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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 577 591 619
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 351 405 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 326 382 335
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,700 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +5 331 £32,500 - 36
North West -2 68 £30,500 +1.66% 6
South East +15 65 £29,750 -8.46% 8
South West +2 49 £35,000 +11.11% 7
West Midlands -10 45 £33,500 +21.81% 2
East of England +30 40 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Manchester +4 40 £31,875 -8.92% 5
London +25 37 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Cheshire +47 28 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Hampshire +20 22 £30,000 +2.56% 1
Gloucestershire +1 18 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Hertfordshire +23 15 £30,500 -10.29% 1
Yorkshire +9 15 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Berkshire +33 14 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Bristol +8 14 £31,000 +31.91% 2
Scotland +40 13 £35,500 -8.38%
Warwickshire +5 13 £32,500 -13.33%
East Midlands +7 12 £35,000 +9.80%
Surrey +3 12 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Somerset -3 11 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Suffolk +8 10 £31,750 +0.79% 3
Warwick - 10 £32,500 -
Letchworth - 10 £30,500 -
Crewe - 9 £33,000 -
Worcestershire - 9 £32,500 -
Reading +19 8 £42,500 +19.71%
Winchester +11 8 £30,000 -7.69%
Warrington +7 8 £30,500 -12.85%
Wolverhampton +5 8 £35,000 +16.66%
Worcester - 8 £32,500 -

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 379 (50.20%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (49.54%) QA
3 330 (43.71%) Software Testing
4 239 (31.66%) Selenium
5 230 (30.46%) Automated Testing
6 225 (29.80%) Test Scripting
7 223 (29.54%) SQL
8 220 (29.14%) Manual Testing
9 211 (27.95%) ISEB
10 167 (22.12%) C#
11 166 (21.99%) ISTQB
12 165 (21.85%) Scrum
13 146 (19.34%) Windows
14 140 (18.54%) Automation Testing
15 136 (18.01%) Java
16 128 (16.95%) Degree
17 122 (16.16%) Regression Testing
18 118 (15.63%) Microsoft
19 117 (15.50%) JIRA
19 117 (15.50%) Test Automation
20 113 (14.97%) SDLC
21 111 (14.70%) .NET
22 101 (13.38%) JavaScript
22 101 (13.38%) User Acceptance Testing
23 95 (12.58%) Linux
24 94 (12.45%) Finance
25 82 (10.86%) Team Foundation Server
26 79 (10.46%) Performance Testing
27 78 (10.33%) SQL Server
28 63 (8.34%) Python

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 12 (1.59%) CMS
2 7 (0.93%) Confluence
3 6 (0.79%) IIS
4 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.85%) Sonata
2 13 (1.72%) MultiFonds
3 8 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Global One
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.79%) SaaS
3 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
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 11 (1.46%) HTTP
2 10 (1.32%) LAN
2 10 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.32%) WAN
3 8 (1.06%) SSH
4 5 (0.66%) SAN
4 5 (0.66%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.53%) IMAP
5 4 (0.53%) NAS
5 4 (0.53%) SMTP
6 3 (0.40%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.26%) VoIP
8 1 (0.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.59%) MySQL
3 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.19%) MS Access
5 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.26%) Big Data
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 239 (31.66%) Selenium
2 117 (15.50%) JIRA
3 82 (10.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (8.34%) WebDriver
5 54 (7.15%) Cucumber
6 46 (6.09%) HP UFT
7 40 (5.30%) Jenkins
8 31 (4.11%) SoapUI
9 28 (3.71%) JMeter
10 26 (3.44%) Git (software)
11 20 (2.65%) SpecFlow
12 19 (2.52%) NUnit
13 18 (2.38%) Protractor
13 18 (2.38%) Visual Studio
14 17 (2.25%) JUnit
14 17 (2.25%) Selenium IDE
15 15 (1.99%) Mercurial
16 14 (1.85%) Subversion
17 13 (1.72%) LoadRunner
17 13 (1.72%) TestNG
General
1 94 (12.45%) Finance
2 39 (5.17%) Games
3 27 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.18%) Retail
5 20 (2.65%) Marketing
6 14 (1.85%) Banking
7 13 (1.72%) Electronics
7 13 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.32%) Automotive
9 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.70%) .NET
2 60 (7.95%) HTML
3 50 (6.62%) XML
4 49 (6.49%) Web Services
5 38 (5.03%) CSS
6 28 (3.71%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.05%) SOAP
8 15 (1.99%) jQuery
8 15 (1.99%) REST
9 12 (1.59%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.59%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.32%) LAMP
10 10 (1.32%) X-Windows
11 9 (1.19%) Silverlight
12 8 (1.06%) DOM
13 6 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (0.66%) Spring
14 5 (0.66%) WebSockets
15 4 (0.53%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.09%) Computer Science
1 46 (6.09%) Mobile App
2 44 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.78%) Online Games
4 20 (2.65%) iPad
4 20 (2.65%) User Experience
5 19 (2.52%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.46%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.06%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.79%) Blog
10 6 (0.79%) Life Science
11 5 (0.66%) Fintech
11 5 (0.66%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (0.53%) Social Media
12 4 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 146 (19.34%) Windows
2 95 (12.58%) Linux
3 31 (4.11%) Unix
4 27 (3.58%) Android
5 22 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.06%) CentOS
10 7 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.66%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (50.20%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (43.71%) Software Testing
3 230 (30.46%) Automated Testing
4 225 (29.80%) Test Scripting
5 220 (29.14%) Manual Testing
6 165 (21.85%) Scrum
7 140 (18.54%) Automation Testing
8 122 (16.16%) Regression Testing
9 117 (15.50%) Test Automation
10 113 (14.97%) SDLC
11 101 (13.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 79 (10.46%) Performance Testing
13 63 (8.34%) Functional Testing
14 60 (7.95%) BDD
15 52 (6.89%) Test Planning
16 51 (6.75%) System Testing
17 48 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (6.23%) Defect Management
18 47 (6.23%) Test Strategy
19 46 (6.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 223 (29.54%) SQL
2 167 (22.12%) C#
3 136 (18.01%) Java
4 101 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 63 (8.34%) Python
6 48 (6.36%) C++
7 23 (3.05%) PHP
8 19 (2.52%) Ruby
9 18 (2.38%) C
10 14 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.72%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.19%) VBA
14 8 (1.06%) VB
15 7 (0.93%) Perl
15 7 (0.93%) VBScript
16 5 (0.66%) Fortran
16 5 (0.66%) Groovy
16 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 211 (27.95%) ISEB
2 166 (21.99%) ISTQB
3 128 (16.95%) Degree
4 52 (6.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.52%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.13%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (49.54%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) WCAG
3 3 (0.40%) Section 508
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.26%) SDET
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.26%) Docker
4 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (4.37%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.66%) Perfmon
2 5 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) SCCM
3 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 118 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.36%) Oracle
3 27 (3.58%) HP
4 13 (1.72%) Google
5 12 (1.59%) SAP
6 10 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.79%) VMware
8 5 (0.66%) PayPal
8 5 (0.66%) Splunk
9 3 (0.40%) Telerik
10 2 (0.26%) BT
10 2 (0.26%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.26%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.26%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.13%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.13%) Facebook
11 1 (0.13%) hybris
11 1 (0.13%) RedGate
11 1 (0.13%) Samsung
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Multiple benefits including health insurance, pension etc
Posted: 7 days ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21648 - £26699.20 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
4Com Plc
Salary: Competitive + Audi A1*
Posted: 15 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Pebble Learning Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits (Healthcare, Pension, free Sky + HD and Broadband)
Posted: 9 days ago