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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / England
Rank 243 247 238
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1062 1292 1403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.37% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.55% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 896 1064 1093
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
70523 83468 86699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.85% 88.38% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 58358 69909 71447
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
South East +46 295 £36,500 +4.28% 38
London +15 274 £52,500 +10.52% 39
East of England -10 129 £38,750 +3.33% 15
Yorkshire +8 110 £35,750 +10.00% 14
South West +10 79 £35,000 - 11
North West -26 79 £35,000 +12.00% 16
West Midlands -20 60 £35,000 -12.50% 11
East Midlands -12 29 £31,250 -16.66% 6
North East +10 19 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 1292 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 953 (43.86%) QA
3 724 (33.32%) Selenium
4 634 (29.18%) SQL
5 632 (29.08%) ISTQB
6 602 (27.70%) Test Automation
7 566 (26.05%) ISEB
8 513 (23.61%) Java
9 466 (21.45%) Finance
10 450 (20.71%) Scrum
11 441 (20.29%) C#
12 426 (19.60%) Test Scripting
13 412 (18.96%) Degree
14 374 (17.21%) Microsoft
15 371 (17.07%) SDLC
16 364 (16.75%) BDD
17 357 (16.43%) Automated Testing
18 337 (15.51%) Cucumber
19 328 (15.09%) Manual Testing
20 309 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
21 301 (13.85%) Test Strategy
22 294 (13.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 286 (13.16%) JIRA
23 286 (13.16%) .NET
24 284 (13.07%) Automation Testing
25 277 (12.75%) TDD
26 266 (12.24%) Regression Testing
27 262 (12.06%) Functional Testing
28 256 (11.78%) Test Management
29 251 (11.55%) Performance Testing

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 46 (2.12%) Confluence
2 44 (2.02%) IIS
3 28 (1.29%) CMS
4 23 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.55%) Apache
7 7 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.23%) Documentum
9 5 (0.23%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.092%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.092%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.092%) SAS
12 2 (0.092%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 84 (3.87%) MS Office
3 44 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.98%) MS Project
5 7 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.46%) Sonata
3 9 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (0.23%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.092%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.092%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.092%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.046%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.046%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (2.12%) SaaS
4 41 (1.89%) G Suite
4 41 (1.89%) Office 365
4 41 (1.89%) Slack
5 10 (0.46%) GitHub
6 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.32%) IaaS
6 7 (0.32%) Lucidchart
7 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.092%) Loggly
9 2 (0.092%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.49%) HTTP
2 27 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 19 (0.87%) Internet
4 10 (0.46%) DNS
4 10 (0.46%) FTP
5 8 (0.37%) VoIP
6 7 (0.32%) Wireless
7 6 (0.28%) Firewall
7 6 (0.28%) InfiniBand
8 5 (0.23%) DHCP
9 3 (0.14%) VLAN
9 3 (0.14%) VPN
10 2 (0.092%) Network Security
10 2 (0.092%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.046%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.046%) GPRS
11 1 (0.046%) GSM
11 1 (0.046%) LAN
11 1 (0.046%) RTSP
11 1 (0.046%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 86 (3.96%) MySQL
4 41 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (1.84%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 30 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 29 (1.33%) HBase
9 28 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 21 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 15 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.69%) Redis
14 14 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.64%) QlikView
14 14 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 724 (33.32%) Selenium
2 337 (15.51%) Cucumber
3 286 (13.16%) JIRA
4 212 (9.76%) WebDriver
5 189 (8.70%) SoapUI
6 162 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 139 (6.40%) Jenkins
8 137 (6.30%) Git (software)
9 110 (5.06%) JMeter
10 109 (5.02%) HP UFT
11 99 (4.56%) JUnit
12 82 (3.77%) SpecFlow
12 82 (3.77%) Visual Studio
13 70 (3.22%) LoadRunner
14 61 (2.81%) Ranorex
15 58 (2.67%) Appium
16 53 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (1.66%) Bugzilla
17 36 (1.66%) Maven
18 33 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 466 (21.45%) Finance
2 130 (5.98%) Retail
3 129 (5.94%) Banking
4 83 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.44%) Games
6 49 (2.25%) Legal
7 43 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.79%) Marketing
9 36 (1.66%) Electronics
10 32 (1.47%) Automotive
11 27 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.06%) Military
13 22 (1.01%) Publishing
14 19 (0.87%) Law
15 18 (0.83%) Advertising
16 17 (0.78%) Back Office
17 15 (0.69%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.55%) Billing
18 12 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 641 (29.50%) Analyst
2 491 (22.60%) Test Analyst
3 453 (20.85%) Tester
4 316 (14.54%) Test Engineer
5 206 (9.48%) Developer
6 197 (9.07%) Software Tester
7 166 (7.64%) Automation Tester
8 162 (7.46%) Test Manager
9 140 (6.44%) QA Engineer
10 132 (6.07%) Software Analyst
11 128 (5.89%) Test Leader
12 118 (5.43%) QA Tester
13 116 (5.34%) Software Test Analyst
14 104 (4.79%) Automation Test Analyst
15 103 (4.74%) Software Test Engineer
16 101 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
17 97 (4.46%) QA Analyst
18 85 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
19 84 (3.87%) Senior Test Analyst
20 78 (3.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (13.16%) .NET
2 211 (9.71%) XML
3 206 (9.48%) Web Services
4 165 (7.59%) HTML
5 104 (4.79%) CSS
6 94 (4.33%) ASP.NET
7 93 (4.28%) RESTful
8 67 (3.08%) REST
9 65 (2.99%) SOAP
10 58 (2.67%) Gherkin
11 41 (1.89%) JSON
12 30 (1.38%) Middleware
13 29 (1.33%) HTML5
14 21 (0.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 21 (0.97%) Unity DI Container
14 21 (0.97%) XSLT
15 20 (0.92%) .NET Framework
16 19 (0.87%) jQuery
17 18 (0.83%) Hibernate
18 17 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 244 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 88 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 73 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.93%) Virtual Team
6 30 (1.38%) iPad
7 29 (1.33%) User Experience
8 26 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 22 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 18 (0.83%) New Media
10 18 (0.83%) Online Games
11 17 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.55%) BBC
14 11 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
15 10 (0.46%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.46%) Smart Meter
16 9 (0.41%) Augmented Reality
16 9 (0.41%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 251 (11.55%) Windows
2 213 (9.80%) Linux
3 126 (5.80%) Unix
4 66 (3.04%) Android
5 59 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 47 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 13 (0.60%) Solaris
9 12 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.14%) Debian
16 2 (0.092%) CentOS
16 2 (0.092%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.092%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1292 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 602 (27.70%) Test Automation
3 450 (20.71%) Scrum
4 426 (19.60%) Test Scripting
5 371 (17.07%) SDLC
6 364 (16.75%) BDD
7 357 (16.43%) Automated Testing
8 328 (15.09%) Manual Testing
9 309 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 301 (13.85%) Test Strategy
11 284 (13.07%) Automation Testing
12 277 (12.75%) TDD
13 266 (12.24%) Regression Testing
14 262 (12.06%) Functional Testing
15 256 (11.78%) Test Management
16 251 (11.55%) Performance Testing
17 248 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
18 244 (11.23%) Mentoring
19 211 (9.71%) Waterfall
20 178 (8.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 634 (29.18%) SQL
2 513 (23.61%) Java
3 441 (20.29%) C#
4 201 (9.25%) Python
5 200 (9.20%) JavaScript
6 147 (6.76%) C++
7 127 (5.84%) C
8 97 (4.46%) Ruby
9 65 (2.99%) PHP
10 57 (2.62%) Perl
11 50 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 47 (2.16%) VB
13 40 (1.84%) Scala
14 27 (1.24%) VB.NET
15 23 (1.06%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.87%) VBScript
18 18 (0.83%) Groovy
19 10 (0.46%) ECMAScript
19 10 (0.46%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 632 (29.08%) ISTQB
2 566 (26.05%) ISEB
3 412 (18.96%) Degree
4 294 (13.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 109 (5.02%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.76%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 34 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.46%) Siebel Certification
11 6 (0.28%) CCNA
11 6 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.28%) HND
11 6 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.23%) CIMA
12 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 953 (43.86%) QA
2 37 (1.70%) SDET
3 17 (0.78%) PMO
4 16 (0.74%) SLA
5 14 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.23%) GCP
8 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.23%) ISO13485
9 3 (0.14%) GAMP
9 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.092%) MISRA
10 2 (0.092%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.046%) COSO
11 1 (0.046%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.046%) EMIR
11 1 (0.046%) MiFID
System Software
1 30 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.55%) Docker
4 11 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.32%) Firmware
8 4 (0.18%) RACF
8 4 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.092%) HDFS
9 2 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.046%) KVM
10 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 118 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.38%) Puppet
3 15 (0.69%) StatsD
4 13 (0.60%) Grafana
5 11 (0.51%) Ansible
6 9 (0.41%) Nagios
7 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.32%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.23%) Cacti
9 5 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.23%) Graphite
9 5 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.092%) Consul
11 2 (0.092%) Mesos
11 2 (0.092%) Oozie
11 2 (0.092%) Salt
11 2 (0.092%) Terraform
Vendors
1 374 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 173 (7.96%) Oracle
3 137 (6.30%) HP
4 52 (2.39%) SAP
5 46 (2.12%) Google
6 37 (1.70%) Siebel
7 35 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 31 (1.43%) VMware
9 27 (1.24%) Sun
10 18 (0.83%) IBM
11 15 (0.69%) Splunk
12 14 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.60%) EMC
14 10 (0.46%) BT
14 10 (0.46%) Informatica
14 10 (0.46%) Intel Security
14 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.41%) New Relic
15 9 (0.41%) Pega
15 9 (0.41%) Remedy
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 60k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + + bonus, flexible working
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus plus other benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 2500
Posted: 15 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago