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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 635 620 638
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 249 374 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 230 324 339
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,100 £47,500 £44,200
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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -50 223 £32,500 -7.14% 50
East of England +24 49 £30,000 -14.28% 12
North West -41 46 £34,000 -2.85% 7
South East +31 37 £27,750 -20.71% 7
West Midlands -7 28 £32,500 +4.83% 8
Manchester -20 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Hertfordshire +17 22 £23,750 -32.14% 3
London +1 21 £43,500 +8.75% 4
Cheshire +10 18 £30,000 -25.00% 1
South West -17 18 £38,500 +22.22% 4
Wales +7 15 £25,000 +13.63% 2
Essex +18 13 £38,750 -18.42% 3
East Midlands -2 12 £35,000 +34.61% 3
Yorkshire +10 11 £31,500 -3.07% 3
Oxfordshire +32 10 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Scotland +22 10 £45,000 +32.35%
South Wales +6 10 £26,250 +19.31% 1
Gloucestershire -10 10 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Leicestershire +1 9 £35,000 +37.25%
Broxbourne - 9 £22,500 - 2
Warwickshire +17 8 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £35,000 +21.73% 1
Leicester +2 8 £35,000 +12.00%
Warwick - 8 £32,500 - 1
Berkshire +52 7 £26,000 -30.66%
Milton Keynes +14 7 £35,000 +55.55%
Hampshire +4 7 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Birmingham -11 7 £42,000 +40.00% 2
Cardiff - 7 £27,500 - 1
Glasgow +30 6 £41,250 +21.32%

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 334 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (45.87%) QA
3 273 (44.25%) Software Testing
4 209 (33.87%) Selenium
5 199 (32.25%) Automated Testing
6 191 (30.96%) Test Scripting
7 183 (29.66%) Manual Testing
8 169 (27.39%) SQL
9 160 (25.93%) ISEB
10 149 (24.15%) Scrum
11 126 (20.42%) ISTQB
12 125 (20.26%) Windows
13 121 (19.61%) Test Automation
14 120 (19.45%) C#
15 118 (19.12%) Automation Testing
16 116 (18.80%) JIRA
17 110 (17.83%) Java
18 107 (17.34%) Degree
19 102 (16.53%) Regression Testing
20 90 (14.59%) Performance Testing
21 87 (14.10%) Finance
22 85 (13.78%) .NET
23 81 (13.13%) SDLC
24 78 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
25 77 (12.48%) Linux
25 77 (12.48%) Functional Testing
26 76 (12.32%) JavaScript
27 68 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
28 67 (10.86%) Microsoft
29 61 (9.89%) SQL Server

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 (2.27%) CMS
2 8 (1.30%) Confluence
3 2 (0.32%) IIS
3 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.16%) Apache
4 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Sonata
2 6 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.81%) MultiFonds
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Global One
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.49%) SaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.30%) HTTP
2 6 (0.97%) LAN
2 6 (0.97%) SSH
2 6 (0.97%) WAN
3 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.49%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.32%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) Multicast
6 1 (0.16%) RTSP
6 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.24%) MySQL
3 9 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.32%) Big Data
7 2 (0.32%) MS Access
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 209 (33.87%) Selenium
2 116 (18.80%) JIRA
3 68 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (7.78%) Cucumber
4 48 (7.78%) HP UFT
5 45 (7.29%) WebDriver
6 36 (5.83%) Jenkins
7 28 (4.54%) SoapUI
8 26 (4.21%) JMeter
9 22 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 21 (3.40%) SpecFlow
11 16 (2.59%) Visual Studio
12 15 (2.43%) LoadRunner
12 15 (2.43%) Mercurial
12 15 (2.43%) Selenium IDE
13 14 (2.27%) Subversion
14 13 (2.11%) Hudson
14 13 (2.11%) JUnit
14 13 (2.11%) MSTest
14 13 (2.11%) Protractor
General
1 87 (14.10%) Finance
2 24 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.57%) Games
4 20 (3.24%) Retail
5 18 (2.92%) Automotive
6 11 (1.78%) Electronics
7 10 (1.62%) Advertising
7 10 (1.62%) Banking
7 10 (1.62%) Marketing
8 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.49%) Law
12 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.78%) .NET
2 49 (7.94%) Web Services
3 43 (6.97%) HTML
4 30 (4.86%) ASP.NET
4 30 (4.86%) XML
5 29 (4.70%) CSS
6 24 (3.89%) SOAP
7 15 (2.43%) Gherkin
7 15 (2.43%) REST
8 13 (2.11%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.94%) jQuery
10 10 (1.62%) X-Windows
11 6 (0.97%) HTML5
11 6 (0.97%) Silverlight
12 5 (0.81%) DOM
13 4 (0.65%) CSS3
13 4 (0.65%) LAMP
14 3 (0.49%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.02%) Mobile App
2 29 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 15 (2.43%) User Experience
5 13 (2.11%) Online Games
6 12 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.62%) iPad
8 8 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.30%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.13%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.97%) Blog
10 6 (0.97%) Life Science
11 5 (0.81%) Fintech
11 5 (0.81%) Online Gambling
12 3 (0.49%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.49%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.32%) BBC
13 2 (0.32%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 125 (20.26%) Windows
2 77 (12.48%) Linux
3 32 (5.19%) Unix
4 24 (3.89%) Android
5 22 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.30%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.49%) CentOS
10 2 (0.32%) Solaris
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (44.25%) Software Testing
3 199 (32.25%) Automated Testing
4 191 (30.96%) Test Scripting
5 183 (29.66%) Manual Testing
6 149 (24.15%) Scrum
7 121 (19.61%) Test Automation
8 118 (19.12%) Automation Testing
9 102 (16.53%) Regression Testing
10 90 (14.59%) Performance Testing
11 81 (13.13%) SDLC
12 78 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 77 (12.48%) Functional Testing
14 53 (8.59%) BDD
15 45 (7.29%) System Testing
16 42 (6.81%) Test Planning
17 38 (6.16%) Defect Management
17 38 (6.16%) Test Strategy
18 36 (5.83%) Mentoring
19 34 (5.51%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (27.39%) SQL
2 120 (19.45%) C#
3 110 (17.83%) Java
4 76 (12.32%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.13%) C++
6 34 (5.51%) Python
7 18 (2.92%) PHP
8 13 (2.11%) C
9 11 (1.78%) Ruby
9 11 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.30%) Groovy
11 7 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.81%) VBScript
13 4 (0.65%) Fortran
13 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.65%) VBA
14 3 (0.49%) Perl
15 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 160 (25.93%) ISEB
2 126 (20.42%) ISTQB
3 107 (17.34%) Degree
4 46 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (3.40%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.08%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (45.87%) QA
2 3 (0.49%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.49%) WCAG
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.16%) Docker
1 1 (0.16%) Firmware
1 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (5.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.16%) Oracle
3 24 (3.89%) HP
4 13 (2.11%) SAP
5 5 (0.81%) Google
5 5 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.65%) PayPal
7 2 (0.32%) BT
7 2 (0.32%) IBM
7 2 (0.32%) Intel Security
7 2 (0.32%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.16%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.16%) Borland
8 1 (0.16%) hybris
8 1 (0.16%) Infor
8 1 (0.16%) RedGate
8 1 (0.16%) Sage
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.16%) Telerik
8 1 (0.16%) TOWER Software
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £21000.00 per annum
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Witham, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum 30-32K + Benefits
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + ben
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension etc
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Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
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Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
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North West
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Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare + Life Insurance
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Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent !
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London
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Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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