Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 239 245
Rank change year-on-year -45 +6 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2099 2718 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.59% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1723 2222 2566
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 158385 170603 194653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.13% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 124688 142287 160010
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 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -46 1897 £40,000 +6.67% 119
UK excluding London -25 1555 £35,000 - 86
London -94 514 £52,500 +5.00% 42
South East -9 431 £35,000 -6.67% 13
North of England -55 367 £35,000 +7.69% 32
South West +28 209 £37,500 +15.38% 9
Midlands -17 204 £38,500 +10.00% 13
Yorkshire -47 180 £35,000 - 11
East of England -37 178 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North West -40 165 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Scotland +69 156 £32,000 -5.88% 7
West Midlands -22 153 £40,000 +14.29% 11
East Midlands +6 49 £38,000 +8.57% 2
North East +26 22 £31,000 -22.50%
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Wales -9 10 £27,500 -12.70% 2
Northern Ireland -23 1 £40,000 -42.86%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1234 (58.79%) Test Automation
2 1031 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 778 (37.07%) QA
4 617 (29.39%) Selenium
5 567 (27.01%) Degree
6 507 (24.15%) SQL
7 505 (24.06%) ISTQB
8 495 (23.58%) Finance
9 490 (23.34%) Java
10 456 (21.72%) ISEB
11 434 (20.68%) C#
12 410 (19.53%) Test Scripting
13 378 (18.01%) Test Strategy
14 332 (15.82%) Manual Testing
15 326 (15.53%) Scrum
16 318 (15.15%) SDLC
17 306 (14.58%) Microsoft
18 303 (14.44%) Cucumber
19 296 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
20 293 (13.96%) Windows
21 289 (13.77%) JIRA
22 272 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
23 267 (12.72%) BDD
24 263 (12.53%) Computer Science
25 259 (12.34%) Regression Testing
26 252 (12.01%) Python
26 252 (12.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 251 (11.96%) .NET
27 251 (11.96%) Software Engineering
28 221 (10.53%) 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 51 (2.43%) Confluence
2 24 (1.14%) Apache
3 19 (0.91%) IIS
4 15 (0.71%) CMS
5 11 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.33%) JBoss
9 6 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.24%) nginx
10 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.095%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.095%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.095%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.14%) InVision
5 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.048%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Postilion
4 2 (0.095%) FastStats
4 2 (0.095%) Magento
4 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.095%) Sonata
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.048%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.048%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.43%) SaaS
4 45 (2.14%) GitHub
5 26 (1.24%) IaaS
6 24 (1.14%) Slack
7 20 (0.95%) G Suite
7 20 (0.95%) Office 365
8 19 (0.91%) BrowserStack
9 12 (0.57%) PaaS
10 9 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.048%) DigitalOcean
14 1 (0.048%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.48%) HTTP
2 27 (1.29%) Internet
3 19 (0.91%) VoIP
4 16 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.52%) SSL
6 10 (0.48%) Wireless
7 8 (0.38%) DNS
8 7 (0.33%) Intranet
9 5 (0.24%) ADSL
9 5 (0.24%) DHCP
9 5 (0.24%) IMAP
9 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.24%) LDAP
9 5 (0.24%) PBX
9 5 (0.24%) SMTP
9 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.19%) LAN
10 4 (0.19%) SMS
11 3 (0.14%) WAN
12 2 (0.095%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.19%) MySQL
3 57 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 55 (2.62%) Big Data
5 46 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 20 (0.95%) GIS
9 20 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.81%) BODI
10 17 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
10 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 617 (29.39%) Selenium
2 303 (14.44%) Cucumber
3 289 (13.77%) JIRA
4 205 (9.77%) WebDriver
5 204 (9.72%) Jenkins
6 155 (7.38%) Git (software)
7 152 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 132 (6.29%) SpecFlow
9 126 (6.00%) SoapUI
10 124 (5.91%) HP UFT
11 83 (3.95%) Visual Studio
12 78 (3.72%) JMeter
13 75 (3.57%) JUnit
14 60 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 59 (2.81%) TeamCity
16 54 (2.57%) Appium
17 50 (2.38%) Ranorex
18 49 (2.33%) LoadRunner
19 44 (2.10%) Subversion
20 43 (2.05%) Bitbucket
General
1 495 (23.58%) Finance
2 137 (6.53%) Retail
3 99 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 81 (3.86%) Banking
5 57 (2.72%) Marketing
6 51 (2.43%) Games
7 48 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 46 (2.19%) Electronics
9 36 (1.72%) Back Office
10 29 (1.38%) Legal
11 28 (1.33%) Law
12 27 (1.29%) Military
13 24 (1.14%) Automotive
14 21 (1.00%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.76%) Advertising
17 15 (0.71%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.67%) Front Office
19 11 (0.52%) Billing
20 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 577 (27.49%) Analyst
2 513 (24.44%) Tester
3 433 (20.63%) Test Analyst
4 269 (12.82%) Software Tester
5 257 (12.24%) Test Engineer
6 214 (10.20%) Developer
7 178 (8.48%) Automation Tester
8 145 (6.91%) QA Engineer
9 113 (5.38%) QA Analyst
10 110 (5.24%) Graduate
11 104 (4.95%) Software Analyst
12 103 (4.91%) Consultant
12 103 (4.91%) Junior
13 94 (4.48%) Senior Tester
14 89 (4.24%) Software Test Analyst
14 89 (4.24%) Software Test Engineer
15 82 (3.91%) Test Automation Engineer
15 82 (3.91%) Test Leader
16 79 (3.76%) QA Tester
17 77 (3.67%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (11.96%) .NET
2 179 (8.53%) XML
3 161 (7.67%) HTML
4 154 (7.34%) Web Services
5 111 (5.29%) RESTful
6 102 (4.86%) CSS
7 99 (4.72%) Gherkin
8 91 (4.34%) SOAP
9 83 (3.95%) REST
10 72 (3.43%) ASP.NET
11 69 (3.29%) JSON
12 64 (3.05%) AngularJS
13 46 (2.19%) Node.js
14 43 (2.05%) HTML5
15 37 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 31 (1.48%) React
17 30 (1.43%) jQuery
18 29 (1.38%) Ajax
19 27 (1.29%) .NET Framework
20 25 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 272 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (12.53%) Computer Science
3 80 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.48%) User Experience
5 47 (2.24%) iPad
6 34 (1.62%) Fintech
6 34 (1.62%) Robotics
7 30 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 20 (0.95%) Derivative
11 20 (0.95%) EPoS
12 18 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 16 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.71%) BBC
15 14 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
16 13 (0.62%) Streaming Video
17 12 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 293 (13.96%) Windows
2 215 (10.24%) Linux
3 76 (3.62%) Unix
4 40 (1.91%) Android
5 39 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.14%) VxWorks
7 23 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.57%) Solaris
13 9 (0.43%) Debian
13 9 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.29%) CentOS
14 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (58.79%) Test Automation
2 1031 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (19.53%) Test Scripting
4 378 (18.01%) Test Strategy
5 332 (15.82%) Manual Testing
6 326 (15.53%) Scrum
7 318 (15.15%) SDLC
8 296 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 267 (12.72%) BDD
10 259 (12.34%) Regression Testing
11 251 (11.96%) Software Engineering
12 221 (10.53%) Functional Testing
13 202 (9.62%) TDD
14 183 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
15 180 (8.58%) Scenario Testing
16 179 (8.53%) Performance Testing
17 164 (7.81%) DevOps
18 161 (7.67%) Mentoring
19 149 (7.10%) Waterfall
20 137 (6.53%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 507 (24.15%) SQL
2 490 (23.34%) Java
3 434 (20.68%) C#
4 252 (12.01%) Python
5 216 (10.29%) C++
6 198 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 161 (7.67%) C
8 117 (5.57%) Ruby
9 75 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 66 (3.14%) Perl
11 63 (3.00%) PHP
12 50 (2.38%) VB
13 48 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.62%) Scala
16 29 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.24%) VBScript
18 19 (0.91%) VBA
19 18 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 567 (27.01%) Degree
2 505 (24.06%) ISTQB
3 456 (21.72%) ISEB
4 252 (12.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 99 (4.72%) Security Cleared
6 93 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 55 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
9 34 (1.62%) SC Cleared
10 15 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (0.57%) PhD
12 11 (0.52%) SAP Certification
13 10 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.43%) HNC
15 8 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.33%) CCNA
16 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 778 (37.07%) QA
2 9 (0.43%) SLA
3 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.24%) PMO
5 4 (0.19%) HL7
5 4 (0.19%) SEPA
6 3 (0.14%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.14%) MISRA
6 3 (0.14%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.095%) WCAG
8 1 (0.048%) DICOM
8 1 (0.048%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.048%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 52 (2.48%) Docker
2 47 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.67%) Firmware
5 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.19%) Xen
6 4 (0.19%) XenApp
6 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.095%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.048%) ACF2
8 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.048%) RACF
8 1 (0.048%) Varnish
8 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (2.00%) Ansible
3 34 (1.62%) Puppet
4 14 (0.67%) rkt
5 13 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.33%) Marathon
6 7 (0.33%) Mesos
7 6 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.24%) Nagios
9 4 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.19%) Rancher
10 3 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.095%) Graphite
11 2 (0.095%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.095%) Icinga
11 2 (0.095%) Kibana
12 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 306 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 123 (5.86%) Oracle
3 117 (5.57%) HP
4 49 (2.33%) VMware
5 47 (2.24%) SAP
6 36 (1.72%) Virgin Media
7 32 (1.52%) Google
8 29 (1.38%) Cognizant
9 21 (1.00%) Informatica
10 20 (0.95%) Cognos
10 20 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 18 (0.86%) IBM
12 17 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (0.81%) Teradata
13 16 (0.76%) Zend
14 14 (0.67%) Tableau
15 13 (0.62%) Telerik
16 12 (0.57%) Apple
16 12 (0.57%) Citrix
17 10 (0.48%) Siebel