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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 579 627 602
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 331 230 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 300 195 259
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
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
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
South East -5 95 £34,000 +13.33% 14
London +16 51 £44,000 +17.33% 7
South West +6 47 £30,000 -9.09% 3
North West +15 40 £30,000 +36.36% 16
East of England +7 35 £32,500 +14.03% 5
East Midlands -25 34 £30,000 -3.22% 2
West Midlands -14 20 £33,500 -16.25% 3
Yorkshire -55 6 £24,000 -25.00% 4
North East - 2 £38,500 - 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 306 (42.74%) Software Testing
2 291 (40.64%) QA
3 252 (35.20%) ISEB
4 236 (32.96%) SQL
5 226 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
6 208 (29.05%) Automated Testing
7 201 (28.07%) Degree
8 194 (27.09%) Selenium
9 183 (25.56%) Manual Testing
10 179 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 166 (23.18%) Windows
12 161 (22.49%) .NET
13 135 (18.85%) Microsoft
14 128 (17.88%) SQL Server
15 125 (17.46%) C#
16 117 (16.34%) ISTQB
17 106 (14.80%) Java
18 103 (14.39%) QuickTest Pro
18 103 (14.39%) Test Automation
19 101 (14.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 97 (13.55%) Finance
21 93 (12.99%) Regression Testing
22 91 (12.71%) Scrum
23 90 (12.57%) Computer Science
24 71 (9.92%) JavaScript
25 70 (9.78%) Oracle
26 64 (8.94%) HTML
27 63 (8.80%) ASP.NET
27 63 (8.80%) System Testing
28 62 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.40%) WorkSite
3 4 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.42%) IIS
4 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.42%) Confluence
5 2 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) WordPress
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 60 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 42 (5.87%) MS Office
3 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.40%) Basecamp
3 8 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.82%) Internet
3 6 (0.84%) WAN
3 6 (0.84%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.70%) VoIP
5 4 (0.56%) DHCP
5 4 (0.56%) HTTP
5 4 (0.56%) RTP
5 4 (0.56%) H.323
5 4 (0.56%) VLAN
6 3 (0.42%) Wireless
7 2 (0.28%) IMAP
7 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.28%) SAN
7 2 (0.28%) SNMP
7 2 (0.28%) LAN
7 2 (0.28%) SMTP
7 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.28%) NAS
7 2 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.82%) MySQL
3 28 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.98%) DB2
8 5 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.14%) OLTP
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 194 (27.09%) Selenium
2 103 (14.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 62 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (7.82%) JIRA
5 52 (7.26%) WebDriver
6 48 (6.70%) Visual Studio
7 42 (5.87%) JMeter
8 24 (3.35%) Selenium IDE
9 22 (3.07%) LoadRunner
10 17 (2.37%) Jenkins
11 16 (2.23%) Subversion
12 15 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (2.09%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.82%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.82%) Bugzilla
14 12 (1.68%) NUnit
15 11 (1.54%) Ant
15 11 (1.54%) TestComplete
16 10 (1.40%) JUnit
17 8 (1.12%) MSTest
General
1 97 (13.55%) Finance
2 24 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.93%) Retail
4 17 (2.37%) Electronics
4 17 (2.37%) Banking
5 15 (2.09%) Games
6 12 (1.68%) Law
7 10 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.40%) Back Office
8 9 (1.26%) Legal
9 7 (0.98%) Marketing
10 5 (0.70%) 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%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (22.49%) .NET
2 64 (8.94%) HTML
3 63 (8.80%) ASP.NET
4 40 (5.59%) XML
5 39 (5.45%) Web Services
6 27 (3.77%) CSS
7 16 (2.23%) J2EE
8 15 (2.09%) SOAP
9 14 (1.96%) Flash
10 13 (1.82%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.40%) Adobe AIR
12 7 (0.98%) jQuery
12 7 (0.98%) REST
12 7 (0.98%) WinForms
13 6 (0.84%) XSD
13 6 (0.84%) WCF
14 5 (0.70%) WSDL
15 4 (0.56%) COM
15 4 (0.56%) Java EE
16 3 (0.42%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 39 (5.45%) Mathematics
3 37 (5.17%) Life Science
4 28 (3.91%) Open Source
5 26 (3.63%) Chemistry
6 24 (3.35%) Client/Server
7 23 (3.21%) Biology
8 21 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.65%) Mobile App
10 15 (2.09%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.54%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.40%) Video on Demand
12 10 (1.40%) Statistics
13 8 (1.12%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.12%) NHS
14 5 (0.70%) Physics
15 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.56%) LIMS
16 3 (0.42%) Online Games
16 3 (0.42%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 166 (23.18%) Windows
2 34 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (4.47%) Linux
4 30 (4.19%) UNIX
5 19 (2.65%) Mac OS X
6 15 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.96%) Solaris
8 9 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.98%) Android
9 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.84%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (42.74%) Software Testing
2 226 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (29.05%) Automated Testing
4 183 (25.56%) Manual Testing
5 179 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 103 (14.39%) Test Automation
7 93 (12.99%) Regression Testing
8 91 (12.71%) Scrum
9 63 (8.80%) System Testing
10 55 (7.68%) Automation Testing
11 53 (7.40%) Web Testing
12 49 (6.84%) Test Management
13 45 (6.28%) Performance Testing
14 38 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (5.03%) Software Engineering
16 34 (4.75%) E-Commerce
17 33 (4.61%) Test Strategy
18 30 (4.19%) V-Model
19 26 (3.63%) Migration
20 25 (3.49%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (32.96%) SQL
2 125 (17.46%) C#
3 106 (14.80%) Java
4 71 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 34 (4.75%) C++
7 33 (4.61%) Python
8 31 (4.33%) T-SQL
9 29 (4.05%) PHP
10 25 (3.49%) VB
11 17 (2.37%) VB.NET
11 17 (2.37%) VBScript
12 13 (1.82%) Ruby
13 12 (1.68%) C
14 11 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.40%) VB6
15 10 (1.40%) Perl
16 5 (0.70%) PowerHouse
17 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 252 (35.20%) ISEB
2 201 (28.07%) Degree
3 117 (16.34%) ISTQB
4 101 (14.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (3.49%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.37%) PhD
7 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.98%) MCSE
7 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.70%) HND
9 4 (0.56%) HNC
9 4 (0.56%) CCNA
9 4 (0.56%) MCITP
9 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (40.64%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) GAMP
4 2 (0.28%) GLP
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 9 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (8.52%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.40%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) PureDisk
3 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 135 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.78%) Oracle
3 40 (5.59%) HP
4 15 (2.09%) Citrix
5 12 (1.68%) Adobe
6 10 (1.40%) Interwoven
7 9 (1.26%) Telerik
8 6 (0.84%) VMware
9 4 (0.56%) Avaya
9 4 (0.56%) Compuware
9 4 (0.56%) SunGard
9 4 (0.56%) Cisco
10 2 (0.28%) SAP
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.28%) Sony
10 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.14%) Facebook
11 1 (0.14%) Capita
11 1 (0.14%) IBM
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