Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 275 252
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,126 2,082 2,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.22% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.35% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,722 1,794 2,293
UK median annual salary £40,250 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 156,453 154,494 180,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,648 126,607 150,063
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 1,960 £42,000 +9.09% 334
UK excluding London +3 1,570 £40,000 +14.29% 297
London -18 506 £52,500 - 55
South East -18 467 £40,000 +12.68% 78
North of England +37 409 £37,500 +7.14% 79
Midlands +38 211 £37,500 +7.14% 50
Yorkshire +26 210 £37,500 +7.14% 31
East of England +9 207 £45,000 +5.88% 32
North West +37 172 £37,500 +7.14% 38
South West -32 162 £40,000 +11.11% 41
West Midlands -5 119 £37,500 +7.14% 33
East Midlands +42 92 £40,000 +23.08% 17
Scotland -8 84 £33,500 -5.34% 11
North East -20 30 £42,000 +20.00% 10
Wales +22 29 £36,750 +20.49% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,341 (63.08%) Test Automation
2 1,268 (59.64%) Agile Software Development
3 774 (36.41%) QA
4 675 (31.75%) Selenium
5 609 (28.65%) SQL
6 548 (25.78%) Java
7 530 (24.93%) C#
8 503 (23.66%) Finance
9 490 (23.05%) Scrum
10 444 (20.88%) ISEB
10 444 (20.88%) ISTQB
11 439 (20.65%) BDD
12 425 (19.99%) Degree
13 409 (19.24%) TDD
14 392 (18.44%) Test Scripting
15 386 (18.16%) JIRA
16 369 (17.36%) SDLC
17 341 (16.04%) Cucumber
18 308 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 301 (14.16%) Manual Testing
20 286 (13.45%) Python
21 279 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
22 277 (13.03%) Jenkins
22 277 (13.03%) Windows
23 276 (12.98%) Test Strategy
24 271 (12.75%) Software Engineering
25 264 (12.42%) JavaScript
26 256 (12.04%) Microsoft
27 255 (11.99%) .NET
28 249 (11.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 68 (3.20%) Confluence
2 45 (2.12%) IIS
3 21 (0.99%) Apache
3 21 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 18 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 13 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.33%) CMS
7 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.24%) JBoss
8 5 (0.24%) SAS
8 5 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.14%) WordPress
10 2 (0.094%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.094%) DNN
10 2 (0.094%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.047%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 58 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.094%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.047%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.047%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.047%) Postilion
5 1 (0.047%) Primavera
5 1 (0.047%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.047%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.047%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 154 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (2.96%) SaaS
4 40 (1.88%) Slack
5 38 (1.79%) Office 365
6 33 (1.55%) G Suite
7 28 (1.32%) GitHub
8 15 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
11 10 (0.47%) BrowserStack
12 9 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
13 8 (0.38%) PaaS
14 7 (0.33%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.28%) IaaS
16 5 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.14%) npm
18 2 (0.094%) AdWords
18 2 (0.094%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.46%) HTTP
2 29 (1.36%) Internet
3 15 (0.71%) SMS
4 14 (0.66%) Wireless
5 13 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.33%) Firewall
6 7 (0.33%) SSL
7 6 (0.28%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.24%) Broadband
8 5 (0.24%) DNS
8 5 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (0.24%) RS-232
9 4 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.19%) FTP
9 4 (0.19%) LAN
9 4 (0.19%) WAN
10 3 (0.14%) RS-485
11 2 (0.094%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 56 (2.63%) Big Data
4 49 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.46%) Data Mining
9 25 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (1.08%) MySQL
11 22 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.80%) GIS
12 17 (0.80%) QlikView
13 14 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (0.28%) Apache Hive
17 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 5 (0.24%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 675 (31.75%) Selenium
2 386 (18.16%) JIRA
3 341 (16.04%) Cucumber
4 277 (13.03%) Jenkins
5 204 (9.60%) WebDriver
6 186 (8.75%) SoapUI
7 178 (8.37%) Git (software)
8 176 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 110 (5.17%) JMeter
9 110 (5.17%) SpecFlow
10 109 (5.13%) Visual Studio
11 92 (4.33%) Ranorex
12 90 (4.23%) HP UFT
13 79 (3.72%) JUnit
14 74 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 67 (3.15%) Appium
16 64 (3.01%) TeamCity
17 58 (2.73%) Subversion
18 53 (2.49%) Maven
19 52 (2.45%) Gatling
General
1 503 (23.66%) Finance
2 178 (8.37%) Retail
3 100 (4.70%) Banking
4 72 (3.39%) Games
5 58 (2.73%) Legal
6 47 (2.21%) Back Office
7 39 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 37 (1.74%) Marketing
10 29 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.32%) Advertising
12 26 (1.22%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.99%) Law
14 17 (0.80%) Electronics
15 13 (0.61%) Automotive
16 11 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.47%) Billing
18 9 (0.42%) Investment Banking
19 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
20 5 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 607 (28.55%) Analyst
2 463 (21.78%) Test Analyst
3 375 (17.64%) Tester
4 296 (13.92%) Test Engineer
5 224 (10.54%) Developer
6 222 (10.44%) Software Tester
7 157 (7.38%) QA Analyst
8 146 (6.87%) Software Test Engineer
9 142 (6.68%) QA Engineer
10 134 (6.30%) Automation Tester
11 112 (5.27%) Developer in Test
12 110 (5.17%) Consultant
12 110 (5.17%) Software Analyst
13 107 (5.03%) Software Developer
14 102 (4.80%) Test Leader
15 101 (4.75%) Software Test Analyst
16 98 (4.61%) Test Manager
17 96 (4.52%) Software Engineer
18 94 (4.42%) QA Test Analyst
19 87 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (11.99%) .NET
2 165 (7.76%) Web Services
3 139 (6.54%) HTML
4 127 (5.97%) REST
5 122 (5.74%) CSS
6 121 (5.69%) Gherkin
7 117 (5.50%) SOAP
8 116 (5.46%) XML
9 112 (5.27%) RESTful
10 67 (3.15%) AngularJS
11 60 (2.82%) jQuery
12 56 (2.63%) JSON
13 51 (2.40%) ASP.NET
14 42 (1.98%) React
15 41 (1.93%) .NET Framework
16 39 (1.83%) WPF
17 33 (1.55%) Node.js
18 30 (1.41%) Ajax
18 30 (1.41%) Spring
19 29 (1.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 207 (9.74%) Computer Science
2 168 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 67 (3.15%) User Experience
5 61 (2.87%) Algorithms
6 56 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.54%) Fintech
8 40 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.32%) Robotics
10 25 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 22 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 21 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 21 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 17 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.75%) NHS
15 15 (0.71%) Replication
16 13 (0.61%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.56%) Client/Server
18 11 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 277 (13.03%) Windows
2 227 (10.68%) Linux
3 60 (2.82%) Unix
4 42 (1.98%) Android
5 40 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.47%) Debian
8 10 (0.47%) Robot Operating System
9 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.33%) CentOS
10 7 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.19%) AIX
12 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.14%) OS/400
13 3 (0.14%) Solaris
13 3 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,341 (63.08%) Test Automation
2 1,268 (59.64%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (23.05%) Scrum
4 439 (20.65%) BDD
5 409 (19.24%) TDD
6 392 (18.44%) Test Scripting
7 369 (17.36%) SDLC
8 308 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 301 (14.16%) Manual Testing
10 279 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
11 276 (12.98%) Test Strategy
12 271 (12.75%) Software Engineering
13 247 (11.62%) Regression Testing
14 215 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
15 204 (9.60%) Mentoring
16 193 (9.08%) Waterfall
17 184 (8.65%) Test Management
18 158 (7.43%) Scenario Testing
19 154 (7.24%) DevOps
20 151 (7.10%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 609 (28.65%) SQL
2 548 (25.78%) Java
3 530 (24.93%) C#
4 286 (13.45%) Python
5 264 (12.42%) JavaScript
6 193 (9.08%) C++
7 177 (8.33%) Ruby
8 147 (6.91%) PHP
9 122 (5.74%) C
10 72 (3.39%) Perl
11 68 (3.20%) PowerShell
12 65 (3.06%) T-SQL
13 63 (2.96%) Shell Script
14 55 (2.59%) Scala
15 37 (1.74%) Bash Shell
16 25 (1.18%) Groovy
17 21 (0.99%) VBA
18 20 (0.94%) TypeScript
19 18 (0.85%) VBScript
20 16 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 444 (20.88%) ISEB
1 444 (20.88%) ISTQB
2 425 (19.99%) Degree
3 249 (11.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 85 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 63 (2.96%) SC Cleared
6 60 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (2.12%) ISEB Practitioner
8 33 (1.55%) Numerate Degree
9 21 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 21 (0.99%) PhD
10 12 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 10 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 6 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.28%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 774 (36.41%) QA
2 19 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.75%) GDPR
4 14 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.52%) MiFID
6 7 (0.33%) PMO
7 6 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.24%) GAMP
8 5 (0.24%) GCP
8 5 (0.24%) GMP
9 4 (0.19%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.19%) SLA
10 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.094%) EMIR
11 2 (0.094%) ISO 15765
11 2 (0.094%) SEPA
12 1 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.047%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.047%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (3.43%) Docker
2 34 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.94%) Firmware
5 11 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 63 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (2.30%) Puppet
4 40 (1.88%) Ansible
5 29 (1.36%) HP ALM
6 25 (1.18%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.75%) Marathon
8 8 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.33%) Kibana
9 7 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
10 5 (0.24%) Rancher
10 5 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.24%) Terraform
11 4 (0.19%) SCOM
11 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.14%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.14%) Mesos
12 3 (0.14%) Packer
13 2 (0.094%) SCCM
Vendors
1 256 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.75%) Oracle
3 71 (3.34%) Google
4 66 (3.10%) HP
5 65 (3.06%) Capita
6 32 (1.51%) SAP
6 32 (1.51%) VMware
7 30 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (0.71%) IBM
8 15 (0.71%) Perforce
9 13 (0.61%) Micro Focus
9 13 (0.61%) WorldPay
10 12 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.56%) CA
11 11 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
12 10 (0.47%) EMC
13 9 (0.42%) TOWER Software
14 8 (0.38%) Citrix
14 8 (0.38%) Telerik
14 8 (0.38%) Twitter