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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 201 223 215
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1565 1269 1436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.27% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.57% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 985 1248
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
87806 81031 86649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.19% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70747 67265 73911
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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
London -37 440 £45,000 -5.26% 37
South East +58 412 £37,500 +10.29% 40
North West +17 167 £32,500 +10.16% 24
South West +16 144 £36,000 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire +3 128 £30,000 -14.28% 18
East of England -7 113 £35,250 -6.00% 20
West Midlands +9 75 £32,500 -7.14% 8
East Midlands -9 66 £35,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands - 13 - - 1
North East -6 7 £36,500 -2.66% 5
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1505 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1394 (42.49%) QA
3 1219 (37.15%) ISEB
4 1011 (30.81%) SQL
5 953 (29.05%) Finance
6 678 (20.66%) Degree
7 667 (20.33%) Test Scripting
8 658 (20.05%) ISTQB
9 637 (19.41%) Selenium
10 576 (17.56%) Java
11 543 (16.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 534 (16.28%) C#
13 523 (15.94%) Automated Testing
14 492 (15.00%) Manual Testing
15 488 (14.87%) User Acceptance Testing
16 483 (14.72%) .NET
17 474 (14.45%) Scrum
18 460 (14.02%) Test Automation
19 455 (13.87%) Windows
20 451 (13.75%) Microsoft
21 442 (13.47%) Test Management
22 396 (12.07%) SQL Server
23 382 (11.64%) Regression Testing
24 347 (10.58%) HP
25 344 (10.48%) Test Planning
26 343 (10.45%) Retail
27 342 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
28 337 (10.27%) HP Quality Center
29 330 (10.06%) XML
30 316 (9.63%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 75 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.55%) IIS
3 22 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 19 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 18 (0.55%) Confluence
6 17 (0.52%) Apache
7 16 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
8 14 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.34%) CMS
11 11 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.30%) ColdFusion
12 10 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (0.24%) Commerce Server
13 8 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.24%) Node.js
13 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 273 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 166 (5.06%) MS Office
3 36 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.40%) MS Project
6 11 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.12%) Mingle
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 73 (2.22%) JDE OneWorld
2 30 (0.91%) SAP FI
2 30 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
2 30 (0.91%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.24%) Magento
3 8 (0.24%) Fredhopper
4 7 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.15%) Servitor
5 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.091%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.091%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.091%) Summit
7 3 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.091%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.091%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.091%) SAP FI-GL
8 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.34%) SaaS
2 6 (0.18%) Office 365
2 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.091%) PaaS
5 2 (0.061%) GitHub
6 1 (0.030%) Trello
6 1 (0.030%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.030%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 103 (3.14%) Internet
2 68 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.80%) HTTP
4 34 (1.04%) 3G
5 31 (0.94%) DNS
6 30 (0.91%) Broadband
7 28 (0.85%) Wireshark
8 23 (0.70%) LTE
9 19 (0.58%) Firewall
10 17 (0.52%) VPN
11 15 (0.46%) Intranet
12 14 (0.43%) SS7
12 14 (0.43%) WAN
12 14 (0.43%) SMS
13 13 (0.40%) LDAP
13 13 (0.40%) DHCP
13 13 (0.40%) ISUP
13 13 (0.40%) INAP
13 13 (0.40%) 4G
14 12 (0.37%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 84 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (2.53%) MySQL
6 80 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 49 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 46 (1.40%) DB2
10 44 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (0.91%) DataStage
12 28 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 25 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
15 22 (0.67%) SQLPlus
15 22 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
18 18 (0.55%) Hadoop
19 14 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 637 (19.41%) Selenium
2 298 (9.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 225 (6.86%) JIRA
4 220 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 189 (5.76%) WebDriver
6 177 (5.39%) Cucumber
7 162 (4.94%) Visual Studio
8 119 (3.63%) JUnit
9 115 (3.51%) FitNesse
10 90 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 89 (2.71%) NUnit
12 76 (2.32%) SpecFlow
13 70 (2.13%) SoapUI
14 69 (2.10%) Subversion
15 66 (2.01%) LoadRunner
16 53 (1.62%) JMeter
17 49 (1.49%) Toad
17 49 (1.49%) TestNG
18 42 (1.28%) TestComplete
19 39 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 953 (29.05%) Finance
2 343 (10.45%) Retail
3 228 (6.95%) Telecoms
4 207 (6.31%) Banking
5 104 (3.17%) Marketing
6 76 (2.32%) Games
7 71 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 57 (1.74%) Advertising
9 55 (1.68%) Billing
10 54 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.43%) Back Office
12 46 (1.40%) Publishing
13 31 (0.94%) Electronics
14 29 (0.88%) Legal
15 24 (0.73%) Law
16 23 (0.70%) Aerospace
17 18 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.55%) Military
18 17 (0.52%) Multimedia
19 16 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1074 (32.73%) Analyst
2 883 (26.91%) Test Analyst
3 643 (19.60%) Tester
4 344 (10.48%) Test Manager
5 323 (9.84%) Developer
6 311 (9.48%) Test Engineer
7 303 (9.23%) Software Tester
8 296 (9.02%) Consultant
9 233 (7.10%) Test Consultant
10 216 (6.58%) Software Engineer
11 187 (5.70%) QA Analyst
12 151 (4.60%) QA Tester
13 146 (4.45%) QA Engineer
14 136 (4.15%) Junior
15 129 (3.93%) Software Test Analyst
16 113 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
17 106 (3.23%) Team Leader
18 104 (3.17%) QA Manager
19 102 (3.11%) Software Test Engineer
20 101 (3.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (14.72%) .NET
2 330 (10.06%) XML
3 293 (8.93%) HTML
4 272 (8.29%) Web Services
5 161 (4.91%) SOAP
6 147 (4.48%) CSS
7 113 (3.44%) ASP.NET
8 73 (2.22%) jQuery
9 72 (2.19%) .NET Framework
10 70 (2.13%) REST
11 61 (1.86%) J2EE
12 59 (1.80%) HTML5
13 52 (1.58%) Ajax
14 46 (1.40%) Gherkin
15 44 (1.34%) WSDL
16 42 (1.28%) XSD
16 42 (1.28%) WCF
17 41 (1.25%) RESTful
18 38 (1.16%) LINQ
19 34 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 342 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 144 (4.39%) Mathematics
4 139 (4.24%) Open Source
5 131 (3.99%) Mobile App
6 66 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 65 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 57 (1.74%) User Experience
9 42 (1.28%) Derivative
10 33 (1.01%) Life Science
11 29 (0.88%) Chemistry
12 27 (0.82%) Fixed Income
13 26 (0.79%) Physics
14 25 (0.76%) IVR
14 25 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 25 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (0.73%) iPhone
16 23 (0.70%) Social Media
17 22 (0.67%) N-Tier
18 21 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 455 (13.87%) Windows
2 195 (5.94%) UNIX
3 189 (5.76%) Linux
4 78 (2.38%) Android
5 54 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (1.04%) Windows XP
9 28 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.82%) Windows Vista
11 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.58%) Solaris
13 15 (0.46%) CentOS
14 14 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.37%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.27%) VxWorks
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.15%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1505 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (20.33%) Test Scripting
3 523 (15.94%) Automated Testing
4 492 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 488 (14.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 474 (14.45%) Scrum
7 460 (14.02%) Test Automation
8 442 (13.47%) Test Management
9 382 (11.64%) Regression Testing
10 344 (10.48%) Test Planning
11 316 (9.63%) Test Strategy
12 259 (7.89%) TDD
13 236 (7.19%) System Testing
14 219 (6.67%) Automation Testing
15 218 (6.64%) Performance Testing
16 202 (6.16%) Software Engineering
16 202 (6.16%) BDD
17 201 (6.13%) Integration Testing
18 183 (5.58%) OO
19 180 (5.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1011 (30.81%) SQL
2 576 (17.56%) Java
3 534 (16.28%) C#
4 300 (9.14%) JavaScript
5 267 (8.14%) C++
6 179 (5.46%) Python
7 178 (5.43%) C
8 131 (3.99%) PHP
9 119 (3.63%) VB
10 112 (3.41%) Ruby
11 96 (2.93%) Perl
12 62 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 50 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 49 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 48 (1.46%) VBScript
16 44 (1.34%) VBA
17 31 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 23 (0.70%) Bash Shell
19 22 (0.67%) MATLAB
20 17 (0.52%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1219 (37.15%) ISEB
2 678 (20.66%) Degree
3 658 (20.05%) ISTQB
4 543 (16.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 229 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 100 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 36 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 36 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (1.04%) PhD
9 33 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
11 27 (0.82%) MCSE
12 21 (0.64%) HND
12 21 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (0.64%) CCNA
12 21 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
14 13 (0.40%) MCITP
14 13 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1394 (42.49%) QA
2 40 (1.22%) SLA
3 16 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.30%) GAMP
4 10 (0.30%) HL7
5 6 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.061%) JTAG
7 2 (0.061%) DICOM
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 1 (0.030%) WCAG
8 1 (0.030%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.030%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 39 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.40%) NFS
4 8 (0.24%) vSphere
5 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.061%) XenApp
6 2 (0.061%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.030%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.030%) qmail
7 1 (0.030%) Postfix
7 1 (0.030%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.030%) KVM
7 1 (0.030%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 337 (10.27%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.30%) Puppet
3 5 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.061%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.061%) Control-M
5 1 (0.030%) Nagios
5 1 (0.030%) SCCM
5 1 (0.030%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.030%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.030%) nmon
5 1 (0.030%) logstash
5 1 (0.030%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.030%) OpenView
Vendors
1 451 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 347 (10.58%) HP
3 292 (8.90%) Oracle
4 70 (2.13%) VMware
5 63 (1.92%) SAP
6 46 (1.40%) IBM
7 38 (1.16%) Cognos
8 31 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 25 (0.76%) Business Objects
10 24 (0.73%) Telerik
11 21 (0.64%) TIBCO
12 19 (0.58%) Cisco
13 17 (0.52%) Citrix
14 13 (0.40%) Adobe
14 13 (0.40%) Avaya
14 13 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.40%) Tableau
15 11 (0.34%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.34%) Informatica
15 11 (0.34%) Apple
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + part-time hours
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £63000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Best Practice IFA Group Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Healthcare,Pension,Lifecover,bonus,on site par
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Non contrib Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 5k benefits package ontop
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday