Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 265 247
Rank change year-on-year -2 -18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,231 2,189 2,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.27% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.41% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,833 1,846 2,364
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,100 £26,125 £25,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £35,765 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.19% -

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 161,094 155,531 184,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.42% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 130,584 127,997 153,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +1 2,073 £40,000 - 290
UK excluding London +10 1,677 £38,000 +6.25% 242
London -4 515 £52,500 - 65
South East -45 483 £39,000 +5.19% 59
North of England +31 444 £37,500 +7.14% 57
Midlands +42 250 £37,500 +7.14% 44
Yorkshire +24 230 £37,500 +7.14% 24
East of England -8 221 £45,000 +12.50% 31
North West -2 167 £36,250 +3.57% 31
South West -13 165 £41,000 +17.14% 33
West Midlands +10 148 £35,000 - 32
East Midlands +49 102 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Scotland +3 84 £32,000 -10.56% 13
North East -5 50 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wales +10 31 £36,000 +18.03% 3
Northern Ireland +6 4 £40,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,409 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 1,294 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 816 (36.58%) QA
4 716 (32.09%) Selenium
5 660 (29.58%) SQL
6 540 (24.20%) C#
7 529 (23.71%) Scrum
8 524 (23.49%) Java
9 490 (21.96%) Finance
10 486 (21.78%) Degree
11 478 (21.43%) ISTQB
12 444 (19.90%) ISEB
13 439 (19.68%) Test Scripting
14 429 (19.23%) BDD
15 423 (18.96%) TDD
16 394 (17.66%) JIRA
17 381 (17.08%) SDLC
18 342 (15.33%) Cucumber
19 335 (15.02%) Python
20 333 (14.93%) Manual Testing
21 322 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
22 303 (13.58%) Windows
23 282 (12.64%) Microsoft
24 278 (12.46%) Jenkins
25 275 (12.33%) Regression Testing
26 273 (12.24%) Test Strategy
27 271 (12.15%) JavaScript
28 260 (11.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 258 (11.56%) .NET
30 252 (11.30%) Software Engineering

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 79 (3.54%) Confluence
2 39 (1.75%) IIS
3 26 (1.17%) Apache
4 22 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 16 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 14 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.31%) JBoss
10 5 (0.22%) SAS
11 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.13%) CMS
12 3 (0.13%) DNN
12 3 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.13%) WordPress
13 2 (0.090%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.045%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.045%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.045%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.27%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.090%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.090%) Postilion
4 2 (0.090%) Primavera
4 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.090%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.045%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 158 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (2.60%) SaaS
4 45 (2.02%) Slack
5 37 (1.66%) Office 365
6 34 (1.52%) G Suite
7 27 (1.21%) GitHub
8 14 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.54%) PaaS
10 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.49%) DigitalOcean
11 10 (0.45%) IaaS
11 10 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
12 8 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.18%) Yammer
14 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.090%) AdWords
15 2 (0.090%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.02%) HTTP
2 25 (1.12%) Internet
3 18 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 18 (0.81%) Wireless
4 11 (0.49%) SMS
5 10 (0.45%) SSL
6 8 (0.36%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.31%) Firewall
8 6 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.22%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (0.18%) DNS
10 4 (0.18%) FTP
10 4 (0.18%) Intranet
10 4 (0.18%) TETRA
10 4 (0.18%) WebEx
11 3 (0.13%) Broadband
11 3 (0.13%) VPN
12 2 (0.090%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.090%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.38%) Big Data
2 53 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 51 (2.29%) MongoDB
4 45 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (2.02%) MySQL
5 42 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 33 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.43%) Data Mining
8 29 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (0.94%) GIS
10 19 (0.85%) QlikView
11 17 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.40%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 716 (32.09%) Selenium
2 394 (17.66%) JIRA
3 342 (15.33%) Cucumber
4 278 (12.46%) Jenkins
5 216 (9.68%) WebDriver
6 204 (9.14%) SoapUI
7 195 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 181 (8.11%) Git (software)
9 122 (5.47%) JMeter
10 111 (4.98%) Visual Studio
11 101 (4.53%) SpecFlow
12 99 (4.44%) HP UFT
13 92 (4.12%) Ranorex
14 82 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 64 (2.87%) Maven
16 60 (2.69%) Appium
17 55 (2.47%) TeamCity
18 53 (2.38%) JUnit
19 52 (2.33%) Subversion
20 50 (2.24%) Gatling
General
1 490 (21.96%) Finance
2 190 (8.52%) Retail
3 96 (4.30%) Banking
4 69 (3.09%) Games
5 63 (2.82%) Legal
6 46 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.02%) Back Office
8 40 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 37 (1.66%) Marketing
10 31 (1.39%) Advertising
11 30 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.12%) Law
13 22 (0.99%) Electronics
14 12 (0.54%) Automotive
15 10 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.40%) Billing
16 9 (0.40%) Military
17 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 624 (27.97%) Analyst
2 471 (21.11%) Test Analyst
3 416 (18.65%) Tester
4 317 (14.21%) Test Engineer
5 257 (11.52%) Software Tester
6 206 (9.23%) Developer
7 163 (7.31%) Software Test Engineer
8 159 (7.13%) QA Engineer
9 153 (6.86%) QA Analyst
10 141 (6.32%) Automation Tester
11 116 (5.20%) Software Analyst
12 107 (4.80%) Consultant
13 106 (4.75%) Test Leader
14 105 (4.71%) Software Test Analyst
15 101 (4.53%) Developer in Test
15 101 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
16 99 (4.44%) Test Manager
17 98 (4.39%) Software Engineer
18 95 (4.26%) QA Test Analyst
18 95 (4.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (11.56%) .NET
2 177 (7.93%) Web Services
3 161 (7.22%) HTML
4 151 (6.77%) SOAP
5 141 (6.32%) XML
6 137 (6.14%) CSS
7 132 (5.92%) REST
8 119 (5.33%) RESTful
9 117 (5.24%) Gherkin
10 65 (2.91%) AngularJS
10 65 (2.91%) jQuery
11 63 (2.82%) JSON
12 51 (2.29%) ASP.NET
13 46 (2.06%) Ajax
14 43 (1.93%) .NET Framework
15 42 (1.88%) WPF
16 36 (1.61%) Node.js
17 35 (1.57%) React
18 31 (1.39%) LAMP
19 28 (1.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 214 (9.59%) Computer Science
2 173 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 61 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (2.69%) User Experience
6 54 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 52 (2.33%) Fintech
8 31 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.26%) Robotics
10 22 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 20 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (0.81%) Credit Risk
13 17 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.72%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.67%) Replication
16 13 (0.58%) Mainframe
17 11 (0.49%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.49%) EPoS
17 11 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 303 (13.58%) Windows
2 250 (11.21%) Linux
3 76 (3.41%) Unix
4 53 (2.38%) Android
4 53 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 48 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.54%) Debian
9 12 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.45%) Robot Operating System
12 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.22%) CentOS
15 4 (0.18%) Fedora
15 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.13%) ThreadX
16 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,409 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 1,294 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (23.71%) Scrum
4 439 (19.68%) Test Scripting
5 429 (19.23%) BDD
6 423 (18.96%) TDD
7 381 (17.08%) SDLC
8 333 (14.93%) Manual Testing
9 322 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 275 (12.33%) Regression Testing
11 273 (12.24%) Test Strategy
12 252 (11.30%) Software Engineering
13 251 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
14 218 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
15 206 (9.23%) Test Management
16 201 (9.01%) Mentoring
17 199 (8.92%) Waterfall
18 166 (7.44%) Performance Testing
19 159 (7.13%) DevOps
20 143 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 660 (29.58%) SQL
2 540 (24.20%) C#
3 524 (23.49%) Java
4 335 (15.02%) Python
5 271 (12.15%) JavaScript
6 220 (9.86%) C++
7 205 (9.19%) Ruby
8 151 (6.77%) PHP
9 132 (5.92%) C
10 79 (3.54%) Perl
11 63 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 62 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 61 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 60 (2.69%) Scala
15 49 (2.20%) Bash Shell
16 34 (1.52%) Groovy
17 26 (1.17%) VBScript
18 23 (1.03%) VB.NET
19 21 (0.94%) VBA
20 18 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 486 (21.78%) Degree
2 478 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 444 (19.90%) ISEB
4 260 (11.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 83 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 75 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 67 (3.00%) SC Cleared
8 45 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 45 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
9 21 (0.94%) PhD
10 17 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (0.27%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.22%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.18%) CCNA
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 816 (36.58%) QA
2 16 (0.72%) GDPR
2 16 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.49%) MiFID
4 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.27%) Def Stans
5 6 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.18%) GCP
6 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.13%) PMO
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.090%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.090%) EMIR
8 2 (0.090%) MIL-STD-1553
8 2 (0.090%) SEPA
9 1 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 85 (3.81%) Docker
2 25 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.94%) Firmware
4 18 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.090%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.045%) LXC
9 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 61 (2.73%) Puppet
2 60 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (1.88%) HP ALM
5 37 (1.66%) Ansible
6 29 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 19 (0.85%) Marathon
8 12 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
9 9 (0.40%) Kibana
9 9 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.27%) Mesos
12 5 (0.22%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.22%) Rancher
12 5 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.22%) Terraform
13 4 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.13%) Packer
15 2 (0.090%) SCCM
15 2 (0.090%) SCOM
Vendors
1 282 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 129 (5.78%) Oracle
3 76 (3.41%) HP
4 71 (3.18%) Google
5 57 (2.55%) Capita
6 37 (1.66%) SAP
7 30 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.26%) VMware
9 23 (1.03%) CA
10 21 (0.94%) IBM
11 17 (0.76%) Perforce
12 16 (0.72%) WorldPay
13 14 (0.63%) Telerik
14 13 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
14 13 (0.58%) Micro Focus
15 12 (0.54%) EMC
16 10 (0.45%) Virgin Media
17 9 (0.40%) BT
17 9 (0.40%) TOWER Software
18 8 (0.36%) webMethods