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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 541 583 606
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 393 371 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 359 309 285
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +38 382 £31,250 -3.84% 44
London +35 69 £37,500 -6.25% 6
South East +2 68 £37,500 +15.38% 6
East of England +28 60 £31,000 -4.61% 6
North West +6 52 £28,500 -5.00% 12
West Midlands +5 45 £31,500 +5.00% 4
Manchester +24 38 £30,000 -4.76% 8
Yorkshire +10 37 £30,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire +21 33 £33,500 -4.28% 4
South West -23 27 £25,000 -17.35% 4
Surrey +21 24 £42,500 +10.38% 1
West Yorkshire -2 24 £33,500 -1.47% 1
Cambridge +13 23 £40,750 +19.85% 2
Leeds +9 22 £33,500 -1.47% 1
Warwickshire - 20 £31,500 -
Hampshire -7 18 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Warwick - 17 £31,500 -
Somerset +22 16 £25,000 -31.03%
Stockport +8 12 £30,000 - 4
East Midlands +7 12 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Berkshire -4 12 £42,500 +14.86% 1
City of London +31 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Reading +13 11 £40,000 -
North East +6 10 £26,500 +23.25% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 10 £26,500 +23.25% 1
Tyne and Wear +2 10 £26,500 +23.25% 1
Cheshire -9 10 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire -4 9 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Clevedon - 9 £25,000 -
Essex +6 8 £40,000 -

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 369 (49.86%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (45.27%) QA
3 295 (39.86%) Software Testing
4 252 (34.05%) SQL
5 235 (31.76%) Selenium
6 217 (29.32%) Manual Testing
7 216 (29.19%) ISEB
8 209 (28.24%) Test Scripting
9 202 (27.30%) Automated Testing
10 151 (20.41%) ISTQB
11 147 (19.86%) Degree
12 144 (19.46%) Test Automation
13 140 (18.92%) Windows
14 120 (16.22%) Java
15 115 (15.54%) .NET
16 114 (15.41%) C#
17 113 (15.27%) Scrum
18 108 (14.59%) HTML
19 101 (13.65%) Automation Testing
20 95 (12.84%) Finance
21 90 (12.16%) Microsoft
22 86 (11.62%) Regression Testing
23 85 (11.49%) JavaScript
24 84 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
25 77 (10.41%) QuickTest Pro
26 76 (10.27%) JIRA
27 74 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 71 (9.59%) XML
29 69 (9.32%) SQL Server
30 66 (8.92%) WebDriver

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.54%) IIS
3 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.27%) Node.js
4 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (3.38%) MS Office
2 24 (3.24%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.62%) SaaS
2 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.95%) VoIP
3 6 (0.81%) HTTP
4 5 (0.68%) ATM
5 4 (0.54%) Internet
6 3 (0.41%) RTP
6 3 (0.41%) H.323
6 3 (0.41%) WAN
6 3 (0.41%) DHCP
6 3 (0.41%) VLAN
6 3 (0.41%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.27%) SSH
7 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.14%) 4G
8 1 (0.14%) MVNO
8 1 (0.14%) LTE
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) Firewall
8 1 (0.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.89%) Big Data
3 12 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.22%) MySQL
5 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.54%) VLDB
7 3 (0.41%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.41%) JasperReports
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.27%) DB2
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 235 (31.76%) Selenium
2 77 (10.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 76 (10.27%) JIRA
4 66 (8.92%) WebDriver
5 62 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (6.22%) Cucumber
7 28 (3.78%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.11%) SpecFlow
9 22 (2.97%) JMeter
10 19 (2.57%) FitNesse
11 17 (2.30%) NUnit
11 17 (2.30%) Eclipse
11 17 (2.30%) WatiN
12 15 (2.03%) Bugzilla
13 14 (1.89%) InstallShield
13 14 (1.89%) SoapUI
14 13 (1.76%) Jenkins
14 13 (1.76%) MSTest
15 12 (1.62%) Git (software)
15 12 (1.62%) JUnit
General
1 95 (12.84%) Finance
2 29 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.65%) Banking
4 20 (2.70%) Retail
5 12 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.35%) Law
6 10 (1.35%) Legal
7 9 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.08%) Games
9 7 (0.95%) Marketing
10 5 (0.68%) Billing
11 3 (0.41%) Advertising
11 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (15.54%) .NET
2 108 (14.59%) HTML
3 71 (9.59%) XML
4 63 (8.51%) CSS
5 34 (4.59%) Web Services
6 30 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.11%) jQuery
8 17 (2.30%) HTML5
9 16 (2.16%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.76%) WPF
10 13 (1.76%) WinForms
11 10 (1.35%) WCF
12 5 (0.68%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.41%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.41%) CSS3
13 3 (0.41%) SOAP
13 3 (0.41%) Middleware
14 2 (0.27%) J2EE
14 2 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.38%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.43%) Open Source
5 17 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.35%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.08%) User Experience
8 8 (1.08%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.08%) Replication
9 7 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.68%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.68%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.68%) Physics
12 4 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.54%) Statistics
13 3 (0.41%) Social Network
14 2 (0.27%) Chemistry
14 2 (0.27%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 140 (18.92%) Windows
2 62 (8.38%) Linux
3 55 (7.43%) Android
4 54 (7.30%) Apple iOS
5 35 (4.73%) UNIX
6 16 (2.16%) Solaris
7 12 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.95%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.54%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (49.86%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (39.86%) Software Testing
3 217 (29.32%) Manual Testing
4 209 (28.24%) Test Scripting
5 202 (27.30%) Automated Testing
6 144 (19.46%) Test Automation
7 113 (15.27%) Scrum
8 101 (13.65%) Automation Testing
9 86 (11.62%) Regression Testing
10 60 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 60 (8.11%) Test Strategy
11 59 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 59 (7.97%) Performance Testing
12 46 (6.22%) BDD
13 43 (5.81%) TDD
14 42 (5.68%) Waterfall
15 41 (5.54%) Software Engineering
16 37 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (4.59%) System Testing
17 34 (4.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 252 (34.05%) SQL
2 120 (16.22%) Java
3 114 (15.41%) C#
4 85 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.27%) C++
5 39 (5.27%) Python
6 26 (3.51%) PHP
7 19 (2.57%) Perl
8 16 (2.16%) VB
9 13 (1.76%) C
10 12 (1.62%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.62%) Ruby
11 11 (1.49%) Groovy
12 8 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.68%) VB6
14 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.41%) VBScript
15 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 216 (29.19%) ISEB
2 151 (20.41%) ISTQB
3 147 (19.86%) Degree
4 74 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.76%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.41%) MCITP
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.41%) MCSE
9 3 (0.41%) CCNA
10 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (45.27%) QA
2 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.19%) Oracle
3 18 (2.43%) HP
4 17 (2.30%) VMware
5 10 (1.35%) Google
6 4 (0.54%) Symbian
7 3 (0.41%) Cisco
7 3 (0.41%) Citrix
7 3 (0.41%) Avaya
7 3 (0.41%) Telerik
7 3 (0.41%) Capita
7 3 (0.41%) Sage
7 3 (0.41%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.27%) CA
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.27%) SAP
9 1 (0.14%) Intel
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The One Group
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + .
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago