Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer in Test was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer in Test
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 673 576 769
Rank change year-on-year -97 +193 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer in Test 423 714 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 298 573 413
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% -1.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Developer in Test in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Test.

Salary trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. 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 -83 413 £60,000 +14.29% 39
London +10 259 £67,500 +12.50% 15
UK excluding London -88 163 £45,000 - 26
North of England -50 66 £45,000 - 8
Yorkshire -46 54 £45,000 - 5
South East -9 45 £45,000 -3.23% 10
South West +6 23 £48,750 +39.29% 3
Midlands +31 14 £47,500 -2.06% 3
East Midlands +24 12 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West +14 12 £45,500 +7.06% 3
Scotland +11 8 £41,500 -30.83% 1
East of England +64 5 £42,500 -5.56%
West Midlands +36 2 £31,500 -31.89% 2
Wales -6 2 £39,000 -3.01%

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, Developer in Test job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 378 (89.36%) Test Automation
2 283 (66.90%) SDET
3 282 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 266 (62.88%) Java
5 241 (56.97%) Selenium
6 212 (50.12%) C#
7 177 (41.84%) BDD
8 173 (40.90%) Cucumber
8 173 (40.90%) QA
9 122 (28.84%) TDD
10 117 (27.66%) API Testing
11 116 (27.42%) Software Engineering
12 115 (27.19%) JavaScript
13 114 (26.95%) Jenkins
14 112 (26.48%) WebDriver
15 109 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
16 103 (24.35%) Scrum
17 100 (23.64%) Python
18 85 (20.09%) JIRA
19 83 (19.62%) Finance
20 82 (19.39%) SQL
20 82 (19.39%) Gherkin
21 81 (19.15%) Open Source
22 79 (18.68%) Azure
23 77 (18.20%) Software Testing
24 75 (17.73%) Degree
25 74 (17.49%) Git (software)
26 73 (17.26%) SpecFlow
27 66 (15.60%) .NET
28 65 (15.37%) AWS

Developer in Test Skill Set
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 38 (8.98%) Confluence
2 22 (5.20%) IIS
3 8 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.68%) Azure
2 65 (15.37%) AWS
3 28 (6.62%) SaaS
4 18 (4.26%) BrowserStack
5 17 (4.02%) G Suite
5 17 (4.02%) Office 365
6 15 (3.55%) GCP
6 15 (3.55%) GitHub
7 5 (1.18%) Slack
8 4 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.24%) PaaS
10 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.24%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.02%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.42%) Redis
5 5 (1.18%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.47%) MySQL
7 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.24%) KDB
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 241 (56.97%) Selenium
2 173 (40.90%) Cucumber
3 114 (26.95%) Jenkins
4 112 (26.48%) WebDriver
5 85 (20.09%) JIRA
6 74 (17.49%) Git (software)
7 73 (17.26%) SpecFlow
8 57 (13.48%) NUnit
9 50 (11.82%) Appium
9 50 (11.82%) SoapUI
10 43 (10.17%) JUnit
11 42 (9.93%) JMeter
12 38 (8.98%) TeamCity
13 31 (7.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 30 (7.09%) Gatling
15 23 (5.44%) Bitbucket Server
15 23 (5.44%) Maven
16 20 (4.73%) Protractor
16 20 (4.73%) Ranorex
17 17 (4.02%) Buildbot
General
1 83 (19.62%) Finance
2 53 (12.53%) Games
3 47 (11.11%) Retail
4 13 (3.07%) Electronics
4 13 (3.07%) Marketing
5 11 (2.60%) Banking
5 11 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.39%) Gherkin
2 66 (15.60%) .NET
3 60 (14.18%) REST
4 45 (10.64%) RESTful
5 44 (10.40%) Web Services
6 32 (7.57%) JSON
7 27 (6.38%) XML
8 25 (5.91%) AngularJS
9 24 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (5.67%) Node.js
10 23 (5.44%) ASP.NET
11 22 (5.20%) CSS
12 21 (4.96%) React
13 20 (4.73%) HTML
14 19 (4.49%) SOAP
15 14 (3.31%) WebdriverIO
16 10 (2.36%) .NET Framework
16 10 (2.36%) Jest
16 10 (2.36%) Kafka
17 9 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.36%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.36%) User Experience
4 7 (1.65%) Hedge funds
4 7 (1.65%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.42%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.95%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.95%) Smart City
8 3 (0.71%) Clustering
8 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.24%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Online Games
9 1 (0.24%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.09%) Windows
2 21 (4.96%) Linux
3 18 (4.26%) Android
4 15 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.65%) Unix
6 4 (0.95%) VMS
6 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (89.36%) Test Automation
2 283 (66.90%) SDET
3 282 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (41.84%) BDD
5 122 (28.84%) TDD
6 117 (27.66%) API Testing
7 116 (27.42%) Software Engineering
8 109 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (24.35%) Scrum
10 81 (19.15%) Open Source
11 77 (18.20%) Software Testing
12 62 (14.66%) SDLC
13 51 (12.06%) Computer Science
14 48 (11.35%) DevOps
15 46 (10.87%) OOP
16 45 (10.64%) Test Scripting
17 43 (10.17%) Mentoring
18 37 (8.75%) Microservices
18 37 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (7.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 266 (62.88%) Java
2 212 (50.12%) C#
3 115 (27.19%) JavaScript
4 100 (23.64%) Python
5 82 (19.39%) SQL
6 45 (10.64%) Ruby
7 38 (8.98%) PHP
8 37 (8.75%) C++
9 30 (7.09%) C
10 21 (4.96%) PowerShell
11 20 (4.73%) Scala
12 10 (2.36%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.13%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.89%) Java 8
15 7 (1.65%) Kotlin
15 7 (1.65%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.42%) ES6
16 6 (1.42%) ES7
16 6 (1.42%) ES8
17 5 (1.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 75 (17.73%) Degree
2 17 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.13%) ISEB
6 8 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.24%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (40.90%) QA
System Software
1 49 (11.58%) Docker
2 22 (5.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.42%) Kibana
3 6 (1.42%) logstash
3 6 (1.42%) Marathon
3 6 (1.42%) Mesos
4 5 (1.18%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.47%) Ansible
5 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (5.67%) Google
2 15 (3.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.60%) SAP
4 9 (2.13%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 7 (1.65%) Oracle
6 6 (1.42%) Adobe
7 5 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.95%) Apiary
8 4 (0.95%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.47%) HP
9 2 (0.47%) Twitter
10 1 (0.24%) Apple
10 1 (0.24%) Pinterest