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

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 271 254
Rank change year-on-year +35 -17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,284 2,277 2,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.28% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.39% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,755 1,877 2,092
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,400 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.02% +4.00% -

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 144,874 163,724 169,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,516 130,082 140,302
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 December 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 December 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 +41 2,089 £40,000 - 358
UK excluding London 0 1,578 £37,500 +3.02% 310
London +88 652 £55,000 +4.76% 67
South East +14 474 £37,500 +0.67% 79
North of England +9 383 £36,000 +2.86% 86
Midlands +23 239 £37,500 - 59
Yorkshire +16 188 £36,000 +2.86% 38
South West +9 181 £35,000 -11.39% 36
North West +9 177 £35,250 +0.71% 36
East of England -4 156 £42,500 -8.11% 31
West Midlands -7 121 £35,000 -6.67% 40
East Midlands +58 118 £37,500 +3.30% 19
Scotland -41 101 £35,500 +10.94% 10
Wales +29 42 £35,500 +24.56% 7
North East -26 19 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Northern Ireland +5 13 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 (60.07%) Test Automation
2 1,323 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
3 812 (35.55%) QA
4 696 (30.47%) Selenium
5 635 (27.80%) Java
6 624 (27.32%) C#
7 606 (26.53%) SQL
8 592 (25.92%) Degree
9 574 (25.13%) Finance
10 484 (21.19%) BDD
11 455 (19.92%) ISTQB
12 406 (17.78%) Test Scripting
13 404 (17.69%) Scrum
14 374 (16.37%) Manual Testing
15 371 (16.24%) Cucumber
16 367 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
17 365 (15.98%) JIRA
18 358 (15.67%) TDD
19 357 (15.63%) JavaScript
20 336 (14.71%) SDLC
21 329 (14.40%) ISEB
22 328 (14.36%) .NET
23 285 (12.48%) Test Strategy
24 281 (12.30%) Python
25 266 (11.65%) Windows
26 256 (11.21%) Software Engineering
27 254 (11.12%) SQL Server
28 252 (11.03%) Regression Testing
29 242 (10.60%) Microsoft
29 242 (10.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 73 (3.20%) IIS
2 66 (2.89%) Confluence
3 30 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.74%) CMS
5 16 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.44%) SAS
8 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.31%) Apache
9 7 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.22%) JBoss
12 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.088%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.088%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.088%) InCopy
9 2 (0.088%) InDesign
9 2 (0.088%) Mingle
10 1 (0.044%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.22%) Magento
3 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.13%) HFM
4 3 (0.13%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.088%) Postilion
5 2 (0.088%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.088%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.044%) Endur
6 1 (0.044%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.044%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.044%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.044%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (2.80%) Office 365
4 54 (2.36%) G Suite
4 54 (2.36%) GitHub
5 28 (1.23%) SaaS
6 21 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.53%) Trello
8 8 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.35%) IaaS
9 7 (0.31%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.26%) PaaS
11 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.18%) npm
11 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.53%) Wireless
2 26 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.74%) 3G
3 17 (0.74%) ZigBee
4 14 (0.61%) DNS
5 13 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (0.53%) FTP
6 12 (0.53%) LTE
6 12 (0.53%) Network Security
7 11 (0.48%) 4G
7 11 (0.48%) GSM
7 11 (0.48%) Internet
7 11 (0.48%) Modbus
7 11 (0.48%) RS-485
8 10 (0.44%) HTTP
9 9 (0.39%) ATM
9 9 (0.39%) Firewall
10 8 (0.35%) 802.15
10 8 (0.35%) LAN
10 8 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (11.12%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.23%) Big Data
4 50 (2.19%) MySQL
5 40 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 33 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (1.09%) GIS
9 23 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 22 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.83%) Apache Hive
12 18 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.74%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.70%) DB2
15 14 (0.61%) Power BI
16 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 696 (30.47%) Selenium
2 371 (16.24%) Cucumber
3 365 (15.98%) JIRA
4 238 (10.42%) Jenkins
5 198 (8.67%) Git (software)
6 193 (8.45%) SpecFlow
7 180 (7.88%) WebDriver
8 146 (6.39%) Visual Studio
9 141 (6.17%) SoapUI
10 120 (5.25%) JUnit
11 113 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 96 (4.20%) TeamCity
13 95 (4.16%) JMeter
14 80 (3.50%) NUnit
15 75 (3.28%) Appium
16 71 (3.11%) HP UFT
17 58 (2.54%) Subversion
18 54 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 50 (2.19%) Protractor
20 49 (2.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 574 (25.13%) Finance
2 138 (6.04%) Retail
3 99 (4.33%) Marketing
4 92 (4.03%) Games
5 71 (3.11%) Banking
6 57 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 53 (2.32%) Electronics
8 51 (2.23%) Back Office
8 51 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.01%) Law
10 17 (0.74%) Advertising
11 14 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.57%) Automotive
13 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.31%) Billing
14 7 (0.31%) Military
15 6 (0.26%) Avionics
16 5 (0.22%) Publishing
17 4 (0.18%) Local Government
17 4 (0.18%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 631 (27.63%) Analyst
2 541 (23.69%) Test Analyst
3 451 (19.75%) Tester
4 408 (17.86%) Test Engineer
5 362 (15.85%) Developer
6 239 (10.46%) Software Tester
7 192 (8.41%) Developer in Test
8 183 (8.01%) Software Test Engineer
9 180 (7.88%) Software Developer
10 156 (6.83%) QA Engineer
11 153 (6.70%) Software Analyst
12 140 (6.13%) Software Test Analyst
13 129 (5.65%) Automation Tester
14 121 (5.30%) Graduate
15 110 (4.82%) Test Automation Engineer
16 109 (4.77%) Test Leader
17 108 (4.73%) Junior
18 105 (4.60%) Software Engineer
19 93 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
20 87 (3.81%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (14.36%) .NET
2 233 (10.20%) Gherkin
3 188 (8.23%) Web Services
4 174 (7.62%) XML
5 156 (6.83%) REST
6 140 (6.13%) SOAP
7 128 (5.60%) JSON
8 126 (5.52%) HTML
9 101 (4.42%) CSS
10 71 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 70 (3.06%) AngularJS
12 67 (2.93%) Node.js
13 62 (2.71%) React
14 54 (2.36%) ASP.NET
15 47 (2.06%) jQuery
15 47 (2.06%) RESTful
16 36 (1.58%) WPF
17 31 (1.36%) Behat
18 28 (1.23%) Spring
19 19 (0.83%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 182 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 90 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
4 86 (3.77%) Fintech
5 58 (2.54%) User Experience
6 37 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.14%) CCTV
8 24 (1.05%) Algorithms
8 24 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
9 23 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.83%) Robotics
12 17 (0.74%) Device Driver
13 15 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.66%) Reinsurance
14 14 (0.61%) AS400
15 13 (0.57%) NHS
16 11 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.48%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.48%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 266 (11.65%) Windows
2 188 (8.23%) Linux
3 56 (2.45%) Android
4 53 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 43 (1.88%) Unix
6 18 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.48%) FreeRTOS
7 11 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.48%) Solaris
8 10 (0.44%) CentOS
9 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.088%) Debian
14 2 (0.088%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,372 (60.07%) Test Automation
2 1,323 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (21.19%) BDD
4 406 (17.78%) Test Scripting
5 404 (17.69%) Scrum
6 374 (16.37%) Manual Testing
7 367 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
8 358 (15.67%) TDD
9 336 (14.71%) SDLC
10 285 (12.48%) Test Strategy
11 256 (11.21%) Software Engineering
12 252 (11.03%) Regression Testing
13 238 (10.42%) Computer Science
14 225 (9.85%) Scenario Testing
15 224 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
16 221 (9.68%) Functional Testing
17 207 (9.06%) Test Management
18 186 (8.14%) User Stories
19 183 (8.01%) Non-Functional Testing
20 182 (7.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 635 (27.80%) Java
2 624 (27.32%) C#
3 606 (26.53%) SQL
4 357 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 281 (12.30%) Python
6 155 (6.79%) C++
7 124 (5.43%) PHP
8 97 (4.25%) C
8 97 (4.25%) Ruby
9 93 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 50 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.53%) Scala
12 34 (1.49%) Groovy
13 27 (1.18%) Perl
14 21 (0.92%) VBScript
15 20 (0.88%) R
15 20 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.79%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.74%) VB
18 16 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 592 (25.92%) Degree
2 455 (19.92%) ISTQB
3 329 (14.40%) ISEB
4 242 (10.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 87 (3.81%) Security Cleared
7 54 (2.36%) SC Cleared
8 32 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
8 32 (1.40%) Sun Certification
9 16 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (0.48%) PhD
11 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.26%) HND
13 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.22%) MCSA
13 5 (0.22%) MCSD
13 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.18%) HNC
14 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 812 (35.55%) QA
2 26 (1.14%) GDPR
3 14 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.18%) SLA
6 3 (0.13%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.13%) MiFID
7 2 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.044%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.044%) MISRA
8 1 (0.044%) MISRA C
System Software
1 81 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.93%) Docker
3 28 (1.23%) Firmware
4 17 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.044%) HDFS
8 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.044%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.49%) Ansible
3 32 (1.40%) HP ALM
4 16 (0.70%) Puppet
5 12 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.53%) Terraform
6 11 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.31%) Salt
8 5 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.22%) Rancher
9 4 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.18%) EnCase
9 4 (0.18%) Netcool
9 4 (0.18%) Oozie
9 4 (0.18%) Packer
10 3 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.13%) WMI
11 2 (0.088%) Grafana
11 2 (0.088%) Kibana
Vendors
1 242 (10.60%) Microsoft
2 121 (5.30%) Oracle
3 90 (3.94%) Google
4 70 (3.06%) HP
5 53 (2.32%) SAP
6 28 (1.23%) IBM
7 27 (1.18%) WorldPay
8 25 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 18 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (0.79%) VMware
10 13 (0.57%) Hortonworks
11 11 (0.48%) Apple
11 11 (0.48%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.44%) Remedy
13 9 (0.39%) Cognizant
13 9 (0.39%) Informatica
14 8 (0.35%) Adobe
15 7 (0.31%) Cadence
16 6 (0.26%) Sitecore
16 6 (0.26%) Tableau