Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 248 241
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2261 2672 3072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.40% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.57% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1876 2173 2567
UK median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 162377 170041 191608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.40% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 128248 141329 157803
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -35 2034 £40,000 +1.27% 140
UK excluding London +7 1714 £35,875 +2.50% 113
London -102 513 £52,500 +5.00% 35
South East -26 461 £36,625 -8.44% 16
North of England -36 411 £35,000 - 36
Midlands +24 251 £37,500 +7.14% 11
South West +21 208 £39,250 +20.77% 24
East of England +12 199 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Yorkshire -30 185 £35,000 -6.67% 18
North West -39 181 £35,000 +6.06% 16
West Midlands +1 175 £40,000 +17.65% 7
Scotland +53 165 £32,000 -8.57% 8
East Midlands +40 75 £36,250 +3.57% 4
North East +40 45 £35,000 - 2
Wales +5 20 £27,500 -9.84% 1
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -25 1 £40,000 -4.76%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1316 (58.20%) Test Automation
2 1113 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 834 (36.89%) QA
4 666 (29.46%) Selenium
5 649 (28.70%) Degree
6 591 (26.14%) SQL
7 559 (24.72%) Java
8 497 (21.98%) C#
9 495 (21.89%) ISTQB
10 474 (20.96%) ISEB
10 474 (20.96%) Finance
11 438 (19.37%) Test Scripting
12 387 (17.12%) Scrum
13 365 (16.14%) Test Strategy
14 357 (15.79%) Manual Testing
15 342 (15.13%) Cucumber
16 340 (15.04%) SDLC
17 330 (14.60%) Windows
18 328 (14.51%) JIRA
19 323 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
20 310 (13.71%) Python
20 310 (13.71%) BDD
21 297 (13.14%) Microsoft
22 291 (12.87%) Computer Science
23 286 (12.65%) Regression Testing
24 284 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
25 281 (12.43%) .NET
26 268 (11.85%) Software Engineering
27 265 (11.72%) C++
28 249 (11.01%) Linux

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 85 (3.76%) Confluence
2 33 (1.46%) Apache
3 28 (1.24%) IIS
4 19 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.53%) CMS
7 11 (0.49%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.40%) JBoss
9 7 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.27%) nginx
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.18%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.088%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.088%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.088%) Umbraco
Applications
1 74 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.044%) Mingle
7 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.044%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.31%) Postilion
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.088%) FastStats
4 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.044%) Magento
5 1 (0.044%) Primavera
5 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.044%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.044%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.30%) SaaS
4 39 (1.72%) GitHub
5 28 (1.24%) IaaS
6 24 (1.06%) Slack
7 18 (0.80%) Office 365
8 17 (0.75%) G Suite
9 15 (0.66%) PaaS
10 11 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.27%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
15 5 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.18%) Yammer
17 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.13%) Tricentis Tosca
18 2 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.72%) HTTP
2 21 (0.93%) Internet
3 20 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.66%) VoIP
5 14 (0.62%) SSL
6 13 (0.57%) Intranet
7 7 (0.31%) Wireless
8 5 (0.22%) ADSL
8 5 (0.22%) IMAP
8 5 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.22%) LAN
8 5 (0.22%) LDAP
8 5 (0.22%) SMTP
9 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.18%) SMS
9 4 (0.18%) WAN
9 4 (0.18%) WebEx
9 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.13%) Extranet
10 3 (0.13%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.41%) Big Data
3 74 (3.27%) MySQL
4 70 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.46%) GIS
7 30 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 20 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 18 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.75%) BODI
12 17 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
13 9 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.35%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.35%) SQLite
15 7 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 666 (29.46%) Selenium
2 342 (15.13%) Cucumber
3 328 (14.51%) JIRA
4 234 (10.35%) WebDriver
5 224 (9.91%) Jenkins
6 200 (8.85%) Git (software)
7 152 (6.72%) SoapUI
8 142 (6.28%) SpecFlow
9 130 (5.75%) HP UFT
10 127 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 107 (4.73%) Visual Studio
12 87 (3.85%) JMeter
13 77 (3.41%) JUnit
14 61 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (2.48%) TeamCity
16 53 (2.34%) Ranorex
17 50 (2.21%) LoadRunner
18 46 (2.03%) Appium
18 46 (2.03%) Bitbucket
19 44 (1.95%) Maven
General
1 474 (20.96%) Finance
2 157 (6.94%) Retail
3 92 (4.07%) Banking
4 85 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 58 (2.57%) Marketing
6 57 (2.52%) Games
7 52 (2.30%) Electronics
8 47 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.64%) Back Office
10 32 (1.42%) Military
11 28 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.19%) Retail Banking
13 25 (1.11%) Legal
14 22 (0.97%) Law
15 18 (0.80%) Advertising
15 18 (0.80%) Automotive
15 18 (0.80%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.35%) Front Office
17 8 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 595 (26.32%) Analyst
2 548 (24.24%) Tester
3 445 (19.68%) Test Analyst
4 321 (14.20%) Software Tester
5 297 (13.14%) Test Engineer
6 224 (9.91%) Developer
7 187 (8.27%) Automation Tester
8 163 (7.21%) QA Engineer
9 123 (5.44%) QA Analyst
10 121 (5.35%) Software Test Engineer
11 118 (5.22%) Graduate
12 116 (5.13%) Software Analyst
13 110 (4.87%) Software Engineer
14 104 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
15 97 (4.29%) Consultant
16 95 (4.20%) Test Leader
17 87 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
18 86 (3.80%) Senior Tester
19 83 (3.67%) Junior
20 82 (3.63%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (12.43%) .NET
2 203 (8.98%) XML
3 180 (7.96%) HTML
4 164 (7.25%) Web Services
5 154 (6.81%) SOAP
6 133 (5.88%) CSS
7 130 (5.75%) RESTful
8 127 (5.62%) Gherkin
9 110 (4.87%) REST
10 81 (3.58%) JSON
11 77 (3.41%) ASP.NET
12 63 (2.79%) AngularJS
13 47 (2.08%) Ajax
14 44 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (1.95%) Node.js
15 36 (1.59%) jQuery
16 35 (1.55%) WPF
17 34 (1.50%) .NET Framework
18 30 (1.33%) Middleware
19 29 (1.28%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 291 (12.87%) Computer Science
2 284 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.21%) Robotics
5 48 (2.12%) User Experience
6 36 (1.59%) Fintech
7 35 (1.55%) iPad
8 30 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 30 (1.33%) EPoS
9 28 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (0.84%) Derivative
12 19 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.80%) BBC
14 16 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.62%) Life Science
15 14 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
16 13 (0.57%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 330 (14.60%) Windows
2 249 (11.01%) Linux
3 90 (3.98%) Unix
4 55 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 49 (2.17%) Android
6 47 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 19 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.57%) Debian
13 8 (0.35%) Solaris
13 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.31%) VxWorks
15 6 (0.27%) CentOS
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.18%) Fedora
18 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1316 (58.20%) Test Automation
2 1113 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (19.37%) Test Scripting
4 387 (17.12%) Scrum
5 365 (16.14%) Test Strategy
6 357 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 340 (15.04%) SDLC
8 323 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 310 (13.71%) BDD
10 286 (12.65%) Regression Testing
11 268 (11.85%) Software Engineering
12 247 (10.92%) TDD
13 208 (9.20%) Functional Testing
14 205 (9.07%) Performance Testing
15 186 (8.23%) Scenario Testing
16 176 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
17 163 (7.21%) DevOps
18 161 (7.12%) Test Management
19 152 (6.72%) Mentoring
20 150 (6.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 591 (26.14%) SQL
2 559 (24.72%) Java
3 497 (21.98%) C#
4 310 (13.71%) Python
5 265 (11.72%) C++
6 227 (10.04%) JavaScript
7 166 (7.34%) C
8 140 (6.19%) Ruby
9 80 (3.54%) Perl
10 79 (3.49%) T-SQL
11 76 (3.36%) PHP
12 56 (2.48%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.81%) VB
14 37 (1.64%) VB.NET
15 34 (1.50%) Scala
16 32 (1.42%) VBScript
17 31 (1.37%) Groovy
18 29 (1.28%) Shell Script
19 24 (1.06%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 649 (28.70%) Degree
2 495 (21.89%) ISTQB
3 474 (20.96%) ISEB
4 245 (10.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 110 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 85 (3.76%) Security Cleared
7 56 (2.48%) Numerate Degree
8 38 (1.68%) SC Cleared
9 33 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
11 18 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.49%) PhD
13 10 (0.44%) SAP Certification
14 9 (0.40%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.35%) HNC
16 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.27%) CCNA
17 6 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 834 (36.89%) QA
2 8 (0.35%) SLA
3 7 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 20022
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.22%) MIL-STD-1553
4 5 (0.22%) PMO
5 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.13%) HL7
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.13%) MiFID
7 2 (0.088%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.088%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.088%) JTAG
7 2 (0.088%) MISRA
7 2 (0.088%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 71 (3.14%) Docker
2 38 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.80%) Firmware
4 17 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.31%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.044%) LXC
8 1 (0.044%) Varnish
8 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (3.58%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (2.08%) Puppet
3 32 (1.42%) Ansible
4 23 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.62%) rkt
7 13 (0.57%) CA Service Virtualization
8 11 (0.49%) Marathon
8 11 (0.49%) Mesos
9 7 (0.31%) Nagios
10 6 (0.27%) Kibana
10 6 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.22%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.18%) Rancher
13 3 (0.13%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.088%) Icinga
14 2 (0.088%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 297 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 147 (6.50%) Oracle
3 127 (5.62%) HP
4 48 (2.12%) SAP
5 40 (1.77%) VMware
6 38 (1.68%) Virgin Media
7 33 (1.46%) Google
8 26 (1.15%) Cognizant
9 24 (1.06%) Informatica
10 21 (0.93%) Cognos
11 20 (0.88%) IBM
12 19 (0.84%) Telerik
13 17 (0.75%) CA
13 17 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
13 17 (0.75%) Teradata
14 15 (0.66%) Capita
14 15 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.66%) Zend
15 14 (0.62%) TOWER Software
16 12 (0.53%) Siebel