The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 572 596 598
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 363 292 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 331 255 282
Average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 339 £32,500 +1.56% 40
South East -6 98 £34,000 +13.33% 9
London -15 57 £44,000 +15.78% 6
North West +30 48 £31,500 +40.00% 8
South West +1 45 £30,000 -10.44% 6
Surrey +15 40 £34,500 +25.45%
East of England -1 35 £32,500 +18.18% 7
East Midlands -21 27 £26,000 -16.12% 1
Manchester +23 26 £31,500 +46.51% 5
Bristol +14 26 £32,000 -5.88% 4
West Midlands -16 17 £33,500 -16.25% 3
City of London +1 16 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Nottinghamshire 0 16 £27,500 +15.78%
Nottingham -1 14 £30,000 +20.00%
Scotland -2 14 £30,000 +3.44% 1
Cambridge +7 13 £33,500 +4.68% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £33,500 +3.07% 1
Berkshire +4 13 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Cheshire -9 13 £32,500 -7.80% 2
Kent -17 13 £35,000 +7.69%
Tunbridge Wells +17 11 £35,000 +16.66%
Birmingham +15 10 £33,500 +28.84% 3
Hertfordshire -8 10 £38,250 +39.09% 4
Somerset -18 10 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Milton Keynes -4 9 £32,500 +6.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 9 £32,500 +6.55% 2
Bath -14 9 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Hampshire -7 8 £38,500 +40.00% 2
Brighton -19 8 £39,000 +41.81%
East Sussex -22 8 £39,000 +41.81%

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 311 (41.86%) Software Testing
2 296 (39.84%) QA
3 253 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (34.05%) ISEB
4 240 (32.30%) SQL
5 214 (28.80%) Automated Testing
6 200 (26.92%) Degree
7 183 (24.63%) .NET
8 176 (23.69%) Manual Testing
9 173 (23.28%) Test Scripting
10 172 (23.15%) Selenium
11 163 (21.94%) Windows
12 142 (19.11%) C#
13 135 (18.17%) SQL Server
14 128 (17.23%) Microsoft
15 116 (15.61%) ISTQB
16 114 (15.34%) Finance
17 113 (15.21%) Java
18 102 (13.73%) Test Automation
19 101 (13.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 96 (12.92%) QuickTest Pro
21 94 (12.65%) Scrum
22 92 (12.38%) Computer Science
23 78 (10.50%) Regression Testing
24 76 (10.23%) JavaScript
25 70 (9.42%) Oracle
26 66 (8.88%) ASP.NET
27 65 (8.75%) HTML
27 65 (8.75%) MS Excel
28 64 (8.61%) System Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.21%) WorkSite
3 4 (0.54%) Apache
3 4 (0.54%) IIS
3 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.40%) Confluence
4 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 65 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.25%) MS Office
3 5 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.21%) Basecamp
3 7 (0.94%) SaaS
4 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.63%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.83%) Internet
3 5 (0.67%) HTTP
4 4 (0.54%) IMAP
4 4 (0.54%) Wireless
5 3 (0.40%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.27%) SAN
6 2 (0.27%) SMTP
6 2 (0.27%) SNMP
6 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.27%) NAS
7 1 (0.13%) AMQP
7 1 (0.13%) LTE
7 1 (0.13%) 4G
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.59%) MySQL
3 26 (3.50%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.67%) DB2
8 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.40%) OLTP
9 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Big Data
10 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 172 (23.15%) Selenium
2 96 (12.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 63 (8.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (7.00%) Visual Studio
5 49 (6.59%) JIRA
6 45 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 41 (5.52%) JMeter
8 30 (4.04%) LoadRunner
9 23 (3.10%) Selenium IDE
10 18 (2.42%) SoapUI
11 17 (2.29%) Cucumber
12 16 (2.15%) Jenkins
13 14 (1.88%) Subversion
13 14 (1.88%) Bugzilla
14 12 (1.62%) NUnit
15 11 (1.48%) JUnit
16 9 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (1.08%) MSTest
17 8 (1.08%) TestComplete
18 7 (0.94%) FitNesse
General
1 114 (15.34%) Finance
2 23 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.69%) Retail
4 17 (2.29%) Banking
4 17 (2.29%) Games
4 17 (2.29%) Electronics
5 11 (1.48%) Law
5 11 (1.48%) Back Office
6 10 (1.35%) Marketing
7 9 (1.21%) Legal
7 9 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.81%) Advertising
9 4 (0.54%) Automotive
9 4 (0.54%) Publishing
10 3 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (24.63%) .NET
2 66 (8.88%) ASP.NET
3 65 (8.75%) HTML
4 41 (5.52%) XML
5 36 (4.85%) Web Services
6 25 (3.36%) CSS
7 17 (2.29%) SOAP
8 13 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.62%) Flash
9 12 (1.62%) J2EE
10 10 (1.35%) LAMP
11 9 (1.21%) Adobe AIR
12 7 (0.94%) jQuery
12 7 (0.94%) REST
12 7 (0.94%) WinForms
12 7 (0.94%) XSD
13 6 (0.81%) WSDL
13 6 (0.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 6 (0.81%) WCF
14 4 (0.54%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.38%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.44%) Mathematics
3 28 (3.77%) Open Source
3 28 (3.77%) Life Science
3 28 (3.77%) Client/Server
4 22 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.83%) Chemistry
6 18 (2.42%) Biology
7 17 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.75%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.35%) Statistics
10 9 (1.21%) Video on Demand
10 9 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.21%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.21%) NHS
11 5 (0.67%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.40%) Online Games
13 3 (0.40%) Social Network
14 2 (0.27%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 163 (21.94%) Windows
2 38 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (4.71%) Linux
4 23 (3.10%) UNIX
5 15 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.62%) Android
7 12 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.08%) Solaris
10 7 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (41.86%) Software Testing
2 253 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (28.80%) Automated Testing
4 176 (23.69%) Manual Testing
5 173 (23.28%) Test Scripting
6 102 (13.73%) Test Automation
7 94 (12.65%) Scrum
8 78 (10.50%) Regression Testing
9 64 (8.61%) System Testing
10 54 (7.27%) Web Testing
11 52 (7.00%) Automation Testing
12 50 (6.73%) Performance Testing
13 48 (6.46%) Test Management
14 44 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (4.98%) Test Strategy
16 30 (4.04%) Software Engineering
17 29 (3.90%) E-Commerce
17 29 (3.90%) V-Model
17 29 (3.90%) Agile Testing
18 27 (3.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 240 (32.30%) SQL
2 142 (19.11%) C#
3 113 (15.21%) Java
4 76 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.11%) Python
6 36 (4.85%) C++
7 33 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 31 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 29 (3.90%) PHP
10 24 (3.23%) VB
11 21 (2.83%) VBScript
12 18 (2.42%) VB.NET
13 15 (2.02%) Ruby
14 11 (1.48%) Perl
15 10 (1.35%) VB6
16 9 (1.21%) C
17 7 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.67%) PowerHouse
19 4 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 253 (34.05%) ISEB
2 200 (26.92%) Degree
3 116 (15.61%) ISTQB
4 101 (13.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.02%) PhD
7 7 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.67%) HND
9 4 (0.54%) HNC
9 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (39.84%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) SLA
3 2 (0.27%) GAMP
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 61 (8.21%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.21%) SCCM
3 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.27%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 128 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.42%) Oracle
3 41 (5.52%) HP
4 15 (2.02%) Citrix
5 11 (1.48%) Adobe
6 10 (1.35%) Telerik
7 9 (1.21%) Interwoven
8 5 (0.67%) Compuware
9 4 (0.54%) SunGard
9 4 (0.54%) IBM
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.27%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.27%) VMware
10 2 (0.27%) Sony
10 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.13%) Green Hat
11 1 (0.13%) Facebook
11 1 (0.13%) Capita
11 1 (0.13%) Empirix
11 1 (0.13%) SAP
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £22k DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum `+ Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 6 days ago