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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 563 624 602
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 349 329 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 336 311 357
Median salary £34,250 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.16% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
88468 97240 109425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 75248 80665 90432
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
West Midlands +7 59 £32,500 +12.06% 2
London +20 56 £42,500 +3.65% 2
Yorkshire +26 48 £31,250 +4.16% 3
South East +32 46 £35,000 - 9
East of England +26 44 £35,000 +9.37% 1
South West +25 41 £34,000 +36.00% 4
North West +8 37 £32,750 +9.16% 11
East Midlands +15 17 £33,500 +5.51% 1
North East -7 1 £32,500 +22.64%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 315 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (43.11%) QA
3 279 (41.77%) Software Testing
4 228 (34.13%) Selenium
5 212 (31.74%) SQL
6 191 (28.59%) Automated Testing
7 181 (27.10%) Manual Testing
8 179 (26.80%) Test Scripting
9 157 (23.50%) ISEB
10 145 (21.71%) C#
11 143 (21.41%) ISTQB
12 126 (18.86%) Scrum
13 122 (18.26%) Automation Testing
14 118 (17.66%) Test Automation
14 118 (17.66%) Java
14 118 (17.66%) Windows
15 116 (17.37%) Finance
16 112 (16.77%) Microsoft
17 109 (16.32%) Degree
17 109 (16.32%) SDLC
18 105 (15.72%) .NET
19 103 (15.42%) JIRA
20 89 (13.32%) SQL Server
21 88 (13.17%) BDD
22 82 (12.28%) Regression Testing
23 79 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
24 76 (11.38%) Cucumber
25 71 (10.63%) Functional Testing
26 70 (10.48%) Web Services
26 70 (10.48%) JavaScript

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 11 (1.65%) IIS
2 6 (0.90%) CMS
3 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 60 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) MultiFonds
1 9 (1.35%) Sonata
2 6 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.80%) HTTP
2 11 (1.65%) SAN
2 11 (1.65%) Wireshark
3 10 (1.50%) IMAP
3 10 (1.50%) NAS
3 10 (1.50%) SMTP
4 7 (1.05%) LAN
4 7 (1.05%) WAN
5 6 (0.90%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.30%) SSH
8 1 (0.15%) Firewall
8 1 (0.15%) Internet
8 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.54%) MySQL
3 14 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.90%) MS Access
7 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Big Data
10 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.30%) DB2
10 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 228 (34.13%) Selenium
2 103 (15.42%) JIRA
3 76 (11.38%) Cucumber
4 64 (9.58%) WebDriver
5 60 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (5.99%) HP UFT
7 37 (5.54%) SoapUI
8 26 (3.89%) Jenkins
8 26 (3.89%) JUnit
9 25 (3.74%) JMeter
9 25 (3.74%) SpecFlow
10 21 (3.14%) Bugzilla
11 20 (2.99%) Git (software)
12 19 (2.84%) FitNesse
13 18 (2.69%) Selenium IDE
13 18 (2.69%) Visual Studio
14 14 (2.10%) LoadRunner
15 13 (1.95%) Subversion
16 12 (1.80%) Toad
17 11 (1.65%) WebLOAD
General
1 116 (17.37%) Finance
2 22 (3.29%) Marketing
3 21 (3.14%) Games
4 20 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.84%) Banking
6 14 (2.10%) Electronics
7 12 (1.80%) Retail
8 11 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.90%) Legal
10 4 (0.60%) Publishing
11 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Front Office
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (15.72%) .NET
2 70 (10.48%) Web Services
3 60 (8.98%) HTML
4 49 (7.34%) XML
5 23 (3.44%) CSS
6 21 (3.14%) SOAP
7 14 (2.10%) REST
8 11 (1.65%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.50%) MAPI
10 8 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.05%) DHTML
11 7 (1.05%) Gherkin
11 7 (1.05%) jQuery
12 6 (0.90%) JDBC
13 5 (0.75%) WCF
14 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.60%) J2EE
14 4 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.60%) Spring
14 4 (0.60%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.89%) Computer Science
3 44 (6.59%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.10%) iPad
5 12 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.35%) User Experience
7 8 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.05%) Online Games
8 7 (1.05%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.75%) iSeries
10 5 (0.75%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.75%) Raspberry Pi
11 4 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.60%) EPoS
11 4 (0.60%) Social Media
12 3 (0.45%) Chemistry
12 3 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.66%) Windows
2 39 (5.84%) Linux
3 35 (5.24%) Android
4 29 (4.34%) Apple iOS
4 29 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.19%) Unix
6 8 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.20%) Windows Vista
6 8 (1.20%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.05%) Solaris
7 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.90%) CentOS
9 5 (0.75%) AIX
9 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (41.77%) Software Testing
3 191 (28.59%) Automated Testing
4 181 (27.10%) Manual Testing
5 179 (26.80%) Test Scripting
6 126 (18.86%) Scrum
7 122 (18.26%) Automation Testing
8 118 (17.66%) Test Automation
9 109 (16.32%) SDLC
10 88 (13.17%) BDD
11 82 (12.28%) Regression Testing
12 79 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 71 (10.63%) Functional Testing
14 69 (10.33%) TDD
15 48 (7.19%) Defect Management
15 48 (7.19%) Performance Testing
16 47 (7.04%) System Testing
17 43 (6.44%) Software Engineering
18 42 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (5.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (31.74%) SQL
2 145 (21.71%) C#
3 118 (17.66%) Java
4 70 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 57 (8.53%) Python
6 36 (5.39%) C++
7 34 (5.09%) Ruby
8 17 (2.54%) PHP
9 16 (2.40%) Perl
10 13 (1.95%) C
10 13 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.35%) VB
13 8 (1.20%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.60%) COBOL
15 4 (0.60%) VB6
15 4 (0.60%) VBScript
16 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (23.50%) ISEB
2 143 (21.41%) ISTQB
3 109 (16.32%) Degree
4 36 (5.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.15%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (43.11%) QA
2 3 (0.45%) Section 508
3 2 (0.30%) WCAG
4 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.80%) Firmware
2 11 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.65%) Perfmon
3 9 (1.35%) Puppet
4 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 112 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.59%) Oracle
3 22 (3.29%) HP
4 13 (1.95%) VMware
5 9 (1.35%) IBM
6 8 (1.20%) Google
6 8 (1.20%) SAP
6 8 (1.20%) Telerik
7 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.75%) MKS
9 4 (0.60%) Apple
9 4 (0.60%) Splunk
9 4 (0.60%) Twitter
10 3 (0.45%) Facebook
11 2 (0.30%) Kaspersky
11 2 (0.30%) PayPal
11 2 (0.30%) T-Plan
11 2 (0.30%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.15%) Cognos
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + incremental salary + 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 Per Annum 25-33k + Share Options
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training
Posted: 9 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on Exp, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 21 days ago