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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 228 204 214
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1354 1631 1352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.32% 1.49% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.80% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1124 1167 1042
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
86640 90513 82524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71744 73516 68202
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 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 31 July 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 -14 359 £40,000 +3.89% 40
London -84 345 £47,500 +5.55% 37
North West +1 127 £38,700 +22.85% 26
East of England -5 123 £40,000 +12.67% 15
Yorkshire 0 119 £32,500 - 14
South West -37 98 £32,500 -7.14% 19
East Midlands +25 86 £35,000 +7.69% 11
West Midlands +3 84 £30,000 -14.28% 8
North East -9 10 £37,500 +1.35% 2
Midlands -18 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1124 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 930 (34.41%) QA
3 870 (32.19%) ISEB
4 791 (29.26%) SQL
5 769 (28.45%) ISTQB
6 640 (23.68%) Finance
7 580 (21.46%) Test Scripting
8 563 (20.83%) C#
9 540 (19.98%) Selenium
9 540 (19.98%) Degree
10 493 (18.24%) Test Automation
11 489 (18.09%) Java
12 474 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 468 (17.31%) Windows
14 455 (16.83%) .NET
15 447 (16.54%) Automated Testing
16 445 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
17 439 (16.24%) SDLC
18 428 (15.83%) SQL Server
19 395 (14.61%) Scrum
20 364 (13.47%) Manual Testing
21 356 (13.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 354 (13.10%) Test Management
23 287 (10.62%) MS Excel
23 287 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
24 278 (10.28%) Test Strategy
25 256 (9.47%) JavaScript
26 251 (9.29%) HTML
27 250 (9.25%) Software Engineering
28 244 (9.03%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.33%) IIS
3 16 (0.59%) CMS
4 14 (0.52%) SAS
4 14 (0.52%) Node.js
5 11 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.37%) JBoss
7 9 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.26%) SilverStripe
9 7 (0.26%) Confluence
9 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.22%) Apache
11 5 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.18%) Jetty
12 4 (0.15%) WordPress
12 4 (0.15%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 287 (10.62%) MS Excel
2 131 (4.85%) MS Office
3 37 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.96%) MS Project
5 20 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.15%) Simulink
7 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.074%) Blender
8 2 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 15 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (0.55%) Temenos T24
2 9 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.26%) MultiFonds
4 5 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) Summit
6 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.11%) AWD
6 3 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 2 (0.074%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.074%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.074%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.037%) Endur
8 1 (0.037%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.22%) SaaS
3 31 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
7 4 (0.15%) IaaS
8 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.074%) GitHub
10 1 (0.037%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.037%) Office 365
10 1 (0.037%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.74%) Internet
2 29 (1.07%) Wireless
3 28 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.00%) VoIP
5 26 (0.96%) HTTP
6 20 (0.74%) DNS
7 14 (0.52%) CTI
8 12 (0.44%) Firewall
8 12 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.44%) Network Security
9 11 (0.41%) WAN
10 9 (0.33%) Broadband
11 8 (0.30%) GPRS
11 8 (0.30%) LAN
11 8 (0.30%) UMTS
12 7 (0.26%) DHCP
13 6 (0.22%) GSM
13 6 (0.22%) VPN
13 6 (0.22%) Extranet
14 5 (0.18%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.22%) Relational Database
3 66 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (2.37%) MySQL
5 41 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (1.11%) MongoDB
11 20 (0.74%) QlikView
11 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.59%) Oracle Database
14 15 (0.55%) Big Data
14 15 (0.55%) NoSQL
14 15 (0.55%) Redis
15 14 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 540 (19.98%) Selenium
2 227 (8.40%) JIRA
3 208 (7.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 181 (6.70%) WebDriver
5 167 (6.18%) HP UFT
6 145 (5.36%) Visual Studio
7 144 (5.33%) Cucumber
8 122 (4.51%) Jenkins
9 107 (3.96%) JMeter
10 96 (3.55%) SpecFlow
11 81 (3.00%) Git (software)
12 71 (2.63%) SoapUI
13 69 (2.55%) JUnit
14 52 (1.92%) FitNesse
15 51 (1.89%) NUnit
16 49 (1.81%) LoadRunner
17 46 (1.70%) Subversion
18 45 (1.66%) TestNG
19 43 (1.59%) JBehave
20 29 (1.07%) Maven
General
1 640 (23.68%) Finance
2 176 (6.51%) Retail
3 166 (6.14%) Banking
4 124 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 52 (1.92%) Games
6 48 (1.78%) Marketing
7 43 (1.59%) Retail Banking
8 35 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (1.26%) Back Office
10 30 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.07%) Legal
11 29 (1.07%) Aerospace
12 25 (0.92%) Automotive
12 25 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.78%) Publishing
14 20 (0.74%) Electronics
14 20 (0.74%) Billing
15 14 (0.52%) Law
16 13 (0.48%) Advertising
17 11 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 878 (32.48%) Analyst
2 626 (23.16%) Test Analyst
3 548 (20.27%) Tester
4 294 (10.88%) Software Tester
5 293 (10.84%) Developer
6 258 (9.54%) Test Manager
7 198 (7.33%) Test Engineer
8 180 (6.66%) Software Engineer
9 172 (6.36%) QA Analyst
10 141 (5.22%) Test Leader
11 126 (4.66%) QA Engineer
11 126 (4.66%) Senior Analyst
12 108 (4.00%) QA Tester
13 102 (3.77%) Consultant
14 98 (3.63%) Software Test Analyst
15 89 (3.29%) Junior
16 85 (3.14%) Senior Test Analyst
17 81 (3.00%) Business Analyst
18 77 (2.85%) Software Developer
19 76 (2.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (16.83%) .NET
2 251 (9.29%) HTML
3 217 (8.03%) Web Services
4 191 (7.07%) XML
5 161 (5.96%) ASP.NET
6 124 (4.59%) CSS
7 97 (3.59%) .NET Framework
8 89 (3.29%) SOAP
9 82 (3.03%) HTML5
10 67 (2.48%) WCF
11 61 (2.26%) WPF
12 58 (2.15%) REST
13 57 (2.11%) Entity Framework
14 53 (1.96%) WinForms
15 50 (1.85%) Gherkin
16 48 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
16 48 (1.78%) jQuery
17 47 (1.74%) Spring
18 30 (1.11%) JSP
19 26 (0.96%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 287 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 83 (3.07%) Client/Server
4 81 (3.00%) Mathematics
5 78 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 74 (2.74%) Derivative
7 64 (2.37%) User Experience
8 57 (2.11%) Equities
9 40 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (1.48%) NHS
10 37 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.26%) N-Tier
12 32 (1.18%) Fixed Income
13 27 (1.00%) Replication
14 22 (0.81%) Physics
15 18 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.67%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.52%) Chemistry
16 14 (0.52%) Data Integration
16 14 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 468 (17.31%) Windows
2 177 (6.55%) Linux
3 104 (3.85%) UNIX
4 84 (3.11%) Android
5 72 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.55%) CentOS
13 14 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (0.52%) Windows Phone
13 14 (0.52%) Solaris
14 13 (0.48%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
16 10 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1124 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (21.46%) Test Scripting
3 493 (18.24%) Test Automation
4 447 (16.54%) Automated Testing
5 445 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 439 (16.24%) SDLC
7 395 (14.61%) Scrum
8 364 (13.47%) Manual Testing
9 354 (13.10%) Test Management
10 278 (10.28%) Test Strategy
11 250 (9.25%) Software Engineering
12 244 (9.03%) TDD
13 243 (8.99%) Regression Testing
14 227 (8.40%) BDD
15 220 (8.14%) Automation Testing
16 215 (7.95%) Mentoring
17 211 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
18 192 (7.10%) Performance Testing
19 146 (5.40%) Test Planning
20 137 (5.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 791 (29.26%) SQL
2 563 (20.83%) C#
3 489 (18.09%) Java
4 256 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 219 (8.10%) C++
6 146 (5.40%) Python
7 129 (4.77%) C
8 89 (3.29%) Ruby
9 81 (3.00%) VB
10 80 (2.96%) Perl
11 72 (2.66%) PHP
12 58 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 57 (2.11%) VB.NET
14 36 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.29%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.15%) VBScript
17 30 (1.11%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.04%) VB6
19 27 (1.00%) PL/SQL
20 18 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 870 (32.19%) ISEB
2 769 (28.45%) ISTQB
3 540 (19.98%) Degree
4 356 (13.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 170 (6.29%) Security Cleared
6 104 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 62 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 57 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 27 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (0.63%) HND
11 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.52%) RHCE
11 14 (0.52%) RHCSA
12 12 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.33%) CCNA
13 9 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.30%) MCP
14 8 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 930 (34.41%) QA
2 27 (1.00%) FATCA
3 16 (0.59%) SLA
4 15 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.11%) HL7
9 2 (0.074%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.074%) GCP
10 1 (0.037%) DICOM
System Software
1 37 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.26%) Firmware
4 7 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.18%) KVM
7 4 (0.15%) Docker
7 4 (0.15%) HDFS
8 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.037%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 178 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.48%) Puppet
3 30 (1.11%) SCCM
4 18 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.37%) Ansible
5 10 (0.37%) Salt
6 6 (0.22%) Nessus
6 6 (0.22%) Nmap
6 6 (0.22%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.15%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.15%) Nagios
8 2 (0.074%) Jitterbit
9 1 (0.037%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 474 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 215 (7.95%) Oracle
3 124 (4.59%) HP
4 65 (2.40%) VMware
5 34 (1.26%) SAP
6 30 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 29 (1.07%) Citrix
8 27 (1.00%) Apple
9 17 (0.63%) IBM
10 14 (0.52%) Sun
10 14 (0.52%) Infor
10 14 (0.52%) WorldPay
11 11 (0.41%) Telerik
11 11 (0.41%) Cisco
12 9 (0.33%) Google
13 8 (0.30%) Intel
13 8 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.26%) Tableau
15 6 (0.22%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.22%) Sage
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Superb base, bonus, benefits and fir
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago