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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 559 578 630
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 372 351 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 356 319 212
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £44,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +20 351 £32,500 - 73
South East -14 74 £32,500 -4.41% 9
London +11 64 £42,500 -3.40% 6
North West +11 54 £32,000 +6.66% 34
West Midlands +25 48 £27,500 -17.91% 7
East of England -1 35 £35,000 +4.47% 1
South West -24 32 £26,750 -10.83% 5
Yorkshire +34 28 £30,000 +25.00% 3
Manchester +13 28 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Surrey -21 23 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -16 21 £32,500 +6.55% 5
Cambridgeshire +18 19 £40,000 +18.51%
Staffordshire +11 15 £27,500 -20.28% 1
Hampshire +17 14 £32,500 - 3
Cheshire -3 14 £33,500 +11.66% 2
Cambridge +9 12 £42,500 +25.92%
Wales +4 11 £25,000 -31.50%
Merseyside +20 10 £28,000 -3.44% 8
West Yorkshire +13 10 £30,000 +25.00%
Somerset +4 10 £29,750 -0.83%
Northamptonshire +3 10 £32,500 +17.11% 1
West Sussex -1 10 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £32,500 - 1
Solihull +12 9 £31,000 -7.46% 4
Northampton +5 9 £32,500 +17.11%
South Wales +3 9 £25,000 -28.57%
Warwickshire - 9 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire - 9 £40,000 - 2
Haywards Heath - 9 £27,500 - 1
York - 9 £40,000 - 2

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 340 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
1 340 (48.30%) QA
2 290 (41.19%) Software Testing
3 275 (39.06%) SQL
4 219 (31.11%) ISEB
5 210 (29.83%) Automated Testing
6 209 (29.69%) Test Scripting
7 205 (29.12%) Manual Testing
8 189 (26.85%) Selenium
9 174 (24.72%) C#
10 151 (21.45%) Microsoft
11 137 (19.46%) Degree
11 137 (19.46%) ISTQB
12 134 (19.03%) Automation Testing
13 129 (18.32%) Test Automation
14 122 (17.33%) Java
15 121 (17.19%) SQL Server
16 120 (17.05%) .NET
17 116 (16.48%) Windows
18 113 (16.05%) Scrum
19 102 (14.49%) SDLC
20 93 (13.21%) Finance
21 92 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 90 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
23 88 (12.50%) BDD
24 85 (12.07%) HTML
25 81 (11.51%) JavaScript
26 79 (11.22%) MS Excel
27 71 (10.09%) Regression Testing
28 66 (9.38%) Computer Science

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (2.27%) IIS
2 6 (0.85%) Node.js
3 5 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 79 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.28%) MultiFonds
2 5 (0.71%) Summit
3 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.14%) SaaS
4 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.28%) HTTP
2 4 (0.57%) VPN
2 4 (0.57%) Wireless
3 3 (0.43%) Network Security
4 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.28%) Firewall
4 2 (0.28%) Internet
4 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.28%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) DVB
5 1 (0.14%) SSL
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
5 1 (0.14%) SSH
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.85%) MySQL
5 10 (1.42%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.57%) JasperReports
8 3 (0.43%) Big Data
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.28%) MS Access
9 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 189 (26.85%) Selenium
2 62 (8.81%) JIRA
3 53 (7.53%) WebDriver
4 45 (6.39%) Cucumber
5 42 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (4.97%) HP UFT
7 26 (3.69%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.41%) JUnit
8 24 (3.41%) Subversion
9 23 (3.27%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.56%) Git (software)
11 16 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
12 15 (2.13%) Jenkins
13 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (1.99%) JMeter
14 11 (1.56%) SoapUI
15 10 (1.42%) FitNesse
16 9 (1.28%) NUnit
16 9 (1.28%) Eclipse
16 9 (1.28%) Behat
General
1 93 (13.21%) Finance
2 41 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.83%) Banking
4 28 (3.98%) Retail
5 21 (2.98%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.85%) Law
7 12 (1.70%) Marketing
8 10 (1.42%) Games
9 7 (0.99%) Automotive
10 6 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.71%) Legal
11 5 (0.71%) Electronics
12 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.28%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Back Office
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (17.05%) .NET
2 85 (12.07%) HTML
3 58 (8.24%) XML
4 53 (7.53%) ASP.NET
5 52 (7.39%) Web Services
6 48 (6.82%) CSS
7 15 (2.13%) jQuery
7 15 (2.13%) HTML5
8 11 (1.56%) REST
9 8 (1.14%) Gherkin
10 7 (0.99%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.71%) Java EE
11 5 (0.71%) SOAP
11 5 (0.71%) LAMP
12 3 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.28%) RESTful
14 1 (0.14%) JSON
14 1 (0.14%) Dojo
14 1 (0.14%) WPF
14 1 (0.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 17 (2.41%) Mathematics
5 13 (1.85%) User Experience
6 10 (1.42%) DTV
7 9 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.14%) Replication
9 6 (0.85%) AS400
9 6 (0.85%) iSeries
10 5 (0.71%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.71%) Physics
11 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.57%) Telematics
11 4 (0.57%) Social Network
12 3 (0.43%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.43%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 116 (16.48%) Windows
2 37 (5.26%) Linux
3 30 (4.26%) Android
4 28 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (3.55%) UNIX
7 20 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.56%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.42%) Windows Vista
10 10 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.99%) Solaris
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (41.19%) Software Testing
3 210 (29.83%) Automated Testing
4 209 (29.69%) Test Scripting
5 205 (29.12%) Manual Testing
6 134 (19.03%) Automation Testing
7 129 (18.32%) Test Automation
8 113 (16.05%) Scrum
9 102 (14.49%) SDLC
10 88 (12.50%) BDD
11 71 (10.09%) Regression Testing
12 63 (8.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 57 (8.10%) TDD
14 50 (7.10%) E-Commerce
15 46 (6.53%) Software Engineering
16 42 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (5.82%) Test Management
18 33 (4.69%) System Testing
19 32 (4.55%) Test Strategy
20 27 (3.84%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (39.06%) SQL
2 174 (24.72%) C#
3 122 (17.33%) Java
4 81 (11.51%) JavaScript
5 35 (4.97%) C++
5 35 (4.97%) PHP
6 26 (3.69%) T-SQL
6 26 (3.69%) Python
7 14 (1.99%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.56%) Perl
9 10 (1.42%) Ruby
10 8 (1.14%) VB
11 6 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.43%) Groovy
13 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.28%) VB6
13 2 (0.28%) VBA
13 2 (0.28%) Fortran
14 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 219 (31.11%) ISEB
2 137 (19.46%) ISTQB
2 137 (19.46%) Degree
3 92 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.14%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (48.30%) QA
2 5 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.43%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.57%) Puppet
3 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 151 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.26%) Oracle
3 11 (1.56%) HP
4 7 (0.99%) VMware
4 7 (0.99%) Capita
5 4 (0.57%) Sage
6 2 (0.28%) Borland
7 1 (0.14%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.14%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.14%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.14%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee
7 1 (0.14%) BT
7 1 (0.14%) EMC
7 1 (0.14%) Citrix
7 1 (0.14%) NetApp
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year
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Candidate Source
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum DOE + Generous benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £20-23k (DOE)
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South West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Clayton Group
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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