Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 251 242
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,200 2,429 2,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.37% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.53% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,810 1,989 2,426
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,890 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.49% +2.54% -

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 155,665 159,222 182,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.52% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,813 131,637 151,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,786 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.49% +2.71% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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 -22 1,993 £40,000 - 338
UK excluding London +8 1,664 £37,500 +4.49% 275
London -53 505 £52,500 +5.00% 85
South East -24 452 £37,500 -9.64% 65
North of England -9 432 £35,000 - 73
Midlands +44 260 £37,500 +7.14% 52
Yorkshire +17 211 £35,000 -11.39% 40
East of England -4 179 £47,500 +28.38% 36
South West +12 175 £40,000 +23.08% 27
North West -42 169 £35,000 +2.01% 28
West Midlands +18 166 £37,500 +7.14% 32
Scotland +38 142 £32,000 -12.66% 12
East Midlands +61 93 £37,500 +7.14% 19
North East +10 52 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Wales +13 20 £34,000 +11.48% 7
Isle of Man - 10 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -21 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 1,322 (60.09%) Test Automation
2 1,156 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
3 789 (35.86%) QA
4 696 (31.64%) Selenium
5 641 (29.14%) SQL
6 562 (25.55%) Degree
7 552 (25.09%) Java
8 506 (23.00%) C#
9 458 (20.82%) Finance
10 452 (20.55%) Scrum
11 436 (19.82%) ISEB
11 436 (19.82%) ISTQB
12 434 (19.73%) Test Scripting
13 365 (16.59%) BDD
14 363 (16.50%) Python
15 358 (16.27%) Manual Testing
16 357 (16.23%) Cucumber
17 350 (15.91%) JIRA
18 348 (15.82%) SDLC
19 324 (14.73%) TDD
20 314 (14.27%) Windows
21 311 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
22 284 (12.91%) Microsoft
22 284 (12.91%) Test Strategy
23 270 (12.27%) C++
24 265 (12.05%) .NET
25 259 (11.77%) Linux
26 253 (11.50%) Regression Testing
27 250 (11.36%) Software Engineering
28 248 (11.27%) JavaScript

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 93 (4.23%) Confluence
2 38 (1.73%) IIS
3 31 (1.41%) Apache
4 22 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.41%) JBoss
8 6 (0.27%) CMS
8 6 (0.27%) nginx
8 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.14%) DNN
11 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.14%) WordPress
12 2 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.091%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 79 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.27%) Postilion
3 2 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.045%) FastStats
4 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.045%) Primavera
4 1 (0.045%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.045%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 119 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 119 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (1.95%) SaaS
3 33 (1.50%) Slack
4 24 (1.09%) Office 365
5 22 (1.00%) G Suite
6 20 (0.91%) GitHub
7 18 (0.82%) IaaS
8 15 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.55%) PaaS
10 11 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
13 6 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
15 4 (0.18%) Yammer
16 3 (0.14%) Tricentis Tosca
17 2 (0.091%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.45%) HTTP
2 23 (1.05%) Internet
3 12 (0.55%) SSL
3 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.45%) Wireless
5 9 (0.41%) Intranet
6 8 (0.36%) SMS
7 5 (0.23%) LAN
8 4 (0.18%) ADSL
8 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.18%) Firewall
8 4 (0.18%) FTP
8 4 (0.18%) WAN
8 4 (0.18%) WebEx
8 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.14%) Extranet
9 3 (0.14%) MQTT
9 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.091%) 4G
10 2 (0.091%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.59%) Big Data
3 62 (2.82%) MySQL
4 56 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 31 (1.41%) Data Mining
8 30 (1.36%) GIS
8 30 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.77%) BODI
12 17 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
13 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 696 (31.64%) Selenium
2 357 (16.23%) Cucumber
3 350 (15.91%) JIRA
4 241 (10.95%) WebDriver
5 234 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 193 (8.77%) Git (software)
7 177 (8.05%) SoapUI
8 152 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 116 (5.27%) SpecFlow
10 113 (5.14%) Visual Studio
11 109 (4.95%) HP UFT
12 96 (4.36%) JMeter
13 67 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 63 (2.86%) Ranorex
15 59 (2.68%) JUnit
16 58 (2.64%) Appium
17 56 (2.55%) Maven
18 49 (2.23%) Subversion
18 49 (2.23%) TeamCity
19 45 (2.05%) Zephyr
General
1 458 (20.82%) Finance
2 174 (7.91%) Retail
3 93 (4.23%) Banking
4 64 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.32%) Marketing
6 46 (2.09%) Games
7 41 (1.86%) Back Office
7 41 (1.86%) Electronics
8 37 (1.68%) Legal
9 34 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 32 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.05%) Military
13 18 (0.82%) Advertising
14 16 (0.73%) Automotive
15 15 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.55%) Law
17 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.36%) Front Office
19 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 605 (27.50%) Analyst
2 469 (21.32%) Tester
3 449 (20.41%) Test Analyst
4 308 (14.00%) Test Engineer
5 296 (13.45%) Software Tester
6 190 (8.64%) Developer
7 158 (7.18%) Automation Tester
8 153 (6.95%) Software Test Engineer
9 147 (6.68%) QA Engineer
10 131 (5.95%) QA Analyst
11 126 (5.73%) Consultant
11 126 (5.73%) Software Analyst
12 121 (5.50%) Software Engineer
13 115 (5.23%) Software Test Analyst
14 100 (4.55%) Graduate
15 93 (4.23%) Test Leader
16 92 (4.18%) QA Test Analyst
17 80 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
18 79 (3.59%) Automation Test Analyst
19 73 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (12.05%) .NET
2 175 (7.95%) XML
3 164 (7.45%) HTML
4 155 (7.05%) Web Services
5 152 (6.91%) SOAP
6 135 (6.14%) Gherkin
7 132 (6.00%) CSS
8 119 (5.41%) REST
9 112 (5.09%) RESTful
10 61 (2.77%) ASP.NET
11 60 (2.73%) AngularJS
11 60 (2.73%) JSON
12 52 (2.36%) Ajax
13 48 (2.18%) WPF
14 47 (2.14%) jQuery
15 37 (1.68%) Node.js
16 32 (1.45%) .NET Framework
17 28 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (1.18%) React
18 26 (1.18%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 247 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (11.05%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.27%) Algorithms
5 49 (2.23%) Robotics
6 44 (2.00%) Fintech
6 44 (2.00%) User Experience
7 33 (1.50%) EPoS
8 29 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 20 (0.91%) Derivative
11 18 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 18 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.64%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.55%) BBC
14 12 (0.55%) Life Science
15 11 (0.50%) iPad
16 10 (0.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 314 (14.27%) Windows
2 259 (11.77%) Linux
3 86 (3.91%) Unix
4 68 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.45%) Android
6 49 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.55%) Debian
11 12 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.45%) Robot Operating System
13 9 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.36%) CentOS
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.18%) Fedora
18 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
19 2 (0.091%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,322 (60.09%) Test Automation
2 1,156 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
3 452 (20.55%) Scrum
4 434 (19.73%) Test Scripting
5 365 (16.59%) BDD
6 358 (16.27%) Manual Testing
7 348 (15.82%) SDLC
8 324 (14.73%) TDD
9 311 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 284 (12.91%) Test Strategy
11 253 (11.50%) Regression Testing
12 250 (11.36%) Software Engineering
13 190 (8.64%) Performance Testing
14 184 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
15 173 (7.86%) Waterfall
16 172 (7.82%) Mentoring
17 168 (7.64%) Scenario Testing
18 165 (7.50%) DevOps
19 159 (7.23%) Test Management
20 148 (6.73%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 641 (29.14%) SQL
2 552 (25.09%) Java
3 506 (23.00%) C#
4 363 (16.50%) Python
5 270 (12.27%) C++
6 248 (11.27%) JavaScript
7 187 (8.50%) Ruby
8 138 (6.27%) C
9 102 (4.64%) PHP
10 101 (4.59%) Perl
11 69 (3.14%) T-SQL
12 61 (2.77%) Bash Shell
13 48 (2.18%) Scala
14 46 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 43 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 41 (1.86%) Groovy
17 40 (1.82%) PowerShell
18 37 (1.68%) VB
18 37 (1.68%) VBScript
19 20 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 562 (25.55%) Degree
2 436 (19.82%) ISEB
2 436 (19.82%) ISTQB
3 246 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 100 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 79 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.73%) Numerate Degree
7 50 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.59%) PhD
11 10 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.32%) RHCSA
13 6 (0.27%) RHCE
14 4 (0.18%) MBA
15 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.14%) SAP Certification
15 3 (0.14%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 789 (35.86%) QA
2 12 (0.55%) GDPR
3 10 (0.45%) MiFID
4 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.36%) SLA
5 7 (0.32%) ISO 20022
5 7 (0.32%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.23%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.23%) MIL-STD-1553
8 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.14%) PMO
10 2 (0.091%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.091%) JTAG
10 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.091%) WCAG
11 1 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 81 (3.68%) Docker
2 24 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.82%) Firmware
3 18 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.045%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.045%) LXC
7 1 (0.045%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 67 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (3.00%) Puppet
3 49 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.55%) Ansible
5 30 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.73%) CA Service Virtualization
6 16 (0.73%) Marathon
7 9 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.41%) Kibana
7 9 (0.41%) Mesos
7 9 (0.41%) Rancher
8 8 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.27%) rkt
10 5 (0.23%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.14%) Nagios
11 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.091%) WhatsUp Gold
13 1 (0.045%) Ambari
13 1 (0.045%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 284 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 160 (7.27%) Oracle
3 98 (4.45%) HP
4 49 (2.23%) Google
5 40 (1.82%) SAP
6 34 (1.55%) Capita
7 31 (1.41%) VMware
8 30 (1.36%) Virgin Media
9 27 (1.23%) CA
10 24 (1.09%) Informatica
11 23 (1.05%) Cognos
12 19 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.82%) IBM
13 18 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
14 17 (0.77%) Telerik
14 17 (0.77%) Teradata
15 13 (0.59%) TOWER Software
16 12 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
16 12 (0.55%) Micro Focus
17 10 (0.45%) Red Hat