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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK
Rank 603 677 615
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 245 272 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 230 236 319
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,750 £45,000
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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
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 £69,500 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +37 225 £32,500 - 52
East of England +40 49 £34,250 -2.14% 2
South East +63 46 £32,500 +18.18% 10
North West -38 35 £31,250 -0.79% 8
West Midlands -1 31 £35,500 +9.23% 10
Hertfordshire +25 28 £25,000 -28.57%
Manchester -35 25 £37,500 +7.14% 2
London +27 22 £33,750 +8.00% 4
Hampshire +31 15 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Yorkshire +19 15 £32,500 +5.69% 4
East Midlands +20 14 £35,000 +25.00% 6
Wales - 14 £30,000 - 1
Broxbourne - 14 £22,500 -
Essex +27 13 £40,000 -
South West +13 12 £40,000 +17.64% 7
South Wales - 12 £30,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +35 11 £27,500 +29.41% 2
Birmingham -4 11 £33,250 -16.87% 5
Surrey +40 10 £24,500 -55.45%
Basingstoke - 10 £32,500 - 1
Cardiff - 10 £36,250 -
Cheshire +7 8 £30,000 - 4
Leicestershire +2 8 £35,000 +37.25%
Leicester - 8 £35,000 -
Warwick +35 6 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Guildford +32 6 £24,500 -62.30%
Warwickshire +22 6 £55,000 +78.86% 1
North Yorkshire +1 6 £29,500 +7.27%
Staffordshire -11 6 £37,000 +13.84% 1
Royston - 6 £35,000 -

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 325 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (41.21%) Software Testing
3 228 (40.50%) QA
4 187 (33.21%) Selenium
5 181 (32.15%) Automated Testing
6 167 (29.66%) Manual Testing
7 162 (28.77%) Test Scripting
8 158 (28.06%) SQL
9 132 (23.45%) Scrum
10 131 (23.27%) ISEB
11 112 (19.89%) Automation Testing
11 112 (19.89%) JIRA
12 111 (19.72%) C#
13 110 (19.54%) Test Automation
14 109 (19.36%) Windows
15 98 (17.41%) Regression Testing
15 98 (17.41%) ISTQB
16 97 (17.23%) Java
17 96 (17.05%) Finance
18 92 (16.34%) Degree
19 89 (15.81%) Functional Testing
20 77 (13.68%) Performance Testing
21 71 (12.61%) .NET
22 68 (12.08%) SDLC
23 67 (11.90%) Microsoft
24 64 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
25 62 (11.01%) SQL Server
26 59 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
27 56 (9.95%) Linux
28 54 (9.59%) BDD

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 9 (1.60%) CMS
2 8 (1.42%) Confluence
3 2 (0.36%) JBoss
3 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Apache
4 1 (0.18%) IIS
4 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Sonata
2 6 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.18%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.07%) HTTP
2 5 (0.89%) SSH
3 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.53%) LAN
4 3 (0.53%) WAN
4 3 (0.53%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.18%) FTP
5 1 (0.18%) Multicast
5 1 (0.18%) RTSP
5 1 (0.18%) VoIP
5 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.33%) MySQL
3 17 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 187 (33.21%) Selenium
2 112 (19.89%) JIRA
3 64 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (7.82%) HP UFT
5 40 (7.10%) WebDriver
6 39 (6.93%) Cucumber
7 28 (4.97%) Jenkins
7 28 (4.97%) SoapUI
8 21 (3.73%) SpecFlow
9 19 (3.37%) JMeter
10 16 (2.84%) Git (software)
11 14 (2.49%) Bugzilla
12 13 (2.31%) FitNesse
12 13 (2.31%) MSTest
13 12 (2.13%) LoadRunner
13 12 (2.13%) Selenium IDE
13 12 (2.13%) TestComplete
14 11 (1.95%) Hudson
14 11 (1.95%) Subversion
15 10 (1.78%) Mercurial
General
1 96 (17.05%) Finance
2 18 (3.20%) Automotive
2 18 (3.20%) Banking
3 16 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.13%) Games
4 12 (2.13%) Retail
5 10 (1.78%) Electronics
5 10 (1.78%) Marketing
6 9 (1.60%) Advertising
7 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Legal
10 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.61%) .NET
2 48 (8.53%) Web Services
3 31 (5.51%) HTML
4 26 (4.62%) SOAP
5 23 (4.09%) CSS
6 22 (3.91%) ASP.NET
7 21 (3.73%) XML
8 20 (3.55%) Gherkin
9 13 (2.31%) REST
10 12 (2.13%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.42%) jQuery
12 7 (1.24%) X-Windows
13 6 (1.07%) HTML5
14 5 (0.89%) Silverlight
15 4 (0.71%) DOM
16 3 (0.53%) XSD
17 2 (0.36%) J2EE
17 2 (0.36%) JMS
17 2 (0.36%) JSP
17 2 (0.36%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.02%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.95%) iPad
6 9 (1.60%) User Experience
7 7 (1.24%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.07%) Online Gambling
9 5 (0.89%) Blog
9 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.89%) Fintech
9 5 (0.89%) Life Science
10 4 (0.71%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.71%) Online Games
11 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.36%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.36%) iPhone
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.36%) W3C
13 1 (0.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (19.36%) Windows
2 56 (9.95%) Linux
3 26 (4.62%) Unix
4 20 (3.55%) Android
5 18 (3.20%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.42%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.89%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.89%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (41.21%) Software Testing
3 181 (32.15%) Automated Testing
4 167 (29.66%) Manual Testing
5 162 (28.77%) Test Scripting
6 132 (23.45%) Scrum
7 112 (19.89%) Automation Testing
8 110 (19.54%) Test Automation
9 98 (17.41%) Regression Testing
10 89 (15.81%) Functional Testing
11 77 (13.68%) Performance Testing
12 68 (12.08%) SDLC
13 59 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (9.59%) BDD
15 33 (5.86%) E-Commerce
15 33 (5.86%) Mentoring
15 33 (5.86%) System Testing
16 31 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (5.51%) Defect Management
17 29 (5.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 158 (28.06%) SQL
2 111 (19.72%) C#
3 97 (17.23%) Java
4 51 (9.06%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.86%) C++
6 25 (4.44%) Python
7 11 (1.95%) PHP
8 10 (1.78%) Ruby
9 8 (1.42%) Groovy
9 8 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.24%) VBScript
11 6 (1.07%) C
12 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.71%) VB
14 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.36%) Fortran
15 2 (0.36%) Perl
15 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 131 (23.27%) ISEB
2 98 (17.41%) ISTQB
3 92 (16.34%) Degree
4 42 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.95%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (40.50%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.71%) SDET
4 3 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) Docker
1 1 (0.18%) Firmware
1 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.26%) Oracle
3 20 (3.55%) HP
4 13 (2.31%) SAP
5 2 (0.36%) IBM
5 2 (0.36%) PayPal
5 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.36%) T-Plan
6 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.18%) Borland
6 1 (0.18%) hybris
6 1 (0.18%) Infor
6 1 (0.18%) RedGate
6 1 (0.18%) Sage
6 1 (0.18%) Sencha
6 1 (0.18%) Telerik
6 1 (0.18%) TOWER Software
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 22 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £3000 - £35000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago