Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 362 256 252
Rank change year-on-year -106 -4 +45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 376 1,894 2,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 1.35% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.46% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 306 1,332 1,826
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,557 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.13% +2.55% +5.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £71,250 £68,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 45,760 129,361 153,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.55% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,143 101,511 122,548
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -113 351 £44,000 -2.22% 65
UK excluding London -51 294 £42,500 +6.25% 56
South East -1 91 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North of England -3 75 £36,000 -10.00% 15
London -79 70 £52,000 -9.57% 13
North West +67 45 £35,000 -9.09% 5
South West +12 45 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Work from Home +51 43 £40,000 -27.27% 11
Midlands +50 35 £35,000 -14.11% 4
East of England +37 32 £45,000 -5.26% 12
West Midlands +55 24 £35,000 -15.66% 2
Yorkshire +13 24 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East Midlands +57 11 £43,000 +10.97% 2
Scotland +40 9 £40,000 +14.29%
Wales -5 7 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North East +20 6 £31,500 +9.57%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 228 (60.64%) Test Automation
2 212 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (34.04%) Selenium
4 122 (32.45%) QA
5 108 (28.72%) SQL
6 100 (26.60%) C#
7 99 (26.33%) SDLC
8 87 (23.14%) JIRA
9 75 (19.95%) Azure
10 68 (18.09%) Scrum
10 68 (18.09%) ISTQB
11 67 (17.82%) BDD
12 66 (17.55%) TDD
13 65 (17.29%) Regression Testing
13 65 (17.29%) Java
14 60 (15.96%) Test Scripting
15 59 (15.69%) Software Engineering
15 59 (15.69%) DevOps
16 58 (15.43%) Windows
16 58 (15.43%) ISEB
17 56 (14.89%) Linux
18 55 (14.63%) Finance
19 54 (14.36%) Degree
20 51 (13.56%) .NET
21 48 (12.77%) JavaScript
21 48 (12.77%) SQL Server
22 47 (12.50%) Validation
22 47 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
23 45 (11.97%) Oracle
23 45 (11.97%) Manual Testing

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 36 (9.57%) Confluence
2 14 (3.72%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 13 (3.46%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.93%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.60%) CMS
6 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.80%) IIS
7 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.53%) JBoss
7 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) BASE24
2 3 (0.80%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.53%) Magento
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.27%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 75 (19.95%) Azure
2 30 (7.98%) AWS
3 14 (3.72%) Azure Data Factory
3 14 (3.72%) SaaS
4 10 (2.66%) GitHub
5 8 (2.13%) BrowserStack
6 5 (1.33%) GCP
7 4 (1.06%) Trello
8 2 (0.53%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.53%) Serverless
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CodeBuild
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CodeCommit
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CodeStar
9 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.45%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.72%) FTP
2 14 (3.72%) SSH
3 9 (2.39%) Internet
3 9 (2.39%) RS-232
3 9 (2.39%) RS-485
4 8 (2.13%) ATM
4 8 (2.13%) Network Security
5 7 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.86%) Skype
6 5 (1.33%) HTTP
7 4 (1.06%) Firewall
8 3 (0.80%) DNS
8 3 (0.80%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) SSL
9 2 (0.53%) WebEx
9 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.27%) IPv4
10 1 (0.27%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.71%) MySQL
3 18 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.99%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.72%) MS Access
6 10 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.06%) Big Data
8 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.53%) Power BI
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.27%) DB2
10 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 128 (34.04%) Selenium
2 87 (23.14%) JIRA
3 45 (11.97%) Git (software)
4 35 (9.31%) WebDriver
5 33 (8.78%) Cucumber
6 32 (8.51%) SpecFlow
7 26 (6.91%) Jenkins
8 25 (6.65%) SoapUI
9 24 (6.38%) JMeter
10 23 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (5.59%) Postman
12 20 (5.32%) Cypress.io
13 16 (4.26%) Visual Studio
14 15 (3.99%) TestNG
15 12 (3.19%) JUnit
16 11 (2.93%) Mocha
17 8 (2.13%) Gatling
17 8 (2.13%) Protractor
17 8 (2.13%) VersaTest
18 7 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (14.63%) Finance
2 15 (3.99%) Retail
3 12 (3.19%) Banking
4 9 (2.39%) Games
4 9 (2.39%) Marketing
4 9 (2.39%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.13%) Electronics
6 6 (1.60%) Back Office
7 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Law
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Automotive
9 2 (0.53%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.53%) Police
10 1 (0.27%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (25.53%) Tester
2 75 (19.95%) Analyst
3 56 (14.89%) Test Engineer
4 46 (12.23%) Developer
5 45 (11.97%) Test Analyst
6 43 (11.44%) Software Tester
7 30 (7.98%) Software Engineer
7 30 (7.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 21 (5.59%) Automation Tester
8 21 (5.59%) QA Tester
9 20 (5.32%) Software Test Engineer
10 19 (5.05%) QA Analyst
10 19 (5.05%) Test Leader
11 18 (4.79%) QA Engineer
12 15 (3.99%) Junior
13 14 (3.72%) Integration Developer
13 14 (3.72%) Software Analyst
14 11 (2.93%) ETL Analyst
14 11 (2.93%) Software Test Analyst
15 10 (2.66%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.56%) .NET
2 25 (6.65%) HTML
2 25 (6.65%) Node.js
2 25 (6.65%) Web Services
3 21 (5.59%) CSS
4 19 (5.05%) ASP.NET
4 19 (5.05%) React
5 17 (4.52%) SOAP
6 15 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (3.72%) Middleware
8 13 (3.46%) RESTful
8 13 (3.46%) XML
9 12 (3.19%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.19%) WPF
10 11 (2.93%) Gherkin
10 11 (2.93%) REST
11 10 (2.66%) WebdriverIO
12 9 (2.39%) .NET Framework
12 9 (2.39%) WinForms
13 8 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.71%) Mobile App
3 23 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (5.05%) User Experience
5 10 (2.66%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.13%) EMV
6 8 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.13%) Online Banking
6 8 (2.13%) Tandem
7 7 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.33%) Social Media
10 4 (1.06%) BBC
11 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.80%) NHS
11 3 (0.80%) PMI
11 3 (0.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.43%) Windows
2 56 (14.89%) Linux
3 28 (7.45%) Android
4 24 (6.38%) Apple iOS
5 19 (5.05%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.46%) Oracle Linux
7 12 (3.19%) Unix
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (60.64%) Test Automation
2 212 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (26.33%) SDLC
4 68 (18.09%) Scrum
5 67 (17.82%) BDD
6 66 (17.55%) TDD
7 65 (17.29%) Regression Testing
8 60 (15.96%) Test Scripting
9 59 (15.69%) DevOps
9 59 (15.69%) Software Engineering
10 47 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
10 47 (12.50%) Validation
11 45 (11.97%) Manual Testing
12 39 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (10.11%) Test Strategy
14 36 (9.57%) Non-Functional Testing
15 35 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (8.51%) Performance Testing
17 30 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (7.98%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (28.72%) SQL
2 100 (26.60%) C#
3 65 (17.29%) Java
4 48 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 33 (8.78%) Python
6 22 (5.85%) T-SQL
7 18 (4.79%) C++
8 13 (3.46%) C
9 9 (2.39%) PHP
10 6 (1.60%) Ruby
11 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.06%) ES6
11 4 (1.06%) Java 8
11 4 (1.06%) VB
12 3 (0.80%) ANSI C
12 3 (0.80%) Delphi
12 3 (0.80%) Scala
12 3 (0.80%) VBA
13 2 (0.53%) Perl
13 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (18.09%) ISTQB
2 58 (15.43%) ISEB
3 54 (14.36%) Degree
4 30 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.72%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.86%) HNC
7 7 (1.86%) HND
8 6 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.53%) CEH
10 2 (0.53%) CISA
10 2 (0.53%) GIAC
10 2 (0.53%) OSCE
10 2 (0.53%) OSCP
10 2 (0.53%) PMP
11 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (32.45%) QA
2 8 (2.13%) ISO 8583
3 5 (1.33%) GDPR
3 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.80%) MiFID
5 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.53%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.05%) Firmware
2 18 (4.79%) Docker
3 5 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (3.46%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.66%) Ansible
3 9 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.60%) Puppet
5 4 (1.06%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.80%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.53%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.53%) Kibana
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (11.97%) Oracle
2 44 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.26%) IBM
4 12 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.13%) CA
6 7 (1.86%) SAP
7 6 (1.60%) HP
8 5 (1.33%) Google
8 5 (1.33%) VMware
9 4 (1.06%) Sage
9 4 (1.06%) Splunk
9 4 (1.06%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.80%) Freescale
10 3 (0.80%) Renesas
10 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.80%) Temenos
11 2 (0.53%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix
11 2 (0.53%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.53%) Qualys