Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 252 242
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,217 2,420 2,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.36% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.52% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,819 1,986 2,448
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -

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 156,280 158,751 184,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 125,337 131,258 152,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -15 2,011 £40,000 - 319
UK excluding London +7 1,681 £37,500 +5.63% 267
London -68 506 £52,500 +5.00% 78
South East -16 462 £37,500 -9.64% 60
North of England -6 435 £35,000 - 72
Midlands +44 265 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Yorkshire +20 213 £35,000 -10.26% 39
East of England -10 178 £47,500 +27.52% 35
South West -3 175 £40,000 +23.08% 26
North West -42 170 £35,000 +2.01% 27
West Midlands +20 167 £37,500 +7.14% 29
Scotland +37 142 £32,000 -12.66% 14
East Midlands +54 97 £36,900 +9.33% 19
North East +13 52 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Wales +12 21 £34,000 +11.48% 7
Isle of Man - 9 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -19 1 £40,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1,329 (59.95%) Test Automation
2 1,163 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 793 (35.77%) QA
4 705 (31.80%) Selenium
5 649 (29.27%) SQL
6 563 (25.39%) Degree
7 559 (25.21%) Java
8 509 (22.96%) C#
9 459 (20.70%) Finance
10 456 (20.57%) Scrum
11 442 (19.94%) ISTQB
12 438 (19.76%) ISEB
13 436 (19.67%) Test Scripting
14 368 (16.60%) BDD
15 366 (16.51%) Python
16 358 (16.15%) Manual Testing
17 357 (16.10%) Cucumber
18 355 (16.01%) JIRA
19 351 (15.83%) SDLC
20 327 (14.75%) TDD
21 319 (14.39%) Windows
22 310 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
23 287 (12.95%) Microsoft
23 287 (12.95%) Test Strategy
24 269 (12.13%) C++
25 265 (11.95%) .NET
25 265 (11.95%) Linux
26 253 (11.41%) Regression Testing
26 253 (11.41%) Software Engineering
27 252 (11.37%) JavaScript

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 92 (4.15%) Confluence
2 40 (1.80%) IIS
3 34 (1.53%) Apache
4 22 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.41%) JBoss
9 6 (0.27%) CMS
9 6 (0.27%) nginx
9 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.14%) DNN
12 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.14%) WordPress
13 2 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.090%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 80 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.23%) Postilion
4 2 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.045%) FastStats
5 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.045%) Primavera
5 1 (0.045%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.045%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 129 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.12%) SaaS
4 33 (1.49%) Slack
5 24 (1.08%) Office 365
6 22 (0.99%) G Suite
6 22 (0.99%) GitHub
7 18 (0.81%) IaaS
8 15 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.54%) PaaS
10 11 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
13 6 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
15 4 (0.18%) Yammer
16 3 (0.14%) Tricentis Tosca
17 2 (0.090%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.48%) HTTP
2 23 (1.04%) Internet
3 12 (0.54%) SSL
3 12 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.50%) Wireless
5 9 (0.41%) Intranet
6 8 (0.36%) SMS
7 5 (0.23%) LAN
8 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.18%) Firewall
8 4 (0.18%) FTP
8 4 (0.18%) WAN
8 4 (0.18%) WebEx
9 3 (0.14%) ADSL
9 3 (0.14%) Extranet
9 3 (0.14%) MQTT
9 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.090%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.090%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.61%) Big Data
3 65 (2.93%) MySQL
4 56 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 31 (1.40%) Data Mining
8 31 (1.40%) GIS
9 30 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.77%) BODI
12 17 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
13 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 705 (31.80%) Selenium
2 357 (16.10%) Cucumber
3 355 (16.01%) JIRA
4 239 (10.78%) Jenkins
5 238 (10.74%) WebDriver
6 191 (8.62%) Git (software)
7 179 (8.07%) SoapUI
8 150 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 113 (5.10%) SpecFlow
10 111 (5.01%) Visual Studio
11 108 (4.87%) HP UFT
12 96 (4.33%) JMeter
13 67 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 63 (2.84%) Ranorex
15 58 (2.62%) Appium
16 57 (2.57%) JUnit
16 57 (2.57%) Maven
17 49 (2.21%) Subversion
17 49 (2.21%) TeamCity
18 46 (2.07%) Zephyr
General
1 459 (20.70%) Finance
2 174 (7.85%) Retail
3 93 (4.19%) Banking
4 63 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.26%) Marketing
6 46 (2.07%) Games
7 41 (1.85%) Back Office
7 41 (1.85%) Electronics
8 37 (1.67%) Legal
9 34 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 32 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.04%) Military
13 20 (0.90%) Advertising
14 17 (0.77%) Automotive
15 15 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.54%) Law
17 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.36%) Front Office
19 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 605 (27.29%) Analyst
2 470 (21.20%) Tester
3 450 (20.30%) Test Analyst
4 312 (14.07%) Test Engineer
5 297 (13.40%) Software Tester
6 190 (8.57%) Developer
7 158 (7.13%) Automation Tester
7 158 (7.13%) Software Test Engineer
8 147 (6.63%) QA Engineer
9 130 (5.86%) QA Analyst
10 126 (5.68%) Consultant
10 126 (5.68%) Software Analyst
11 123 (5.55%) Software Engineer
12 115 (5.19%) Software Test Analyst
13 99 (4.47%) Graduate
14 94 (4.24%) Test Leader
15 91 (4.10%) QA Test Analyst
16 81 (3.65%) Automation Test Analyst
17 79 (3.56%) Test Automation Engineer
18 74 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (11.95%) .NET
2 176 (7.94%) XML
3 167 (7.53%) HTML
4 160 (7.22%) Web Services
5 155 (6.99%) SOAP
6 134 (6.04%) Gherkin
7 132 (5.95%) CSS
8 120 (5.41%) REST
9 112 (5.05%) RESTful
10 62 (2.80%) AngularJS
11 61 (2.75%) ASP.NET
12 59 (2.66%) JSON
13 54 (2.44%) Ajax
14 48 (2.17%) jQuery
14 48 (2.17%) WPF
15 37 (1.67%) Node.js
16 32 (1.44%) .NET Framework
17 26 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 26 (1.17%) React
17 26 (1.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 247 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
1 247 (11.14%) Computer Science
2 87 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 54 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 49 (2.21%) Robotics
5 44 (1.98%) Fintech
5 44 (1.98%) User Experience
6 33 (1.49%) EPoS
7 30 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 21 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 20 (0.90%) Derivative
11 18 (0.81%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.54%) Life Science
15 11 (0.50%) iPad
15 11 (0.50%) Replication
16 10 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 319 (14.39%) Windows
2 265 (11.95%) Linux
3 86 (3.88%) Unix
4 69 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.44%) Android
6 49 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.59%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.54%) Debian
13 10 (0.45%) Robot Operating System
14 9 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.36%) CentOS
16 6 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.18%) Fedora
19 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
20 2 (0.090%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,329 (59.95%) Test Automation
2 1,163 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 456 (20.57%) Scrum
4 436 (19.67%) Test Scripting
5 368 (16.60%) BDD
6 358 (16.15%) Manual Testing
7 351 (15.83%) SDLC
8 327 (14.75%) TDD
9 310 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 287 (12.95%) Test Strategy
11 253 (11.41%) Regression Testing
11 253 (11.41%) Software Engineering
12 193 (8.71%) Performance Testing
13 181 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
14 178 (8.03%) Mentoring
15 177 (7.98%) Waterfall
16 169 (7.62%) DevOps
17 164 (7.40%) Scenario Testing
18 161 (7.26%) Test Management
19 147 (6.63%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 649 (29.27%) SQL
2 559 (25.21%) Java
3 509 (22.96%) C#
4 366 (16.51%) Python
5 269 (12.13%) C++
6 252 (11.37%) JavaScript
7 192 (8.66%) Ruby
8 138 (6.22%) C
9 109 (4.92%) PHP
10 105 (4.74%) Perl
11 70 (3.16%) T-SQL
12 61 (2.75%) Bash Shell
13 50 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 49 (2.21%) Scala
15 44 (1.98%) PowerShell
16 42 (1.89%) VB.NET
17 41 (1.85%) Groovy
18 38 (1.71%) VBScript
19 37 (1.67%) VB
20 20 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 563 (25.39%) Degree
2 442 (19.94%) ISTQB
3 438 (19.76%) ISEB
4 248 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 103 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 79 (3.56%) Security Cleared
7 60 (2.71%) Numerate Degree
8 50 (2.26%) SC Cleared
9 29 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
10 19 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 18 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.59%) PhD
13 10 (0.45%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.32%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.27%) RHCE
16 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.14%) MBA
16 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.14%) SAP Certification
16 3 (0.14%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 793 (35.77%) QA
2 13 (0.59%) GDPR
3 11 (0.50%) MiFID
4 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.36%) SLA
5 7 (0.32%) ISO 20022
5 7 (0.32%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.23%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.23%) MIL-STD-1553
8 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.14%) PMO
10 2 (0.090%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.090%) JTAG
10 2 (0.090%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.090%) WCAG
11 1 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 81 (3.65%) Docker
2 24 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.77%) Firmware
5 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.090%) Xen
9 1 (0.045%) LXC
9 1 (0.045%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (3.25%) Puppet
2 66 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.62%) Ansible
5 30 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.72%) CA Service Virtualization
6 16 (0.72%) Marathon
7 9 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.41%) Kibana
7 9 (0.41%) Mesos
7 9 (0.41%) Rancher
8 8 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.27%) rkt
10 5 (0.23%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.14%) Nagios
11 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.090%) WhatsUp Gold
13 1 (0.045%) SCOM
13 1 (0.045%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 287 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 163 (7.35%) Oracle
3 97 (4.38%) HP
4 51 (2.30%) Google
5 40 (1.80%) SAP
6 34 (1.53%) Capita
7 33 (1.49%) VMware
8 28 (1.26%) Virgin Media
9 27 (1.22%) CA
10 24 (1.08%) Informatica
11 23 (1.04%) Cognos
12 20 (0.90%) IBM
13 19 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
14 18 (0.81%) Telerik
15 17 (0.77%) Teradata
16 13 (0.59%) TOWER Software
17 12 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
17 12 (0.54%) Micro Focus
18 10 (0.45%) BT