3 88 (17.56%) QA Engineer
4 79 (15.77%) Automation Tester
5 78 (15.57%) Analyst
6 66 (13.17%) Developer
7 65 (12.97%) Test Analyst
8 64 (12.77%) QA Tester
9 52 (10.38%) Test Automation Engineer
10 48 (9.58%) Developer in Test
11 47 (9.38%) Java Engineer
11 47 (9.38%) Senior Tester
12 40 (7.98%) QA Automation Engineer
13 37 (7.39%) QA Analyst
14 34 (6.79%) Software Test Engineer
15 32 (6.39%) Automation Engineer
16 31 (6.19%) Software Tester
17 30 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
18 29 (5.79%) Selenium Tester
18 29 (5.79%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (21.56%) Web Services
2 103 (20.56%) REST
3 87 (17.37%) Gherkin
4 79 (15.77%) SOAP
5 64 (12.77%) RESTful
6 62 (12.38%) XML
7 39 (7.78%) JSON
8 35 (6.99%) .NET
9 25 (4.99%) HTML
10 14 (2.79%) CSS
11 13 (2.59%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (2.59%) Spring
12 10 (2.00%) Node.js
12 10 (2.00%) PowerMock
12 10 (2.00%) WireMock
13 7 (1.40%) pytest
14 6 (1.20%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.20%) HTML5
14 6 (1.20%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.18%) Mobile App
3 39 (7.78%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.59%) Fintech
5 17 (3.39%) User Experience
6 16 (3.19%) RIA
7 11 (2.20%) BBC
7 11 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.80%) IPTV
12 4 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.80%) STB
13 3 (0.60%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.40%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.39%) Apple iOS
1 37 (7.39%) Unix
2 32 (6.39%) Android
3 29 (5.79%) Linux
4 26 (5.19%) Windows
5 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.60%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (87.82%) Test Automation
2 358 (71.46%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (40.52%) BDD
4 152 (30.34%) Scrum
5 127 (25.35%) TDD
6 94 (18.76%) Continuous Integration
7 86 (17.17%) SDET
8 75 (14.97%) Software Engineering
9 73 (14.57%) Exploratory Testing
10 69 (13.77%) Test Strategy
11 65 (12.97%) E-Commerce
12 62 (12.38%) Functional Testing
12 62 (12.38%) Software Testing
13 59 (11.78%) Regression Testing
14 56 (11.18%) QA Automation
15 53 (10.58%) Manual Testing
16 49 (9.78%) Performance Testing
16 49 (9.78%) User Stories
17 47 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
18 45 (8.98%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 248 (49.50%) Java
2 121 (24.15%) C#
3 108 (21.56%) SQL
4 76 (15.17%) Ruby
5 72 (14.37%) JavaScript
6 68 (13.57%) Python
7 40 (7.98%) Groovy
8 15 (2.99%) PHP
9 9 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.20%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.20%) Perl
11 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.80%) F#
12 4 (0.80%) Scala
13 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.40%) Go
14 2 (0.40%) REXX
14 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.40%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 62 (12.38%) ISTQB
2 60 (11.98%) Degree
3 37 (7.39%) ISEB
4 31 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (4.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.40%) PMP
8 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (57.09%) QA
2 16 (3.19%) ISO 20022
2 16 (3.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (2.00%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) vSphere
2 4 (0.80%) Xen
3 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.80%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 28 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.79%) HP
3 13 (2.59%) Google
4 12 (2.40%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.40%) Oracle
5 8 (1.60%) Capita
5 8 (1.60%) Talend
6 7 (1.40%) Virgin Media
7 6 (1.20%) IBM
7 6 (1.20%) VMware
8 4 (0.80%) Arqiva
8 4 (0.80%) BT
8 4 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.80%) Software AG
8 4 (0.80%) webMethods
9 3 (0.60%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.60%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.40%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.40%) New Relic