Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 266 262
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,076 2,238 2,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.26% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.37% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,530 1,838 1,852
UK median annual salary £42,339 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.85% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £38,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year +1.32% +6.29% +2.14%

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 136,280 162,983 157,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.82% 91.38%
Number of salaries quoted 106,828 132,168 129,900
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +24 1,939 £42,500 +6.25% 108
UK excluding London -2 1,435 £38,500 +1.32% 88
London +94 613 £55,000 +4.76% 24
South East +33 478 £40,000 +2.56% 17
North of England -25 301 £35,000 -6.67% 30
Midlands +23 222 £39,750 +6.00% 8
South West +41 202 £40,125 -2.13% 16
Yorkshire -27 156 £35,000 -6.67% 11
East of England +17 134 £42,500 -5.56% 13
North West -5 125 £39,250 +7.53% 16
West Midlands +7 118 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +37 103 £37,500 - 5
Scotland +11 85 £37,500 +17.19% 2
Wales +22 32 £32,500 -7.14% 2
North East -1 20 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Northern Ireland -29 2 £42,500 +4.94%

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,314 (63.29%) Test Automation
2 1,262 (60.79%) Agile Software Development
3 738 (35.55%) QA
4 673 (32.42%) Selenium
5 605 (29.14%) C#
6 602 (29.00%) Java
7 601 (28.95%) SQL
8 517 (24.90%) Finance
9 507 (24.42%) BDD
10 481 (23.17%) Test Scripting
11 456 (21.97%) Scrum
12 444 (21.39%) ISTQB
13 407 (19.61%) Degree
14 388 (18.69%) Cucumber
15 368 (17.73%) SDLC
16 351 (16.91%) TDD
17 344 (16.57%) ISEB
18 341 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
19 318 (15.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 313 (15.08%) Test Strategy
20 313 (15.08%) JIRA
21 311 (14.98%) Manual Testing
22 307 (14.79%) .NET
23 287 (13.82%) Microsoft
24 284 (13.68%) Jenkins
25 275 (13.25%) Regression Testing
26 269 (12.96%) Python
27 267 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
28 265 (12.76%) Software Engineering
29 261 (12.57%) Functional Testing

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 76 (3.66%) IIS
2 47 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.02%) Confluence
4 17 (0.82%) JBoss
5 16 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.48%) CMS
9 8 (0.39%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.24%) SAS
12 4 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.14%) WordPress
14 2 (0.096%) Hyperledger
14 2 (0.096%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 2 (0.096%) Tornado
Applications
1 55 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.096%) InCopy
7 2 (0.096%) InDesign
8 1 (0.048%) HipChat
8 1 (0.048%) Mingle
8 1 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.58%) Magento
3 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.19%) HFM
4 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.19%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.048%) Endur
7 1 (0.048%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.048%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.048%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 135 (6.50%) Office 365
2 112 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (4.91%) G Suite
4 94 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (3.56%) SaaS
6 45 (2.17%) GitHub
7 24 (1.16%) IaaS
8 17 (0.82%) PaaS
9 16 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.77%) BrowserStack
10 13 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.53%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.39%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.24%) Trello
15 4 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 2 (0.096%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.20%) Internet
2 24 (1.16%) Skype
3 23 (1.11%) Wireless
4 22 (1.06%) DNS
5 17 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.67%) LAN
7 13 (0.63%) VoIP
8 12 (0.58%) HTTP
9 11 (0.53%) Modbus
9 11 (0.53%) MPLS
9 11 (0.53%) RS-485
10 10 (0.48%) SNMP
11 7 (0.34%) FTP
12 6 (0.29%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.24%) CTI
13 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.19%) ATM
14 4 (0.19%) SSH
15 3 (0.14%) IPv4
15 3 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 54 (2.60%) MySQL
4 48 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 39 (1.88%) Big Data
6 36 (1.73%) DB2
7 31 (1.49%) GIS
7 31 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 31 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 29 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (1.35%) Power BI
10 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 673 (32.42%) Selenium
2 388 (18.69%) Cucumber
3 313 (15.08%) JIRA
4 284 (13.68%) Jenkins
5 236 (11.37%) SpecFlow
6 223 (10.74%) SoapUI
7 213 (10.26%) Git (software)
8 178 (8.57%) WebDriver
9 135 (6.50%) JMeter
9 135 (6.50%) Visual Studio
10 115 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 104 (5.01%) Appium
12 100 (4.82%) TeamCity
13 96 (4.62%) JUnit
14 92 (4.43%) LoadRunner
15 77 (3.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 74 (3.56%) NUnit
17 71 (3.42%) WATIR
18 67 (3.23%) HP UFT
18 67 (3.23%) Ranorex
General
1 517 (24.90%) Finance
2 187 (9.01%) Retail
3 87 (4.19%) Manufacturing
4 83 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 72 (3.47%) Games
6 63 (3.03%) Marketing
7 48 (2.31%) Electronics
8 44 (2.12%) Aerospace
9 41 (1.97%) Banking
10 28 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.87%) Advertising
12 15 (0.72%) Back Office
13 12 (0.58%) Military
14 7 (0.34%) Automotive
15 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.19%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.19%) Legal
17 3 (0.14%) Front Office
18 2 (0.096%) Law
18 2 (0.096%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 568 (27.36%) Analyst
2 478 (23.03%) Test Analyst
3 409 (19.70%) Test Engineer
4 334 (16.09%) Tester
5 262 (12.62%) Developer
6 189 (9.10%) Software Test Engineer
7 175 (8.43%) Software Tester
8 158 (7.61%) Software Developer
9 155 (7.47%) Developer in Test
10 131 (6.31%) Software Engineer
11 127 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
12 116 (5.59%) QA Engineer
13 111 (5.35%) Test Manager
14 110 (5.30%) Automation Tester
15 106 (5.11%) Automation Test Analyst
16 103 (4.96%) Test Leader
17 101 (4.87%) Software Analyst
18 93 (4.48%) Java Engineer
18 93 (4.48%) Software Test Analyst
19 88 (4.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (14.79%) .NET
2 205 (9.87%) XML
3 203 (9.78%) Web Services
4 164 (7.90%) REST
5 148 (7.13%) Gherkin
6 138 (6.65%) JSON
6 138 (6.65%) SOAP
7 86 (4.14%) HTML
8 70 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 61 (2.94%) CSS
10 44 (2.12%) Spring
11 42 (2.02%) ASP.NET
12 37 (1.78%) .NET Framework
13 35 (1.69%) AngularJS
13 35 (1.69%) jQuery
14 34 (1.64%) Node.js
15 32 (1.54%) RESTful
16 29 (1.40%) React
17 25 (1.20%) Behat
17 25 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (7.56%) Mobile App
3 74 (3.56%) Fintech
4 68 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 47 (2.26%) User Experience
7 44 (2.12%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 20 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (0.96%) Private Cloud
10 20 (0.96%) Robotics
11 19 (0.92%) Life Science
12 18 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 16 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
15 15 (0.72%) AS400
15 15 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.72%) NHS
15 15 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 231 (11.13%) Windows
2 199 (9.59%) Linux
3 54 (2.60%) Android
3 54 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 48 (2.31%) Unix
5 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 13 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.53%) FreeRTOS
8 5 (0.24%) Solaris
9 4 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.096%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.096%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.048%) CentOS
12 1 (0.048%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,314 (63.29%) Test Automation
2 1,262 (60.79%) Agile Software Development
3 507 (24.42%) BDD
4 481 (23.17%) Test Scripting
5 456 (21.97%) Scrum
6 368 (17.73%) SDLC
7 351 (16.91%) TDD
8 341 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
9 313 (15.08%) Test Strategy
10 311 (14.98%) Manual Testing
11 275 (13.25%) Regression Testing
12 267 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
13 265 (12.76%) Software Engineering
14 261 (12.57%) Functional Testing
15 258 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
16 203 (9.78%) Test Management
17 201 (9.68%) API Testing
18 191 (9.20%) Mentoring
19 186 (8.96%) DevOps
20 182 (8.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 605 (29.14%) C#
2 602 (29.00%) Java
3 601 (28.95%) SQL
4 269 (12.96%) Python
5 258 (12.43%) JavaScript
6 170 (8.19%) C++
7 149 (7.18%) C
8 129 (6.21%) PHP
9 128 (6.17%) Ruby
10 105 (5.06%) PowerShell
11 56 (2.70%) Scala
12 41 (1.97%) T-SQL
13 33 (1.59%) Groovy
14 26 (1.25%) VBScript
15 22 (1.06%) VB
16 20 (0.96%) Bash Shell
17 18 (0.87%) R
18 16 (0.77%) MATLAB
18 16 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 444 (21.39%) ISTQB
2 407 (19.61%) Degree
3 344 (16.57%) ISEB
4 318 (15.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 118 (5.68%) Security Cleared
6 81 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 70 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (1.35%) HNC
9 26 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 21 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
11 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.82%) PhD
12 16 (0.77%) HND
13 12 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
13 12 (0.58%) MCP
13 12 (0.58%) OCP
13 12 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
13 12 (0.58%) SAP Certification
13 12 (0.58%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 738 (35.55%) QA
2 20 (0.96%) GDPR
3 12 (0.58%) Def Stans
4 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.19%) MISRA
6 4 (0.19%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.19%) PMO
6 4 (0.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.096%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.096%) MiFID
8 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.048%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.048%) TickIT
System Software
1 80 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.88%) Docker
3 34 (1.64%) Firmware
4 19 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.048%) HDFS
7 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.048%) XenApp
7 1 (0.048%) zsh
Systems Management
1 94 (4.53%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.73%) Ansible
3 32 (1.54%) HP ALM
4 19 (0.92%) SCCM
5 16 (0.77%) Puppet
5 16 (0.77%) Terraform
6 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.43%) Netcool
8 5 (0.24%) Packer
9 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.19%) WMI
10 2 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.096%) Salt
10 2 (0.096%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 287 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 127 (6.12%) Oracle
3 119 (5.73%) Google
4 93 (4.48%) HP
5 68 (3.28%) SAP
6 55 (2.65%) WorldPay
7 27 (1.30%) IBM
8 20 (0.96%) EMC
9 19 (0.92%) VMware
10 17 (0.82%) Avaya
11 14 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.58%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.53%) hybris
14 10 (0.48%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.39%) Demandware
16 7 (0.34%) Cadence
16 7 (0.34%) Remedy
17 6 (0.29%) ServiceNow
18 5 (0.24%) Workday
18 5 (0.24%) Xamarin