Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 250 238
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2287 2561 3024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.38% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.54% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1887 2092 2526
UK median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £25,769
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 162001 166293 190317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 128391 137865 157487
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,094 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -27 2056 £40,000 - 149
UK excluding London +9 1728 £36,000 +2.86% 116
London -93 522 £52,500 +5.00% 43
South East -23 464 £36,000 -10.00% 28
North of England -6 429 £35,000 - 33
Midlands +24 248 £37,500 +7.14% 13
South West +14 203 £39,500 +21.54% 16
East of England +9 197 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire -9 196 £35,000 -9.09% 15
North West -37 183 £35,000 +2.94% 17
West Midlands +9 169 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Scotland +47 160 £32,000 -8.57% 10
East Midlands +43 78 £36,301 +11.69% 3
North East +34 50 £35,000 - 1
Wales +9 20 £28,500 -6.56% 1
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -23 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, 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 1347 (58.90%) Test Automation
2 1157 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
3 846 (36.99%) QA
4 691 (30.21%) Selenium
5 645 (28.20%) Degree
6 620 (27.11%) SQL
7 580 (25.36%) Java
8 516 (22.56%) C#
9 483 (21.12%) ISTQB
10 472 (20.64%) Finance
11 461 (20.16%) ISEB
12 439 (19.20%) Test Scripting
13 433 (18.93%) Scrum
14 357 (15.61%) Manual Testing
15 356 (15.57%) Cucumber
16 355 (15.52%) SDLC
17 350 (15.30%) JIRA
18 344 (15.04%) Python
19 334 (14.60%) BDD
20 331 (14.47%) Test Strategy
21 323 (14.12%) Windows
22 318 (13.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 304 (13.29%) Microsoft
24 282 (12.33%) .NET
25 279 (12.20%) TDD
26 278 (12.16%) Regression Testing
27 277 (12.11%) C++
28 274 (11.98%) Computer Science
29 270 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
30 264 (11.54%) 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 96 (4.20%) Confluence
2 33 (1.44%) Apache
3 30 (1.31%) IIS
4 21 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 19 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.48%) CMS
7 10 (0.44%) JBoss
8 9 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.26%) nginx
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.17%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.087%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.17%) Avid Media Composer
7 3 (0.13%) InVision
8 1 (0.044%) Mingle
8 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.35%) Postilion
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.044%) FastStats
6 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.044%) Magento
6 1 (0.044%) Primavera
6 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.044%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.044%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 104 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.92%) SaaS
4 32 (1.40%) GitHub
4 32 (1.40%) Slack
5 26 (1.14%) IaaS
6 23 (1.01%) Office 365
7 21 (0.92%) G Suite
8 14 (0.61%) PaaS
9 12 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.44%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
13 7 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.22%) BrowserStack
14 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.17%) Yammer
16 3 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
17 2 (0.087%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.06%) HTTP
2 21 (0.92%) Internet
3 19 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.57%) SSL
5 11 (0.48%) Intranet
5 11 (0.48%) VoIP
6 9 (0.39%) Wireless
7 6 (0.26%) SMS
8 5 (0.22%) ADSL
8 5 (0.22%) LAN
9 4 (0.17%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.17%) FTP
9 4 (0.17%) WAN
9 4 (0.17%) WebEx
9 4 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.13%) Extranet
10 3 (0.13%) IMAP
10 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.13%) MQTT
10 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.41%) Big Data
3 77 (3.37%) MySQL
4 60 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.40%) GIS
8 24 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 22 (0.96%) Data Mining
10 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (0.74%) BODI
12 17 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
13 10 (0.44%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.39%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.35%) SQLite
16 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.26%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 691 (30.21%) Selenium
2 356 (15.57%) Cucumber
3 350 (15.30%) JIRA
4 244 (10.67%) WebDriver
5 224 (9.79%) Jenkins
6 211 (9.23%) Git (software)
7 168 (7.35%) SoapUI
8 143 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 141 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 126 (5.51%) HP UFT
11 118 (5.16%) Visual Studio
12 92 (4.02%) JMeter
13 69 (3.02%) JUnit
14 65 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (2.45%) Ranorex
16 52 (2.27%) Appium
16 52 (2.27%) Maven
16 52 (2.27%) TeamCity
17 49 (2.14%) LoadRunner
18 45 (1.97%) Bitbucket
General
1 472 (20.64%) Finance
2 162 (7.08%) Retail
3 94 (4.11%) Banking
4 77 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 57 (2.49%) Marketing
6 53 (2.32%) Games
7 48 (2.10%) Electronics
8 43 (1.88%) Back Office
9 40 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.44%) Military
11 32 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 27 (1.18%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.09%) Legal
14 21 (0.92%) Law
15 20 (0.87%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.83%) Advertising
16 19 (0.83%) Automotive
17 15 (0.66%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.35%) Front Office
18 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 609 (26.63%) Analyst
2 525 (22.96%) Tester
3 453 (19.81%) Test Analyst
4 314 (13.73%) Software Tester
4 314 (13.73%) Test Engineer
5 221 (9.66%) Developer
6 178 (7.78%) Automation Tester
7 158 (6.91%) QA Engineer
8 138 (6.03%) Software Test Engineer
9 135 (5.90%) QA Analyst
10 120 (5.25%) Graduate
11 116 (5.07%) Software Analyst
12 114 (4.98%) Software Engineer
13 110 (4.81%) Consultant
14 104 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
15 95 (4.15%) QA Test Analyst
16 93 (4.07%) Test Leader
17 87 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
18 77 (3.37%) QA Tester
19 76 (3.32%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (12.33%) .NET
2 202 (8.83%) XML
3 181 (7.91%) HTML
4 167 (7.30%) Web Services
5 163 (7.13%) SOAP
6 141 (6.17%) CSS
7 140 (6.12%) Gherkin
8 132 (5.77%) RESTful
9 118 (5.16%) REST
10 81 (3.54%) JSON
11 70 (3.06%) ASP.NET
12 66 (2.89%) AngularJS
13 54 (2.36%) Ajax
14 46 (2.01%) Node.js
15 43 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 41 (1.79%) jQuery
17 38 (1.66%) WPF
18 34 (1.49%) Middleware
19 30 (1.31%) .NET Framework
20 28 (1.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 274 (11.98%) Computer Science
2 270 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.19%) User Experience
5 47 (2.06%) Robotics
6 41 (1.79%) Fintech
7 35 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.36%) EPoS
9 29 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (1.22%) iPad
11 25 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.83%) Derivative
14 17 (0.74%) BBC
15 14 (0.61%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.61%) Life Science
16 13 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
17 11 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 323 (14.12%) Windows
2 264 (11.54%) Linux
3 87 (3.80%) Unix
4 64 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 58 (2.54%) Android
6 56 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.52%) Debian
12 11 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.35%) CentOS
14 6 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.26%) Solaris
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.17%) Fedora
16 4 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1347 (58.90%) Test Automation
2 1157 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (19.20%) Test Scripting
4 433 (18.93%) Scrum
5 357 (15.61%) Manual Testing
6 355 (15.52%) SDLC
7 334 (14.60%) BDD
8 331 (14.47%) Test Strategy
9 318 (13.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 279 (12.20%) TDD
11 278 (12.16%) Regression Testing
12 257 (11.24%) Software Engineering
13 209 (9.14%) Performance Testing
14 198 (8.66%) Functional Testing
15 184 (8.05%) Scenario Testing
16 178 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
17 170 (7.43%) Mentoring
18 167 (7.30%) DevOps
19 165 (7.21%) Test Management
20 149 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 620 (27.11%) SQL
2 580 (25.36%) Java
3 516 (22.56%) C#
4 344 (15.04%) Python
5 277 (12.11%) C++
6 243 (10.63%) JavaScript
7 160 (7.00%) Ruby
8 158 (6.91%) C
9 89 (3.89%) Perl
10 82 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 80 (3.50%) PHP
12 62 (2.71%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.79%) VB
13 41 (1.79%) VB.NET
14 39 (1.71%) Scala
15 37 (1.62%) Groovy
16 33 (1.44%) VBScript
17 31 (1.36%) Shell Script
18 26 (1.14%) PowerShell
19 22 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 645 (28.20%) Degree
2 483 (21.12%) ISTQB
3 461 (20.16%) ISEB
4 251 (10.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 109 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 82 (3.59%) Security Cleared
7 59 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
8 41 (1.79%) SC Cleared
9 26 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
11 19 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.48%) PhD
13 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.31%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.31%) SAP Certification
14 6 (0.26%) MCSE
14 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 846 (36.99%) QA
2 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.35%) SLA
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 20022
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.31%) PMO
4 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.22%) MIL-STD-1553
5 4 (0.17%) MiFID
6 2 (0.087%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.087%) HL7
6 2 (0.087%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.087%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.087%) JTAG
6 2 (0.087%) WCAG
7 1 (0.044%) MISRA
7 1 (0.044%) MISRA C
System Software
1 81 (3.54%) Docker
2 36 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.74%) Firmware
5 13 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.39%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.17%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.044%) LXC
8 1 (0.044%) Varnish
8 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (2.32%) Puppet
3 32 (1.40%) Ansible
4 29 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
6 14 (0.61%) Marathon
7 13 (0.57%) rkt
8 11 (0.48%) Mesos
9 8 (0.35%) Kibana
10 7 (0.31%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.26%) Nagios
11 6 (0.26%) Rancher
12 5 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
14 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.087%) Icinga
15 2 (0.087%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 304 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 155 (6.78%) Oracle
3 112 (4.90%) HP
4 46 (2.01%) Google
4 46 (2.01%) SAP
5 42 (1.84%) Virgin Media
6 38 (1.66%) VMware
7 24 (1.05%) Informatica
8 22 (0.96%) CA
8 22 (0.96%) IBM
9 21 (0.92%) Cognos
10 18 (0.79%) Cognizant
10 18 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
11 17 (0.74%) Teradata
12 16 (0.70%) Capita
12 16 (0.70%) Telerik
13 15 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.66%) Zend
14 14 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.57%) TOWER Software