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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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Testing
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 369 432 426
Rank change year-on-year +63 -6 +104
Permanent jobs citing API Testing 1,661 811 417
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.76% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 747 598 372
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £39,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,526 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.38% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 163,158 107,241 60,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.78% 94.06% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 83,987 72,859 49,103
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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 +73 1,387 £60,000 +9.09% 69
London +98 1,011 £67,500 +8.00% 36
Work from Home +86 864 £57,500 +15.00% 47
UK excluding London -83 402 £50,000 +11.11% 40
North of England -20 130 £57,500 +27.78% 9
South East -73 110 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Yorkshire -9 69 £57,500 +21.05% 3
North West -40 58 £57,500 +35.29% 5
South West -8 55 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Midlands -47 50 £45,000 +28.57% 9
West Midlands -43 33 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Scotland -71 33 £50,000 +25.00% 5
East Midlands -30 17 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England -65 17 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Wales -11 9 £46,250 +15.63% 2
North East - 3 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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 1,339 (80.61%) Test Automation
2 1,103 (66.41%) QA
3 1,069 (64.36%) Agile
4 783 (47.14%) Selenium
5 766 (46.12%) Postman
6 734 (44.19%) Java
7 639 (38.47%) JavaScript
8 625 (37.63%) CI/CD
9 573 (34.50%) Jenkins
10 499 (30.04%) REST
11 487 (29.32%) C#
12 480 (28.90%) Software Testing
13 475 (28.60%) SQL
14 444 (26.73%) Cucumber
15 430 (25.89%) BDD
16 401 (24.14%) Finance
17 394 (23.72%) Test Strategy
18 387 (23.30%) Social Skills
19 353 (21.25%) DevOps
20 348 (20.95%) Git (software)
21 330 (19.87%) Cypress.io
22 328 (19.75%) SDLC
23 326 (19.63%) Azure
24 323 (19.45%) JIRA
25 322 (19.39%) SDET
26 317 (19.08%) Manual Testing
27 315 (18.96%) Scrum
28 309 (18.60%) Software Engineering
28 309 (18.60%) Python
29 295 (17.76%) TDD

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 94 (5.66%) Confluence
2 30 (1.81%) IIS
3 25 (1.51%) CMS
4 9 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (0.36%) nginx
6 5 (0.30%) CICS
7 4 (0.24%) Mule
7 4 (0.24%) Mule ESB
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.18%) SAS
8 3 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.12%) Camunda
9 2 (0.12%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.12%) WordPress
10 1 (0.060%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.060%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.060%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.060%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 326 (19.63%) Azure
2 193 (11.62%) AWS
3 158 (9.51%) Azure DevOps
4 142 (8.55%) GitHub
5 116 (6.98%) SaaS
6 101 (6.08%) BrowserStack
7 88 (5.30%) Serverless
8 80 (4.82%) Sauce Labs
9 61 (3.67%) GCP
10 47 (2.83%) GitHub Actions
11 30 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (1.44%) Tricentis Tosca
13 23 (1.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 22 (1.32%) Pulumi
15 19 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
16 18 (1.08%) Slack
17 15 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
18 12 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
18 12 (0.72%) Firebase
19 11 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 107 (6.44%) HTTP
2 42 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.02%) WebEx
4 13 (0.78%) Internet
4 13 (0.78%) PPP
5 6 (0.36%) PuTTY
6 5 (0.30%) SSH
7 4 (0.24%) FTP
7 4 (0.24%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.12%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.060%) SAN
9 1 (0.060%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
2 85 (5.12%) NoSQL
3 81 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 78 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 76 (4.58%) SQL Server
6 71 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 57 (3.43%) Amazon Aurora
8 54 (3.25%) MySQL
9 50 (3.01%) Big Data
10 49 (2.95%) Redis
11 39 (2.35%) Hadoop
12 31 (1.87%) DynamoDB
13 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.60%) BigQuery
15 9 (0.54%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.54%) Neo4j
16 8 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.30%) DB2
18 4 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
19 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 783 (47.14%) Selenium
2 766 (46.12%) Postman
3 573 (34.50%) Jenkins
4 444 (26.73%) Cucumber
5 348 (20.95%) Git (software)
6 330 (19.87%) Cypress.io
7 323 (19.45%) JIRA
8 254 (15.29%) SpecFlow
9 197 (11.86%) WebDriver
10 183 (11.02%) REST Assured
11 180 (10.84%) JMeter
12 155 (9.33%) Appium
12 155 (9.33%) TeamCity
13 136 (8.19%) SoapUI
14 108 (6.50%) JUnit
15 99 (5.96%) Protractor
16 86 (5.18%) Mocha
17 67 (4.03%) CircleCI
18 60 (3.61%) Maven
19 59 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 401 (24.14%) Finance
2 387 (23.30%) Social Skills
3 160 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (7.59%) Public Sector
5 117 (7.04%) Retail
6 77 (4.64%) Games
7 75 (4.52%) Banking
8 70 (4.21%) Marketing
9 49 (2.95%) Tech for Good
10 46 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
11 28 (1.69%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 20 (1.20%) Legal
14 17 (1.02%) Esports
14 17 (1.02%) Law
14 17 (1.02%) Publishing
15 16 (0.96%) Advertising
15 16 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
16 15 (0.90%) Humanities
16 15 (0.90%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 501 (30.16%) QA Engineer
2 356 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 197 (11.86%) Tester
4 176 (10.60%) Software Engineer
5 134 (8.07%) Senior QA Engineer
6 124 (7.47%) Software Test Engineer
7 114 (6.86%) Automation Tester
8 109 (6.56%) Developer
9 93 (5.60%) Test Automation Engineer
10 91 (5.48%) Analyst
11 88 (5.30%) Automation Engineer
12 75 (4.52%) Developer in Test
12 75 (4.52%) Quality Engineer
12 75 (4.52%) Senior Software Engineer
12 75 (4.52%) Software Developer
13 69 (4.15%) QA Automation Engineer
14 68 (4.09%) Development Engineer
14 68 (4.09%) Software Development Engineer
14 68 (4.09%) Test Development Engineer
15 65 (3.91%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (30.04%) REST
2 211 (12.70%) .NET
3 182 (10.96%) Node.js
4 179 (10.78%) JSON
5 147 (8.85%) Gherkin
6 143 (8.61%) Web Services
7 137 (8.25%) React
8 136 (8.19%) SOAP
9 135 (8.13%) XML
10 117 (7.04%) Kafka
11 114 (6.86%) RESTful
12 113 (6.80%) HTML
13 102 (6.14%) CSS
14 85 (5.12%) WebdriverIO
15 82 (4.94%) AngularJS
16 81 (4.88%) React Native
17 75 (4.52%) GraphQL
18 68 (4.09%) Swagger
19 56 (3.37%) Puppeteer
20 53 (3.19%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 226 (13.61%) Mobile App
2 128 (7.71%) User Experience
3 44 (2.65%) Sports Betting
4 43 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.47%) Blockchain
6 38 (2.29%) Cloud Native
6 38 (2.29%) Social Media
6 38 (2.29%) Social Network
7 34 (2.05%) PlayStation
8 31 (1.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 26 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.51%) Hackathon
10 25 (1.51%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.38%) Video\Live Streaming
12 21 (1.26%) PropTech
13 20 (1.20%) Video on Demand
14 18 (1.08%) BBC
14 18 (1.08%) Online Games
15 17 (1.02%) Cardano
16 16 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 112 (6.74%) Apple iOS
2 108 (6.50%) Android
3 103 (6.20%) Windows
4 72 (4.33%) Linux
5 48 (2.89%) VMS
6 31 (1.87%) Unix
7 5 (0.30%) zOS
8 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,339 (80.61%) Test Automation
2 1,069 (64.36%) Agile
3 625 (37.63%) CI/CD
4 480 (28.90%) Software Testing
5 430 (25.89%) BDD
6 394 (23.72%) Test Strategy
7 353 (21.25%) DevOps
8 328 (19.75%) SDLC
9 322 (19.39%) SDET
10 317 (19.08%) Manual Testing
11 315 (18.96%) Scrum
12 309 (18.60%) Software Engineering
13 295 (17.76%) TDD
14 267 (16.07%) Microservices
15 248 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
16 247 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
17 216 (13.00%) Acceptance Criteria
18 196 (11.80%) Fintech
19 184 (11.08%) Unit Testing
20 180 (10.84%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 734 (44.19%) Java
2 639 (38.47%) JavaScript
3 487 (29.32%) C#
4 475 (28.60%) SQL
5 309 (18.60%) Python
6 204 (12.28%) TypeScript
7 75 (4.52%) Ruby
8 73 (4.39%) Kotlin
9 59 (3.55%) Go
10 49 (2.95%) Rust
11 37 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 28 (1.69%) Lua
13 26 (1.57%) Groovy
14 20 (1.20%) PHP
15 19 (1.14%) Scala
16 18 (1.08%) C++
17 14 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.78%) Bash
19 12 (0.72%) C
20 9 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 136 (8.19%) Degree
2 115 (6.92%) ISTQB
3 66 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (2.95%) ISEB
5 30 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 16 (0.96%) Security Cleared
8 13 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.30%) PhD
12 3 (0.18%) CIPD
12 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,103 (66.41%) QA
2 77 (4.64%) Accessibility
3 10 (0.60%) GRC
4 7 (0.42%) GDPR
5 5 (0.30%) HL7
6 4 (0.24%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.24%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.18%) FATCA
7 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 266 (16.01%) Docker
2 30 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 19 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 249 (14.99%) Kubernetes
2 58 (3.49%) Terraform
3 14 (0.84%) Ansible
4 9 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.54%) Puppet
5 6 (0.36%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.30%) CA Endevor
6 5 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.30%) MAINVIEW
6 5 (0.30%) Opsgenie
7 4 (0.24%) Consul
8 3 (0.18%) Grafana
9 2 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.12%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.12%) Rancher
10 1 (0.060%) Argo
10 1 (0.060%) Kibana
Vendors
1 89 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 56 (3.37%) Zopa
3 28 (1.69%) Oracle
4 23 (1.38%) Google
5 21 (1.26%) Atlassian
5 21 (1.26%) New Relic
6 20 (1.20%) VMware
7 18 (1.08%) Sony
8 17 (1.02%) Dynatrace
8 17 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
9 16 (0.96%) Splunk
10 12 (0.72%) TrueLayer
11 10 (0.60%) Hitachi
11 10 (0.60%) SAP
12 9 (0.54%) Pega
12 9 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.48%) Apple
13 8 (0.48%) Cognizant
14 7 (0.42%) Databricks
14 7 (0.42%) ServiceNow