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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 230 236 223
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1296 1428 1551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.45% 1.40% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.60% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1050 1214 1227
Median salary £37,500 £39,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £58,300 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median 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
79080 89101 91294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.26% 87.44% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 66390 74452 73759
Median salary £50,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 380 £50,000 -4.76% 41
South East +5 308 £38,000 +1.33% 27
Yorkshire +36 144 £37,500 +7.14% 7
North West -10 125 £32,000 -1.53% 15
West Midlands -5 109 £35,000 +9.37% 11
South West -19 98 £32,500 -7.14% 11
East of England -5 94 £39,000 -17.89% 12
East Midlands -11 37 £32,500 -13.33% 3
North East -13 1 £40,000 +31.79% 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1368 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1082 (41.70%) QA
3 742 (28.59%) Selenium
4 738 (28.44%) ISEB
5 712 (27.44%) SQL
6 673 (25.93%) ISTQB
7 605 (23.31%) Finance
8 589 (22.70%) Java
9 565 (21.77%) Test Automation
10 550 (21.19%) Scrum
11 543 (20.92%) Test Scripting
12 531 (20.46%) Degree
13 528 (20.35%) SDLC
14 518 (19.96%) C#
15 457 (17.61%) Automated Testing
16 428 (16.49%) .NET
16 428 (16.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 405 (15.61%) Manual Testing
18 396 (15.26%) User Acceptance Testing
19 364 (14.03%) Regression Testing
20 363 (13.99%) BDD
21 336 (12.95%) JIRA
22 335 (12.91%) Functional Testing
23 334 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
24 331 (12.76%) Test Strategy
25 316 (12.18%) Microsoft
26 297 (11.45%) Windows
27 293 (11.29%) Cucumber
28 268 (10.33%) Performance Testing
29 261 (10.06%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (1.89%) CMS
2 34 (1.31%) IIS
3 29 (1.12%) Confluence
4 26 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.66%) JBoss
6 13 (0.50%) SAS
6 13 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.39%) Smallworld
8 9 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.27%) Apache
9 7 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.27%) Documentum
10 6 (0.23%) FileNet
11 5 (0.19%) Xceptor
12 4 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.15%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.077%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.077%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.039%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 196 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 110 (4.24%) MS Office
3 15 (0.58%) MS Project
4 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) Mingle
5 5 (0.19%) SPSS
6 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.039%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (0.54%) Sonata
2 13 (0.50%) MultiFonds
3 11 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (0.23%) Primavera
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.077%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.077%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.077%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.039%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.81%) SaaS
2 44 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.92%) Office 365
5 21 (0.81%) Google Apps
5 21 (0.81%) Slack
6 16 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.62%) IaaS
6 16 (0.62%) PaaS
7 13 (0.50%) GitHub
8 5 (0.19%) iTunes
9 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.077%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.039%) Google Play
11 1 (0.039%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.039%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.20%) Internet
2 59 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 41 (1.58%) Firewall
4 40 (1.54%) HTTP
5 36 (1.39%) DNS
6 17 (0.66%) Wireless
7 15 (0.58%) Intranet
8 14 (0.54%) VoIP
9 12 (0.46%) FTP
10 9 (0.35%) VPN
11 7 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.23%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.23%) SSH
13 5 (0.19%) DHCP
14 4 (0.15%) DSL
14 4 (0.15%) InfiniBand
14 4 (0.15%) Skype
14 4 (0.15%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.12%) RS-485
15 3 (0.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.35%) MySQL
3 55 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 42 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.31%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 29 (1.12%) QlikView
9 20 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.50%) Big Data
11 13 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.46%) HBase
13 11 (0.42%) MS Access
13 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.39%) GIS
14 10 (0.39%) Power BI
15 9 (0.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 742 (28.59%) Selenium
2 336 (12.95%) JIRA
3 293 (11.29%) Cucumber
4 218 (8.40%) SoapUI
5 180 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 148 (5.70%) WebDriver
7 144 (5.55%) JMeter
8 130 (5.01%) HP UFT
9 128 (4.93%) Jenkins
10 105 (4.05%) LoadRunner
10 105 (4.05%) Visual Studio
11 96 (3.70%) JUnit
12 91 (3.51%) SpecFlow
13 88 (3.39%) Git (software)
14 87 (3.35%) Ranorex
15 67 (2.58%) Appium
16 60 (2.31%) Gatling
17 55 (2.12%) TestNG
18 48 (1.85%) Subversion
19 40 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 605 (23.31%) Finance
2 186 (7.17%) Games
3 158 (6.09%) Retail
4 140 (5.39%) Banking
5 124 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 54 (2.08%) Marketing
7 52 (2.00%) Legal
8 36 (1.39%) Electronics
9 31 (1.19%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.12%) Back Office
11 24 (0.92%) Automotive
12 22 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.77%) Billing
13 20 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.77%) Publishing
14 16 (0.62%) Advertising
15 13 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 844 (32.52%) Analyst
2 657 (25.32%) Test Analyst
3 585 (22.54%) Tester
4 312 (12.02%) Software Tester
5 286 (11.02%) Test Engineer
6 241 (9.29%) Developer
7 219 (8.44%) Automation Tester
8 186 (7.17%) QA Tester
9 182 (7.01%) Software Analyst
10 159 (6.13%) Automation Test Analyst
10 159 (6.13%) QA Engineer
10 159 (6.13%) Software Test Analyst
11 158 (6.09%) QA Analyst
12 155 (5.97%) Test Manager
13 152 (5.86%) Consultant
14 133 (5.13%) Test Leader
15 112 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
16 102 (3.93%) QA Test Analyst
17 101 (3.89%) Test Consultant
18 99 (3.82%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (16.49%) .NET
2 173 (6.67%) HTML
3 165 (6.36%) XML
4 152 (5.86%) Web Services
5 138 (5.32%) ASP.NET
6 102 (3.93%) CSS
7 69 (2.66%) SOAP
8 49 (1.89%) Ajax
9 41 (1.58%) jQuery
9 41 (1.58%) REST
10 40 (1.54%) Gherkin
11 37 (1.43%) WPF
12 33 (1.27%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.12%) AngularJS
14 27 (1.04%) RESTful
14 27 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (1.00%) HTML5
16 25 (0.96%) WinForms
17 24 (0.92%) Middleware
18 23 (0.89%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 334 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 129 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 42 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.58%) Mathematics
6 41 (1.58%) User Experience
7 39 (1.50%) iPad
8 36 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 35 (1.35%) Blog
10 30 (1.16%) Driving Licence
11 29 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (1.08%) Life Science
13 27 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 27 (1.04%) Online Games
14 23 (0.89%) Fintech
15 21 (0.81%) Data Centre
15 21 (0.81%) New Media
16 17 (0.66%) Public Cloud
17 16 (0.62%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 297 (11.45%) Windows
2 189 (7.28%) Linux
3 160 (6.17%) Unix
4 80 (3.08%) Android
5 63 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.85%) Solaris
8 19 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.39%) CentOS
14 9 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.19%) AIX
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.19%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1368 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (21.77%) Test Automation
3 550 (21.19%) Scrum
4 543 (20.92%) Test Scripting
5 528 (20.35%) SDLC
6 457 (17.61%) Automated Testing
7 405 (15.61%) Manual Testing
8 396 (15.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 364 (14.03%) Regression Testing
10 363 (13.99%) BDD
11 335 (12.91%) Functional Testing
12 331 (12.76%) Test Strategy
13 268 (10.33%) Performance Testing
14 261 (10.06%) Test Management
15 242 (9.33%) Mentoring
16 240 (9.25%) Automation Testing
17 237 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
18 222 (8.55%) Waterfall
19 220 (8.48%) TDD
20 214 (8.25%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 712 (27.44%) SQL
2 589 (22.70%) Java
3 518 (19.96%) C#
4 250 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 204 (7.86%) Python
6 156 (6.01%) C++
7 131 (5.05%) Ruby
8 129 (4.97%) C
9 88 (3.39%) Perl
10 74 (2.85%) PHP
11 72 (2.77%) Scala
12 68 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 64 (2.47%) VB
14 37 (1.43%) VBScript
15 29 (1.12%) VBA
16 27 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 25 (0.96%) VB.NET
18 24 (0.92%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.62%) R
20 14 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 738 (28.44%) ISEB
2 673 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 531 (20.46%) Degree
4 428 (16.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 120 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 63 (2.43%) SC Cleared
7 57 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 38 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.42%) CCNA
11 11 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.35%) MCSA
12 9 (0.35%) Siebel Certification
13 8 (0.31%) HP ASE
14 7 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.23%) PMP
16 5 (0.19%) MBA
16 5 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1082 (41.70%) QA
2 40 (1.54%) SLA
3 28 (1.08%) GCP
4 17 (0.66%) SDET
5 12 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.19%) GAMP
8 5 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.12%) COSO
9 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.039%) GMP
10 1 (0.039%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.039%) TickIT
System Software
1 49 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.42%) Firmware
5 8 (0.31%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.12%) Docker
8 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.077%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.039%) vSphere
10 1 (0.039%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 197 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.62%) SCVMM
2 16 (0.62%) vRealize
3 12 (0.46%) Puppet
4 9 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (0.31%) SCCM
6 5 (0.19%) Control-M
6 5 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.039%) Ansible
9 1 (0.039%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 316 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 180 (6.94%) Oracle
3 163 (6.28%) HP
4 58 (2.24%) VMware
5 31 (1.19%) Google
6 23 (0.89%) SOASTA, Inc
7 22 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 21 (0.81%) Citrix
9 20 (0.77%) SAP
10 17 (0.66%) IBM
11 14 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 14 (0.54%) Intel Security
11 14 (0.54%) Siebel
12 12 (0.46%) BT
12 12 (0.46%) EMC
13 11 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.35%) PayPal
14 9 (0.35%) Tableau
15 7 (0.27%) Telerik
16 6 (0.23%) TOWER Software
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, pension, 28 days leave
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum 24 days annual leave, pension, life cover
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, flexible working
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Dunsdon Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Gym
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £52386.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Salary dependent on role
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + flexibility
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago