Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 271 256
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,172 2,217 2,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.28% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.39% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,673 1,818 1,937
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%

Software 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 139,215 159,254 159,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,757 128,326 131,789
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software 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 Software Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +30 2,004 £42,500 +6.25% 343
UK excluding London +7 1,496 £37,500 - 302
London +85 624 £55,000 +4.76% 71
South East +31 462 £37,500 - 75
North of England -8 340 £36,000 +2.86% 88
Midlands +27 251 £38,000 +1.33% 42
South West +21 164 £35,000 -12.50% 40
Yorkshire -9 163 £36,000 +2.86% 43
East of England +14 162 £42,500 -5.56% 27
North West +24 158 £37,500 +7.14% 35
West Midlands +18 136 £37,500 - 23
East Midlands +37 115 £38,000 +4.68% 19
Scotland -33 90 £40,000 +25.00% 19
Wales +20 33 £34,000 - 6
North East -21 20 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Northern Ireland +1 11 - - 5

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1,334 (61.42%) Test Automation
2 1,258 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
3 774 (35.64%) QA
4 657 (30.25%) Selenium
5 613 (28.22%) Java
6 610 (28.08%) C#
7 588 (27.07%) SQL
8 537 (24.72%) Degree
9 531 (24.45%) Finance
10 487 (22.42%) BDD
11 439 (20.21%) Test Scripting
12 437 (20.12%) ISTQB
13 395 (18.19%) Scrum
14 357 (16.44%) TDD
15 349 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
16 347 (15.98%) Cucumber
17 337 (15.52%) Manual Testing
17 337 (15.52%) JavaScript
18 333 (15.33%) JIRA
19 321 (14.78%) SDLC
20 310 (14.27%) ISEB
21 303 (13.95%) .NET
22 285 (13.12%) Test Strategy
23 279 (12.85%) Python
24 263 (12.11%) SQL Server
25 258 (11.88%) Microsoft
26 254 (11.69%) Windows
26 254 (11.69%) Regression Testing
27 252 (11.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 243 (11.19%) Jenkins

Software 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 82 (3.78%) IIS
2 57 (2.62%) Confluence
3 33 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 18 (0.83%) CMS
5 13 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.41%) SAS
6 9 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.32%) JBoss
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.14%) Apache
11 3 (0.14%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.14%) WordPress
12 2 (0.092%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 57 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.092%) InCopy
9 2 (0.092%) InDesign
9 2 (0.092%) Mingle
10 1 (0.046%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) Magento
2 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.18%) HFM
2 4 (0.18%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.092%) Postilion
3 2 (0.092%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.046%) Endur
4 1 (0.046%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.046%) SAP FI-AR
4 1 (0.046%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (3.59%) Office 365
4 61 (2.81%) G Suite
5 55 (2.53%) GitHub
6 35 (1.61%) SaaS
7 21 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (0.83%) IaaS
9 13 (0.60%) BrowserStack
10 12 (0.55%) PaaS
11 10 (0.46%) Trello
12 9 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
16 2 (0.092%) Basecamp
16 2 (0.092%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.092%) npm
16 2 (0.092%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.75%) Wireless
2 28 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 19 (0.87%) DNS
4 13 (0.60%) FTP
4 13 (0.60%) Modbus
4 13 (0.60%) RS-485
5 12 (0.55%) ZigBee
6 11 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.41%) 3G
7 9 (0.41%) Skype
8 8 (0.37%) 802.15
8 8 (0.37%) LAN
8 8 (0.37%) LTE
9 7 (0.32%) Bluetooth
9 7 (0.32%) CDMA
9 7 (0.32%) DHCP
9 7 (0.32%) GSM
9 7 (0.32%) HTTP
9 7 (0.32%) UMTS
9 7 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.81%) Relational Database
3 56 (2.58%) MySQL
4 43 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 37 (1.70%) Big Data
5 37 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (1.20%) Power BI
8 22 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.83%) DB2
11 17 (0.78%) GIS
12 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.69%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.46%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 657 (30.25%) Selenium
2 347 (15.98%) Cucumber
3 333 (15.33%) JIRA
4 243 (11.19%) Jenkins
5 202 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 194 (8.93%) Git (software)
7 176 (8.10%) WebDriver
8 142 (6.54%) SoapUI
9 133 (6.12%) Visual Studio
10 105 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 102 (4.70%) JUnit
12 101 (4.65%) TeamCity
13 89 (4.10%) NUnit
14 86 (3.96%) JMeter
15 77 (3.55%) Appium
16 69 (3.18%) HP UFT
17 56 (2.58%) LoadRunner
18 54 (2.49%) Subversion
19 53 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 52 (2.39%) Maven
General
1 531 (24.45%) Finance
2 149 (6.86%) Retail
3 90 (4.14%) Games
4 79 (3.64%) Marketing
5 58 (2.67%) Banking
6 56 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 53 (2.44%) Electronics
7 53 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.57%) Back Office
9 17 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (0.74%) Advertising
10 16 (0.74%) Law
11 10 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.37%) Automotive
13 7 (0.32%) Publishing
14 6 (0.28%) Military
15 4 (0.18%) Local Government
15 4 (0.18%) Romanian Language
15 4 (0.18%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 612 (28.18%) Analyst
2 532 (24.49%) Test Analyst
3 432 (19.89%) Test Engineer
4 399 (18.37%) Tester
5 350 (16.11%) Developer
6 216 (9.94%) Software Test Engineer
7 208 (9.58%) Software Tester
8 194 (8.93%) Developer in Test
9 189 (8.70%) Software Developer
10 148 (6.81%) QA Engineer
11 137 (6.31%) Software Analyst
12 125 (5.76%) Software Test Analyst
13 120 (5.52%) Automation Tester
14 111 (5.11%) Graduate
15 110 (5.06%) Test Automation Engineer
16 108 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
17 98 (4.51%) Software Engineer
18 97 (4.47%) Test Leader
19 86 (3.96%) Junior
19 86 (3.96%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (13.95%) .NET
2 227 (10.45%) Gherkin
3 192 (8.84%) XML
4 187 (8.61%) Web Services
5 147 (6.77%) REST
6 141 (6.49%) JSON
7 128 (5.89%) SOAP
8 104 (4.79%) HTML
9 84 (3.87%) CSS
10 80 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 64 (2.95%) AngularJS
11 64 (2.95%) Node.js
12 56 (2.58%) React
13 53 (2.44%) ASP.NET
14 39 (1.80%) jQuery
15 35 (1.61%) RESTful
16 33 (1.52%) Behat
17 31 (1.43%) Spring
18 28 (1.29%) WPF
19 17 (0.78%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 85 (3.91%) Fintech
4 77 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (2.30%) User Experience
6 40 (1.84%) Algorithms
7 28 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
9 21 (0.97%) CCTV
9 21 (0.97%) Data Structures
9 21 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 18 (0.83%) Device Driver
12 16 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.69%) AS400
14 14 (0.64%) Reinsurance
15 13 (0.60%) CAN bus
15 13 (0.60%) Life Science
15 13 (0.60%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 254 (11.69%) Windows
2 198 (9.12%) Linux
3 48 (2.21%) Android
4 46 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.07%) Unix
6 16 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
8 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.37%) CentOS
11 7 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.32%) Solaris
12 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.14%) VMS
15 2 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.092%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.092%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,334 (61.42%) Test Automation
2 1,258 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (22.42%) BDD
4 439 (20.21%) Test Scripting
5 395 (18.19%) Scrum
6 357 (16.44%) TDD
7 349 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
8 337 (15.52%) Manual Testing
9 321 (14.78%) SDLC
10 285 (13.12%) Test Strategy
11 254 (11.69%) Regression Testing
12 235 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
13 232 (10.68%) Functional Testing
14 230 (10.59%) Scenario Testing
15 229 (10.54%) Software Engineering
16 219 (10.08%) Computer Science
17 217 (9.99%) Non-Functional Testing
18 211 (9.71%) Test Management
19 190 (8.75%) User Stories
20 188 (8.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 613 (28.22%) Java
2 610 (28.08%) C#
3 588 (27.07%) SQL
4 337 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 279 (12.85%) Python
6 146 (6.72%) C++
7 125 (5.76%) PHP
8 108 (4.97%) PowerShell
9 101 (4.65%) C
10 83 (3.82%) Ruby
11 52 (2.39%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.66%) Groovy
13 35 (1.61%) Scala
14 22 (1.01%) MATLAB
14 22 (1.01%) VBScript
15 21 (0.97%) R
16 18 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.78%) Perl
18 15 (0.69%) TypeScript
18 15 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 537 (24.72%) Degree
2 437 (20.12%) ISTQB
3 310 (14.27%) ISEB
4 252 (11.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 90 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 79 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 56 (2.58%) SC Cleared
8 27 (1.24%) Sun Certification
9 21 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 14 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.64%) PhD
12 8 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.32%) HNC
13 7 (0.32%) HND
13 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.23%) MCSA
14 5 (0.23%) MCSD
14 5 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 774 (35.64%) QA
2 25 (1.15%) GDPR
3 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.28%) SLA
4 5 (0.23%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.14%) MiFID
7 2 (0.092%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.092%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.092%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.092%) MISRA
7 2 (0.092%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.046%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 90 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.80%) Docker
3 25 (1.15%) Firmware
4 14 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.092%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.046%) HDFS
7 1 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.046%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.66%) Ansible
3 26 (1.20%) HP ALM
4 20 (0.92%) Puppet
5 18 (0.83%) Terraform
6 12 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.28%) Packer
9 4 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.18%) Netcool
9 4 (0.18%) Rancher
9 4 (0.18%) Salt
9 4 (0.18%) WMI
10 2 (0.092%) EnCase
10 2 (0.092%) Grafana
10 2 (0.092%) Kibana
10 2 (0.092%) Oozie
11 1 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.046%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 258 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 115 (5.29%) Oracle
3 87 (4.01%) Google
4 68 (3.13%) HP
5 49 (2.26%) SAP
6 39 (1.80%) WorldPay
7 27 (1.24%) IBM
8 14 (0.64%) Atlassian
8 14 (0.64%) VMware
9 11 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.46%) Hortonworks
10 10 (0.46%) Remedy
10 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.37%) Adobe
11 8 (0.37%) Cognizant
12 7 (0.32%) Cadence
13 6 (0.28%) Citrix
13 6 (0.28%) Tableau
13 6 (0.28%) Workday
14 5 (0.23%) Cloudera