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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 580 569 608
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 374 395 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 342 362 319
Average salary £34,750 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.93% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
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
93191 100011 107473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.55% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79083 82449 87918
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 0 68 £43,750 +16.66% 6
South East +23 61 £35,250 -6.00% 4
Yorkshire +31 55 £30,000 - 12
West Midlands -15 48 £34,000 +7.93% 3
North West +5 44 £30,250 +3.41% 17
South West +11 39 £37,500 +50.00% 6
East of England -13 38 £35,000 +14.75% 4
East Midlands +2 19 £32,750 +0.76% 3
North East -8 2 £32,000 +20.75%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 310 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (43.87%) Software Testing
3 265 (41.67%) QA
4 224 (35.22%) Selenium
5 194 (30.50%) SQL
6 192 (30.19%) Automated Testing
7 178 (27.99%) Manual Testing
8 168 (26.42%) Test Scripting
9 150 (23.58%) ISEB
10 133 (20.91%) ISTQB
11 127 (19.97%) Scrum
12 126 (19.81%) C#
13 123 (19.34%) Test Automation
14 122 (19.18%) Automation Testing
15 117 (18.40%) Finance
16 112 (17.61%) Windows
17 106 (16.67%) Java
18 105 (16.51%) SDLC
19 104 (16.35%) Degree
20 102 (16.04%) Microsoft
21 101 (15.88%) JIRA
22 96 (15.09%) .NET
23 93 (14.62%) SQL Server
24 89 (13.99%) BDD
25 83 (13.05%) User Acceptance Testing
26 79 (12.42%) Functional Testing
27 77 (12.11%) TDD
28 76 (11.95%) Regression Testing
28 76 (11.95%) Cucumber
29 67 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (1.89%) IIS
2 6 (0.94%) CMS
3 5 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.63%) Confluence
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 57 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.63%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.63%) Sonata
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.94%) SaaS
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.73%) SAN
1 11 (1.73%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.57%) HTTP
2 10 (1.57%) IMAP
2 10 (1.57%) NAS
2 10 (1.57%) SMTP
3 6 (0.94%) LAN
3 6 (0.94%) WAN
4 5 (0.79%) Internet
5 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) Firewall
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.67%) MySQL
3 12 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.63%) Big Data
8 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.31%) DB2
9 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.31%) MS Access
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 224 (35.22%) Selenium
2 101 (15.88%) JIRA
3 76 (11.95%) Cucumber
4 67 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (8.49%) WebDriver
6 43 (6.76%) HP UFT
7 42 (6.60%) SoapUI
8 28 (4.40%) SpecFlow
9 26 (4.09%) JMeter
10 25 (3.93%) Jenkins
11 23 (3.62%) JUnit
12 20 (3.14%) Bugzilla
12 20 (3.14%) Selenium IDE
12 20 (3.14%) Visual Studio
13 19 (2.99%) FitNesse
14 17 (2.67%) Git (software)
15 15 (2.36%) LoadRunner
16 11 (1.73%) AQtime
16 11 (1.73%) Subversion
16 11 (1.73%) WebLOAD
General
1 117 (18.40%) Finance
2 19 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.83%) Banking
4 16 (2.52%) Marketing
5 15 (2.36%) Retail
6 14 (2.20%) Electronics
6 14 (2.20%) Games
7 11 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.94%) Legal
9 4 (0.63%) iGaming
9 4 (0.63%) Publishing
10 3 (0.47%) Front Office
10 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (15.09%) .NET
2 65 (10.22%) Web Services
3 54 (8.49%) HTML
4 44 (6.92%) XML
5 20 (3.14%) CSS
6 19 (2.99%) SOAP
7 13 (2.04%) REST
8 11 (1.73%) Gherkin
9 10 (1.57%) MAPI
10 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.10%) DHTML
11 6 (0.94%) JDBC
12 4 (0.63%) J2EE
12 4 (0.63%) jQuery
12 4 (0.63%) Spring
13 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.47%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.47%) Behat
13 3 (0.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.76%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.57%) iDTV
4 10 (1.57%) iPad
4 10 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.57%) Mathematics
5 8 (1.26%) User Experience
6 7 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.79%) iSeries
9 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (0.63%) Replication
10 3 (0.47%) Chemistry
10 3 (0.47%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.47%) EPoS
10 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.31%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 112 (17.61%) Windows
2 32 (5.03%) Android
3 30 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.25%) Linux
5 26 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 24 (3.77%) Unix
7 8 (1.26%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.26%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.10%) Solaris
9 5 (0.79%) AIX
9 5 (0.79%) CentOS
9 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (43.87%) Software Testing
3 192 (30.19%) Automated Testing
4 178 (27.99%) Manual Testing
5 168 (26.42%) Test Scripting
6 127 (19.97%) Scrum
7 123 (19.34%) Test Automation
8 122 (19.18%) Automation Testing
9 105 (16.51%) SDLC
10 89 (13.99%) BDD
11 83 (13.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 79 (12.42%) Functional Testing
13 77 (12.11%) TDD
14 76 (11.95%) Regression Testing
15 55 (8.65%) Performance Testing
16 49 (7.70%) System Testing
17 45 (7.08%) Defect Management
17 45 (7.08%) Software Engineering
18 37 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (5.66%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (30.50%) SQL
2 126 (19.81%) C#
3 106 (16.67%) Java
4 62 (9.75%) JavaScript
5 42 (6.60%) Python
6 31 (4.87%) C++
6 31 (4.87%) Ruby
7 16 (2.52%) Perl
7 16 (2.52%) PHP
8 11 (1.73%) C
8 11 (1.73%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.26%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.94%) VB
10 6 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.63%) COBOL
11 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.63%) VB6
11 4 (0.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.16%) Fortran
12 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 150 (23.58%) ISEB
2 133 (20.91%) ISTQB
3 104 (16.35%) Degree
4 40 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (41.67%) QA
2 3 (0.47%) Section 508
3 1 (0.16%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.89%) Firmware
1 12 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.57%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Docker
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.73%) Perfmon
3 5 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 102 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.72%) Oracle
3 18 (2.83%) HP
4 14 (2.20%) VMware
5 8 (1.26%) IBM
5 8 (1.26%) MKS
5 8 (1.26%) SAP
6 7 (1.10%) Telerik
7 5 (0.79%) Google
7 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.79%) Twitter
8 4 (0.63%) Apple
9 3 (0.47%) Facebook
10 2 (0.31%) Kaspersky
10 2 (0.31%) T-Plan
10 2 (0.31%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.16%) Citrix
11 1 (0.16%) Cognos
11 1 (0.16%) PayPal
11 1 (0.16%) Splunk
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Great Office
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + incremental salary + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 3% Bonus +great benefit package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £27k - 31k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East Riding
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum +Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum salary dependent upon experience
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