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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK / England
Rank 603 663 601
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 226 257 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 213 224 305
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,650 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,900 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
75025 89999 94835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.45% 96.53% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 62757 76295 79421
Median salary £47,500 £45,790 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.73% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +38 50 £33,500 -4.28% 1
South East +67 47 £32,500 +13.04% 9
North West -27 35 £31,250 -0.79% 8
West Midlands +7 29 £35,500 +9.23% 11
London +43 23 £32,500 +4.00% 4
Yorkshire +17 15 £32,500 +1.56% 2
East Midlands +11 14 £35,000 +25.00% 5
South West +21 12 £40,000 +17.64% 7
North East 0 5 £27,500 -4.34% 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 291 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (41.99%) Software Testing
3 204 (39.84%) QA
4 173 (33.79%) Selenium
5 168 (32.81%) Automated Testing
6 150 (29.30%) Test Scripting
7 146 (28.52%) Manual Testing
7 146 (28.52%) SQL
8 122 (23.83%) ISEB
9 121 (23.63%) Scrum
10 104 (20.31%) Windows
11 103 (20.12%) C#
11 103 (20.12%) JIRA
11 103 (20.12%) Automation Testing
12 98 (19.14%) Test Automation
13 93 (18.16%) Regression Testing
14 91 (17.77%) Java
15 88 (17.19%) ISTQB
16 87 (16.99%) Degree
16 87 (16.99%) Functional Testing
17 84 (16.41%) Finance
18 71 (13.87%) Performance Testing
19 67 (13.09%) .NET
20 65 (12.70%) SDLC
21 64 (12.50%) Microsoft
22 61 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
23 57 (11.13%) SQL Server
24 55 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
25 50 (9.77%) Linux
26 49 (9.57%) 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 8 (1.56%) CMS
1 8 (1.56%) Confluence
2 2 (0.39%) JBoss
2 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.20%) Apache
3 1 (0.20%) IIS
3 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Sonata
2 6 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.20%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.59%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.17%) HTTP
2 5 (0.98%) SSH
3 3 (0.59%) LAN
3 3 (0.59%) WAN
4 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.39%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) Multicast
5 1 (0.20%) RTSP
5 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.86%) MySQL
3 16 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 173 (33.79%) Selenium
2 103 (20.12%) JIRA
3 61 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (7.62%) HP UFT
5 38 (7.42%) Cucumber
6 37 (7.23%) WebDriver
7 27 (5.27%) Jenkins
7 27 (5.27%) SoapUI
8 19 (3.71%) JMeter
8 19 (3.71%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.73%) Git (software)
10 13 (2.54%) FitNesse
11 12 (2.34%) LoadRunner
11 12 (2.34%) MSTest
11 12 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
11 12 (2.34%) TestComplete
12 11 (2.15%) Bugzilla
13 10 (1.95%) Subversion
13 10 (1.95%) Trac
13 10 (1.95%) Zephyr
General
1 84 (16.41%) Finance
2 17 (3.32%) Automotive
3 14 (2.73%) Banking
3 14 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.34%) Retail
5 10 (1.95%) Electronics
5 10 (1.95%) Marketing
6 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.17%) Games
8 5 (0.98%) Advertising
9 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.59%) Legal
10 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.09%) .NET
2 47 (9.18%) Web Services
3 28 (5.47%) HTML
4 23 (4.49%) SOAP
5 20 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.91%) CSS
5 20 (3.91%) Gherkin
5 20 (3.91%) XML
6 12 (2.34%) .NET Framework
7 11 (2.15%) REST
8 7 (1.37%) jQuery
9 6 (1.17%) HTML5
9 6 (1.17%) X-Windows
10 5 (0.98%) Silverlight
11 4 (0.78%) DOM
12 3 (0.59%) XSD
13 2 (0.39%) J2EE
13 2 (0.39%) JMS
13 2 (0.39%) JSP
13 2 (0.39%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.93%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.54%) iPad
6 9 (1.76%) User Experience
7 6 (1.17%) Online Gambling
8 5 (0.98%) Blog
8 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.98%) Fintech
8 5 (0.98%) Life Science
9 4 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.78%) Online Games
10 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.39%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.39%) iPhone
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.39%) W3C
12 1 (0.20%) IVR
12 1 (0.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (20.31%) Windows
2 50 (9.77%) Linux
3 23 (4.49%) Unix
4 17 (3.32%) Android
5 15 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.17%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.17%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.98%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (41.99%) Software Testing
3 168 (32.81%) Automated Testing
4 150 (29.30%) Test Scripting
5 146 (28.52%) Manual Testing
6 121 (23.63%) Scrum
7 103 (20.12%) Automation Testing
8 98 (19.14%) Test Automation
9 93 (18.16%) Regression Testing
10 87 (16.99%) Functional Testing
11 71 (13.87%) Performance Testing
12 65 (12.70%) SDLC
13 55 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (9.57%) BDD
15 33 (6.45%) E-Commerce
15 33 (6.45%) System Testing
16 30 (5.86%) Defect Management
17 29 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (5.47%) Mentoring
19 26 (5.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 146 (28.52%) SQL
2 103 (20.12%) C#
3 91 (17.77%) Java
4 42 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.27%) C++
6 21 (4.10%) Python
7 11 (2.15%) PHP
8 9 (1.76%) Ruby
9 8 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.37%) Groovy
11 6 (1.17%) VBScript
12 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.78%) C
13 4 (0.78%) VB
14 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.39%) Fortran
15 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 122 (23.83%) ISEB
2 88 (17.19%) ISTQB
3 87 (16.99%) Degree
4 39 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.54%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (39.84%) QA
2 5 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.78%) SDET
4 3 (0.59%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.30%) Oracle
3 15 (2.93%) HP
4 13 (2.54%) SAP
5 2 (0.39%) IBM
5 2 (0.39%) PayPal
5 2 (0.39%) T-Plan
6 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.20%) hybris
6 1 (0.20%) Infor
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.20%) RedGate
6 1 (0.20%) Sage
6 1 (0.20%) Sencha
6 1 (0.20%) Telerik
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 34k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 5 days ago