Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 245 277
Rank change year-on-year -9 +32 -33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,771 2,307 2,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.42% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.54% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,252 1,785 1,864
UK median annual salary £43,875 £40,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.69% +0.63% +5.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 126,632 149,567 165,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.06% 91.83% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 100,067 119,094 130,969
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -7 1,614 £45,000 +12.50% 239
UK excluding London -1 1,298 £40,000 +6.67% 230
London -7 442 £55,250 -3.91% 33
South East -10 376 £42,500 +13.33% 46
North of England +14 342 £40,000 +11.89% 54
Yorkshire +15 200 £40,000 +6.67% 23
South West +10 190 £40,000 +14.29% 47
Midlands -22 144 £41,500 +10.67% 42
North West +4 130 £39,500 +12.86% 27
East of England +36 119 £50,000 +17.65% 18
West Midlands -7 96 £40,000 +17.65% 25
Scotland -14 61 £38,500 +10.00% 11
Wales +22 56 £40,000 +6.67% 12
East Midlands -28 48 £43,750 +16.67% 17
Northern Ireland -3 14 £28,750 -47.73% 1
North East +13 12 £30,000 -33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 1,123 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,096 (61.89%) Test Automation
3 534 (30.15%) SQL
4 523 (29.53%) Selenium
5 517 (29.19%) QA
6 491 (27.72%) C#
7 477 (26.93%) Java
8 425 (24.00%) Scrum
9 395 (22.30%) ISTQB
10 385 (21.74%) Test Scripting
11 364 (20.55%) BDD
12 362 (20.44%) JIRA
13 315 (17.79%) TDD
13 315 (17.79%) SDLC
14 293 (16.54%) Finance
15 276 (15.58%) Functional Testing
16 275 (15.53%) ISEB
17 272 (15.36%) Microsoft
18 264 (14.91%) Test Strategy
19 261 (14.74%) DevOps
20 259 (14.62%) Degree
21 258 (14.57%) .NET
22 243 (13.72%) Cucumber
23 236 (13.33%) Software Engineering
24 227 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
25 223 (12.59%) Regression Testing
25 223 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
26 221 (12.48%) Python
27 214 (12.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 213 (12.03%) Windows

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 82 (4.63%) Confluence
2 36 (2.03%) IIS
3 27 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (0.85%) CMS
6 10 (0.56%) EPiServer
6 10 (0.56%) SAS
7 8 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.40%) JBoss
9 6 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.23%) Apache
11 4 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.11%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.056%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.056%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 71 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.056%) Figma
7 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.056%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 53 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
3 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.056%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 146 (8.24%) Azure
2 90 (5.08%) AWS
3 77 (4.35%) Office 365
4 72 (4.07%) G Suite
5 49 (2.77%) SaaS
6 30 (1.69%) GCP
7 21 (1.19%) GitHub
8 18 (1.02%) PaaS
9 16 (0.90%) BrowserStack
9 16 (0.90%) Trello
10 9 (0.51%) IaaS
10 9 (0.51%) Tricentis Tosca
11 8 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 7 (0.40%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.34%) Slack
14 5 (0.28%) Azure Stack
14 5 (0.28%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.24%) DNS
2 19 (1.07%) Wireless
3 17 (0.96%) Internet
4 16 (0.90%) Firewall
5 13 (0.73%) DAB
5 13 (0.73%) Network Security
5 13 (0.73%) SSL
6 12 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (0.68%) SNMP
7 11 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.56%) ATM
9 8 (0.45%) HTTP
9 8 (0.45%) MPLS
10 7 (0.40%) SMTP
11 6 (0.34%) LTE
11 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.28%) DHCP
12 5 (0.28%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.28%) SAN
12 5 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.61%) Big Data
3 52 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.71%) GIS
5 30 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (1.64%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 15 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.79%) MySQL
10 14 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.73%) Apache Hive
12 11 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
13 8 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.40%) DB2
15 6 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
15 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 523 (29.53%) Selenium
2 362 (20.44%) JIRA
3 243 (13.72%) Cucumber
4 195 (11.01%) SoapUI
5 175 (9.88%) Jenkins
6 172 (9.71%) SpecFlow
7 156 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 147 (8.30%) Git (software)
9 128 (7.23%) JMeter
10 124 (7.00%) Visual Studio
11 120 (6.78%) WebDriver
12 76 (4.29%) LoadRunner
13 65 (3.67%) HP UFT
14 62 (3.50%) JUnit
15 60 (3.39%) NetBeans
16 46 (2.60%) Appium
17 44 (2.48%) Eclipse
18 42 (2.37%) Ranorex
19 39 (2.20%) NUnit
20 38 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 293 (16.54%) Finance
2 92 (5.19%) Retail
3 71 (4.01%) Marketing
4 66 (3.73%) Games
5 62 (3.50%) Electronics
6 53 (2.99%) Banking
7 50 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 49 (2.77%) Telecoms
9 45 (2.54%) Aerospace
10 38 (2.15%) Back Office
11 37 (2.09%) Public Sector
12 29 (1.64%) Advertising
13 17 (0.96%) Automotive
14 16 (0.90%) Legal
15 13 (0.73%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.28%) Billing
18 4 (0.23%) Front Office
18 4 (0.23%) Welsh Language
19 3 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 419 (23.66%) Analyst
2 333 (18.80%) Test Analyst
3 307 (17.33%) Test Engineer
4 265 (14.96%) Tester
5 193 (10.90%) Developer
6 155 (8.75%) Software Tester
7 124 (7.00%) Test Leader
8 109 (6.15%) Automation Test Analyst
9 108 (6.10%) Software Engineer
10 102 (5.76%) Software Test Engineer
11 94 (5.31%) Test Manager
12 91 (5.14%) QA Engineer
13 89 (5.03%) Test Automation Engineer
14 83 (4.69%) Software Developer
15 78 (4.40%) Automation Tester
16 71 (4.01%) Developer in Test
17 62 (3.50%) Senior Test Engineer
18 61 (3.44%) Software Analyst
19 58 (3.27%) QA Analyst
20 55 (3.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (14.57%) .NET
2 146 (8.24%) Web Services
3 92 (5.19%) XML
4 85 (4.80%) HTML
5 80 (4.52%) REST
6 76 (4.29%) SOAP
7 73 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 64 (3.61%) Gherkin
9 61 (3.44%) .NET Framework
10 60 (3.39%) ASP.NET
11 57 (3.22%) RESTful
12 55 (3.11%) jQuery
13 48 (2.71%) CSS
14 44 (2.48%) Spring
15 41 (2.32%) Entity Framework
16 35 (1.98%) Ajax
16 35 (1.98%) WPF
17 32 (1.81%) JSON
18 28 (1.58%) React
18 28 (1.58%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 64 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (2.88%) User Experience
5 45 (2.54%) Robotics
6 31 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 26 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 14 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 13 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 12 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (0.56%) Life Science
12 10 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (0.40%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 213 (12.03%) Windows
2 154 (8.70%) Linux
3 65 (3.67%) Unix
4 39 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.15%) Android
6 20 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
8 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.056%) CentOS
13 1 (0.056%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.056%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,123 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,096 (61.89%) Test Automation
3 425 (24.00%) Scrum
4 385 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 364 (20.55%) BDD
6 315 (17.79%) SDLC
6 315 (17.79%) TDD
7 276 (15.58%) Functional Testing
8 264 (14.91%) Test Strategy
9 261 (14.74%) DevOps
10 236 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 227 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 223 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
12 223 (12.59%) Regression Testing
13 208 (11.74%) API Testing
14 206 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 200 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
16 195 (11.01%) Manual Testing
17 181 (10.22%) Test Management
18 175 (9.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 534 (30.15%) SQL
2 491 (27.72%) C#
3 477 (26.93%) Java
4 221 (12.48%) Python
5 165 (9.32%) JavaScript
6 158 (8.92%) C++
7 108 (6.10%) C
8 65 (3.67%) PHP
9 60 (3.39%) Ruby
10 42 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 39 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 39 (2.20%) Scala
12 28 (1.58%) VB
13 23 (1.30%) ANSI C
14 20 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.02%) Perl
16 17 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.96%) Java 8
17 14 (0.79%) Groovy
18 13 (0.73%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 395 (22.30%) ISTQB
2 275 (15.53%) ISEB
3 259 (14.62%) Degree
4 214 (12.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 96 (5.42%) Security Cleared
6 59 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 50 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
9 21 (1.19%) MCP
10 18 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.45%) HND
12 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.34%) OCP
13 6 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.34%) SAP Certification
14 5 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.28%) CCA
14 5 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 517 (29.19%) QA
2 10 (0.56%) SLA
3 9 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.34%) ISO 26262
5 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.17%) GDPR
6 3 (0.17%) MISRA
6 3 (0.17%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.17%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.11%) GAMP
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.056%) NIST
System Software
1 52 (2.94%) Docker
2 37 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.09%) Firmware
3 12 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.28%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) KVM
6 4 (0.23%) Samba
6 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.056%) Postfix
7 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 117 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (2.65%) Kubernetes
3 44 (2.48%) HP ALM
4 27 (1.52%) Ansible
5 17 (0.96%) Terraform
6 15 (0.85%) Puppet
7 12 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
7 12 (0.68%) Oozie
8 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.28%) Netcool
8 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.28%) SCOM
8 5 (0.28%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.28%) TeMIP
9 4 (0.23%) HP Fortify
9 4 (0.23%) Proxmox
10 3 (0.17%) Istio
11 2 (0.11%) Grafana
11 2 (0.11%) SCCM
11 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 272 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 114 (6.44%) HP
3 102 (5.76%) Google
4 70 (3.95%) WorldPay
5 66 (3.73%) Oracle
6 43 (2.43%) SAP
7 32 (1.81%) Atlassian
8 23 (1.30%) Freescale
8 23 (1.30%) Renesas
8 23 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.79%) Cognos
10 12 (0.68%) Apple
10 12 (0.68%) Cadence
10 12 (0.68%) Cloudera
10 12 (0.68%) Hortonworks
11 10 (0.56%) Alibaba
11 10 (0.56%) FIS
11 10 (0.56%) IBM
12 8 (0.45%) Demandware
12 8 (0.45%) VMware