The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 546 607 585
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 387 344 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 373 336 378
Median salary £33,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Software Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
88322 99835 108668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.39% 96.49% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 75297 83205 89755
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the England region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in England

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in England

Software Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Midlands +12 73 £32,500 +12.06% 4
South East +46 60 £32,500 -1.51% 10
London +9 59 £37,500 -10.71% 5
South West +35 47 £33,000 +26.92% 4
East of England +28 47 £35,000 +9.37% 3
Yorkshire +40 41 £32,500 +8.33% 1
North West +19 38 £32,500 +5.69% 12
East Midlands +15 21 £32,500 +8.33% 3
North East -4 1 £32,500 +22.64% 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 332 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (44.88%) QA
3 320 (43.66%) Software Testing
4 250 (34.11%) Selenium
5 233 (31.79%) SQL
6 209 (28.51%) Automated Testing
6 209 (28.51%) Test Scripting
7 193 (26.33%) ISEB
8 187 (25.51%) Manual Testing
9 176 (24.01%) ISTQB
10 163 (22.24%) C#
11 147 (20.05%) Java
12 134 (18.28%) Microsoft
13 133 (18.14%) Scrum
14 132 (18.01%) Automation Testing
15 124 (16.92%) Windows
15 124 (16.92%) SDLC
15 124 (16.92%) Test Automation
16 122 (16.64%) Degree
17 118 (16.10%) Finance
18 114 (15.55%) .NET
19 110 (15.01%) JIRA
20 105 (14.32%) SQL Server
21 98 (13.37%) JavaScript
22 93 (12.69%) User Acceptance Testing
23 80 (10.91%) BDD
24 77 (10.50%) Regression Testing
25 72 (9.82%) HTML
25 72 (9.82%) Cucumber
26 71 (9.69%) Performance Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 11 (1.50%) IIS
2 5 (0.68%) CMS
2 5 (0.68%) Confluence
2 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.14%) JBoss
3 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (1.64%) MultiFonds
1 12 (1.64%) Sonata
2 8 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.82%) SaaS
3 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.32%) HTTP
2 11 (1.50%) SAN
2 11 (1.50%) Wireshark
3 10 (1.36%) IMAP
3 10 (1.36%) NAS
3 10 (1.36%) SMTP
3 10 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.23%) LAN
4 9 (1.23%) WAN
5 6 (0.82%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.55%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) Firewall
7 1 (0.14%) Internet
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.05%) MySQL
3 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.36%) MS Access
7 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.27%) Big Data
11 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.27%) DB2
11 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 250 (34.11%) Selenium
2 110 (15.01%) JIRA
3 72 (9.82%) Cucumber
4 68 (9.28%) WebDriver
5 61 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (5.05%) SoapUI
7 36 (4.91%) HP UFT
8 32 (4.37%) JMeter
9 30 (4.09%) Jenkins
10 28 (3.82%) JUnit
11 26 (3.55%) Git (software)
12 25 (3.41%) SpecFlow
13 21 (2.86%) Bugzilla
14 17 (2.32%) LoadRunner
14 17 (2.32%) Visual Studio
15 15 (2.05%) NUnit
16 14 (1.91%) FitNesse
16 14 (1.91%) Subversion
17 12 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
18 11 (1.50%) WebLOAD
General
1 118 (16.10%) Finance
2 29 (3.96%) Games
3 25 (3.41%) Marketing
4 24 (3.27%) Retail
4 24 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.59%) Banking
6 14 (1.91%) Electronics
7 13 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.82%) Legal
9 4 (0.55%) Publishing
10 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (15.55%) .NET
2 72 (9.82%) HTML
3 66 (9.00%) Web Services
4 57 (7.78%) XML
5 29 (3.96%) CSS
6 25 (3.41%) SOAP
7 17 (2.32%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.18%) REST
9 12 (1.64%) jQuery
10 10 (1.36%) LAMP
10 10 (1.36%) MAPI
11 9 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.09%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.95%) DHTML
14 6 (0.82%) JDBC
14 6 (0.82%) Spring
14 6 (0.82%) WCF
15 5 (0.68%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.68%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.96%) Mobile App
2 50 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.73%) iPad
5 18 (2.46%) User Experience
6 14 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.91%) Online Games
7 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.50%) Digital Media
10 9 (1.23%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.95%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.82%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.82%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.68%) iSeries
14 4 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.55%) EPoS
14 4 (0.55%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.55%) Social Media
15 3 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (16.92%) Windows
2 58 (7.91%) Linux
3 37 (5.05%) Android
4 33 (4.50%) Unix
5 32 (4.37%) Apple iOS
6 26 (3.55%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.64%) CentOS
8 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.23%) Windows Vista
9 9 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.82%) Solaris
12 5 (0.68%) AIX
12 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (43.66%) Software Testing
3 209 (28.51%) Automated Testing
3 209 (28.51%) Test Scripting
4 187 (25.51%) Manual Testing
5 133 (18.14%) Scrum
6 132 (18.01%) Automation Testing
7 124 (16.92%) SDLC
7 124 (16.92%) Test Automation
8 93 (12.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 80 (10.91%) BDD
10 77 (10.50%) Regression Testing
11 71 (9.69%) Performance Testing
12 70 (9.55%) Functional Testing
13 67 (9.14%) TDD
14 62 (8.46%) System Testing
15 52 (7.09%) Defect Management
16 46 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (6.14%) Software Engineering
18 41 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 233 (31.79%) SQL
2 163 (22.24%) C#
3 147 (20.05%) Java
4 98 (13.37%) JavaScript
5 66 (9.00%) Python
6 38 (5.18%) C++
7 35 (4.77%) Ruby
8 27 (3.68%) PHP
9 17 (2.32%) Perl
10 14 (1.91%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.77%) C
11 13 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.77%) VB
12 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.95%) VBA
13 6 (0.82%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.55%) COBOL
14 4 (0.55%) VB6
14 4 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 193 (26.33%) ISEB
2 176 (24.01%) ISTQB
3 122 (16.64%) Degree
4 46 (6.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.14%) PhD
12 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (44.88%) QA
2 3 (0.41%) Section 508
3 2 (0.27%) WCAG
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.36%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.09%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.50%) Perfmon
3 10 (1.36%) Puppet
4 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) SCCM
5 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 134 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.64%) Oracle
3 26 (3.55%) HP
4 14 (1.91%) VMware
5 12 (1.64%) Google
5 12 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.23%) IBM
6 9 (1.23%) Telerik
7 8 (1.09%) SAP
8 5 (0.68%) Splunk
9 4 (0.55%) Apple
9 4 (0.55%) MKS
9 4 (0.55%) Twitter
10 3 (0.41%) Facebook
10 3 (0.41%) PayPal
11 2 (0.27%) Kaspersky
11 2 (0.27%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.14%) Cognos
12 1 (0.14%) Samsung
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (10%) + bens(Pension,health)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + flex working
Posted: 21 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33500 per annum + pension + incremental salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Sectra
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + 25 days hol, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago