The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 194 209 206
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1631 1352 1503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.49% 1.33% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.69% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1037 1284
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87953 80082 86084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.43% 78.81% 77.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71376 66038 73828
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 554 £45,000 -5.26% 40
South East +59 414 £38,500 +10.00% 33
East of England +19 137 £35,250 +0.71% 8
North West +5 129 £31,500 +5.00% 20
South West -6 129 £35,000 -2.77% 20
Yorkshire -4 126 £32,500 -2.25% 20
West Midlands -19 66 £35,000 +2.94% 8
East Midlands -5 60 £32,500 +4.83% 8
North East -2 9 £37,000 +42.30% 7
Midlands +17 7 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1406 (44.49%) QA
2 1180 (37.34%) ISEB
3 990 (31.33%) SQL
4 913 (28.89%) Finance
5 903 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
6 698 (22.09%) Test Scripting
7 655 (20.73%) Degree
8 625 (19.78%) ISTQB
9 583 (18.45%) Selenium
10 558 (17.66%) Java
11 513 (16.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 501 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 500 (15.82%) C#
14 492 (15.57%) .NET
15 477 (15.09%) Automated Testing
16 466 (14.75%) Test Automation
17 464 (14.68%) Windows
18 447 (14.15%) Scrum
19 445 (14.08%) Microsoft
20 401 (12.69%) SQL Server
21 383 (12.12%) Test Management
22 342 (10.82%) XML
23 338 (10.70%) Manual Testing
24 337 (10.66%) Retail
25 323 (10.22%) HP Quality Center
26 321 (10.16%) HP
27 299 (9.46%) MS Excel
28 281 (8.89%) Regression Testing
29 280 (8.86%) JavaScript
29 280 (8.86%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 74 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.80%) IIS
3 28 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 25 (0.79%) Confluence
5 18 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 16 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
7 15 (0.47%) Apache
8 14 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (0.44%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.41%) CMS
10 12 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.32%) ColdFusion
13 9 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.25%) Commerce Server
14 8 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
15 7 (0.22%) Node.js
15 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 299 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 173 (5.47%) MS Office
3 34 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.54%) MS Project
6 13 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.38%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.13%) Windchill
10 3 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) Revit
Business Applications
1 81 (2.56%) JDE OneWorld
2 34 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 34 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 34 (1.08%) SAP CO
3 11 (0.35%) Magento
4 9 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.25%) Fredhopper
6 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.095%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.095%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.095%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.095%) SAP FI-GL
9 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.063%) GoldMine
9 2 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.063%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.14%) SaaS
2 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.16%) Office 365
3 5 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.063%) PaaS
6 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.032%) GitHub
6 1 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.29%) Internet
2 58 (1.84%) HTTP
3 40 (1.27%) LTE
4 36 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 29 (0.92%) DNS
6 27 (0.85%) 3G
6 27 (0.85%) 4G
7 22 (0.70%) Firewall
8 21 (0.66%) Broadband
9 17 (0.54%) Wireshark
10 16 (0.51%) Intranet
11 15 (0.47%) Wireless
12 13 (0.41%) SS7
12 13 (0.41%) SMS
13 11 (0.35%) ISUP
13 11 (0.35%) INAP
13 11 (0.35%) LDAP
14 10 (0.32%) VPN
15 9 (0.28%) GGSN
15 9 (0.28%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 99 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 82 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (2.25%) MySQL
5 71 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (1.36%) DB2
8 39 (1.23%) Oracle Database
9 27 (0.85%) DataStage
10 25 (0.79%) SQLPlus
10 25 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (0.76%) Hadoop
12 22 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
14 17 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.54%) Big Data
15 14 (0.44%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 583 (18.45%) Selenium
2 280 (8.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 189 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 182 (5.76%) JIRA
5 163 (5.16%) WebDriver
6 159 (5.03%) Visual Studio
7 154 (4.87%) Cucumber
8 106 (3.35%) FitNesse
9 100 (3.16%) JUnit
10 90 (2.85%) LoadRunner
11 86 (2.72%) NUnit
12 84 (2.66%) SoapUI
13 70 (2.22%) Jenkins
14 64 (2.03%) Subversion
15 53 (1.68%) JMeter
16 52 (1.65%) TestDirector
17 51 (1.61%) SpecFlow
18 50 (1.58%) Toad
19 40 (1.27%) TestComplete
20 39 (1.23%) TestNG
General
1 913 (28.89%) Finance
2 337 (10.66%) Retail
3 194 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 176 (5.57%) Banking
5 107 (3.39%) Games
6 98 (3.10%) Marketing
7 69 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 60 (1.90%) Publishing
9 54 (1.71%) Advertising
10 51 (1.61%) Billing
11 47 (1.49%) Manufacturing
12 43 (1.36%) Back Office
13 37 (1.17%) Electronics
14 31 (0.98%) Law
15 27 (0.85%) Legal
16 23 (0.73%) Military
17 19 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.51%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.51%) Front Office
19 14 (0.44%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1071 (33.89%) Analyst
2 874 (27.66%) Test Analyst
3 653 (20.66%) Tester
4 337 (10.66%) Test Engineer
5 315 (9.97%) Test Manager
6 298 (9.43%) Software Tester
7 295 (9.34%) Developer
8 261 (8.26%) Consultant
9 226 (7.15%) QA Analyst
10 213 (6.74%) Software Engineer
11 207 (6.55%) Test Consultant
12 161 (5.09%) QA Tester
13 141 (4.46%) Junior
14 122 (3.86%) QA Engineer
15 103 (3.26%) Software Test Engineer
16 101 (3.20%) Software Test Analyst
17 99 (3.13%) QA Manager
18 94 (2.97%) QA Test Analyst
19 91 (2.88%) Software Developer
20 88 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (15.57%) .NET
2 342 (10.82%) XML
3 261 (8.26%) HTML
4 235 (7.44%) Web Services
5 153 (4.84%) SOAP
6 123 (3.89%) CSS
7 108 (3.42%) ASP.NET
8 81 (2.56%) REST
9 66 (2.09%) J2EE
10 61 (1.93%) jQuery
10 61 (1.93%) .NET Framework
11 51 (1.61%) Middleware
11 51 (1.61%) HTML5
12 44 (1.39%) Gherkin
13 43 (1.36%) WCF
14 42 (1.33%) Ajax
15 39 (1.23%) JSON
16 36 (1.14%) XSD
17 34 (1.08%) WSDL
18 31 (0.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 267 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 136 (4.30%) Mathematics
3 127 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 114 (3.61%) Open Source
5 65 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 63 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.36%) Derivative
8 30 (0.95%) Life Science
9 29 (0.92%) Social Media
10 28 (0.89%) Chemistry
11 27 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 26 (0.82%) Equities
13 24 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 22 (0.70%) Device Driver
15 21 (0.66%) Mainframe
15 21 (0.66%) IVR
16 20 (0.63%) Statistics
17 19 (0.60%) Biology
18 18 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 464 (14.68%) Windows
2 198 (6.27%) Linux
3 191 (6.04%) UNIX
4 89 (2.82%) Android
5 58 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 29 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.85%) Windows Vista
11 21 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.60%) Solaris
13 14 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.35%) VxWorks
15 10 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.32%) CentOS
15 10 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 903 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (22.09%) Test Scripting
3 513 (16.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 477 (15.09%) Automated Testing
5 466 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 447 (14.15%) Scrum
7 383 (12.12%) Test Management
8 338 (10.70%) Manual Testing
9 281 (8.89%) Regression Testing
10 271 (8.58%) Test Strategy
11 243 (7.69%) TDD
12 231 (7.31%) System Testing
13 212 (6.71%) Project Management
14 208 (6.58%) Automation Testing
15 199 (6.30%) Performance Testing
16 192 (6.08%) OO
17 189 (5.98%) Integration Testing
18 188 (5.95%) BDD
19 179 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
20 176 (5.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 990 (31.33%) SQL
2 558 (17.66%) Java
3 500 (15.82%) C#
4 280 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 242 (7.66%) C++
6 160 (5.06%) Python
7 150 (4.75%) C
8 116 (3.67%) VB
9 107 (3.39%) PHP
10 101 (3.20%) Ruby
11 86 (2.72%) Perl
12 67 (2.12%) VBScript
13 66 (2.09%) VB.NET
14 53 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 41 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 36 (1.14%) Shell Script
17 35 (1.11%) VBA
18 23 (0.73%) Bash Shell
19 16 (0.51%) Groovy
20 15 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1180 (37.34%) ISEB
2 655 (20.73%) Degree
3 625 (19.78%) ISTQB
4 501 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 213 (6.74%) Security Cleared
6 97 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 34 (1.08%) PhD
7 34 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 31 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
10 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.66%) HND
12 19 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
13 15 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.41%) CCNA
16 10 (0.32%) MCSE
17 9 (0.28%) CCNP
18 7 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1406 (44.49%) QA
2 29 (0.92%) SLA
3 17 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.19%) HL7
5 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.095%) GAMP
7 2 (0.063%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.063%) JTAG
7 2 (0.063%) DICOM
7 2 (0.063%) TickIT
8 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.35%) NFS
5 7 (0.22%) vSphere
6 6 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.063%) XenApp
8 2 (0.063%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.032%) KVM
9 1 (0.032%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 323 (10.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.095%) Puppet
4 2 (0.063%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.063%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.063%) nmon
5 1 (0.032%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.032%) OpenView
5 1 (0.032%) Control-M
5 1 (0.032%) Nagios
5 1 (0.032%) SCCM
Vendors
1 445 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 321 (10.16%) HP
3 275 (8.70%) Oracle
4 70 (2.22%) SAP
5 47 (1.49%) VMware
6 43 (1.36%) IBM
7 40 (1.27%) Cognos
8 32 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 20 (0.63%) TIBCO
10 19 (0.60%) Telerik
11 18 (0.57%) Atlassian
11 18 (0.57%) Business Objects
12 17 (0.54%) Informatica
13 16 (0.51%) Citrix
14 15 (0.47%) Adobe
15 14 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
16 13 (0.41%) Tableau
17 12 (0.38%) Capita
18 10 (0.32%) Apple
19 9 (0.28%) JBoss
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum £60k OTE £80k, Car, Health, Pension,
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum £60k OTE £80k, Car, Health, Pension,
Posted: 15 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £22k DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Burford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: £39000 - £45984 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £55,000 basic + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Kainos Software
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
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Cambridgeshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
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