Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 242 243
Rank change year-on-year -39 +1 -21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2108 2802 2950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.59% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1752 2273 2490
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,200
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.83% +3.24%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158287 176312 191402
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.06% 88.10%
Number of salaries quoted 125770 147022 156153
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -45 1947 £37,500 - 141
UK excluding London -32 1578 £35,000 - 119
London -90 502 £52,500 +5.00% 43
South East +1 479 £35,000 -2.78% 25
North of England -46 374 £35,000 +7.69% 31
South West +43 220 £36,000 +10.77% 13
Yorkshire -24 211 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Midlands -43 199 £36,625 +4.64% 14
East of England -39 177 £41,250 +7.84% 15
West Midlands -35 150 £35,750 +2.14% 11
North West -51 144 £34,312 +10.24% 22
Scotland +50 117 £30,000 -11.76% 18
East Midlands -19 48 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North East +25 19 £29,750 -14.70% 3
Wales -5 13 £28,500 -10.52% 3
Isle of Man - 12 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -18 1 £40,000 -42.86%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1256 (59.58%) Test Automation
2 1074 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
3 823 (39.04%) QA
4 630 (29.89%) Selenium
5 573 (27.18%) ISTQB
6 532 (25.24%) Degree
7 513 (24.34%) SQL
8 492 (23.34%) ISEB
9 484 (22.96%) Finance
10 467 (22.15%) Java
11 451 (21.39%) C#
12 410 (19.45%) Test Scripting
13 384 (18.22%) Test Strategy
14 347 (16.46%) Scrum
15 340 (16.13%) Microsoft
16 330 (15.65%) SDLC
17 314 (14.90%) User Acceptance Testing
18 307 (14.56%) Manual Testing
19 302 (14.33%) Cucumber
20 290 (13.76%) Windows
21 286 (13.57%) JIRA
22 280 (13.28%) Regression Testing
23 271 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
24 268 (12.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 258 (12.24%) BDD
26 253 (12.00%) .NET
27 242 (11.48%) Software Engineering
28 240 (11.39%) Computer Science
29 227 (10.77%) Functional Testing
30 218 (10.34%) Python

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 47 (2.23%) Confluence
2 23 (1.09%) Apache
3 20 (0.95%) CMS
4 15 (0.71%) IIS
4 15 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
6 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.19%) JBoss
6 4 (0.19%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.14%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.14%) nginx
7 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.047%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.047%) CICS
8 1 (0.047%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 83 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Simulink
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.047%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.047%) Mingle
8 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.047%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.24%) Postilion
2 3 (0.14%) Sonata
3 2 (0.095%) FastStats
3 2 (0.095%) Magento
3 2 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.047%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.047%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (2.56%) SaaS
4 43 (2.04%) GitHub
5 29 (1.38%) IaaS
6 26 (1.23%) Slack
7 24 (1.14%) BrowserStack
8 22 (1.04%) G Suite
8 22 (1.04%) Office 365
9 12 (0.57%) PaaS
10 8 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 2 (0.095%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 1 (0.047%) DigitalOcean
15 1 (0.047%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.61%) HTTP
2 26 (1.23%) Internet
3 25 (1.19%) VoIP
4 19 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.62%) Wireless
6 11 (0.52%) SSL
7 6 (0.28%) DNS
7 6 (0.28%) Intranet
7 6 (0.28%) PBX
7 6 (0.28%) VPN
8 5 (0.24%) IMAP
8 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.24%) LDAP
8 5 (0.24%) SMTP
8 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.19%) ADSL
10 3 (0.14%) DHCP
10 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.095%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.095%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.27%) MySQL
3 54 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 40 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (1.85%) Big Data
6 36 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 15 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (0.66%) GIS
11 14 (0.66%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.62%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.43%) BODI
13 9 (0.43%) HBase
13 9 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
14 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 630 (29.89%) Selenium
2 302 (14.33%) Cucumber
3 286 (13.57%) JIRA
4 206 (9.77%) WebDriver
5 182 (8.63%) Jenkins
6 173 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 140 (6.64%) Git (software)
8 136 (6.45%) SpecFlow
9 131 (6.21%) SoapUI
10 125 (5.93%) HP UFT
11 93 (4.41%) JMeter
12 92 (4.36%) Visual Studio
13 81 (3.84%) JUnit
14 63 (2.99%) LoadRunner
15 60 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 55 (2.61%) Appium
17 49 (2.32%) TeamCity
18 47 (2.23%) Ranorex
19 45 (2.13%) Subversion
20 39 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 484 (22.96%) Finance
2 120 (5.69%) Retail
3 114 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 74 (3.51%) Banking
5 58 (2.75%) Marketing
6 53 (2.51%) Games
7 52 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.94%) Electronics
9 40 (1.90%) Automotive
10 35 (1.66%) Back Office
11 26 (1.23%) Law
11 26 (1.23%) Legal
12 22 (1.04%) Military
13 21 (1.00%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.90%) Advertising
15 14 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.57%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.52%) Billing
17 11 (0.52%) Front Office
17 11 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 593 (28.13%) Analyst
2 508 (24.10%) Tester
3 453 (21.49%) Test Analyst
4 286 (13.57%) Test Engineer
5 254 (12.05%) Software Tester
6 208 (9.87%) Developer
7 179 (8.49%) Automation Tester
8 144 (6.83%) QA Engineer
9 118 (5.60%) QA Analyst
10 113 (5.36%) Software Analyst
11 104 (4.93%) Junior
12 102 (4.84%) Graduate
13 100 (4.74%) Consultant
14 94 (4.46%) Senior Tester
14 94 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
15 93 (4.41%) Software Test Analyst
16 92 (4.36%) QA Tester
16 92 (4.36%) Software Test Engineer
17 86 (4.08%) Test Leader
18 78 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (12.00%) .NET
2 192 (9.11%) XML
3 173 (8.21%) Web Services
4 153 (7.26%) HTML
5 109 (5.17%) RESTful
6 101 (4.79%) CSS
7 92 (4.36%) Gherkin
8 88 (4.17%) SOAP
9 83 (3.94%) REST
10 71 (3.37%) ASP.NET
11 66 (3.13%) JSON
12 56 (2.66%) AngularJS
13 49 (2.32%) HTML5
14 42 (1.99%) Node.js
15 35 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (1.61%) .NET Framework
17 32 (1.52%) React
18 27 (1.28%) jQuery
19 25 (1.19%) Middleware
20 22 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 271 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (11.39%) Computer Science
3 91 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 57 (2.70%) User Experience
5 51 (2.42%) iPad
6 30 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 27 (1.28%) Fintech
9 25 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 18 (0.85%) BBC
11 17 (0.81%) Robotics
12 15 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.62%) New Media
14 13 (0.62%) Streaming Video
15 12 (0.57%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 290 (13.76%) Windows
2 201 (9.54%) Linux
3 74 (3.51%) Unix
4 53 (2.51%) Android
5 50 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.38%) VxWorks
7 22 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.85%) Solaris
8 18 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.66%) Windows Server
12 13 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.24%) Debian
16 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1256 (59.58%) Test Automation
2 1074 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (19.45%) Test Scripting
4 384 (18.22%) Test Strategy
5 347 (16.46%) Scrum
6 330 (15.65%) SDLC
7 314 (14.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 307 (14.56%) Manual Testing
9 280 (13.28%) Regression Testing
10 258 (12.24%) BDD
11 242 (11.48%) Software Engineering
12 227 (10.77%) Functional Testing
13 208 (9.87%) Performance Testing
14 200 (9.49%) TDD
15 180 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
16 176 (8.35%) Waterfall
17 170 (8.06%) Mentoring
17 170 (8.06%) Scenario Testing
18 162 (7.69%) Test Management
19 158 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 513 (24.34%) SQL
2 467 (22.15%) Java
3 451 (21.39%) C#
4 218 (10.34%) Python
5 197 (9.35%) JavaScript
6 180 (8.54%) C++
7 168 (7.97%) C
8 112 (5.31%) Ruby
9 81 (3.84%) T-SQL
10 65 (3.08%) VB
11 58 (2.75%) PHP
12 56 (2.66%) Perl
13 44 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 38 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.38%) Scala
16 25 (1.19%) VBScript
17 23 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.09%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.85%) VBA
19 14 (0.66%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 573 (27.18%) ISTQB
2 532 (25.24%) Degree
3 492 (23.34%) ISEB
4 268 (12.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 107 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 87 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 59 (2.80%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 20 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.76%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 15 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.52%) PhD
12 11 (0.52%) SAP Certification
13 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.43%) HNC
15 8 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.33%) CCNA
16 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 823 (39.04%) QA
2 10 (0.47%) SLA
3 8 (0.38%) PMO
4 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.28%) GAMP
4 6 (0.28%) HL7
4 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.24%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.24%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.24%) MISRA
5 5 (0.24%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.19%) MiFID
6 4 (0.19%) SEPA
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.047%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.047%) DICOM
8 1 (0.047%) FATCA
8 1 (0.047%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 47 (2.23%) Docker
1 47 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.62%) Firmware
4 5 (0.24%) XenApp
4 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.19%) Xen
6 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.047%) ACF2
7 1 (0.047%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.047%) RACF
7 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (1.85%) Ansible
3 25 (1.19%) Puppet
4 14 (0.66%) rkt
5 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.24%) Nagios
7 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (0.19%) Marathon
7 4 (0.19%) Mesos
7 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.14%) Rancher
9 1 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.047%) Graphite
9 1 (0.047%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.047%) Icinga
9 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.047%) Oozie
Vendors
1 340 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 113 (5.36%) HP
3 105 (4.98%) Oracle
4 51 (2.42%) SAP
5 49 (2.32%) VMware
6 36 (1.71%) Google
7 30 (1.42%) Cognizant
8 29 (1.38%) Virgin Media
9 23 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.04%) IBM
11 18 (0.85%) Zend
12 16 (0.76%) Citrix
13 15 (0.71%) Apple
14 14 (0.66%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.62%) Tableau
16 12 (0.57%) Cognos
17 10 (0.47%) BT
17 10 (0.47%) Informatica
17 10 (0.47%) McAfee