Period
to 19 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 121 99
Rank change year-on-year 0 -22 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3,455 1,339 4,506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 2.69% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.88% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,216 1,037 3,296
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,738
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,939 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.42% - -
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.21%

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 113,144 46,463 130,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.01% 93.21% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,456 38,236 104,087
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,747 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 18 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 September 2021. 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 3,084 £52,500 +10.53% 577
UK excluding London +7 2,165 £45,000 +5.88% 485
London -1 1,091 £65,000 - 138
South East +12 711 £47,500 +5.56% 115
Work from Home -4 624 £55,000 +10.00% 126
North of England +8 483 £42,500 -5.56% 93
South West -7 311 £45,000 +20.00% 68
Midlands -5 303 £47,500 +26.67% 93
North West +4 274 £40,000 -11.11% 52
West Midlands +8 238 £50,000 +42.86% 65
Yorkshire +4 195 £45,000 - 34
East of England -33 131 £47,500 +5.56% 64
Scotland -32 107 £47,750 +15.06% 25
Northern Ireland +7 89 £35,000 - 12
East Midlands -36 65 £40,500 -4.71% 28
Wales -13 44 £40,130 -10.82% 15
North East -34 20 £42,500 +15.65% 7
Isle of Man - 4 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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 2,011 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,690 (48.91%) Test Automation
3 1,041 (30.13%) Software Engineering
4 952 (27.55%) QA
5 904 (26.16%) DevOps
6 891 (25.79%) C#
7 880 (25.47%) Java
8 804 (23.27%) Social Skills
9 798 (23.10%) Selenium
10 777 (22.49%) Azure
11 713 (20.64%) JavaScript
12 697 (20.17%) Scrum
13 691 (20.00%) SQL
14 637 (18.44%) Degree
15 626 (18.12%) TDD
16 601 (17.40%) Python
17 598 (17.31%) AWS
18 563 (16.30%) Git (software)
19 547 (15.83%) SDLC
20 545 (15.77%) BDD
21 540 (15.63%) Finance
22 533 (15.43%) Linux
23 500 (14.47%) React
24 497 (14.38%) SDET
25 491 (14.21%) .NET
26 483 (13.98%) JIRA
27 474 (13.72%) Jenkins
28 468 (13.55%) Computer Science
29 438 (12.68%) Microsoft
29 438 (12.68%) 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
1 148 (4.28%) Apache Spark
2 145 (4.20%) Apache
3 135 (3.91%) Confluence
4 131 (3.79%) GemFire
5 33 (0.96%) SAS
5 33 (0.96%) Tornado
6 31 (0.90%) CMS
6 31 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 21 (0.61%) Drupal
8 15 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.32%) WordPress
10 9 (0.26%) Anypoint
10 9 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.26%) Mule
10 9 (0.26%) Mule ESB
10 9 (0.26%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.20%) nginx
11 7 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 21 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 19 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.49%) GIMP
8 13 (0.38%) Simulink
9 6 (0.17%) Figma
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.087%) Mingle
11 3 (0.087%) Sketch
12 2 (0.058%) InVision
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (0.75%) NetSuite
2 19 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.32%) Shopify
5 10 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.14%) Magento
6 5 (0.14%) Primavera
7 3 (0.087%) Raiser's Edge
8 2 (0.058%) Maximo
8 2 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.029%) BASE24
9 1 (0.029%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.029%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.029%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 777 (22.49%) Azure
2 598 (17.31%) AWS
3 296 (8.57%) GitHub
4 233 (6.74%) GCP
5 191 (5.53%) SaaS
6 150 (4.34%) Amazon Kinesis
7 106 (3.07%) Serverless
8 73 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 56 (1.62%) Amazon S3
10 51 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
11 50 (1.45%) OpenShift
12 48 (1.39%) BrowserStack
13 41 (1.19%) Heroku
13 41 (1.19%) Power Platform
14 39 (1.13%) Microsoft 365
15 36 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
17 29 (0.84%) Azure Functions
18 28 (0.81%) PaaS
19 26 (0.75%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 137 (3.97%) HTTP
2 76 (2.20%) Broadband
3 64 (1.85%) Ethernet
4 58 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 49 (1.42%) Modbus
6 46 (1.33%) Firewall
6 46 (1.33%) IPv4
7 45 (1.30%) RS-422
7 45 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 42 (1.22%) Internet
9 40 (1.16%) Network Security
10 38 (1.10%) VPN
11 37 (1.07%) VLAN
12 36 (1.04%) OSPF
12 36 (1.04%) Wireless
12 36 (1.04%) Wireshark
13 34 (0.98%) HTTPS
14 32 (0.93%) 802.11
14 32 (0.93%) MQTT
14 32 (0.93%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (9.44%) Relational Database
2 306 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 300 (8.68%) NoSQL
4 274 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
5 160 (4.63%) Redis
6 150 (4.34%) Big Data
7 126 (3.65%) HBase
8 124 (3.59%) MariaDB
8 124 (3.59%) MySQL
9 121 (3.50%) MongoDB
10 76 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
11 68 (1.97%) Hadoop
12 60 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 60 (1.74%) RDBMS
13 46 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 45 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 37 (1.07%) Power BI
16 24 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.55%) Blockchain
18 15 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 798 (23.10%) Selenium
2 563 (16.30%) Git (software)
3 483 (13.98%) JIRA
4 474 (13.72%) Jenkins
5 437 (12.65%) Cucumber
6 334 (9.67%) Cypress.io
7 260 (7.53%) JUnit
8 258 (7.47%) SpecFlow
9 219 (6.34%) Postman
10 208 (6.02%) WebDriver
11 160 (4.63%) Artifactory
12 158 (4.57%) Protractor
13 151 (4.37%) JMeter
14 146 (4.23%) IntelliJ
15 143 (4.14%) Eclipse
16 138 (3.99%) Gradle
17 137 (3.97%) Mockito
17 137 (3.97%) Storybook
18 132 (3.82%) Visual Studio
19 131 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 804 (23.27%) Social Skills
2 540 (15.63%) Finance
3 228 (6.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 215 (6.22%) Banking
5 201 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
6 195 (5.64%) Law
7 154 (4.46%) Marketing
8 144 (4.17%) Manufacturing
9 119 (3.44%) Games
10 100 (2.89%) Electronics
11 96 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
12 95 (2.75%) Telecoms
13 93 (2.69%) Public Sector
14 82 (2.37%) Retail
15 80 (2.32%) Legal
16 54 (1.56%) Back Office
17 50 (1.45%) Aerospace
18 45 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 41 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
20 33 (0.96%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 711 (20.58%) Developer
2 687 (19.88%) Software Engineer
3 508 (14.70%) Test Engineer
4 379 (10.97%) Analyst
5 360 (10.42%) Tester
6 293 (8.48%) Software Test Engineer
7 275 (7.96%) Software Developer
8 218 (6.31%) Software Tester
9 206 (5.96%) Test Analyst
10 174 (5.04%) QA Engineer
11 158 (4.57%) Developer in Test
12 149 (4.31%) Senior Developer
13 146 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
14 138 (3.99%) Automation Tester
15 127 (3.68%) Test Automation Engineer
16 121 (3.50%) Development Engineer
17 120 (3.47%) Test Development Engineer
18 117 (3.39%) Principal Engineer
18 117 (3.39%) Software Development Engineer
19 110 (3.18%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (14.47%) React
2 491 (14.21%) .NET
3 379 (10.97%) Node.js
4 369 (10.68%) RESTful
5 355 (10.27%) AngularJS
6 333 (9.64%) CSS
7 287 (8.31%) Web Services
8 266 (7.70%) Spring
9 263 (7.61%) REST
10 239 (6.92%) JSON
11 227 (6.57%) Kafka
12 221 (6.40%) HTML
13 199 (5.76%) RabbitMQ
14 174 (5.04%) Redux
15 140 (4.05%) .NET Framework
15 140 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 136 (3.94%) .NET Core
17 135 (3.91%) Tailwind CSS
18 131 (3.79%) Express
18 131 (3.79%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 240 (6.95%) User Experience
2 169 (4.89%) Mobile App
3 145 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
4 142 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 121 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
6 114 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 96 (2.78%) Algorithms
8 73 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
9 68 (1.97%) Client/Server
10 63 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 54 (1.56%) Virtual Team
12 47 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 45 (1.30%) Public Cloud
14 43 (1.24%) Cloud Native
15 42 (1.22%) EPoS
16 41 (1.19%) Social Media
17 37 (1.07%) Blog
17 37 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
18 28 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
18 28 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 533 (15.43%) Linux
2 287 (8.31%) Unix
3 221 (6.40%) Windows
4 137 (3.97%) Android
5 123 (3.56%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.93%) CentOS
8 29 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 25 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 24 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.17%) Solaris
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.12%) AIX
15 4 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
16 3 (0.087%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.087%) Windows Server 2019
17 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.029%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,011 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,690 (48.91%) Test Automation
3 1,041 (30.13%) Software Engineering
4 904 (26.16%) DevOps
5 697 (20.17%) Scrum
6 626 (18.12%) TDD
7 547 (15.83%) SDLC
8 545 (15.77%) BDD
9 497 (14.38%) SDET
10 468 (13.55%) Computer Science
11 438 (12.68%) Mentoring
12 432 (12.50%) Microservices
13 417 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
14 413 (11.95%) OO
15 411 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
16 292 (8.45%) Regression Testing
17 291 (8.42%) Manual Testing
18 285 (8.25%) Test Strategy
19 280 (8.10%) Clean Code
20 279 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 891 (25.79%) C#
2 880 (25.47%) Java
3 713 (20.64%) JavaScript
4 691 (20.00%) SQL
5 601 (17.40%) Python
6 341 (9.87%) C++
7 242 (7.00%) C
8 191 (5.53%) TypeScript
9 149 (4.31%) Groovy
10 142 (4.11%) Shell Script
11 122 (3.53%) PowerShell
12 106 (3.07%) Bash Shell
12 106 (3.07%) PHP
13 81 (2.34%) Ruby
14 63 (1.82%) Scala
15 55 (1.59%) Go
16 45 (1.30%) ES6
17 41 (1.19%) R
18 36 (1.04%) Kotlin
19 33 (0.96%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 637 (18.44%) Degree
2 290 (8.39%) ISTQB
3 200 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 155 (4.49%) ISEB
4 155 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 152 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 126 (3.65%) OCP
6 126 (3.65%) Oracle Certification
7 125 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (0.69%) PhD
10 22 (0.64%) AWS Certification
10 22 (0.64%) GIAC
11 19 (0.55%) HNC
12 18 (0.52%) Postgraduate
13 17 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
14 16 (0.46%) RHCE
15 12 (0.35%) DV Cleared
15 12 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 952 (27.55%) QA
2 55 (1.59%) Accessibility
3 26 (0.75%) SLA
4 16 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.35%) ISO 13485
6 12 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.32%) GDPR
8 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 8 (0.23%) NIST
9 7 (0.20%) GLP
9 7 (0.20%) GxP
9 7 (0.20%) IEC 62304
9 7 (0.20%) WCAG
10 5 (0.14%) GMP
10 5 (0.14%) Good Clinical Practice
10 5 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.14%) MISRA
10 5 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.087%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 427 (12.36%) Docker
2 162 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (3.76%) HDFS
4 38 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (0.49%) Firmware
6 13 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (0.23%) vSphere
9 3 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.058%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.058%) KVM
10 2 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 383 (11.09%) Kubernetes
2 211 (6.11%) Ansible
3 123 (3.56%) Terraform
4 57 (1.65%) Puppet
5 49 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
6 41 (1.19%) HP ALM
7 33 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (0.93%) Graylog
8 32 (0.93%) Kibana
9 17 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.32%) HP Fortify
11 10 (0.29%) Rancher
12 9 (0.26%) Salt
13 8 (0.23%) Grafana
14 7 (0.20%) Control-M
14 7 (0.20%) WebInspect
15 5 (0.14%) Kustomize
15 5 (0.14%) SCCM
16 4 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 438 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 261 (7.55%) Oracle
3 225 (6.51%) VMware
4 132 (3.82%) Okta
5 121 (3.50%) Google
6 78 (2.26%) HP
7 74 (2.14%) SAP
8 52 (1.51%) Instagram
9 43 (1.24%) JD Edwards
10 38 (1.10%) Xamarin
11 37 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 36 (1.04%) IBM
13 28 (0.81%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.81%) Red Hat
14 27 (0.78%) Adobe
15 23 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 22 (0.64%) LexisNexis
17 19 (0.55%) Talend
18 16 (0.46%) LANSA
19 15 (0.43%) Informatica