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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 210 222 199
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1390 1290 1527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.33% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.61% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 887 1293
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
80359 80047 83600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.35% 80.20%
Number of salaries quoted 66729 64585 71490
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 January 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 29 January 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
London -8 453 £45,000 -5.26% 52
South East +25 313 £37,500 +15.38% 43
Yorkshire -2 157 £32,500 +8.33% 13
East of England -4 133 £39,000 -6.02% 17
South West +30 119 £40,000 +14.28% 24
West Midlands +37 86 £37,500 +15.38% 6
North West -52 82 £33,000 +0.76% 29
East Midlands +5 31 £32,500 +11.11% 9
North East -1 12 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1333 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1220 (42.19%) ISEB
3 1148 (39.70%) QA
4 945 (32.68%) SQL
5 909 (31.43%) Finance
6 769 (26.59%) ISTQB
7 647 (22.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 568 (19.64%) Scrum
9 548 (18.95%) Selenium
9 548 (18.95%) Test Scripting
10 492 (17.01%) C#
11 484 (16.74%) Microsoft
12 483 (16.70%) Test Automation
13 478 (16.53%) Degree
14 467 (16.15%) Java
15 461 (15.94%) Retail
16 438 (15.15%) Test Management
17 424 (14.66%) Automated Testing
18 420 (14.52%) Manual Testing
19 397 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
20 384 (13.28%) Banking
21 373 (12.90%) Windows
22 340 (11.76%) SQL Server
23 339 (11.72%) .NET
24 296 (10.24%) HP Quality Center
25 283 (9.79%) Test Strategy
26 263 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
27 262 (9.06%) Regression Testing
28 257 (8.89%) MS Excel
29 256 (8.85%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 31 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 27 (0.93%) IIS
3 22 (0.76%) CMS
4 21 (0.73%) Drupal
5 20 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 14 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.48%) Confluence
7 13 (0.45%) Apache
8 12 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.41%) GlassFish
9 7 (0.24%) Node.js
9 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.069%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.069%) JBoss
12 2 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 257 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 105 (3.63%) MS Office
3 22 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.21%) MS Project
7 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.14%) Mingle
9 2 (0.069%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.035%) Maya
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) InDesign
10 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.45%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.21%) Summit
4 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.14%) Servitor
6 3 (0.10%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.10%) GoldMine
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.069%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.035%) Magento
8 1 (0.035%) Line 500
8 1 (0.035%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.21%) SaaS
2 17 (0.59%) GitHub
3 15 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.035%) PaaS
7 1 (0.035%) Taleo
7 1 (0.035%) Trello
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.035%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.035%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.32%) TCP/IP
2 47 (1.63%) DNS
3 46 (1.59%) Internet
4 38 (1.31%) DHCP
5 30 (1.04%) HTTP
5 30 (1.04%) VoIP
6 26 (0.90%) VPN
7 24 (0.83%) WAN
8 22 (0.76%) Wireshark
9 17 (0.59%) MVNO
10 15 (0.52%) VLAN
10 15 (0.52%) H.323
10 15 (0.52%) RTP
11 12 (0.41%) Firewall
12 11 (0.38%) Broadband
12 11 (0.38%) 3G
13 10 (0.35%) LAN
13 10 (0.35%) Wireless
14 9 (0.31%) Network Security
15 7 (0.24%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 72 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 71 (2.46%) MySQL
5 63 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 28 (0.97%) Big Data
10 27 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.62%) DB2
14 16 (0.55%) MS Access
15 14 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.38%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.38%) DataStage
18 10 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 548 (18.95%) Selenium
2 263 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 234 (8.09%) JIRA
4 208 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 185 (6.40%) WebDriver
6 139 (4.81%) Visual Studio
7 118 (4.08%) Cucumber
8 98 (3.39%) Jenkins
9 91 (3.15%) JUnit
10 86 (2.97%) FitNesse
10 86 (2.97%) SoapUI
11 82 (2.84%) SpecFlow
12 74 (2.56%) NUnit
13 58 (2.01%) JMeter
13 58 (2.01%) LoadRunner
14 53 (1.83%) Subversion
15 38 (1.31%) TestNG
16 37 (1.28%) Eclipse
16 37 (1.28%) Bugzilla
16 37 (1.28%) Calabash
General
1 909 (31.43%) Finance
2 461 (15.94%) Retail
3 384 (13.28%) Banking
4 240 (8.30%) Aerospace
5 171 (5.91%) Telecoms
6 95 (3.28%) Marketing
7 53 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.63%) Billing
9 35 (1.21%) Advertising
10 33 (1.14%) Games
11 31 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.04%) Legal
12 30 (1.04%) Retail Banking
13 26 (0.90%) Back Office
14 24 (0.83%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.80%) Electronics
16 9 (0.31%) Front Office
16 9 (0.31%) Automotive
16 9 (0.31%) Publishing
17 8 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 1039 (35.93%) Analyst
2 867 (29.98%) Test Analyst
3 503 (17.39%) Tester
4 304 (10.51%) Test Manager
5 290 (10.03%) Test Engineer
6 263 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 256 (8.85%) Consultant
8 252 (8.71%) Developer
9 218 (7.54%) Test Consultant
10 202 (6.98%) Software Engineer
11 139 (4.81%) Software Test Analyst
12 138 (4.77%) Senior Analyst
13 123 (4.25%) QA Analyst
14 121 (4.18%) QA Engineer
15 118 (4.08%) Test Leader
16 113 (3.91%) Senior Test Analyst
17 110 (3.80%) Team Leader
18 109 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
19 93 (3.22%) Test Team Leader
20 91 (3.15%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (11.72%) .NET
2 226 (7.81%) HTML
3 224 (7.75%) XML
4 199 (6.88%) Web Services
5 112 (3.87%) ASP.NET
6 90 (3.11%) SOAP
7 89 (3.08%) CSS
8 62 (2.14%) jQuery
9 53 (1.83%) Gherkin
10 52 (1.80%) .NET Framework
11 49 (1.69%) WPF
11 49 (1.69%) RESTful
12 48 (1.66%) HTML5
13 42 (1.45%) Ajax
14 36 (1.24%) LAMP
14 36 (1.24%) WCF
15 33 (1.14%) JSON
16 30 (1.04%) Java EE
17 29 (1.00%) XSD
18 28 (0.97%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 199 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 161 (5.57%) Open Source
4 104 (3.60%) Mathematics
5 76 (2.63%) User Experience
6 73 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 64 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 64 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.11%) Derivative
10 25 (0.86%) iPhone
10 25 (0.86%) Replication
11 23 (0.80%) Physics
12 21 (0.73%) N-Tier
13 17 (0.59%) GIS
14 14 (0.48%) Statistics
14 14 (0.48%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.45%) Smart Meter
16 12 (0.41%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.38%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 373 (12.90%) Windows
2 225 (7.78%) UNIX
3 210 (7.26%) Linux
4 74 (2.56%) Android
5 73 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (0.83%) CentOS
8 24 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.76%) Solaris
10 20 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.28%) AIX
14 7 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.17%) openSUSE
15 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1333 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (19.64%) Scrum
3 548 (18.95%) Test Scripting
4 483 (16.70%) Test Automation
5 438 (15.15%) Test Management
6 424 (14.66%) Automated Testing
7 420 (14.52%) Manual Testing
8 397 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 283 (9.79%) Test Strategy
10 262 (9.06%) Regression Testing
11 256 (8.85%) Test Planning
12 241 (8.33%) Automation Testing
13 213 (7.37%) Performance Testing
14 207 (7.16%) TDD
15 201 (6.95%) Waterfall
16 186 (6.43%) Software Engineering
17 180 (6.22%) BDD
17 180 (6.22%) Mentoring
18 140 (4.84%) System Testing
19 139 (4.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 945 (32.68%) SQL
2 492 (17.01%) C#
3 467 (16.15%) Java
4 215 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 200 (6.92%) C++
6 190 (6.57%) Python
7 131 (4.53%) C
8 117 (4.05%) Perl
9 112 (3.87%) PHP
10 99 (3.42%) Ruby
11 65 (2.25%) VB
12 43 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 43 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 36 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 32 (1.11%) VBScript
15 24 (0.83%) MATLAB
15 24 (0.83%) VB.NET
16 23 (0.80%) PowerShell
17 21 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1220 (42.19%) ISEB
2 769 (26.59%) ISTQB
3 647 (22.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 478 (16.53%) Degree
5 124 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 71 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 40 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (1.35%) MCSE
10 38 (1.31%) DV Cleared
11 29 (1.00%) CCNA
11 29 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 23 (0.80%) MCITP
14 20 (0.69%) MCP
15 19 (0.66%) HND
16 18 (0.62%) MCTS
17 15 (0.52%) PhD
18 14 (0.48%) RHCSA
18 14 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1148 (39.70%) QA
2 29 (1.00%) SLA
3 11 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.38%) GAMP
4 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.14%) FATCA
6 4 (0.14%) HL7
6 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
System Software
1 64 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 53 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.35%) Firmware
5 5 (0.17%) vSphere
6 4 (0.14%) KVM
6 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.10%) NFS
8 2 (0.069%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.035%) qmail
9 1 (0.035%) Postfix
9 1 (0.035%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.035%) Varnish
9 1 (0.035%) Snort
9 1 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.035%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 296 (10.24%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.62%) SCCM
3 16 (0.55%) Puppet
4 5 (0.17%) Control-M
5 4 (0.14%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.14%) Nagios
5 4 (0.14%) WSUS
6 2 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.035%) logstash
Vendors
1 484 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 254 (8.78%) Oracle
3 249 (8.61%) HP
4 106 (3.67%) VMware
5 44 (1.52%) Apple
6 34 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.04%) Cisco
8 18 (0.62%) SAP
8 18 (0.62%) Citrix
8 18 (0.62%) Avaya
9 17 (0.59%) Business Objects
9 17 (0.59%) Cognos
10 14 (0.48%) Telerik
11 8 (0.28%) Murex
11 8 (0.28%) Calypso
11 8 (0.28%) IBM
11 8 (0.28%) Informatica
11 8 (0.28%) Pegasus
11 8 (0.28%) Mapinfo
11 8 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
Central London / West End
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum +benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + flexi working etc
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + 25 holiday, BUPA, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday