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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 567 630 600
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 356 247 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 324 208 267
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +48 331 £32,500 - 58
South East -5 95 £34,000 +13.33% 15
London +16 51 £44,000 +17.33% 7
Surrey +23 48 £34,000 +16.23% 6
South West +6 47 £30,000 -9.09% 3
North West +15 40 £30,000 +36.36% 15
East of England +7 35 £32,500 +14.03% 6
East Midlands -25 34 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Bristol +16 31 £34,000 - 1
Nottingham +7 24 £32,000 +6.66%
Nottinghamshire +1 24 £32,000 +15.31%
Manchester +8 20 £32,500 +51.16% 11
West Midlands -14 20 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Cambridge +10 18 £33,750 +30.95% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 18 £33,750 +30.95% 4
City of London +4 16 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Hampshire -7 14 £33,375 +22.47% 3
Scotland -18 13 £30,000 -1.63% 4
Cheshire -2 12 £31,250 -19.35% 3
Berkshire -3 12 £36,250 +5.83% 3
Birmingham +8 9 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Bath -8 9 £30,000 -
Somerset -13 9 £30,000 -11.11%
Hertfordshire -16 9 £27,500 - 1
Edinburgh -8 8 £33,750 +19.46% 1
Kent -20 8 £35,000 +16.66%
Tunbridge Wells +26 7 £35,000 +16.66%
Staffordshire -7 7 £34,500 - 2
Reading 0 6 £30,750 +11.81%
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £32,500 - 2

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 316 (41.52%) Software Testing
2 308 (40.47%) QA
3 256 (33.64%) ISEB
4 251 (32.98%) SQL
5 237 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
6 229 (30.09%) Automated Testing
7 216 (28.38%) Degree
8 201 (26.41%) Selenium
9 193 (25.36%) Manual Testing
10 184 (24.18%) Test Scripting
11 175 (23.00%) .NET
12 170 (22.34%) Windows
13 142 (18.66%) C#
14 136 (17.87%) Microsoft
15 130 (17.08%) SQL Server
16 121 (15.90%) ISTQB
17 116 (15.24%) Java
18 108 (14.19%) Test Automation
19 104 (13.67%) QuickTest Pro
20 101 (13.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 99 (13.01%) Regression Testing
22 98 (12.88%) Finance
23 95 (12.48%) Computer Science
24 92 (12.09%) Scrum
25 75 (9.86%) Oracle
26 74 (9.72%) JavaScript
27 65 (8.54%) ASP.NET
27 65 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
28 64 (8.41%) System Testing
28 64 (8.41%) HTML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.31%) WorkSite
3 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.39%) SAS
4 3 (0.39%) IIS
4 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.39%) Confluence
5 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) WordPress
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 61 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 42 (5.52%) MS Office
3 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.31%) Basecamp
3 8 (1.05%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.20%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.71%) Internet
3 6 (0.79%) WAN
3 6 (0.79%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.66%) VoIP
5 4 (0.53%) DHCP
5 4 (0.53%) HTTP
5 4 (0.53%) RTP
5 4 (0.53%) H.323
5 4 (0.53%) VLAN
6 3 (0.39%) IMAP
6 3 (0.39%) Wireless
6 3 (0.39%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.39%) FTP
7 2 (0.26%) NAS
7 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.26%) SAN
7 2 (0.26%) SNMP
7 2 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.36%) MySQL
3 28 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.92%) DB2
8 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.13%) OLTP
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 201 (26.41%) Selenium
2 104 (13.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 62 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (8.02%) JIRA
5 52 (6.83%) WebDriver
6 48 (6.31%) Visual Studio
7 44 (5.78%) JMeter
8 24 (3.15%) LoadRunner
8 24 (3.15%) Selenium IDE
9 18 (2.37%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 17 (2.23%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.10%) JUnit
11 16 (2.10%) Subversion
12 15 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.84%) Bugzilla
14 13 (1.71%) TestComplete
15 12 (1.58%) NUnit
16 11 (1.45%) Ant
17 8 (1.05%) MSTest
General
1 98 (12.88%) Finance
2 26 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.76%) Retail
4 20 (2.63%) Games
5 17 (2.23%) Electronics
5 17 (2.23%) Banking
6 12 (1.58%) Law
7 11 (1.45%) Back Office
8 10 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.18%) Legal
10 7 (0.92%) Marketing
11 5 (0.66%) Advertising
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
12 4 (0.53%) Automotive
13 3 (0.39%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (23.00%) .NET
2 65 (8.54%) ASP.NET
3 64 (8.41%) HTML
4 41 (5.39%) XML
5 39 (5.12%) Web Services
6 27 (3.55%) CSS
7 16 (2.10%) J2EE
8 15 (1.97%) SOAP
9 14 (1.84%) Flash
10 13 (1.71%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.31%) Adobe AIR
12 8 (1.05%) REST
13 7 (0.92%) jQuery
13 7 (0.92%) WinForms
14 6 (0.79%) WCF
14 6 (0.79%) XSD
14 6 (0.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 5 (0.66%) WSDL
16 4 (0.53%) LAMP
16 4 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.48%) Computer Science
2 39 (5.12%) Mathematics
3 37 (4.86%) Life Science
4 29 (3.81%) Open Source
5 26 (3.42%) Chemistry
6 24 (3.15%) Client/Server
7 23 (3.02%) Biology
8 21 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.63%) Mobile App
10 17 (2.23%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.97%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.31%) Statistics
12 10 (1.31%) Video on Demand
13 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.05%) NHS
14 5 (0.66%) Physics
14 5 (0.66%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.53%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.53%) LIMS
16 3 (0.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 170 (22.34%) Windows
2 36 (4.73%) Linux
3 34 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (4.07%) UNIX
5 19 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 15 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.84%) Solaris
8 10 (1.31%) Android
9 9 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.92%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (41.52%) Software Testing
2 237 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (30.09%) Automated Testing
4 193 (25.36%) Manual Testing
5 184 (24.18%) Test Scripting
6 108 (14.19%) Test Automation
7 99 (13.01%) Regression Testing
8 92 (12.09%) Scrum
9 64 (8.41%) System Testing
10 57 (7.49%) Automation Testing
11 55 (7.23%) Web Testing
12 49 (6.44%) Test Management
13 47 (6.18%) Performance Testing
14 43 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (5.12%) Software Engineering
16 37 (4.86%) Test Strategy
17 35 (4.60%) E-Commerce
18 30 (3.94%) V-Model
19 28 (3.68%) Agile Testing
20 26 (3.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 251 (32.98%) SQL
2 142 (18.66%) C#
3 116 (15.24%) Java
4 74 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.12%) PL/SQL
6 35 (4.60%) C++
7 34 (4.47%) Python
8 31 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 29 (3.81%) PHP
10 25 (3.29%) VB
11 19 (2.50%) VBScript
12 18 (2.37%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.84%) Ruby
14 12 (1.58%) C
15 11 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.31%) Perl
16 10 (1.31%) VB6
17 8 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.66%) PowerHouse
19 3 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 256 (33.64%) ISEB
2 216 (28.38%) Degree
3 121 (15.90%) ISTQB
4 101 (13.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (3.29%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.23%) PhD
7 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.92%) MCSE
7 7 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.66%) HND
9 4 (0.53%) HNC
9 4 (0.53%) CCNA
9 4 (0.53%) MCITP
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (40.47%) QA
2 4 (0.53%) SLA
3 3 (0.39%) GAMP
4 2 (0.26%) GLP
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 9 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.31%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) PureDisk
3 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.13%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 136 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 75 (9.86%) Oracle
3 41 (5.39%) HP
4 15 (1.97%) Citrix
5 12 (1.58%) Adobe
6 10 (1.31%) Interwoven
7 9 (1.18%) Telerik
8 6 (0.79%) VMware
9 4 (0.53%) Avaya
9 4 (0.53%) Compuware
9 4 (0.53%) SunGard
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco
10 2 (0.26%) IBM
10 2 (0.26%) SAP
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.26%) Sony
10 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.13%) Facebook
11 1 (0.13%) Green Hat
11 1 (0.13%) Capita
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