The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 565 541 565
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 309 384 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 295 325 284
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 57 £41,000 +2.50% 6
East of England +12 52 £32,000 -1.53% 7
South East -56 46 £33,000 +1.53% 5
North West -5 44 £30,000 -2.43% 19
West Midlands +8 38 £29,000 -3.33% 2
Yorkshire -6 27 £30,000 - 4
South West -16 23 £25,000 -23.07% 7
East Midlands -2 12 £33,500 +6.34% 2
North East +6 8 £26,500 +17.77% 1
Midlands - 1 £26,500 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 334 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (44.86%) QA
3 277 (40.09%) Software Testing
4 248 (35.89%) SQL
5 208 (30.10%) ISEB
6 207 (29.96%) Test Scripting
7 206 (29.81%) Manual Testing
8 205 (29.67%) Selenium
9 191 (27.64%) Automated Testing
10 148 (21.42%) ISTQB
11 132 (19.10%) Test Automation
12 131 (18.96%) Degree
13 122 (17.66%) C#
14 116 (16.79%) Java
15 113 (16.35%) Windows
16 110 (15.92%) HTML
17 109 (15.77%) .NET
18 103 (14.91%) Scrum
19 94 (13.60%) Finance
20 93 (13.46%) Automation Testing
21 90 (13.02%) Microsoft
22 82 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
23 79 (11.43%) Regression Testing
23 79 (11.43%) JavaScript
24 76 (11.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 75 (10.85%) SQL Server
26 71 (10.27%) QuickTest Pro
27 68 (9.84%) JIRA
28 65 (9.41%) CSS
28 65 (9.41%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.01%) IIS
2 5 (0.72%) Node.js
3 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 29 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.59%) SaaS
2 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.87%) HTTP
1 6 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.72%) ATM
3 4 (0.58%) Internet
4 3 (0.43%) VoIP
5 2 (0.29%) SSH
5 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.14%) MVNO
6 1 (0.14%) Network Security
6 1 (0.14%) LTE
6 1 (0.14%) 4G
6 1 (0.14%) VLAN
6 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) RTP
6 1 (0.14%) DVB
6 1 (0.14%) H.323
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) DHCP
6 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.32%) Big Data
3 13 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.30%) MySQL
5 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.58%) VLDB
8 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.43%) JasperReports
8 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.29%) DB2
9 2 (0.29%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 205 (29.67%) Selenium
2 71 (10.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 68 (9.84%) JIRA
4 57 (8.25%) WebDriver
5 54 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (5.79%) Cucumber
7 24 (3.47%) SpecFlow
7 24 (3.47%) Visual Studio
8 17 (2.46%) JMeter
9 16 (2.32%) NUnit
10 15 (2.17%) FitNesse
10 15 (2.17%) Bugzilla
11 12 (1.74%) Subversion
11 12 (1.74%) MSTest
11 12 (1.74%) WatiN
11 12 (1.74%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.59%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.45%) JUnit
13 10 (1.45%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 94 (13.60%) Finance
2 33 (4.78%) Banking
3 30 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.47%) Retail
5 15 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.59%) Games
6 11 (1.59%) Legal
7 9 (1.30%) Marketing
7 9 (1.30%) Law
8 8 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.72%) Billing
10 4 (0.58%) Electronics
10 4 (0.58%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.29%) Front Office
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.92%) HTML
2 109 (15.77%) .NET
3 65 (9.41%) CSS
3 65 (9.41%) XML
4 31 (4.49%) ASP.NET
5 29 (4.20%) Web Services
6 24 (3.47%) jQuery
7 20 (2.89%) HTML5
8 15 (2.17%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.88%) WPF
9 13 (1.88%) WinForms
10 10 (1.45%) WCF
11 5 (0.72%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.43%) Silverlight
12 3 (0.43%) CSS3
12 3 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.29%) J2EE
13 2 (0.29%) Java EE
14 1 (0.14%) LESS
14 1 (0.14%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.17%) Open Source
6 12 (1.74%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.16%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.16%) Replication
9 6 (0.87%) Physics
9 6 (0.87%) User Experience
9 6 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.58%) Statistics
12 3 (0.43%) Social Network
12 3 (0.43%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.29%) AS400
13 2 (0.29%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.29%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 113 (16.35%) Windows
2 44 (6.37%) Linux
3 40 (5.79%) Android
4 39 (5.64%) Apple iOS
5 28 (4.05%) UNIX
6 14 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.30%) Solaris
10 8 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.16%) Windows Vista
10 8 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (40.09%) Software Testing
3 207 (29.96%) Test Scripting
4 206 (29.81%) Manual Testing
5 191 (27.64%) Automated Testing
6 132 (19.10%) Test Automation
7 103 (14.91%) Scrum
8 93 (13.46%) Automation Testing
9 79 (11.43%) Regression Testing
10 62 (8.97%) E-Commerce
11 54 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 54 (7.81%) Performance Testing
12 48 (6.95%) BDD
13 47 (6.80%) Test Strategy
14 39 (5.64%) TDD
15 37 (5.35%) Software Engineering
16 35 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (4.78%) Waterfall
18 31 (4.49%) Test Management
18 31 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 248 (35.89%) SQL
2 122 (17.66%) C#
3 116 (16.79%) Java
4 79 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.79%) C++
6 26 (3.76%) Python
7 25 (3.62%) PHP
8 17 (2.46%) VB
9 14 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.88%) C
11 11 (1.59%) Ruby
12 9 (1.30%) Groovy
12 9 (1.30%) Perl
13 7 (1.01%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.87%) VB6
15 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.29%) Fortran
16 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 208 (30.10%) ISEB
2 148 (21.42%) ISTQB
3 131 (18.96%) Degree
4 76 (11.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCITP
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) MCAD
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (44.86%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.43%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.34%) Oracle
3 18 (2.60%) HP
4 12 (1.74%) VMware
5 7 (1.01%) Google
6 5 (0.72%) Capita
7 4 (0.58%) Symbian
8 3 (0.43%) Telerik
8 3 (0.43%) Citrix
8 3 (0.43%) Sage
9 2 (0.29%) SAP
9 2 (0.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.29%) CA
9 2 (0.29%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.14%) Borland
10 1 (0.14%) Avaya
10 1 (0.14%) Intel
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco
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X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-38k
Posted: 3 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: C. 35K
Posted: 7 hours ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £1849.07 - £2588.70 per month
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago