Software Testing
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 173 88 108
Rank change year-on-year -85 +20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,716 3,683 5,559
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 3.79% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 3.97% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,261 1,251 2,148
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,750 £41,625 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +0.45%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,886 92,843 159,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.13% 95.56% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60,763 54,795 82,800
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing over the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -94 1,426 £51,020 -7.24% 430
UK excluding London -92 1,327 £50,000 - 381
Work from Home +7 648 £55,000 -4.35% 196
South East -36 344 £49,000 -10.91% 97
North of England -97 298 £55,000 +10.00% 75
London -111 284 £70,000 +3.70% 75
Midlands -113 209 £45,000 - 71
North West -102 169 £55,000 +10.00% 47
East of England -39 144 £55,000 -15.38% 56
South West -75 137 £50,000 +5.26% 53
Scotland -84 135 £45,000 -10.00% 30
West Midlands -97 130 £45,000 -5.26% 34
Yorkshire -45 108 £55,000 +10.00% 21
East Midlands -79 79 £49,329 +12.11% 38
Wales +29 46 £47,500 +2.79% 5
North East 0 21 £55,000 -1.79% 7
Northern Ireland +18 14 £37,500 -6.25% 8

Software Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (3.21%) Confluence
2 29 (1.69%) IIS
3 20 (1.17%) Microsoft Exchange
3 20 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.99%) Apache
5 9 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.47%) WinCC
7 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.23%) TWiki
9 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.12%) JBoss
11 1 (0.058%) CMS
11 1 (0.058%) Moodle
11 1 (0.058%) nginx
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Fuse
11 1 (0.058%) Totara
11 1 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 70 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.86%) Simulink
3 23 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.34%) Stateflow
4 10 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 7 (0.41%) CANalyzer
5 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.41%) Revit
5 7 (0.41%) Trello
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) BPCS
1 7 (0.41%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.12%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.058%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 373 (21.74%) Azure
2 276 (16.08%) AWS
3 85 (4.95%) Azure DevOps
4 66 (3.85%) SaaS
5 58 (3.38%) GitHub
6 54 (3.15%) GCP
7 50 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
9 27 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (1.22%) Power Platform
11 20 (1.17%) Serverless
12 17 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.70%) GitHub Actions
14 10 (0.58%) Google Play
15 9 (0.52%) BlazeMeter
16 8 (0.47%) Slack
17 7 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 7 (0.41%) IaaS
18 6 (0.35%) Entra ID
18 6 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.97%) TCP/IP
2 35 (2.04%) Wireless
3 28 (1.63%) Firewall
4 25 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
5 24 (1.40%) WAN
6 21 (1.22%) Internet
6 21 (1.22%) RS-485
7 19 (1.11%) Network Security
8 18 (1.05%) 4G
8 18 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 15 (0.87%) LAN
9 15 (0.87%) MQTT
10 14 (0.82%) RS-232
11 13 (0.76%) 3G
12 11 (0.64%) J1939
13 7 (0.41%) Modbus
14 6 (0.35%) DVB
14 6 (0.35%) HTTP
14 6 (0.35%) VPN
14 6 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.49%) Geospatial Data
3 52 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 23 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.22%) DynamoDB
6 21 (1.22%) Redis
7 17 (0.99%) Big Data
8 16 (0.93%) MySQL
9 15 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.82%) Data Lake
11 13 (0.76%) OLTP
11 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.70%) Power BI
13 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.58%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.35%) BigQuery
16 6 (0.35%) Flink
Development Applications
1 220 (12.82%) JIRA
2 160 (9.32%) Selenium
3 109 (6.35%) Git
4 94 (5.48%) Jenkins
5 72 (4.20%) Cypress.io
6 67 (3.90%) Visual Studio
7 65 (3.79%) Cucumber
7 65 (3.79%) Postman
8 62 (3.61%) JUnit
9 59 (3.44%) GitLab
10 55 (3.21%) JMeter
11 34 (1.98%) Appium
12 33 (1.92%) WebDriver
13 27 (1.57%) Bitbucket
13 27 (1.57%) LabVIEW
14 25 (1.46%) SpecFlow
15 24 (1.40%) SoapUI
16 20 (1.17%) TestNG
17 19 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (1.05%) Plastic SCM
General
1 460 (26.81%) Social Skills
2 236 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (10.20%) Finance
4 128 (7.46%) Electronics
5 90 (5.24%) Legal
6 80 (4.66%) Public Sector
7 77 (4.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 76 (4.43%) Retail
9 63 (3.67%) Manufacturing
9 63 (3.67%) Organisational Skills
10 55 (3.21%) Automotive
11 43 (2.51%) Aerospace
12 41 (2.39%) Law
13 40 (2.33%) Marketing
14 35 (2.04%) Banking
15 27 (1.57%) Games
16 20 (1.17%) Military
16 20 (1.17%) Telecoms
17 18 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
17 18 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 288 (16.78%) Senior
2 265 (15.44%) Developer
3 213 (12.41%) Software Engineer
4 188 (10.96%) Analyst
5 155 (9.03%) Test Engineer
6 154 (8.97%) Tester
7 147 (8.57%) Lead
8 102 (5.94%) Architect
9 99 (5.77%) Software Architect
10 92 (5.36%) Software Tester
11 89 (5.19%) Senior Developer
12 77 (4.49%) Geospatial Architect
12 77 (4.49%) Software Developer
13 75 (4.37%) Test Analyst
14 74 (4.31%) QA Engineer
15 68 (3.96%) Senior Software Engineer
16 66 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
17 63 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
18 58 (3.38%) Embedded Engineer
19 56 (3.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (11.48%) .NET
2 115 (6.70%) HTML
3 84 (4.90%) REST
3 84 (4.90%) Web Services
4 75 (4.37%) CSS
5 67 (3.90%) React
6 61 (3.55%) Node.js
7 58 (3.38%) RESTful
8 50 (2.91%) JSON
9 49 (2.86%) XML
10 47 (2.74%) Playwright
11 44 (2.56%) .NET Framework
12 36 (2.10%) ASP.NET
12 36 (2.10%) SOAP
13 32 (1.86%) .NET Core
13 32 (1.86%) Spring
14 29 (1.69%) Spring Boot
15 26 (1.52%) Kafka
16 22 (1.28%) GraphQL
17 19 (1.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.42%) Product Ownership
2 89 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (4.90%) Legacy Systems
4 70 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 64 (3.73%) Algorithms
6 55 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.97%) IoT
8 36 (2.10%) Onboarding
9 32 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.81%) Cloud Native
10 31 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
10 31 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
11 30 (1.75%) Distributed Systems
12 28 (1.63%) Video\Live Streaming
13 26 (1.52%) Public Cloud
14 23 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (1.17%) Clustering
16 18 (1.05%) Driving Licence
17 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
18 15 (0.87%) FPGA
Operating Systems
1 191 (11.13%) Linux
2 147 (8.57%) Windows
3 41 (2.39%) Unix
4 36 (2.10%) Android
5 24 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
6 22 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.64%) Debian
10 9 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
10 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) CentOS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (39.28%) Agile
2 601 (35.02%) Test Automation
3 401 (23.37%) Software Engineering
4 395 (23.02%) Problem-Solving
5 348 (20.28%) DevOps
6 259 (15.09%) Computer Science
7 258 (15.03%) CI/CD
8 195 (11.36%) SDLC
9 172 (10.02%) Mentoring
10 162 (9.44%) Test Strategy
11 160 (9.32%) Regression Testing
12 142 (8.28%) TDD
13 134 (7.81%) Code Quality
13 134 (7.81%) Test Scripting
14 133 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
15 128 (7.46%) Scrum
16 125 (7.28%) Coaching
17 122 (7.11%) Migration
18 120 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
18 120 (6.99%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 324 (18.88%) Python
2 316 (18.41%) C#
3 268 (15.62%) SQL
4 255 (14.86%) Java
5 242 (14.10%) JavaScript
6 177 (10.31%) C
7 110 (6.41%) C++
8 86 (5.01%) TypeScript
9 53 (3.09%) Bash
10 49 (2.86%) Embedded C
11 44 (2.56%) MATLAB
12 39 (2.27%) Fortran
12 39 (2.27%) Go
13 31 (1.81%) PowerShell
14 24 (1.40%) Perl
15 23 (1.34%) Groovy
15 23 (1.34%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.93%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.87%) PHP
17 15 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 489 (28.50%) Degree
2 237 (13.81%) Security Cleared
3 135 (7.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 103 (6.00%) ISTQB
5 101 (5.89%) SC Cleared
6 51 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 36 (2.10%) Master's Degree
8 33 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.81%) PhD
10 30 (1.75%) ISEB
11 24 (1.40%) AWS Certification
12 21 (1.22%) HND
13 15 (0.87%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.58%) IIBA
15 8 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.41%) Azure Certification
17 6 (0.35%) CSPO
17 6 (0.35%) HNC
18 5 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
18 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (21.74%) QA
2 60 (3.50%) Accessibility
3 50 (2.91%) GDPR
4 28 (1.63%) WCAG
5 23 (1.34%) MISRA
6 18 (1.05%) SLA
7 15 (0.87%) ISO 26262
7 15 (0.87%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.76%) Automotive SPICE
8 13 (0.76%) AUTOSAR
9 8 (0.47%) PSD2
10 7 (0.41%) DO-254
10 7 (0.41%) IEC 61508
10 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 6 (0.35%) Def Stans
11 6 (0.35%) ISO 13485
11 6 (0.35%) Software Quality Assurance
12 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 5 (0.29%) ITGC
13 4 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (5.07%) Docker
2 76 (4.43%) Firmware
3 21 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.17%) VMware NSX
5 19 (1.11%) Embedded Firmware
6 12 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.12%) NFS
11 2 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 39 (2.27%) Terraform
3 15 (0.87%) SCCM
4 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (0.70%) Ansible
6 10 (0.58%) Grafana
7 9 (0.52%) Progress Chef
8 8 (0.47%) Puppet
9 7 (0.41%) Kibana
10 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.35%) Salt
11 4 (0.23%) Functional Safety
11 4 (0.23%) Wonderware InTouch
12 2 (0.12%) Kustomize
12 2 (0.12%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.058%) TeamSite
13 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 265 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 50 (2.91%) Google
2 50 (2.91%) Oracle
3 44 (2.56%) IBM
4 36 (2.10%) VMware
5 24 (1.40%) ServiceNow
6 18 (1.05%) Lauterbach
6 18 (1.05%) SAP
7 17 (0.99%) Salesforce
8 14 (0.82%) HP
9 13 (0.76%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.70%) Rockwell
10 12 (0.70%) Splunk
11 11 (0.64%) Adobe
11 11 (0.64%) OpenAI
11 11 (0.64%) Siemens
12 10 (0.58%) Citrix
13 9 (0.52%) TOWER Software
14 8 (0.47%) Duck Creek
14 8 (0.47%) Sage