The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 239 201 230
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1313 1670 1313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.52% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.84% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 1164 1059
Average salary £39,000 £37,050 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,845 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.27% -
Software Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86254 90952 83241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.49% 82.73% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 71278 74182 69352
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the England region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in England

Software Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
(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 -24 349 £40,000 +5.56% 47
London -80 346 £47,500 +5.55% 54
East of England -26 119 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Yorkshire +2 116 £32,500 -1.51% 7
North West +1 116 £38,400 +20.94% 30
South West -29 107 £32,500 - 19
East Midlands +9 75 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Midlands -9 75 £34,250 -3.52% 12
North East -9 8 £38,000 +2.70% 7
Midlands -18 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 1143 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 931 (34.02%) ISEB
3 895 (32.70%) QA
4 835 (30.51%) SQL
5 777 (28.39%) ISTQB
6 658 (24.04%) Finance
7 592 (21.63%) Test Scripting
8 548 (20.02%) C#
9 532 (19.44%) Degree
10 518 (18.93%) Selenium
11 487 (17.79%) Test Automation
12 482 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 477 (17.43%) Java
14 469 (17.14%) Windows
15 452 (16.51%) .NET
15 452 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 449 (16.40%) SQL Server
17 446 (16.30%) SDLC
18 436 (15.93%) Automated Testing
19 409 (14.94%) Scrum
20 380 (13.88%) Manual Testing
21 376 (13.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 363 (13.26%) Test Management
23 307 (11.22%) MS Excel
24 295 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
25 288 (10.52%) Test Strategy
26 257 (9.39%) JavaScript
27 254 (9.28%) HTML
28 249 (9.10%) TDD
29 245 (8.95%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 57 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.24%) IIS
3 15 (0.55%) CMS
4 14 (0.51%) SAS
5 13 (0.47%) Confluence
5 13 (0.47%) Node.js
6 10 (0.37%) JBoss
6 10 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.26%) SilverStripe
8 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.18%) Jetty
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.15%) Apache
10 4 (0.15%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.15%) GlassFish
Applications
1 307 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 141 (5.15%) MS Office
3 36 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.91%) MS Project
5 22 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.26%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Simulink
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.073%) Blender
9 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) Maya
10 1 (0.037%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 15 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (0.55%) Temenos T24
2 6 (0.22%) MultiFonds
2 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.22%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 5 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.11%) AWD
4 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.037%) Magento
6 1 (0.037%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.037%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.037%) Endur
6 1 (0.037%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.95%) SaaS
4 11 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 10 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.15%) GitHub
7 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.073%) Sumo Logic
8 2 (0.073%) IaaS
9 1 (0.037%) Office 365
9 1 (0.037%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.45%) Internet
2 30 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 26 (0.95%) Wireless
4 24 (0.88%) VoIP
4 24 (0.88%) HTTP
4 24 (0.88%) DNS
5 14 (0.51%) Firewall
5 14 (0.51%) Network Security
6 12 (0.44%) CTI
7 11 (0.40%) DHCP
8 9 (0.33%) Broadband
9 8 (0.29%) GPRS
9 8 (0.29%) WAN
9 8 (0.29%) LAN
9 8 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.29%) UMTS
10 7 (0.26%) VPN
11 6 (0.22%) Extranet
11 6 (0.22%) GSM
12 5 (0.18%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 72 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (2.30%) MySQL
5 50 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 36 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 26 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.80%) QlikView
14 18 (0.66%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.62%) Big Data
15 17 (0.62%) NoSQL
16 16 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (0.51%) Redis
17 14 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 518 (18.93%) Selenium
2 229 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 228 (8.33%) JIRA
4 180 (6.58%) WebDriver
5 164 (5.99%) HP UFT
6 156 (5.70%) Visual Studio
7 140 (5.12%) Cucumber
8 120 (4.38%) Jenkins
9 103 (3.76%) JMeter
10 79 (2.89%) JUnit
10 79 (2.89%) SpecFlow
11 78 (2.85%) SoapUI
12 77 (2.81%) Git (software)
13 53 (1.94%) LoadRunner
14 52 (1.90%) TestNG
15 50 (1.83%) NUnit
16 49 (1.79%) Subversion
17 47 (1.72%) FitNesse
18 44 (1.61%) JBehave
19 32 (1.17%) MSTest
General
1 658 (24.04%) Finance
2 197 (7.20%) Retail
3 192 (7.01%) Banking
4 122 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.05%) Marketing
6 50 (1.83%) Games
6 50 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 49 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 34 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (1.24%) Back Office
9 31 (1.13%) Legal
10 28 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.88%) Billing
13 23 (0.84%) Automotive
14 21 (0.77%) Publishing
15 16 (0.58%) Electronics
16 13 (0.47%) Advertising
17 11 (0.40%) Law
17 11 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 907 (33.14%) Analyst
2 669 (24.44%) Test Analyst
3 546 (19.95%) Tester
4 299 (10.92%) Developer
5 291 (10.63%) Software Tester
6 269 (9.83%) Test Manager
7 191 (6.98%) Test Engineer
8 179 (6.54%) Software Engineer
9 160 (5.85%) QA Analyst
10 156 (5.70%) Test Leader
11 134 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
12 122 (4.46%) Consultant
13 121 (4.42%) QA Engineer
14 105 (3.84%) Software Test Analyst
15 95 (3.47%) QA Tester
15 95 (3.47%) Senior Test Analyst
16 88 (3.22%) Junior
17 85 (3.11%) Business Analyst
18 78 (2.85%) Software Developer
19 71 (2.59%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (16.51%) .NET
2 254 (9.28%) HTML
3 208 (7.60%) XML
4 206 (7.53%) Web Services
5 166 (6.07%) ASP.NET
6 113 (4.13%) CSS
7 95 (3.47%) .NET Framework
8 87 (3.18%) SOAP
9 77 (2.81%) HTML5
10 70 (2.56%) WinForms
10 70 (2.56%) WCF
11 65 (2.37%) WPF
12 55 (2.01%) jQuery
12 55 (2.01%) Entity Framework
13 50 (1.83%) REST
13 50 (1.83%) Gherkin
14 49 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (1.79%) Spring
15 33 (1.21%) JSP
16 26 (0.95%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 295 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 79 (2.89%) Mathematics
4 76 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.70%) User Experience
6 72 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 67 (2.45%) Derivative
8 47 (1.72%) Equities
9 39 (1.42%) NHS
10 38 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 31 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.06%) N-Tier
13 28 (1.02%) Replication
14 24 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (0.77%) Physics
16 18 (0.66%) Fixed Income
17 16 (0.58%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.51%) Cryptography
18 14 (0.51%) Data Integration
19 13 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 469 (17.14%) Windows
2 176 (6.43%) Linux
3 117 (4.27%) UNIX
4 85 (3.11%) Android
5 71 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 30 (1.10%) Windows 8
9 20 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.66%) CentOS
11 17 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (0.55%) Windows Phone
13 15 (0.55%) Solaris
13 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.51%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
16 9 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1143 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (21.63%) Test Scripting
3 487 (17.79%) Test Automation
4 452 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 446 (16.30%) SDLC
6 436 (15.93%) Automated Testing
7 409 (14.94%) Scrum
8 380 (13.88%) Manual Testing
9 363 (13.26%) Test Management
10 288 (10.52%) Test Strategy
11 249 (9.10%) TDD
12 245 (8.95%) Regression Testing
13 243 (8.88%) Software Engineering
14 224 (8.18%) Automation Testing
15 220 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
16 214 (7.82%) BDD
17 201 (7.34%) Mentoring
18 198 (7.23%) Performance Testing
19 151 (5.52%) Test Planning
19 151 (5.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 835 (30.51%) SQL
2 548 (20.02%) C#
3 477 (17.43%) Java
4 257 (9.39%) JavaScript
5 205 (7.49%) C++
6 147 (5.37%) Python
7 127 (4.64%) C
8 91 (3.32%) Perl
9 85 (3.11%) VB
9 85 (3.11%) Ruby
10 75 (2.74%) PHP
11 61 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 52 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 45 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 36 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.17%) VB6
15 32 (1.17%) VBScript
16 31 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 27 (0.99%) PowerShell
18 21 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 931 (34.02%) ISEB
2 777 (28.39%) ISTQB
3 532 (19.44%) Degree
4 376 (13.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 163 (5.96%) Security Cleared
6 105 (3.84%) SC Cleared
7 63 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 58 (2.12%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 19 (0.69%) HND
11 16 (0.58%) RHCE
11 16 (0.58%) RHCSA
12 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.29%) CCNA
14 8 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.29%) MCP
15 7 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.26%) CIMA
15 7 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 895 (32.70%) QA
2 27 (0.99%) FATCA
3 18 (0.66%) SLA
4 11 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.073%) HL7
8 2 (0.073%) GCP
8 2 (0.073%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 35 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.33%) Firmware
6 5 (0.18%) KVM
7 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.073%) Docker
9 2 (0.073%) HDFS
10 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.037%) Snort
Systems Management
1 176 (6.43%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.35%) Puppet
3 34 (1.24%) SCCM
4 13 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.29%) Ansible
5 8 (0.29%) Salt
6 6 (0.22%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.18%) Nessus
7 5 (0.18%) Nmap
8 2 (0.073%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.073%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.073%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.073%) Jitterbit
8 2 (0.073%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.073%) Nagios
9 1 (0.037%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 482 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 229 (8.37%) Oracle
3 133 (4.86%) HP
4 57 (2.08%) VMware
5 33 (1.21%) Citrix
6 31 (1.13%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.10%) SAP
8 29 (1.06%) Apple
9 14 (0.51%) Sun
9 14 (0.51%) Infor
10 13 (0.47%) Cisco
10 13 (0.47%) WorldPay
11 10 (0.37%) IBM
12 9 (0.33%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.29%) Tableau
14 7 (0.26%) Google
14 7 (0.26%) Sage
14 7 (0.26%) Remedy
15 6 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.22%) Intel
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-31,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bowerford Associates Ltd
Salary: From £53,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Bluetownonline
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Package (Car Scheme, Pension, B
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Generous Benefits and Perks
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago