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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 538 577 634
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 352 330 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 339 300 196
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £44,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
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
97285 102439 95015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81970 83640 79578
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -40 73 £32,500 -4.41% 9
London +23 65 £42,500 -3.40% 5
North West +10 54 £32,500 +8.33% 33
West Midlands +25 48 £27,500 -17.91% 5
East of England +5 35 £35,000 +7.69% 1
South West -30 31 £27,000 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire +34 28 £30,000 +25.00% 4
East Midlands -18 23 £32,500 +8.33% 7
North East +1 4 £21,500 -44.15% 2
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 323 (49.39%) QA
2 311 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (41.44%) Software Testing
4 260 (39.76%) SQL
5 202 (30.89%) ISEB
6 198 (30.28%) Test Scripting
7 195 (29.82%) Automated Testing
8 193 (29.51%) Manual Testing
9 184 (28.13%) Selenium
10 163 (24.92%) C#
11 142 (21.71%) Microsoft
12 129 (19.72%) Degree
13 127 (19.42%) ISTQB
14 122 (18.65%) Automation Testing
15 112 (17.13%) SQL Server
16 111 (16.97%) .NET
17 109 (16.67%) Test Automation
18 107 (16.36%) Windows
19 106 (16.21%) Java
20 104 (15.90%) Scrum
21 99 (15.14%) SDLC
22 93 (14.22%) Finance
23 88 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 85 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
25 83 (12.69%) BDD
26 81 (12.39%) HTML
27 70 (10.70%) MS Excel
28 68 (10.40%) Regression Testing
29 65 (9.94%) JavaScript
30 60 (9.17%) Computer Science

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (2.45%) IIS
2 6 (0.92%) Node.js
3 5 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) Drupal
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Summit
3 2 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.15%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.07%) SaaS
4 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.38%) HTTP
2 4 (0.61%) VPN
2 4 (0.61%) Wireless
3 3 (0.46%) Network Security
4 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.31%) Internet
4 2 (0.31%) Broadband
4 2 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) DVB
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.99%) MySQL
5 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.46%) JasperReports
8 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.46%) Big Data
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) MS Access
9 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 184 (28.13%) Selenium
2 59 (9.02%) JIRA
3 53 (8.10%) WebDriver
4 45 (6.88%) Cucumber
5 36 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (5.35%) HP UFT
7 24 (3.67%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.52%) JUnit
8 23 (3.52%) SpecFlow
9 16 (2.45%) Selenium IDE
10 15 (2.29%) Jenkins
11 14 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (2.14%) JMeter
12 11 (1.68%) Subversion
13 10 (1.53%) FitNesse
14 9 (1.38%) Behat
14 9 (1.38%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.22%) Eclipse
16 7 (1.07%) Git (software)
17 6 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 93 (14.22%) Finance
2 37 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 34 (5.20%) Banking
4 28 (4.28%) Retail
5 19 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.99%) Law
7 12 (1.83%) Marketing
8 10 (1.53%) Games
9 7 (1.07%) Automotive
10 6 (0.92%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.76%) Legal
11 5 (0.76%) Electronics
12 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Advertising
14 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.31%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Back Office
15 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.97%) .NET
2 81 (12.39%) HTML
3 55 (8.41%) XML
4 51 (7.80%) ASP.NET
5 45 (6.88%) CSS
6 39 (5.96%) Web Services
7 14 (2.14%) jQuery
7 14 (2.14%) HTML5
8 7 (1.07%) Gherkin
8 7 (1.07%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.76%) LAMP
10 4 (0.61%) Java EE
10 4 (0.61%) SOAP
11 3 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.31%) RESTful
13 1 (0.15%) WinForms
13 1 (0.15%) JSON
13 1 (0.15%) WPF
13 1 (0.15%) Silverlight
13 1 (0.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 85 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 17 (2.60%) Mathematics
5 14 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.53%) User Experience
7 8 (1.22%) Replication
8 6 (0.92%) AS400
8 6 (0.92%) iSeries
9 5 (0.76%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.76%) Physics
10 4 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.61%) Social Network
11 3 (0.46%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.46%) Telematics
11 3 (0.46%) NHS
11 3 (0.46%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.36%) Windows
2 27 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (3.98%) Linux
3 26 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (3.67%) UNIX
4 24 (3.67%) Android
5 22 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.68%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.53%) Windows Vista
9 10 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.07%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (41.44%) Software Testing
3 198 (30.28%) Test Scripting
4 195 (29.82%) Automated Testing
5 193 (29.51%) Manual Testing
6 122 (18.65%) Automation Testing
7 109 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 104 (15.90%) Scrum
9 99 (15.14%) SDLC
10 83 (12.69%) BDD
11 68 (10.40%) Regression Testing
12 60 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (8.10%) TDD
14 50 (7.65%) E-Commerce
15 41 (6.27%) Software Engineering
15 41 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (4.74%) System Testing
17 30 (4.59%) Test Management
18 29 (4.43%) Test Strategy
19 27 (4.13%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 260 (39.76%) SQL
2 163 (24.92%) C#
3 106 (16.21%) Java
4 65 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.20%) C++
6 33 (5.05%) PHP
7 26 (3.98%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.99%) Python
9 8 (1.22%) Ruby
9 8 (1.22%) VB
10 5 (0.76%) C
11 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.46%) Groovy
12 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.31%) VBA
13 2 (0.31%) Fortran
13 2 (0.31%) VB6
14 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 202 (30.89%) ISEB
2 129 (19.72%) Degree
3 127 (19.42%) ISTQB
4 88 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.99%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (49.39%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.46%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 142 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.43%) Oracle
3 10 (1.53%) HP
4 7 (1.07%) Capita
5 4 (0.61%) VMware
6 3 (0.46%) Sage
7 2 (0.31%) Borland
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.15%) BT
8 1 (0.15%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.15%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.15%) Xamarin
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