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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK / England
Rank 582 623 565
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 248 313 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 236 282 351
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,775 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £49,500
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
74873 91880 96090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.47% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 62548 77866 79959
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £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 25 February 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 25 February 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
South East +70 74 £32,500 - 16
West Midlands +40 41 £32,500 -7.14% 9
East of England +21 36 £35,000 +16.66% 5
North West -34 30 £29,000 -3.33% 6
London +59 25 £45,000 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire +16 23 £32,000 - 4
South West +13 15 £37,500 +10.29% 12
East Midlands +6 8 £35,000 +12.00% 3
North East +4 3 £27,500 -8.33%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 281 (58.91%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (41.51%) Software Testing
3 187 (39.20%) QA
4 177 (37.11%) Selenium
5 144 (30.19%) Test Scripting
6 140 (29.35%) Automated Testing
7 130 (27.25%) SQL
8 108 (22.64%) C#
8 108 (22.64%) Manual Testing
9 104 (21.80%) ISEB
10 99 (20.75%) JIRA
11 97 (20.34%) Test Automation
11 97 (20.34%) Automation Testing
11 97 (20.34%) Scrum
12 95 (19.92%) Degree
13 93 (19.50%) Regression Testing
14 90 (18.87%) Java
15 86 (18.03%) Windows
15 86 (18.03%) Functional Testing
16 80 (16.77%) ISTQB
17 77 (16.14%) Finance
18 64 (13.42%) Microsoft
19 62 (13.00%) .NET
19 62 (13.00%) SQL Server
19 62 (13.00%) SDLC
20 59 (12.37%) Performance Testing
21 51 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
22 49 (10.27%) Web Services
23 47 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
24 44 (9.22%) Cucumber

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 (2.31%) Confluence
2 2 (0.42%) CMS
2 2 (0.42%) JBoss
2 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.21%) Apache
3 1 (0.21%) IIS
3 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Sonata
2 4 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.84%) SaaS
2 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.47%) HTTP
2 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) FTP
3 1 (0.21%) Multicast
3 1 (0.21%) RTSP
3 1 (0.21%) SSH
3 1 (0.21%) VoIP
3 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.13%) MySQL
3 21 (4.40%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 177 (37.11%) Selenium
2 99 (20.75%) JIRA
3 51 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (9.22%) Cucumber
5 43 (9.01%) WebDriver
6 33 (6.92%) SoapUI
7 31 (6.50%) HP UFT
8 24 (5.03%) Jenkins
9 19 (3.98%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.56%) JMeter
11 16 (3.35%) Bugzilla
12 15 (3.14%) Ranorex
12 15 (3.14%) Trac
13 14 (2.94%) FitNesse
14 13 (2.73%) Git (software)
15 12 (2.52%) Hudson
15 12 (2.52%) LoadRunner
15 12 (2.52%) MSTest
16 11 (2.31%) Subversion
16 11 (2.31%) TestComplete
General
1 77 (16.14%) Finance
2 16 (3.35%) Automotive
3 15 (3.14%) Banking
4 14 (2.94%) Retail
5 11 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.89%) Games
7 7 (1.47%) Electronics
7 7 (1.47%) Legal
7 7 (1.47%) Marketing
8 6 (1.26%) Advertising
9 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.84%) Law
9 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.00%) .NET
2 49 (10.27%) Web Services
3 25 (5.24%) HTML
4 20 (4.19%) SOAP
4 20 (4.19%) XML
5 18 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 18 (3.77%) Gherkin
6 16 (3.35%) CSS
7 10 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.47%) HTML5
8 7 (1.47%) REST
9 5 (1.05%) jQuery
9 5 (1.05%) Silverlight
9 5 (1.05%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.84%) COM
11 3 (0.63%) JSON
11 3 (0.63%) Spring
11 3 (0.63%) XSD
12 2 (0.42%) Ajax
12 2 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.45%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.98%) iPad
5 15 (3.14%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.31%) User Experience
7 10 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.26%) Online Gambling
9 5 (1.05%) Fintech
9 5 (1.05%) iPhone
10 3 (0.63%) Online Games
10 3 (0.63%) Social Network
11 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.21%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.21%) FMCG
12 1 (0.21%) Home Automation
12 1 (0.21%) Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.03%) Windows
2 29 (6.08%) Linux
3 25 (5.24%) Android
4 21 (4.40%) Unix
5 20 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.26%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.26%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (58.91%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (41.51%) Software Testing
3 144 (30.19%) Test Scripting
4 140 (29.35%) Automated Testing
5 108 (22.64%) Manual Testing
6 97 (20.34%) Automation Testing
6 97 (20.34%) Scrum
6 97 (20.34%) Test Automation
7 93 (19.50%) Regression Testing
8 86 (18.03%) Functional Testing
9 62 (13.00%) SDLC
10 59 (12.37%) Performance Testing
11 47 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (9.22%) BDD
13 41 (8.60%) E-Commerce
14 27 (5.66%) System Testing
15 26 (5.45%) Process Improvement
16 25 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (5.03%) Defect Tracking
17 24 (5.03%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (27.25%) SQL
2 108 (22.64%) C#
3 90 (18.87%) Java
4 36 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.82%) C++
6 21 (4.40%) Python
7 11 (2.31%) Groovy
8 10 (2.10%) Ruby
8 10 (2.10%) VB
9 9 (1.89%) PHP
10 6 (1.26%) C
11 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.05%) VBScript
12 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.63%) Perl
12 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 104 (21.80%) ISEB
2 95 (19.92%) Degree
3 80 (16.77%) ISTQB
4 35 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (39.20%) QA
2 5 (1.05%) SDET
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.73%) Oracle
3 10 (2.10%) SAP
4 9 (1.89%) HP
5 6 (1.26%) Telerik
6 2 (0.42%) Apple
6 2 (0.42%) Facebook
6 2 (0.42%) IBM
6 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.42%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.21%) Infor
7 1 (0.21%) PayPal
7 1 (0.21%) RedGate
7 1 (0.21%) Sage
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £62,000 DOE plus an attractive pension, bonus and monetary benef
Posted: 2 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, bonus, 24 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + benefits, flexible hours
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, dental etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago