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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 227 248 203
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1341 1358 1648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.32% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.51% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 1127 1173
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
80538 89659 92924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.83% 87.13% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 68120 74136 75624
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £73,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
London +63 400 £50,000 +5.26% 42
South East -1 324 £37,000 -7.50% 28
Yorkshire +63 157 £35,000 +7.69% 14
West Midlands +29 113 £35,000 +16.66% 15
East of England +9 110 £45,000 +20.00% 20
South West +11 88 £32,500 - 14
North West -17 87 £31,250 -18.61% 18
East Midlands -15 55 £32,500 -7.14% 11
North East 0 3 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1387 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1061 (39.06%) QA
3 743 (27.36%) ISEB
4 730 (26.88%) SQL
5 711 (26.18%) Selenium
6 656 (24.15%) Finance
7 639 (23.53%) ISTQB
8 628 (23.12%) Java
9 595 (21.91%) Test Automation
10 574 (21.13%) Degree
11 555 (20.43%) Test Scripting
12 538 (19.81%) SDLC
13 515 (18.96%) Scrum
14 501 (18.45%) Automated Testing
15 482 (17.75%) C#
16 435 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 432 (15.91%) .NET
17 432 (15.91%) Regression Testing
18 409 (15.06%) Manual Testing
19 392 (14.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 376 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
21 367 (13.51%) BDD
22 361 (13.29%) Functional Testing
23 342 (12.59%) Windows
24 331 (12.19%) Microsoft
25 326 (12.00%) JIRA
26 306 (11.27%) Test Strategy
27 284 (10.46%) Software Engineering
28 282 (10.38%) Cucumber
29 278 (10.24%) JavaScript

Software Testing
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 43 (1.58%) CMS
2 32 (1.18%) Confluence
3 28 (1.03%) IIS
4 26 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 23 (0.85%) JBoss
6 20 (0.74%) Apache
7 17 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.52%) SAS
9 10 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.37%) Smallworld
10 8 (0.29%) nginx
11 5 (0.18%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.15%) Documentum
12 4 (0.15%) FileNet
12 4 (0.15%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.11%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.11%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.11%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 197 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 123 (4.53%) MS Office
3 16 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.44%) Mingle
4 12 (0.44%) MS Project
5 11 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.18%) SPSS
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Maya
9 2 (0.074%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.52%) MultiFonds
1 14 (0.52%) Sonata
2 8 (0.29%) Magento
3 6 (0.22%) Primavera
3 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.074%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.074%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 2 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.037%) AWD
7 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.037%) Maximo
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.037%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.037%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.29%) SaaS
3 28 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.88%) GitHub
5 20 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (0.52%) IaaS
7 12 (0.44%) PaaS
8 8 (0.29%) CloudFront
9 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.18%) iTunes
11 4 (0.15%) Office 365
12 2 (0.074%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.037%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.037%) Force.com
13 1 (0.037%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.037%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.95%) Internet
2 45 (1.66%) HTTP
3 44 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.25%) Firewall
5 24 (0.88%) DNS
6 18 (0.66%) VoIP
6 18 (0.66%) Wireless
7 14 (0.52%) Intranet
8 8 (0.29%) SSH
9 7 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.26%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.22%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.22%) Network Security
10 6 (0.22%) Skype
10 6 (0.22%) VPN
11 5 (0.18%) 4G
11 5 (0.18%) IPsec
12 4 (0.15%) 802.15
12 4 (0.15%) SAN
12 4 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.69%) Relational Database
3 54 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 53 (1.95%) MySQL
5 41 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 24 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (0.66%) Big Data
9 18 (0.66%) QlikView
10 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.44%) GIS
13 12 (0.44%) Power BI
14 11 (0.41%) MS Access
14 11 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 711 (26.18%) Selenium
2 326 (12.00%) JIRA
3 282 (10.38%) Cucumber
4 169 (6.22%) SoapUI
5 157 (5.78%) HP UFT
6 156 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 147 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 146 (5.38%) WebDriver
9 129 (4.75%) Visual Studio
10 117 (4.31%) Git (software)
11 114 (4.20%) JMeter
12 102 (3.76%) JUnit
13 81 (2.98%) SpecFlow
14 79 (2.91%) LoadRunner
15 70 (2.58%) Subversion
16 68 (2.50%) Ranorex
17 56 (2.06%) Appium
18 52 (1.91%) TeamCity
19 50 (1.84%) TestNG
20 45 (1.66%) Gatling
General
1 656 (24.15%) Finance
2 159 (5.85%) Games
3 139 (5.12%) Retail
4 134 (4.93%) Banking
4 134 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.65%) Marketing
6 52 (1.91%) Electronics
7 49 (1.80%) Legal
8 40 (1.47%) Aerospace
9 36 (1.33%) Back Office
10 30 (1.10%) Automotive
11 26 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.88%) Publishing
13 16 (0.59%) Billing
14 15 (0.55%) Advertising
15 14 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.29%) Law
18 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 898 (33.06%) Analyst
2 686 (25.26%) Test Analyst
3 626 (23.05%) Tester
4 337 (12.41%) Software Tester
5 321 (11.82%) Test Engineer
6 270 (9.94%) Developer
7 205 (7.55%) Automation Tester
8 194 (7.14%) Software Analyst
9 185 (6.81%) QA Analyst
10 179 (6.59%) QA Tester
11 176 (6.48%) QA Engineer
12 161 (5.93%) Software Test Analyst
13 153 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
14 140 (5.15%) Test Manager
15 133 (4.90%) Consultant
16 117 (4.31%) Software Test Engineer
16 117 (4.31%) Test Leader
17 116 (4.27%) QA Test Analyst
18 108 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
19 101 (3.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (15.91%) .NET
2 212 (7.81%) XML
3 204 (7.51%) HTML
4 173 (6.37%) Web Services
5 130 (4.79%) CSS
6 106 (3.90%) ASP.NET
7 90 (3.31%) SOAP
8 66 (2.43%) jQuery
9 58 (2.14%) REST
10 55 (2.03%) .NET Framework
11 52 (1.91%) Ajax
12 42 (1.55%) J2EE
13 38 (1.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (1.25%) Gherkin
15 31 (1.14%) HTML5
16 30 (1.10%) Java EE
16 30 (1.10%) Velocity
17 28 (1.03%) JSON
17 28 (1.03%) RESTful
17 28 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 376 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (6.66%) Computer Science
3 145 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.14%) User Experience
5 56 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 51 (1.88%) Mathematics
7 37 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.29%) iPad
9 32 (1.18%) Blog
9 32 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 25 (0.92%) Fintech
11 24 (0.88%) Driving Licence
11 24 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (0.77%) Data Centre
13 21 (0.77%) N-Tier
14 20 (0.74%) NHS
15 17 (0.63%) Life Science
16 15 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (0.55%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 342 (12.59%) Windows
2 214 (7.88%) Linux
3 199 (7.33%) Unix
4 104 (3.83%) Android
5 80 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.22%) Solaris
8 23 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.41%) CentOS
14 10 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.18%) AIX
17 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1387 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (21.91%) Test Automation
3 555 (20.43%) Test Scripting
4 538 (19.81%) SDLC
5 515 (18.96%) Scrum
6 501 (18.45%) Automated Testing
7 435 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 432 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 409 (15.06%) Manual Testing
10 367 (13.51%) BDD
11 361 (13.29%) Functional Testing
12 306 (11.27%) Test Strategy
13 284 (10.46%) Software Engineering
14 258 (9.50%) Performance Testing
15 255 (9.39%) Automation Testing
16 244 (8.98%) Test Management
17 239 (8.80%) TDD
18 238 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
19 235 (8.65%) Waterfall
20 221 (8.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 730 (26.88%) SQL
2 628 (23.12%) Java
3 482 (17.75%) C#
4 278 (10.24%) JavaScript
5 214 (7.88%) Python
6 186 (6.85%) C++
7 135 (4.97%) C
8 131 (4.82%) Ruby
9 112 (4.12%) Perl
10 68 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 65 (2.39%) PHP
12 60 (2.21%) VB
13 55 (2.03%) Scala
14 35 (1.29%) VBScript
15 34 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 32 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 32 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 30 (1.10%) VBA
18 29 (1.07%) R
19 25 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 743 (27.36%) ISEB
2 639 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 574 (21.13%) Degree
4 392 (14.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 126 (4.64%) Security Cleared
6 56 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.77%) SC Cleared
8 39 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 33 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.48%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.26%) MBA
13 6 (0.22%) CCNA
13 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.22%) MCSA
13 6 (0.22%) RHCE
13 6 (0.22%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.18%) PMP
15 4 (0.15%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1061 (39.06%) QA
2 38 (1.40%) SLA
3 28 (1.03%) GCP
4 19 (0.70%) SDET
5 14 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.41%) HL7
7 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.22%) DICOM
8 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.15%) GAMP
11 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.074%) ISO13485
12 2 (0.074%) MISRA
13 1 (0.037%) GMP
13 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.037%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
1 39 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.48%) Firmware
4 8 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.18%) Docker
6 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.074%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.037%) vSphere
9 1 (0.037%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 181 (6.66%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.85%) Puppet
3 12 (0.44%) SCVMM
3 12 (0.44%) vRealize
4 8 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (0.26%) SCCM
6 5 (0.18%) Control-M
6 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.11%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.11%) Ansible
7 3 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.074%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.037%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 331 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 230 (8.47%) Oracle
3 160 (5.89%) HP
4 52 (1.91%) VMware
5 34 (1.25%) IBM
6 32 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 23 (0.85%) Citrix
8 21 (0.77%) SAP
9 16 (0.59%) SOASTA, Inc
10 14 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.44%) EMC
11 12 (0.44%) Sophos
11 12 (0.44%) Tableau
12 11 (0.41%) Google
12 11 (0.41%) Intel Security
12 11 (0.41%) TOWER Software
13 9 (0.33%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.33%) BT
13 9 (0.33%) MKS
13 9 (0.33%) Telerik
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training & Unlimited Opportunity
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45k plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
PAREXEL International
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago