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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 230 218 231
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1333 1543 1318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.38% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.68% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1134 1085
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,200 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
85798 91789 83056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.25% 82.06% 80.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70149 74708 69088
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +13 369 £38,500 +6.94% 40
London -51 363 £50,000 +20.48% 41
Yorkshire +7 148 £32,500 - 11
North West -19 115 £32,000 -1.53% 23
East of England -41 107 £35,000 - 23
South West -6 103 £32,500 - 15
West Midlands +17 77 £37,500 +7.14% 8
East Midlands -18 33 £32,500 -4.97% 12
North East -7 6 £24,000 -16.18% 4
South Coast - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1219 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1073 (39.03%) ISEB
3 961 (34.96%) QA
4 887 (32.27%) SQL
5 787 (28.63%) Finance
6 785 (28.56%) ISTQB
7 583 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 521 (18.95%) Selenium
9 511 (18.59%) C#
10 508 (18.48%) Test Automation
11 493 (17.93%) Microsoft
11 493 (17.93%) Scrum
12 468 (17.02%) Degree
13 459 (16.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 451 (16.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 429 (15.61%) Windows
16 423 (15.39%) Java
17 417 (15.17%) .NET
18 399 (14.51%) SQL Server
19 397 (14.44%) Automated Testing
20 386 (14.04%) Test Management
21 362 (13.17%) Manual Testing
22 335 (12.19%) Retail
23 315 (11.46%) Banking
24 279 (10.15%) MS Excel
25 270 (9.82%) Test Strategy
26 248 (9.02%) HTML
27 240 (8.73%) Regression Testing
28 235 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
29 234 (8.51%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 43 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.09%) IIS
3 17 (0.62%) Confluence
4 14 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.47%) Node.js
6 12 (0.44%) GlassFish
7 11 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.29%) CMS
9 7 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.25%) JBoss
10 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.18%) Apache
11 5 (0.18%) Jetty
12 4 (0.15%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.11%) SAS
13 3 (0.11%) Drupal
13 3 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.11%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 279 (10.15%) MS Excel
2 117 (4.26%) MS Office
3 29 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.40%) MS Project
6 7 (0.25%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.073%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.073%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.036%) InDesign
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.036%) Maya
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.22%) Temenos T24
2 6 (0.22%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 4 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
3 4 (0.15%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.073%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.036%) Endur
6 1 (0.036%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.036%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.036%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.036%) AWD
6 1 (0.036%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (0.91%) SaaS
4 16 (0.58%) GitHub
5 8 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.89%) Internet
2 45 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.31%) DNS
4 26 (0.95%) HTTP
5 22 (0.80%) DHCP
5 22 (0.80%) Wireless
6 17 (0.62%) VoIP
7 15 (0.55%) Network Security
8 13 (0.47%) VPN
9 10 (0.36%) WAN
10 9 (0.33%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.33%) Firewall
11 7 (0.25%) CTI
11 7 (0.25%) LAN
12 6 (0.22%) Broadband
12 6 (0.22%) Extranet
12 6 (0.22%) LTE
13 5 (0.18%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.15%) NAS
14 4 (0.15%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 73 (2.66%) MySQL
4 62 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 31 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.05%) Big Data
12 26 (0.95%) QlikView
13 25 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.44%) NoSQL
16 12 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (0.29%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 521 (18.95%) Selenium
2 221 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 213 (7.75%) JIRA
4 197 (7.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 175 (6.37%) WebDriver
6 154 (5.60%) Visual Studio
7 122 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 115 (4.18%) Jenkins
9 104 (3.78%) SoapUI
10 84 (3.06%) SpecFlow
11 82 (2.98%) JUnit
12 78 (2.84%) JMeter
13 69 (2.51%) Git (software)
14 63 (2.29%) FitNesse
15 60 (2.18%) LoadRunner
16 57 (2.07%) Subversion
17 46 (1.67%) NUnit
18 45 (1.64%) TestNG
19 40 (1.46%) MSTest
19 40 (1.46%) JBehave
General
1 787 (28.63%) Finance
2 335 (12.19%) Retail
3 315 (11.46%) Banking
4 163 (5.93%) Aerospace
5 119 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 59 (2.15%) Marketing
7 43 (1.56%) Retail Banking
8 39 (1.42%) Games
9 35 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 32 (1.16%) Legal
12 26 (0.95%) Back Office
12 26 (0.95%) Billing
13 25 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.84%) Advertising
15 18 (0.65%) Automotive
16 17 (0.62%) Electronics
16 17 (0.62%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.25%) Local Government
17 7 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 953 (34.67%) Analyst
2 735 (26.74%) Test Analyst
3 527 (19.17%) Tester
4 290 (10.55%) Software Tester
5 287 (10.44%) Test Manager
6 285 (10.37%) Developer
7 223 (8.11%) Test Engineer
8 183 (6.66%) Consultant
9 182 (6.62%) Software Engineer
10 159 (5.78%) Test Leader
11 148 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
12 132 (4.80%) QA Analyst
13 130 (4.73%) QA Engineer
14 121 (4.40%) Test Consultant
15 113 (4.11%) Software Test Analyst
16 106 (3.86%) Senior Test Analyst
17 92 (3.35%) Junior
18 80 (2.91%) Team Leader
19 79 (2.87%) QA Tester
20 77 (2.80%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (15.17%) .NET
2 248 (9.02%) HTML
3 224 (8.15%) XML
4 186 (6.77%) Web Services
5 150 (5.46%) ASP.NET
6 101 (3.67%) CSS
7 75 (2.73%) SOAP
8 73 (2.66%) .NET Framework
9 69 (2.51%) HTML5
10 58 (2.11%) WCF
10 58 (2.11%) WPF
11 57 (2.07%) Gherkin
12 54 (1.96%) jQuery
13 52 (1.89%) WinForms
14 38 (1.38%) Spring
14 38 (1.38%) JSON
15 35 (1.27%) RESTful
16 34 (1.24%) JSP
17 32 (1.16%) REST
18 31 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 235 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 114 (4.15%) Open Source
4 73 (2.66%) User Experience
5 70 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 64 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 59 (2.15%) Derivative
8 56 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 40 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.24%) Equities
12 26 (0.95%) Replication
12 26 (0.95%) Private Cloud
13 24 (0.87%) N-Tier
14 21 (0.76%) NHS
15 18 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (0.65%) Physics
16 17 (0.62%) iPhone
17 15 (0.55%) Statistics
18 14 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 429 (15.61%) Windows
2 185 (6.73%) UNIX
3 181 (6.58%) Linux
4 90 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 84 (3.06%) Android
6 54 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.98%) CentOS
10 24 (0.87%) Windows 8
11 23 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.80%) Solaris
13 19 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (0.40%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.33%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.15%) VMS
17 4 (0.15%) AIX
17 4 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1219 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (21.21%) Test Scripting
3 508 (18.48%) Test Automation
4 493 (17.93%) Scrum
5 451 (16.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 397 (14.44%) Automated Testing
7 386 (14.04%) Test Management
8 362 (13.17%) Manual Testing
9 270 (9.82%) Test Strategy
10 240 (8.73%) Regression Testing
11 228 (8.29%) Automation Testing
12 197 (7.17%) Software Engineering
13 193 (7.02%) TDD
14 188 (6.84%) Mentoring
15 183 (6.66%) Performance Testing
16 178 (6.48%) BDD
17 176 (6.40%) Test Planning
18 172 (6.26%) Waterfall
19 167 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
20 148 (5.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 887 (32.27%) SQL
2 511 (18.59%) C#
3 423 (15.39%) Java
4 234 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 179 (6.51%) C++
6 155 (5.64%) Python
7 114 (4.15%) C
8 103 (3.75%) Perl
9 85 (3.09%) PHP
10 83 (3.02%) Ruby
11 69 (2.51%) VB
12 59 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 45 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 40 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 33 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.16%) VBScript
17 30 (1.09%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.95%) VB6
19 23 (0.84%) PowerShell
20 19 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1073 (39.03%) ISEB
2 785 (28.56%) ISTQB
3 468 (17.02%) Degree
4 459 (16.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 107 (3.89%) Security Cleared
6 73 (2.66%) SC Cleared
7 64 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 59 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.69%) RHCE
9 19 (0.69%) RHCSA
10 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.55%) HND
12 14 (0.51%) CCNA
12 14 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.44%) MCSE
13 12 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 10 (0.36%) MCP
14 10 (0.36%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.36%) CIMA
15 6 (0.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 961 (34.96%) QA
2 28 (1.02%) FATCA
3 18 (0.65%) SLA
4 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.036%) HL7
7 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 42 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.15%) Firmware
5 4 (0.15%) KVM
6 2 (0.073%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.073%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.036%) Snort
7 1 (0.036%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 209 (7.60%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.16%) SCCM
3 27 (0.98%) Puppet
4 4 (0.15%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.073%) Ansible
5 2 (0.073%) Salt
5 2 (0.073%) Iperf
5 2 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.073%) WSUS
5 2 (0.073%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.073%) Control-M
5 2 (0.073%) Nagios
5 2 (0.073%) Nessus
5 2 (0.073%) Nmap
6 1 (0.036%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 493 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 231 (8.40%) Oracle
3 166 (6.04%) HP
4 58 (2.11%) VMware
5 42 (1.53%) Apple
6 40 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 23 (0.84%) Citrix
8 19 (0.69%) SAP
9 13 (0.47%) Cisco
10 10 (0.36%) Business Objects
11 9 (0.33%) Sage
12 8 (0.29%) ATG
12 8 (0.29%) Cognos
12 8 (0.29%) Telerik
12 8 (0.29%) WorldPay
13 7 (0.25%) Google
13 7 (0.25%) Sybase
13 7 (0.25%) Murex
13 7 (0.25%) Calypso
13 7 (0.25%) Remedy
Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-35,000 + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staffordshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70k, Health Care, Life Cover, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 75,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago