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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 564 626 593
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 404 365 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 388 356 399
Median salary £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +61 387 £33,500 +6.34% 44
West Midlands +12 73 £32,500 +12.06% 4
South East +46 60 £32,500 -1.51% 10
London +9 59 £37,500 -10.71% 4
South West +35 47 £33,000 +26.92% 7
East of England +28 47 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Yorkshire +40 41 £32,500 +8.33% 1
North West +19 38 £32,500 +5.69% 11
Staffordshire +20 33 £30,500 +0.82% 2
Manchester +15 29 £32,750 +9.16% 8
Suffolk +32 26 £35,000 +55.55% 2
Ipswich +40 21 £35,000 +55.55%
East Midlands +15 21 £32,500 +8.33% 2
North Yorkshire +32 20 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Berkshire +20 17 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wolverhampton +8 15 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -2 15 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Gloucestershire +13 14 £39,250 +48.11% 3
York +12 14 £32,500 -7.14%
West Yorkshire +21 13 £27,500 -8.33%
Hampshire +10 13 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Bath +3 13 £37,500 +87.50% 2
Somerset -3 13 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Birmingham -3 13 £39,000 +35.65%
Bristol +31 12 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Surrey +27 11 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Reading +24 11 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Essex +11 11 £47,500 -
Tamworth - 10 £30,000 - 1
City of London +48 9 £43,750 +25.00% 1

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 361 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (44.82%) Software Testing
3 339 (43.91%) QA
4 266 (34.46%) Selenium
5 249 (32.25%) SQL
6 228 (29.53%) Test Scripting
7 213 (27.59%) Automated Testing
8 210 (27.20%) ISEB
9 195 (25.26%) Manual Testing
10 189 (24.48%) ISTQB
11 180 (23.32%) C#
12 156 (20.21%) Java
13 146 (18.91%) Microsoft
14 145 (18.78%) Scrum
15 140 (18.13%) Automation Testing
16 135 (17.49%) SDLC
17 134 (17.36%) Test Automation
18 132 (17.10%) Degree
19 131 (16.97%) Windows
20 126 (16.32%) .NET
21 122 (15.80%) JIRA
22 121 (15.67%) Finance
23 106 (13.73%) SQL Server
24 101 (13.08%) JavaScript
25 97 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
26 87 (11.27%) BDD
26 87 (11.27%) Regression Testing
27 81 (10.49%) TDD
28 80 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
29 76 (9.84%) Cucumber

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 14 (1.81%) IIS
2 5 (0.65%) CMS
2 5 (0.65%) Confluence
2 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.39%) Jetty
3 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.13%) JBoss
4 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 69 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (1.55%) MultiFonds
1 12 (1.55%) Sonata
2 8 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.78%) SaaS
3 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.33%) HTTP
2 11 (1.42%) SAN
2 11 (1.42%) Wireshark
3 10 (1.30%) IMAP
3 10 (1.30%) NAS
3 10 (1.30%) SMTP
3 10 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.17%) LAN
4 9 (1.17%) WAN
5 6 (0.78%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.52%) SSH
7 1 (0.13%) Firewall
7 1 (0.13%) Internet
7 1 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.94%) MySQL
3 14 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.30%) MS Access
7 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.26%) Big Data
11 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.26%) DB2
11 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 266 (34.46%) Selenium
2 122 (15.80%) JIRA
3 80 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (9.84%) Cucumber
5 70 (9.07%) WebDriver
6 43 (5.57%) SoapUI
7 37 (4.79%) HP UFT
8 32 (4.15%) JMeter
9 30 (3.89%) Jenkins
10 29 (3.76%) JUnit
11 26 (3.37%) Git (software)
12 25 (3.24%) SpecFlow
13 22 (2.85%) Bugzilla
14 21 (2.72%) NUnit
14 21 (2.72%) Visual Studio
15 19 (2.46%) Selenium IDE
16 17 (2.20%) LoadRunner
17 15 (1.94%) Subversion
18 14 (1.81%) FitNesse
19 11 (1.42%) WebLOAD
General
1 121 (15.67%) Finance
2 30 (3.89%) Games
3 25 (3.24%) Marketing
3 25 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.11%) Retail
5 20 (2.59%) Banking
6 14 (1.81%) Electronics
7 13 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.78%) Legal
9 4 (0.52%) Publishing
10 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (16.32%) .NET
2 73 (9.46%) HTML
3 67 (8.68%) Web Services
4 61 (7.90%) XML
5 29 (3.76%) CSS
6 25 (3.24%) SOAP
7 17 (2.20%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.07%) REST
9 12 (1.55%) jQuery
10 11 (1.42%) Gherkin
11 10 (1.30%) LAMP
11 10 (1.30%) MAPI
12 9 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.91%) DHTML
14 6 (0.78%) JDBC
14 6 (0.78%) Spring
14 6 (0.78%) WCF
15 5 (0.65%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.65%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.25%) Computer Science
2 52 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (6.61%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.59%) iPad
5 18 (2.33%) User Experience
6 16 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.81%) Online Games
9 11 (1.42%) Digital Media
10 10 (1.30%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.91%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.78%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.78%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.65%) iSeries
14 4 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.52%) EPoS
14 4 (0.52%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.52%) Social Media
15 3 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 131 (16.97%) Windows
2 59 (7.64%) Linux
3 45 (5.83%) Android
4 36 (4.66%) Apple iOS
5 34 (4.40%) Unix
6 26 (3.37%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.55%) CentOS
8 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.17%) Windows Vista
9 9 (1.17%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.78%) Solaris
12 5 (0.65%) AIX
12 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (44.82%) Software Testing
3 228 (29.53%) Test Scripting
4 213 (27.59%) Automated Testing
5 195 (25.26%) Manual Testing
6 145 (18.78%) Scrum
7 140 (18.13%) Automation Testing
8 135 (17.49%) SDLC
9 134 (17.36%) Test Automation
10 97 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 87 (11.27%) BDD
11 87 (11.27%) Regression Testing
12 81 (10.49%) TDD
13 76 (9.84%) Performance Testing
14 72 (9.33%) Functional Testing
15 66 (8.55%) System Testing
16 53 (6.87%) Defect Management
17 47 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (5.96%) Software Engineering
19 43 (5.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 249 (32.25%) SQL
2 180 (23.32%) C#
3 156 (20.21%) Java
4 101 (13.08%) JavaScript
5 71 (9.20%) Python
6 45 (5.83%) Ruby
7 40 (5.18%) C++
8 30 (3.89%) PHP
9 20 (2.59%) Perl
9 20 (2.59%) VB.NET
10 19 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.20%) C
12 13 (1.68%) VB
13 10 (1.30%) VBScript
14 7 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.91%) VBA
15 6 (0.78%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.52%) COBOL
16 4 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 210 (27.20%) ISEB
2 189 (24.48%) ISTQB
3 132 (17.10%) Degree
4 46 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.13%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (43.91%) QA
2 3 (0.39%) Section 508
3 2 (0.26%) WCAG
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.04%) Firmware
5 1 (0.13%) Docker
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.42%) Perfmon
3 10 (1.30%) Puppet
4 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 146 (18.91%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.53%) Oracle
3 30 (3.89%) HP
4 14 (1.81%) VMware
5 12 (1.55%) Google
5 12 (1.55%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.17%) IBM
6 9 (1.17%) Telerik
7 8 (1.04%) SAP
8 5 (0.65%) Splunk
9 4 (0.52%) Apple
9 4 (0.52%) MKS
9 4 (0.52%) Twitter
10 3 (0.39%) Cegedim Rx
10 3 (0.39%) Facebook
10 3 (0.39%) PayPal
11 2 (0.26%) Kaspersky
11 2 (0.26%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.26%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.13%) Intel Security
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 10 hours ago
Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (10%) + bens(Pension,health)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Tony Timmins Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33500 per annum + pension + incremental salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + flex working
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago