Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 253 270
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,561 2,129 2,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.41% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.53% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,090 1,630 1,850
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,875 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +1.35%

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 113,779 139,575 163,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.20% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,201 110,131 132,360
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,882 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 -2 1,441 £47,500 +13.10% 254
UK excluding London -1 1,119 £42,500 +13.33% 247
London -31 415 £60,000 +9.09% 31
North of England +61 363 £41,500 +15.28% 73
South East -18 305 £45,000 +20.00% 44
Yorkshire +55 197 £41,500 +18.57% 32
South West +31 172 £45,000 +19.24% 40
North West +35 126 £42,500 +13.33% 36
Midlands -53 122 £42,500 +11.84% 53
West Midlands -18 87 £41,500 +6.10% 25
East of England -20 63 £43,250 +9.49% 13
Scotland -6 44 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Wales +14 43 £41,250 +21.32% 11
North East +31 40 £31,250 -10.71% 5
East Midlands -44 35 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Northern Ireland +28 13 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 986 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (58.74%) Test Automation
3 498 (31.90%) Selenium
4 439 (28.12%) C#
5 430 (27.55%) QA
6 395 (25.30%) SQL
7 386 (24.73%) Scrum
8 374 (23.96%) Java
9 319 (20.44%) JIRA
10 306 (19.60%) ISTQB
11 303 (19.41%) DevOps
12 276 (17.68%) Software Engineering
13 275 (17.62%) BDD
13 275 (17.62%) Functional Testing
14 271 (17.36%) Test Scripting
15 270 (17.30%) Finance
16 269 (17.23%) TDD
17 254 (16.27%) SDLC
18 249 (15.95%) JavaScript
19 236 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
20 231 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
21 228 (14.61%) Non-Functional Testing
22 220 (14.09%) Cucumber
23 217 (13.90%) Degree
24 213 (13.65%) Regression Testing
25 212 (13.58%) ISEB
26 203 (13.00%) Microsoft
26 203 (13.00%) .NET
27 196 (12.56%) Python
28 185 (11.85%) Mentoring

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 80 (5.12%) Confluence
2 22 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.35%) JBoss
4 19 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.22%) IIS
5 15 (0.96%) CMS
6 10 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 8 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.51%) SAS
9 5 (0.32%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.26%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.13%) Moodle
11 2 (0.13%) WildFly
12 1 (0.064%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.064%) Jetty
12 1 (0.064%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 56 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.19%) FileZilla
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.064%) Figma
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.064%) Sketch
6 1 (0.064%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 56 (3.59%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.26%) Magento
2 4 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.13%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.064%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 161 (10.31%) Azure
2 113 (7.24%) AWS
3 43 (2.75%) GCP
4 37 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (2.11%) SaaS
6 31 (1.99%) GitHub
7 28 (1.79%) Office 365
8 26 (1.67%) G Suite
9 22 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
10 20 (1.28%) BrowserStack
11 15 (0.96%) Slack
12 13 (0.83%) AWS IoT
13 11 (0.70%) Trello
14 9 (0.58%) Stackdriver
15 8 (0.51%) Serverless
16 7 (0.45%) Datadog
16 7 (0.45%) Sumo Logic
17 5 (0.32%) IaaS
18 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.92%) Internet
2 28 (1.79%) Wireless
3 25 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.35%) LTE
5 20 (1.28%) DNS
6 13 (0.83%) MQTT
6 13 (0.83%) RFID
6 13 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (0.77%) Bluetooth
8 10 (0.64%) MPLS
8 10 (0.64%) SNMP
9 8 (0.51%) FTP
10 7 (0.45%) AMQP
10 7 (0.45%) SSH
11 6 (0.38%) HTTP
11 6 (0.38%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.32%) ATM
12 5 (0.32%) DHCP
12 5 (0.32%) Skype
13 4 (0.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.95%) MySQL
3 41 (2.63%) Big Data
4 29 (1.86%) MongoDB
5 27 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.47%) GIS
7 22 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.58%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
14 7 (0.45%) Cognos Query Studio
14 7 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
14 7 (0.45%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 498 (31.90%) Selenium
2 319 (20.44%) JIRA
3 220 (14.09%) Cucumber
4 168 (10.76%) SoapUI
5 155 (9.93%) Jenkins
6 145 (9.29%) Git (software)
7 137 (8.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 122 (7.82%) Postman
9 119 (7.62%) SpecFlow
10 115 (7.37%) JMeter
11 109 (6.98%) WebDriver
12 102 (6.53%) Visual Studio
13 56 (3.59%) HP UFT
14 50 (3.20%) LoadRunner
15 43 (2.75%) Eclipse
16 41 (2.63%) Appium
16 41 (2.63%) Gatling
16 41 (2.63%) NUnit
17 39 (2.50%) JUnit
17 39 (2.50%) NetBeans
General
1 270 (17.30%) Finance
2 75 (4.80%) Banking
3 48 (3.07%) Electronics
4 46 (2.95%) Aerospace
5 41 (2.63%) Marketing
6 40 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.99%) Games
7 31 (1.99%) Retail
8 23 (1.47%) Back Office
8 23 (1.47%) Legal
8 23 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.15%) Automotive
10 15 (0.96%) Billing
11 14 (0.90%) Public Sector
12 9 (0.58%) Advertising
12 9 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.51%) Military
14 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.38%) Front Office
16 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 347 (22.23%) Analyst
2 278 (17.81%) Test Analyst
3 265 (16.98%) Tester
4 228 (14.61%) Test Engineer
5 179 (11.47%) Developer
6 163 (10.44%) Software Tester
7 131 (8.39%) Test Leader
8 119 (7.62%) Software Engineer
9 86 (5.51%) Test Manager
10 82 (5.25%) Software Test Engineer
11 77 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
12 74 (4.74%) Software Analyst
13 69 (4.42%) QA Tester
14 68 (4.36%) QA Engineer
15 65 (4.16%) Software Test Analyst
16 62 (3.97%) Test Automation Engineer
17 61 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
18 58 (3.72%) Automation Tester
19 53 (3.40%) Software Developer
20 50 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (13.00%) .NET
2 166 (10.63%) Web Services
3 96 (6.15%) HTML
4 95 (6.09%) AngularJS
5 76 (4.87%) .NET Framework
6 73 (4.68%) SOAP
7 69 (4.42%) CSS
8 63 (4.04%) REST
9 59 (3.78%) Node.js
10 58 (3.72%) jQuery
11 55 (3.52%) React
12 54 (3.46%) RESTful
13 50 (3.20%) Entity Framework
14 48 (3.07%) XML
15 47 (3.01%) Spring
16 38 (2.43%) ASP.NET
17 29 (1.86%) HTML5
18 25 (1.60%) Gherkin
19 23 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 23 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 66 (4.23%) User Experience
4 63 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (2.05%) Robotics
6 30 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.22%) Internet of Things
9 19 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 13 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (0.58%) CCTV
13 9 (0.58%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.45%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
15 6 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 160 (10.25%) Windows
2 139 (8.90%) Linux
3 99 (6.34%) Unix
4 38 (2.43%) Android
5 24 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
9 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.13%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (58.74%) Test Automation
3 386 (24.73%) Scrum
4 303 (19.41%) DevOps
5 276 (17.68%) Software Engineering
6 275 (17.62%) BDD
6 275 (17.62%) Functional Testing
7 271 (17.36%) Test Scripting
8 269 (17.23%) TDD
9 254 (16.27%) SDLC
10 236 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
11 231 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 228 (14.61%) Non-Functional Testing
13 213 (13.65%) Regression Testing
14 185 (11.85%) Mentoring
15 184 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
16 182 (11.66%) Test Strategy
17 160 (10.25%) Integration Testing
18 156 (9.99%) API Testing
18 156 (9.99%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 439 (28.12%) C#
2 395 (25.30%) SQL
3 374 (23.96%) Java
4 249 (15.95%) JavaScript
5 196 (12.56%) Python
6 143 (9.16%) C++
7 126 (8.07%) C
8 66 (4.23%) Ruby
9 42 (2.69%) PHP
10 37 (2.37%) Scala
11 23 (1.47%) ANSI C
11 23 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.35%) VBScript
13 20 (1.28%) Perl
14 18 (1.15%) TypeScript
15 17 (1.09%) Embedded C
16 16 (1.02%) VBA
17 15 (0.96%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.96%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 306 (19.60%) ISTQB
2 217 (13.90%) Degree
3 212 (13.58%) ISEB
4 148 (9.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 51 (3.27%) Security Cleared
7 21 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.35%) MCP
7 21 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 19 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.45%) PhD
11 5 (0.32%) HNC
12 4 (0.26%) CCA
12 4 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.26%) RHCE
13 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (27.55%) QA
2 13 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.58%) ISO 26262
3 9 (0.58%) PMO
4 5 (0.32%) SLA
5 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.19%) GDPR
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) GAMP
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.064%) JTAG
8 1 (0.064%) MiFID
8 1 (0.064%) MISRA
8 1 (0.064%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (7.24%) Docker
2 45 (2.88%) Firmware
3 11 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.26%) XenApp
6 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.064%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.064%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 86 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 55 (3.52%) Kubernetes
3 53 (3.40%) Ansible
4 36 (2.31%) HP ALM
5 25 (1.60%) Puppet
6 23 (1.47%) Terraform
7 20 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.58%) Netcool
8 9 (0.58%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.58%) TeMIP
9 8 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
9 8 (0.51%) Oozie
10 4 (0.26%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.26%) SCOM
10 4 (0.26%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.19%) Istio
12 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.13%) Rancher
12 2 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 203 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.83%) HP
3 72 (4.61%) Google
4 67 (4.29%) Oracle
5 65 (4.16%) WorldPay
6 44 (2.82%) FIS
7 32 (2.05%) SAP
8 27 (1.73%) Atlassian
9 23 (1.47%) Freescale
9 23 (1.47%) Renesas
10 17 (1.09%) IBM
11 16 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.77%) Alibaba
13 10 (0.64%) Cognos
14 9 (0.58%) OpenText
14 9 (0.58%) Remedy
14 9 (0.58%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.51%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.51%) Hortonworks
15 8 (0.51%) Netezza