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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 542 631 612
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 383 346 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 367 334 346
Median salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
88595 99120 104958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.43% 96.33% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75423 82622 86348
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +31 73 £32,500 +18.18% 3
South East +26 64 £31,500 -3.07% 12
London +21 54 £35,000 -17.64% 7
East of England +51 52 £35,000 +7.69% 5
South West +39 48 £33,250 +25.47% 6
North West +22 42 £30,000 -4.76% 9
Yorkshire +31 26 £35,000 +16.66% 1
East Midlands +5 23 £32,500 - 2
North East +3 1 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 361 (47.81%) QA
2 352 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (44.77%) Software Testing
4 259 (34.30%) Selenium
5 232 (30.73%) SQL
6 228 (30.20%) Test Scripting
7 205 (27.15%) Automated Testing
8 203 (26.89%) ISEB
9 188 (24.90%) Manual Testing
10 179 (23.71%) ISTQB
11 165 (21.85%) C#
12 150 (19.87%) Java
13 140 (18.54%) Scrum
13 140 (18.54%) Automation Testing
14 130 (17.22%) Microsoft
15 127 (16.82%) Test Automation
16 125 (16.56%) Degree
17 122 (16.16%) SDLC
18 121 (16.03%) Windows
19 118 (15.63%) .NET
20 116 (15.36%) Regression Testing
21 112 (14.83%) JavaScript
21 112 (14.83%) Finance
22 111 (14.70%) JIRA
23 107 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
24 103 (13.64%) SQL Server
25 78 (10.33%) Performance Testing
26 74 (9.80%) BDD
26 74 (9.80%) HTML
27 69 (9.14%) Functional Testing

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 12 (1.59%) IIS
2 10 (1.32%) CMS
3 5 (0.66%) Confluence
3 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.13%) JBoss
4 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 58 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (1.72%) MultiFonds
1 13 (1.72%) Sonata
2 8 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.66%) SaaS
4 2 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.12%) HTTP
2 12 (1.59%) LAN
2 12 (1.59%) WAN
3 11 (1.46%) SAN
3 11 (1.46%) Wireshark
4 10 (1.32%) IMAP
4 10 (1.32%) NAS
4 10 (1.32%) SMTP
4 10 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.66%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.53%) SSH
7 2 (0.26%) VoIP
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) Internet
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
8 1 (0.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 12 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.46%) MySQL
4 10 (1.32%) MS Access
5 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.26%) DB2
9 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 259 (34.30%) Selenium
2 111 (14.70%) JIRA
3 68 (9.01%) Cucumber
3 68 (9.01%) WebDriver
4 59 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (4.77%) Jenkins
6 35 (4.64%) JMeter
7 34 (4.50%) HP UFT
8 33 (4.37%) SoapUI
9 30 (3.97%) Git (software)
10 26 (3.44%) JUnit
11 23 (3.05%) SpecFlow
12 19 (2.52%) Bugzilla
13 18 (2.38%) LoadRunner
14 17 (2.25%) Visual Studio
15 16 (2.12%) NUnit
16 15 (1.99%) Protractor
17 14 (1.85%) TestNG
18 13 (1.72%) Jasmine
18 13 (1.72%) Selenium IDE
General
1 112 (14.83%) Finance
2 34 (4.50%) Games
3 29 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.31%) Retail
5 22 (2.91%) Marketing
6 19 (2.52%) Banking
7 13 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.59%) Electronics
9 6 (0.79%) Automotive
9 6 (0.79%) Legal
10 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (15.63%) .NET
2 74 (9.80%) HTML
3 58 (7.68%) XML
4 56 (7.42%) Web Services
5 35 (4.64%) CSS
6 23 (3.05%) SOAP
7 21 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.85%) REST
9 13 (1.72%) jQuery
10 12 (1.59%) LAMP
11 10 (1.32%) MAPI
12 9 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.06%) Gherkin
14 7 (0.93%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.93%) DHTML
15 6 (0.79%) JDBC
15 6 (0.79%) Spring
15 6 (0.79%) WCF
15 6 (0.79%) X-Windows
16 5 (0.66%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.89%) Mobile App
2 45 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.18%) iPad
5 18 (2.38%) User Experience
6 17 (2.25%) Online Games
7 14 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.72%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.79%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.53%) EPoS
13 4 (0.53%) Social Media
14 3 (0.40%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.40%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 121 (16.03%) Windows
2 67 (8.87%) Linux
3 36 (4.77%) Unix
4 32 (4.24%) Android
5 29 (3.84%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.91%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.32%) CentOS
7 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.19%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.79%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.53%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) AIX
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (44.77%) Software Testing
3 228 (30.20%) Test Scripting
4 205 (27.15%) Automated Testing
5 188 (24.90%) Manual Testing
6 140 (18.54%) Automation Testing
6 140 (18.54%) Scrum
7 127 (16.82%) Test Automation
8 122 (16.16%) SDLC
9 116 (15.36%) Regression Testing
10 107 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 78 (10.33%) Performance Testing
12 74 (9.80%) BDD
13 69 (9.14%) Functional Testing
14 67 (8.87%) TDD
15 56 (7.42%) System Testing
16 55 (7.28%) Defect Management
17 54 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (6.09%) Mentoring
18 46 (6.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 232 (30.73%) SQL
2 165 (21.85%) C#
3 150 (19.87%) Java
4 112 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 68 (9.01%) Python
6 45 (5.96%) C++
7 37 (4.90%) Ruby
8 27 (3.58%) PHP
9 16 (2.12%) Perl
10 14 (1.85%) C
10 14 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.59%) VB
12 11 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.93%) VBA
14 6 (0.79%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.53%) VBScript
16 3 (0.40%) COBOL
16 3 (0.40%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 203 (26.89%) ISEB
2 179 (23.71%) ISTQB
3 125 (16.56%) Degree
4 46 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 23 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.13%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (47.81%) QA
2 3 (0.40%) Section 508
2 3 (0.40%) WCAG
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.32%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.13%) Docker
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.46%) Perfmon
3 10 (1.32%) Puppet
4 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.70%) Oracle
3 27 (3.58%) HP
4 14 (1.85%) VMware
5 13 (1.72%) Google
6 12 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.06%) SAP
7 8 (1.06%) Telerik
8 6 (0.79%) IBM
9 5 (0.66%) Splunk
10 4 (0.53%) Apple
10 4 (0.53%) MKS
10 4 (0.53%) PayPal
11 3 (0.40%) Twitter
12 2 (0.26%) BT
12 2 (0.26%) Facebook
12 2 (0.26%) Intel Security
12 2 (0.26%) Kaspersky
12 2 (0.26%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.13%) Cognos
Bury, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 4 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Wellbeing Software Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond (South West London)
Acumen
Salary: £25,000-£30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
St Neots
Pico Technology
Salary: £23,000 - £28,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus, pension and more
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
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,999 per annum £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tony Timmins Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago