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

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 280 249
Rank change year-on-year +42 -31 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,289 2,236 2,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.25% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.36% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,765 1,859 2,182
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,350 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
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 146,532 163,828 172,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.48% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 116,434 129,547 143,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 November 2018.

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 18 November 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 +42 2,069 £40,000 - 376
UK excluding London +8 1,599 £37,500 +5.63% 321
London +102 633 £57,500 +9.52% 73
South East +27 475 £37,500 +4.17% 82
North of England +9 394 £36,000 +2.86% 90
Midlands +20 231 £37,500 - 53
Yorkshire +31 199 £37,500 +7.14% 47
North West +15 182 £35,000 - 33
South West -1 175 £35,000 -10.26% 43
East of England -2 153 £42,500 - 37
West Midlands -6 125 £34,000 -15.00% 32
Scotland -30 118 £35,000 +9.38% 6
East Midlands +35 106 £37,500 +3.45% 21
Wales +24 42 £37,500 +36.36% 5
Northern Ireland +15 16 £55,000 +37.50% 7
North East -36 14 £45,000 +28.57% 10

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1,372 (59.94%) Test Automation
2 1,330 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
3 810 (35.39%) QA
4 716 (31.28%) Selenium
5 659 (28.79%) Java
6 632 (27.61%) C#
7 598 (26.12%) SQL
8 590 (25.78%) Degree
9 569 (24.86%) Finance
10 478 (20.88%) BDD
11 471 (20.58%) ISTQB
12 408 (17.82%) Scrum
13 393 (17.17%) JIRA
14 391 (17.08%) Test Scripting
14 391 (17.08%) Cucumber
15 378 (16.51%) Manual Testing
16 369 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
17 367 (16.03%) JavaScript
17 367 (16.03%) TDD
18 362 (15.81%) ISEB
19 338 (14.77%) .NET
19 338 (14.77%) SDLC
20 294 (12.84%) Test Strategy
21 293 (12.80%) Python
22 281 (12.28%) Software Engineering
23 268 (11.71%) Windows
24 251 (10.97%) SQL Server
25 241 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 240 (10.48%) Jenkins
27 238 (10.40%) Gherkin

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 71 (3.10%) Confluence
2 67 (2.93%) IIS
3 21 (0.92%) Apache Spark
4 19 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.74%) CMS
6 16 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.48%) Apache
8 7 (0.31%) SAS
8 7 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.22%) JBoss
11 4 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.13%) WordPress
13 2 (0.087%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.087%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.087%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.087%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.087%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.087%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.087%) InCopy
8 2 (0.087%) InDesign
8 2 (0.087%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.13%) Magento
2 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.087%) Postilion
4 1 (0.044%) Endur
4 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.044%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.044%) SAP FI-AR
4 1 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (2.40%) Office 365
4 51 (2.23%) G Suite
5 50 (2.18%) GitHub
6 28 (1.22%) SaaS
7 25 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.61%) Trello
9 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.35%) BrowserStack
10 8 (0.35%) npm
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.13%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
13 3 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.13%) Sage Pay
14 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.44%) Wireless
2 25 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 19 (0.83%) 3G
4 17 (0.74%) ZigBee
5 15 (0.66%) Internet
6 13 (0.57%) 4G
6 13 (0.57%) DNS
6 13 (0.57%) FTP
6 13 (0.57%) Network Security
6 13 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (0.52%) HTTP
8 11 (0.48%) GSM
8 11 (0.48%) LAN
8 11 (0.48%) LTE
8 11 (0.48%) WAN
9 10 (0.44%) ATM
9 10 (0.44%) Firewall
10 9 (0.39%) RS-485
10 9 (0.39%) VoIP
11 8 (0.35%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 63 (2.75%) Big Data
4 49 (2.14%) MySQL
5 43 (1.88%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.27%) GIS
6 29 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 29 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 27 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (1.00%) Apache Hive
9 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.48%) DB2
14 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.39%) Power BI
15 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 716 (31.28%) Selenium
2 393 (17.17%) JIRA
3 391 (17.08%) Cucumber
4 240 (10.48%) Jenkins
5 205 (8.96%) Git (software)
6 188 (8.21%) SpecFlow
7 180 (7.86%) WebDriver
8 141 (6.16%) Visual Studio
9 129 (5.64%) SoapUI
10 125 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 123 (5.37%) JUnit
12 106 (4.63%) JMeter
13 95 (4.15%) TeamCity
14 78 (3.41%) NUnit
15 76 (3.32%) Appium
16 68 (2.97%) HP UFT
17 60 (2.62%) Subversion
18 54 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 53 (2.32%) Protractor
20 44 (1.92%) Ranorex
General
1 569 (24.86%) Finance
2 142 (6.20%) Retail
3 102 (4.46%) Marketing
4 90 (3.93%) Games
5 84 (3.67%) Banking
6 61 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.36%) Electronics
8 52 (2.27%) Back Office
9 45 (1.97%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.18%) Law
11 16 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.66%) Advertising
13 14 (0.61%) Automotive
14 8 (0.35%) Billing
15 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.31%) Publishing
15 7 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.26%) Avionics
16 6 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 620 (27.09%) Analyst
2 523 (22.85%) Test Analyst
3 463 (20.23%) Tester
4 398 (17.39%) Test Engineer
5 368 (16.08%) Developer
6 239 (10.44%) Software Tester
7 188 (8.21%) Developer in Test
8 180 (7.86%) Software Developer
9 163 (7.12%) Software Test Engineer
10 154 (6.73%) QA Engineer
11 143 (6.25%) Automation Tester
12 141 (6.16%) Software Analyst
13 129 (5.64%) Software Test Analyst
14 124 (5.42%) Test Automation Engineer
15 119 (5.20%) Graduate
16 111 (4.85%) Software Engineer
17 105 (4.59%) Junior
18 101 (4.41%) Test Leader
19 91 (3.98%) Automation Test Analyst
20 81 (3.54%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (14.77%) .NET
2 238 (10.40%) Gherkin
3 169 (7.38%) Web Services
4 164 (7.16%) XML
5 151 (6.60%) REST
6 131 (5.72%) SOAP
7 127 (5.55%) HTML
8 123 (5.37%) JSON
9 104 (4.54%) CSS
10 93 (4.06%) AngularJS
11 79 (3.45%) Node.js
12 74 (3.23%) React
13 68 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (2.53%) RESTful
15 51 (2.23%) ASP.NET
16 45 (1.97%) jQuery
17 38 (1.66%) WPF
18 29 (1.27%) Spring
19 26 (1.14%) Behat
20 23 (1.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 230 (10.05%) Computer Science
2 186 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (5.11%) Mobile App
4 91 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (3.41%) Fintech
6 58 (2.53%) User Experience
7 33 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.14%) CCTV
8 26 (1.14%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.05%) Robotics
10 20 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 17 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.70%) NHS
13 16 (0.70%) Reinsurance
14 15 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.57%) Device Driver
17 11 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 268 (11.71%) Windows
2 178 (7.78%) Linux
3 65 (2.84%) Android
4 61 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.70%) Unix
6 22 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.48%) Solaris
8 10 (0.44%) CentOS
9 9 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
12 6 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.13%) VMS
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.087%) Debian
16 2 (0.087%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,372 (59.94%) Test Automation
2 1,330 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
3 478 (20.88%) BDD
4 408 (17.82%) Scrum
5 391 (17.08%) Test Scripting
6 378 (16.51%) Manual Testing
7 369 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
8 367 (16.03%) TDD
9 338 (14.77%) SDLC
10 294 (12.84%) Test Strategy
11 281 (12.28%) Software Engineering
12 226 (9.87%) Regression Testing
13 217 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
13 217 (9.48%) Scenario Testing
14 200 (8.74%) Functional Testing
14 200 (8.74%) Test Management
15 192 (8.39%) Mentoring
16 191 (8.34%) User Acceptance Testing
17 185 (8.08%) Open Source
18 174 (7.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 659 (28.79%) Java
2 632 (27.61%) C#
3 598 (26.12%) SQL
4 367 (16.03%) JavaScript
5 293 (12.80%) Python
6 159 (6.95%) C++
7 117 (5.11%) PHP
8 100 (4.37%) Ruby
9 82 (3.58%) C
10 78 (3.41%) PowerShell
11 54 (2.36%) Bash Shell
12 38 (1.66%) Scala
13 36 (1.57%) Groovy
14 32 (1.40%) Perl
15 26 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.87%) TypeScript
17 16 (0.70%) R
18 15 (0.66%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.66%) VBA
19 13 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 590 (25.78%) Degree
2 471 (20.58%) ISTQB
3 362 (15.81%) ISEB
4 241 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 89 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 84 (3.67%) Security Cleared
7 53 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 36 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
9 33 (1.44%) Sun Certification
10 15 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 14 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.35%) PhD
14 6 (0.26%) HND
15 5 (0.22%) CCNA
15 5 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.22%) MCSA
15 5 (0.22%) MCSD
15 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 810 (35.39%) QA
2 21 (0.92%) GDPR
3 18 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.13%) MiFID
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.087%) PMO
9 1 (0.044%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 77 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.23%) Docker
3 27 (1.18%) Firmware
4 13 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 78 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.57%) Ansible
3 34 (1.49%) HP ALM
4 15 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.57%) Puppet
6 9 (0.39%) Terraform
7 8 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (0.31%) Rancher
8 7 (0.31%) Salt
9 5 (0.22%) Oozie
10 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.17%) EnCase
10 4 (0.17%) Netcool
11 3 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
11 3 (0.13%) Packer
12 2 (0.087%) Grafana
12 2 (0.087%) Kibana
12 2 (0.087%) Nmap
12 2 (0.087%) SCOM
Vendors
1 211 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 111 (4.85%) Oracle
3 100 (4.37%) Google
4 72 (3.15%) HP
5 45 (1.97%) SAP
6 34 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 21 (0.92%) IBM
8 16 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (0.66%) Hortonworks
10 14 (0.61%) VMware
11 13 (0.57%) WorldPay
12 12 (0.52%) Apple
13 10 (0.44%) Informatica
13 10 (0.44%) Remedy
14 9 (0.39%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.39%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.35%) Adobe
16 6 (0.26%) Cognos
16 6 (0.26%) MobileIron
16 6 (0.26%) ServiceNow