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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 512 533 619
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 371 339 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 334 279 230
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+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
91484 91720 93604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.46% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75958 74696 79606
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 £65,000 £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 6 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 6 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 +14 103 £35,000 +9.37% 12
North West +11 58 £27,500 -3.50% 14
East of England +15 53 £32,500 - 5
London +2 47 £42,500 +21.42% 9
West Midlands -5 42 £35,000 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire -9 31 £33,500 +11.66% 10
South West -41 20 £27,500 -8.33% 5
East Midlands +5 13 £31,250 +22.54% 5
North East -12 4 £23,750 - 2
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 360 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (46.20%) QA
3 280 (39.44%) Software Testing
4 256 (36.06%) SQL
5 243 (34.23%) Selenium
6 222 (31.27%) ISEB
7 212 (29.86%) Manual Testing
8 203 (28.59%) Automated Testing
9 187 (26.34%) Test Scripting
10 160 (22.54%) Windows
11 147 (20.70%) ISTQB
11 147 (20.70%) Degree
12 140 (19.72%) Test Automation
13 111 (15.63%) .NET
14 103 (14.51%) QuickTest Pro
15 98 (13.80%) Scrum
16 96 (13.52%) Finance
17 95 (13.38%) Automation Testing
18 93 (13.10%) Java
19 91 (12.82%) C#
20 90 (12.68%) Microsoft
21 88 (12.39%) Regression Testing
22 82 (11.55%) HTML
23 77 (10.85%) Linux
23 77 (10.85%) JIRA
24 76 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
25 72 (10.14%) JavaScript
26 65 (9.15%) XML
27 64 (9.01%) SQL Server
28 63 (8.87%) Performance Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.42%) IIS
3 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.14%) CMS
4 1 (0.14%) Drupal
4 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.68%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) 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 16 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.11%) VoIP
3 9 (1.27%) Wireshark
4 8 (1.13%) VLAN
4 8 (1.13%) WAN
4 8 (1.13%) DHCP
4 8 (1.13%) RTP
4 8 (1.13%) H.323
5 5 (0.70%) ATM
6 3 (0.42%) Internet
7 2 (0.28%) LTE
7 2 (0.28%) 4G
7 2 (0.28%) MVNO
8 1 (0.14%) SSH
8 1 (0.14%) HTTP
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.54%) MySQL
3 14 (1.97%) Big Data
4 10 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.56%) DB2
7 4 (0.56%) VLDB
8 3 (0.42%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.42%) MS Access
8 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 243 (34.23%) Selenium
2 103 (14.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 77 (10.85%) JIRA
4 61 (8.59%) WebDriver
5 57 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (5.92%) Cucumber
7 27 (3.80%) FitNesse
7 27 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 25 (3.52%) JMeter
9 19 (2.68%) InstallShield
10 18 (2.54%) SpecFlow
11 17 (2.39%) Bugzilla
11 17 (2.39%) NUnit
11 17 (2.39%) WatiN
12 14 (1.97%) SoapUI
13 12 (1.69%) MSTest
13 12 (1.69%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.41%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.27%) GoogleTest
General
1 96 (13.52%) Finance
2 26 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 19 (2.68%) Banking
5 16 (2.25%) Retail
6 10 (1.41%) Legal
7 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.13%) Games
9 5 (0.70%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (15.63%) .NET
2 82 (11.55%) HTML
3 65 (9.15%) XML
4 54 (7.61%) CSS
5 48 (6.76%) Web Services
6 26 (3.66%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.24%) jQuery
8 19 (2.68%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.69%) WPF
9 12 (1.69%) WinForms
10 11 (1.55%) J2EE
11 10 (1.41%) WCF
12 8 (1.13%) HTML5
13 5 (0.70%) SOAP
13 5 (0.70%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.42%) REST
14 3 (0.42%) CSS3
15 2 (0.28%) Silverlight
15 2 (0.28%) Java EE
15 2 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.10%) Open Source
4 18 (2.54%) Client/Server
5 14 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 12 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.55%) Life Science
9 10 (1.41%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.13%) Chemistry
10 8 (1.13%) Biology
11 7 (0.99%) Biotechnology
12 6 (0.85%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.70%) Replication
14 4 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.56%) Physics
14 4 (0.56%) Cryptography
15 3 (0.42%) LIMS
15 3 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 160 (22.54%) Windows
2 77 (10.85%) Linux
3 44 (6.20%) Android
3 44 (6.20%) Apple iOS
4 36 (5.07%) UNIX
5 27 (3.80%) Solaris
6 11 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.70%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (39.44%) Software Testing
3 212 (29.86%) Manual Testing
4 203 (28.59%) Automated Testing
5 187 (26.34%) Test Scripting
6 140 (19.72%) Test Automation
7 98 (13.80%) Scrum
8 95 (13.38%) Automation Testing
9 88 (12.39%) Regression Testing
10 63 (8.87%) Performance Testing
11 53 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 52 (7.32%) Test Strategy
13 47 (6.62%) Waterfall
14 45 (6.34%) Test Management
15 41 (5.77%) Software Engineering
15 41 (5.77%) E-Commerce
16 36 (5.07%) Mentoring
17 30 (4.23%) System Testing
17 30 (4.23%) Test Planning
18 29 (4.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 256 (36.06%) SQL
2 93 (13.10%) Java
3 91 (12.82%) C#
4 72 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.63%) Python
6 25 (3.52%) C++
7 23 (3.24%) Perl
8 13 (1.83%) PHP
8 13 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.69%) VB
10 11 (1.55%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.27%) Groovy
11 9 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.13%) C
13 7 (0.99%) Ruby
14 6 (0.85%) VBScript
15 4 (0.56%) VB6
16 2 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 222 (31.27%) ISEB
2 147 (20.70%) ISTQB
2 147 (20.70%) Degree
3 57 (8.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (2.82%) VCP4
5 16 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.13%) CCNA
7 8 (1.13%) MCITP
7 8 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.13%) MCSE
8 6 (0.85%) PhD
8 6 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (46.20%) QA
2 6 (0.85%) GLP
3 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) WAI
5 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 15 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 14 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 49 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.77%) Oracle
3 27 (3.80%) VMware
4 22 (3.10%) HP
5 10 (1.41%) Google
6 8 (1.13%) Cisco
6 8 (1.13%) Avaya
7 5 (0.70%) Telerik
7 5 (0.70%) Appcelerator
8 4 (0.56%) Symbian
9 3 (0.42%) Citrix
10 2 (0.28%) SAP
10 2 (0.28%) CA
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.14%) BT
11 1 (0.14%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.14%) Intel
11 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
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