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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 588 616 586
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 296 243 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 264 210 267
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 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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
100571 93749 105909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 82215 78642 91158
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -4 102 £34,000 +4.61% 14
London -1 44 £44,000 +35.38% 5
South West -3 37 £30,000 -11.76% 4
East Midlands -23 33 £31,000 -7.46%
East of England -13 31 £33,500 +13.55% 6
North West -9 23 £30,000 +16.50% 13
West Midlands -12 20 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Yorkshire -52 3 £24,000 -20.00% 3
North East - 2 £38,500 - 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 364 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (42.60%) Software Testing
3 295 (41.20%) QA
4 258 (36.03%) ISEB
5 244 (34.08%) SQL
6 242 (33.80%) Manual Testing
7 209 (29.19%) Automated Testing
8 202 (28.21%) Selenium
9 201 (28.07%) Degree
10 177 (24.72%) Test Scripting
11 173 (24.16%) Windows
12 158 (22.07%) .NET
13 139 (19.41%) Microsoft
14 124 (17.32%) C#
15 122 (17.04%) SQL Server
16 119 (16.62%) ISTQB
17 107 (14.94%) QuickTest Pro
18 104 (14.53%) Test Automation
19 103 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 101 (14.11%) Java
21 94 (13.13%) Finance
22 92 (12.85%) Scrum
23 90 (12.57%) Regression Testing
24 86 (12.01%) Computer Science
25 74 (10.34%) Oracle
26 70 (9.78%) JavaScript
27 68 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
28 64 (8.94%) HTML
28 64 (8.94%) MySQL
29 62 (8.66%) ASP.NET

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.42%) IIS
4 3 (0.42%) Confluence
5 2 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.14%) WordPress
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 55 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.59%) MS Office
3 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.40%) Basecamp
3 9 (1.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.75%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.68%) Internet
3 10 (1.40%) Wireshark
4 9 (1.26%) WAN
5 8 (1.12%) VoIP
6 7 (0.98%) H.323
6 7 (0.98%) VLAN
6 7 (0.98%) DHCP
6 7 (0.98%) RTP
7 4 (0.56%) HTTP
8 3 (0.42%) LTE
8 3 (0.42%) 4G
8 3 (0.42%) MVNO
9 2 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.28%) NAS
9 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.28%) SAN
9 2 (0.28%) FTP
9 2 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.04%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.94%) MySQL
3 27 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.07%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.98%) DB2
8 6 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 202 (28.21%) Selenium
2 107 (14.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 61 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (7.96%) JIRA
5 53 (7.40%) WebDriver
6 48 (6.70%) Visual Studio
7 44 (6.15%) JMeter
8 24 (3.35%) Selenium IDE
9 23 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (2.51%) LoadRunner
11 16 (2.23%) Subversion
12 15 (2.09%) Jenkins
13 13 (1.82%) Ant
13 13 (1.82%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.82%) TestComplete
14 12 (1.68%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.54%) Bugzilla
15 11 (1.54%) NUnit
16 9 (1.26%) JUnit
17 8 (1.12%) MSTest
General
1 94 (13.13%) Finance
2 30 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.07%) Retail
4 20 (2.79%) Banking
5 17 (2.37%) Electronics
6 15 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (1.96%) Games
8 12 (1.68%) Law
9 9 (1.26%) Legal
9 9 (1.26%) Back Office
10 7 (0.98%) Marketing
11 5 (0.70%) Advertising
12 4 (0.56%) Billing
12 4 (0.56%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (22.07%) .NET
2 64 (8.94%) HTML
3 62 (8.66%) ASP.NET
4 45 (6.28%) Web Services
5 38 (5.31%) XML
6 28 (3.91%) CSS
7 23 (3.21%) J2EE
8 15 (2.09%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.96%) Flash
10 12 (1.68%) SOAP
11 10 (1.40%) Adobe AIR
12 7 (0.98%) WinForms
12 7 (0.98%) jQuery
12 7 (0.98%) REST
13 6 (0.84%) WCF
14 4 (0.56%) Java EE
14 4 (0.56%) COM
14 4 (0.56%) XSD
15 3 (0.42%) Ajax
15 3 (0.42%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.01%) Computer Science
2 47 (6.56%) Life Science
3 44 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.87%) Mathematics
5 34 (4.75%) Chemistry
6 31 (4.33%) Biology
7 29 (4.05%) Open Source
8 25 (3.49%) Client/Server
9 20 (2.79%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.51%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.82%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.40%) Video on Demand
12 10 (1.40%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.40%) Statistics
13 8 (1.12%) Biotechnology
14 7 (0.98%) NHS
14 7 (0.98%) Physics
14 7 (0.98%) User Experience
15 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 173 (24.16%) Windows
2 41 (5.73%) Linux
3 34 (4.75%) UNIX
4 31 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (3.63%) Mac OS X
6 22 (3.07%) Solaris
7 15 (2.09%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.12%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.98%) Android
9 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
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
1 364 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (42.60%) Software Testing
3 242 (33.80%) Manual Testing
4 209 (29.19%) Automated Testing
5 177 (24.72%) Test Scripting
6 104 (14.53%) Test Automation
7 92 (12.85%) Scrum
8 90 (12.57%) Regression Testing
9 59 (8.24%) System Testing
10 57 (7.96%) Automation Testing
11 52 (7.26%) Test Management
12 51 (7.12%) Web Testing
13 43 (6.01%) Performance Testing
14 40 (5.59%) Software Engineering
15 37 (5.17%) E-Commerce
15 37 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (4.33%) Test Strategy
17 30 (4.19%) V-Model
18 26 (3.63%) Migration
19 25 (3.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 244 (34.08%) SQL
2 124 (17.32%) C#
3 101 (14.11%) Java
4 70 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.15%) PL/SQL
6 35 (4.89%) C++
7 30 (4.19%) Python
7 30 (4.19%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.77%) PHP
9 24 (3.35%) VB
10 17 (2.37%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.96%) VBScript
12 13 (1.82%) Ruby
12 13 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.54%) C
14 10 (1.40%) VB6
15 9 (1.26%) Perl
16 5 (0.70%) PowerHouse
17 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 258 (36.03%) ISEB
2 201 (28.07%) Degree
3 119 (16.62%) ISTQB
4 103 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 23 (3.21%) PhD
7 10 (1.40%) MCSE
7 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.98%) MCITP
8 7 (0.98%) CCNA
8 7 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.56%) HND
10 3 (0.42%) HNC
10 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (41.20%) QA
2 8 (1.12%) GLP
3 4 (0.56%) SLA
4 3 (0.42%) GAMP
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 12 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 68 (9.50%) 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
1 139 (19.41%) Microsoft
2 74 (10.34%) Oracle
3 37 (5.17%) HP
4 15 (2.09%) Citrix
5 12 (1.68%) Adobe
6 10 (1.40%) Interwoven
7 9 (1.26%) VMware
8 8 (1.12%) Telerik
9 7 (0.98%) Avaya
9 7 (0.98%) Cisco
10 4 (0.56%) SunGard
11 3 (0.42%) Compuware
12 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.28%) SAP
12 2 (0.28%) Sony
13 1 (0.14%) Capita
13 1 (0.14%) IBM
13 1 (0.14%) Facebook
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Career Progression!
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago