Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 242 255 291
Rank change year-on-year +13 +36 -42
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,968 2,235 2,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.32% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.44% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 1,756 1,749
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,125 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,873 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.62% +8.21% -

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 130,483 155,102 162,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.18% 91.81% 92.29%
Number of salaries quoted 102,521 123,579 129,253
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +18 1,801 £42,557 +0.13% 272
UK excluding London 0 1,393 £40,000 +5.62% 261
London +56 539 £55,000 - 34
South East +14 437 £40,500 +1.25% 55
North of England -28 308 £37,500 - 85
South West +22 224 £40,000 +14.29% 39
Yorkshire -22 175 £39,000 +7.59% 46
East of England +47 155 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Midlands -4 135 £35,000 -7.28% 34
North West -32 120 £40,000 +6.67% 34
West Midlands -4 82 £38,250 +2.00% 24
Wales +36 65 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Scotland -29 62 £35,000 +1.45% 10
East Midlands +3 52 £35,000 -7.89% 10
North East +16 13 £31,250 -16.67% 5
Northern Ireland -22 7 £31,750 -39.52% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 1,210 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,193 (60.62%) Test Automation
3 630 (32.01%) QA
4 612 (31.10%) SQL
5 600 (30.49%) Selenium
6 586 (29.78%) Java
7 580 (29.47%) C#
8 469 (23.83%) Scrum
9 467 (23.73%) BDD
10 431 (21.90%) ISTQB
11 421 (21.39%) Finance
12 419 (21.29%) Test Scripting
13 370 (18.80%) JIRA
14 360 (18.29%) Degree
15 349 (17.73%) TDD
16 336 (17.07%) SDLC
17 334 (16.97%) Cucumber
18 311 (15.80%) ISEB
19 303 (15.40%) .NET
20 295 (14.99%) Test Strategy
21 293 (14.89%) Software Engineering
22 275 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
23 271 (13.77%) Functional Testing
24 264 (13.41%) Manual Testing
24 264 (13.41%) Python
25 253 (12.86%) Microsoft
26 247 (12.55%) Windows
27 246 (12.50%) SoapUI
28 245 (12.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 236 (11.99%) Jenkins

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 76 (3.86%) Confluence
2 49 (2.49%) IIS
3 34 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.61%) CMS
5 12 (0.61%) OpenStack
6 11 (0.56%) JBoss
7 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.25%) SAS
10 4 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.15%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.10%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.10%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.10%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.051%) InCopy
7 1 (0.051%) InDesign
7 1 (0.051%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 44 (2.24%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.10%) Magento
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.051%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.051%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.051%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.051%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.32%) Office 365
2 130 (6.61%) G Suite
3 124 (6.30%) Azure
4 94 (4.78%) AWS
5 67 (3.40%) SaaS
6 31 (1.58%) GitHub
7 22 (1.12%) GCP
8 21 (1.07%) Trello
9 17 (0.86%) PaaS
10 11 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.46%) Basecamp
11 9 (0.46%) Power Platform
12 8 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 8 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
13 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.02%) Internet
2 18 (0.91%) Firewall
3 16 (0.81%) Wireless
4 15 (0.76%) Network Security
4 15 (0.76%) SSL
5 14 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (0.71%) VoIP
6 13 (0.66%) DNS
6 13 (0.66%) HTTP
7 12 (0.61%) Skype
8 11 (0.56%) ATM
8 11 (0.56%) DAB
8 11 (0.56%) LAN
9 10 (0.51%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.46%) SNMP
11 7 (0.36%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.30%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.30%) FTP
12 6 (0.30%) MPLS
13 5 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 54 (2.74%) Big Data
4 49 (2.49%) GIS
5 36 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 28 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 28 (1.42%) MySQL
8 22 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.76%) DB2
10 14 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (0.46%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.41%) Power BI
15 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 600 (30.49%) Selenium
2 370 (18.80%) JIRA
3 334 (16.97%) Cucumber
4 246 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 236 (11.99%) Jenkins
6 208 (10.57%) SpecFlow
7 180 (9.15%) Git (software)
8 175 (8.89%) JMeter
9 154 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 152 (7.72%) WebDriver
11 129 (6.55%) Visual Studio
12 109 (5.54%) LoadRunner
13 95 (4.83%) Appium
14 81 (4.12%) JUnit
15 80 (4.07%) Ranorex
16 77 (3.91%) HP UFT
17 66 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 66 (3.35%) TeamCity
18 63 (3.20%) NeoLoad
19 62 (3.15%) Gatling
General
1 421 (21.39%) Finance
2 191 (9.71%) Retail
3 98 (4.98%) Manufacturing
4 83 (4.22%) Games
5 77 (3.91%) Marketing
6 76 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 69 (3.51%) Public Sector
8 60 (3.05%) Electronics
9 55 (2.79%) Aerospace
10 51 (2.59%) Banking
11 31 (1.58%) Advertising
12 29 (1.47%) Back Office
13 17 (0.86%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.61%) Automotive
16 7 (0.36%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.20%) Welsh Language
18 3 (0.15%) Legal
18 3 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 466 (23.68%) Analyst
2 376 (19.11%) Test Analyst
3 347 (17.63%) Test Engineer
4 274 (13.92%) Tester
5 258 (13.11%) Developer
6 150 (7.62%) Software Tester
7 142 (7.22%) Software Developer
8 123 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
9 121 (6.15%) Developer in Test
9 121 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
10 118 (6.00%) Software Engineer
11 115 (5.84%) Test Manager
12 106 (5.39%) Automation Tester
13 104 (5.28%) Test Leader
14 94 (4.78%) QA Engineer
15 91 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
16 82 (4.17%) C# Developer
17 70 (3.56%) Java Engineer
18 68 (3.46%) Graduate
19 67 (3.40%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (15.40%) .NET
2 159 (8.08%) Web Services
3 147 (7.47%) XML
4 131 (6.66%) REST
5 121 (6.15%) SOAP
6 98 (4.98%) Gherkin
7 87 (4.42%) HTML
8 73 (3.71%) JSON
9 62 (3.15%) AngularJS
9 62 (3.15%) ASP.NET
10 57 (2.90%) RESTful
11 55 (2.79%) Spring
12 47 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 45 (2.29%) .NET Framework
14 42 (2.13%) CSS
14 42 (2.13%) jQuery
15 38 (1.93%) WPF
16 33 (1.68%) React
17 30 (1.52%) Node.js
18 25 (1.27%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 63 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 41 (2.08%) User Experience
6 36 (1.83%) Robotics
7 29 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 25 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
11 20 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.81%) Smart Meter
13 14 (0.71%) Life Science
13 14 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
14 13 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (0.56%) Social Media
16 10 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.46%) N-Tier
17 9 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 247 (12.55%) Windows
2 173 (8.79%) Linux
3 51 (2.59%) Unix
4 50 (2.54%) Android
5 47 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
10 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.051%) CentOS
12 1 (0.051%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.051%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,210 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,193 (60.62%) Test Automation
3 469 (23.83%) Scrum
4 467 (23.73%) BDD
5 419 (21.29%) Test Scripting
6 349 (17.73%) TDD
7 336 (17.07%) SDLC
8 295 (14.99%) Test Strategy
9 293 (14.89%) Software Engineering
10 275 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
11 271 (13.77%) Functional Testing
12 264 (13.41%) Manual Testing
13 233 (11.84%) Regression Testing
14 226 (11.48%) API Testing
15 225 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
16 219 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
17 207 (10.52%) DevOps
18 204 (10.37%) Test Management
19 201 (10.21%) User Acceptance Testing
20 171 (8.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 612 (31.10%) SQL
2 586 (29.78%) Java
3 580 (29.47%) C#
4 264 (13.41%) Python
5 202 (10.26%) C++
6 185 (9.40%) JavaScript
7 144 (7.32%) C
8 112 (5.69%) PHP
9 110 (5.59%) Ruby
10 67 (3.40%) T-SQL
11 66 (3.35%) Scala
12 50 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 40 (2.03%) VB
14 25 (1.27%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.22%) Java 8
16 18 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.86%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.76%) Perl
19 12 (0.61%) ANSI C
19 12 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 431 (21.90%) ISTQB
2 360 (18.29%) Degree
3 311 (15.80%) ISEB
4 245 (12.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 132 (6.71%) Security Cleared
6 85 (4.32%) SC Cleared
7 77 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
9 29 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 26 (1.32%) HND
11 19 (0.97%) MCP
11 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.91%) HNC
13 17 (0.86%) OCP
13 17 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
13 17 (0.86%) SAP Certification
14 9 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.41%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
16 7 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 630 (32.01%) QA
2 12 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.41%) SLA
4 7 (0.36%) Def Stans
5 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.20%) MISRA
6 4 (0.20%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.20%) PMO
7 2 (0.10%) GDPR
7 2 (0.10%) GxP
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.10%) TickIT
8 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.051%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.051%) NIST
8 1 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 58 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.34%) Firmware
3 35 (1.78%) Docker
4 10 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.20%) KVM
7 4 (0.20%) Samba
7 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.051%) zsh
Systems Management
1 123 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (2.03%) HP ALM
3 30 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 21 (1.07%) Ansible
5 15 (0.76%) SCCM
6 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.46%) Terraform
8 7 (0.36%) Puppet
9 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.20%) Netcool
10 4 (0.20%) Oozie
10 4 (0.20%) Proxmox
11 2 (0.10%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.10%) SCOM
11 2 (0.10%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.10%) WSUS
12 1 (0.051%) Grafana
Vendors
1 253 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 154 (7.83%) Google
3 108 (5.49%) HP
4 96 (4.88%) Oracle
5 66 (3.35%) SAP
6 62 (3.15%) WorldPay
7 32 (1.63%) Atlassian
8 18 (0.91%) EMC
9 15 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.71%) Avaya
10 14 (0.71%) Cadence
10 14 (0.71%) IBM
11 12 (0.61%) Freescale
11 12 (0.61%) Renesas
11 12 (0.61%) VMware
12 10 (0.51%) Apple
12 10 (0.51%) Demandware
13 8 (0.41%) Cisco
13 8 (0.41%) Cognos
14 7 (0.36%) TIBCO