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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 192 221 208
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1647 1262 1492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.27% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.59% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1241 967 1274
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 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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 79197 86082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.80% 79.57% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 70655 65397 73602
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 29 August 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 -3 492 £45,000 -5.26% 29
South East +59 427 £37,500 +11.94% 30
North West +21 156 £32,500 +12.06% 27
South West +17 154 £37,000 +8.82% 16
Yorkshire -5 135 £31,500 -10.00% 16
East of England +25 132 £35,000 -4.76% 12
West Midlands -2 70 £35,000 - 9
East Midlands -25 60 £32,500 +4.83% 5
Midlands +23 11 - - 1
North East +3 10 £36,500 +37.73% 6
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1391 (43.07%) QA
2 1215 (37.62%) ISEB
3 1017 (31.49%) SQL
4 936 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
5 926 (28.67%) Finance
6 678 (20.99%) Test Scripting
7 675 (20.90%) Degree
8 655 (20.28%) ISTQB
9 620 (19.20%) Selenium
10 566 (17.52%) Java
11 519 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 516 (15.98%) C#
13 515 (15.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 504 (15.60%) Automated Testing
15 483 (14.95%) .NET
16 464 (14.37%) Windows
16 464 (14.37%) Test Automation
17 455 (14.09%) Microsoft
18 453 (14.02%) Scrum
19 429 (13.28%) Test Management
20 404 (12.51%) SQL Server
21 393 (12.17%) Regression Testing
22 374 (11.58%) Manual Testing
23 338 (10.46%) HP
24 336 (10.40%) XML
24 336 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
25 328 (10.15%) Retail
26 298 (9.23%) JavaScript
27 296 (9.16%) Test Strategy
28 293 (9.07%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 72 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.76%) IIS
3 22 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 18 (0.56%) Confluence
5 17 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
7 15 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 15 (0.46%) Apache
8 14 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.31%) ColdFusion
12 9 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.25%) Node.js
13 8 (0.25%) Commerce Server
14 7 (0.22%) CMS
14 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.19%) Jetty
Applications
1 282 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 169 (5.23%) MS Office
3 33 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.50%) MS Project
5 11 (0.34%) PowerPivot
6 10 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.062%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 74 (2.29%) JDE OneWorld
2 33 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 33 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
2 33 (1.02%) SAP CO
3 10 (0.31%) Magento
4 8 (0.25%) Fredhopper
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.093%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.093%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.093%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.093%) SAP FI-GL
8 3 (0.093%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.062%) Servitor
9 2 (0.062%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.18%) SaaS
2 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.15%) Office 365
5 2 (0.062%) PaaS
5 2 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.031%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.031%) GitHub
6 1 (0.031%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.25%) Internet
2 56 (1.73%) HTTP
2 56 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 34 (1.05%) 3G
4 29 (0.90%) DNS
5 28 (0.87%) Broadband
5 28 (0.87%) LTE
6 23 (0.71%) Wireshark
7 17 (0.53%) 4G
7 17 (0.53%) Firewall
8 15 (0.46%) Intranet
8 15 (0.46%) SS7
9 14 (0.43%) SMS
9 14 (0.43%) VPN
10 13 (0.40%) LDAP
10 13 (0.40%) ISUP
10 13 (0.40%) INAP
11 11 (0.34%) Wireless
12 10 (0.31%) WAN
13 9 (0.28%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 104 (3.22%) Relational Database
4 85 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (2.45%) MySQL
6 77 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (1.52%) DB2
9 48 (1.49%) Oracle Database
10 44 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (0.93%) DataStage
12 25 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
13 24 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
13 24 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
14 23 (0.71%) SQLPlus
15 22 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.65%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.59%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
19 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 620 (19.20%) Selenium
2 293 (9.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 218 (6.75%) JIRA
4 210 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 181 (5.60%) WebDriver
6 170 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 164 (5.08%) Cucumber
8 114 (3.53%) JUnit
9 106 (3.28%) FitNesse
10 87 (2.69%) NUnit
11 81 (2.51%) Jenkins
12 76 (2.35%) LoadRunner
13 70 (2.17%) SoapUI
14 67 (2.07%) Subversion
15 63 (1.95%) SpecFlow
16 54 (1.67%) JMeter
17 51 (1.58%) Toad
18 48 (1.49%) TestNG
19 42 (1.30%) TestComplete
19 42 (1.30%) TestDirector
General
1 926 (28.67%) Finance
2 328 (10.15%) Retail
3 217 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 186 (5.76%) Banking
5 100 (3.10%) Marketing
6 85 (2.63%) Games
7 70 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 55 (1.70%) Billing
9 54 (1.67%) Advertising
10 51 (1.58%) Publishing
10 51 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 44 (1.36%) Back Office
12 32 (0.99%) Electronics
13 28 (0.87%) Law
14 27 (0.84%) Legal
15 21 (0.65%) Military
16 18 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.53%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.50%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.43%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1077 (33.34%) Analyst
2 882 (27.31%) Test Analyst
3 651 (20.15%) Tester
4 345 (10.68%) Test Manager
5 323 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 306 (9.47%) Software Tester
7 301 (9.32%) Developer
8 271 (8.39%) Consultant
9 212 (6.56%) Test Consultant
10 209 (6.47%) QA Analyst
11 207 (6.41%) Software Engineer
12 151 (4.67%) QA Tester
13 140 (4.33%) QA Engineer
14 135 (4.18%) Junior
15 121 (3.75%) Software Test Analyst
16 110 (3.41%) QA Manager
17 107 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
18 100 (3.10%) Software Test Engineer
19 94 (2.91%) Team Leader
20 91 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (14.95%) .NET
2 336 (10.40%) XML
3 283 (8.76%) HTML
4 260 (8.05%) Web Services
5 160 (4.95%) SOAP
6 138 (4.27%) CSS
7 111 (3.44%) ASP.NET
8 73 (2.26%) .NET Framework
8 73 (2.26%) REST
9 67 (2.07%) jQuery
10 60 (1.86%) J2EE
11 53 (1.64%) HTML5
12 45 (1.39%) Ajax
13 43 (1.33%) Middleware
14 41 (1.27%) WSDL
14 41 (1.27%) Gherkin
15 39 (1.21%) XSD
15 39 (1.21%) WCF
16 36 (1.11%) LINQ
17 34 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.30%) Computer Science
2 139 (4.30%) Mathematics
3 126 (3.90%) Open Source
3 126 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 70 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 61 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 45 (1.39%) Derivative
7 31 (0.96%) Life Science
8 29 (0.90%) Chemistry
9 27 (0.84%) Fixed Income
10 25 (0.77%) IVR
11 24 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 23 (0.71%) Equities
12 23 (0.71%) Social Media
13 22 (0.68%) Physics
13 22 (0.68%) N-Tier
14 21 (0.65%) Replication
14 21 (0.65%) iPhone
15 20 (0.62%) Biology
15 20 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 464 (14.37%) Windows
2 190 (5.88%) UNIX
3 189 (5.85%) Linux
4 80 (2.48%) Android
5 57 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 50 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (0.99%) Windows XP
9 30 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.80%) Windows Vista
11 23 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.62%) Solaris
13 14 (0.43%) CentOS
14 13 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.28%) VxWorks
17 8 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (20.99%) Test Scripting
3 519 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 504 (15.60%) Automated Testing
5 464 (14.37%) Test Automation
6 453 (14.02%) Scrum
7 429 (13.28%) Test Management
8 393 (12.17%) Regression Testing
9 374 (11.58%) Manual Testing
10 296 (9.16%) Test Strategy
11 256 (7.93%) TDD
12 241 (7.46%) System Testing
13 218 (6.75%) Performance Testing
14 216 (6.69%) Automation Testing
15 201 (6.22%) Integration Testing
16 192 (5.94%) BDD
17 186 (5.76%) Project Management
18 181 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 180 (5.57%) OO
19 180 (5.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1017 (31.49%) SQL
2 566 (17.52%) Java
3 516 (15.98%) C#
4 298 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 254 (7.86%) C++
6 170 (5.26%) Python
7 167 (5.17%) C
8 123 (3.81%) PHP
9 120 (3.72%) VB
10 106 (3.28%) Ruby
11 93 (2.88%) Perl
12 61 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 56 (1.73%) VBScript
14 52 (1.61%) T-SQL
15 44 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.15%) VBA
17 31 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 26 (0.80%) Bash Shell
19 18 (0.56%) MATLAB
20 14 (0.43%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1215 (37.62%) ISEB
2 675 (20.90%) Degree
3 655 (20.28%) ISTQB
4 515 (15.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 227 (7.03%) Security Cleared
6 100 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.08%) PhD
7 35 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 32 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
11 21 (0.65%) MCSE
11 21 (0.65%) HND
12 20 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
13 19 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 17 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.53%) CCNA
15 15 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.31%) MCP
17 9 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1391 (43.07%) QA
2 37 (1.15%) SLA
3 16 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.25%) HL7
5 6 (0.19%) GAMP
6 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.093%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.062%) JTAG
8 2 (0.062%) DICOM
9 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.031%) TickIT
9 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.40%) NFS
5 7 (0.22%) vSphere
6 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.062%) XenApp
8 2 (0.062%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.031%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.031%) qmail
9 1 (0.031%) Postfix
9 1 (0.031%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.031%) KVM
9 1 (0.031%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 336 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.28%) Puppet
3 7 (0.22%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.062%) nmon
4 2 (0.062%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.062%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.062%) Control-M
5 1 (0.031%) Nagios
5 1 (0.031%) SCCM
5 1 (0.031%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.031%) logstash
5 1 (0.031%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.031%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.031%) OpenView
Vendors
1 455 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 338 (10.46%) HP
3 286 (8.85%) Oracle
4 67 (2.07%) SAP
5 64 (1.98%) VMware
6 42 (1.30%) IBM
7 41 (1.27%) Cognos
8 33 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 23 (0.71%) Telerik
10 22 (0.68%) Business Objects
11 21 (0.65%) TIBCO
12 16 (0.50%) Citrix
13 15 (0.46%) Informatica
13 15 (0.46%) Adobe
14 14 (0.43%) Cisco
15 13 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
15 13 (0.40%) Apple
15 13 (0.40%) Tableau
16 11 (0.34%) Atlassian
16 11 (0.34%) Charles River
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