The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 546 582 570
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 350 269 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 315 239 278
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101620 95984 106229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 83829 80449 91820
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
UK

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 102 £34,000 +13.33% 8
London -5 57 £44,000 +10.00% 10
North West +38 50 £31,500 +28.57% 8
South West -3 44 £30,000 -10.44% 2
East of England -16 33 £32,500 +1.56% 6
East Midlands -17 27 £26,000 -16.12% 3
West Midlands +8 21 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Yorkshire -46 12 £28,750 -4.16% 1
North East -2 4 £29,750 +32.22%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 305 (42.48%) Software Testing
2 288 (40.11%) QA
3 258 (35.93%) ISEB
4 243 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
5 239 (33.29%) SQL
6 196 (27.30%) Automated Testing
7 194 (27.02%) Degree
8 180 (25.07%) .NET
9 171 (23.82%) Test Scripting
10 168 (23.40%) Selenium
11 164 (22.84%) Manual Testing
12 161 (22.42%) Windows
13 142 (19.78%) SQL Server
14 136 (18.94%) Microsoft
15 127 (17.69%) C#
16 119 (16.57%) Finance
17 118 (16.43%) ISTQB
18 105 (14.62%) Java
19 98 (13.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 94 (13.09%) QuickTest Pro
21 91 (12.67%) Computer Science
22 89 (12.40%) Test Automation
23 88 (12.26%) Scrum
24 80 (11.14%) JavaScript
25 72 (10.03%) Regression Testing
26 69 (9.61%) HTML
27 68 (9.47%) ASP.NET
28 66 (9.19%) Oracle
28 66 (9.19%) System Testing
29 62 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.11%) WorkSite
3 4 (0.56%) Apache
3 4 (0.56%) IIS
3 4 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.14%) CMS
5 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 62 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.29%) MS Office
3 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.11%) Basecamp
3 6 (0.84%) SaaS
4 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.34%) Internet
3 7 (0.97%) HTTP
4 4 (0.56%) Wireless
5 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.28%) 4G
6 2 (0.28%) NAS
6 2 (0.28%) LTE
6 2 (0.28%) SNMP
6 2 (0.28%) SMTP
6 2 (0.28%) SAN
6 2 (0.28%) IMAP
6 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.14%) WAN
7 1 (0.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.55%) MySQL
3 28 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.70%) OLTP
8 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.56%) DB2
10 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.14%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 168 (23.40%) Selenium
2 94 (13.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 62 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (6.96%) Visual Studio
5 44 (6.13%) WebDriver
5 44 (6.13%) JIRA
6 38 (5.29%) JMeter
7 29 (4.04%) LoadRunner
8 26 (3.62%) Selenium IDE
9 15 (2.09%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.95%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.81%) Subversion
11 13 (1.81%) Bugzilla
11 13 (1.81%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.67%) NUnit
13 8 (1.11%) MSTest
13 8 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.97%) FitNesse
15 6 (0.84%) TestComplete
15 6 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 119 (16.57%) Finance
2 24 (3.34%) Retail
3 21 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.51%) Banking
5 16 (2.23%) Electronics
6 12 (1.67%) Games
6 12 (1.67%) Marketing
7 11 (1.53%) Back Office
8 10 (1.39%) Law
8 10 (1.39%) Legal
9 9 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.84%) Advertising
11 4 (0.56%) Publishing
11 4 (0.56%) Automotive
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (25.07%) .NET
2 69 (9.61%) HTML
3 68 (9.47%) ASP.NET
4 40 (5.57%) XML
5 34 (4.74%) Web Services
6 24 (3.34%) CSS
7 17 (2.37%) SOAP
8 12 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.53%) Flash
9 11 (1.53%) J2EE
10 9 (1.25%) REST
11 8 (1.11%) Adobe AIR
12 7 (0.97%) XSD
12 7 (0.97%) jQuery
13 6 (0.84%) WCF
13 6 (0.84%) WSDL
13 6 (0.84%) WinForms
14 4 (0.56%) COM
14 4 (0.56%) LAMP
14 4 (0.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.67%) Computer Science
2 31 (4.32%) Mathematics
3 30 (4.18%) Client/Server
4 28 (3.90%) Open Source
5 25 (3.48%) Life Science
6 22 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.65%) Chemistry
8 16 (2.23%) Biology
9 14 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.25%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.25%) NHS
11 8 (1.11%) Video on Demand
11 8 (1.11%) Statistics
12 6 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.42%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.42%) Online Games
14 3 (0.42%) Social Network
14 3 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 161 (22.42%) Windows
2 43 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (4.18%) Linux
4 21 (2.92%) UNIX
5 14 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 9 (1.25%) Android
7 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.97%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.84%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.84%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (42.48%) Software Testing
2 243 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (27.30%) Automated Testing
4 171 (23.82%) Test Scripting
5 164 (22.84%) Manual Testing
6 89 (12.40%) Test Automation
7 88 (12.26%) Scrum
8 72 (10.03%) Regression Testing
9 66 (9.19%) System Testing
10 58 (8.08%) Web Testing
11 56 (7.80%) Automation Testing
12 49 (6.82%) Performance Testing
13 47 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (6.55%) Test Management
14 33 (4.60%) Test Strategy
15 28 (3.90%) V-Model
15 28 (3.90%) E-Commerce
16 27 (3.76%) Software Engineering
16 27 (3.76%) Agile Testing
17 26 (3.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 239 (33.29%) SQL
2 127 (17.69%) C#
3 105 (14.62%) Java
4 80 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 37 (5.15%) T-SQL
6 36 (5.01%) Python
7 35 (4.87%) C++
7 35 (4.87%) PL/SQL
8 28 (3.90%) PHP
9 23 (3.20%) VB
10 22 (3.06%) VB.NET
11 19 (2.65%) VBScript
12 14 (1.95%) Ruby
13 10 (1.39%) Perl
13 10 (1.39%) VB6
14 9 (1.25%) C
15 6 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.70%) PowerHouse
17 3 (0.42%) ActionScript
17 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 258 (35.93%) ISEB
2 194 (27.02%) Degree
3 118 (16.43%) ISTQB
4 98 (13.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.81%) PhD
7 7 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.70%) HND
9 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.56%) HNC
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (40.11%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) SLA
2 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (8.08%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.11%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) PureDisk
3 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 136 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 66 (9.19%) Oracle
3 41 (5.71%) HP
4 15 (2.09%) Citrix
5 12 (1.67%) Telerik
6 10 (1.39%) Adobe
7 8 (1.11%) Interwoven
8 5 (0.70%) Compuware
9 4 (0.56%) SunGard
10 3 (0.42%) Apple
11 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.28%) IBM
11 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.28%) Sony
11 2 (0.28%) VMware
12 1 (0.14%) Capita
12 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
12 1 (0.14%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.14%) Empirix
12 1 (0.14%) Hyperion
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £22500 - £30000 per annum + Great Base+Propects
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £0 - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Annum £30,000-£40,000
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Salary: 35k
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