Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 284 245
Rank change year-on-year +18 -39 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,180 2,072 2,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.20% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.32% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,738 1,786 2,319
UK median annual salary £41,000 £38,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.19% +2.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
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 157,709 156,756 180,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.73% 90.60% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,494 127,661 150,345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £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% - +2.41%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +8 1,996 £42,000 +8.39% 314
UK excluding London +11 1,615 £40,000 +14.29% 274
London +17 515 £55,000 +4.76% 61
South East -17 471 £40,000 +14.29% 69
North of England +38 419 £37,500 +7.14% 80
Midlands +20 215 £39,000 +11.43% 37
Yorkshire +25 214 £37,500 +7.14% 32
East of England 0 202 £45,000 +5.88% 34
North West +53 184 £37,500 +7.14% 43
South West -27 175 £40,000 +6.67% 33
West Midlands -8 118 £39,000 +9.09% 26
East Midlands +51 97 £39,250 +12.14% 11
Scotland -9 95 £33,500 -1.47% 12
Wales +31 34 £37,500 +22.95% 8
North East -16 24 £42,000 +20.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 8 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1,368 (62.75%) Test Automation
2 1,304 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
3 782 (35.87%) QA
4 685 (31.42%) Selenium
5 582 (26.70%) SQL
6 580 (26.61%) Java
7 554 (25.41%) C#
8 516 (23.67%) Finance
9 473 (21.70%) Scrum
10 461 (21.15%) ISTQB
11 447 (20.50%) BDD
11 447 (20.50%) ISEB
12 429 (19.68%) Degree
13 417 (19.13%) JIRA
14 405 (18.58%) TDD
15 380 (17.43%) SDLC
16 370 (16.97%) Test Scripting
17 365 (16.74%) Cucumber
18 304 (13.94%) Manual Testing
19 300 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
20 298 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
20 298 (13.67%) Software Engineering
21 296 (13.58%) Test Strategy
22 286 (13.12%) Windows
23 283 (12.98%) .NET
24 282 (12.94%) Jenkins
25 279 (12.80%) JavaScript
26 270 (12.39%) Python
27 248 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 243 (11.15%) Regression 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 69 (3.17%) Confluence
2 46 (2.11%) IIS
3 24 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.06%) Apache
5 19 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.41%) CMS
8 8 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.23%) JBoss
11 4 (0.18%) SAS
11 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.092%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.092%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.092%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.092%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.046%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.046%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.046%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.046%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.092%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.092%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.046%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.046%) Primavera
5 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.046%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 159 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
1 159 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (3.35%) SaaS
3 34 (1.56%) Slack
4 33 (1.51%) GitHub
4 33 (1.51%) Office 365
5 28 (1.28%) G Suite
6 18 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.64%) BrowserStack
8 11 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
9 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.41%) npm
11 8 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
12 7 (0.32%) PaaS
13 5 (0.23%) IaaS
13 5 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.42%) Internet
2 25 (1.15%) HTTP
3 16 (0.73%) SMS
3 16 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.64%) Wireless
5 7 (0.32%) DNS
5 7 (0.32%) RS-232
6 6 (0.28%) Firewall
6 6 (0.28%) SSL
7 5 (0.23%) Broadband
7 5 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.23%) FTP
7 5 (0.23%) LAN
7 5 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (0.23%) VLAN
7 5 (0.23%) VoIP
7 5 (0.23%) WAN
7 5 (0.23%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.18%) 4G
8 4 (0.18%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.94%) Big Data
3 57 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 50 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (1.93%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 36 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.24%) Data Mining
10 22 (1.01%) MySQL
10 22 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.92%) GIS
12 17 (0.78%) QlikView
13 13 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.50%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
18 6 (0.28%) HBase
Development Applications
1 685 (31.42%) Selenium
2 417 (19.13%) JIRA
3 365 (16.74%) Cucumber
4 282 (12.94%) Jenkins
5 208 (9.54%) WebDriver
6 189 (8.67%) Git (software)
7 171 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 165 (7.57%) SoapUI
9 118 (5.41%) SpecFlow
10 116 (5.32%) Visual Studio
11 115 (5.28%) JMeter
12 95 (4.36%) JUnit
13 89 (4.08%) Ranorex
14 82 (3.76%) HP UFT
15 74 (3.39%) TeamCity
16 73 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 69 (3.17%) Appium
18 66 (3.03%) Subversion
19 60 (2.75%) Protractor
20 55 (2.52%) Maven
General
1 516 (23.67%) Finance
2 165 (7.57%) Retail
3 96 (4.40%) Banking
4 77 (3.53%) Games
5 57 (2.61%) Legal
6 48 (2.20%) Marketing
7 44 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.74%) Back Office
8 38 (1.74%) Retail Banking
9 33 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.15%) Advertising
10 25 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.15%) Law
11 23 (1.06%) Electronics
12 12 (0.55%) Billing
13 11 (0.50%) Automotive
13 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 594 (27.25%) Analyst
2 441 (20.23%) Test Analyst
3 403 (18.49%) Tester
4 308 (14.13%) Test Engineer
5 248 (11.38%) Developer
6 235 (10.78%) Software Tester
7 153 (7.02%) QA Engineer
8 147 (6.74%) Automation Tester
9 144 (6.61%) QA Analyst
10 133 (6.10%) Software Test Engineer
11 123 (5.64%) Developer in Test
12 114 (5.23%) Software Developer
13 103 (4.72%) Software Engineer
14 100 (4.59%) Test Automation Engineer
15 98 (4.50%) Software Analyst
15 98 (4.50%) Test Manager
16 94 (4.31%) Consultant
16 94 (4.31%) Test Leader
17 89 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
18 83 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (12.98%) .NET
2 177 (8.12%) Web Services
3 144 (6.61%) HTML
4 135 (6.19%) REST
5 127 (5.83%) XML
6 120 (5.50%) Gherkin
7 119 (5.46%) CSS
8 114 (5.23%) SOAP
9 102 (4.68%) RESTful
10 80 (3.67%) AngularJS
11 66 (3.03%) JSON
12 60 (2.75%) jQuery
13 54 (2.48%) ASP.NET
14 48 (2.20%) React
15 45 (2.06%) .NET Framework
16 42 (1.93%) Node.js
17 37 (1.70%) WPF
18 30 (1.38%) Spring
19 29 (1.33%) LAMP
20 24 (1.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 225 (10.32%) Computer Science
2 166 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 63 (2.89%) User Experience
5 62 (2.84%) Algorithms
6 60 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (2.34%) Fintech
8 41 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 32 (1.47%) Robotics
10 27 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 26 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 23 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.96%) NHS
15 20 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (0.83%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.64%) Replication
18 12 (0.55%) Client/Server
18 12 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 286 (13.12%) Windows
2 218 (10.00%) Linux
3 59 (2.71%) Unix
4 48 (2.20%) Android
5 47 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.46%) Robot Operating System
9 9 (0.41%) Debian
10 6 (0.28%) CentOS
10 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.18%) AIX
12 4 (0.18%) Solaris
13 3 (0.14%) OS/400
13 3 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,368 (62.75%) Test Automation
2 1,304 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (21.70%) Scrum
4 447 (20.50%) BDD
5 405 (18.58%) TDD
6 380 (17.43%) SDLC
7 370 (16.97%) Test Scripting
8 304 (13.94%) Manual Testing
9 300 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
10 298 (13.67%) Software Engineering
10 298 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 296 (13.58%) Test Strategy
12 243 (11.15%) Regression Testing
13 214 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
14 203 (9.31%) Mentoring
15 186 (8.53%) Waterfall
16 169 (7.75%) Test Management
17 162 (7.43%) DevOps
18 156 (7.16%) Scenario Testing
19 149 (6.83%) OO
Programming Languages
1 582 (26.70%) SQL
2 580 (26.61%) Java
3 554 (25.41%) C#
4 279 (12.80%) JavaScript
5 270 (12.39%) Python
6 188 (8.62%) C++
7 161 (7.39%) Ruby
8 147 (6.74%) PHP
9 115 (5.28%) C
10 65 (2.98%) PowerShell
11 63 (2.89%) Perl
12 60 (2.75%) T-SQL
13 55 (2.52%) Scala
13 55 (2.52%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.24%) Groovy
15 27 (1.24%) TypeScript
16 17 (0.78%) VBA
17 16 (0.73%) VBScript
18 12 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 461 (21.15%) ISTQB
2 447 (20.50%) ISEB
3 429 (19.68%) Degree
4 248 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (4.22%) Security Cleared
6 68 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 67 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 37 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
9 22 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 18 (0.83%) PhD
11 12 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 9 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 7 (0.32%) CCNA
14 7 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 782 (35.87%) QA
2 20 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.78%) GDPR
5 9 (0.41%) MiFID
6 8 (0.37%) GCP
7 7 (0.32%) PMO
8 6 (0.28%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.23%) GAMP
9 5 (0.23%) GMP
10 4 (0.18%) SLA
11 3 (0.14%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.092%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.092%) ISO 15765
12 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.092%) SEPA
13 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.046%) EMIR
13 1 (0.046%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (3.12%) Docker
2 38 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.96%) Firmware
5 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.092%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 63 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
2 51 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (2.11%) Puppet
4 42 (1.93%) Ansible
5 31 (1.42%) HP ALM
6 21 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.50%) Marathon
8 7 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.28%) Terraform
10 5 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
10 5 (0.23%) Kibana
10 5 (0.23%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.23%) SCOM
11 4 (0.18%) Mesos
11 4 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.14%) Oozie
12 3 (0.14%) Rancher
12 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.092%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.092%) SCCM
Vendors
1 241 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 104 (4.77%) Oracle
3 71 (3.26%) Google
4 68 (3.12%) Capita
4 68 (3.12%) HP
5 35 (1.61%) SAP
6 31 (1.42%) VMware
7 27 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 15 (0.69%) IBM
10 14 (0.64%) Perforce
10 14 (0.64%) WorldPay
11 11 (0.50%) CA
12 10 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
12 10 (0.46%) Micro Focus
13 9 (0.41%) EMC
13 9 (0.41%) Hortonworks
13 9 (0.41%) TOWER Software
14 8 (0.37%) Telerik
14 8 (0.37%) Twitter