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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 214 233 203
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1416 1257 1571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.23% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.50% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 910 1353
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 £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
86422 83683 86901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.28% 81.85% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 71808 67811 74641
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 December 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 December 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 -3 423 £45,000 -10.00% 23
South East +53 339 £37,500 +7.14% 27
Yorkshire +6 157 £32,500 +8.33% 23
East of England -2 150 £39,000 -13.33% 14
South West +25 107 £35,000 +7.69% 22
North West -58 99 £33,000 -5.71% 13
West Midlands +36 77 £33,000 +4.76% 8
East Midlands +37 50 £33,250 +9.01% 5
Midlands - 6 - -
North East -14 5 £28,000 -6.66%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1372 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1201 (40.29%) QA
3 1183 (39.68%) ISEB
4 969 (32.51%) SQL
5 933 (31.30%) Finance
6 734 (24.62%) ISTQB
7 619 (20.76%) Selenium
8 613 (20.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 571 (19.15%) Test Scripting
10 531 (17.81%) Java
11 529 (17.75%) Degree
12 513 (17.21%) C#
13 510 (17.11%) Scrum
14 495 (16.61%) Microsoft
15 490 (16.44%) Test Automation
16 444 (14.89%) Test Management
17 430 (14.42%) Automated Testing
18 424 (14.22%) Manual Testing
19 414 (13.89%) Retail
20 395 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
21 382 (12.81%) Windows
22 374 (12.55%) SQL Server
23 358 (12.01%) .NET
24 344 (11.54%) Banking
25 320 (10.73%) HP Quality Center
26 301 (10.10%) HP
27 293 (9.83%) Test Planning
28 290 (9.73%) QuickTest Pro
29 288 (9.66%) Test Strategy
30 278 (9.33%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.31%) IIS
3 22 (0.74%) CMS
4 21 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.64%) Drupal
6 18 (0.60%) Apache
7 17 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.34%) GlassFish
10 10 (0.34%) Node.js
11 8 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (0.23%) Confluence
12 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.17%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.13%) JBoss
14 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 257 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 121 (4.06%) MS Office
3 29 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.27%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.17%) MS Project
8 4 (0.13%) Mingle
9 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.034%) InDesign
11 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 22 (0.74%) JDE OneWorld
2 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.20%) Summit
3 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.17%) Servitor
4 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.10%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.067%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.067%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.067%) Endur
7 2 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.034%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.034%) Exstream
8 1 (0.034%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.034%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.034%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.27%) SaaS
2 15 (0.50%) GitHub
3 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.034%) PaaS
6 1 (0.034%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.034%) Office 365
6 1 (0.034%) Trello
6 1 (0.034%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 66 (2.21%) Internet
3 40 (1.34%) DNS
3 40 (1.34%) HTTP
4 33 (1.11%) DHCP
5 29 (0.97%) VPN
6 28 (0.94%) VoIP
7 23 (0.77%) Wireshark
8 22 (0.74%) WAN
9 21 (0.70%) 3G
10 20 (0.67%) Broadband
11 19 (0.64%) Firewall
12 17 (0.57%) MVNO
13 15 (0.50%) VLAN
13 15 (0.50%) H.323
13 15 (0.50%) RTP
14 13 (0.44%) LTE
15 11 (0.37%) Wireless
16 9 (0.30%) SAN
16 9 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 93 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (2.72%) MySQL
4 81 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 49 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (1.14%) DB2
10 30 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 26 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (0.84%) DataStage
12 25 (0.84%) Big Data
13 23 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (0.70%) SQLPlus
14 21 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
14 21 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
15 18 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 619 (20.76%) Selenium
2 290 (9.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 241 (8.08%) JIRA
4 220 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 198 (6.64%) WebDriver
6 145 (4.86%) Visual Studio
7 142 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 105 (3.52%) JUnit
9 103 (3.46%) Jenkins
10 101 (3.39%) SpecFlow
11 98 (3.29%) FitNesse
12 86 (2.88%) NUnit
13 71 (2.38%) SoapUI
14 62 (2.08%) Subversion
15 60 (2.01%) JMeter
16 51 (1.71%) LoadRunner
17 45 (1.51%) TestNG
18 39 (1.31%) Toad
19 37 (1.24%) JBehave
20 35 (1.17%) Calabash
General
1 933 (31.30%) Finance
2 414 (13.89%) Retail
3 344 (11.54%) Banking
4 187 (6.27%) Telecoms
5 160 (5.37%) Aerospace
6 100 (3.35%) Marketing
7 58 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 58 (1.95%) Advertising
8 56 (1.88%) Billing
9 37 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 37 (1.24%) Games
10 33 (1.11%) Back Office
11 28 (0.94%) Legal
12 27 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (0.84%) Electronics
14 23 (0.77%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.40%) Front Office
16 10 (0.34%) Automotive
17 9 (0.30%) Law
17 9 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1049 (35.19%) Analyst
2 873 (29.29%) Test Analyst
3 545 (18.28%) Tester
4 312 (10.47%) Test Engineer
5 296 (9.93%) Test Manager
6 276 (9.26%) Developer
7 269 (9.02%) Software Tester
8 254 (8.52%) Consultant
9 217 (7.28%) Test Consultant
10 215 (7.21%) Software Engineer
11 145 (4.86%) QA Analyst
12 136 (4.56%) Software Test Analyst
13 123 (4.13%) QA Engineer
14 121 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
15 120 (4.03%) Software Test Engineer
16 116 (3.89%) Team Leader
17 105 (3.52%) QA Tester
18 101 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
18 101 (3.39%) Test Leader
19 100 (3.35%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (12.01%) .NET
2 262 (8.79%) XML
3 249 (8.35%) HTML
3 249 (8.35%) Web Services
4 120 (4.03%) SOAP
5 116 (3.89%) ASP.NET
5 116 (3.89%) CSS
6 65 (2.18%) jQuery
7 63 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 57 (1.91%) Gherkin
9 52 (1.74%) RESTful
10 48 (1.61%) Ajax
11 47 (1.58%) HTML5
12 40 (1.34%) XSD
12 40 (1.34%) J2EE
13 39 (1.31%) WSDL
13 39 (1.31%) REST
14 38 (1.27%) WCF
15 37 (1.24%) WPF
16 35 (1.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 218 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 210 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 167 (5.60%) Open Source
4 142 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 84 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 69 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 63 (2.11%) User Experience
8 57 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 55 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.14%) Derivative
11 31 (1.04%) Physics
11 31 (1.04%) iPhone
12 27 (0.91%) Replication
13 21 (0.70%) Mainframe
14 19 (0.64%) Smart Meter
15 18 (0.60%) Smartphone
16 17 (0.57%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.57%) Life Science
17 14 (0.47%) GIS
17 14 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 382 (12.81%) Windows
2 230 (7.72%) UNIX
3 225 (7.55%) Linux
4 72 (2.42%) Android
5 70 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (0.74%) CentOS
8 22 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.57%) Solaris
11 16 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.30%) AIX
15 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.17%) openSUSE
17 4 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1372 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 510 (17.11%) Scrum
4 490 (16.44%) Test Automation
5 444 (14.89%) Test Management
6 430 (14.42%) Automated Testing
7 424 (14.22%) Manual Testing
8 395 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 293 (9.83%) Test Planning
10 288 (9.66%) Test Strategy
11 276 (9.26%) Regression Testing
12 234 (7.85%) Automation Testing
13 212 (7.11%) TDD
14 197 (6.61%) Performance Testing
14 197 (6.61%) Mentoring
15 196 (6.57%) Waterfall
16 188 (6.31%) BDD
17 184 (6.17%) Software Engineering
18 157 (5.27%) System Testing
19 155 (5.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 969 (32.51%) SQL
2 531 (17.81%) Java
3 513 (17.21%) C#
4 252 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 218 (7.31%) C++
6 191 (6.41%) Python
7 139 (4.66%) C
8 121 (4.06%) PHP
9 106 (3.56%) Perl
10 100 (3.35%) Ruby
11 76 (2.55%) VB
12 52 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 41 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 38 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 35 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 34 (1.14%) VBA
17 33 (1.11%) VBScript
17 33 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 24 (0.81%) PowerShell
19 22 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1183 (39.68%) ISEB
2 734 (24.62%) ISTQB
3 613 (20.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 529 (17.75%) Degree
5 158 (5.30%) Security Cleared
6 86 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (1.31%) MCSE
8 39 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 37 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 32 (1.07%) CCNA
10 32 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 23 (0.77%) MCITP
12 23 (0.77%) PhD
13 18 (0.60%) MCP
14 17 (0.57%) MCTS
15 15 (0.50%) HND
16 11 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1201 (40.29%) QA
2 27 (0.91%) SLA
3 13 (0.44%) GAMP
4 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.20%) HL7
5 6 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.13%) FATCA
7 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 62 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 57 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.37%) vSphere
5 10 (0.34%) Firmware
6 5 (0.17%) KVM
7 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.13%) NFS
7 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.034%) Varnish
8 1 (0.034%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.034%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.034%) qmail
8 1 (0.034%) Postfix
8 1 (0.034%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 320 (10.73%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.47%) Puppet
3 11 (0.37%) SCCM
4 6 (0.20%) Control-M
5 5 (0.17%) Nagios
6 4 (0.13%) WSUS
7 2 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.067%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.034%) logstash
8 1 (0.034%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 495 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 301 (10.10%) HP
3 278 (9.33%) Oracle
4 109 (3.66%) VMware
5 36 (1.21%) Cognos
6 35 (1.17%) Apple
7 30 (1.01%) Cisco
8 29 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 27 (0.91%) Business Objects
10 21 (0.70%) IBM
11 18 (0.60%) SAP
11 18 (0.60%) Avaya
12 16 (0.54%) Citrix
12 16 (0.54%) Telerik
13 10 (0.34%) Informatica
14 9 (0.30%) Veeam
14 9 (0.30%) Tableau
15 8 (0.27%) Juniper
15 8 (0.27%) Murex
15 8 (0.27%) Calypso
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £60000 per annum - share options
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: 2 days ago