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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 567 573 615
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 333 378 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 315 361 312
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
86678 97318 103001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.30% 96.27% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 73134 81865 84100
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 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
North West +20 69 £30,500 +1.66% 7
South East +9 61 £30,000 -9.77% 10
South West -2 50 £35,000 +13.82% 6
West Midlands -8 49 £33,250 +20.90% 2
East of England +38 40 £32,500 -23.52% 9
London +11 37 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Yorkshire +14 15 £32,500 +8.33% 3
East Midlands +10 12 £35,000 +9.80%
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 357 (50.14%) QA
2 347 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (43.26%) Software Testing
4 230 (32.30%) Selenium
5 222 (31.18%) Automated Testing
6 212 (29.78%) Test Scripting
7 210 (29.49%) Manual Testing
8 208 (29.21%) SQL
9 200 (28.09%) ISEB
10 159 (22.33%) ISTQB
11 158 (22.19%) Scrum
12 153 (21.49%) C#
13 141 (19.80%) Windows
14 138 (19.38%) Automation Testing
15 135 (18.96%) Java
16 117 (16.43%) Degree
17 113 (15.87%) Regression Testing
18 111 (15.59%) Microsoft
19 108 (15.17%) SDLC
20 107 (15.03%) JIRA
21 102 (14.33%) .NET
22 101 (14.19%) Test Automation
23 99 (13.90%) User Acceptance Testing
24 97 (13.62%) JavaScript
25 94 (13.20%) Linux
26 89 (12.50%) Finance
27 78 (10.96%) SQL Server
28 75 (10.53%) Performance Testing
29 71 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
30 61 (8.57%) 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 11 (1.54%) CMS
2 6 (0.84%) Confluence
2 6 (0.84%) IIS
3 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.14%) JBoss
4 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) Maya
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.97%) Sonata
2 13 (1.83%) MultiFonds
3 8 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Global One
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.84%) SaaS
3 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.54%) HTTP
2 10 (1.40%) LAN
2 10 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.40%) WAN
3 8 (1.12%) SSH
4 5 (0.70%) SAN
4 5 (0.70%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.56%) IMAP
5 4 (0.56%) NAS
5 4 (0.56%) SMTP
6 3 (0.42%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.28%) VoIP
8 1 (0.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.69%) MySQL
3 10 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.26%) MS Access
5 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.28%) Big Data
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 230 (32.30%) Selenium
2 107 (15.03%) JIRA
3 71 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (8.43%) WebDriver
5 51 (7.16%) Cucumber
6 43 (6.04%) HP UFT
7 39 (5.48%) Jenkins
8 31 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 28 (3.93%) JMeter
10 25 (3.51%) Git (software)
11 19 (2.67%) NUnit
12 17 (2.39%) JUnit
12 17 (2.39%) Protractor
12 17 (2.39%) Selenium IDE
13 16 (2.25%) SpecFlow
14 15 (2.11%) Mercurial
15 13 (1.83%) LoadRunner
15 13 (1.83%) Subversion
15 13 (1.83%) TestNG
15 13 (1.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (12.50%) Finance
2 36 (5.06%) Games
3 27 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.37%) Retail
5 20 (2.81%) Marketing
6 14 (1.97%) Banking
7 13 (1.83%) Electronics
7 13 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.40%) Automotive
9 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Legal
11 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (14.33%) .NET
2 57 (8.01%) HTML
3 50 (7.02%) XML
4 49 (6.88%) Web Services
5 36 (5.06%) CSS
6 27 (3.79%) ASP.NET
7 22 (3.09%) SOAP
8 15 (2.11%) jQuery
9 14 (1.97%) REST
10 12 (1.69%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.69%) Gherkin
11 10 (1.40%) LAMP
11 10 (1.40%) X-Windows
12 9 (1.26%) Silverlight
13 8 (1.12%) DOM
14 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.70%) Spring
15 5 (0.70%) WebSockets
16 4 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.46%) Mobile App
2 40 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.95%) Online Games
5 20 (2.81%) iPad
5 20 (2.81%) User Experience
6 15 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.26%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.12%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.84%) Blog
10 6 (0.84%) Life Science
11 5 (0.70%) Raspberry Pi
11 5 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.56%) Fintech
12 4 (0.56%) Social Media
12 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 141 (19.80%) Windows
2 94 (13.20%) Linux
3 29 (4.07%) Unix
4 22 (3.09%) Android
5 21 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.39%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.12%) CentOS
10 7 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.84%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (43.26%) Software Testing
3 222 (31.18%) Automated Testing
4 212 (29.78%) Test Scripting
5 210 (29.49%) Manual Testing
6 158 (22.19%) Scrum
7 138 (19.38%) Automation Testing
8 113 (15.87%) Regression Testing
9 108 (15.17%) SDLC
10 101 (14.19%) Test Automation
11 99 (13.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 75 (10.53%) Performance Testing
13 61 (8.57%) Functional Testing
14 56 (7.87%) BDD
15 48 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (6.74%) System Testing
15 48 (6.74%) Test Planning
16 46 (6.46%) Defect Management
16 46 (6.46%) Test Strategy
17 44 (6.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 208 (29.21%) SQL
2 153 (21.49%) C#
3 135 (18.96%) Java
4 97 (13.62%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.57%) Python
6 47 (6.60%) C++
7 23 (3.23%) PHP
8 19 (2.67%) Ruby
9 15 (2.11%) C
10 14 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.83%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.12%) VB
14 7 (0.98%) Perl
14 7 (0.98%) VBA
15 6 (0.84%) VBScript
16 5 (0.70%) Fortran
16 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 200 (28.09%) ISEB
2 159 (22.33%) ISTQB
3 117 (16.43%) Degree
4 50 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.14%) PhD
12 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (50.14%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) WCAG
3 3 (0.42%) Section 508
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) SDET
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.70%) Perfmon
2 5 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.60%) Oracle
3 23 (3.23%) HP
4 13 (1.83%) Google
5 12 (1.69%) SAP
6 10 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 7 (0.98%) VMware
8 5 (0.70%) PayPal
8 5 (0.70%) Splunk
9 3 (0.42%) Telerik
10 2 (0.28%) BT
10 2 (0.28%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.28%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.14%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.14%) hybris
11 1 (0.14%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.14%) RedGate
11 1 (0.14%) Samsung
11 1 (0.14%) Sencha
11 1 (0.14%) WatchGuard
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wickford, Essex
X4 Group
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + 10% bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21648 - £26699.20 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Novate IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bonobo
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
4Com Plc
Salary: Competitive + Audi A1*
Posted: 13 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago