Period
to 23 June 2018

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 6 months to 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SmartBear Software TestComplete
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1100 1121 1207
Rank change year-on-year +21 +86 +64
Permanent jobs citing TestComplete 86 68 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.039% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 70 62 50
UK median annual salary £41,000 £32,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.15% -20.73% +2.50%
10th Percentile £29,750 £20,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,125 £57,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -12.50%

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36,060 34,844 36,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 20.14% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29,269 29,002 31,087
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

TestComplete
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TestComplete as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TestComplete in the UK

TestComplete
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

TestComplete
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TestComplete over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for TestComplete in the UK

TestComplete
Top 12 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 6 months to 23 June 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 +26 78 £42,000 +29.23% 8
UK excluding London +9 64 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North of England +18 25 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Yorkshire +27 22 £40,000 +23.08% 2
London +7 22 £55,000 +69.23% 3
South East +17 16 £30,000 +5.26% 1
South West - 10 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -22 8 £35,000 -12.50%
East of England -3 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West +4 3 £42,000 +15.86%
West Midlands +10 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Midlands -7 1 £40,000 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT jobs citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete.

1 80 (93.02%) Test Automation
2 58 (67.44%) QA
3 57 (66.28%) Selenium
4 51 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (40.70%) C#
5 35 (40.70%) SQL
6 30 (34.88%) ISTQB
7 24 (27.91%) .NET
8 22 (25.58%) ISEB
8 22 (25.58%) LoadRunner
9 21 (24.42%) JMeter
9 21 (24.42%) Performance Testing
10 20 (23.26%) Regression Testing
11 19 (22.09%) WebDriver
11 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
11 19 (22.09%) DevOps
12 18 (20.93%) HP UFT
12 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 18 (20.93%) Manual Testing
13 16 (18.60%) Test Scripting
13 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (18.60%) Java
13 16 (18.60%) Scenario Testing
14 15 (17.44%) NeoLoad
14 15 (17.44%) LoadUI
14 15 (17.44%) Cucumber
14 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
14 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
14 15 (17.44%) HP
14 15 (17.44%) Finance

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 8 (9.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.98%) Slack
3 5 (5.81%) GitHub
4 4 (4.65%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (66.28%) Selenium
2 22 (25.58%) LoadRunner
3 21 (24.42%) JMeter
4 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
4 19 (22.09%) WebDriver
5 18 (20.93%) HP UFT
6 15 (17.44%) Cucumber
6 15 (17.44%) LoadUI
6 15 (17.44%) NeoLoad
6 15 (17.44%) WebLOAD
7 14 (16.28%) SoapUI
8 11 (12.79%) GitLab
9 10 (11.63%) JIRA
10 9 (10.47%) Bugzilla
10 9 (10.47%) SpecFlow
11 8 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
12 7 (8.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (8.14%) Gatling
13 6 (6.98%) The Grinder
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Retail
3 10 (11.63%) Advertising
3 10 (11.63%) Banking
4 6 (6.98%) Legal
5 5 (5.81%) Marketing
6 2 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (37.21%) Tester
2 31 (36.05%) Test Engineer
3 30 (34.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 26 (30.23%) Automation Tester
5 15 (17.44%) Analyst
5 15 (17.44%) Performance Engineer
5 15 (17.44%) Performance Test Engineer
5 15 (17.44%) Performance Tester
6 14 (16.28%) Test Analyst
7 12 (13.95%) Consultant
8 11 (12.79%) Test Consultant
9 10 (11.63%) QA Engineer
10 9 (10.47%) Product Consultant
10 9 (10.47%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (8.14%) Senior Tester
12 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Tester
12 6 (6.98%) Software Tester
12 6 (6.98%) Test Manager
13 5 (5.81%) Senior Automation Tester
13 5 (5.81%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) .NET
2 10 (11.63%) REST
3 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.47%) Gherkin
3 9 (10.47%) SOAP
3 9 (10.47%) Web Services
4 7 (8.14%) WPF
5 6 (6.98%) Nightwatchjs
6 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (3.49%) WinForms
9 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.16%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.16%) HTML
10 1 (1.16%) HTML5
10 1 (1.16%) JSON
10 1 (1.16%) QuickFIX
10 1 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Equities
1 7 (8.14%) Fixed Income
1 7 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (6.98%) Fintech
2 6 (6.98%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Derivative
3 5 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.65%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Android
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (93.02%) Test Automation
2 51 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (24.42%) Performance Testing
4 20 (23.26%) Regression Testing
5 19 (22.09%) DevOps
6 18 (20.93%) Manual Testing
7 16 (18.60%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (18.60%) Test Scripting
7 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
9 14 (16.28%) BDD
9 14 (16.28%) TDD
10 13 (15.12%) Scrum
11 12 (13.95%) SDLC
12 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
13 10 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (11.63%) Defect Management
13 10 (11.63%) SDET
14 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (9.30%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) C#
1 35 (40.70%) SQL
2 16 (18.60%) Java
3 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
4 12 (13.95%) VB.NET
5 8 (9.30%) Python
6 7 (8.14%) Groovy
7 6 (6.98%) C++
7 6 (6.98%) Ruby
8 4 (4.65%) COBOL
8 4 (4.65%) Pascal
9 1 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) ISTQB
2 22 (25.58%) ISEB
3 14 (16.28%) Degree
4 13 (15.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (67.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Kubernetes
1 6 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (6.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) HP
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.79%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) CA
4 6 (6.98%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (6.98%) Google
4 6 (6.98%) IBM
4 6 (6.98%) Micro Focus
5 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.65%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Perforce
6 1 (1.16%) VMware