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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 237 229 233
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1299 1401 1330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.41% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.66% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1082 1098 923
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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
82058 84649 83361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.88% 85.27% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 68908 70120 67040
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 -59 348 £47,500 +5.55% 51
South East -19 268 £35,000 -6.66% 42
East of England +32 174 £37,500 -3.84% 12
Yorkshire -15 130 £32,500 - 21
North West +63 121 £32,500 - 27
West Midlands +7 116 £40,000 +6.66% 16
South West -25 104 £35,000 -12.50% 25
East Midlands +8 34 £37,500 +25.00% 6
North East 0 7 £52,500 +48.93% 5
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1376 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1141 (41.09%) QA
3 881 (31.72%) SQL
4 862 (31.04%) ISEB
5 726 (26.14%) ISTQB
6 725 (26.11%) Selenium
7 677 (24.38%) Test Scripting
8 652 (23.48%) Java
9 628 (22.61%) Finance
10 565 (20.35%) C#
10 565 (20.35%) Test Automation
11 559 (20.13%) SDLC
12 557 (20.06%) Automated Testing
13 538 (19.37%) Degree
14 499 (17.97%) Scrum
15 494 (17.79%) .NET
16 473 (17.03%) Manual Testing
17 467 (16.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 458 (16.49%) Functional Testing
19 454 (16.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 426 (15.34%) Microsoft
21 393 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
22 389 (14.01%) Windows
23 374 (13.47%) SQL Server
24 361 (13.00%) Regression Testing
25 345 (12.42%) Test Management
26 340 (12.24%) XML
27 313 (11.27%) Software Engineering
28 308 (11.09%) Web Services
29 298 (10.73%) BDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 41 (1.48%) Apache
2 37 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
3 32 (1.15%) ColdFusion
3 32 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 30 (1.08%) IIS
5 26 (0.94%) nginx
6 24 (0.86%) NServiceBus
7 22 (0.79%) MQSeries
8 21 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.65%) Confluence
9 18 (0.65%) JBoss
10 17 (0.61%) CMS
11 15 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.47%) Node.js
13 9 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.25%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.18%) MS Project Server
16 5 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 283 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 149 (5.37%) MS Office
3 31 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.72%) MS Project
6 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.072%) Simulink
8 1 (0.036%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 29 (1.04%) Magento
2 23 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.61%) Temenos T24
5 10 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 9 (0.32%) MultiFonds
6 9 (0.32%) Sonata
7 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.072%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.072%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.036%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.036%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.036%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.036%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (1.30%) SaaS
2 28 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (0.94%) CloudFront
4 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.32%) Yammer
6 8 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.25%) Office 365
8 5 (0.18%) GitHub
9 2 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.072%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.072%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.072%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.072%) IaaS
10 1 (0.036%) AdWords
10 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.036%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.036%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.24%) Internet
2 34 (1.22%) HTTP
3 30 (1.08%) Wireshark
4 25 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.79%) PuTTY
6 19 (0.68%) SSH
7 17 (0.61%) Telnet
8 16 (0.58%) VoIP
8 16 (0.58%) Wireless
9 13 (0.47%) Network Security
10 9 (0.32%) Firewall
10 9 (0.32%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.22%) ASN.1
11 6 (0.22%) CTI
11 6 (0.22%) Extranet
11 6 (0.22%) LAN
11 6 (0.22%) WAN
12 5 (0.18%) WinSCP
13 4 (0.14%) DNS
13 4 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 82 (2.95%) MySQL
4 59 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 56 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (1.91%) MongoDB
8 51 (1.84%) NoSQL
9 30 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (0.61%) RavenDB
10 17 (0.61%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.40%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 725 (26.11%) Selenium
2 269 (9.69%) JIRA
3 245 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 208 (7.49%) Cucumber
5 199 (7.17%) HP UFT
6 198 (7.13%) Visual Studio
7 185 (6.66%) WebDriver
8 147 (5.29%) Git (software)
9 128 (4.61%) Jenkins
10 120 (4.32%) SoapUI
11 102 (3.67%) SpecFlow
12 87 (3.13%) Subversion
13 66 (2.38%) JMeter
13 66 (2.38%) JUnit
14 63 (2.27%) TeamCity
15 54 (1.94%) Hudson
16 53 (1.91%) NUnit
17 48 (1.73%) Bugzilla
18 44 (1.58%) Ranorex
19 43 (1.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 628 (22.61%) Finance
2 165 (5.94%) Banking
3 150 (5.40%) Retail
4 149 (5.37%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.24%) Games
6 74 (2.66%) Marketing
7 51 (1.84%) Legal
8 44 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 37 (1.33%) Law
10 35 (1.26%) Back Office
10 35 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (1.12%) Electronics
12 29 (1.04%) Advertising
13 26 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.90%) Automotive
15 20 (0.72%) Front Office
16 18 (0.65%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.36%) Publishing
17 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 905 (32.59%) Analyst
2 739 (26.61%) Test Analyst
3 620 (22.33%) Tester
4 351 (12.64%) Test Engineer
5 328 (11.81%) Software Tester
6 292 (10.51%) Developer
7 222 (7.99%) QA Engineer
8 211 (7.60%) QA Analyst
9 194 (6.99%) QA Tester
10 191 (6.88%) Software Analyst
11 171 (6.16%) Test Leader
12 167 (6.01%) Senior Analyst
13 159 (5.73%) Software Test Engineer
14 155 (5.58%) Software Test Analyst
15 151 (5.44%) Test Manager
16 135 (4.86%) Automation Analyst
16 135 (4.86%) Automation Engineer
16 135 (4.86%) Senior Test Analyst
17 128 (4.61%) Automation Test Analyst
17 128 (4.61%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (17.79%) .NET
2 340 (12.24%) XML
3 308 (11.09%) Web Services
4 265 (9.54%) HTML
5 168 (6.05%) SOAP
6 164 (5.91%) REST
7 162 (5.83%) CSS
8 120 (4.32%) ASP.NET
9 106 (3.82%) .NET Framework
10 100 (3.60%) JSON
11 79 (2.84%) jQuery
12 68 (2.45%) LAMP
13 67 (2.41%) Gherkin
14 59 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 56 (2.02%) HTML5
15 56 (2.02%) Middleware
16 44 (1.58%) J2EE
17 42 (1.51%) WCF
18 41 (1.48%) Entity Framework
19 40 (1.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 393 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 119 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 75 (2.70%) Mathematics
5 70 (2.52%) Client/Server
6 62 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 47 (1.69%) Derivative
8 36 (1.30%) User Experience
9 32 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (1.04%) iPhone
11 26 (0.94%) Equities
12 25 (0.90%) Physics
13 20 (0.72%) N-Tier
14 19 (0.68%) Fixed Income
15 18 (0.65%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.65%) New Media
16 17 (0.61%) Digital Media
17 16 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
17 16 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 389 (14.01%) Windows
2 239 (8.61%) Linux
3 193 (6.95%) Unix
4 109 (3.93%) Android
5 106 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 50 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.04%) CentOS
8 24 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
9 22 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.40%) Solaris
14 9 (0.32%) SUSE
15 7 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.22%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1376 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 677 (24.38%) Test Scripting
3 565 (20.35%) Test Automation
4 559 (20.13%) SDLC
5 557 (20.06%) Automated Testing
6 499 (17.97%) Scrum
7 473 (17.03%) Manual Testing
8 458 (16.49%) Functional Testing
9 454 (16.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 361 (13.00%) Regression Testing
11 345 (12.42%) Test Management
12 313 (11.27%) Software Engineering
13 298 (10.73%) BDD
14 289 (10.41%) Automation Testing
15 284 (10.23%) Performance Testing
16 271 (9.76%) TDD
17 244 (8.79%) Test Strategy
18 211 (7.60%) Non-Functional Testing
19 203 (7.31%) Defect Management
20 197 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 881 (31.72%) SQL
2 652 (23.48%) Java
3 565 (20.35%) C#
4 284 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 218 (7.85%) Python
6 142 (5.11%) C++
7 138 (4.97%) C
8 132 (4.75%) PHP
8 132 (4.75%) Ruby
9 99 (3.56%) T-SQL
10 97 (3.49%) Perl
11 63 (2.27%) VB
12 54 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 45 (1.62%) Shell Script
14 40 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 38 (1.37%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.33%) Scala
17 22 (0.79%) VBScript
18 21 (0.76%) VB6
19 15 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 862 (31.04%) ISEB
2 726 (26.14%) ISTQB
3 538 (19.37%) Degree
4 467 (16.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 119 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 45 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 42 (1.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 40 (1.44%) SC Cleared
9 23 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 22 (0.79%) RHCE
10 22 (0.79%) RHCSA
11 15 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.32%) HND
16 7 (0.25%) CCNA
16 7 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1141 (41.09%) QA
2 26 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.90%) SDET
4 23 (0.83%) SLA
5 19 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.50%) HL7
8 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.36%) COSO
9 10 (0.36%) ISO13485
9 10 (0.36%) ISO22301
9 10 (0.36%) JTAG
10 6 (0.22%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.18%) EMIR
11 5 (0.18%) GCP
11 5 (0.18%) MiFID
11 5 (0.18%) MISRA
12 4 (0.14%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.47%) Firmware
5 8 (0.29%) vSphere
5 8 (0.29%) XenApp
5 8 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.18%) Docker
7 3 (0.11%) XenServer
8 1 (0.036%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 242 (8.71%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.58%) Puppet
3 16 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.47%) Ansible
5 11 (0.40%) Nessus
5 11 (0.40%) Nmap
6 9 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
6 9 (0.32%) SCCM
7 5 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
7 5 (0.18%) nmon
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.036%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.036%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.036%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.036%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.036%) WMI
Vendors
1 426 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 266 (9.58%) Oracle
3 218 (7.85%) HP
4 53 (1.91%) IBM
5 52 (1.87%) VMware
6 44 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 41 (1.48%) SAP
8 30 (1.08%) Citrix
9 29 (1.04%) Google
10 27 (0.97%) Zend
11 26 (0.94%) New Relic
12 22 (0.79%) Green Hat
12 22 (0.79%) webMethods
13 16 (0.58%) MKS
14 15 (0.54%) Telerik
15 11 (0.40%) Sybase
15 11 (0.40%) TOWER Software
15 11 (0.40%) WorldPay
16 10 (0.36%) Adobe
16 10 (0.36%) Atlassian
City, London
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20018 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago