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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / England
Rank 245 243 224
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1013 1299 1393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.58% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1075 1055
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
69474 82049 82909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.16% 87.73% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 57643 69032 68875
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +14 283 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South East +53 259 £42,000 +16.66% 33
East of England -15 114 £37,000 +5.71% 17
North West -48 101 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Yorkshire -5 85 £37,500 +13.63% 13
South West -15 70 £34,000 -9.33% 13
West Midlands -49 58 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North East +16 26 £35,000 - 4
East Midlands -4 22 £35,000 +12.90% 7
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 1336 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 967 (42.52%) QA
3 728 (32.01%) Selenium
4 698 (30.69%) SQL
5 662 (29.11%) ISTQB
6 630 (27.70%) ISEB
7 591 (25.99%) Test Automation
8 490 (21.55%) Finance
9 488 (21.46%) Java
10 482 (21.20%) Scrum
11 473 (20.80%) C#
12 468 (20.58%) Test Scripting
13 436 (19.17%) Degree
14 424 (18.65%) SDLC
15 390 (17.15%) Automated Testing
16 358 (15.74%) BDD
17 352 (15.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 346 (15.22%) Manual Testing
19 339 (14.91%) Microsoft
20 331 (14.56%) .NET
21 326 (14.34%) User Acceptance Testing
22 312 (13.72%) Cucumber
23 307 (13.50%) JIRA
24 305 (13.41%) Test Strategy
25 286 (12.58%) Automation Testing
26 285 (12.53%) Functional Testing
26 285 (12.53%) Test Management
27 270 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
28 265 (11.65%) Regression Testing
29 261 (11.48%) TDD

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 38 (1.67%) Confluence
2 35 (1.54%) IIS
3 30 (1.32%) CMS
4 22 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.31%) Documentum
7 6 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.26%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.22%) Apache
8 5 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.088%) FileNet
11 2 (0.088%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.088%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.088%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.088%) SAS
11 2 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 204 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 93 (4.09%) MS Office
3 46 (2.02%) MS Project
4 44 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.44%) Sonata
4 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.13%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.088%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.088%) Primavera
8 2 (0.088%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.088%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.85%) SaaS
4 37 (1.63%) G Suite
4 37 (1.63%) Office 365
4 37 (1.63%) Slack
5 12 (0.53%) IaaS
6 11 (0.48%) GitHub
7 10 (0.44%) PaaS
8 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.31%) Lucidchart
9 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.088%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (0.088%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.044%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.02%) HTTP
2 41 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.19%) Internet
4 23 (1.01%) DNS
5 20 (0.88%) Firewall
6 11 (0.48%) FTP
7 10 (0.44%) VoIP
8 9 (0.40%) DHCP
9 7 (0.31%) InfiniBand
10 4 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.18%) VPN
10 4 (0.18%) Wireless
11 3 (0.13%) Intranet
11 3 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.13%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.088%) 4G
12 2 (0.088%) Network Security
12 2 (0.088%) Skype
12 2 (0.088%) VLAN
13 1 (0.044%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 82 (3.61%) MySQL
4 44 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 27 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.10%) HBase
9 20 (0.88%) QlikView
10 19 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 15 (0.66%) Redis
14 15 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.62%) Data Mining
16 13 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 728 (32.01%) Selenium
2 312 (13.72%) Cucumber
3 307 (13.50%) JIRA
4 193 (8.49%) SoapUI
5 183 (8.05%) WebDriver
6 177 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 143 (6.29%) Jenkins
8 130 (5.72%) Git (software)
9 113 (4.97%) JMeter
10 108 (4.75%) HP UFT
11 86 (3.78%) JUnit
11 86 (3.78%) Visual Studio
12 84 (3.69%) LoadRunner
13 81 (3.56%) SpecFlow
14 71 (3.12%) Ranorex
15 51 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 48 (2.11%) Appium
17 43 (1.89%) Bugzilla
18 42 (1.85%) TestComplete
19 37 (1.63%) Subversion
General
1 490 (21.55%) Finance
2 141 (6.20%) Banking
3 123 (5.41%) Retail
4 96 (4.22%) Games
5 91 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.07%) Legal
7 35 (1.54%) Marketing
8 34 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 32 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.32%) Electronics
11 24 (1.06%) Automotive
12 20 (0.88%) Military
12 20 (0.88%) Publishing
13 18 (0.79%) Billing
14 15 (0.66%) Advertising
14 15 (0.66%) Back Office
14 15 (0.66%) Law
14 15 (0.66%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.40%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 721 (31.71%) Analyst
2 554 (24.36%) Test Analyst
3 474 (20.84%) Tester
4 279 (12.27%) Test Engineer
5 223 (9.81%) Software Tester
6 215 (9.45%) Developer
7 175 (7.70%) Automation Tester
8 169 (7.43%) Test Manager
9 146 (6.42%) Software Analyst
10 140 (6.16%) Automation Test Analyst
11 137 (6.02%) Test Leader
12 132 (5.80%) Software Test Analyst
13 131 (5.76%) QA Engineer
14 121 (5.32%) QA Tester
15 109 (4.79%) QA Analyst
16 100 (4.40%) Consultant
17 96 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
18 93 (4.09%) Senior Test Analyst
19 85 (3.74%) Team Leader
20 82 (3.61%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (14.56%) .NET
2 183 (8.05%) Web Services
2 183 (8.05%) XML
3 160 (7.04%) HTML
4 111 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 95 (4.18%) CSS
6 74 (3.25%) RESTful
7 56 (2.46%) SOAP
8 55 (2.42%) REST
9 39 (1.72%) Gherkin
10 30 (1.32%) Middleware
11 29 (1.28%) JSON
12 25 (1.10%) WPF
13 20 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 20 (0.88%) HTML5
14 19 (0.84%) WinForms
15 16 (0.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 16 (0.70%) Unity DI Container
15 16 (0.70%) XSLT
16 15 (0.66%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 270 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (7.65%) Computer Science
3 100 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 66 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 36 (1.58%) Virtual Team
7 32 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 30 (1.32%) iPad
9 26 (1.14%) Online Games
10 24 (1.06%) New Media
10 24 (1.06%) User Experience
11 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.75%) Blog
12 17 (0.75%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.66%) BBC
13 15 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (0.62%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.62%) Life Science
15 13 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 253 (11.13%) Windows
2 201 (8.84%) Linux
3 126 (5.54%) Unix
4 60 (2.64%) Android
5 58 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.31%) Solaris
11 6 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.13%) Debian
14 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.088%) CentOS
15 2 (0.088%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.088%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.088%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1336 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (25.99%) Test Automation
3 482 (21.20%) Scrum
4 468 (20.58%) Test Scripting
5 424 (18.65%) SDLC
6 390 (17.15%) Automated Testing
7 358 (15.74%) BDD
8 346 (15.22%) Manual Testing
9 326 (14.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 305 (13.41%) Test Strategy
11 286 (12.58%) Automation Testing
12 285 (12.53%) Functional Testing
12 285 (12.53%) Test Management
13 265 (11.65%) Regression Testing
14 261 (11.48%) TDD
15 253 (11.13%) Performance Testing
16 250 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
17 249 (10.95%) Mentoring
18 193 (8.49%) Waterfall
19 186 (8.18%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 698 (30.69%) SQL
2 488 (21.46%) Java
3 473 (20.80%) C#
4 197 (8.66%) JavaScript
5 190 (8.36%) Python
6 148 (6.51%) C++
7 119 (5.23%) C
8 99 (4.35%) Ruby
9 66 (2.90%) PHP
10 65 (2.86%) Perl
11 53 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 46 (2.02%) Scala
13 43 (1.89%) VB
14 28 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.10%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.97%) VBScript
17 19 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.48%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
19 10 (0.44%) PL/SQL
20 9 (0.40%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 662 (29.11%) ISTQB
2 630 (27.70%) ISEB
3 436 (19.17%) Degree
4 352 (15.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 114 (5.01%) Security Cleared
6 66 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 30 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.48%) Siebel Certification
11 9 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.35%) CCNA
12 8 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.22%) HND
15 5 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (0.18%) CEH
16 4 (0.18%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 967 (42.52%) QA
2 29 (1.28%) SDET
3 24 (1.06%) SLA
4 14 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.53%) GCP
6 10 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.26%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.22%) ISO13485
9 3 (0.13%) COSO
9 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.088%) GAMP
10 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.044%) MISRA
11 1 (0.044%) MISRA C
System Software
1 44 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.53%) Docker
6 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.26%) Firmware
8 4 (0.18%) RACF
8 4 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.088%) HDFS
9 2 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.088%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.044%) KVM
10 1 (0.044%) vSphere
10 1 (0.044%) Xen
Systems Management
1 159 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.28%) Puppet
3 15 (0.66%) StatsD
4 13 (0.57%) Grafana
5 11 (0.48%) Ansible
6 9 (0.40%) FortiGate
6 9 (0.40%) Nagios
7 7 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.31%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.26%) vRealize
9 5 (0.22%) Cacti
9 5 (0.22%) Graphite
9 5 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.088%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.088%) SCCM
11 2 (0.088%) Terraform
Vendors
1 339 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 163 (7.17%) Oracle
3 156 (6.86%) HP
4 46 (2.02%) VMware
5 42 (1.85%) Google
6 38 (1.67%) SAP
6 38 (1.67%) Siebel
7 30 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 27 (1.19%) Sun
9 18 (0.79%) IBM
10 15 (0.66%) Splunk
11 13 (0.57%) BT
11 13 (0.57%) Intel Security
12 12 (0.53%) EMC
12 12 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
13 10 (0.44%) Cisco
13 10 (0.44%) Citrix
13 10 (0.44%) PayPal
14 9 (0.40%) New Relic
14 9 (0.40%) Remedy
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37428 - £41173 per annum + allowance + benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + flexible benefits + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + car + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday