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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 510 542 605
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 407 355 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 371 296 252
Average salary £32,500 £30,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% -4.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
96920 100901 97711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.56% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 80213 82431 82626
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
South East +29 96 £35,000 +7.69% 10
London +17 67 £37,500 +7.14% 12
North West +29 62 £28,000 -3.44% 10
East of England +10 52 £31,500 -3.07% 5
West Midlands +7 44 £32,500 +12.06% 3
Yorkshire -13 37 £31,375 +4.58% 8
South West -19 25 £25,000 -16.66% 5
East Midlands -6 15 £32,500 +23.80% 1
North East -7 7 £26,500 - 3
Midlands - 1 £26,500 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 364 (49.86%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (46.85%) QA
3 296 (40.55%) Software Testing
4 264 (36.16%) SQL
5 240 (32.88%) Selenium
6 219 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 218 (29.86%) ISEB
8 209 (28.63%) Automated Testing
9 207 (28.36%) Test Scripting
10 157 (21.51%) ISTQB
11 148 (20.27%) Windows
12 144 (19.73%) Test Automation
13 139 (19.04%) Degree
14 114 (15.62%) .NET
15 107 (14.66%) Scrum
16 105 (14.38%) Java
17 104 (14.25%) Finance
18 100 (13.70%) C#
19 98 (13.42%) Automation Testing
20 92 (12.60%) HTML
21 91 (12.47%) Microsoft
22 89 (12.19%) QuickTest Pro
23 88 (12.05%) Regression Testing
24 82 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
25 79 (10.82%) JavaScript
26 78 (10.68%) JIRA
27 70 (9.59%) XML
28 69 (9.45%) WebDriver
29 68 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
30 66 (9.04%) SQL Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (0.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.55%) IIS
3 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.42%) MS Office
3 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.92%) SaaS
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.51%) VoIP
3 5 (0.68%) ATM
4 4 (0.55%) VLAN
4 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.55%) WAN
4 4 (0.55%) DHCP
4 4 (0.55%) HTTP
4 4 (0.55%) Internet
4 4 (0.55%) RTP
4 4 (0.55%) H.323
5 2 (0.27%) SSH
5 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.14%) 4G
6 1 (0.14%) MVNO
6 1 (0.14%) LTE
6 1 (0.14%) DVB
6 1 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.92%) Big Data
3 11 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.37%) MySQL
5 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.55%) DB2
8 4 (0.55%) VLDB
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.41%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.41%) MS Access
9 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.27%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 240 (32.88%) Selenium
2 89 (12.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 78 (10.68%) JIRA
4 69 (9.45%) WebDriver
5 61 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (6.16%) Cucumber
7 30 (4.11%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.15%) FitNesse
9 21 (2.88%) SpecFlow
10 19 (2.60%) JMeter
11 17 (2.33%) NUnit
11 17 (2.33%) InstallShield
11 17 (2.33%) WatiN
12 16 (2.19%) Bugzilla
13 15 (2.05%) SoapUI
14 14 (1.92%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.78%) MSTest
16 11 (1.51%) TeamCity
17 10 (1.37%) Jenkins
18 9 (1.23%) GoogleTest
General
1 104 (14.25%) Finance
2 24 (3.29%) Telecoms
2 24 (3.29%) Banking
3 18 (2.47%) Retail
4 13 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.51%) Law
7 9 (1.23%) Legal
7 9 (1.23%) Games
8 8 (1.10%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Billing
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (15.62%) .NET
2 92 (12.60%) HTML
3 70 (9.59%) XML
4 56 (7.67%) CSS
5 35 (4.79%) Web Services
6 26 (3.56%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.15%) jQuery
8 18 (2.47%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.78%) WinForms
9 13 (1.78%) WPF
10 12 (1.64%) HTML5
11 10 (1.37%) WCF
12 5 (0.68%) SOAP
12 5 (0.68%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.41%) Middleware
13 3 (0.41%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.41%) CSS3
14 2 (0.27%) Java EE
14 2 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.47%) Open Source
4 17 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.23%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.96%) Smart Meter
10 6 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.82%) Replication
11 5 (0.68%) User Experience
12 4 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.55%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.55%) Physics
13 3 (0.41%) LIMS
13 3 (0.41%) Statistics
13 3 (0.41%) Social Network
14 2 (0.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 148 (20.27%) Windows
2 66 (9.04%) Linux
3 50 (6.85%) Android
3 50 (6.85%) Apple iOS
4 37 (5.07%) UNIX
5 19 (2.60%) Solaris
6 10 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (49.86%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (40.55%) Software Testing
3 219 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 209 (28.63%) Automated Testing
5 207 (28.36%) Test Scripting
6 144 (19.73%) Test Automation
7 107 (14.66%) Scrum
8 98 (13.42%) Automation Testing
9 88 (12.05%) Regression Testing
10 64 (8.77%) Performance Testing
11 60 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 58 (7.95%) Test Strategy
13 51 (6.99%) E-Commerce
14 44 (6.03%) Waterfall
15 40 (5.48%) BDD
16 38 (5.21%) TDD
17 37 (5.07%) Software Engineering
18 36 (4.93%) Test Management
19 35 (4.79%) Mentoring
19 35 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 264 (36.16%) SQL
2 105 (14.38%) Java
3 100 (13.70%) C#
4 79 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.62%) Python
6 31 (4.25%) C++
7 21 (2.88%) Perl
8 20 (2.74%) PHP
9 16 (2.19%) VB
10 13 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.51%) Ruby
11 11 (1.51%) Groovy
12 10 (1.37%) C
13 9 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.68%) VB6
15 5 (0.68%) VBScript
16 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 218 (29.86%) ISEB
2 157 (21.51%) ISTQB
3 139 (19.04%) Degree
4 68 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.19%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.55%) MCITP
8 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.55%) MCSE
8 4 (0.55%) CCNA
9 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (46.85%) QA
2 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) WAI
4 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.51%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.25%) Oracle
3 23 (3.15%) VMware
4 20 (2.74%) HP
5 10 (1.37%) Google
6 5 (0.68%) Telerik
6 5 (0.68%) Appcelerator
7 4 (0.55%) Symbian
7 4 (0.55%) Cisco
7 4 (0.55%) Avaya
8 3 (0.41%) Citrix
9 2 (0.27%) CA
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.27%) Sage
9 2 (0.27%) SAP
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.14%) BT
10 1 (0.14%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.14%) Intel
10 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
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