Test Assurance
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Test Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Assurance over the 6 months to 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 782 1000 1029
Rank change year-on-year +218 +29 -206
Permanent jobs citing Test Assurance 56 33 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.030% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.031% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 29
10th Percentile £38,500 £37,250 £34,850
25th Percentile £51,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £40,821 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +71.48% -9.29% +11.80%
75th Percentile £79,500 £55,000 £57,604
90th Percentile £84,300 £58,750 £62,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.46% -10.00% +16.71%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Test Assurance 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,159 106,312 135,286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.20% 95.60% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53,246 63,311 81,825
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,639 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +9.47%

Test Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Test Assurance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Assurance in the UK

Test Assurance
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Assurance.

Salary trend for Test Assurance in the UK

Test Assurance
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Assurance over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Test Assurance in the UK

Test Assurance
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Assurance within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 2024. 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 +213 49 £74,000 +81.28% 3
UK excluding London +106 47 £50,000 +23.46% 1
Work from Home +165 32 £70,000 +71.48%
South East +84 27 - -
South West +41 17 £70,000 +75.00%
Midlands +67 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
London +183 3 £78,000 +20.00% 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £30,000 -

Test Assurance
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) Confluence
1 1 (1.79%) nginx
1 1 (1.79%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP EWM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP GTS
1 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.79%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Azure
2 2 (3.57%) AWS
3 1 (1.79%) AWS CodeCommit
3 1 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) 5G
1 22 (39.29%) SD-WAN
1 22 (39.29%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) Broadband
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Apache Ignite
1 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) Selenium
2 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
3 8 (14.29%) LabVIEW
3 8 (14.29%) TestRail
4 4 (7.14%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) JIRA
5 1 (1.79%) Postman
General
1 31 (55.36%) Aerospace
2 24 (42.86%) Finance
3 23 (41.07%) Retail
4 15 (26.79%) Social Skills
5 12 (21.43%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (16.07%) Marketing
6 9 (16.07%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.79%) French Language
7 1 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Law
7 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Automation Tester
1 18 (32.14%) Tester
2 10 (17.86%) Senior
3 9 (16.07%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Python Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Python Software Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Software Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Graduate
4 8 (14.29%) Product Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) RF Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Lead
7 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) EDI
2 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.79%) Java EE
2 1 (1.79%) Kafka
2 1 (1.79%) OAuth
2 1 (1.79%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.79%) OpenID
2 1 (1.79%) React
2 1 (1.79%) SAML
2 1 (1.79%) Spring
2 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) GNSS
2 8 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.79%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.79%) Distributed Systems
3 1 (1.79%) Insider Threat
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 13 (23.21%) Windows
3 8 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 36 (64.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 30 (53.57%) Agile
4 27 (48.21%) Actionable Insight
5 23 (41.07%) B2B
5 23 (41.07%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (26.79%) Coaching
6 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
6 15 (26.79%) Project Management
7 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 14 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 14 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
7 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 13 (23.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 10 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (17.86%) SDLC
9 10 (17.86%) Test Management
10 9 (16.07%) Multithreading
10 9 (16.07%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Python
2 9 (16.07%) Bash
2 9 (16.07%) C++
2 9 (16.07%) Perl
3 8 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 7 (12.50%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.07%) DV Cleared
3 22 (39.29%) Degree
4 8 (14.29%) HND
4 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (53.57%) QA
2 9 (16.07%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.79%) BiZZdesign
2 1 (1.79%) BT
2 1 (1.79%) Computacenter
2 1 (1.79%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) SAP