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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 86 112 106
Rank change year-on-year +26 -6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6,623 3,354 2,367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.72% 3.15% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.36% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,319 2,044 1,872
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +11.46%

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 169,629 99,932 73,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.30% 93.84% 92.92%
Number of salaries quoted 84,224 69,099 59,332
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,696
25th Percentile £44,805 £41,621 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%

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 30 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 17 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +27 5,636 £52,500 - 501
UK excluding London +21 3,653 £47,500 +5.56% 413
Work from Home +1 2,352 £55,000 +8.91% 254
London +10 2,185 £65,000 - 129
South East +41 1,408 £50,000 +5.26% 117
North of England -6 658 £50,000 +25.00% 81
Midlands +6 498 £45,800 +0.66% 51
South West +6 426 £45,000 - 54
East of England +34 418 £45,500 -4.21% 67
North West -3 359 £47,500 +18.75% 44
West Midlands -3 315 £46,000 -3.16% 35
Yorkshire -27 237 £50,173 +18.05% 22
Scotland -34 183 £50,000 +18.34% 24
East Midlands +28 181 £40,000 -11.11% 16
North East +14 63 £50,000 +47.06% 15
Northern Ireland -7 59 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Wales -32 40 £42,500 -10.53% 13

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 3,549 (53.59%) Agile
2 3,259 (49.21%) Test Automation
3 2,406 (36.33%) Software Engineering
4 2,160 (32.61%) QA
5 1,975 (29.82%) Degree
6 1,853 (27.98%) Java
7 1,701 (25.68%) Python
8 1,672 (25.25%) Social Skills
9 1,582 (23.89%) DevOps
10 1,540 (23.25%) JavaScript
11 1,478 (22.32%) CI/CD
12 1,467 (22.15%) C#
13 1,382 (20.87%) Finance
14 1,320 (19.93%) AWS
15 1,307 (19.73%) SQL
16 1,150 (17.36%) Microsoft
17 1,118 (16.88%) Selenium
18 1,113 (16.81%) Test Strategy
19 1,108 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
20 1,100 (16.61%) Linux
21 1,099 (16.59%) Computer Science
22 1,097 (16.56%) C++
23 1,065 (16.08%) JIRA
24 1,062 (16.04%) C
25 1,043 (15.75%) Jenkins
26 1,028 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
27 1,027 (15.51%) Git (software)
28 1,013 (15.30%) TDD
29 996 (15.04%) Scrum
30 974 (14.71%) Test Scripting

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
1 252 (3.80%) Confluence
2 104 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 70 (1.06%) Apache
4 65 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 62 (0.94%) Tornado
6 39 (0.59%) IIS
7 30 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
9 24 (0.36%) CMS
9 24 (0.36%) WordPress
10 22 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
11 19 (0.29%) IBM Domino
12 16 (0.24%) GemFire
12 16 (0.24%) Jupyter
12 16 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.21%) Ethereum
14 13 (0.20%) Apache Pulsar
14 13 (0.20%) SAS
15 10 (0.15%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 174 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (0.57%) Sketch
5 34 (0.51%) Simulink
6 15 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) Stateflow
8 12 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 12 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.18%) Zeplin
9 9 (0.14%) Maple
10 8 (0.12%) MS Visio
11 6 (0.091%) SketchUp
12 5 (0.075%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.075%) Maya
13 2 (0.030%) Blender
13 2 (0.030%) Revit
14 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 16 (0.24%) Magento
2 16 (0.24%) Shopify
3 7 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.030%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.030%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.030%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.030%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.015%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.015%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.015%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.015%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.015%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,320 (19.93%) AWS
2 944 (14.25%) Azure
3 624 (9.42%) GCP
4 428 (6.46%) GitHub
5 389 (5.87%) Serverless
6 323 (4.88%) SaaS
7 292 (4.41%) Azure DevOps
8 147 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
9 96 (1.45%) Slack
10 85 (1.28%) PaaS
11 74 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 74 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
12 73 (1.10%) Power Platform
13 71 (1.07%) Heroku
14 70 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
15 68 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
15 68 (1.03%) OpenShift
16 67 (1.01%) IaaS
17 66 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
18 64 (0.97%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 480 (7.25%) HTTP
2 452 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 110 (1.66%) Broadband
4 62 (0.94%) Firewall
4 62 (0.94%) Wireless
5 54 (0.82%) VPN
6 49 (0.74%) DNS
6 49 (0.74%) Internet
6 49 (0.74%) Network Security
7 36 (0.54%) IPv4
8 35 (0.53%) 5G
9 34 (0.51%) DHCP
9 34 (0.51%) PPP
10 31 (0.47%) 4G
11 29 (0.44%) WebEx
12 25 (0.38%) LAN
12 25 (0.38%) WAN
13 24 (0.36%) Bluetooth
13 24 (0.36%) VLAN
14 23 (0.35%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (6.76%) Relational Database
2 379 (5.72%) SQL Server
3 353 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 273 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
5 220 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 205 (3.10%) MySQL
7 144 (2.17%) Big Data
8 132 (1.99%) Hadoop
9 91 (1.37%) Redis
10 81 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 67 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 61 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 55 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (0.66%) Power BI
15 42 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 34 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
17 25 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (0.35%) InfluxDB
18 23 (0.35%) Tableau
19 21 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,118 (16.88%) Selenium
2 1,065 (16.08%) JIRA
3 1,043 (15.75%) Jenkins
4 1,027 (15.51%) Git (software)
5 695 (10.49%) JMeter
6 581 (8.77%) Cucumber
7 526 (7.94%) Zephyr
8 454 (6.85%) Rational Quality Manager
9 435 (6.57%) Postman
10 339 (5.12%) Cypress.io
11 312 (4.71%) WebDriver
12 298 (4.50%) SpecFlow
13 267 (4.03%) JUnit
14 220 (3.32%) Appium
15 192 (2.90%) TeamCity
16 190 (2.87%) GitLab
17 159 (2.40%) Visual Studio
18 156 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 148 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
20 112 (1.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,672 (25.25%) Social Skills
2 1,382 (20.87%) Finance
3 820 (12.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 662 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 443 (6.69%) Electronics
6 396 (5.98%) Games
7 289 (4.36%) Banking
8 287 (4.33%) Telecoms
9 272 (4.11%) Public Sector
10 239 (3.61%) Retail
11 238 (3.59%) Law
12 199 (3.00%) Automotive
13 180 (2.72%) Marketing
14 171 (2.58%) Legal
15 156 (2.36%) Presentation Skills
16 145 (2.19%) Aerospace
17 142 (2.14%) Manufacturing
18 140 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
19 108 (1.63%) Back Office
20 70 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,491 (22.51%) Software Engineer
2 1,010 (15.25%) Developer
3 800 (12.08%) Test Engineer
4 519 (7.84%) Software Test Engineer
5 513 (7.75%) QA Leader
6 495 (7.47%) Analyst
6 495 (7.47%) Tester
7 449 (6.78%) Embedded Engineer
8 443 (6.69%) Software Developer
9 427 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 345 (5.21%) Graduate
11 332 (5.01%) QA Engineer
12 299 (4.51%) Software Tester
13 279 (4.21%) Junior
14 267 (4.03%) Developer in Test
14 267 (4.03%) Test Analyst
15 250 (3.77%) Senior Developer
16 236 (3.56%) Senior Software Engineer
17 205 (3.10%) Principal Engineer
18 203 (3.07%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (12.31%) React
2 665 (10.04%) CSS
3 650 (9.81%) HTML
4 603 (9.10%) .NET
5 576 (8.70%) REST
6 516 (7.79%) AngularJS
7 425 (6.42%) Node.js
8 424 (6.40%) Vue.js
9 375 (5.66%) RESTful
10 332 (5.01%) JSON
11 329 (4.97%) Protocol Buffers
12 319 (4.82%) HTML5
13 298 (4.50%) WPF
14 285 (4.30%) Web Services
15 279 (4.21%) CSS3
16 264 (3.99%) XML
17 261 (3.94%) Kafka
18 233 (3.52%) WinForms
19 227 (3.43%) Spring
20 199 (3.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 647 (9.77%) Virtual Team
2 614 (9.27%) User Experience
3 452 (6.82%) Algorithms
4 379 (5.72%) Self-Motivation
5 322 (4.86%) Data Structures
6 265 (4.00%) Mobile App
7 142 (2.14%) Social Media
8 135 (2.04%) Cloud Native
9 131 (1.98%) Sports Betting
10 127 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 116 (1.75%) Cyberattack
12 110 (1.66%) IoT
13 95 (1.43%) Management Information System
14 94 (1.42%) Blog
15 88 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
15 88 (1.33%) Social Network
16 87 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
17 79 (1.19%) Driving Licence
17 79 (1.19%) Public Cloud
18 75 (1.13%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 1,100 (16.61%) Linux
2 530 (8.00%) Windows
3 224 (3.38%) Unix
4 223 (3.37%) Android
5 208 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 83 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 52 (0.79%) VMS
8 49 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.39%) Mesosphere
10 24 (0.36%) CentOS
11 22 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
11 22 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.32%) Robot Operating System
13 20 (0.30%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
15 13 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.17%) AIX
17 8 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.11%) OpenVMS
19 6 (0.091%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,549 (53.59%) Agile
2 3,259 (49.21%) Test Automation
3 2,406 (36.33%) Software Engineering
4 1,582 (23.89%) DevOps
5 1,478 (22.32%) CI/CD
6 1,113 (16.81%) Test Strategy
7 1,108 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
8 1,099 (16.59%) Computer Science
9 1,028 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
10 1,013 (15.30%) TDD
11 996 (15.04%) Scrum
12 974 (14.71%) Test Scripting
13 878 (13.26%) SDLC
14 842 (12.71%) Mentoring
15 759 (11.46%) Unit Testing
16 738 (11.14%) Test Management
17 728 (10.99%) BDD
18 705 (10.64%) Functional Testing
19 685 (10.34%) Manual Testing
20 682 (10.30%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,853 (27.98%) Java
2 1,701 (25.68%) Python
3 1,540 (23.25%) JavaScript
4 1,467 (22.15%) C#
5 1,307 (19.73%) SQL
6 1,097 (16.56%) C++
7 1,062 (16.04%) C
8 488 (7.37%) TypeScript
9 279 (4.21%) Objective-C
10 208 (3.14%) Go
11 181 (2.73%) Bash
12 174 (2.63%) PowerShell
13 150 (2.26%) Ruby
14 132 (1.99%) Scala
15 128 (1.93%) ES6
16 124 (1.87%) PHP
17 97 (1.46%) Shell Script
18 92 (1.39%) MATLAB
19 70 (1.06%) R
20 63 (0.95%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,975 (29.82%) Degree
2 608 (9.18%) ISTQB
3 526 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 335 (5.06%) Security Cleared
5 330 (4.98%) ISEB
6 310 (4.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 214 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 107 (1.62%) Master's Degree
9 52 (0.79%) AWS Certification
10 49 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
11 46 (0.69%) PhD
12 41 (0.62%) HND
13 35 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 34 (0.51%) DV Cleared
15 30 (0.45%) PMI Certification
15 30 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 21 (0.32%) HNC
16 21 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,160 (32.61%) QA
2 355 (5.36%) Accessibility
3 67 (1.01%) Automotive SPICE
4 61 (0.92%) MISRA
5 36 (0.54%) SLA
6 30 (0.45%) GDPR
7 29 (0.44%) ISO 26262
8 20 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 17 (0.26%) PMO
10 15 (0.23%) NIST
11 14 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (0.20%) AUTOSAR
13 7 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.11%) WCAG
14 6 (0.091%) IEC 61131
15 4 (0.060%) HL7
15 4 (0.060%) IEC 62304
15 4 (0.060%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 699 (10.55%) Docker
2 130 (1.96%) Firmware
3 98 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 44 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (0.35%) KVM
10 16 (0.24%) HDFS
10 16 (0.24%) Xen
11 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.091%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.045%) vSphere
16 2 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 1 (0.015%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 1 (0.015%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 592 (8.94%) Kubernetes
2 496 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
3 481 (7.26%) HP ALM
4 255 (3.85%) Terraform
5 177 (2.67%) Ansible
6 78 (1.18%) Puppet
7 71 (1.07%) Prometheus
8 62 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (0.88%) Grafana
10 39 (0.59%) SCCM
11 30 (0.45%) Rancher
12 27 (0.41%) Consul
13 26 (0.39%) Automic
14 17 (0.26%) Panaseer
15 16 (0.24%) logstash
16 14 (0.21%) Control-M
17 11 (0.17%) Endace
18 10 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
19 8 (0.12%) Kibana
20 7 (0.11%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 1,150 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 667 (10.07%) Google
3 567 (8.56%) IBM
4 506 (7.64%) HP
5 339 (5.12%) Oracle
6 126 (1.90%) VMware
7 78 (1.18%) FIS
8 73 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 71 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 62 (0.94%) SAP
11 47 (0.71%) Splunk
12 46 (0.69%) Bloomberg
13 44 (0.66%) ANSYS
14 40 (0.60%) New Relic
15 39 (0.59%) ServiceNow
16 34 (0.51%) Databricks
16 34 (0.51%) Dell
17 31 (0.47%) Perforce
18 30 (0.45%) Cisco
19 23 (0.35%) Red Hat