Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 240 244
Rank change year-on-year -41 +4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2087 2712 3007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.41% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.59% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1720 2219 2563
UK median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
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 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 157092 170968 192910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123714 142316 158568
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -47 1879 £40,000 +4.92% 170
UK excluding London -7 1540 £35,000 - 135
London -94 517 £52,500 +5.00% 49
South East -23 414 £35,000 -7.89% 28
North of England -36 365 £35,000 +2.01% 43
Midlands -20 211 £40,000 +14.29% 9
South West +15 196 £37,500 +15.38% 20
East of England +3 182 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Yorkshire -53 170 £35,000 - 12
North West -41 166 £35,000 +7.69% 27
Scotland +66 160 £32,000 -6.57% 10
West Midlands -8 153 £40,000 +14.29% 7
East Midlands +27 56 £37,500 +15.38% 2
North East +42 29 £32,500 -11.86% 4
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Wales +2 12 £27,250 -13.49% 4
Northern Ireland -27 1 £40,000 -42.86%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1207 (57.83%) Test Automation
2 1025 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
3 753 (36.08%) QA
4 598 (28.65%) Selenium
5 591 (28.32%) Degree
6 513 (24.58%) SQL
7 499 (23.91%) Java
8 489 (23.43%) Finance
9 459 (21.99%) ISTQB
10 443 (21.23%) ISEB
11 427 (20.46%) C#
12 411 (19.69%) Test Scripting
13 372 (17.82%) Test Strategy
14 333 (15.96%) Manual Testing
15 314 (15.05%) Scrum
16 305 (14.61%) Cucumber
17 299 (14.33%) SDLC
18 297 (14.23%) JIRA
19 294 (14.09%) Windows
20 293 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
21 284 (13.61%) Microsoft
22 278 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
23 269 (12.89%) Computer Science
24 267 (12.79%) BDD
24 267 (12.79%) Python
25 262 (12.55%) Regression Testing
26 256 (12.27%) Software Engineering
27 244 (11.69%) .NET
28 241 (11.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 234 (11.21%) C++

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 67 (3.21%) Confluence
2 28 (1.34%) Apache
3 27 (1.29%) IIS
4 16 (0.77%) CMS
5 15 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.38%) JBoss
8 6 (0.29%) nginx
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.096%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 79 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.14%) InVision
5 3 (0.14%) Simulink
6 2 (0.096%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.096%) Avid Media Composer
6 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Postilion
4 2 (0.096%) FastStats
4 2 (0.096%) Magento
4 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.096%) Sonata
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.048%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.44%) SaaS
4 46 (2.20%) GitHub
5 25 (1.20%) IaaS
6 24 (1.15%) Slack
7 18 (0.86%) G Suite
7 18 (0.86%) Office 365
8 12 (0.57%) BrowserStack
9 11 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.53%) PaaS
10 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.72%) HTTP
2 28 (1.34%) Internet
3 17 (0.81%) VoIP
4 15 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.48%) SSL
6 9 (0.43%) Intranet
7 7 (0.34%) DNS
7 7 (0.34%) Wireless
8 5 (0.24%) ADSL
8 5 (0.24%) DHCP
8 5 (0.24%) IMAP
8 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.24%) LDAP
8 5 (0.24%) SMTP
9 4 (0.19%) LAN
9 4 (0.19%) SMS
9 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.14%) FTP
10 3 (0.14%) MQTT
10 3 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 65 (3.11%) Big Data
3 65 (3.11%) MySQL
4 47 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 24 (1.15%) GIS
7 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (0.81%) BODI
8 17 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 17 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
9 16 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 598 (28.65%) Selenium
2 305 (14.61%) Cucumber
3 297 (14.23%) JIRA
4 205 (9.82%) Jenkins
5 201 (9.63%) WebDriver
6 178 (8.53%) Git (software)
7 129 (6.18%) SpecFlow
8 127 (6.09%) HP UFT
9 124 (5.94%) SoapUI
9 124 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 84 (4.02%) Visual Studio
11 77 (3.69%) JUnit
12 76 (3.64%) JMeter
13 61 (2.92%) TeamCity
14 55 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 53 (2.54%) Appium
16 52 (2.49%) LoadRunner
17 48 (2.30%) Ranorex
18 47 (2.25%) Bitbucket
19 46 (2.20%) Subversion
General
1 489 (23.43%) Finance
2 140 (6.71%) Retail
3 89 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 83 (3.98%) Banking
5 53 (2.54%) Marketing
6 48 (2.30%) Games
7 46 (2.20%) Electronics
8 43 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.63%) Back Office
10 30 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.44%) Legal
11 29 (1.39%) Military
12 24 (1.15%) Law
13 23 (1.10%) Automotive
14 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.72%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.67%) Front Office
17 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.57%) Advertising
19 8 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 563 (26.98%) Analyst
2 505 (24.20%) Tester
3 425 (20.36%) Test Analyst
4 276 (13.22%) Software Tester
5 264 (12.65%) Test Engineer
6 223 (10.69%) Developer
7 166 (7.95%) Automation Tester
8 143 (6.85%) QA Engineer
9 113 (5.41%) Graduate
9 113 (5.41%) Software Analyst
10 109 (5.22%) QA Analyst
11 103 (4.94%) Consultant
12 100 (4.79%) Software Test Analyst
13 98 (4.70%) Software Test Engineer
14 95 (4.55%) Junior
15 88 (4.22%) Senior Tester
16 87 (4.17%) Software Engineer
17 82 (3.93%) Test Leader
18 76 (3.64%) Software Developer
19 75 (3.59%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (11.69%) .NET
2 182 (8.72%) XML
3 158 (7.57%) HTML
4 157 (7.52%) Web Services
5 116 (5.56%) RESTful
6 112 (5.37%) CSS
7 109 (5.22%) Gherkin
8 105 (5.03%) SOAP
9 93 (4.46%) REST
10 74 (3.55%) ASP.NET
11 72 (3.45%) JSON
12 62 (2.97%) AngularJS
13 50 (2.40%) Node.js
14 43 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 37 (1.77%) HTML5
16 34 (1.63%) jQuery
17 33 (1.58%) Ajax
18 31 (1.49%) React
19 30 (1.44%) .NET Framework
20 28 (1.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 278 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (12.89%) Computer Science
3 74 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.59%) User Experience
5 43 (2.06%) Robotics
6 41 (1.96%) iPad
7 30 (1.44%) Fintech
8 29 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 24 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.15%) EPoS
11 20 (0.96%) Derivative
12 17 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.67%) BBC
14 14 (0.67%) Streaming Video
15 12 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 294 (14.09%) Windows
2 229 (10.97%) Linux
3 82 (3.93%) Unix
4 38 (1.82%) Android
4 38 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.86%) VxWorks
7 17 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.53%) Debian
9 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.48%) Solaris
11 9 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.29%) CentOS
12 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (57.83%) Test Automation
2 1025 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
3 411 (19.69%) Test Scripting
4 372 (17.82%) Test Strategy
5 333 (15.96%) Manual Testing
6 314 (15.05%) Scrum
7 299 (14.33%) SDLC
8 293 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 267 (12.79%) BDD
10 262 (12.55%) Regression Testing
11 256 (12.27%) Software Engineering
12 214 (10.25%) Functional Testing
13 199 (9.54%) TDD
14 187 (8.96%) Scenario Testing
15 183 (8.77%) Performance Testing
16 170 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
17 161 (7.71%) DevOps
18 154 (7.38%) Mentoring
19 145 (6.95%) Waterfall
20 139 (6.66%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 513 (24.58%) SQL
2 499 (23.91%) Java
3 427 (20.46%) C#
4 267 (12.79%) Python
5 234 (11.21%) C++
6 207 (9.92%) JavaScript
7 159 (7.62%) C
8 117 (5.61%) Ruby
9 73 (3.50%) Perl
9 73 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 61 (2.92%) PHP
11 48 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 43 (2.06%) VB
13 36 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 35 (1.68%) VB.NET
15 31 (1.49%) Scala
16 29 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 26 (1.25%) VBScript
18 24 (1.15%) PowerShell
19 23 (1.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 591 (28.32%) Degree
2 459 (21.99%) ISTQB
3 443 (21.23%) ISEB
4 241 (11.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 94 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 93 (4.46%) Security Cleared
7 50 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 44 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
9 33 (1.58%) SC Cleared
10 19 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (0.57%) PhD
13 11 (0.53%) SAP Certification
14 10 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 9 (0.43%) HNC
15 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.34%) CCNA
17 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 753 (36.08%) QA
2 8 (0.38%) SLA
3 6 (0.29%) ISO 20022
3 6 (0.29%) ISO 8583
3 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.24%) PMO
5 4 (0.19%) SEPA
6 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.14%) HL7
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.14%) MIL-STD-1553
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.096%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.096%) WCAG
8 1 (0.048%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.048%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.048%) MISRA C
System Software
1 56 (2.68%) Docker
2 45 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.67%) Firmware
5 13 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.29%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.19%) Xen
8 2 (0.096%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.096%) XenApp
8 2 (0.096%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.048%) ACF2
9 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.048%) RACF
9 1 (0.048%) Varnish
9 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 89 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (1.87%) Puppet
3 38 (1.82%) Ansible
4 17 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.72%) rkt
6 10 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.38%) Marathon
7 8 (0.38%) Mesos
8 7 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
8 7 (0.34%) Nagios
9 6 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.19%) Rancher
11 3 (0.14%) Kibana
11 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.096%) Graphite
12 2 (0.096%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.096%) Icinga
12 2 (0.096%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 284 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 130 (6.23%) Oracle
3 123 (5.89%) HP
4 47 (2.25%) VMware
5 46 (2.20%) SAP
6 40 (1.92%) Virgin Media
7 30 (1.44%) Google
8 29 (1.39%) Cognizant
9 23 (1.10%) Informatica
10 20 (0.96%) Cognos
11 18 (0.86%) IBM
11 18 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (0.81%) Teradata
13 15 (0.72%) Zend
14 14 (0.67%) TOWER Software
15 13 (0.62%) Telerik
16 12 (0.57%) Siebel
17 10 (0.48%) CA
17 10 (0.48%) Citrix