Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 287 249
Rank change year-on-year +38 -38 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,234 2,126 2,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.20% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.31% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,749 1,772 2,282
UK median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,200 £26,000 £25,775
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 154,531 162,100 180,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.52% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 123,046 129,010 150,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +33 2,026 £42,500 +13.33% 357
UK excluding London +18 1,608 £38,500 +10.00% 312
London +45 567 £55,000 +4.76% 66
South East -3 491 £40,000 +14.29% 89
North of England +30 408 £37,500 +7.14% 74
Yorkshire +23 198 £37,500 +7.14% 25
East of England +37 191 £45,000 +5.88% 28
North West +41 190 £37,500 +9.29% 45
South West -10 190 £35,000 -2.78% 41
Midlands +15 179 £39,000 +6.12% 59
West Midlands +6 112 £37,750 +5.59% 47
Scotland -21 102 £34,500 +15.00% 14
East Midlands +22 67 £39,500 +5.33% 12
Wales +38 38 £37,500 +33.93% 7
North East -18 21 £38,750 +30.25% 4
Northern Ireland +12 14 £52,500 +31.25%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,356 (60.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,353 (60.56%) Test Automation
3 827 (37.02%) QA
4 689 (30.84%) Selenium
5 627 (28.07%) Java
6 559 (25.02%) C#
7 554 (24.80%) SQL
8 538 (24.08%) Finance
9 511 (22.87%) Degree
10 473 (21.17%) Scrum
11 453 (20.28%) ISTQB
12 451 (20.19%) BDD
13 415 (18.58%) ISEB
14 402 (17.99%) JIRA
15 394 (17.64%) Cucumber
16 384 (17.19%) SDLC
17 378 (16.92%) TDD
18 363 (16.25%) Test Scripting
19 347 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
20 324 (14.50%) Manual Testing
21 314 (14.06%) .NET
22 298 (13.34%) JavaScript
22 298 (13.34%) Test Strategy
23 291 (13.03%) Software Engineering
24 267 (11.95%) Python
25 261 (11.68%) Windows
26 257 (11.50%) Jenkins
27 247 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
28 234 (10.47%) Computer Science
29 230 (10.30%) Problem-Solving

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 74 (3.31%) Confluence
2 45 (2.01%) IIS
3 28 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 22 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 15 (0.67%) Apache
8 10 (0.45%) CMS
9 5 (0.22%) JBoss
9 5 (0.22%) SAS
10 4 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.090%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.090%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.090%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.090%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.045%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.045%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 36 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.045%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.090%) Postilion
5 2 (0.090%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.045%) Primavera
6 1 (0.045%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.045%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 134 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (2.37%) SaaS
4 49 (2.19%) Office 365
5 45 (2.01%) GitHub
6 44 (1.97%) G Suite
6 44 (1.97%) Slack
7 27 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.63%) BrowserStack
10 11 (0.49%) npm
11 10 (0.45%) Trello
12 7 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
13 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.22%) PaaS
14 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (0.18%) Sage Pay
14 4 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
15 3 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.25%) Internet
2 16 (0.72%) SMS
2 16 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.58%) 3G
3 13 (0.58%) 4G
3 13 (0.58%) HTTP
3 13 (0.58%) Wireless
4 12 (0.54%) Firewall
5 10 (0.45%) VoIP
6 9 (0.40%) ATM
7 8 (0.36%) Network Security
7 8 (0.36%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.31%) LAN
8 7 (0.31%) RS-232
8 7 (0.31%) WAN
8 7 (0.31%) ZigBee
9 6 (0.27%) Broadband
9 6 (0.27%) DNS
9 6 (0.27%) VLAN
10 5 (0.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.22%) Big Data
3 52 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 38 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 33 (1.48%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.16%) GIS
10 23 (1.03%) MySQL
11 22 (0.98%) QlikView
11 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (0.85%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.49%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 689 (30.84%) Selenium
2 402 (17.99%) JIRA
3 394 (17.64%) Cucumber
4 257 (11.50%) Jenkins
5 203 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 198 (8.86%) WebDriver
7 154 (6.89%) SoapUI
8 152 (6.80%) SpecFlow
9 145 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 132 (5.91%) Visual Studio
11 128 (5.73%) JUnit
12 123 (5.51%) JMeter
13 87 (3.89%) TeamCity
14 83 (3.72%) Appium
15 75 (3.36%) HP UFT
16 72 (3.22%) Protractor
17 70 (3.13%) Ranorex
18 66 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 64 (2.86%) Subversion
20 52 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 538 (24.08%) Finance
2 137 (6.13%) Retail
3 99 (4.43%) Banking
4 91 (4.07%) Games
5 80 (3.58%) Marketing
6 68 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 51 (2.28%) Back Office
8 42 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.57%) Electronics
9 35 (1.57%) Law
10 25 (1.12%) Legal
11 24 (1.07%) Retail Banking
12 21 (0.94%) Advertising
13 17 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.67%) Automotive
14 15 (0.67%) Billing
14 15 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.40%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 607 (27.17%) Analyst
2 472 (21.13%) Test Analyst
3 442 (19.79%) Tester
4 317 (14.19%) Test Engineer
5 292 (13.07%) Developer
6 256 (11.46%) Software Tester
7 158 (7.07%) QA Engineer
8 151 (6.76%) Developer in Test
9 150 (6.71%) Automation Tester
10 143 (6.40%) Software Developer
11 129 (5.77%) Software Analyst
12 128 (5.73%) QA Analyst
13 122 (5.46%) Software Test Analyst
14 120 (5.37%) Software Test Engineer
15 111 (4.97%) Test Automation Engineer
16 106 (4.74%) Graduate
17 105 (4.70%) Software Engineer
18 103 (4.61%) Junior
19 93 (4.16%) Test Manager
20 90 (4.03%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (14.06%) .NET
2 171 (7.65%) Web Services
3 155 (6.94%) Gherkin
4 140 (6.27%) REST
5 131 (5.86%) HTML
6 126 (5.64%) SOAP
7 118 (5.28%) CSS
8 115 (5.15%) XML
9 99 (4.43%) RESTful
10 87 (3.89%) AngularJS
11 77 (3.45%) JSON
12 52 (2.33%) Node.js
13 48 (2.15%) ASP.NET
14 47 (2.10%) jQuery
14 47 (2.10%) React
15 39 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (1.61%) WPF
17 35 (1.57%) .NET Framework
18 32 (1.43%) Spring
19 25 (1.12%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 234 (10.47%) Computer Science
2 183 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 77 (3.45%) User Experience
5 76 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.60%) Fintech
7 34 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 29 (1.30%) Robotics
10 24 (1.07%) Hedge funds
10 24 (1.07%) NHS
11 23 (1.03%) Credit Risk
12 21 (0.94%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.54%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
18 10 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 261 (11.68%) Windows
2 182 (8.15%) Linux
3 63 (2.82%) Android
4 60 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.01%) Unix
6 21 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.40%) CentOS
9 8 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.36%) Solaris
10 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.27%) Debian
11 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.18%) AIX
13 4 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.13%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,356 (60.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,353 (60.56%) Test Automation
3 473 (21.17%) Scrum
4 451 (20.19%) BDD
5 384 (17.19%) SDLC
6 378 (16.92%) TDD
7 363 (16.25%) Test Scripting
8 347 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
9 324 (14.50%) Manual Testing
10 298 (13.34%) Test Strategy
11 291 (13.03%) Software Engineering
12 247 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 230 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
14 225 (10.07%) Regression Testing
15 183 (8.19%) Mentoring
16 175 (7.83%) Scenario Testing
17 166 (7.43%) DevOps
18 162 (7.25%) User Stories
19 159 (7.12%) Test Management
20 156 (6.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 627 (28.07%) Java
2 559 (25.02%) C#
3 554 (24.80%) SQL
4 298 (13.34%) JavaScript
5 267 (11.95%) Python
6 169 (7.56%) C++
7 126 (5.64%) Ruby
8 121 (5.42%) PHP
9 117 (5.24%) C
10 52 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 51 (2.28%) PowerShell
12 50 (2.24%) Scala
13 49 (2.19%) Perl
14 38 (1.70%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 26 (1.16%) TypeScript
17 22 (0.98%) Groovy
18 16 (0.72%) Go
19 13 (0.58%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.58%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 511 (22.87%) Degree
2 453 (20.28%) ISTQB
3 415 (18.58%) ISEB
4 228 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 74 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 48 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
8 23 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
10 16 (0.72%) PhD
11 12 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 9 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (0.40%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.31%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 827 (37.02%) QA
2 24 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.58%) GDPR
5 9 (0.40%) GCP
6 7 (0.31%) PMO
7 5 (0.22%) GAMP
7 5 (0.22%) GMP
8 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 15765
9 3 (0.13%) SLA
10 2 (0.090%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.045%) SEPA
11 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (2.60%) Docker
2 53 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.07%) Firmware
4 22 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.70%) Ansible
3 31 (1.39%) HP ALM
4 24 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 15 (0.67%) Puppet
7 9 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.40%) Terraform
8 5 (0.22%) Kibana
8 5 (0.22%) Marathon
8 5 (0.22%) Rancher
9 4 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (0.18%) EnCase
9 4 (0.18%) Mesos
9 4 (0.18%) Packer
9 4 (0.18%) SCOM
10 3 (0.13%) Oozie
10 3 (0.13%) Salt
10 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 208 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 97 (4.34%) Google
3 93 (4.16%) Oracle
4 69 (3.09%) HP
5 66 (2.95%) Capita
6 41 (1.84%) SAP
7 32 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (1.07%) VMware
10 15 (0.67%) WorldPay
11 13 (0.58%) Hortonworks
12 11 (0.49%) IBM
13 10 (0.45%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.40%) Informatica
14 9 (0.40%) TOWER Software
15 8 (0.36%) Apple
15 8 (0.36%) Twitter
16 7 (0.31%) EMC
17 6 (0.27%) Cognos
17 6 (0.27%) Red Hat