The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK
Rank 582 632 572
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 277 329 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 263 298 367
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,925 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 26 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 248 £32,500 - 61
South East +67 74 £32,500 -1.51% 16
West Midlands +37 41 £32,500 -7.14% 9
East of England +34 36 £35,000 +16.66% 5
North West -25 30 £29,000 -3.33% 6
London +60 25 £45,000 +50.00% 6
Hampshire +36 23 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Yorkshire +16 23 £32,000 - 4
Manchester -25 23 £32,000 +1.58% 2
Hertfordshire +23 19 £33,500 -4.28%
Surrey +57 17 £31,500 -25.88% 2
Basingstoke +21 17 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Wales +31 16 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +9 16 £30,750 +36.66% 3
South West +13 15 £37,500 +10.29% 12
West Yorkshire +34 14 £31,250 -3.84% 1
South Wales +23 13 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham +10 13 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Leeds +27 12 £31,250 -10.71%
Essex +25 11 £47,500 -
Cardiff +28 9 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Sussex +15 9 £35,000 -3.44% 1
Staffordshire +6 9 £36,500 +12.30% 1
Broxbourne - 9 £22,500 -
East Midlands +2 8 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Scotland +18 7 £30,000 -7.69% 3
North Yorkshire -4 7 £31,250 -1.57% 2
Somerset - 7 £37,500 - 2
Berkshire +48 6 £31,250 -30.55% 3
Guildford +22 6 £24,500 -44.00% 1

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 308 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (38.97%) Software Testing
3 204 (38.78%) QA
4 196 (37.26%) Selenium
5 153 (29.09%) Test Scripting
6 147 (27.95%) Automated Testing
7 145 (27.57%) SQL
8 119 (22.62%) Manual Testing
9 114 (21.67%) ISEB
10 113 (21.48%) C#
11 109 (20.72%) Test Automation
12 108 (20.53%) Automation Testing
12 108 (20.53%) JIRA
13 100 (19.01%) Scrum
14 98 (18.63%) Degree
15 96 (18.25%) Java
16 93 (17.68%) Regression Testing
17 89 (16.92%) ISTQB
17 89 (16.92%) Functional Testing
18 88 (16.73%) Finance
19 87 (16.54%) Windows
20 69 (13.12%) .NET
21 68 (12.93%) SQL Server
21 68 (12.93%) Microsoft
22 67 (12.74%) SDLC
23 62 (11.79%) Performance Testing
24 53 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
25 52 (9.89%) Team Foundation Server
26 51 (9.70%) BDD
27 50 (9.51%) Web Services

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.09%) Confluence
2 2 (0.38%) CMS
2 2 (0.38%) JBoss
2 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.90%) Sonata
2 4 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.76%) SaaS
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.33%) HTTP
2 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.19%) FTP
3 1 (0.19%) Multicast
3 1 (0.19%) RTSP
3 1 (0.19%) SSH
3 1 (0.19%) VoIP
3 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.46%) MySQL
3 22 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.38%) Big Data
7 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 196 (37.26%) Selenium
2 108 (20.53%) JIRA
3 52 (9.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (8.56%) Cucumber
4 45 (8.56%) WebDriver
5 37 (7.03%) HP UFT
6 33 (6.27%) SoapUI
7 24 (4.56%) Jenkins
8 20 (3.80%) SpecFlow
9 18 (3.42%) Bugzilla
10 17 (3.23%) JMeter
10 17 (3.23%) Ranorex
11 15 (2.85%) Trac
12 14 (2.66%) FitNesse
13 13 (2.47%) Git (software)
13 13 (2.47%) JUnit
13 13 (2.47%) MSTest
14 12 (2.28%) Hudson
14 12 (2.28%) LoadRunner
15 11 (2.09%) Subversion
General
1 88 (16.73%) Finance
2 16 (3.04%) Automotive
2 16 (3.04%) Banking
3 15 (2.85%) Retail
4 14 (2.66%) Games
5 13 (2.47%) Advertising
6 11 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.33%) Electronics
7 7 (1.33%) Legal
7 7 (1.33%) Marketing
8 4 (0.76%) Law
8 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.12%) .NET
2 50 (9.51%) Web Services
3 28 (5.32%) HTML
4 22 (4.18%) SOAP
5 21 (3.99%) ASP.NET
6 20 (3.80%) XML
7 19 (3.61%) CSS
7 19 (3.61%) Gherkin
8 10 (1.90%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.71%) REST
10 7 (1.33%) HTML5
11 6 (1.14%) jQuery
12 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.95%) Silverlight
12 5 (0.95%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.76%) COM
14 3 (0.57%) JSON
14 3 (0.57%) Spring
14 3 (0.57%) XSD
15 2 (0.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 27 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.61%) iPad
3 19 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.90%) User Experience
6 7 (1.33%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.14%) Online Gambling
8 5 (0.95%) Fintech
8 5 (0.95%) iPhone
9 3 (0.57%) Online Games
9 3 (0.57%) Social Network
10 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.19%) FMCG
11 1 (0.19%) Home Automation
11 1 (0.19%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.19%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.54%) Windows
2 32 (6.08%) Linux
3 27 (5.13%) Android
4 22 (4.18%) Apple iOS
4 22 (4.18%) Unix
5 11 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.71%) Windows Vista
7 7 (1.33%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.14%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (38.97%) Software Testing
3 153 (29.09%) Test Scripting
4 147 (27.95%) Automated Testing
5 119 (22.62%) Manual Testing
6 109 (20.72%) Test Automation
7 108 (20.53%) Automation Testing
8 100 (19.01%) Scrum
9 93 (17.68%) Regression Testing
10 89 (16.92%) Functional Testing
11 67 (12.74%) SDLC
12 62 (11.79%) Performance Testing
13 53 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 51 (9.70%) BDD
15 42 (7.98%) E-Commerce
16 27 (5.13%) Defect Tracking
16 27 (5.13%) System Testing
17 26 (4.94%) Process Improvement
18 24 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (4.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (27.57%) SQL
2 113 (21.48%) C#
3 96 (18.25%) Java
4 43 (8.17%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.13%) C++
6 22 (4.18%) Python
7 11 (2.09%) Groovy
8 10 (1.90%) Ruby
8 10 (1.90%) VB
9 9 (1.71%) PHP
10 7 (1.33%) C
11 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.95%) VBScript
12 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.57%) Perl
12 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (21.67%) ISEB
2 98 (18.63%) Degree
3 89 (16.92%) ISTQB
4 36 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.28%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (38.78%) QA
2 5 (0.95%) SDET
3 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.19%) GCP
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.47%) Oracle
3 12 (2.28%) HP
4 9 (1.71%) SAP
5 6 (1.14%) Telerik
6 2 (0.38%) Apple
6 2 (0.38%) Facebook
6 2 (0.38%) IBM
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.38%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.19%) Infor
7 1 (0.19%) PayPal
7 1 (0.19%) RedGate
7 1 (0.19%) Sage
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ISL
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £62,000 DOE plus an attractive pension, bonus and monetary benef
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, bonus, 24 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + benefits, flexible hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago