Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 254 243
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,235 2,335 2,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.33% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.48% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,852 1,955 2,486
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.00% -

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 157,432 157,308 187,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,025 129,519 155,322
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 17 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 24 February 2018. 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 +1 2,054 £40,000 - 291
UK excluding London +5 1,681 £37,500 +2.04% 251
London -30 522 £52,500 +5.00% 61
South East -29 464 £37,500 -6.25% 46
North of England +5 436 £37,500 - 81
Midlands +59 274 £37,500 +7.14% 38
Yorkshire +12 217 £37,500 -6.25% 35
East of England -13 195 £45,000 +20.00% 37
South West +2 172 £42,500 +25.00% 28
North West -18 168 £35,000 - 38
West Midlands +35 167 £37,500 +7.14% 27
Scotland +17 116 £32,000 -14.67% 13
East Midlands +61 107 £37,500 +15.38% 11
North East +2 54 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Wales +16 29 £36,000 +18.03% 6
Isle of Man - 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -15 1 £31,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 1,370 (61.30%) Test Automation
2 1,217 (54.45%) Agile Software Development
3 784 (35.08%) QA
4 726 (32.48%) Selenium
5 667 (29.84%) SQL
6 545 (24.38%) Java
7 535 (23.94%) Degree
8 529 (23.67%) C#
9 487 (21.79%) Scrum
10 479 (21.43%) ISTQB
11 472 (21.12%) Test Scripting
12 471 (21.07%) Finance
13 459 (20.54%) ISEB
14 396 (17.72%) BDD
15 383 (17.14%) JIRA
16 373 (16.69%) TDD
17 369 (16.51%) Manual Testing
18 361 (16.15%) Cucumber
19 358 (16.02%) SDLC
20 353 (15.79%) Python
21 338 (15.12%) Windows
22 326 (14.59%) User Acceptance Testing
23 298 (13.33%) Test Strategy
24 283 (12.66%) Microsoft
25 276 (12.35%) .NET
26 274 (12.26%) JavaScript
27 265 (11.86%) Regression Testing
28 263 (11.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 261 (11.68%) C++
29 261 (11.68%) Linux

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 83 (3.71%) Confluence
2 46 (2.06%) IIS
3 31 (1.39%) Apache
4 25 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.36%) JBoss
9 6 (0.27%) CMS
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.18%) SAS
10 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.13%) DNN
11 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.13%) WordPress
12 2 (0.089%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.089%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.089%) nginx
Applications
1 83 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.36%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.089%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.089%) Postilion
6 2 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.045%) Primavera
7 1 (0.045%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 139 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.24%) SaaS
4 32 (1.43%) Slack
5 21 (0.94%) GitHub
5 21 (0.94%) Office 365
6 19 (0.85%) G Suite
7 13 (0.58%) IaaS
7 13 (0.58%) OpenShift
8 12 (0.54%) PaaS
9 9 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
10 8 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.18%) Yammer
13 2 (0.089%) AdWords
13 2 (0.089%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.55%) HTTP
2 20 (0.89%) Internet
3 18 (0.81%) Wireless
4 16 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.54%) SSL
6 8 (0.36%) SMS
7 7 (0.31%) Intranet
8 6 (0.27%) Firewall
8 6 (0.27%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.22%) DNS
9 5 (0.22%) FTP
9 5 (0.22%) LAN
10 4 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.18%) TETRA
10 4 (0.18%) WAN
10 4 (0.18%) WebEx
11 3 (0.13%) Extranet
11 3 (0.13%) MQTT
11 3 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.45%) Big Data
3 57 (2.55%) MySQL
4 50 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.74%) Data Mining
5 39 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 38 (1.70%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.34%) GIS
7 30 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.49%) QlikView
14 9 (0.40%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.31%) SQLite
17 6 (0.27%) BODI
17 6 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 726 (32.48%) Selenium
2 383 (17.14%) JIRA
3 361 (16.15%) Cucumber
4 243 (10.87%) Jenkins
5 240 (10.74%) WebDriver
6 196 (8.77%) Git (software)
7 194 (8.68%) SoapUI
8 176 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 123 (5.50%) Visual Studio
10 111 (4.97%) HP UFT
11 103 (4.61%) SpecFlow
12 102 (4.56%) JMeter
13 70 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 70 (3.13%) Maven
13 70 (3.13%) Ranorex
14 54 (2.42%) Subversion
15 52 (2.33%) JUnit
16 49 (2.19%) Appium
17 48 (2.15%) TeamCity
17 48 (2.15%) Zephyr
General
1 471 (21.07%) Finance
2 184 (8.23%) Retail
3 103 (4.61%) Banking
4 59 (2.64%) Legal
5 48 (2.15%) Back Office
6 46 (2.06%) Retail Banking
7 44 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.79%) Games
9 36 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 34 (1.52%) Marketing
11 27 (1.21%) Electronics
12 23 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.98%) Advertising
14 17 (0.76%) Law
15 15 (0.67%) Automotive
16 14 (0.63%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.54%) Military
18 8 (0.36%) Front Office
19 7 (0.31%) Aerospace
20 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 631 (28.23%) Analyst
2 474 (21.21%) Test Analyst
3 436 (19.51%) Tester
4 324 (14.50%) Test Engineer
5 276 (12.35%) Software Tester
6 212 (9.49%) Developer
7 176 (7.87%) Software Test Engineer
8 154 (6.89%) QA Engineer
9 149 (6.67%) Automation Tester
10 135 (6.04%) QA Analyst
11 123 (5.50%) Software Analyst
12 121 (5.41%) Software Engineer
13 116 (5.19%) Consultant
14 112 (5.01%) Software Test Analyst
15 106 (4.74%) Test Leader
16 93 (4.16%) Graduate
17 92 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
18 91 (4.07%) QA Test Analyst
19 86 (3.85%) Test Manager
20 81 (3.62%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (12.35%) .NET
2 174 (7.79%) HTML
3 164 (7.34%) Web Services
4 160 (7.16%) SOAP
5 159 (7.11%) XML
6 139 (6.22%) CSS
6 139 (6.22%) REST
7 136 (6.09%) Gherkin
8 115 (5.15%) RESTful
9 69 (3.09%) JSON
10 66 (2.95%) AngularJS
10 66 (2.95%) ASP.NET
11 65 (2.91%) jQuery
12 59 (2.64%) WPF
13 57 (2.55%) Ajax
14 34 (1.52%) React
15 33 (1.48%) .NET Framework
15 33 (1.48%) Node.js
16 27 (1.21%) LAMP
17 26 (1.16%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 235 (10.51%) Computer Science
2 222 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.68%) Algorithms
5 51 (2.28%) Robotics
5 51 (2.28%) User Experience
6 46 (2.06%) Fintech
7 31 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.07%) EPoS
10 23 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.58%) Derivative
13 13 (0.58%) Life Science
13 13 (0.58%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.54%) Credit Risk
14 12 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 338 (15.12%) Windows
2 261 (11.68%) Linux
3 88 (3.94%) Unix
4 68 (3.04%) Windows Server
5 48 (2.15%) Android
6 41 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.63%) Robot Operating System
12 13 (0.58%) Debian
13 12 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.18%) CentOS
14 4 (0.18%) Fedora
15 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.13%) OS/400
15 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,370 (61.30%) Test Automation
2 1,217 (54.45%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (21.79%) Scrum
4 472 (21.12%) Test Scripting
5 396 (17.72%) BDD
6 373 (16.69%) TDD
7 369 (16.51%) Manual Testing
8 358 (16.02%) SDLC
9 326 (14.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 298 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 265 (11.86%) Regression Testing
12 240 (10.74%) Software Engineering
13 202 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
14 200 (8.95%) Test Management
14 200 (8.95%) Waterfall
15 176 (7.87%) Performance Testing
16 175 (7.83%) Mentoring
17 164 (7.34%) DevOps
18 154 (6.89%) Scenario Testing
19 140 (6.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 667 (29.84%) SQL
2 545 (24.38%) Java
3 529 (23.67%) C#
4 353 (15.79%) Python
5 274 (12.26%) JavaScript
6 261 (11.68%) C++
7 201 (8.99%) Ruby
8 133 (5.95%) C
9 120 (5.37%) PHP
10 93 (4.16%) Perl
11 60 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 54 (2.42%) PowerShell
13 52 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 51 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 50 (2.24%) Scala
16 43 (1.92%) Groovy
17 36 (1.61%) VBScript
18 35 (1.57%) VB.NET
19 25 (1.12%) VB
20 20 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 535 (23.94%) Degree
2 479 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 459 (20.54%) ISEB
4 263 (11.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 99 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 87 (3.89%) Security Cleared
7 66 (2.95%) Numerate Degree
8 64 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 46 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.58%) PhD
12 6 (0.27%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.22%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.13%) CCNA
14 3 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.13%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.13%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 784 (35.08%) QA
2 16 (0.72%) GDPR
3 11 (0.49%) MiFID
4 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 20022
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.22%) MIL-STD-1553
7 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) WCAG
9 2 (0.089%) EMIR
9 2 (0.089%) ISO 15765
9 2 (0.089%) JTAG
9 2 (0.089%) PMO
9 2 (0.089%) SEPA
System Software
1 86 (3.85%) Docker
2 19 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.72%) Firmware
5 15 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.045%) LXC
8 1 (0.045%) Varnish
8 1 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 71 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
2 69 (3.09%) Puppet
3 59 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.19%) HP ALM
5 35 (1.57%) Ansible
6 33 (1.48%) Kubernetes
7 19 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
7 19 (0.85%) Marathon
8 11 (0.49%) Kibana
9 10 (0.45%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.40%) Mesos
11 7 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.22%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.22%) Rancher
13 4 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.13%) Nagios
14 3 (0.13%) Terraform
14 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.089%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 283 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 149 (6.67%) Oracle
3 95 (4.25%) HP
4 48 (2.15%) Google
5 45 (2.01%) Capita
6 36 (1.61%) SAP
7 32 (1.43%) CA
8 29 (1.30%) VMware
9 23 (1.03%) IBM
9 23 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (0.89%) Virgin Media
11 17 (0.76%) Telerik
12 15 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
12 15 (0.67%) Micro Focus
13 14 (0.63%) Perforce
14 12 (0.54%) Informatica
14 12 (0.54%) TOWER Software
15 11 (0.49%) Cognos
16 9 (0.40%) Siebel
16 9 (0.40%) WorldPay