Period
to 27 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 138 117 104
Rank change year-on-year -21 -13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3,440 1,795 3,804
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.77% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.98% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,077 1,310 2,735
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,300 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 122,657 60,256 115,658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.06% 93.14% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79,522 49,063 92,728
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,189
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £72,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,138
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.20% +2.53%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -15 2,969 £55,000 +10.00% 648
UK excluding London -6 2,033 £45,000 +5.88% 527
London -14 1,065 £65,000 - 178
Work from Home +16 714 £55,000 +10.00% 139
South East +21 683 £50,000 +13.64% 149
North of England -8 476 £45,000 +5.88% 104
North West +2 301 £43,000 +1.18% 64
South West -17 268 £45,000 +6.51% 62
Midlands -49 261 £47,500 +11.76% 78
West Midlands -29 193 £50,000 +33.33% 53
East of England -33 160 £46,000 +0.36% 75
Yorkshire -26 156 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Scotland -21 122 £45,000 -5.26% 45
Northern Ireland +15 69 £36,250 - 6
East Midlands -55 64 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Wales -40 28 £40,130 -10.82% 9
North East -32 24 £43,750 +25.00% 8

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 2,036 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,744 (50.70%) Test Automation
3 1,086 (31.57%) Software Engineering
4 968 (28.14%) Java
5 962 (27.97%) QA
6 923 (26.83%) DevOps
7 817 (23.75%) C#
8 810 (23.55%) JavaScript
9 796 (23.14%) Python
10 770 (22.38%) Social Skills
11 766 (22.27%) Azure
12 713 (20.73%) Selenium
13 711 (20.67%) CI/CD
14 668 (19.42%) Scrum
15 636 (18.49%) SQL
16 612 (17.79%) AWS
17 602 (17.50%) Degree
18 577 (16.77%) TDD
19 562 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
20 517 (15.03%) JIRA
21 491 (14.27%) Git (software)
22 489 (14.22%) .NET
22 489 (14.22%) SDLC
23 476 (13.84%) Mentoring
24 471 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
25 448 (13.02%) React
26 442 (12.85%) Jenkins
26 442 (12.85%) Finance
27 408 (11.86%) Computer Science
28 403 (11.72%) BDD

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
1 123 (3.58%) Confluence
2 63 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 58 (1.69%) WordPress
4 55 (1.60%) SAS
5 47 (1.37%) Apache
6 42 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (1.19%) CMS
8 39 (1.13%) Anypoint
8 39 (1.13%) Mule
8 39 (1.13%) Mule ESB
8 39 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 27 (0.78%) GemFire
10 20 (0.58%) Jupyter
11 19 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.38%) IIS
14 12 (0.35%) Drupal
14 12 (0.35%) IBM Domino
15 10 (0.29%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 66 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.58%) Simulink
5 13 (0.38%) Sketch
6 12 (0.35%) Stateflow
7 10 (0.29%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.029%) Blender
12 1 (0.029%) MadCap Flare
12 1 (0.029%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.029%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 40 (1.16%) Magento
2 14 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.087%) Raiser's Edge
8 2 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.058%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.029%) Maximo
9 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.029%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 766 (22.27%) Azure
2 612 (17.79%) AWS
3 259 (7.53%) SaaS
4 244 (7.09%) GCP
5 209 (6.08%) GitHub
6 170 (4.94%) Serverless
7 60 (1.74%) Power Platform
8 59 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 59 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 56 (1.63%) Microsoft 365
10 52 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
11 44 (1.28%) Google Analytics
12 36 (1.05%) Amazon S3
13 35 (1.02%) Slack
14 31 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
15 30 (0.87%) PaaS
16 24 (0.70%) BrowserStack
17 22 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
18 20 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (1.98%) HTTP
2 59 (1.72%) Broadband
3 51 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 34 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (0.90%) Firewall
6 27 (0.78%) Network Security
6 27 (0.78%) Wireless
7 26 (0.76%) Internet
8 25 (0.73%) Ethernet
8 25 (0.73%) WAN
9 23 (0.67%) LAN
10 21 (0.61%) DNS
10 21 (0.61%) VPN
11 19 (0.55%) Bluetooth
11 19 (0.55%) VLAN
12 17 (0.49%) Wireshark
13 15 (0.44%) HTTPS
13 15 (0.44%) Modbus
13 15 (0.44%) MQTT
14 14 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 217 (6.31%) Relational Database
3 197 (5.73%) MySQL
4 190 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
5 137 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 85 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 78 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 77 (2.24%) Big Data
9 75 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 53 (1.54%) Redis
12 51 (1.48%) Power BI
13 48 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 40 (1.16%) Pentaho
15 39 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 38 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 34 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 31 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 31 (0.90%) MariaDB
19 30 (0.87%) Impala
Development Applications
1 713 (20.73%) Selenium
2 517 (15.03%) JIRA
3 491 (14.27%) Git (software)
4 442 (12.85%) Jenkins
5 311 (9.04%) Cucumber
6 212 (6.16%) Postman
7 200 (5.81%) SpecFlow
8 198 (5.76%) Cypress.io
9 163 (4.74%) WebDriver
10 142 (4.13%) JUnit
11 135 (3.92%) JMeter
12 124 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 107 (3.11%) Visual Studio
14 94 (2.73%) Appium
15 91 (2.65%) GitLab
16 85 (2.47%) SoapUI
17 76 (2.21%) Maven
18 68 (1.98%) Gradle
19 64 (1.86%) TeamCity
20 62 (1.80%) NUnit
General
1 770 (22.38%) Social Skills
2 442 (12.85%) Finance
3 255 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 237 (6.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 167 (4.85%) Marketing
6 145 (4.22%) Law
7 141 (4.10%) Manufacturing
8 133 (3.87%) Public Sector
9 123 (3.58%) Games
10 118 (3.43%) Telecoms
11 115 (3.34%) Banking
12 90 (2.62%) Electronics
13 88 (2.56%) Retail
14 65 (1.89%) Legal
15 60 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
16 49 (1.42%) Automotive
17 46 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
19 33 (0.96%) Aerospace
20 31 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 761 (22.12%) Developer
2 697 (20.26%) Software Engineer
3 483 (14.04%) Test Engineer
4 367 (10.67%) Analyst
5 344 (10.00%) Tester
6 301 (8.75%) Software Test Engineer
7 249 (7.24%) Software Developer
8 209 (6.08%) Software Tester
9 204 (5.93%) Test Analyst
10 169 (4.91%) QA Engineer
11 162 (4.71%) Developer in Test
12 124 (3.60%) Test Automation Engineer
13 121 (3.52%) Embedded Engineer
14 120 (3.49%) Senior Developer
15 111 (3.23%) Development Engineer
16 107 (3.11%) Software Development Engineer
17 106 (3.08%) Test Development Engineer
18 105 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
19 102 (2.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 101 (2.94%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (14.22%) .NET
2 448 (13.02%) React
3 308 (8.95%) HTML
3 308 (8.95%) Node.js
4 304 (8.84%) CSS
5 274 (7.97%) AngularJS
6 256 (7.44%) REST
7 225 (6.54%) Spring
8 180 (5.23%) XML
9 173 (5.03%) RESTful
10 170 (4.94%) Vue.js
11 152 (4.42%) Web Services
12 139 (4.04%) JSON
13 134 (3.90%) SOAP
14 115 (3.34%) .NET Core
14 115 (3.34%) HTML5
15 108 (3.14%) .NET Framework
16 99 (2.88%) Kafka
17 95 (2.76%) ASP.NET
18 83 (2.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 279 (8.11%) User Experience
2 165 (4.80%) Data Structures
3 148 (4.30%) Algorithms
4 146 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 139 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 94 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 84 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
8 62 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
8 62 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 55 (1.60%) Cloud Native
9 55 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 50 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 45 (1.31%) Cyberattack
12 44 (1.28%) Social Media
13 37 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
14 30 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 28 (0.81%) Smartphone
16 26 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
16 26 (0.76%) Replication
17 23 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 398 (11.57%) Linux
2 231 (6.72%) Windows
3 148 (4.30%) Unix
4 123 (3.58%) Android
5 111 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 31 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.17%) CentOS
10 5 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
10 5 (0.15%) VMS
10 5 (0.15%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.12%) Debian
12 3 (0.087%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.058%) OpenWrt
13 2 (0.058%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,036 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,744 (50.70%) Test Automation
3 1,086 (31.57%) Software Engineering
4 923 (26.83%) DevOps
5 711 (20.67%) CI/CD
6 668 (19.42%) Scrum
7 577 (16.77%) TDD
8 562 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
9 489 (14.22%) SDLC
10 476 (13.84%) Mentoring
11 471 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
12 408 (11.86%) Computer Science
13 403 (11.72%) BDD
14 374 (10.87%) SDET
15 345 (10.03%) Test Scripting
16 344 (10.00%) Full Stack Development
17 337 (9.80%) Manual Testing
18 283 (8.23%) Microservices
19 278 (8.08%) Artificial Intelligence
20 269 (7.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 968 (28.14%) Java
2 817 (23.75%) C#
3 810 (23.55%) JavaScript
4 796 (23.14%) Python
5 636 (18.49%) SQL
6 386 (11.22%) C++
7 342 (9.94%) C
8 259 (7.53%) TypeScript
9 162 (4.71%) PHP
10 131 (3.81%) Go
11 113 (3.28%) Bash
12 99 (2.88%) Scala
13 94 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 91 (2.65%) Ruby
15 86 (2.50%) Objective-C
16 77 (2.24%) ES6
17 76 (2.21%) Groovy
18 67 (1.95%) Embedded C
19 58 (1.69%) Shell Script
20 48 (1.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 602 (17.50%) Degree
2 336 (9.77%) ISTQB
3 220 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 183 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 166 (4.83%) ISEB
6 137 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 137 (3.98%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
8 36 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (0.93%) OCP
10 31 (0.90%) Master's Degree
11 23 (0.67%) HNC
12 21 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 20 (0.58%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.58%) DV Cleared
13 20 (0.58%) MCSE
14 16 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.44%) SAS Certification
16 14 (0.41%) CCNA
16 14 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 962 (27.97%) QA
2 130 (3.78%) Accessibility
3 38 (1.10%) SLA
4 34 (0.99%) ISO 26262
5 21 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.47%) MISRA
7 14 (0.41%) GDPR
8 11 (0.32%) ISO 13485
9 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.26%) PMO
9 9 (0.26%) WCAG
10 8 (0.23%) GLP
11 7 (0.20%) GMP
11 7 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
11 7 (0.20%) GxP
11 7 (0.20%) IEC 62304
12 6 (0.17%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 340 (9.88%) Docker
2 137 (3.98%) Firmware
3 80 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (1.60%) HDFS
5 45 (1.31%) Active Directory
6 21 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 18 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.26%) KVM
10 9 (0.26%) Xen
11 3 (0.087%) Ceph
11 3 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.087%) NFS
11 3 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.087%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 298 (8.66%) Kubernetes
2 126 (3.66%) Terraform
3 113 (3.28%) Ansible
4 48 (1.40%) Puppet
5 46 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (0.76%) HP ALM
8 23 (0.67%) Grafana
9 17 (0.49%) Kibana
9 17 (0.49%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.47%) SCCM
11 14 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.38%) Graylog
13 12 (0.35%) Rancher
14 9 (0.26%) Control-M
14 9 (0.26%) logstash
15 7 (0.20%) Salt
16 6 (0.17%) Kustomize
17 5 (0.15%) Packer
18 3 (0.087%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 385 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 216 (6.28%) Oracle
3 149 (4.33%) Google
4 104 (3.02%) VMware
5 66 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 64 (1.86%) HP
7 51 (1.48%) IBM
8 46 (1.34%) SAP
8 46 (1.34%) Talend
9 41 (1.19%) MuleSoft
10 40 (1.16%) Informatica
11 37 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (1.02%) Okta
13 19 (0.55%) Xamarin
14 18 (0.52%) Bloomberg
15 17 (0.49%) JD Edwards
16 16 (0.47%) Cognizant
17 14 (0.41%) LexisNexis
17 14 (0.41%) Murex
17 14 (0.41%) ServiceNow