API Testing
UK

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 25 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
25 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 529 531 411
Rank change year-on-year +2 -120 -20
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 304 601 1,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.54% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.57% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 277 502 771
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £102,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.96%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,926 105,830 132,995
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.75% 95.54% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,154 63,991 81,751
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.80% +7.29%

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 25 February 2024.

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 25 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +3 273 £70,000 +3.70% 57
London +18 177 £90,000 +28.57% 19
Work from Home +3 177 £75,000 +15.38% 39
UK excluding London +14 105 £50,000 -4.76% 36
South East +56 36 £50,000 - 12
Midlands +47 15 £47,500 -13.64% 9
North of England +48 14 £55,000 - 5
South West +5 12 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Wales +11 11 £32,603 -45.66% 2
Scotland -26 10 £36,000 -15.29%
East Midlands +4 9 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire +99 6 £47,500 -13.64% 1
West Midlands +68 6 £39,000 -29.09% 7
East of England +48 6 £45,000 -28.00% 2
North West +18 6 £64,584 +7.64% 4
North East +5 2 £60,000 +8.11%
Northern Ireland - 1 £80,000 -

API Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (3.95%) Apache
2 9 (2.96%) Confluence
3 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 90 (29.61%) Azure
2 68 (22.37%) SaaS
3 58 (19.08%) Azure DevOps
4 24 (7.89%) Serverless
5 23 (7.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 22 (7.24%) Azure Service Bus
7 21 (6.91%) Azure API Management
7 21 (6.91%) Azure Functions
8 19 (6.25%) Azure Logic Apps
9 17 (5.59%) AWS
9 17 (5.59%) GitHub
10 9 (2.96%) Entra ID
11 7 (2.30%) GitHub Actions
12 5 (1.64%) IaaS
13 4 (1.32%) GCP
14 3 (0.99%) Azure Key Vault
14 3 (0.99%) Azure Monitor
14 3 (0.99%) Azure Storage
14 3 (0.99%) Google Kubernetes Engine
14 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.63%) HTTP
2 4 (1.32%) PuTTY
2 4 (1.32%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.33%) DSL
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) Multicast
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.64%) Redis
2 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.32%) MySQL
3 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.33%) Delta Lake
5 1 (0.33%) GIS
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 175 (57.57%) Postman
2 158 (51.97%) Selenium
3 148 (48.68%) Cucumber
4 120 (39.47%) Jenkins
5 64 (21.05%) Cypress.io
6 39 (12.83%) JIRA
7 36 (11.84%) SpecFlow
8 30 (9.87%) JMeter
9 26 (8.55%) Git
9 26 (8.55%) REST Assured
10 24 (7.89%) JUnit
10 24 (7.89%) SoapUI
11 22 (7.24%) WebDriver
12 20 (6.58%) Gatling
13 17 (5.59%) TestNG
14 16 (5.26%) TeamCity
15 13 (4.28%) Visual Studio
16 11 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (2.96%) Appium
18 8 (2.63%) GitLab
General
1 62 (20.39%) Social Skills
2 25 (8.22%) Finance
3 20 (6.58%) Public Sector
4 18 (5.92%) Presentation Skills
5 13 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.29%) Tech for Good
7 9 (2.96%) Retail
8 8 (2.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 7 (2.30%) Law
10 4 (1.32%) Health Technology
10 4 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.99%) Marketing
11 3 (0.99%) Publishing
12 2 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.66%) Legal
12 2 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) Games
13 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (21.05%) Lead
2 53 (17.43%) Senior
3 50 (16.45%) QA Engineer
4 45 (14.80%) Tester
5 35 (11.51%) Developer
6 30 (9.87%) Test Engineer
7 28 (9.21%) Automation Tester
8 23 (7.57%) Azure Developer
9 20 (6.58%) C# Developer
10 17 (5.59%) QA Automation Engineer
11 16 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
11 16 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.95%) QA Leader
13 11 (3.62%) QA Tester
14 10 (3.29%) Analyst
14 10 (3.29%) Test Manager
15 9 (2.96%) QA Manager
16 7 (2.30%) Python Engineer
17 6 (1.97%) QA Automation Tester
17 6 (1.97%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (46.05%) REST
2 45 (14.80%) .NET
3 38 (12.50%) Swagger
4 32 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 29 (9.54%) Playwright
6 23 (7.57%) WebdriverIO
7 22 (7.24%) OpenAPI
8 16 (5.26%) WireMock
9 15 (4.93%) Web Services
10 14 (4.61%) Gherkin
10 14 (4.61%) RESTful
11 13 (4.28%) JSON
12 11 (3.62%) CSS
12 11 (3.62%) HTML
12 11 (3.62%) React
13 10 (3.29%) Apache Commons
13 10 (3.29%) Guava
13 10 (3.29%) Java Concurrency
13 10 (3.29%) Node.js
13 10 (3.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.25%) Product Ownership
2 15 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.30%) Renewable Energy
4 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.99%) Robotics
6 3 (0.99%) W3C
7 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.66%) Distributed Systems
7 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.66%) IoT
7 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.66%) Onboarding
7 2 (0.66%) Operational Technology
8 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.33%) PMI
8 1 (0.33%) PropTech
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.61%) Linux
2 11 (3.62%) Windows
3 3 (0.99%) Android
3 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (57.24%) CI/CD
1 174 (57.24%) Test Automation
2 128 (42.11%) SDET
3 120 (39.47%) Agile
4 119 (39.14%) BDD
5 105 (34.54%) Test Strategy
6 92 (30.26%) Clean Code
7 71 (23.36%) DevOps
8 65 (21.38%) Software Testing
9 59 (19.41%) Scrum
10 47 (15.46%) Manual Testing
11 42 (13.82%) TDD
12 40 (13.16%) Fintech
13 35 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (10.20%) Microservices
14 31 (10.20%) Performance Testing
14 31 (10.20%) Test Scripting
15 30 (9.87%) OO
16 29 (9.54%) QA Automation
17 27 (8.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (40.46%) Java
2 95 (31.25%) C#
3 80 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 54 (17.76%) SQL
5 26 (8.55%) Python
6 15 (4.93%) TypeScript
7 6 (1.97%) Swift
7 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.64%) Scala
9 2 (0.66%) Groovy
9 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.66%) Ruby
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.58%) ISTQB
3 16 (5.26%) Degree
4 12 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.62%) ISEB
6 6 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.99%) OSCP
9 1 (0.33%) Azure Certification
9 1 (0.33%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (55.92%) QA
2 34 (11.18%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.99%) WCAG
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 25 (8.22%) Docker
2 5 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (9.21%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.64%) Terraform
3 3 (0.99%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.66%) Grafana
4 2 (0.66%) Kibana
5 1 (0.33%) Argo
5 1 (0.33%) Consul
5 1 (0.33%) Nessus
5 1 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.32%) Google
3 3 (0.99%) Conga
3 3 (0.99%) Salesforce
3 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 2 (0.66%) Dynatrace
4 2 (0.66%) New Relic
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle
4 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
4 2 (0.66%) Splunk
5 1 (0.33%) Databricks