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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 232 213 226
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1273 1588 1297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.44% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.74% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1089 1152 1073
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
83632 91284 81559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.95% 82.72% 80.94%
Number of salaries quoted 68760 74899 67823
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -10 369 £40,000 +9.58% 35
London -64 349 £47,500 +11.76% 55
Yorkshire +3 126 £31,000 -4.61% 13
East of England -18 106 £36,250 +3.57% 17
North West -20 106 £32,500 - 27
South West -15 102 £32,500 - 15
West Midlands +19 72 £37,500 +4.16% 10
East Midlands -27 32 £33,500 -1.47% 10
North East -10 6 £31,500 +10.00% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1167 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1001 (37.41%) ISEB
3 902 (33.71%) QA
4 858 (32.06%) SQL
5 759 (28.36%) ISTQB
6 753 (28.14%) Finance
7 568 (21.23%) Test Scripting
8 526 (19.66%) C#
9 509 (19.02%) Selenium
10 471 (17.60%) Degree
10 471 (17.60%) Test Automation
11 467 (17.45%) Microsoft
11 467 (17.45%) Scrum
12 448 (16.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 436 (16.29%) .NET
14 428 (15.99%) Windows
15 427 (15.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 426 (15.92%) SQL Server
17 417 (15.58%) Java
18 400 (14.95%) Automated Testing
19 390 (14.57%) SDLC
20 376 (14.05%) Test Management
21 355 (13.27%) Manual Testing
22 308 (11.51%) Retail
23 291 (10.87%) MS Excel
24 286 (10.69%) Banking
25 259 (9.68%) Test Strategy
26 244 (9.12%) HTML
27 240 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
28 226 (8.45%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 44 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.16%) IIS
3 14 (0.52%) Confluence
4 11 (0.41%) Node.js
5 10 (0.37%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.37%) CMS
6 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.30%) SAS
7 7 (0.26%) JBoss
7 7 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.22%) SilverStripe
8 6 (0.22%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.19%) Jetty
9 5 (0.19%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.15%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.11%) Smallworld
11 3 (0.11%) Drupal
11 3 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 291 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 119 (4.45%) MS Office
3 29 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.67%) MS Project
6 7 (0.26%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.075%) Simulink
8 2 (0.075%) Blender
9 1 (0.037%) Maya
9 1 (0.037%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 12 (0.45%) Temenos T24
2 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.22%) MultiFonds
3 6 (0.22%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
5 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.075%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.037%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.037%) Endur
7 1 (0.037%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.037%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 1 (0.037%) Magento
7 1 (0.037%) AWD
7 1 (0.037%) Line 500
7 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.90%) SaaS
4 9 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 9 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.30%) GitHub
6 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.037%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.83%) Internet
2 30 (1.12%) DNS
3 29 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.90%) Wireless
5 20 (0.75%) HTTP
6 16 (0.60%) DHCP
7 15 (0.56%) Network Security
8 12 (0.45%) VoIP
9 9 (0.34%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.34%) VPN
10 8 (0.30%) CTI
10 8 (0.30%) Firewall
10 8 (0.30%) Broadband
11 6 (0.22%) Extranet
11 6 (0.22%) LTE
12 5 (0.19%) UMTS
12 5 (0.19%) GPRS
12 5 (0.19%) WAN
12 5 (0.19%) LAN
13 3 (0.11%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 64 (2.39%) MySQL
4 62 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (1.20%) Big Data
10 31 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (1.05%) QlikView
11 28 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 24 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 23 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (0.86%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.45%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.37%) Redis
18 8 (0.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 509 (19.02%) Selenium
2 210 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 200 (7.47%) JIRA
4 190 (7.10%) QuickTest Pro
5 172 (6.43%) WebDriver
6 158 (5.90%) Visual Studio
7 129 (4.82%) Cucumber
8 109 (4.07%) Jenkins
9 105 (3.92%) SoapUI
10 89 (3.33%) SpecFlow
11 80 (2.99%) JUnit
11 80 (2.99%) JMeter
12 67 (2.50%) Git (software)
13 61 (2.28%) FitNesse
14 55 (2.06%) LoadRunner
15 51 (1.91%) Subversion
16 47 (1.76%) NUnit
17 46 (1.72%) TestNG
18 43 (1.61%) JBehave
19 38 (1.42%) MSTest
General
1 753 (28.14%) Finance
2 308 (11.51%) Retail
3 286 (10.69%) Banking
4 139 (5.19%) Aerospace
5 115 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 53 (1.98%) Marketing
7 46 (1.72%) Retail Banking
8 44 (1.64%) Games
9 40 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 33 (1.23%) Legal
11 31 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 28 (1.05%) Back Office
13 26 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.93%) Billing
15 17 (0.64%) Electronics
15 17 (0.64%) Advertising
16 16 (0.60%) Automotive
17 13 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.37%) Publishing
19 9 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 918 (34.30%) Analyst
2 697 (26.05%) Test Analyst
3 502 (18.76%) Tester
4 291 (10.87%) Developer
5 280 (10.46%) Test Manager
6 275 (10.28%) Software Tester
7 199 (7.44%) Test Engineer
8 191 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 176 (6.58%) Consultant
10 158 (5.90%) Test Leader
11 146 (5.46%) Senior Analyst
12 131 (4.90%) QA Analyst
13 123 (4.60%) QA Engineer
14 110 (4.11%) Software Test Analyst
15 104 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
16 103 (3.85%) Test Consultant
17 87 (3.25%) Junior
18 83 (3.10%) QA Tester
19 80 (2.99%) Business Analyst
20 75 (2.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (16.29%) .NET
2 244 (9.12%) HTML
3 221 (8.26%) XML
4 193 (7.21%) Web Services
5 158 (5.90%) ASP.NET
6 101 (3.77%) CSS
7 86 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 82 (3.06%) SOAP
9 73 (2.73%) HTML5
10 72 (2.69%) WPF
11 66 (2.47%) WCF
12 62 (2.32%) WinForms
13 58 (2.17%) Gherkin
14 50 (1.87%) jQuery
15 43 (1.61%) Entity Framework
16 42 (1.57%) Spring
17 41 (1.53%) REST
18 37 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
19 30 (1.12%) JSP
20 29 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 240 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 74 (2.77%) Mathematics
4 71 (2.65%) User Experience
5 65 (2.43%) Client/Server
6 63 (2.35%) Derivative
6 63 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 40 (1.49%) Equities
8 31 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.05%) NHS
12 26 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 23 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (0.86%) Replication
14 20 (0.75%) Physics
15 15 (0.56%) Statistics
16 13 (0.49%) Fixed Income
16 13 (0.49%) Cryptography
16 13 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 428 (15.99%) Windows
2 165 (6.17%) Linux
3 154 (5.75%) UNIX
4 83 (3.10%) Android
5 82 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 50 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.01%) Windows 8
10 23 (0.86%) CentOS
10 23 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (0.67%) Solaris
13 14 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.49%) Windows Phone
15 12 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.37%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
18 6 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1167 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (21.23%) Test Scripting
3 471 (17.60%) Test Automation
4 467 (17.45%) Scrum
5 448 (16.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 400 (14.95%) Automated Testing
7 390 (14.57%) SDLC
8 376 (14.05%) Test Management
9 355 (13.27%) Manual Testing
10 259 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 226 (8.45%) Regression Testing
12 214 (8.00%) Automation Testing
13 210 (7.85%) Software Engineering
14 202 (7.55%) TDD
15 188 (7.03%) Mentoring
16 186 (6.95%) BDD
16 186 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
17 184 (6.88%) Performance Testing
18 160 (5.98%) Test Planning
19 155 (5.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 858 (32.06%) SQL
2 526 (19.66%) C#
3 417 (15.58%) Java
4 224 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 184 (6.88%) C++
6 151 (5.64%) Python
7 118 (4.41%) C
8 102 (3.81%) Perl
9 82 (3.06%) Ruby
10 78 (2.91%) PHP
11 73 (2.73%) VB
12 62 (2.32%) T-SQL
13 47 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 39 (1.46%) VB.NET
15 38 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.23%) PL/SQL
17 29 (1.08%) VBScript
18 28 (1.05%) VB6
19 22 (0.82%) PowerShell
20 20 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1001 (37.41%) ISEB
2 759 (28.36%) ISTQB
3 471 (17.60%) Degree
4 427 (15.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 128 (4.78%) Security Cleared
6 86 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 62 (2.32%) DV Cleared
8 61 (2.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (0.75%) RHCE
9 20 (0.75%) RHCSA
10 16 (0.60%) HND
11 14 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.34%) CCNA
13 9 (0.34%) CIMA
14 7 (0.26%) MCP
15 6 (0.22%) MCSE
16 5 (0.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 902 (33.71%) QA
2 28 (1.05%) FATCA
3 17 (0.64%) SLA
4 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.075%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.075%) HL7
8 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 34 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 25 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.26%) Firmware
6 4 (0.15%) KVM
7 2 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.075%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.037%) Snort
Systems Management
1 198 (7.40%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.23%) SCCM
3 30 (1.12%) Puppet
4 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.15%) CA LISA
4 4 (0.15%) Ansible
4 4 (0.15%) Salt
4 4 (0.15%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.11%) Nessus
5 3 (0.11%) Nmap
6 1 (0.037%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.037%) Iperf
Vendors
1 467 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 226 (8.45%) Oracle
3 156 (5.83%) HP
4 47 (1.76%) VMware
5 45 (1.68%) Apple
6 36 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 24 (0.90%) SAP
8 23 (0.86%) Citrix
9 11 (0.41%) Cisco
10 9 (0.34%) Sun
10 9 (0.34%) ATG
10 9 (0.34%) WorldPay
11 8 (0.30%) Infor
11 8 (0.30%) Cognos
11 8 (0.30%) Sage
12 7 (0.26%) Remedy
12 7 (0.26%) Business Objects
12 7 (0.26%) Informatica
13 6 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.22%) Google
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k On Target Earnings (Uncapped)
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
ARM Information Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday