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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 543 528 627
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +99
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 341 353 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 314 294 245
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -28 84 £35,000 +16.66% 12
London +4 53 £35,000 - 8
North West +7 50 £29,500 +7.27% 25
East of England -13 46 £35,000 +7.69% 7
West Midlands +7 41 £32,500 +5.69% 3
Yorkshire -30 30 £33,750 +12.50% 4
South West -29 20 £32,000 +6.66% 9
East Midlands -3 16 £30,000 +9.09% 2
North East - 1 £26,500 - 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 319 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (43.63%) QA
3 261 (39.13%) Software Testing
4 242 (36.28%) Selenium
5 240 (35.98%) SQL
6 223 (33.43%) ISEB
7 204 (30.58%) Automated Testing
8 202 (30.28%) Manual Testing
9 169 (25.34%) Test Scripting
10 162 (24.29%) Windows
10 162 (24.29%) Degree
11 137 (20.54%) ISTQB
12 116 (17.39%) Test Automation
13 104 (15.59%) QuickTest Pro
14 100 (14.99%) .NET
15 92 (13.79%) Microsoft
16 91 (13.64%) Finance
17 90 (13.49%) Scrum
17 90 (13.49%) Automation Testing
18 86 (12.89%) Java
19 82 (12.29%) Linux
20 76 (11.39%) JIRA
21 75 (11.24%) Regression Testing
21 75 (11.24%) C#
22 71 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
23 63 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 61 (9.15%) JavaScript
25 60 (9.00%) HTML
25 60 (9.00%) WebDriver
26 55 (8.25%) Web Services

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.30%) SAS
2 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.15%) IIS
3 1 (0.15%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.15%) CMS
3 1 (0.15%) Drupal
3 1 (0.15%) WordPress
3 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.10%) MS Office
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.15%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.15%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.15%) VoIP
3 14 (2.10%) Wireshark
3 14 (2.10%) WAN
4 13 (1.95%) DHCP
4 13 (1.95%) RTP
4 13 (1.95%) H.323
4 13 (1.95%) VLAN
5 5 (0.75%) ATM
6 4 (0.60%) 4G
6 4 (0.60%) LTE
6 4 (0.60%) MVNO
7 3 (0.45%) Internet
8 2 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.30%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.30%) FTP
9 1 (0.15%) Extranet
9 1 (0.15%) LAN
9 1 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.35%) MySQL
3 10 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
6 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.90%) Big Data
7 6 (0.90%) DB2
8 4 (0.60%) VLDB
9 3 (0.45%) MS Access
9 3 (0.45%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 242 (36.28%) Selenium
2 104 (15.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 76 (11.39%) JIRA
4 60 (9.00%) WebDriver
5 44 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (5.70%) Cucumber
7 31 (4.65%) JMeter
8 23 (3.45%) Visual Studio
9 20 (3.00%) FitNesse
10 19 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (2.85%) InstallShield
11 14 (2.10%) FogBugz
12 13 (1.95%) NUnit
12 13 (1.95%) TestComplete
13 12 (1.80%) SpecFlow
14 11 (1.65%) Bugzilla
14 11 (1.65%) WatiN
14 11 (1.65%) SoapUI
14 11 (1.65%) Jenkins
15 10 (1.50%) Eclipse
General
1 91 (13.64%) Finance
2 34 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 19 (2.85%) Banking
5 18 (2.70%) Retail
6 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.05%) Legal
7 7 (1.05%) Games
8 6 (0.90%) Marketing
9 5 (0.75%) Law
9 5 (0.75%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.99%) .NET
2 60 (9.00%) HTML
3 55 (8.25%) Web Services
4 54 (8.10%) XML
5 41 (6.15%) CSS
6 26 (3.90%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.85%) jQuery
7 19 (2.85%) J2EE
8 17 (2.55%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.05%) WinForms
10 6 (0.90%) HTML5
10 6 (0.90%) SOAP
11 5 (0.75%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.75%) REST
12 4 (0.60%) WCF
12 4 (0.60%) WPF
13 3 (0.45%) Flash
14 2 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 2 (0.30%) CSS3
14 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.05%) Open Source
4 24 (3.60%) Life Science
5 19 (2.85%) Mathematics
5 19 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.40%) Chemistry
6 16 (2.40%) Biology
7 14 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.65%) Biotechnology
10 8 (1.20%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.90%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.90%) Physics
12 5 (0.75%) LIMS
13 4 (0.60%) User Experience
13 4 (0.60%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 162 (24.29%) Windows
2 82 (12.29%) Linux
3 47 (7.05%) UNIX
4 38 (5.70%) Android
5 36 (5.40%) Solaris
6 34 (5.10%) Apple iOS
7 19 (2.85%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 204 (30.58%) Automated Testing
4 202 (30.28%) Manual Testing
5 169 (25.34%) Test Scripting
6 116 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 90 (13.49%) Scrum
7 90 (13.49%) Automation Testing
8 75 (11.24%) Regression Testing
9 49 (7.35%) Performance Testing
10 44 (6.60%) Test Strategy
10 44 (6.60%) Test Management
11 43 (6.45%) Software Engineering
12 42 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 41 (6.15%) Waterfall
14 38 (5.70%) E-Commerce
15 32 (4.80%) System Testing
16 29 (4.35%) Mentoring
17 28 (4.20%) Time Management
18 26 (3.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 240 (35.98%) SQL
2 86 (12.89%) Java
3 75 (11.24%) C#
4 61 (9.15%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.85%) Python
6 24 (3.60%) Perl
7 23 (3.45%) C++
8 22 (3.30%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.25%) PHP
10 13 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.65%) VB
12 10 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.50%) C
13 9 (1.35%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.35%) Groovy
14 8 (1.20%) VBScript
15 6 (0.90%) Ruby
16 3 (0.45%) VB6
17 2 (0.30%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 223 (33.43%) ISEB
2 162 (24.29%) Degree
3 137 (20.54%) ISTQB
4 63 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.25%) MCSE
6 15 (2.25%) Security Cleared
7 13 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.95%) CCNA
7 13 (1.95%) MCITP
8 10 (1.50%) PhD
9 4 (0.60%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (43.63%) QA
2 10 (1.50%) GLP
3 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) GAMP
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.55%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.45%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (7.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) SCCM
2 1 (0.15%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 92 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.05%) Oracle
3 28 (4.20%) VMware
4 25 (3.75%) HP
5 13 (1.95%) Avaya
5 13 (1.95%) Cisco
6 9 (1.35%) Google
7 5 (0.75%) Appcelerator
8 4 (0.60%) Telerik
8 4 (0.60%) Symbian
9 3 (0.45%) SAP
9 3 (0.45%) Citrix
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.30%) CA
11 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.15%) Interwoven
11 1 (0.15%) Intel
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe
11 1 (0.15%) BT
11 1 (0.15%) ION Trading
Newmarket, Suffolk
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum C. £20K PA
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £17000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Bens Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + 25 holiday, BUPA, Life Assurance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £42,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago