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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 226 203 229
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1421 1647 1262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.37% 1.52% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.83% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1196 1241 967
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,645 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
88161 90095 81343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.06% 82.88% 81.70%
Number of salaries quoted 73560 72570 67236
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
South East -11 360 £37,500 - 45
London -76 350 £52,500 +16.66% 35
North West -15 131 £34,250 +5.38% 41
Yorkshire 0 127 £35,000 +11.11% 9
East of England -5 126 £44,500 +27.14% 17
South West -39 118 £35,000 -5.40% 12
East Midlands +37 99 £36,000 +10.76% 9
West Midlands +18 95 £30,000 -14.28% 8
North East -6 10 £33,500 -8.21% 2
Midlands -20 1 £37,500 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1137 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 976 (36.38%) QA
3 831 (30.97%) ISEB
4 789 (29.41%) SQL
5 730 (27.21%) ISTQB
6 620 (23.11%) Finance
7 595 (22.18%) C#
8 591 (22.03%) Test Scripting
9 572 (21.32%) Selenium
10 514 (19.16%) Java
10 514 (19.16%) Degree
11 499 (18.60%) Test Automation
12 473 (17.63%) SDLC
13 472 (17.59%) Windows
14 463 (17.26%) Microsoft
15 462 (17.22%) .NET
16 448 (16.70%) Automated Testing
17 428 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
18 419 (15.62%) SQL Server
19 408 (15.21%) Scrum
20 370 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 354 (13.19%) Test Management
22 340 (12.67%) Manual Testing
23 290 (10.81%) MS Excel
24 285 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
25 274 (10.21%) Test Strategy
26 272 (10.14%) Software Engineering
27 258 (9.62%) JavaScript
28 253 (9.43%) BDD
29 250 (9.32%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 48 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.49%) IIS
3 19 (0.71%) CMS
4 17 (0.63%) Node.js
5 14 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.52%) SAS
6 13 (0.48%) ColdFusion
6 13 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 13 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.37%) JBoss
9 9 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.30%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.26%) SilverStripe
12 6 (0.22%) Apache
12 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.19%) Jetty
13 5 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 290 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 131 (4.88%) MS Office
3 36 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.01%) MS Project
5 14 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.30%) Simulink
7 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.075%) Blender
Business Applications
1 16 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.56%) Temenos T24
3 12 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.30%) MultiFonds
5 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
7 4 (0.15%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.15%) Summit
8 3 (0.11%) AWD
9 2 (0.075%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.075%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.037%) Primavera
10 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.037%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.037%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.037%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.45%) SaaS
3 28 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 9 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
7 4 (0.15%) IaaS
7 4 (0.15%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.075%) GitHub
8 2 (0.075%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.037%) Office 365
9 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.72%) Internet
2 35 (1.30%) Wireless
3 31 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.04%) VoIP
5 21 (0.78%) HTTP
6 16 (0.60%) CTI
7 15 (0.56%) WAN
8 13 (0.48%) DNS
9 12 (0.45%) LAN
9 12 (0.45%) Firewall
10 11 (0.41%) Network Security
11 9 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.30%) UMTS
12 8 (0.30%) GPRS
12 8 (0.30%) VPN
13 7 (0.26%) SSH
14 6 (0.22%) PuTTY
14 6 (0.22%) GSM
14 6 (0.22%) Broadband
14 6 (0.22%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (15.62%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 61 (2.27%) MySQL
4 52 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (0.93%) MongoDB
10 23 (0.86%) NoSQL
10 23 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 18 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.56%) QlikView
14 15 (0.56%) Redis
15 12 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 572 (21.32%) Selenium
2 230 (8.57%) JIRA
3 200 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 181 (6.75%) WebDriver
5 173 (6.45%) HP UFT
6 158 (5.89%) Cucumber
7 141 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 121 (4.51%) Jenkins
9 109 (4.06%) JMeter
9 109 (4.06%) SpecFlow
10 86 (3.21%) Git (software)
11 71 (2.65%) SoapUI
12 64 (2.39%) JUnit
13 61 (2.27%) FitNesse
14 55 (2.05%) NUnit
15 51 (1.90%) LoadRunner
16 50 (1.86%) Subversion
17 41 (1.53%) JBehave
18 37 (1.38%) TestNG
19 29 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 620 (23.11%) Finance
2 168 (6.26%) Retail
3 143 (5.33%) Banking
4 133 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 60 (2.24%) Marketing
6 58 (2.16%) Games
7 43 (1.60%) Back Office
8 36 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 35 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 35 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.12%) Aerospace
11 28 (1.04%) Legal
12 23 (0.86%) Automotive
13 22 (0.82%) Electronics
13 22 (0.82%) Publishing
14 20 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.67%) Law
16 16 (0.60%) Advertising
17 15 (0.56%) Front Office
17 15 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 856 (31.90%) Analyst
2 594 (22.14%) Test Analyst
3 532 (19.83%) Tester
4 309 (11.52%) Developer
5 271 (10.10%) Software Tester
6 243 (9.06%) Test Manager
7 201 (7.49%) Test Engineer
8 181 (6.75%) QA Analyst
9 180 (6.71%) Software Engineer
10 139 (5.18%) QA Engineer
11 129 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
12 122 (4.55%) Test Leader
13 116 (4.32%) QA Tester
14 94 (3.50%) Junior
15 88 (3.28%) C# Developer
16 87 (3.24%) Consultant
17 86 (3.21%) Software Test Analyst
18 82 (3.06%) Team Leader
19 81 (3.02%) Senior Test Analyst
20 75 (2.80%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 462 (17.22%) .NET
2 242 (9.02%) HTML
3 236 (8.80%) Web Services
4 190 (7.08%) XML
5 157 (5.85%) ASP.NET
6 125 (4.66%) CSS
7 96 (3.58%) SOAP
7 96 (3.58%) .NET Framework
8 82 (3.06%) REST
9 76 (2.83%) HTML5
10 61 (2.27%) Gherkin
11 59 (2.20%) WPF
12 57 (2.12%) WCF
13 52 (1.94%) Entity Framework
13 52 (1.94%) jQuery
14 45 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 44 (1.64%) WinForms
16 41 (1.53%) Spring
17 32 (1.19%) J2EE
18 27 (1.01%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 285 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 92 (3.43%) Client/Server
4 84 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 83 (3.09%) Derivative
6 80 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 69 (2.57%) Equities
8 57 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 54 (2.01%) User Experience
10 44 (1.64%) Fixed Income
11 38 (1.42%) NHS
11 38 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 31 (1.16%) N-Tier
13 28 (1.04%) Replication
14 24 (0.89%) Physics
14 24 (0.89%) iPhone
15 20 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 18 (0.67%) Chemistry
17 17 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 472 (17.59%) Windows
2 171 (6.37%) Linux
3 104 (3.88%) UNIX
4 87 (3.24%) Android
5 73 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 37 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 18 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.56%) CentOS
11 14 (0.52%) Solaris
11 14 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
12 13 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
12 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.45%) Windows Vista
13 12 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1137 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (22.03%) Test Scripting
3 499 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 473 (17.63%) SDLC
5 448 (16.70%) Automated Testing
6 428 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 408 (15.21%) Scrum
8 354 (13.19%) Test Management
9 340 (12.67%) Manual Testing
10 274 (10.21%) Test Strategy
11 272 (10.14%) Software Engineering
12 253 (9.43%) BDD
13 250 (9.32%) Regression Testing
14 240 (8.95%) TDD
15 225 (8.39%) Automation Testing
16 211 (7.86%) Mentoring
17 204 (7.60%) Performance Testing
18 195 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
19 133 (4.96%) OO
19 133 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 789 (29.41%) SQL
2 595 (22.18%) C#
3 514 (19.16%) Java
4 258 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 207 (7.72%) C++
6 149 (5.55%) Python
7 135 (5.03%) C
8 92 (3.43%) Ruby
9 81 (3.02%) PHP
10 77 (2.87%) VB
11 70 (2.61%) Perl
12 65 (2.42%) T-SQL
13 55 (2.05%) VB.NET
14 36 (1.34%) VBScript
15 33 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 29 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 26 (0.97%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.89%) VB6
19 21 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 831 (30.97%) ISEB
2 730 (27.21%) ISTQB
3 514 (19.16%) Degree
4 370 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 172 (6.41%) Security Cleared
6 96 (3.58%) SC Cleared
7 65 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
8 54 (2.01%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.56%) HND
12 14 (0.52%) RHCE
12 14 (0.52%) RHCSA
13 12 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.41%) CCNA
14 11 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.41%) MCP
15 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
17 8 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 976 (36.38%) QA
2 17 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.60%) SLA
4 10 (0.37%) FATCA
5 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.22%) JTAG
6 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.15%) HL7
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.075%) GCP
9 2 (0.075%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.037%) DICOM
System Software
1 37 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.22%) Firmware
5 5 (0.19%) KVM
5 5 (0.19%) Docker
6 4 (0.15%) HDFS
7 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.037%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.037%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 187 (6.97%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (1.53%) Puppet
3 25 (0.93%) SCCM
4 18 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.37%) Ansible
5 10 (0.37%) Salt
6 7 (0.26%) Nessus
6 7 (0.26%) Nmap
7 6 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.15%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.15%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.15%) Nagios
8 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.075%) Jitterbit
10 1 (0.037%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.037%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 463 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 205 (7.64%) Oracle
3 129 (4.81%) HP
4 69 (2.57%) VMware
5 39 (1.45%) SAP
6 31 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 28 (1.04%) Citrix
8 27 (1.01%) Apple
9 22 (0.82%) IBM
10 20 (0.75%) Telerik
11 16 (0.60%) WorldPay
12 15 (0.56%) Sun
13 14 (0.52%) Cisco
13 14 (0.52%) Infor
14 12 (0.45%) Google
15 10 (0.37%) Intel
16 9 (0.34%) Wall Street Systems
16 9 (0.34%) Charles River
17 8 (0.30%) Adobe
18 6 (0.22%) JD Edwards
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