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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 127 127 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2,264 1,185 192
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.04% 2.86% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.99% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,239 887 163
10th Percentile £32,327 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £74,375
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,178 39,656 8,149
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.85% 95.56% 92.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42,953 29,747 7,050
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £34,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,189 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.43% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Software Testing
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Software Testing trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Testing
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Software Testing.

Software Testing salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Testing
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Software Testing over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Software Testing salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Software Testing job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1,444 (63.78%) Agile
2 1,424 (62.90%) Test Automation
3 846 (37.37%) QA
4 675 (29.81%) Social Skills
5 642 (28.36%) Software Engineering
6 636 (28.09%) Java
7 600 (26.50%) SQL
8 587 (25.93%) CI/CD
9 541 (23.90%) DevOps
10 532 (23.50%) C#
11 526 (23.23%) JavaScript
12 518 (22.88%) Python
13 515 (22.75%) AWS
14 501 (22.13%) Scrum
15 486 (21.47%) Problem-Solving
16 473 (20.89%) Selenium
17 470 (20.76%) Finance
18 448 (19.79%) JIRA
19 442 (19.52%) Degree
20 399 (17.62%) SDLC
21 368 (16.25%) Manual Testing
22 352 (15.55%) TDD
23 351 (15.50%) Git (software)
24 348 (15.37%) Computer Science
25 330 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
26 327 (14.44%) Azure
27 322 (14.22%) BDD
28 320 (14.13%) Mentoring
29 315 (13.91%) Jenkins
30 291 (12.85%) SDET

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 194 (8.57%) Confluence
2 32 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
4 19 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (0.80%) IBM Domino
6 14 (0.62%) Apache Pulsar
7 11 (0.49%) CMS
8 8 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.27%) Ethereum
10 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.27%) WordPress
11 4 (0.18%) Apache
11 4 (0.18%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.13%) Moodle
12 3 (0.13%) nginx
12 3 (0.13%) SAS
12 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.088%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.62%) Sketch
5 10 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.44%) Zeplin
6 7 (0.31%) Maple
7 6 (0.27%) SketchUp
8 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.18%) Maya
9 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.088%) Blender
10 2 (0.088%) Revit
11 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.49%) Shopify
2 8 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.044%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.044%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.044%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.044%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.044%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.044%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 515 (22.75%) AWS
2 327 (14.44%) Azure
3 164 (7.24%) SaaS
4 132 (5.83%) Azure DevOps
4 132 (5.83%) GitHub
5 121 (5.34%) GCP
6 94 (4.15%) Serverless
7 67 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
8 52 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (2.03%) BrowserStack
10 43 (1.90%) Heroku
11 41 (1.81%) PaaS
12 38 (1.68%) Amazon S3
12 38 (1.68%) Sauce Labs
13 33 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
13 33 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (1.33%) IaaS
15 28 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
15 28 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (1.19%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.22%) HTTP
2 60 (2.65%) Broadband
3 37 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.28%) Network Security
5 24 (1.06%) Internet
6 19 (0.84%) IPv4
7 18 (0.80%) 5G
8 16 (0.71%) IPv6
8 16 (0.71%) Modbus
8 16 (0.71%) RS-422
8 16 (0.71%) RS-485
9 15 (0.66%) Wireshark
10 14 (0.62%) 4G
10 14 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (0.57%) DHCP
12 12 (0.53%) IMAP
12 12 (0.53%) SSL
12 12 (0.53%) tcpdump
13 10 (0.44%) RS-232
14 9 (0.40%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 151 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 128 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 53 (2.34%) Big Data
6 49 (2.16%) MySQL
7 39 (1.72%) Redis
8 32 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 30 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
10 28 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (0.84%) Power BI
15 15 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.62%) Data Vault
16 14 (0.62%) Flink
17 13 (0.57%) DB2
17 13 (0.57%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 473 (20.89%) Selenium
2 448 (19.79%) JIRA
3 351 (15.50%) Git (software)
4 315 (13.91%) Jenkins
5 220 (9.72%) Cucumber
6 174 (7.69%) Postman
7 161 (7.11%) SpecFlow
8 129 (5.70%) Cypress.io
9 125 (5.52%) JUnit
10 111 (4.90%) WebDriver
11 110 (4.86%) Appium
12 94 (4.15%) GitLab
13 88 (3.89%) JMeter
14 59 (2.61%) CircleCI
15 54 (2.39%) TeamCity
15 54 (2.39%) Visual Studio
16 50 (2.21%) Jasmine
17 49 (2.16%) TestNG
18 46 (2.03%) REST Assured
18 46 (2.03%) Zephyr
General
1 675 (29.81%) Social Skills
2 470 (20.76%) Finance
3 282 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
4 237 (10.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 176 (7.77%) Public Sector
6 154 (6.80%) Games
7 120 (5.30%) Electronics
8 97 (4.28%) Retail
9 88 (3.89%) Banking
9 88 (3.89%) Organisational Skills
10 77 (3.40%) Telecoms
11 75 (3.31%) Law
12 69 (3.05%) Marketing
13 54 (2.39%) Legal
14 48 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
15 42 (1.86%) Influencing Skills
16 37 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
17 36 (1.59%) Manufacturing
18 35 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (1.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 420 (18.55%) Developer
2 335 (14.80%) Test Engineer
3 325 (14.36%) Software Engineer
4 289 (12.77%) Tester
5 255 (11.26%) Analyst
6 202 (8.92%) Software Test Engineer
7 198 (8.75%) Software Developer
8 195 (8.61%) Software Tester
9 184 (8.13%) QA Engineer
10 166 (7.33%) Test Analyst
11 132 (5.83%) Senior Developer
12 131 (5.79%) Developer in Test
13 104 (4.59%) Automation Tester
14 96 (4.24%) Graduate
15 71 (3.14%) Java Developer
16 67 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
17 66 (2.92%) Senior Software Engineer
18 63 (2.78%) Senior Software Developer
19 58 (2.56%) Junior
19 58 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (10.42%) .NET
2 213 (9.41%) REST
3 187 (8.26%) React
4 174 (7.69%) HTML
5 170 (7.51%) CSS
6 128 (5.65%) Node.js
7 124 (5.48%) RESTful
8 105 (4.64%) JSON
9 102 (4.51%) Web Services
10 100 (4.42%) AngularJS
11 98 (4.33%) Spring
12 93 (4.11%) Kafka
13 76 (3.36%) SOAP
14 74 (3.27%) Gherkin
15 65 (2.87%) Vue.js
16 61 (2.69%) XML
17 55 (2.43%) Django
18 47 (2.08%) .NET Core
18 47 (2.08%) Spring Boot
19 44 (1.94%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
2 145 (6.40%) User Experience
3 136 (6.01%) Mobile App
4 99 (4.37%) Virtual Team
5 74 (3.27%) Algorithms
6 67 (2.96%) Cloud Native
7 58 (2.56%) Sports Betting
8 54 (2.39%) Cyberattack
9 49 (2.16%) IoT
10 42 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
11 41 (1.81%) Management Information System
12 39 (1.72%) Social Media
13 37 (1.63%) Legacy Systems
14 36 (1.59%) Blog
14 36 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
15 35 (1.55%) Blockchain
16 34 (1.50%) NHS
17 32 (1.41%) Life Science
18 31 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
19 24 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 241 (10.64%) Linux
2 189 (8.35%) Windows
3 90 (3.98%) Android
4 76 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 38 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.63%) Unix
7 10 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.22%) AIX
10 4 (0.18%) VMS
11 3 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.088%) MVS
12 2 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.088%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.088%) zOS
13 1 (0.044%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,444 (63.78%) Agile
2 1,424 (62.90%) Test Automation
3 642 (28.36%) Software Engineering
4 587 (25.93%) CI/CD
5 541 (23.90%) DevOps
6 501 (22.13%) Scrum
7 486 (21.47%) Problem-Solving
8 399 (17.62%) SDLC
9 368 (16.25%) Manual Testing
10 352 (15.55%) TDD
11 348 (15.37%) Computer Science
12 330 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
13 322 (14.22%) BDD
14 320 (14.13%) Mentoring
15 291 (12.85%) SDET
16 252 (11.13%) Test Strategy
17 223 (9.85%) Unit Testing
18 216 (9.54%) Test Scripting
19 194 (8.57%) API Testing
20 190 (8.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 636 (28.09%) Java
2 600 (26.50%) SQL
3 532 (23.50%) C#
4 526 (23.23%) JavaScript
5 518 (22.88%) Python
6 219 (9.67%) TypeScript
7 166 (7.33%) C
8 153 (6.76%) C++
9 92 (4.06%) Bash
10 83 (3.67%) Ruby
11 78 (3.45%) Scala
12 76 (3.36%) PowerShell
13 58 (2.56%) Go
14 49 (2.16%) PHP
15 43 (1.90%) Kotlin
16 41 (1.81%) ES6
17 34 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 33 (1.46%) Objective-C
19 25 (1.10%) Groovy
20 22 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 442 (19.52%) Degree
2 222 (9.81%) ISTQB
3 126 (5.57%) Security Cleared
4 120 (5.30%) ISEB
5 113 (4.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 101 (4.46%) SC Cleared
7 96 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 40 (1.77%) Master's Degree
9 33 (1.46%) AWS Certification
10 28 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
11 19 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 16 (0.71%) Azure Certification
13 15 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 13 (0.57%) PhD
15 11 (0.49%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.35%) PMI Certification
18 7 (0.31%) PMP
19 6 (0.27%) CISSP
20 5 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 846 (37.37%) QA
2 67 (2.96%) Accessibility
3 13 (0.57%) GDPR
4 12 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.44%) SLA
6 9 (0.40%) PMO
7 8 (0.35%) NIST
8 6 (0.27%) WCAG
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) HL7
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.13%) NCSC
11 2 (0.088%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.088%) GxP
11 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 279 (12.32%) Docker
2 41 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.97%) Firmware
5 19 (0.84%) Embedded Firmware
6 14 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.57%) Active Directory
7 13 (0.57%) KVM
8 10 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.35%) Xen
10 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.088%) IAG
13 1 (0.044%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.044%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 201 (8.88%) Kubernetes
2 145 (6.40%) Terraform
3 66 (2.92%) Ansible
4 21 (0.93%) Grafana
4 21 (0.93%) SCCM
5 18 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.80%) Puppet
6 17 (0.75%) Panaseer
7 16 (0.71%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.57%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.35%) logstash
10 6 (0.27%) Marathon
10 6 (0.27%) Mesos
11 5 (0.22%) Kibana
12 3 (0.13%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.13%) Packer
12 3 (0.13%) Rancher
12 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.088%) systemd
Vendors
1 253 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.37%) Oracle
3 75 (3.31%) Google
4 50 (2.21%) VMware
5 49 (2.16%) Atlassian
6 41 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (0.97%) SAP
8 20 (0.88%) HP
8 20 (0.88%) New Relic
9 18 (0.80%) Cisco
10 17 (0.75%) Perforce
10 17 (0.75%) YouTube
11 15 (0.66%) Virgin Media
12 14 (0.62%) Apple
12 14 (0.62%) BT
12 14 (0.62%) Cognos
12 14 (0.62%) Netezza
12 14 (0.62%) PagerDuty
13 7 (0.31%) Freshdesk
13 7 (0.31%) Xamarin