The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 628 588 624
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 229 370 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 216 325 321
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
80887 97120 104197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.48% 96.62% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 67718 81772 86920
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 3 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +40 47 £30,000 -14.28% 9
North West -45 47 £34,000 +4.61% 11
South East +36 37 £27,500 -21.42% 7
West Midlands -27 32 £32,500 +8.33% 6
South West -11 23 £38,000 +20.63% 6
London +26 20 £40,500 +1.25% 2
East Midlands +7 12 £35,000 +34.61% 4
Yorkshire +2 10 £30,750 -5.38% 2
North East +5 2 £34,400 +14.66% 2
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 311 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (47.13%) QA
3 270 (45.61%) Software Testing
4 203 (34.29%) Selenium
5 195 (32.94%) Test Scripting
6 191 (32.26%) Automated Testing
7 175 (29.56%) Manual Testing
8 172 (29.05%) ISEB
9 165 (27.87%) SQL
10 149 (25.17%) Scrum
11 135 (22.80%) ISTQB
12 124 (20.95%) Windows
13 117 (19.76%) C#
14 113 (19.09%) Java
15 111 (18.75%) Automation Testing
16 110 (18.58%) Test Automation
16 110 (18.58%) Degree
17 109 (18.41%) JIRA
18 104 (17.57%) Regression Testing
19 87 (14.70%) Performance Testing
20 85 (14.36%) SDLC
21 84 (14.19%) Finance
22 83 (14.02%) .NET
23 82 (13.85%) Linux
24 80 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
25 74 (12.50%) JavaScript
26 73 (12.33%) Functional Testing
27 71 (11.99%) Microsoft
28 64 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
29 62 (10.47%) SQL Server

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.20%) CMS
2 8 (1.35%) Confluence
3 2 (0.34%) IIS
3 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.17%) Apache
4 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Sonata
2 6 (1.01%) MultiFonds
2 6 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Global One
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.51%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.52%) HTTP
2 7 (1.18%) LAN
2 7 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.18%) WAN
3 6 (1.01%) SSH
4 3 (0.51%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.34%) VoIP
6 1 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) Multicast
6 1 (0.17%) RTSP
6 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.38%) MySQL
3 8 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.51%) MS Access
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) Big Data
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 203 (34.29%) Selenium
2 109 (18.41%) JIRA
3 64 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (7.60%) Cucumber
5 43 (7.26%) HP UFT
5 43 (7.26%) WebDriver
6 35 (5.91%) Jenkins
7 28 (4.73%) SoapUI
8 26 (4.39%) JMeter
9 21 (3.55%) Git (software)
10 18 (3.04%) SpecFlow
11 16 (2.70%) LoadRunner
12 15 (2.53%) Mercurial
13 14 (2.36%) NUnit
13 14 (2.36%) Selenium IDE
13 14 (2.36%) Subversion
14 13 (2.20%) Protractor
14 13 (2.20%) Visual Studio
15 12 (2.03%) Hudson
15 12 (2.03%) MSTest
General
1 84 (14.19%) Finance
2 24 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.72%) Retail
4 19 (3.21%) Games
5 16 (2.70%) Automotive
6 11 (1.86%) Electronics
7 10 (1.69%) Banking
7 10 (1.69%) Marketing
8 7 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.84%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.02%) .NET
2 46 (7.77%) Web Services
3 43 (7.26%) HTML
4 31 (5.24%) XML
5 30 (5.07%) ASP.NET
6 27 (4.56%) CSS
7 22 (3.72%) SOAP
8 15 (2.53%) Gherkin
9 14 (2.36%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.20%) REST
11 11 (1.86%) jQuery
12 10 (1.69%) X-Windows
13 8 (1.35%) LAMP
14 6 (1.01%) HTML5
14 6 (1.01%) Silverlight
15 5 (0.84%) DOM
16 4 (0.68%) CSS3
17 3 (0.51%) Ajax
17 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
17 3 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.57%) Mobile App
2 30 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.21%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.87%) User Experience
6 14 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.36%) Online Games
7 12 (2.03%) iPad
8 9 (1.52%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.35%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.01%) Blog
10 6 (1.01%) Life Science
11 5 (0.84%) Fintech
12 4 (0.68%) Online Gambling
13 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.34%) BBC
14 2 (0.34%) New Media
14 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 124 (20.95%) Windows
2 82 (13.85%) Linux
3 30 (5.07%) Unix
4 21 (3.55%) Android
4 21 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.03%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.18%) CentOS
6 7 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (45.61%) Software Testing
3 195 (32.94%) Test Scripting
4 191 (32.26%) Automated Testing
5 175 (29.56%) Manual Testing
6 149 (25.17%) Scrum
7 111 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 110 (18.58%) Test Automation
9 104 (17.57%) Regression Testing
10 87 (14.70%) Performance Testing
11 85 (14.36%) SDLC
12 80 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 73 (12.33%) Functional Testing
14 48 (8.11%) BDD
15 47 (7.94%) System Testing
16 44 (7.43%) Test Planning
17 42 (7.09%) Test Strategy
18 40 (6.76%) Defect Management
19 34 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (5.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 165 (27.87%) SQL
2 117 (19.76%) C#
3 113 (19.09%) Java
4 74 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 39 (6.59%) C++
6 32 (5.41%) Python
7 22 (3.72%) PHP
8 12 (2.03%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.86%) C
10 10 (1.69%) Ruby
11 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.01%) Groovy
13 4 (0.68%) Fortran
13 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.68%) VBScript
14 3 (0.51%) Perl
14 3 (0.51%) VB
14 3 (0.51%) VBA
15 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 172 (29.05%) ISEB
2 135 (22.80%) ISTQB
3 110 (18.58%) Degree
4 50 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 20 (3.38%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (47.13%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.34%) WCAG
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (5.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.76%) Oracle
3 20 (3.38%) HP
4 12 (2.03%) SAP
5 9 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.84%) Google
7 4 (0.68%) PayPal
8 2 (0.34%) BT
8 2 (0.34%) IBM
8 2 (0.34%) Intel Security
8 2 (0.34%) Telerik
8 2 (0.34%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.17%) hybris
9 1 (0.17%) Infor
9 1 (0.17%) RedGate
9 1 (0.17%) Sage
9 1 (0.17%) Sencha
9 1 (0.17%) Splunk
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/care, flexi hrs
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £27k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + ben
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum DoE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago