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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 530 568 590
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 382 355 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 351 295 275
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
98006 104685 98144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.59% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80950 85693 82553
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
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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
London +35 69 £37,500 -6.25% 7
South East +2 68 £37,500 +15.38% 6
East of England +28 60 £31,000 -4.61% 9
North West +6 52 £28,500 -5.00% 11
West Midlands +5 45 £31,500 +5.00% 4
Yorkshire +10 37 £30,000 - 5
South West -23 27 £25,000 -17.35% 4
East Midlands +7 12 £32,500 +6.55% 1
North East +6 10 £26,500 +23.25% 1
Midlands - 1 £26,500 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 351 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (45.59%) QA
3 292 (40.84%) Software Testing
4 250 (34.97%) SQL
5 228 (31.89%) Selenium
6 209 (29.23%) Test Scripting
6 209 (29.23%) ISEB
7 207 (28.95%) Manual Testing
8 196 (27.41%) Automated Testing
9 150 (20.98%) ISTQB
10 141 (19.72%) Test Automation
11 139 (19.44%) Degree
12 135 (18.88%) Windows
13 114 (15.94%) Java
14 110 (15.38%) C#
14 110 (15.38%) .NET
15 108 (15.10%) HTML
15 108 (15.10%) Scrum
16 99 (13.85%) Automation Testing
17 95 (13.29%) Finance
18 90 (12.59%) Microsoft
19 84 (11.75%) JavaScript
20 82 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
21 81 (11.33%) Regression Testing
22 77 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
23 74 (10.35%) JIRA
24 73 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 71 (9.93%) XML
26 68 (9.51%) SQL Server
27 65 (9.09%) WebDriver

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.56%) IIS
3 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.28%) Node.js
4 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (3.50%) MS Office
2 24 (3.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.68%) SaaS
2 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.98%) VoIP
3 6 (0.84%) HTTP
4 5 (0.70%) ATM
5 4 (0.56%) Internet
6 3 (0.42%) RTP
6 3 (0.42%) H.323
6 3 (0.42%) WAN
6 3 (0.42%) DHCP
6 3 (0.42%) VLAN
6 3 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.28%) SSH
7 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.14%) 4G
8 1 (0.14%) MVNO
8 1 (0.14%) LTE
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) Firewall
8 1 (0.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.96%) Big Data
3 12 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.26%) MySQL
5 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.56%) VLDB
7 3 (0.42%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.42%) JasperReports
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.28%) DB2
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 228 (31.89%) Selenium
2 77 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 74 (10.35%) JIRA
4 65 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 62 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (5.87%) Cucumber
7 28 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.22%) SpecFlow
9 20 (2.80%) JMeter
10 19 (2.66%) FitNesse
11 17 (2.38%) NUnit
11 17 (2.38%) WatiN
12 16 (2.24%) Eclipse
13 15 (2.10%) Bugzilla
14 14 (1.96%) InstallShield
15 13 (1.82%) MSTest
15 13 (1.82%) Jenkins
16 11 (1.54%) SoapUI
16 11 (1.54%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 95 (13.29%) Finance
2 28 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.78%) Banking
4 20 (2.80%) Retail
5 12 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.40%) Law
6 10 (1.40%) Legal
7 9 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.12%) Games
9 7 (0.98%) Marketing
10 5 (0.70%) Billing
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.38%) .NET
2 108 (15.10%) HTML
3 71 (9.93%) XML
4 63 (8.81%) CSS
5 33 (4.62%) Web Services
6 27 (3.78%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.22%) jQuery
8 17 (2.38%) HTML5
9 16 (2.24%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.82%) WPF
10 13 (1.82%) WinForms
11 10 (1.40%) WCF
12 5 (0.70%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.42%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.42%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.42%) CSS3
13 3 (0.42%) SOAP
13 3 (0.42%) Middleware
14 2 (0.28%) J2EE
14 2 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.66%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.52%) Open Source
5 17 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.12%) Replication
9 6 (0.84%) User Experience
9 6 (0.84%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.70%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.70%) Physics
11 4 (0.56%) Statistics
11 4 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.56%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.42%) Social Network
13 2 (0.28%) Chemistry
13 2 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 135 (18.88%) Windows
2 60 (8.39%) Linux
3 50 (6.99%) Android
4 49 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 35 (4.90%) UNIX
6 16 (2.24%) Solaris
7 12 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.68%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (40.84%) Software Testing
3 209 (29.23%) Test Scripting
4 207 (28.95%) Manual Testing
5 196 (27.41%) Automated Testing
6 141 (19.72%) Test Automation
7 108 (15.10%) Scrum
8 99 (13.85%) Automation Testing
9 81 (11.33%) Regression Testing
10 60 (8.39%) E-Commerce
11 59 (8.25%) Performance Testing
12 58 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 57 (7.97%) Test Strategy
14 43 (6.01%) BDD
15 42 (5.87%) Waterfall
16 41 (5.73%) Software Engineering
17 40 (5.59%) TDD
18 37 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (4.76%) System Testing
19 34 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 250 (34.97%) SQL
2 114 (15.94%) Java
3 110 (15.38%) C#
4 84 (11.75%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.45%) C++
6 38 (5.31%) Python
7 25 (3.50%) PHP
8 18 (2.52%) Perl
9 16 (2.24%) VB
10 13 (1.82%) C
11 12 (1.68%) Ruby
11 12 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.54%) Groovy
13 8 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.70%) VB6
16 3 (0.42%) VBScript
16 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 209 (29.23%) ISEB
2 150 (20.98%) ISTQB
3 139 (19.44%) Degree
4 73 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.42%) MCITP
9 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.42%) MCSE
9 3 (0.42%) CCNA
10 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (45.59%) QA
2 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.34%) Oracle
3 18 (2.52%) HP
4 17 (2.38%) VMware
5 10 (1.40%) Google
6 4 (0.56%) Symbian
7 3 (0.42%) Cisco
7 3 (0.42%) Citrix
7 3 (0.42%) Avaya
7 3 (0.42%) Telerik
7 3 (0.42%) Capita
7 3 (0.42%) Sage
7 3 (0.42%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.28%) CA
8 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.28%) SAP
9 1 (0.14%) Intel
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-60k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The One Group
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago