The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 567 587 606
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 356 363 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 340 331 255
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,300 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,375 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.95% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester within the UK.

Software Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Software Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 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
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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
England +11 332 £32,500 - 70
South East -19 68 £32,500 -4.41% 5
London +27 63 £42,500 -3.40% 7
West Midlands +22 44 £27,500 -17.91% 7
North West -7 42 £32,000 +1.58% 27
East of England +19 38 £32,500 - 6
South West -23 31 £26,500 -11.66% 7
Yorkshire +25 28 £30,000 +12.14% 6
Manchester +4 24 £33,250 +5.55% 14
East Midlands +1 22 £32,500 +25.00% 4
Surrey -5 20 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Hampshire +20 16 £33,750 -12.33%
Cambridgeshire +13 16 £35,500 +5.97% 4
Cheshire +12 15 £31,500 -3.07% 9
West Yorkshire +15 14 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Wales +6 13 £35,000 -
South Wales +5 12 £35,000 +9.37%
Warwickshire - 12 £29,000 - 1
Cambridge +16 11 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Somerset +12 11 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Leeds +9 11 £30,000 +12.14% 1
West Sussex +8 11 £27,500 -15.38%
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £32,500 -
Haywards Heath - 10 £27,500 -
Bedfordshire +12 9 £32,500 +1.56%
Northampton +6 9 £32,500 +32.65%
Northamptonshire 0 9 £32,500 +32.65%
Staffordshire +13 8 £25,000 -13.79% 1
Nottinghamshire -10 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Leatherhead - 8 £40,000 - 1

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 367 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (48.98%) QA
3 295 (40.14%) Software Testing
4 281 (38.23%) SQL
5 232 (31.56%) Manual Testing
6 217 (29.52%) ISEB
7 212 (28.84%) Test Scripting
8 204 (27.76%) Selenium
9 199 (27.07%) Automated Testing
10 168 (22.86%) C#
11 145 (19.73%) ISTQB
12 144 (19.59%) Degree
13 141 (19.18%) Microsoft
13 141 (19.18%) Test Automation
14 137 (18.64%) Java
15 129 (17.55%) Automation Testing
16 124 (16.87%) Windows
17 120 (16.33%) SQL Server
18 114 (15.51%) Scrum
19 113 (15.37%) .NET
20 104 (14.15%) HTML
21 103 (14.01%) SDLC
22 94 (12.79%) Finance
23 91 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 86 (11.70%) JavaScript
25 81 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
26 78 (10.61%) Regression Testing
27 73 (9.93%) Computer Science
28 72 (9.80%) BDD
29 68 (9.25%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (1.90%) IIS
2 6 (0.82%) Node.js
3 4 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.41%) CMS
5 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 57 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.54%) Summit
3 2 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.50%) SaaS
3 9 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.09%) HTTP
2 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.41%) VPN
3 3 (0.41%) Wireless
3 3 (0.41%) Network Security
4 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.27%) Firewall
4 2 (0.27%) SSH
4 2 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
5 1 (0.14%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.77%) MySQL
5 10 (1.36%) Big Data
6 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.54%) JasperReports
8 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.27%) MS Access
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 204 (27.76%) Selenium
2 63 (8.57%) JIRA
3 57 (7.76%) WebDriver
4 44 (5.99%) HP UFT
5 42 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (5.03%) Cucumber
7 30 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.13%) SpecFlow
9 21 (2.86%) Subversion
10 20 (2.72%) JUnit
11 18 (2.45%) JMeter
11 18 (2.45%) Git (software)
12 15 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
13 14 (1.90%) Jenkins
14 12 (1.63%) FitNesse
15 11 (1.50%) Bugzilla
15 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (1.36%) Eclipse
17 9 (1.22%) SoapUI
18 8 (1.09%) NUnit
General
1 94 (12.79%) Finance
2 39 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.90%) Banking
4 31 (4.22%) Retail
5 21 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.77%) Law
7 12 (1.63%) Games
8 11 (1.50%) Marketing
9 7 (0.95%) Automotive
9 7 (0.95%) Legal
10 6 (0.82%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.68%) Electronics
12 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.41%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.37%) .NET
2 104 (14.15%) HTML
3 68 (9.25%) XML
4 57 (7.76%) CSS
5 48 (6.53%) ASP.NET
6 37 (5.03%) Web Services
7 17 (2.31%) jQuery
7 17 (2.31%) HTML5
8 10 (1.36%) REST
8 10 (1.36%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.09%) WPF
10 5 (0.68%) WCF
10 5 (0.68%) Gherkin
10 5 (0.68%) LAMP
10 5 (0.68%) WinForms
11 3 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.41%) Silverlight
11 3 (0.41%) Java EE
12 2 (0.27%) RESTful
12 2 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (9.93%) Computer Science
3 28 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.45%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.31%) Mathematics
6 16 (2.18%) User Experience
7 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.63%) Replication
9 10 (1.36%) DTV
10 9 (1.22%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.82%) AS400
12 6 (0.82%) Physics
12 6 (0.82%) iSeries
13 5 (0.68%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.54%) Telematics
14 4 (0.54%) Social Network
15 3 (0.41%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.41%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 124 (16.87%) Windows
2 40 (5.44%) Linux
3 36 (4.90%) Apple iOS
4 35 (4.76%) Android
5 29 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (3.40%) UNIX
8 22 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.77%) Windows XP
11 12 (1.63%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.95%) Solaris
13 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (40.14%) Software Testing
3 232 (31.56%) Manual Testing
4 212 (28.84%) Test Scripting
5 199 (27.07%) Automated Testing
6 141 (19.18%) Test Automation
7 129 (17.55%) Automation Testing
8 114 (15.51%) Scrum
9 103 (14.01%) SDLC
10 78 (10.61%) Regression Testing
11 72 (9.80%) BDD
12 62 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (7.35%) E-Commerce
14 53 (7.21%) TDD
15 44 (5.99%) Software Engineering
16 41 (5.58%) Performance Testing
16 41 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (5.03%) Test Management
18 36 (4.90%) Test Strategy
19 31 (4.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 281 (38.23%) SQL
2 168 (22.86%) C#
3 137 (18.64%) Java
4 86 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 37 (5.03%) C++
6 33 (4.49%) PHP
7 27 (3.67%) Python
8 26 (3.54%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.50%) Ruby
10 11 (1.50%) Perl
10 11 (1.50%) VB
11 7 (0.95%) C
12 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.41%) Groovy
13 3 (0.41%) VB6
14 2 (0.27%) VBA
14 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.27%) Fortran
15 1 (0.14%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 217 (29.52%) ISEB
2 145 (19.73%) ISTQB
3 144 (19.59%) Degree
4 91 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (48.98%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.41%) Firmware
2 3 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) XenApp
3 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.54%) Puppet
3 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 141 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.35%) Oracle
3 12 (1.63%) HP
4 11 (1.50%) VMware
5 7 (0.95%) Capita
6 4 (0.54%) Sage
7 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.27%) Telerik
7 2 (0.27%) Borland
8 1 (0.14%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.14%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.14%) Google
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.14%) McAfee
8 1 (0.14%) SAP
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco
8 1 (0.14%) EMC
8 1 (0.14%) Citrix
8 1 (0.14%) NetApp
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 48,000 plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary Circa £35,000 Possibly More for the right Applicant
Posted: 19 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £0000 per annum + Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.0 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago