Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 292 243
Rank change year-on-year +43 -49 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,289 2,076 2,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.19% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.30% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,771 1,705 2,242
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 151,576 159,835 175,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120,616 126,198 146,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 +42 2,062 £41,764 +4.41% 335
UK excluding London +23 1,620 £37,500 +7.14% 292
London +74 603 £55,000 +4.76% 68
South East +29 500 £39,000 +11.43% 71
North of England +29 392 £35,500 +1.43% 78
North West +35 196 £35,500 +1.43% 44
Midlands +14 194 £37,500 -2.60% 51
South West -19 188 £35,000 -6.67% 34
Yorkshire +30 186 £35,000 - 30
East of England +22 180 £45,000 +5.88% 33
West Midlands -10 110 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Scotland -40 109 £34,500 +7.81% 12
East Midlands +36 84 £37,500 -1.32% 10
Wales +40 43 £37,500 +36.36% 8
Northern Ireland +19 18 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North East -25 10 £35,000 +12.90% 4

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 1,356 (59.24%) Test Automation
2 1,331 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
3 840 (36.70%) QA
4 696 (30.41%) Selenium
5 678 (29.62%) Java
6 614 (26.82%) C#
7 570 (24.90%) Degree
8 555 (24.25%) SQL
9 546 (23.85%) Finance
10 465 (20.31%) BDD
11 444 (19.40%) Scrum
12 440 (19.22%) ISTQB
13 402 (17.56%) Cucumber
14 401 (17.52%) JIRA
15 387 (16.91%) TDD
16 378 (16.51%) ISEB
16 378 (16.51%) Test Scripting
17 363 (15.86%) SDLC
18 362 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
19 352 (15.38%) .NET
20 349 (15.25%) JavaScript
21 333 (14.55%) Manual Testing
22 294 (12.84%) Test Strategy
23 292 (12.76%) Software Engineering
24 277 (12.10%) Python
25 273 (11.93%) Windows
26 254 (11.10%) Jenkins
27 247 (10.79%) Computer Science
28 238 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
29 237 (10.35%) SQL Server

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 89 (3.89%) Confluence
2 59 (2.58%) IIS
3 28 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 22 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.74%) CMS
6 15 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 15 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.61%) Apache
8 5 (0.22%) SAS
9 4 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.087%) JBoss
11 2 (0.087%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.087%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.087%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.087%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.087%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.044%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.044%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.087%) Postilion
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.044%) Magento
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.044%) Primavera
6 1 (0.044%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.044%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 121 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.92%) GitHub
4 43 (1.88%) Office 365
5 39 (1.70%) SaaS
6 38 (1.66%) G Suite
6 38 (1.66%) Slack
7 30 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.66%) BrowserStack
9 14 (0.61%) Trello
10 13 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.48%) npm
12 7 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
13 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
15 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.17%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.17%) Sage Pay
15 4 (0.17%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 20 (0.87%) Wireless
3 19 (0.83%) 3G
4 18 (0.79%) Internet
5 17 (0.74%) ZigBee
6 15 (0.66%) SMS
7 13 (0.57%) 4G
7 13 (0.57%) LAN
7 13 (0.57%) WAN
8 11 (0.48%) DNS
8 11 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.44%) ATM
9 10 (0.44%) Firewall
9 10 (0.44%) HTTP
10 9 (0.39%) GSM
10 9 (0.39%) LTE
10 9 (0.39%) Network Security
10 9 (0.39%) VoIP
11 8 (0.35%) DHCP
12 7 (0.31%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.10%) Big Data
3 64 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 39 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (1.57%) MySQL
7 34 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 31 (1.35%) GIS
9 29 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 22 (0.96%) Apache Hive
12 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.35%) Power BI
17 7 (0.31%) HBase
17 7 (0.31%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 696 (30.41%) Selenium
2 402 (17.56%) Cucumber
3 401 (17.52%) JIRA
4 254 (11.10%) Jenkins
5 210 (9.17%) Git (software)
6 200 (8.74%) WebDriver
7 180 (7.86%) SpecFlow
8 137 (5.99%) JUnit
9 135 (5.90%) SoapUI
9 135 (5.90%) Visual Studio
10 125 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 104 (4.54%) JMeter
12 95 (4.15%) TeamCity
13 79 (3.45%) Appium
14 76 (3.32%) HP UFT
15 68 (2.97%) NUnit
16 66 (2.88%) Protractor
17 59 (2.58%) Subversion
18 58 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 45 (1.97%) Maven
General
1 546 (23.85%) Finance
2 118 (5.16%) Retail
3 96 (4.19%) Games
4 94 (4.11%) Banking
5 87 (3.80%) Marketing
6 60 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.01%) Back Office
8 42 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.79%) Electronics
10 29 (1.27%) Law
11 21 (0.92%) Advertising
12 20 (0.87%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.52%) Automotive
15 12 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.48%) Legal
17 9 (0.39%) Billing
18 6 (0.26%) Military
19 5 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 594 (25.95%) Analyst
2 475 (20.75%) Test Analyst
3 470 (20.53%) Tester
4 358 (15.64%) Test Engineer
5 351 (15.33%) Developer
6 263 (11.49%) Software Tester
7 173 (7.56%) Developer in Test
8 171 (7.47%) Software Developer
9 159 (6.95%) Automation Tester
10 154 (6.73%) QA Engineer
11 137 (5.99%) Software Test Engineer
12 130 (5.68%) Software Analyst
13 123 (5.37%) Software Test Analyst
14 122 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
15 115 (5.02%) Graduate
16 109 (4.76%) Software Engineer
17 106 (4.63%) Junior
18 103 (4.50%) QA Analyst
19 92 (4.02%) Test Leader
20 74 (3.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (15.38%) .NET
2 217 (9.48%) Gherkin
3 171 (7.47%) Web Services
4 158 (6.90%) REST
5 145 (6.33%) SOAP
6 143 (6.25%) XML
7 141 (6.16%) HTML
8 119 (5.20%) CSS
9 101 (4.41%) JSON
10 98 (4.28%) AngularJS
11 90 (3.93%) RESTful
12 70 (3.06%) Node.js
13 61 (2.66%) React
14 58 (2.53%) ASP.NET
15 53 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 48 (2.10%) jQuery
17 42 (1.83%) WPF
18 31 (1.35%) .NET Framework
19 26 (1.14%) Spring
19 26 (1.14%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 247 (10.79%) Computer Science
2 198 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 82 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (2.75%) Fintech
6 61 (2.66%) User Experience
7 30 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.31%) Robotics
8 27 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.09%) Algorithms
10 24 (1.05%) NHS
11 21 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 20 (0.87%) Credit Risk
13 18 (0.79%) CCTV
13 18 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.57%) Reinsurance
17 12 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 273 (11.93%) Windows
2 172 (7.51%) Linux
3 59 (2.58%) Android
4 56 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 42 (1.83%) Unix
6 21 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.48%) CentOS
9 8 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.35%) Solaris
9 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.13%) AIX
12 3 (0.13%) Debian
12 3 (0.13%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,356 (59.24%) Test Automation
2 1,331 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (20.31%) BDD
4 444 (19.40%) Scrum
5 387 (16.91%) TDD
6 378 (16.51%) Test Scripting
7 363 (15.86%) SDLC
8 362 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
9 333 (14.55%) Manual Testing
10 294 (12.84%) Test Strategy
11 292 (12.76%) Software Engineering
12 238 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
13 225 (9.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 218 (9.52%) Regression Testing
15 194 (8.48%) Scenario Testing
16 180 (7.86%) Functional Testing
17 174 (7.60%) DevOps
17 174 (7.60%) Mentoring
18 173 (7.56%) Open Source
19 161 (7.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 678 (29.62%) Java
2 614 (26.82%) C#
3 555 (24.25%) SQL
4 349 (15.25%) JavaScript
5 277 (12.10%) Python
6 166 (7.25%) C++
7 115 (5.02%) PHP
8 107 (4.67%) Ruby
9 95 (4.15%) C
10 65 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 49 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 40 (1.75%) Perl
13 39 (1.70%) T-SQL
14 37 (1.62%) Scala
15 34 (1.49%) Groovy
16 30 (1.31%) TypeScript
17 25 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.66%) Go
19 14 (0.61%) R
20 12 (0.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 570 (24.90%) Degree
2 440 (19.22%) ISTQB
3 378 (16.51%) ISEB
4 214 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 86 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 85 (3.71%) Security Cleared
7 48 (2.10%) SC Cleared
8 37 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
9 29 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.87%) Sun Certification
11 12 (0.52%) PhD
12 10 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
14 8 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 7 (0.31%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 840 (36.70%) QA
2 21 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.74%) GDPR
4 10 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.31%) PMO
6 5 (0.22%) GAMP
6 5 (0.22%) GMP
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.22%) SLA
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 15765
7 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 67 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 58 (2.53%) Docker
3 22 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.79%) Firmware
5 10 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.49%) Ansible
3 25 (1.09%) HP ALM
4 18 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 13 (0.57%) Puppet
7 8 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (0.35%) Terraform
8 7 (0.31%) Rancher
9 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.17%) EnCase
9 4 (0.17%) Kibana
9 4 (0.17%) SCOM
10 3 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (0.13%) Oozie
10 3 (0.13%) Packer
10 3 (0.13%) Salt
11 2 (0.087%) Grafana
11 2 (0.087%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.087%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 195 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 94 (4.11%) Oracle
3 93 (4.06%) Google
4 59 (2.58%) HP
5 40 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 34 (1.49%) SAP
7 24 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.00%) VMware
9 15 (0.66%) Hortonworks
10 12 (0.52%) IBM
11 11 (0.48%) Cognizant
12 9 (0.39%) Informatica
13 8 (0.35%) Apple
13 8 (0.35%) Capita
13 8 (0.35%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.35%) WorldPay
14 6 (0.26%) MobileIron
14 6 (0.26%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.26%) Tableau
14 6 (0.26%) Twitter