Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 288 248
Rank change year-on-year +46 -40 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,307 2,101 2,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.20% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.31% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,780 1,732 2,210
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 149,898 160,584 173,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,286 126,736 144,177
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 £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +46 2,077 £40,500 +1.25% 355
UK excluding London +20 1,630 £37,500 +7.14% 310
London +68 613 £57,500 +9.52% 67
South East +48 495 £37,500 +7.14% 58
North of England +27 399 £37,500 +7.14% 99
Midlands +20 211 £37,500 -6.25% 52
Yorkshire +36 194 £37,500 +7.14% 44
South West +12 194 £35,000 -6.67% 44
North West +25 192 £35,500 +1.43% 44
East of England -2 159 £42,500 -5.56% 35
West Midlands -3 118 £35,250 -11.88% 33
Scotland -34 117 £34,500 +7.81% 11
East Midlands +21 93 £37,500 - 19
Wales +29 43 £37,500 +37.61% 8
Northern Ireland +22 16 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North East -19 14 £45,000 +38.46% 11

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 (59.47%) Test Automation
2 1,332 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
3 841 (36.45%) QA
4 723 (31.34%) Selenium
5 705 (30.56%) Java
6 634 (27.48%) C#
7 582 (25.23%) Degree
8 567 (24.58%) SQL
9 559 (24.23%) Finance
10 471 (20.42%) BDD
11 464 (20.11%) ISTQB
12 425 (18.42%) Scrum
13 411 (17.82%) Cucumber
14 395 (17.12%) JIRA
15 375 (16.25%) TDD
15 375 (16.25%) Test Scripting
16 374 (16.21%) ISEB
17 371 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
18 363 (15.73%) JavaScript
19 356 (15.43%) .NET
20 348 (15.08%) Manual Testing
21 341 (14.78%) SDLC
22 300 (13.00%) Software Engineering
23 297 (12.87%) Test Strategy
24 287 (12.44%) Python
25 276 (11.96%) Windows
26 244 (10.58%) Jenkins
27 241 (10.45%) Computer Science
28 238 (10.32%) SQL Server
29 231 (10.01%) 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 83 (3.60%) Confluence
2 64 (2.77%) IIS
3 25 (1.08%) Apache Spark
4 22 (0.95%) CMS
5 18 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.48%) Apache
7 11 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.22%) SAS
10 4 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.087%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.087%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.087%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.087%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.087%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.087%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.043%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.043%) JBoss
Applications
1 42 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.043%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.087%) Postilion
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.043%) Magento
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.043%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.043%) SAP FI-AR
5 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 110 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.12%) Office 365
4 45 (1.95%) G Suite
4 45 (1.95%) Slack
5 44 (1.91%) GitHub
6 35 (1.52%) SaaS
7 26 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.65%) BrowserStack
9 14 (0.61%) Trello
10 12 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.48%) npm
12 7 (0.30%) DigitalOcean
13 6 (0.26%) BlazeMeter
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.17%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.17%) Sage Pay
15 4 (0.17%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 20 (0.87%) Wireless
3 19 (0.82%) 3G
4 17 (0.74%) ZigBee
5 15 (0.65%) Internet
6 13 (0.56%) 4G
6 13 (0.56%) LAN
6 13 (0.56%) WAN
7 12 (0.52%) DNS
8 11 (0.48%) SMS
8 11 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.43%) ATM
9 10 (0.43%) Firewall
9 10 (0.43%) GSM
9 10 (0.43%) LTE
9 10 (0.43%) Network Security
10 9 (0.39%) VoIP
11 8 (0.35%) DHCP
11 8 (0.35%) FTP
11 8 (0.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.21%) Big Data
3 62 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 46 (1.99%) NoSQL
5 39 (1.69%) MySQL
6 34 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.39%) GIS
7 32 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 26 (1.13%) Apache Hive
9 25 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 22 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.39%) HBase
15 8 (0.35%) Power BI
16 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
17 6 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 723 (31.34%) Selenium
2 411 (17.82%) Cucumber
3 395 (17.12%) JIRA
4 244 (10.58%) Jenkins
5 204 (8.84%) Git (software)
6 198 (8.58%) WebDriver
7 185 (8.02%) SpecFlow
8 140 (6.07%) JUnit
9 134 (5.81%) Visual Studio
10 130 (5.64%) SoapUI
11 115 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 106 (4.59%) JMeter
13 91 (3.94%) TeamCity
14 84 (3.64%) Appium
15 77 (3.34%) HP UFT
16 74 (3.21%) NUnit
17 69 (2.99%) Protractor
18 60 (2.60%) Subversion
19 59 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 46 (1.99%) Ranorex
General
1 559 (24.23%) Finance
2 124 (5.37%) Retail
3 96 (4.16%) Banking
3 96 (4.16%) Marketing
4 93 (4.03%) Games
5 63 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 52 (2.25%) Back Office
7 48 (2.08%) Electronics
8 44 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.17%) Law
10 18 (0.78%) Advertising
10 18 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 16 (0.69%) Automotive
13 11 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.39%) Billing
16 6 (0.26%) Legal
16 6 (0.26%) Military
16 6 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 605 (26.22%) Analyst
2 491 (21.28%) Test Analyst
3 467 (20.24%) Tester
4 383 (16.60%) Developer
5 376 (16.30%) Test Engineer
6 254 (11.01%) Software Tester
7 193 (8.37%) Developer in Test
8 186 (8.06%) Software Developer
9 152 (6.59%) QA Engineer
10 151 (6.55%) Automation Tester
11 148 (6.42%) Software Test Engineer
12 130 (5.64%) Software Analyst
13 128 (5.55%) Test Automation Engineer
14 122 (5.29%) Software Test Analyst
15 117 (5.07%) Software Engineer
16 112 (4.85%) Graduate
17 106 (4.59%) Junior
18 96 (4.16%) QA Analyst
19 94 (4.07%) Test Leader
20 84 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (15.43%) .NET
2 231 (10.01%) Gherkin
3 165 (7.15%) Web Services
4 161 (6.98%) REST
5 155 (6.72%) XML
6 145 (6.29%) SOAP
7 138 (5.98%) HTML
8 115 (4.98%) JSON
9 111 (4.81%) CSS
10 104 (4.51%) AngularJS
11 74 (3.21%) Node.js
11 74 (3.21%) React
11 74 (3.21%) RESTful
12 62 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 58 (2.51%) ASP.NET
14 45 (1.95%) jQuery
15 42 (1.82%) WPF
16 27 (1.17%) Spring
17 26 (1.13%) Swing
18 21 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 241 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 198 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.77%) Mobile App
4 85 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (2.77%) Fintech
6 58 (2.51%) User Experience
7 31 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.30%) Robotics
9 24 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 23 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 21 (0.91%) CCTV
11 21 (0.91%) NHS
12 18 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.78%) Hedge funds
13 17 (0.74%) Credit Risk
13 17 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 16 (0.69%) Reinsurance
15 15 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 276 (11.96%) Windows
2 169 (7.33%) Linux
3 61 (2.64%) Android
4 58 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.69%) Unix
6 22 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.48%) CentOS
8 10 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.39%) Solaris
10 8 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
12 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.13%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,372 (59.47%) Test Automation
2 1,332 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (20.42%) BDD
4 425 (18.42%) Scrum
5 375 (16.25%) TDD
5 375 (16.25%) Test Scripting
6 371 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
7 348 (15.08%) Manual Testing
8 341 (14.78%) SDLC
9 300 (13.00%) Software Engineering
10 297 (12.87%) Test Strategy
11 220 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
12 216 (9.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 215 (9.32%) Regression Testing
14 208 (9.02%) Scenario Testing
15 201 (8.71%) Functional Testing
16 187 (8.11%) Open Source
17 181 (7.85%) Mentoring
18 179 (7.76%) Test Management
19 176 (7.63%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 705 (30.56%) Java
2 634 (27.48%) C#
3 567 (24.58%) SQL
4 363 (15.73%) JavaScript
5 287 (12.44%) Python
6 166 (7.20%) C++
7 116 (5.03%) PHP
8 109 (4.72%) Ruby
9 88 (3.81%) C
10 72 (3.12%) PowerShell
11 51 (2.21%) Bash Shell
12 39 (1.69%) Scala
13 37 (1.60%) Perl
14 34 (1.47%) Groovy
15 32 (1.39%) T-SQL
16 29 (1.26%) TypeScript
17 20 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.65%) Go
18 15 (0.65%) R
19 11 (0.48%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 582 (25.23%) Degree
2 464 (20.11%) ISTQB
3 374 (16.21%) ISEB
4 216 (9.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 93 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 87 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 46 (1.99%) SC Cleared
8 37 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
9 29 (1.26%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.08%) Sun Certification
11 11 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 7 (0.30%) PhD
14 7 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.26%) CCNA
15 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 841 (36.45%) QA
2 21 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.74%) GDPR
4 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.26%) PMO
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.17%) GAMP
7 4 (0.17%) GMP
7 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.17%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 15765
9 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 74 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 54 (2.34%) Docker
3 21 (0.91%) Firmware
4 16 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.043%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.47%) Ansible
3 21 (0.91%) HP ALM
4 15 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.56%) Puppet
6 8 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (0.35%) Terraform
7 7 (0.30%) Rancher
8 5 (0.22%) Oozie
8 5 (0.22%) Salt
9 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.17%) EnCase
9 4 (0.17%) SCOM
10 3 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.087%) Grafana
11 2 (0.087%) Kibana
11 2 (0.087%) Nmap
11 2 (0.087%) Packer
11 2 (0.087%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 194 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.16%) Google
3 93 (4.03%) Oracle
4 58 (2.51%) HP
5 43 (1.86%) SAP
6 39 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 21 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (0.78%) Hortonworks
9 17 (0.74%) VMware
10 12 (0.52%) IBM
11 11 (0.48%) Apple
11 11 (0.48%) Cognizant
12 10 (0.43%) Informatica
13 8 (0.35%) Capita
13 8 (0.35%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.35%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.30%) Adobe
14 7 (0.30%) WorldPay
15 6 (0.26%) Cognos
15 6 (0.26%) Remedy