Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 287 245
Rank change year-on-year +17 -42 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,177 2,148 2,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.21% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.33% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,718 1,815 2,363
UK median annual salary £41,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.21% +1.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.14% - -

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 156,958 161,209 182,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.63% 90.77% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 125,377 129,352 151,685
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,883 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.23% +5.02% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +12 1,988 £42,265 +8.37% 336
UK excluding London -2 1,566 £39,250 +12.14% 284
London +36 555 £55,000 +4.76% 73
South East -23 468 £40,000 +14.29% 87
North of England +37 403 £37,500 +7.14% 63
Yorkshire +18 197 £37,500 +7.14% 27
East of England +5 192 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Midlands +8 187 £38,500 +10.00% 43
North West +44 186 £37,500 +7.14% 29
South West -29 183 £37,745 +0.65% 38
West Midlands -7 111 £38,500 +7.69% 33
Scotland -21 93 £34,500 +10.40% 12
East Midlands +30 76 £38,250 +9.29% 10
Wales +31 37 £37,500 +31.58% 8
North East -14 23 £41,000 +17.14% 7
Northern Ireland - 8 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,342 (61.64%) Test Automation
2 1,315 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
3 813 (37.34%) QA
4 684 (31.42%) Selenium
5 597 (27.42%) Java
6 543 (24.94%) SQL
7 539 (24.76%) C#
8 520 (23.89%) Finance
9 467 (21.45%) Degree
10 459 (21.08%) Scrum
11 458 (21.04%) ISTQB
12 445 (20.44%) BDD
13 434 (19.94%) ISEB
14 416 (19.11%) JIRA
15 395 (18.14%) Cucumber
16 381 (17.50%) TDD
17 368 (16.90%) SDLC
18 353 (16.21%) Test Scripting
19 319 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
20 312 (14.33%) Manual Testing
21 296 (13.60%) Test Strategy
22 294 (13.50%) .NET
23 285 (13.09%) Software Engineering
24 279 (12.82%) JavaScript
25 271 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
26 262 (12.03%) Windows
27 255 (11.71%) Jenkins
28 250 (11.48%) Python
29 234 (10.75%) Computer Science
30 232 (10.66%) Regression Testing

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 72 (3.31%) Confluence
2 40 (1.84%) IIS
3 26 (1.19%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.69%) Apache
6 14 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.41%) CMS
9 5 (0.23%) JBoss
10 4 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.18%) SAS
10 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.092%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.092%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.092%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.046%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.046%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.046%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.046%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) Elite 3E
1 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.092%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.046%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.046%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.046%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 132 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.80%) SaaS
4 43 (1.98%) Office 365
5 39 (1.79%) GitHub
5 39 (1.79%) Slack
6 38 (1.75%) G Suite
7 23 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.64%) BrowserStack
9 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.46%) DigitalOcean
10 9 (0.41%) npm
11 7 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
12 6 (0.28%) Trello
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.23%) PaaS
14 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.18%) Sage Pay
15 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.29%) Internet
2 17 (0.78%) HTTP
3 16 (0.73%) SMS
3 16 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.55%) Wireless
5 11 (0.51%) 3G
5 11 (0.51%) 4G
6 10 (0.46%) Firewall
7 8 (0.37%) VoIP
8 7 (0.32%) ATM
8 7 (0.32%) DNS
8 7 (0.32%) Network Security
8 7 (0.32%) RS-232
9 6 (0.28%) VLAN
9 6 (0.28%) WAN
9 6 (0.28%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.23%) Broadband
10 5 (0.23%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.23%) FTP
10 5 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.08%) Big Data
3 51 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 38 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.47%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.96%) GIS
9 21 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.87%) QlikView
11 18 (0.83%) Data Mining
11 18 (0.83%) MySQL
12 17 (0.78%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 684 (31.42%) Selenium
2 416 (19.11%) JIRA
3 395 (18.14%) Cucumber
4 255 (11.71%) Jenkins
5 200 (9.19%) WebDriver
6 190 (8.73%) Git (software)
7 158 (7.26%) SoapUI
8 153 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 135 (6.20%) SpecFlow
10 125 (5.74%) Visual Studio
11 121 (5.56%) JMeter
12 117 (5.37%) JUnit
13 78 (3.58%) TeamCity
14 76 (3.49%) Ranorex
15 75 (3.45%) Appium
16 74 (3.40%) HP UFT
17 64 (2.94%) Protractor
18 62 (2.85%) Subversion
19 61 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 51 (2.34%) Maven
General
1 520 (23.89%) Finance
2 144 (6.61%) Retail
3 105 (4.82%) Banking
4 83 (3.81%) Games
5 65 (2.99%) Marketing
6 56 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.16%) Back Office
8 36 (1.65%) Legal
9 35 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 31 (1.42%) Law
11 26 (1.19%) Electronics
12 22 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.96%) Advertising
14 17 (0.78%) Billing
15 13 (0.60%) Automotive
16 11 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 583 (26.78%) Analyst
2 437 (20.07%) Test Analyst
3 428 (19.66%) Tester
4 293 (13.46%) Test Engineer
5 267 (12.26%) Developer
6 252 (11.58%) Software Tester
7 150 (6.89%) QA Engineer
8 149 (6.84%) Automation Tester
9 131 (6.02%) Developer in Test
10 130 (5.97%) QA Analyst
10 130 (5.97%) Software Developer
11 118 (5.42%) Software Test Engineer
12 113 (5.19%) Software Analyst
13 105 (4.82%) Software Test Analyst
14 102 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
15 101 (4.64%) Test Manager
16 99 (4.55%) Software Engineer
17 93 (4.27%) Test Leader
18 87 (4.00%) Junior
19 84 (3.86%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (13.50%) .NET
2 175 (8.04%) Web Services
3 140 (6.43%) HTML
4 137 (6.29%) REST
5 134 (6.16%) Gherkin
6 125 (5.74%) SOAP
7 122 (5.60%) CSS
8 119 (5.47%) XML
9 95 (4.36%) RESTful
10 81 (3.72%) AngularJS
11 72 (3.31%) JSON
12 57 (2.62%) jQuery
13 50 (2.30%) ASP.NET
13 50 (2.30%) React
14 47 (2.16%) Node.js
15 38 (1.75%) .NET Framework
16 35 (1.61%) Spring
17 33 (1.52%) WPF
18 29 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
19 25 (1.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 234 (10.75%) Computer Science
2 163 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 74 (3.40%) User Experience
5 73 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (2.53%) Fintech
7 39 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.29%) Robotics
10 27 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 24 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 24 (1.10%) NHS
12 23 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 23 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 21 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.55%) Life Science
16 10 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 262 (12.03%) Windows
2 189 (8.68%) Linux
3 60 (2.76%) Android
4 58 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 52 (2.39%) Unix
6 22 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.32%) CentOS
9 7 (0.32%) Debian
9 7 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.32%) Solaris
9 7 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.18%) AIX
10 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,342 (61.64%) Test Automation
2 1,315 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
3 459 (21.08%) Scrum
4 445 (20.44%) BDD
5 381 (17.50%) TDD
6 368 (16.90%) SDLC
7 353 (16.21%) Test Scripting
8 319 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
9 312 (14.33%) Manual Testing
10 296 (13.60%) Test Strategy
11 285 (13.09%) Software Engineering
12 271 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 232 (10.66%) Regression Testing
14 218 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
15 187 (8.59%) Mentoring
16 163 (7.49%) Test Management
17 158 (7.26%) User Stories
17 158 (7.26%) Waterfall
18 154 (7.07%) Scenario Testing
19 153 (7.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 597 (27.42%) Java
2 543 (24.94%) SQL
3 539 (24.76%) C#
4 279 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 250 (11.48%) Python
6 170 (7.81%) C++
7 134 (6.16%) Ruby
8 118 (5.42%) PHP
9 111 (5.10%) C
10 54 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 49 (2.25%) Perl
11 49 (2.25%) PowerShell
12 46 (2.11%) Scala
13 34 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.33%) TypeScript
16 23 (1.06%) Groovy
17 14 (0.64%) Go
18 13 (0.60%) Bourne shell
18 13 (0.60%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 467 (21.45%) Degree
2 458 (21.04%) ISTQB
3 434 (19.94%) ISEB
4 231 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 77 (3.54%) Security Cleared
6 70 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 52 (2.39%) SC Cleared
8 34 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
9 30 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 23 (1.06%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.78%) PhD
12 12 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 9 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.37%) CCNA
14 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 813 (37.34%) QA
2 24 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.51%) GDPR
5 9 (0.41%) GCP
6 7 (0.32%) PMO
7 5 (0.23%) GAMP
7 5 (0.23%) GMP
8 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 15765
9 3 (0.14%) SLA
10 2 (0.092%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.092%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.092%) SEPA
10 2 (0.092%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.046%) EMIR
11 1 (0.046%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.046%) MiFID
11 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (2.71%) Docker
2 42 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.15%) Firmware
4 22 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (2.71%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.65%) Ansible
3 33 (1.52%) HP ALM
4 27 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.83%) Puppet
6 16 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.37%) Marathon
8 7 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
9 6 (0.28%) Terraform
10 4 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.18%) Kibana
10 4 (0.18%) Mesos
10 4 (0.18%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.18%) SCOM
11 3 (0.14%) Oozie
11 3 (0.14%) Packer
11 3 (0.14%) Rancher
11 3 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 210 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 88 (4.04%) Oracle
3 87 (4.00%) Google
4 71 (3.26%) HP
5 62 (2.85%) Capita
6 41 (1.88%) SAP
7 30 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (1.10%) VMware
10 14 (0.64%) WorldPay
11 11 (0.51%) Hortonworks
11 11 (0.51%) IBM
12 9 (0.41%) TOWER Software
13 8 (0.37%) Apple
13 8 (0.37%) EMC
13 8 (0.37%) Perforce
13 8 (0.37%) Twitter
14 7 (0.32%) CA
15 6 (0.28%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.28%) Telerik