Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer in Test was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 633 641 639
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +207
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer in Test 240 511 666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 211 361 539
Median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year +22.22% -4.76% -0.53%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Test.

Salary trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Test over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +34 236 £67,500 +20.54% 15
London +40 169 £70,000 +9.38% 9
UK excluding London +44 70 £55,000 +22.22% 6
South East +113 31 £55,000 +15.79% 2
North of England +38 21 £50,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire +50 13 £50,000 +11.11%
Midlands +83 9 £52,500 -
North West +49 8 £55,000 +22.22%
East Midlands +59 6 £47,500 -9.52%
South West +61 5 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Work from Home +42 5 £68,750 +51.10% 3
West Midlands +62 3 £58,750 +11.90%
Scotland +49 3 £55,000 -8.33%
East of England +80 1 £40,000 -27.27%

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 196 (81.67%) Test Automation
2 188 (78.33%) SDET
3 179 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (62.92%) Selenium
5 133 (55.42%) Java
6 106 (44.17%) C#
7 103 (42.92%) Python
7 103 (42.92%) QA
8 96 (40.00%) Cucumber
9 88 (36.67%) BDD
10 78 (32.50%) WebDriver
11 70 (29.17%) JavaScript
11 70 (29.17%) Scrum
12 69 (28.75%) AWS
12 69 (28.75%) Docker
13 67 (27.92%) TDD
14 65 (27.08%) Fintech
15 62 (25.83%) Kubernetes
15 62 (25.83%) Azure
16 61 (25.42%) Software Engineering
17 60 (25.00%) Finance
18 59 (24.58%) Jenkins
19 55 (22.92%) .NET
20 53 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
21 51 (21.25%) SpecFlow
22 50 (20.83%) Web Services
23 45 (18.75%) JUnit
24 42 (17.50%) SQL
25 41 (17.08%) JMeter
26 39 (16.25%) DevOps

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 20 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.83%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.42%) JBoss
3 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 69 (28.75%) AWS
2 62 (25.83%) Azure
3 30 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 23 (9.58%) SaaS
5 10 (4.17%) GitHub
6 6 (2.50%) BrowserStack
6 6 (2.50%) GCP
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.67%) NuGet
8 3 (1.25%) PaaS
9 2 (0.83%) Slack
10 1 (0.42%) Apigee
10 1 (0.42%) IaaS
10 1 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.42%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.75%) HTTP
2 4 (1.67%) SMTP
2 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) Skype
3 1 (0.42%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.25%) Big Data
6 2 (0.83%) MySQL
6 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) OLTP
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 151 (62.92%) Selenium
2 96 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 78 (32.50%) WebDriver
4 59 (24.58%) Jenkins
5 51 (21.25%) SpecFlow
6 45 (18.75%) JUnit
7 41 (17.08%) JMeter
8 37 (15.42%) JIRA
8 37 (15.42%) SoapUI
9 31 (12.92%) Mocha
10 21 (8.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (8.33%) Appium
12 19 (7.92%) Git (software)
12 19 (7.92%) Maven
13 13 (5.42%) Postman
14 12 (5.00%) TeamCity
15 11 (4.58%) Protractor
16 10 (4.17%) Gatling
17 9 (3.75%) Moq
17 9 (3.75%) Ranorex
General
1 60 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (5.83%) Banking
3 8 (3.33%) Retail
4 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.25%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.42%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.92%) .NET
2 50 (20.83%) Web Services
3 32 (13.33%) RESTful
4 31 (12.92%) Jest
5 22 (9.17%) REST
6 19 (7.92%) Gherkin
7 18 (7.50%) SOAP
8 17 (7.08%) .NET Framework
9 16 (6.67%) .NET Core
10 13 (5.42%) AngularJS
10 13 (5.42%) JSON
10 13 (5.42%) XML
11 10 (4.17%) CSS
12 8 (3.33%) HTML
12 8 (3.33%) HTML5
13 7 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (2.92%) WebSockets
14 6 (2.50%) WebdriverIO
15 5 (2.08%) Kafka
15 5 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.33%) Hedge funds
4 4 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.25%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.42%) BBC
7 1 (0.42%) DataPower
7 1 (0.42%) Handset
7 1 (0.42%) New Media
7 1 (0.42%) PKI
7 1 (0.42%) Smart City
7 1 (0.42%) User Experience
7 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.92%) Linux
2 10 (4.17%) Unix
3 8 (3.33%) Windows
4 7 (2.92%) Android
4 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (81.67%) Test Automation
2 188 (78.33%) SDET
3 179 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (36.67%) BDD
5 70 (29.17%) Scrum
6 67 (27.92%) TDD
7 65 (27.08%) Fintech
8 61 (25.42%) Software Engineering
9 53 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (16.25%) DevOps
11 36 (15.00%) API Testing
12 35 (14.58%) Asset Management
13 33 (13.75%) Machine Learning
13 33 (13.75%) Microservices
14 31 (12.92%) QA Automation
15 29 (12.08%) Artificial Intelligence
15 29 (12.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 26 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (8.75%) Non-Functional Testing
18 20 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 133 (55.42%) Java
2 106 (44.17%) C#
3 103 (42.92%) Python
4 70 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 42 (17.50%) SQL
6 34 (14.17%) Ruby
7 16 (6.67%) C++
8 14 (5.83%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.17%) C
10 10 (4.17%) Scala
11 9 (3.75%) PHP
12 8 (3.33%) Java 8
13 5 (2.08%) Go
14 4 (1.67%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.25%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.83%) Perl
16 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.58%) Degree
4 8 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.92%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (42.92%) QA
System Software
1 69 (28.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (25.83%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.67%) Terraform
3 2 (0.83%) Ansible
3 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.50%) Cognizant
3 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
3 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.42%) Black Duck
4 1 (0.42%) BT
4 1 (0.42%) CA
4 1 (0.42%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.42%) Coverity
4 1 (0.42%) Google
4 1 (0.42%) IBM
4 1 (0.42%) InterSystems
4 1 (0.42%) McAfee
4 1 (0.42%) Micro Focus
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle
4 1 (0.42%) Spotify
4 1 (0.42%) VMware