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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 647 590 574
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 311 371 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 280 340 331
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 -41 292 £32,500 -4.41% 75
North West +11 58 £31,500 +6.77% 19
South East -37 57 £32,500 -7.14% 16
London -8 43 £31,250 -26.47% 5
Yorkshire +13 37 £31,500 -3.07% 16
East of England -12 33 £30,000 -14.28% 2
West Midlands -23 33 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Manchester +22 32 £35,000 +6.87% 9
Cheshire +21 19 £30,000 +9.09% 8
Birmingham +2 16 £40,000 +95.12% 1
West Yorkshire -4 15 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Midlands -3 14 £31,250 - 5
Oxfordshire - 14 £23,750 - 2
Suffolk -2 13 £21,500 -14.00%
South West -15 13 £37,500 +19.04% 8
Hertfordshire -7 12 £35,000 -36.36%
North Yorkshire +25 11 £31,500 -1.56% 4
Scotland +2 11 £32,500 +14.03% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £33,000 +1.53% 3
Ipswich -5 11 £21,500 -14.00%
Leeds -7 11 £35,000 - 5
Surrey -21 11 £35,000 -17.64% 3
York +18 10 £32,000 +1.58% 2
Wilmslow - 10 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire +2 9 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Staffordshire -5 9 £32,500 +3.17%
Sheffield +13 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
South Yorkshire +9 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Stockport +6 8 £31,500 +5.00% 1
City of London +59 7 £26,000 -50.47% 1

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 352 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (47.97%) QA
3 326 (45.59%) Software Testing
4 232 (32.45%) Automated Testing
5 222 (31.05%) SQL
6 221 (30.91%) Selenium
7 215 (30.07%) Test Scripting
8 206 (28.81%) ISEB
9 200 (27.97%) Manual Testing
10 147 (20.56%) C#
11 141 (19.72%) Degree
12 139 (19.44%) ISTQB
13 138 (19.30%) Windows
13 138 (19.30%) Test Automation
14 136 (19.02%) Scrum
15 135 (18.88%) Microsoft
16 134 (18.74%) Automation Testing
17 128 (17.90%) SQL Server
18 118 (16.50%) SDLC
18 118 (16.50%) .NET
19 116 (16.22%) Finance
20 113 (15.80%) BDD
21 107 (14.97%) Java
22 105 (14.69%) Functional Testing
23 103 (14.41%) Team Foundation Server
24 102 (14.27%) JIRA
25 101 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
26 99 (13.85%) Web Services
27 95 (13.29%) User Acceptance Testing
28 93 (13.01%) Cucumber

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (2.94%) IIS
2 9 (1.26%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.98%) Jetty
5 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 88 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) MultiFonds
1 9 (1.26%) Sonata
2 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.12%) SaaS
2 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.82%) Internet
2 11 (1.54%) HTTP
3 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.28%) LAN
4 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.28%) WAN
4 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.14%) DHCP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) IMAP
5 1 (0.14%) NAS
5 1 (0.14%) SAN
5 1 (0.14%) Skype
5 1 (0.14%) SMTP
5 1 (0.14%) SSL
5 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.52%) MySQL
4 17 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.70%) Big Data
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) GIS
10 2 (0.28%) Redis
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 221 (30.91%) Selenium
2 103 (14.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 102 (14.27%) JIRA
4 93 (13.01%) Cucumber
5 52 (7.27%) WebDriver
6 51 (7.13%) SoapUI
7 45 (6.29%) Visual Studio
8 44 (6.15%) HP UFT
9 36 (5.03%) SpecFlow
10 24 (3.36%) FitNesse
11 23 (3.22%) JUnit
12 21 (2.94%) Jenkins
13 19 (2.66%) JMeter
14 16 (2.24%) Selenium IDE
14 16 (2.24%) Subversion
15 14 (1.96%) LoadRunner
16 11 (1.54%) Bugzilla
16 11 (1.54%) Calabash
16 11 (1.54%) Ranorex
17 10 (1.40%) Git (software)
General
1 116 (16.22%) Finance
2 20 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.52%) Retail
4 17 (2.38%) Banking
5 15 (2.10%) Marketing
6 11 (1.54%) Electronics
7 8 (1.12%) Games
8 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.56%) iGaming
9 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.42%) Advertising
10 3 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (16.50%) .NET
2 99 (13.85%) Web Services
3 54 (7.55%) HTML
4 46 (6.43%) XML
5 31 (4.34%) SOAP
6 30 (4.20%) CSS
7 28 (3.92%) Gherkin
8 24 (3.36%) ASP.NET
9 22 (3.08%) REST
10 8 (1.12%) Behat
11 4 (0.56%) Ajax
11 4 (0.56%) jQuery
12 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.42%) J2EE
12 3 (0.42%) Java EE
12 3 (0.42%) Middleware
12 3 (0.42%) Razor View Engine
13 2 (0.28%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.28%) DHTML
13 2 (0.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 34 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 10 (1.40%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 7 (0.98%) User Experience
8 5 (0.70%) iSeries
8 5 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.56%) Chemistry
9 4 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.42%) iPad
10 3 (0.42%) iPhone
10 3 (0.42%) Physics
11 2 (0.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.28%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 138 (19.30%) Windows
2 38 (5.31%) Android
3 35 (4.90%) Apple iOS
4 28 (3.92%) Linux
5 25 (3.50%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.82%) Unix
8 7 (0.98%) Solaris
8 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.98%) Windows Vista
8 7 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.70%) AIX
10 5 (0.70%) CentOS
10 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (45.59%) Software Testing
3 232 (32.45%) Automated Testing
4 215 (30.07%) Test Scripting
5 200 (27.97%) Manual Testing
6 138 (19.30%) Test Automation
7 136 (19.02%) Scrum
8 134 (18.74%) Automation Testing
9 118 (16.50%) SDLC
10 113 (15.80%) BDD
11 105 (14.69%) Functional Testing
12 95 (13.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 93 (13.01%) TDD
14 76 (10.63%) Regression Testing
15 72 (10.07%) Performance Testing
16 58 (8.11%) Test Management
17 54 (7.55%) Defect Tracking
18 53 (7.41%) Software Engineering
19 48 (6.71%) E-Commerce
20 46 (6.43%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 222 (31.05%) SQL
2 147 (20.56%) C#
3 107 (14.97%) Java
4 45 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.59%) Python
6 27 (3.78%) C++
7 24 (3.36%) Ruby
8 22 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 21 (2.94%) Perl
10 19 (2.66%) PHP
11 8 (1.12%) C
11 8 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.56%) VB
12 4 (0.56%) VBScript
13 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.42%) COBOL
13 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.42%) VB6
14 1 (0.14%) Groovy
14 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 206 (28.81%) ISEB
2 141 (19.72%) Degree
3 139 (19.44%) ISTQB
4 61 (8.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (3.22%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.66%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (47.97%) QA
2 5 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (3.36%) Hyper-V
2 14 (1.96%) Firmware
2 14 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.54%) XenApp
3 11 (1.54%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.42%) XenServer
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 135 (18.88%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.62%) Oracle
3 14 (1.96%) VMware
4 12 (1.68%) Citrix
5 10 (1.40%) HP
6 7 (0.98%) Cegedim Rx
7 6 (0.84%) IBM
7 6 (0.84%) MKS
7 6 (0.84%) SAP
7 6 (0.84%) Telerik
8 5 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.56%) Twitter
10 2 (0.28%) Apple
10 2 (0.28%) BT
10 2 (0.28%) Facebook
10 2 (0.28%) Google
10 2 (0.28%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.14%) McAfee
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