Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 249 239
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2280 2574 3023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.38% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.55% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1881 2104 2525
UK median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £25,765
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,301 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.72% - -

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 161340 166576 190205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.44% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 127872 138128 157367
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 £28,178 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -24 2049 £40,000 - 147
UK excluding London +2 1725 £36,301 +3.72% 113
London -83 518 £52,500 +5.00% 41
South East -31 459 £36,000 -10.00% 25
North of England -10 427 £35,000 - 37
Midlands +16 251 £37,500 +7.14% 13
South West +14 202 £39,500 +21.54% 14
East of England +1 199 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire -10 193 £35,000 -6.67% 15
North West -34 184 £35,000 +2.94% 20
West Midlands +15 172 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Scotland +45 160 £32,000 -8.57% 8
East Midlands +34 78 £36,301 +11.69% 4
North East +37 50 £35,000 - 2
Wales +10 20 £28,500 -6.56%
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -28 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1343 (58.90%) Test Automation
2 1146 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (36.75%) QA
4 684 (30.00%) Selenium
5 640 (28.07%) Degree
6 617 (27.06%) SQL
7 578 (25.35%) Java
8 512 (22.46%) C#
9 483 (21.18%) ISTQB
10 473 (20.75%) Finance
11 461 (20.22%) ISEB
12 442 (19.39%) Test Scripting
13 427 (18.73%) Scrum
14 359 (15.75%) SDLC
15 356 (15.61%) Manual Testing
16 353 (15.48%) Cucumber
17 348 (15.26%) JIRA
18 342 (15.00%) Python
19 334 (14.65%) Test Strategy
20 326 (14.30%) BDD
21 323 (14.17%) Windows
22 320 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
23 301 (13.20%) Microsoft
24 279 (12.24%) .NET
25 278 (12.19%) Regression Testing
26 276 (12.11%) C++
27 274 (12.02%) Computer Science
28 273 (11.97%) TDD
29 268 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
30 263 (11.54%) Linux

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 95 (4.17%) Confluence
2 33 (1.45%) Apache
3 30 (1.32%) IIS
4 21 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.48%) CMS
7 10 (0.44%) JBoss
8 9 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.26%) nginx
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.18%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.088%) DNN
13 2 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
7 3 (0.13%) InVision
8 1 (0.044%) Mingle
8 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.35%) Postilion
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.044%) FastStats
6 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.044%) Magento
6 1 (0.044%) Primavera
6 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.044%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.044%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 104 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.02%) SaaS
4 33 (1.45%) GitHub
5 32 (1.40%) Slack
6 26 (1.14%) IaaS
7 23 (1.01%) Office 365
8 21 (0.92%) G Suite
9 14 (0.61%) PaaS
10 12 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.44%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
14 7 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.22%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.18%) Yammer
17 3 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
18 2 (0.088%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.06%) HTTP
2 22 (0.96%) Internet
3 19 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.57%) SSL
5 12 (0.53%) Intranet
6 11 (0.48%) VoIP
7 9 (0.39%) Wireless
8 6 (0.26%) SMS
9 5 (0.22%) ADSL
9 5 (0.22%) LAN
10 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.18%) FTP
10 4 (0.18%) WAN
10 4 (0.18%) WebEx
10 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.13%) Extranet
11 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.13%) LDAP
11 3 (0.13%) MQTT
11 3 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.38%) Big Data
2 77 (3.38%) MySQL
3 61 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 44 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (1.40%) GIS
5 32 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 25 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 22 (0.96%) Data Mining
9 20 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.75%) BODI
11 17 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
12 10 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.35%) SQLite
15 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.26%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 684 (30.00%) Selenium
2 353 (15.48%) Cucumber
3 348 (15.26%) JIRA
4 241 (10.57%) WebDriver
5 225 (9.87%) Jenkins
6 210 (9.21%) Git (software)
7 167 (7.32%) SoapUI
8 143 (6.27%) SpecFlow
9 139 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 127 (5.57%) HP UFT
11 117 (5.13%) Visual Studio
12 91 (3.99%) JMeter
13 69 (3.03%) JUnit
14 65 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (2.46%) Ranorex
16 52 (2.28%) Appium
16 52 (2.28%) TeamCity
17 51 (2.24%) Maven
18 49 (2.15%) LoadRunner
19 45 (1.97%) Bitbucket
General
1 473 (20.75%) Finance
2 160 (7.02%) Retail
3 94 (4.12%) Banking
4 76 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.46%) Marketing
6 52 (2.28%) Games
7 48 (2.11%) Electronics
8 42 (1.84%) Back Office
9 41 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.45%) Military
11 32 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 28 (1.23%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.10%) Legal
14 21 (0.92%) Law
15 20 (0.88%) Investment Banking
16 18 (0.79%) Advertising
16 18 (0.79%) Automotive
17 15 (0.66%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.35%) Front Office
18 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 605 (26.54%) Analyst
2 523 (22.94%) Tester
3 451 (19.78%) Test Analyst
4 318 (13.95%) Test Engineer
5 311 (13.64%) Software Tester
6 219 (9.61%) Developer
7 179 (7.85%) Automation Tester
8 158 (6.93%) QA Engineer
9 139 (6.10%) Software Test Engineer
10 131 (5.75%) QA Analyst
11 119 (5.22%) Graduate
12 116 (5.09%) Software Analyst
13 113 (4.96%) Software Engineer
14 109 (4.78%) Consultant
15 104 (4.56%) Software Test Analyst
16 94 (4.12%) Test Leader
17 92 (4.04%) QA Test Analyst
18 88 (3.86%) Test Automation Engineer
19 76 (3.33%) QA Tester
19 76 (3.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (12.24%) .NET
2 200 (8.77%) XML
3 180 (7.89%) HTML
4 166 (7.28%) Web Services
5 161 (7.06%) SOAP
6 141 (6.18%) CSS
7 140 (6.14%) Gherkin
8 131 (5.75%) RESTful
9 117 (5.13%) REST
10 80 (3.51%) JSON
11 71 (3.11%) ASP.NET
12 66 (2.89%) AngularJS
13 54 (2.37%) Ajax
14 47 (2.06%) Node.js
15 44 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
16 41 (1.80%) jQuery
17 39 (1.71%) WPF
18 33 (1.45%) Middleware
19 30 (1.32%) .NET Framework
20 28 (1.23%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 274 (12.02%) Computer Science
2 268 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (4.04%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.19%) User Experience
5 47 (2.06%) Robotics
6 41 (1.80%) Fintech
7 35 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.36%) EPoS
9 29 (1.27%) iPad
9 29 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.83%) Derivative
14 17 (0.75%) BBC
15 14 (0.61%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.61%) Life Science
16 13 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
17 12 (0.53%) Client/Server
18 11 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 323 (14.17%) Windows
2 263 (11.54%) Linux
3 87 (3.82%) Unix
4 63 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 57 (2.50%) Android
6 55 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.53%) Debian
12 11 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.35%) CentOS
14 6 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.26%) Solaris
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.18%) Fedora
16 4 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1343 (58.90%) Test Automation
2 1146 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (19.39%) Test Scripting
4 427 (18.73%) Scrum
5 359 (15.75%) SDLC
6 356 (15.61%) Manual Testing
7 334 (14.65%) Test Strategy
8 326 (14.30%) BDD
9 320 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 278 (12.19%) Regression Testing
11 273 (11.97%) TDD
12 258 (11.32%) Software Engineering
13 206 (9.04%) Performance Testing
14 199 (8.73%) Functional Testing
15 184 (8.07%) Scenario Testing
16 176 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
17 167 (7.32%) DevOps
17 167 (7.32%) Mentoring
18 164 (7.19%) Test Management
19 151 (6.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 617 (27.06%) SQL
2 578 (25.35%) Java
3 512 (22.46%) C#
4 342 (15.00%) Python
5 276 (12.11%) C++
6 245 (10.75%) JavaScript
7 159 (6.97%) C
8 158 (6.93%) Ruby
9 87 (3.82%) Perl
10 83 (3.64%) T-SQL
11 80 (3.51%) PHP
12 61 (2.68%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.84%) VB
14 41 (1.80%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.71%) Scala
16 37 (1.62%) Groovy
17 34 (1.49%) VBScript
18 31 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 26 (1.14%) PowerShell
20 22 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 640 (28.07%) Degree
2 483 (21.18%) ISTQB
3 461 (20.22%) ISEB
4 253 (11.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 107 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 83 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 59 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
8 41 (1.80%) SC Cleared
9 27 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
11 18 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.48%) PhD
13 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.31%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.31%) SAP Certification
14 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 838 (36.75%) QA
2 8 (0.35%) SLA
3 7 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 20022
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.31%) PMO
4 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.22%) MIL-STD-1553
5 4 (0.18%) MiFID
6 2 (0.088%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.088%) HL7
6 2 (0.088%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.088%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.088%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.088%) JTAG
6 2 (0.088%) WCAG
7 1 (0.044%) MISRA
7 1 (0.044%) MISRA C
System Software
1 82 (3.60%) Docker
2 36 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.75%) Firmware
5 13 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.39%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.044%) LXC
8 1 (0.044%) Varnish
8 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (2.32%) Puppet
3 32 (1.40%) Ansible
4 29 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
6 14 (0.61%) Marathon
7 13 (0.57%) rkt
8 11 (0.48%) Mesos
9 8 (0.35%) Kibana
10 7 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.26%) Nagios
11 6 (0.26%) Rancher
11 6 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
14 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.088%) Icinga
15 2 (0.088%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 301 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 154 (6.75%) Oracle
3 113 (4.96%) HP
4 46 (2.02%) SAP
5 43 (1.89%) Google
6 42 (1.84%) Virgin Media
7 38 (1.67%) VMware
8 24 (1.05%) Informatica
9 22 (0.96%) CA
9 22 (0.96%) IBM
10 21 (0.92%) Cognos
11 18 (0.79%) Cognizant
11 18 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (0.75%) Teradata
13 16 (0.70%) Capita
13 16 (0.70%) Telerik
14 15 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.66%) Zend
15 14 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.57%) TOWER Software