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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 255 230 236
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1096 1416 1408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.30% 1.43% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.63% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 891 1168 1113
Median salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
74008 86796 91362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.07% 87.55% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61531 72502 75765
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -13 304 £50,000 - 46
South East +62 271 £42,500 +18.05% 20
North West -39 117 £35,000 +4.47% 16
Yorkshire +20 112 £40,000 +17.64% 9
East of England -22 107 £35,000 - 23
South West -26 87 £32,500 -7.14% 11
West Midlands -61 65 £34,000 -15.00% 10
East Midlands -24 21 £32,500 +8.33% 3
North East +8 14 £35,000 +34.61% 3
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1324 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1006 (41.97%) QA
3 736 (30.71%) Selenium
4 710 (29.62%) SQL
5 673 (28.08%) ISEB
6 650 (27.12%) ISTQB
7 591 (24.66%) Test Automation
8 536 (22.36%) Java
9 514 (21.44%) Finance
10 505 (21.07%) Test Scripting
11 483 (20.15%) C#
12 482 (20.11%) Degree
13 478 (19.94%) Scrum
14 462 (19.27%) SDLC
15 399 (16.65%) Automated Testing
16 391 (16.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 383 (15.98%) .NET
18 347 (14.48%) BDD
19 343 (14.31%) Manual Testing
20 339 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
21 333 (13.89%) Microsoft
22 316 (13.18%) Test Strategy
23 310 (12.93%) Test Management
24 309 (12.89%) JIRA
24 309 (12.89%) Cucumber
25 300 (12.52%) Regression Testing
26 293 (12.22%) Functional Testing
27 278 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
28 272 (11.35%) Automation Testing
29 261 (10.89%) Windows

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 38 (1.59%) CMS
2 37 (1.54%) IIS
3 34 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.38%) Confluence
5 10 (0.42%) Documentum
5 10 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.25%) FileNet
8 6 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.25%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.21%) SAS
9 5 (0.21%) Smallworld
10 4 (0.17%) Apache
10 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.13%) JBoss
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.083%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 209 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 100 (4.17%) MS Office
3 46 (1.92%) MS Project
4 40 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (0.38%) Sonata
4 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.21%) MultiFonds
6 5 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.17%) Primavera
7 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.083%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.083%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.083%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.083%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.083%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.00%) SaaS
2 47 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.29%) Office 365
5 29 (1.21%) G Suite
5 29 (1.21%) Slack
6 14 (0.58%) IaaS
7 13 (0.54%) GitHub
7 13 (0.54%) PaaS
8 10 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.21%) iTunes
10 4 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.17%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.042%) Google Play
12 1 (0.042%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.042%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.21%) Internet
2 49 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.59%) HTTP
4 29 (1.21%) DNS
5 27 (1.13%) Firewall
6 12 (0.50%) FTP
6 12 (0.50%) VoIP
7 10 (0.42%) Intranet
7 10 (0.42%) Wireless
8 9 (0.38%) DHCP
9 7 (0.29%) InfiniBand
9 7 (0.29%) VPN
10 6 (0.25%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.17%) DSL
12 4 (0.17%) Skype
13 3 (0.13%) WinSCP
14 2 (0.083%) 2G
14 2 (0.083%) 3G
14 2 (0.083%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.34%) Relational Database
3 65 (2.71%) MySQL
4 46 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 26 (1.08%) QlikView
8 25 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
9 23 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 22 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.83%) HBase
12 18 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.38%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 9 (0.38%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 736 (30.71%) Selenium
2 309 (12.89%) Cucumber
2 309 (12.89%) JIRA
3 189 (7.88%) SoapUI
4 181 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 165 (6.88%) WebDriver
6 140 (5.84%) Jenkins
7 121 (5.05%) Git (software)
8 111 (4.63%) HP UFT
9 110 (4.59%) JMeter
10 94 (3.92%) Visual Studio
11 86 (3.59%) LoadRunner
12 81 (3.38%) JUnit
12 81 (3.38%) SpecFlow
13 74 (3.09%) Ranorex
14 52 (2.17%) Appium
15 44 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 39 (1.63%) Bugzilla
16 39 (1.63%) Gatling
16 39 (1.63%) TestNG
General
1 514 (21.44%) Finance
2 138 (5.76%) Banking
3 129 (5.38%) Games
4 115 (4.80%) Retail
5 103 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 47 (1.96%) Legal
7 38 (1.59%) Marketing
8 35 (1.46%) Electronics
9 30 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.79%) Automotive
11 19 (0.79%) Billing
12 17 (0.71%) Back Office
12 17 (0.71%) Military
13 16 (0.67%) Advertising
14 15 (0.63%) Publishing
15 14 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 731 (30.50%) Analyst
2 558 (23.28%) Test Analyst
3 516 (21.53%) Tester
4 283 (11.81%) Test Engineer
5 255 (10.64%) Software Tester
6 242 (10.10%) Developer
7 195 (8.14%) Automation Tester
8 181 (7.55%) Test Manager
9 154 (6.42%) Software Analyst
10 151 (6.30%) QA Tester
11 146 (6.09%) Test Leader
12 139 (5.80%) Software Test Analyst
13 136 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
14 127 (5.30%) QA Engineer
15 122 (5.09%) Consultant
16 118 (4.92%) QA Analyst
17 98 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
18 93 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
19 85 (3.55%) Team Leader
20 80 (3.34%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (15.98%) .NET
2 179 (7.47%) Web Services
3 169 (7.05%) XML
4 161 (6.72%) HTML
5 126 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 90 (3.75%) CSS
7 58 (2.42%) SOAP
8 51 (2.13%) RESTful
9 46 (1.92%) REST
10 36 (1.50%) Gherkin
11 34 (1.42%) WPF
12 29 (1.21%) Middleware
13 25 (1.04%) WinForms
14 21 (0.88%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.83%) HTML5
16 19 (0.79%) Ajax
16 19 (0.79%) JSON
17 15 (0.63%) J2EE
18 14 (0.58%) Qt
19 13 (0.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 278 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 111 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 67 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 52 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 45 (1.88%) Mathematics
7 34 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 33 (1.38%) iPad
9 31 (1.29%) Online Games
10 26 (1.08%) New Media
11 25 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.00%) Blog
13 23 (0.96%) User Experience
14 22 (0.92%) Driving Licence
15 21 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 20 (0.83%) Life Science
17 17 (0.71%) Algorithms
17 17 (0.71%) Data Structures
18 16 (0.67%) Data Centre
19 15 (0.63%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 261 (10.89%) Windows
2 199 (8.30%) Linux
3 136 (5.67%) Unix
4 53 (2.21%) Android
4 53 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 43 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.42%) Solaris
8 10 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.25%) CentOS
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1324 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (24.66%) Test Automation
3 505 (21.07%) Test Scripting
4 478 (19.94%) Scrum
5 462 (19.27%) SDLC
6 399 (16.65%) Automated Testing
7 347 (14.48%) BDD
8 343 (14.31%) Manual Testing
9 339 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 316 (13.18%) Test Strategy
11 310 (12.93%) Test Management
12 300 (12.52%) Regression Testing
13 293 (12.22%) Functional Testing
14 272 (11.35%) Automation Testing
15 248 (10.35%) Mentoring
16 247 (10.30%) Performance Testing
17 242 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
18 226 (9.43%) TDD
19 205 (8.55%) Defect Management
20 189 (7.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 710 (29.62%) SQL
2 536 (22.36%) Java
3 483 (20.15%) C#
4 200 (8.34%) JavaScript
5 195 (8.14%) Python
6 147 (6.13%) C++
7 119 (4.96%) C
8 107 (4.46%) Ruby
9 76 (3.17%) Perl
10 63 (2.63%) PHP
11 62 (2.59%) T-SQL
12 55 (2.29%) Scala
13 49 (2.04%) VB
14 26 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.08%) VBScript
15 25 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.67%) VBA
17 15 (0.63%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.46%) ActionScript
19 9 (0.38%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 673 (28.08%) ISEB
2 650 (27.12%) ISTQB
3 482 (20.11%) Degree
4 391 (16.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 119 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 69 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 59 (2.46%) DV Cleared
8 38 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (0.50%) CCNA
10 12 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.42%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.38%) Siebel Certification
13 8 (0.33%) MCSA
14 6 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.21%) MCITP
16 4 (0.17%) CISSP
16 4 (0.17%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1006 (41.97%) QA
2 30 (1.25%) SLA
3 22 (0.92%) SDET
4 17 (0.71%) GCP
5 12 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.25%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.13%) COSO
9 3 (0.13%) ISO13485
10 2 (0.083%) GAMP
10 2 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.042%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 46 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.46%) Firmware
6 8 (0.33%) Docker
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.17%) RACF
7 4 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.083%) OpenSSH
8 2 (0.083%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.042%) HDFS
9 1 (0.042%) KVM
9 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.042%) vSphere
9 1 (0.042%) Xen
Systems Management
1 187 (7.80%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.04%) Puppet
3 10 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.42%) SCVMM
3 10 (0.42%) vRealize
4 9 (0.38%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (0.29%) Grafana
5 7 (0.29%) SCCM
5 7 (0.29%) StatsD
6 6 (0.25%) Ansible
6 6 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.21%) Nagios
7 5 (0.21%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.17%) Cacti
8 4 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.17%) Graphite
8 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.042%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 333 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 167 (6.97%) HP
3 162 (6.76%) Oracle
4 48 (2.00%) VMware
5 36 (1.50%) SAP
6 35 (1.46%) Google
7 34 (1.42%) Siebel
8 25 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 25 (1.04%) Sun
9 18 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
10 16 (0.67%) IBM
11 15 (0.63%) Citrix
12 14 (0.58%) EMC
13 13 (0.54%) BT
13 13 (0.54%) Intel Security
13 13 (0.54%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.46%) PayPal
14 11 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.42%) Cisco
16 9 (0.38%) Remedy
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Car + Additional Bonuses
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Including Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benfits
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Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £81,000 + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago