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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 547 582 611
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 366 362 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 347 349 340
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
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
88317 96631 104807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.20% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 75047 80981 85366
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
South East +28 71 £30,000 -7.69% 6
North West +25 63 £30,000 -7.69% 6
West Midlands +5 57 £32,500 +15.04% 5
South West +18 48 £35,500 +31.48% 8
London +5 46 £35,000 -17.64% 2
East of England +26 44 £32,500 -7.14% 3
East Midlands 0 19 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire +3 18 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 359 (50.14%) QA
2 343 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (43.44%) Software Testing
4 226 (31.56%) Selenium
5 221 (30.87%) Test Scripting
6 219 (30.59%) SQL
7 209 (29.19%) ISEB
8 206 (28.77%) Manual Testing
9 201 (28.07%) Automated Testing
10 170 (23.74%) ISTQB
11 152 (21.23%) C#
12 148 (20.67%) Scrum
13 145 (20.25%) Automation Testing
14 134 (18.72%) Windows
15 133 (18.58%) Java
16 117 (16.34%) Microsoft
17 115 (16.06%) Degree
18 112 (15.64%) Regression Testing
18 112 (15.64%) SDLC
19 106 (14.80%) JIRA
20 105 (14.66%) Test Automation
21 101 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
21 101 (14.11%) JavaScript
21 101 (14.11%) .NET
22 90 (12.57%) Finance
23 88 (12.29%) SQL Server
24 84 (11.73%) Linux
25 76 (10.61%) Performance Testing
26 63 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
26 63 (8.80%) BDD

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 (1.82%) CMS
2 9 (1.26%) IIS
3 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.14%) JBoss
5 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) Maya
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.68%) MultiFonds
1 12 (1.68%) Sonata
2 8 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Global One
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.70%) SaaS
4 2 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.68%) LAN
1 12 (1.68%) WAN
2 10 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.26%) HTTP
4 8 (1.12%) SAN
4 8 (1.12%) SSH
4 8 (1.12%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.98%) IMAP
5 7 (0.98%) NAS
5 7 (0.98%) SMTP
6 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.42%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.28%) VoIP
9 1 (0.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.40%) MySQL
2 10 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.26%) MS Access
3 9 (1.26%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.28%) DB2
7 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 226 (31.56%) Selenium
2 106 (14.80%) JIRA
3 63 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (7.96%) WebDriver
5 53 (7.40%) Cucumber
6 41 (5.73%) HP UFT
7 31 (4.33%) Jenkins
7 31 (4.33%) JMeter
8 28 (3.91%) SoapUI
9 23 (3.21%) Git (software)
10 19 (2.65%) JUnit
11 18 (2.51%) NUnit
11 18 (2.51%) Protractor
12 16 (2.23%) SpecFlow
13 15 (2.09%) LoadRunner
14 14 (1.96%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
15 13 (1.82%) TestNG
16 11 (1.54%) Bugzilla
16 11 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 90 (12.57%) Finance
2 34 (4.75%) Games
3 30 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.35%) Retail
5 20 (2.79%) Marketing
6 17 (2.37%) Banking
7 13 (1.82%) Electronics
7 13 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.26%) Automotive
9 4 (0.56%) Back Office
9 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.56%) Legal
10 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.28%) Front Office
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (14.11%) .NET
2 55 (7.68%) HTML
3 50 (6.98%) XML
4 49 (6.84%) Web Services
5 36 (5.03%) CSS
6 25 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 25 (3.49%) SOAP
7 15 (2.09%) jQuery
8 14 (1.96%) REST
9 11 (1.54%) Gherkin
9 11 (1.54%) LAMP
10 9 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.12%) Silverlight
12 7 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (0.98%) DOM
12 7 (0.98%) MAPI
12 7 (0.98%) X-Windows
13 6 (0.84%) Spring
13 6 (0.84%) WCF
14 5 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.84%) Mobile App
2 42 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.87%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.21%) iPad
4 19 (2.65%) Online Games
4 19 (2.65%) User Experience
5 16 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.96%) Digital Media
8 11 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.40%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.84%) Blog
11 6 (0.84%) Life Science
11 6 (0.84%) Raspberry Pi
11 6 (0.84%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.56%) EPoS
12 4 (0.56%) Social Media
12 4 (0.56%) W3C
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (18.72%) Windows
2 84 (11.73%) Linux
3 28 (3.91%) Unix
4 24 (3.35%) Android
5 22 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.12%) CentOS
10 7 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (43.44%) Software Testing
3 221 (30.87%) Test Scripting
4 206 (28.77%) Manual Testing
5 201 (28.07%) Automated Testing
6 148 (20.67%) Scrum
7 145 (20.25%) Automation Testing
8 112 (15.64%) Regression Testing
8 112 (15.64%) SDLC
9 105 (14.66%) Test Automation
10 101 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 76 (10.61%) Performance Testing
12 63 (8.80%) BDD
13 62 (8.66%) Functional Testing
14 51 (7.12%) Defect Management
15 50 (6.98%) Test Strategy
16 48 (6.70%) System Testing
17 47 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (6.15%) TDD
18 44 (6.15%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 219 (30.59%) SQL
2 152 (21.23%) C#
3 133 (18.58%) Java
4 101 (14.11%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.52%) Python
6 46 (6.42%) C++
7 24 (3.35%) PHP
8 20 (2.79%) Ruby
9 13 (1.82%) C
9 13 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.26%) Perl
10 9 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.12%) VB
12 7 (0.98%) VBA
13 6 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.70%) VBScript
15 4 (0.56%) Fortran
16 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 209 (29.19%) ISEB
2 170 (23.74%) ISTQB
3 115 (16.06%) Degree
4 48 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 22 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.14%) PhD
12 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (50.14%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) WCAG
3 3 (0.42%) Section 508
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) SDET
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.12%) Perfmon
3 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.70%) Puppet
4 1 (0.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 117 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.56%) Oracle
3 26 (3.63%) HP
4 13 (1.82%) Google
5 11 (1.54%) VMware
6 10 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.26%) SAP
8 6 (0.84%) PayPal
9 5 (0.70%) Splunk
10 4 (0.56%) IBM
11 3 (0.42%) Telerik
12 2 (0.28%) BT
12 2 (0.28%) Intel Security
12 2 (0.28%) Kaspersky
12 2 (0.28%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.14%) Facebook
13 1 (0.14%) hybris
13 1 (0.14%) MKS
13 1 (0.14%) Samsung
13 1 (0.14%) Sencha
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Felinesoft Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Novate IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 33k per year + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Share ownership scheme + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Stafford
EMBS
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago