Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 241 243
Rank change year-on-year -44 +2 -27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2114 2733 2992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.42% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.59% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 2233 2555
UK median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 159505 171809 193501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.13% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 125527 143321 159045
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 -57 1910 £40,000 +6.67% 107
UK excluding London -24 1566 £35,000 - 75
London -90 517 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South East -19 433 £35,000 -6.67% 12
North of England -59 368 £35,000 +7.69% 27
South West +23 211 £37,500 +15.38% 9
Midlands -27 207 £38,500 +10.00% 11
East of England -17 180 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -58 180 £35,000 - 8
North West -47 166 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Scotland +67 157 £32,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -19 156 £40,000 +14.29% 9
East Midlands +12 49 £38,000 +8.57% 2
North East +21 22 £31,000 -22.50%
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Wales -15 10 £27,500 -12.70% 2
Northern Ireland -23 1 £40,000 -42.86%

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1241 (58.70%) Test Automation
2 1037 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
3 781 (36.94%) QA
4 619 (29.28%) Selenium
5 569 (26.92%) Degree
6 511 (24.17%) SQL
7 509 (24.08%) ISTQB
8 500 (23.65%) Finance
9 495 (23.42%) Java
10 459 (21.71%) ISEB
11 439 (20.77%) C#
12 413 (19.54%) Test Scripting
13 380 (17.98%) Test Strategy
14 335 (15.85%) Manual Testing
15 326 (15.42%) Scrum
16 322 (15.23%) SDLC
17 308 (14.57%) Microsoft
18 305 (14.43%) Cucumber
19 297 (14.05%) User Acceptance Testing
20 296 (14.00%) Windows
21 291 (13.77%) JIRA
22 275 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
23 268 (12.68%) BDD
24 263 (12.44%) Computer Science
25 261 (12.35%) Regression Testing
26 257 (12.16%) Python
27 255 (12.06%) .NET
28 254 (12.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 253 (11.97%) Software Engineering
30 222 (10.50%) C++

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 52 (2.46%) Confluence
2 25 (1.18%) Apache
3 20 (0.95%) IIS
4 15 (0.71%) CMS
5 11 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.33%) JBoss
8 6 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.24%) nginx
9 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.095%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.095%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.095%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.14%) InVision
5 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.047%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.047%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.28%) Postilion
4 2 (0.095%) FastStats
4 2 (0.095%) Magento
4 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.095%) Sonata
5 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.047%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.047%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 83 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.41%) SaaS
4 45 (2.13%) GitHub
5 26 (1.23%) IaaS
6 25 (1.18%) Slack
7 20 (0.95%) G Suite
7 20 (0.95%) Office 365
8 19 (0.90%) BrowserStack
9 12 (0.57%) PaaS
10 9 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.047%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.56%) HTTP
2 29 (1.37%) Internet
3 19 (0.90%) VoIP
4 16 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.52%) SSL
6 10 (0.47%) Wireless
7 8 (0.38%) DNS
8 7 (0.33%) Intranet
9 5 (0.24%) ADSL
9 5 (0.24%) DHCP
9 5 (0.24%) IMAP
9 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.24%) LDAP
9 5 (0.24%) PBX
9 5 (0.24%) SMTP
9 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.19%) LAN
10 4 (0.19%) SMS
11 3 (0.14%) FTP
11 3 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.17%) MySQL
3 59 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 56 (2.65%) Big Data
5 46 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 20 (0.95%) GIS
9 20 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.80%) BODI
10 17 (0.80%) Oracle OWB
10 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 619 (29.28%) Selenium
2 305 (14.43%) Cucumber
3 291 (13.77%) JIRA
4 206 (9.74%) Jenkins
4 206 (9.74%) WebDriver
5 157 (7.43%) Git (software)
6 153 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 132 (6.24%) SpecFlow
8 128 (6.05%) SoapUI
9 126 (5.96%) HP UFT
10 84 (3.97%) Visual Studio
11 79 (3.74%) JMeter
12 76 (3.60%) JUnit
13 61 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 59 (2.79%) TeamCity
15 54 (2.55%) Appium
16 50 (2.37%) LoadRunner
16 50 (2.37%) Ranorex
17 45 (2.13%) Subversion
18 43 (2.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 500 (23.65%) Finance
2 137 (6.48%) Retail
3 99 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 82 (3.88%) Banking
5 57 (2.70%) Marketing
6 52 (2.46%) Games
7 48 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 46 (2.18%) Electronics
9 36 (1.70%) Back Office
10 29 (1.37%) Legal
11 28 (1.32%) Law
12 27 (1.28%) Military
13 25 (1.18%) Automotive
14 22 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.85%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.76%) Advertising
17 15 (0.71%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.66%) Front Office
19 11 (0.52%) Billing
20 10 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 580 (27.44%) Analyst
2 515 (24.36%) Tester
3 436 (20.62%) Test Analyst
4 271 (12.82%) Software Tester
5 260 (12.30%) Test Engineer
6 218 (10.31%) Developer
7 178 (8.42%) Automation Tester
8 146 (6.91%) QA Engineer
9 113 (5.35%) QA Analyst
10 111 (5.25%) Graduate
11 106 (5.01%) Software Analyst
12 104 (4.92%) Junior
13 103 (4.87%) Consultant
14 95 (4.49%) Senior Tester
15 91 (4.30%) Software Test Analyst
15 91 (4.30%) Software Test Engineer
16 83 (3.93%) Test Leader
17 82 (3.88%) Test Automation Engineer
18 79 (3.74%) QA Tester
19 77 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (12.06%) .NET
2 181 (8.56%) XML
3 162 (7.66%) HTML
4 156 (7.38%) Web Services
5 111 (5.25%) RESTful
6 103 (4.87%) CSS
7 101 (4.78%) Gherkin
8 92 (4.35%) SOAP
9 85 (4.02%) REST
10 72 (3.41%) ASP.NET
11 70 (3.31%) JSON
12 64 (3.03%) AngularJS
13 46 (2.18%) Node.js
14 43 (2.03%) HTML5
15 37 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 31 (1.47%) jQuery
16 31 (1.47%) React
17 29 (1.37%) Ajax
18 27 (1.28%) .NET Framework
19 25 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 275 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (12.44%) Computer Science
3 81 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.51%) User Experience
5 47 (2.22%) iPad
6 35 (1.66%) Fintech
6 35 (1.66%) Robotics
7 30 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 20 (0.95%) Derivative
12 20 (0.95%) EPoS
13 19 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.71%) BBC
16 14 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (0.61%) Streaming Video
18 12 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 296 (14.00%) Windows
2 218 (10.31%) Linux
3 78 (3.69%) Unix
4 41 (1.94%) Android
5 40 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.14%) VxWorks
6 24 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.57%) Solaris
12 9 (0.43%) Debian
12 9 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.28%) CentOS
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1241 (58.70%) Test Automation
2 1037 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (19.54%) Test Scripting
4 380 (17.98%) Test Strategy
5 335 (15.85%) Manual Testing
6 326 (15.42%) Scrum
7 322 (15.23%) SDLC
8 297 (14.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 268 (12.68%) BDD
10 261 (12.35%) Regression Testing
11 253 (11.97%) Software Engineering
12 222 (10.50%) Functional Testing
13 203 (9.60%) TDD
14 183 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (8.56%) Performance Testing
16 180 (8.51%) Scenario Testing
17 165 (7.81%) DevOps
18 161 (7.62%) Mentoring
19 151 (7.14%) Waterfall
20 137 (6.48%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 511 (24.17%) SQL
2 495 (23.42%) Java
3 439 (20.77%) C#
4 257 (12.16%) Python
5 222 (10.50%) C++
6 201 (9.51%) JavaScript
7 162 (7.66%) C
8 119 (5.63%) Ruby
9 75 (3.55%) T-SQL
10 66 (3.12%) Perl
11 63 (2.98%) PHP
12 50 (2.37%) VB
13 49 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.03%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.61%) Scala
16 31 (1.47%) VB.NET
17 29 (1.37%) PL/SQL
18 27 (1.28%) VBScript
19 19 (0.90%) VBA
20 18 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 569 (26.92%) Degree
2 509 (24.08%) ISTQB
3 459 (21.71%) ISEB
4 254 (12.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 100 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 93 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 55 (2.60%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
9 35 (1.66%) SC Cleared
10 15 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (0.57%) PhD
12 11 (0.52%) SAP Certification
13 10 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.43%) HNC
15 8 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.33%) CCNA
16 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 781 (36.94%) QA
2 9 (0.43%) SLA
3 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.24%) PMO
5 4 (0.19%) HL7
5 4 (0.19%) SEPA
6 3 (0.14%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.14%) MISRA
6 3 (0.14%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.095%) WCAG
8 1 (0.047%) DICOM
8 1 (0.047%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.047%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 53 (2.51%) Docker
2 47 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.66%) Firmware
5 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.19%) Xen
6 4 (0.19%) XenApp
6 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.095%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.047%) ACF2
8 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.047%) RACF
8 1 (0.047%) Varnish
8 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (1.99%) Ansible
3 35 (1.66%) Puppet
4 14 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.66%) rkt
5 7 (0.33%) Marathon
5 7 (0.33%) Mesos
6 6 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.24%) Nagios
8 4 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (0.19%) Rancher
9 2 (0.095%) Graphite
9 2 (0.095%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.095%) Icinga
9 2 (0.095%) Kibana
10 1 (0.047%) Ambari
10 1 (0.047%) logstash
Vendors
1 308 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 124 (5.87%) Oracle
3 119 (5.63%) HP
4 49 (2.32%) VMware
5 48 (2.27%) SAP
6 36 (1.70%) Virgin Media
7 33 (1.56%) Google
8 29 (1.37%) Cognizant
9 21 (0.99%) Informatica
10 20 (0.95%) Cognos
10 20 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.90%) IBM
12 17 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (0.80%) Teradata
13 16 (0.76%) Zend
14 14 (0.66%) Tableau
15 13 (0.61%) Telerik
16 12 (0.57%) Apple
16 12 (0.57%) Citrix
17 11 (0.52%) Siebel