Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer in Test was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 558 704 603
Rank change year-on-year +146 -101 +102
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer in Test 196 322 631
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.27% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 185 276 526
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,625 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,125 £76,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -14.29%

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 60,206 118,984 144,560
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.59% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 48,901 96,291 117,046
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Top 15 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 January 2021. 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 +146 179 £65,000 +11.11% 17
London +124 103 £70,000 +7.69% 10
UK excluding London +163 86 £52,500 +16.67% 7
North of England +68 28 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South East +131 18 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire 0 15 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Work from Home -75 15 £62,500 -10.71% 6
South West +78 12 £58,750 +17.50% 2
North West +83 11 £62,500 +13.64%
Scotland +41 10 £56,000 +34.94%
Midlands +93 9 £27,500 -42.11% 1
West Midlands +82 9 £27,500 -52.17% 1
East of England +109 8 £51,250 +20.59% 1
North East - 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland +16 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 169 (86.22%) Test Automation
2 159 (81.12%) SDET
3 136 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (67.86%) Selenium
5 132 (67.35%) Java
6 94 (47.96%) C#
7 84 (42.86%) WebDriver
8 82 (41.84%) QA
9 78 (39.80%) BDD
10 71 (36.22%) Cucumber
11 70 (35.71%) JavaScript
12 64 (32.65%) Python
13 59 (30.10%) Jenkins
14 53 (27.04%) AWS
15 51 (26.02%) DevOps
16 48 (24.49%) Scrum
17 47 (23.98%) TDD
18 44 (22.45%) API Testing
19 39 (19.90%) SQL
19 39 (19.90%) .NET
20 37 (18.88%) Docker
21 36 (18.37%) Azure
22 30 (15.31%) JIRA
23 29 (14.80%) Web Services
23 29 (14.80%) JMeter
23 29 (14.80%) SaaS
24 28 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
24 28 (14.29%) Fintech
25 27 (13.78%) Gherkin
26 26 (13.27%) Test Strategy

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 3 (1.53%) Confluence
2 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.04%) AWS
2 36 (18.37%) Azure
3 29 (14.80%) SaaS
4 25 (12.76%) GCP
5 11 (5.61%) GitHub
6 7 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.53%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (1.02%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.51%) NuGet
9 1 (0.51%) PaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.06%) H.323
1 6 (3.06%) Network Security
1 6 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.55%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.10%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.59%) Big Data
3 7 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.02%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Power BI
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 133 (67.86%) Selenium
2 84 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 71 (36.22%) Cucumber
4 59 (30.10%) Jenkins
5 30 (15.31%) JIRA
6 29 (14.80%) JMeter
7 22 (11.22%) SoapUI
8 20 (10.20%) JUnit
8 20 (10.20%) SpecFlow
9 19 (9.69%) Maven
10 14 (7.14%) Appium
10 14 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (5.61%) REST Assured
12 9 (4.59%) Hudson
12 9 (4.59%) TeamCity
13 8 (4.08%) Bitbucket Server
13 8 (4.08%) Git (software)
14 7 (3.57%) Cypress.io
14 7 (3.57%) Postman
15 6 (3.06%) TestNG
General
1 20 (10.20%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Games
3 7 (3.57%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.55%) Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.90%) .NET
2 29 (14.80%) Web Services
3 27 (13.78%) Gherkin
4 21 (10.71%) React
5 17 (8.67%) Node.js
6 15 (7.65%) REST
7 14 (7.14%) .NET Core
8 11 (5.61%) JSON
9 10 (5.10%) Apache Thrift
9 10 (5.10%) Kafka
9 10 (5.10%) RESTful
9 10 (5.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 10 (5.10%) Unreal Engine
10 7 (3.57%) Pyramid
10 7 (3.57%) pytest
10 7 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
11 6 (3.06%) WebRTC
12 5 (2.55%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.04%) HTML
13 4 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.65%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.06%) Over-the-Top Content
3 6 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.53%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.53%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.02%) Digital Currency
5 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Equities
6 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (86.22%) Test Automation
2 159 (81.12%) SDET
3 136 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (39.80%) BDD
5 51 (26.02%) DevOps
6 48 (24.49%) Scrum
7 47 (23.98%) TDD
8 44 (22.45%) API Testing
9 28 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (14.29%) Fintech
10 26 (13.27%) Test Strategy
11 25 (12.76%) OOP
12 20 (10.20%) Computer Science
13 19 (9.69%) SDLC
14 18 (9.18%) QA Automation
14 18 (9.18%) Test Scripting
15 17 (8.67%) Software Engineering
16 16 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (8.16%) Scenario Testing
17 15 (7.65%) Automated Trading
Programming Languages
1 132 (67.35%) Java
2 94 (47.96%) C#
3 70 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 64 (32.65%) Python
5 39 (19.90%) SQL
6 21 (10.71%) Ruby
7 16 (8.16%) C++
8 6 (3.06%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.55%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.04%) Go
10 4 (2.04%) Scala
11 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.02%) ES6
12 1 (0.51%) C
12 1 (0.51%) Groovy
12 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.51%) VB
12 1 (0.51%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (12.76%) Degree
2 20 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.59%) ISEB
6 5 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (41.84%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (18.88%) Docker
2 6 (3.06%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.06%) KVM
2 6 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (12.76%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.57%) Puppet
3 6 (3.06%) Ansible
4 5 (2.55%) Terraform
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (3.06%) VMware
2 3 (1.53%) Ceridian
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.53%) Spotify
3 2 (1.02%) Axosoft
4 1 (0.51%) Google
4 1 (0.51%) New Relic
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle
4 1 (0.51%) Pega
4 1 (0.51%) Xamarin