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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 564 586 596
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 334 337 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 321 307 235
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
96144 102851 95666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.45% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80483 84653 79968
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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
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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
South East -14 66 £32,500 -5.10% 6
London +34 63 £42,500 -3.40% 8
West Midlands +14 45 £27,500 -17.91% 4
North West -6 43 £31,500 - 28
East of England +5 37 £32,500 - 4
South West -28 32 £26,750 -10.83% 6
Yorkshire +16 28 £30,000 +20.00% 5
East Midlands 0 24 £32,500 +25.00% 4
North East -10 3 £21,500 -41.89% 2
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 350 (50.00%) QA
2 345 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (40.71%) Software Testing
4 273 (39.00%) SQL
5 220 (31.43%) Manual Testing
6 207 (29.57%) Test Scripting
7 206 (29.43%) ISEB
8 204 (29.14%) Selenium
9 192 (27.43%) Automated Testing
10 163 (23.29%) C#
11 140 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 137 (19.57%) Microsoft
13 136 (19.43%) Degree
14 126 (18.00%) Test Automation
15 121 (17.29%) Java
16 118 (16.86%) Automation Testing
17 116 (16.57%) Windows
18 113 (16.14%) SQL Server
19 107 (15.29%) .NET
20 106 (15.14%) Scrum
21 103 (14.71%) SDLC
22 100 (14.29%) HTML
23 93 (13.29%) Finance
24 87 (12.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 77 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
26 75 (10.71%) Regression Testing
27 74 (10.57%) JavaScript
28 72 (10.29%) BDD
29 66 (9.43%) Computer Science
30 65 (9.29%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 14 (2.00%) IIS
2 6 (0.86%) Node.js
3 4 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.43%) CMS
5 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 54 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Summit
4 2 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.29%) SaaS
3 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.14%) HTTP
2 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.43%) VPN
3 3 (0.43%) Wireless
3 3 (0.43%) Network Security
4 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.29%) SSH
4 2 (0.29%) Broadband
4 2 (0.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.86%) MySQL
5 8 (1.14%) Big Data
6 7 (1.00%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.43%) JasperReports
9 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.29%) MS Access
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 204 (29.14%) Selenium
2 62 (8.86%) JIRA
3 57 (8.14%) WebDriver
4 44 (6.29%) HP UFT
5 39 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (5.43%) Cucumber
7 30 (4.29%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.29%) SpecFlow
9 20 (2.86%) JUnit
10 18 (2.57%) JMeter
11 15 (2.14%) Selenium IDE
12 14 (2.00%) Jenkins
13 12 (1.71%) FitNesse
14 11 (1.57%) Subversion
14 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (1.29%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.29%) Bugzilla
15 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
16 8 (1.14%) NUnit
17 7 (1.00%) Git (software)
General
1 93 (13.29%) Finance
2 36 (5.14%) Banking
3 35 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.29%) Retail
5 19 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.86%) Law
7 11 (1.57%) Games
7 11 (1.57%) Marketing
8 7 (1.00%) Automotive
8 7 (1.00%) Legal
9 6 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.71%) Electronics
11 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.43%) Billing
13 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (15.29%) .NET
2 100 (14.29%) HTML
3 65 (9.29%) XML
4 55 (7.86%) CSS
5 46 (6.57%) ASP.NET
6 26 (3.71%) Web Services
7 16 (2.29%) jQuery
7 16 (2.29%) HTML5
8 9 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.00%) WPF
10 5 (0.71%) Gherkin
10 5 (0.71%) LAMP
11 4 (0.57%) WinForms
11 4 (0.57%) WCF
12 3 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.43%) Java EE
12 3 (0.43%) SOAP
12 3 (0.43%) Silverlight
13 2 (0.29%) RESTful
14 1 (0.14%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (9.43%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.57%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.43%) Mathematics
6 13 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.86%) User Experience
7 12 (1.71%) Replication
8 8 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.86%) Physics
9 6 (0.86%) AS400
9 6 (0.86%) iSeries
10 5 (0.71%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.71%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.57%) Social Network
12 3 (0.43%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.43%) Telematics
12 3 (0.43%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.43%) Statistics
13 2 (0.29%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 116 (16.57%) Windows
2 29 (4.14%) Linux
2 29 (4.14%) Apple iOS
3 28 (4.00%) Android
3 28 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (3.43%) UNIX
6 21 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.86%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.71%) Windows Vista
9 12 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.00%) Solaris
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (40.71%) Software Testing
3 220 (31.43%) Manual Testing
4 207 (29.57%) Test Scripting
5 192 (27.43%) Automated Testing
6 126 (18.00%) Test Automation
7 118 (16.86%) Automation Testing
8 106 (15.14%) Scrum
9 103 (14.71%) SDLC
10 75 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 72 (10.29%) BDD
12 60 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (7.71%) E-Commerce
14 52 (7.43%) TDD
15 40 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (5.57%) Performance Testing
17 38 (5.43%) Software Engineering
18 33 (4.71%) Test Strategy
19 29 (4.14%) System Testing
20 26 (3.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (39.00%) SQL
2 163 (23.29%) C#
3 121 (17.29%) Java
4 74 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 36 (5.14%) C++
6 31 (4.43%) PHP
7 25 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.00%) Python
9 11 (1.57%) VB
10 9 (1.29%) Ruby
11 6 (0.86%) C
12 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.43%) VB6
13 3 (0.43%) Groovy
13 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.29%) VBA
14 2 (0.29%) Fortran
15 1 (0.14%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.14%) VBScript
15 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 206 (29.43%) ISEB
2 140 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 136 (19.43%) Degree
4 87 (12.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.43%) Firmware
2 3 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.57%) Puppet
3 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 137 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.57%) Oracle
3 11 (1.57%) HP
4 8 (1.14%) VMware
5 7 (1.00%) Capita
6 3 (0.43%) Sage
7 2 (0.29%) Borland
7 2 (0.29%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.29%) Telerik
8 1 (0.14%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.14%) Google
8 1 (0.14%) SAP
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-50,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 48,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary Circa £35,000 Possibly More for the right Applicant
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £0000 per annum + Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.0 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago