The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 550 546 596
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 343 351 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 318 292 278
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
99709 96961 103968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.70% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83629 79597 90269
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -27 80 £32,500 - 6
London +34 61 £35,000 - 6
North West +4 50 £32,500 +14.03% 15
East of England -26 41 £35,000 +22.80% 13
West Midlands +6 33 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire -36 30 £30,000 - 4
East Midlands -9 23 £30,000 - 2
South West -1 21 £30,750 -9.55% 5
North East -17 3 £28,750 +22.34%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 313 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (42.39%) QA
3 270 (41.93%) Software Testing
4 230 (35.71%) Selenium
5 226 (35.09%) ISEB
6 222 (34.47%) SQL
7 215 (33.39%) Manual Testing
8 196 (30.43%) Automated Testing
9 172 (26.71%) Degree
10 155 (24.07%) Windows
11 152 (23.60%) Test Scripting
12 124 (19.25%) ISTQB
13 120 (18.63%) Microsoft
14 116 (18.01%) Test Automation
15 113 (17.55%) QuickTest Pro
16 97 (15.06%) .NET
17 86 (13.35%) Finance
18 84 (13.04%) Scrum
19 79 (12.27%) C#
20 77 (11.96%) JIRA
20 77 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 75 (11.65%) Java
22 74 (11.49%) Automation Testing
23 73 (11.34%) Linux
24 64 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
25 62 (9.63%) Oracle
26 61 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
27 60 (9.32%) SQL Server
27 60 (9.32%) Regression Testing
28 53 (8.23%) JavaScript

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (1.40%) WorkSite
2 8 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.31%) SAS
3 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.16%) Drupal
4 1 (0.16%) WordPress
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 36 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.73%) MS Office
3 9 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.16%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.48%) SaaS
2 6 (0.93%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.95%) VoIP
3 14 (2.17%) WAN
3 14 (2.17%) Wireshark
4 13 (2.02%) RTP
4 13 (2.02%) H.323
4 13 (2.02%) VLAN
4 13 (2.02%) DHCP
5 4 (0.62%) LTE
5 4 (0.62%) 4G
5 4 (0.62%) MVNO
6 3 (0.47%) Internet
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
7 2 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.31%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.16%) SNMP
8 1 (0.16%) Extranet
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.14%) MySQL
3 18 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.24%) DB2
7 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.47%) MS Access
9 3 (0.47%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.31%) Big Data
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 230 (35.71%) Selenium
2 113 (17.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 77 (11.96%) JIRA
4 51 (7.92%) WebDriver
5 38 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (5.59%) JMeter
6 36 (5.59%) Cucumber
7 29 (4.50%) Visual Studio
8 26 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (2.80%) FitNesse
10 16 (2.48%) TestComplete
10 16 (2.48%) InstallShield
11 14 (2.17%) Ant
11 14 (2.17%) Jenkins
12 13 (2.02%) FogBugz
13 12 (1.86%) Subversion
14 11 (1.71%) SoapUI
15 10 (1.55%) SpecFlow
15 10 (1.55%) NUnit
16 9 (1.40%) WatiN
General
1 86 (13.35%) Finance
2 34 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 20 (3.11%) Banking
5 18 (2.80%) Retail
6 13 (2.02%) Law
7 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.09%) Games
9 6 (0.93%) Marketing
9 6 (0.93%) Electronics
10 5 (0.78%) Legal
10 5 (0.78%) Billing
11 3 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.06%) .NET
2 52 (8.07%) Web Services
3 50 (7.76%) XML
4 47 (7.30%) HTML
5 33 (5.12%) CSS
6 29 (4.50%) ASP.NET
7 25 (3.88%) J2EE
8 17 (2.64%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.17%) jQuery
10 8 (1.24%) Flash
11 6 (0.93%) SOAP
11 6 (0.93%) Adobe AIR
12 5 (0.78%) REST
13 3 (0.47%) HTML5
14 2 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 2 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
14 2 (0.31%) XHTML
14 2 (0.31%) Middleware
14 2 (0.31%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.90%) Life Science
4 32 (4.97%) Mathematics
5 28 (4.35%) Open Source
6 24 (3.73%) Chemistry
6 24 (3.73%) Biology
7 21 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.95%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.17%) Visualisation
10 13 (2.02%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.71%) Biotechnology
12 6 (0.93%) Physics
12 6 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.93%) User Experience
12 6 (0.93%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.93%) LIMS
12 6 (0.93%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 155 (24.07%) Windows
2 73 (11.34%) Linux
3 43 (6.68%) UNIX
4 39 (6.06%) Solaris
5 26 (4.04%) Android
5 26 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 24 (3.73%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (41.93%) Software Testing
3 215 (33.39%) Manual Testing
4 196 (30.43%) Automated Testing
5 152 (23.60%) Test Scripting
6 116 (18.01%) Test Automation
7 84 (13.04%) Scrum
8 74 (11.49%) Automation Testing
9 60 (9.32%) Regression Testing
10 47 (7.30%) Test Management
11 41 (6.37%) Software Engineering
11 41 (6.37%) Performance Testing
12 40 (6.21%) Test Strategy
13 38 (5.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (5.75%) E-Commerce
15 35 (5.43%) Waterfall
16 33 (5.12%) System Testing
17 28 (4.35%) Time Management
18 26 (4.04%) Web Testing
19 24 (3.73%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 222 (34.47%) SQL
2 79 (12.27%) C#
3 75 (11.65%) Java
4 53 (8.23%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.28%) PL/SQL
6 33 (5.12%) Python
7 19 (2.95%) Perl
8 18 (2.80%) C++
9 17 (2.64%) PHP
10 15 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.33%) VBScript
11 13 (2.02%) VB
12 9 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.93%) C
15 4 (0.62%) Ruby
15 4 (0.62%) Groovy
16 1 (0.16%) VB6
16 1 (0.16%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 226 (35.09%) ISEB
2 172 (26.71%) Degree
3 124 (19.25%) ISTQB
4 77 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.48%) MCSE
8 15 (2.33%) PhD
9 13 (2.02%) CCNA
9 13 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.02%) MCITP
10 7 (1.09%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (42.39%) QA
2 10 (1.55%) GLP
3 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.62%) GAMP
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.47%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 120 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.63%) Oracle
3 38 (5.90%) HP
4 23 (3.57%) VMware
5 13 (2.02%) Avaya
5 13 (2.02%) Cisco
6 9 (1.40%) Interwoven
7 6 (0.93%) Adobe
8 5 (0.78%) Appcelerator
9 4 (0.62%) Telerik
9 4 (0.62%) Google
10 3 (0.47%) Citrix
11 2 (0.31%) SAP
12 1 (0.16%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.16%) ION Trading
12 1 (0.16%) CA
12 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.16%) BT
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