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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 209 234 210
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1503 1249 1391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.41% 1.23% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.51% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1007 1226
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
87785 82919 84498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.14% 81.58% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 71606 68904 71839
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +65 405 £37,500 +7.14% 35
London -27 380 £42,500 -15.00% 37
North West -9 165 £32,500 -13.33% 20
South West +13 134 £35,000 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire -2 129 £32,500 - 23
East of England -14 124 £37,500 -6.25% 12
East Midlands +11 71 £36,250 +16.93% 6
West Midlands +7 70 £32,000 -10.48% 5
Midlands - 17 - -
North East -24 6 £36,500 +4.28% 3
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1466 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1327 (41.93%) QA
3 1194 (37.73%) ISEB
4 1001 (31.63%) SQL
5 965 (30.49%) Finance
6 650 (20.54%) ISTQB
7 619 (19.56%) Selenium
8 615 (19.43%) Degree
9 587 (18.55%) Test Scripting
10 569 (17.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 561 (17.73%) Java
12 523 (16.52%) C#
13 491 (15.51%) Automated Testing
14 482 (15.23%) Scrum
15 463 (14.63%) Microsoft
16 459 (14.50%) Manual Testing
17 446 (14.09%) User Acceptance Testing
18 440 (13.90%) Test Management
18 440 (13.90%) Test Automation
19 419 (13.24%) .NET
20 414 (13.08%) Windows
21 391 (12.35%) SQL Server
22 382 (12.07%) Retail
23 360 (11.37%) Regression Testing
24 336 (10.62%) HP
25 330 (10.43%) HP Quality Center
26 321 (10.14%) Test Planning
27 298 (9.42%) XML
28 294 (9.29%) Oracle
29 291 (9.19%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 73 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 45 (1.42%) IIS
3 23 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 21 (0.66%) CMS
5 19 (0.60%) Apache
6 18 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.51%) Drupal
8 14 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (0.41%) Confluence
9 13 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.35%) ColdFusion
10 11 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (0.25%) JBoss
13 7 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 271 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 144 (4.55%) MS Office
3 35 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.28%) MS Project
7 7 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.13%) Mingle
10 2 (0.063%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 60 (1.90%) JDE OneWorld
2 20 (0.63%) SAP FI
2 20 (0.63%) SAP CO
2 20 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.22%) Magento
3 7 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.16%) Servitor
4 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.16%) Summit
4 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.095%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.063%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.063%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.063%) Endur
8 1 (0.032%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.26%) SaaS
2 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.19%) Office 365
4 5 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.095%) PaaS
6 2 (0.063%) GitHub
7 1 (0.032%) Trello
7 1 (0.032%) Taleo
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.94%) Internet
2 76 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 58 (1.83%) HTTP
4 31 (0.98%) DNS
5 29 (0.92%) Broadband
6 28 (0.88%) 3G
7 27 (0.85%) Wireshark
8 22 (0.70%) VoIP
9 21 (0.66%) VPN
10 18 (0.57%) DHCP
11 16 (0.51%) WAN
11 16 (0.51%) Firewall
11 16 (0.51%) LTE
12 15 (0.47%) MVNO
13 14 (0.44%) Intranet
14 12 (0.38%) H.323
14 12 (0.38%) RTP
14 12 (0.38%) VLAN
15 10 (0.32%) SS7
15 10 (0.32%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 97 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (2.56%) MySQL
5 77 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 74 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (1.20%) DB2
11 29 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 28 (0.88%) DataStage
13 24 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (0.66%) SQLPlus
14 21 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
14 21 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
15 17 (0.54%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 619 (19.56%) Selenium
2 283 (8.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 226 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 220 (6.95%) JIRA
5 188 (5.94%) WebDriver
6 170 (5.37%) Cucumber
7 149 (4.71%) Visual Studio
8 115 (3.63%) JUnit
8 115 (3.63%) FitNesse
9 89 (2.81%) Jenkins
10 88 (2.78%) NUnit
11 87 (2.75%) SpecFlow
12 64 (2.02%) SoapUI
13 58 (1.83%) Subversion
14 49 (1.55%) JMeter
15 48 (1.52%) TestNG
16 45 (1.42%) Toad
17 44 (1.39%) LoadRunner
18 43 (1.36%) TestComplete
19 39 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 965 (30.49%) Finance
2 382 (12.07%) Retail
3 260 (8.21%) Banking
4 203 (6.41%) Telecoms
5 107 (3.38%) Marketing
6 72 (2.27%) Aerospace
7 65 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 61 (1.93%) Billing
9 55 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.71%) Advertising
11 52 (1.64%) Games
12 49 (1.55%) Back Office
13 31 (0.98%) Publishing
14 30 (0.95%) Electronics
15 25 (0.79%) Legal
16 20 (0.63%) Law
17 17 (0.54%) Multimedia
17 17 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.44%) Front Office
18 14 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1065 (33.65%) Analyst
2 889 (28.09%) Test Analyst
3 609 (19.24%) Tester
4 331 (10.46%) Test Manager
5 315 (9.95%) Developer
6 307 (9.70%) Consultant
7 299 (9.45%) Software Tester
7 299 (9.45%) Test Engineer
8 262 (8.28%) Test Consultant
9 205 (6.48%) Software Engineer
10 167 (5.28%) QA Analyst
11 134 (4.23%) QA Tester
12 131 (4.14%) QA Engineer
13 128 (4.04%) Software Test Analyst
14 123 (3.89%) Junior
14 123 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
15 107 (3.38%) Team Leader
16 105 (3.32%) Software Test Engineer
17 104 (3.29%) Software Developer
18 102 (3.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (13.24%) .NET
2 298 (9.42%) XML
3 277 (8.75%) Web Services
4 268 (8.47%) HTML
5 157 (4.96%) SOAP
6 141 (4.45%) CSS
7 105 (3.32%) ASP.NET
8 76 (2.40%) jQuery
9 69 (2.18%) .NET Framework
10 66 (2.09%) REST
11 63 (1.99%) J2EE
12 55 (1.74%) HTML5
13 49 (1.55%) Gherkin
13 49 (1.55%) Ajax
14 45 (1.42%) WCF
14 45 (1.42%) WSDL
15 42 (1.33%) XSD
16 40 (1.26%) RESTful
17 36 (1.14%) LINQ
18 31 (0.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 287 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (7.68%) Computer Science
3 156 (4.93%) Open Source
4 155 (4.90%) Mathematics
5 114 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 65 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 58 (1.83%) User Experience
8 54 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.07%) Derivative
9 34 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (0.88%) Physics
10 28 (0.88%) Life Science
11 27 (0.85%) iPhone
12 23 (0.73%) Chemistry
13 22 (0.70%) N-Tier
14 21 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 21 (0.66%) Fixed Income
15 20 (0.63%) Replication
15 20 (0.63%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.60%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 414 (13.08%) Windows
2 200 (6.32%) UNIX
3 186 (5.88%) Linux
4 62 (1.96%) Android
5 51 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 29 (0.92%) Windows XP
9 23 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 18 (0.57%) Solaris
13 16 (0.51%) CentOS
14 13 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.22%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.19%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1466 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (18.55%) Test Scripting
3 491 (15.51%) Automated Testing
4 482 (15.23%) Scrum
5 459 (14.50%) Manual Testing
6 446 (14.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 440 (13.90%) Test Management
7 440 (13.90%) Test Automation
8 360 (11.37%) Regression Testing
9 321 (10.14%) Test Planning
10 291 (9.19%) Test Strategy
11 278 (8.78%) TDD
12 225 (7.11%) Automation Testing
13 214 (6.76%) BDD
14 212 (6.70%) System Testing
15 207 (6.54%) Performance Testing
16 184 (5.81%) Software Engineering
17 178 (5.62%) Mentoring
18 175 (5.53%) Integration Testing
19 174 (5.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1001 (31.63%) SQL
2 561 (17.73%) Java
3 523 (16.52%) C#
4 273 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 247 (7.80%) C++
6 177 (5.59%) Python
7 162 (5.12%) C
8 131 (4.14%) PHP
9 114 (3.60%) Ruby
10 112 (3.54%) VB
11 99 (3.13%) Perl
12 61 (1.93%) VB.NET
13 51 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 43 (1.36%) VBScript
15 41 (1.30%) VBA
16 38 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 36 (1.14%) Shell Script
18 27 (0.85%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.82%) MATLAB
20 21 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1194 (37.73%) ISEB
2 650 (20.54%) ISTQB
3 615 (19.43%) Degree
4 569 (17.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 223 (7.05%) Security Cleared
6 99 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 34 (1.07%) MCSE
9 32 (1.01%) PhD
10 28 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 27 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
12 26 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (0.82%) CCNA
13 24 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 20 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
14 20 (0.63%) MCITP
15 16 (0.51%) HND
16 15 (0.47%) MCP
17 12 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1327 (41.93%) QA
2 38 (1.20%) SLA
3 16 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.41%) GAMP
5 8 (0.25%) HL7
6 6 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.032%) JTAG
8 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.47%) Firmware
5 10 (0.32%) NFS
6 8 (0.25%) vSphere
7 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.095%) KVM
9 2 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.032%) Varnish
10 1 (0.032%) qmail
10 1 (0.032%) Postfix
10 1 (0.032%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 330 (10.43%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.35%) Puppet
3 4 (0.13%) Control-M
4 3 (0.095%) Nagios
4 3 (0.095%) SCCM
5 2 (0.063%) WSUS
5 2 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.063%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.032%) logstash
6 1 (0.032%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 463 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 336 (10.62%) HP
3 294 (9.29%) Oracle
4 84 (2.65%) VMware
5 42 (1.33%) SAP
6 39 (1.23%) IBM
7 35 (1.11%) Cognos
8 27 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 25 (0.79%) Business Objects
10 23 (0.73%) Cisco
11 17 (0.54%) Avaya
11 17 (0.54%) Telerik
12 16 (0.51%) Citrix
13 15 (0.47%) Apple
14 13 (0.41%) TIBCO
14 13 (0.41%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.41%) Tableau
15 8 (0.25%) Veeam
15 8 (0.25%) Mapinfo
15 8 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
Central London / West End
Dunnhumby
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £350000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £29500 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
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Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday