The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for TestComplete skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited TestComplete over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SmartBear Software TestComplete
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 891 952
Rank change year-on-year +58 +61  
Permanent jobs citing TestComplete 39 33 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 34 30 18
Median salary £35,000 £49,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.29% +23.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £32,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  

TestComplete is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18451 17538 18538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.07% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15209 15206 15549
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TestComplete as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for TestComplete in the UK

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Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TestComplete.

Salary trend for TestComplete in the UK

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Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TestComplete over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for TestComplete in the UK

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Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +59 37 £35,000 -17.64% 1
London +27 16 £32,500 -50.00%
Yorkshire - 8 £21,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
South East +57 4 £46,750 +10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £45,000 -
Manchester -20 3 £37,500 -31.81%
North West -39 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Harrogate - 3 £21,500 -
Leeds - 3 £21,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £21,500 -
City of London +28 2 £52,500 -19.23%
East of England +7 2 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £40,000 -
Scotland - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 -
Surrey - 2 £28,500 - 1
Stockport - 2 £36,250 -
Cambridge - 2 £40,000 -
Fareham - 2 £65,000 -
Reigate - 2 £28,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete.

1 55 (80.88%) Test Automation
2 51 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (60.29%) SQL Server
4 38 (55.88%) SDLC
5 37 (54.41%) C#
6 34 (50.00%) QA
7 29 (42.65%) SQL
8 28 (41.18%) Regression Testing
9 27 (39.71%) Scrum
10 26 (38.24%) VB
10 26 (38.24%) .NET
10 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (33.82%) Software Testing
12 21 (30.88%) TDD
12 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
13 20 (29.41%) SpecFlow
14 19 (27.94%) Gherkin
14 19 (27.94%) Visual Studio
14 19 (27.94%) JIRA
14 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
15 18 (26.47%) Selenium
15 18 (26.47%) VBScript
15 18 (26.47%) JMeter
16 17 (25.00%) Client/Server
17 16 (23.53%) Subversion
18 15 (22.06%) ISEB
19 14 (20.59%) Finance
19 14 (20.59%) BDD
20 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
20 13 (19.12%) Oracle

TestComplete
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 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.88%) Campfire
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) GitHub
2 4 (5.88%) Asana
2 4 (5.88%) Slack
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (60.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) MySQL
3 8 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) SpecFlow
2 19 (27.94%) JIRA
2 19 (27.94%) Visual Studio
3 18 (26.47%) JMeter
3 18 (26.47%) Selenium
4 16 (23.53%) Subversion
5 11 (16.18%) CruiseControl
6 9 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (13.24%) TestRail
7 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 8 (11.76%) HP UFT
7 8 (11.76%) MSBuild
7 8 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (11.76%) YouTrack
8 7 (10.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (8.82%) WATIR
10 4 (5.88%) Artifactory
10 4 (5.88%) Calabash
10 4 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
2 7 (10.29%) Investment Banking
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Tester
2 23 (33.82%) Analyst
2 23 (33.82%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) QA Tester
4 15 (22.06%) Automation Tester
5 9 (13.24%) Manual Tester
5 9 (13.24%) QA Manual Tester
5 9 (13.24%) Software Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Software Test Analyst
6 8 (11.76%) Developer
6 8 (11.76%) VB Developer
6 8 (11.76%) VB6 Developer
7 7 (10.29%) QA Automation Tester
8 6 (8.82%) Software Tester
9 5 (7.35%) Technical Tester
10 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.24%) .NET
2 19 (27.94%) Gherkin
3 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
3 9 (13.24%) React
4 8 (11.76%) ActiveX
4 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 7 (10.29%) .NET Compact Framework
6 5 (7.35%) Web Services
7 3 (4.41%) JSON
8 2 (2.94%) REST
8 2 (2.94%) XML
9 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (11.76%) iPad
4 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.88%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (80.88%) Test Automation
2 51 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (55.88%) SDLC
4 28 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 27 (39.71%) Scrum
6 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (33.82%) Software Testing
8 21 (30.88%) TDD
9 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.59%) BDD
11 12 (17.65%) Manual Testing
12 11 (16.18%) OO
12 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
13 10 (14.71%) Waterfall
14 9 (13.24%) Defect Management
14 9 (13.24%) Test Planning
14 9 (13.24%) Usability Testing
14 9 (13.24%) User Stories
15 8 (11.76%) Project Management
15 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (54.41%) C#
2 29 (42.65%) SQL
3 26 (38.24%) VB
4 18 (26.47%) VBScript
5 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
7 8 (11.76%) VB6
8 6 (8.82%) Python
9 5 (7.35%) Ruby
10 4 (5.88%) Java
11 2 (2.94%) Perl
11 2 (2.94%) PHP
11 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) ISEB
2 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (10.29%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) Oracle
3 10 (14.71%) TOWER Software
4 9 (13.24%) Atlassian
5 6 (8.82%) Telerik
6 4 (5.88%) AppDynamics
6 4 (5.88%) Splunk
7 2 (2.94%) HP
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