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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 567 557 597
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 361 367 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 333 299 288
Average salary £32,500 £30,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 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
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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 -4 347 £32,500 +7.43% 54
South East -21 80 £32,500 - 6
London +34 62 £35,000 - 6
North West +16 50 £32,500 +14.03% 15
East of England -20 43 £35,000 +14.75% 12
West Midlands +1 34 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Yorkshire -37 30 £30,000 - 4
Berkshire +10 29 £26,500 -24.28% 3
East Midlands +7 23 £30,000 +9.09% 4
South West +1 21 £30,750 -9.55% 5
Cheshire +6 20 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Manchester -13 20 £34,000 +41.66% 6
Surrey -16 20 £36,000 +10.76%
Hampshire -12 19 £34,500 +25.45% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 17 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Nottingham +11 16 £28,250 -19.28% 1
Hertfordshire -11 16 £28,000 -30.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 15 £42,500 +30.76% 8
Reading +3 14 £19,000 -41.53% 3
Cambridge -1 13 £42,500 +30.76% 3
West Yorkshire -28 13 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Lancashire +9 10 £30,000 - 2
Staffordshire - 10 £31,500 - 1
Warwickshire -3 9 £35,000 +16.66%
Newbury - 9 £26,500 -
South Yorkshire -14 8 £21,500 -21.81%
Warwick - 8 £40,000 -
Suffolk +8 7 £25,500 -10.52% 1
Macclesfield +6 7 £40,000 +40.35%
Scotland -3 7 £26,750 -10.83% 2

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (41.84%) QA
3 273 (39.80%) Software Testing
4 241 (35.13%) Selenium
5 238 (34.69%) SQL
6 234 (34.11%) ISEB
7 229 (33.38%) Manual Testing
8 213 (31.05%) Automated Testing
9 186 (27.11%) Degree
10 163 (23.76%) Test Scripting
11 159 (23.18%) Windows
12 131 (19.10%) ISTQB
13 121 (17.64%) Microsoft
14 118 (17.20%) Test Automation
15 115 (16.76%) QuickTest Pro
16 109 (15.89%) .NET
17 92 (13.41%) C#
18 88 (12.83%) Scrum
18 88 (12.83%) Finance
19 84 (12.24%) Java
19 84 (12.24%) JIRA
20 77 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 76 (11.08%) Linux
22 74 (10.79%) Automation Testing
23 67 (9.77%) Oracle
24 65 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
25 64 (9.33%) Regression Testing
26 63 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
27 62 (9.04%) SQL Server
28 58 (8.45%) JavaScript

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (1.31%) WorkSite
2 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.44%) SAS
4 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.29%) Confluence
5 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.15%) CMS
5 1 (0.15%) Drupal
5 1 (0.15%) WordPress
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 37 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.50%) MS Office
3 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.15%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.15%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.33%) SaaS
2 6 (0.87%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.81%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.77%) VoIP
3 14 (2.04%) WAN
3 14 (2.04%) Wireshark
4 13 (1.90%) RTP
4 13 (1.90%) H.323
4 13 (1.90%) VLAN
4 13 (1.90%) DHCP
5 4 (0.58%) LTE
5 4 (0.58%) 4G
5 4 (0.58%) MVNO
6 3 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.44%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.44%) Internet
6 3 (0.44%) FTP
7 1 (0.15%) SNMP
7 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.15%) ATM
7 1 (0.15%) LAN
7 1 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.71%) MySQL
3 17 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.31%) BusinessObjects XI
6 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.17%) DB2
7 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.44%) MS Access
9 3 (0.44%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.29%) Big Data
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 241 (35.13%) Selenium
2 115 (16.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 84 (12.24%) JIRA
4 51 (7.43%) WebDriver
5 39 (5.69%) Cucumber
6 38 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (5.39%) JMeter
8 29 (4.23%) Visual Studio
9 26 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (2.77%) TestComplete
11 18 (2.62%) FitNesse
12 17 (2.48%) SoapUI
13 16 (2.33%) InstallShield
14 15 (2.19%) Jenkins
15 14 (2.04%) Ant
16 13 (1.90%) FogBugz
17 12 (1.75%) Subversion
18 11 (1.60%) JUnit
19 10 (1.46%) NUnit
19 10 (1.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (12.83%) Finance
2 34 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 20 (2.92%) Banking
5 18 (2.62%) Retail
6 13 (1.90%) Law
7 11 (1.60%) Games
8 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.87%) Electronics
10 5 (0.73%) Legal
10 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 5 (0.73%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (15.89%) .NET
2 52 (7.58%) Web Services
3 51 (7.43%) XML
4 48 (7.00%) HTML
5 33 (4.81%) CSS
6 30 (4.37%) ASP.NET
7 25 (3.64%) J2EE
8 17 (2.48%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.04%) jQuery
10 8 (1.17%) Flash
11 6 (0.87%) SOAP
11 6 (0.87%) Adobe AIR
11 6 (0.87%) REST
11 6 (0.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (0.44%) HTML5
13 2 (0.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.29%) XHTML
13 2 (0.29%) Middleware
13 2 (0.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (7.43%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.54%) Life Science
4 32 (4.66%) Mathematics
5 28 (4.08%) Open Source
6 24 (3.50%) Chemistry
6 24 (3.50%) Biology
6 24 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.06%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.92%) Visualisation
9 14 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.90%) User Experience
11 12 (1.75%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.60%) Biotechnology
13 6 (0.87%) Physics
13 6 (0.87%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.87%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.87%) LIMS
13 6 (0.87%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 159 (23.18%) Windows
2 76 (11.08%) Linux
3 43 (6.27%) UNIX
4 39 (5.69%) Solaris
5 28 (4.08%) Android
5 28 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 24 (3.50%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (39.80%) Software Testing
3 229 (33.38%) Manual Testing
4 213 (31.05%) Automated Testing
5 163 (23.76%) Test Scripting
6 118 (17.20%) Test Automation
7 88 (12.83%) Scrum
8 74 (10.79%) Automation Testing
9 64 (9.33%) Regression Testing
10 47 (6.85%) Test Management
11 46 (6.71%) Test Strategy
12 43 (6.27%) Software Engineering
12 43 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (6.27%) Performance Testing
13 39 (5.69%) E-Commerce
14 35 (5.10%) Waterfall
15 34 (4.96%) System Testing
16 28 (4.08%) Time Management
17 27 (3.94%) Web Testing
18 25 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 238 (34.69%) SQL
2 92 (13.41%) C#
3 84 (12.24%) Java
4 58 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 35 (5.10%) Python
6 34 (4.96%) PL/SQL
7 20 (2.92%) Perl
8 19 (2.77%) PHP
8 19 (2.77%) VBScript
9 18 (2.62%) C++
10 15 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.75%) VB
11 12 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.02%) Groovy
14 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.87%) C
15 5 (0.73%) Ruby
16 3 (0.44%) Korn
17 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 234 (34.11%) ISEB
2 186 (27.11%) Degree
3 131 (19.10%) ISTQB
4 77 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.33%) MCSE
8 15 (2.19%) PhD
9 13 (1.90%) CCNA
9 13 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.90%) MCITP
10 7 (1.02%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (41.84%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) GLP
3 8 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.58%) GAMP
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.44%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 121 (17.64%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.77%) Oracle
3 39 (5.69%) HP
4 25 (3.64%) VMware
5 13 (1.90%) Avaya
5 13 (1.90%) Cisco
6 9 (1.31%) Interwoven
7 6 (0.87%) Adobe
8 5 (0.73%) Appcelerator
9 4 (0.58%) Telerik
9 4 (0.58%) Google
10 3 (0.44%) Citrix
11 2 (0.29%) SAP
12 1 (0.15%) Symbian
12 1 (0.15%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.15%) ION Trading
12 1 (0.15%) CA
12 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.15%) BT
12 1 (0.15%) TOWER Software
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