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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 582 593 596
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 344 306 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 304 265 300
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +13 327 £32,500 - 65
South East -13 94 £32,500 - 11
London -6 46 £41,125 +17.50% 8
North West +10 41 £31,250 +2.45% 15
East Midlands -10 35 £32,000 -4.47% 2
East of England -16 35 £34,000 +14.28% 9
Surrey -9 34 £35,000 +7.69% 2
South West -2 33 £30,000 -11.11% 10
West Midlands -22 30 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Nottingham +8 26 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 26 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Hampshire +13 24 £32,500 +16.07% 3
Cheshire -5 23 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Berkshire +10 22 £29,500 -34.44% 4
Bristol +13 21 £30,000 -11.76% 5
Cambridge +4 17 £37,500 +11.94% 6
Cambridgeshire +1 17 £37,500 +8.69% 6
Staffordshire - 12 £35,000 -
Lancashire +7 9 £30,000 +57.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £32,500 -
Yorkshire -42 9 £22,500 -17.43% 7
Reading -5 8 £29,000 +5.45% 2
Hertfordshire -11 8 £22,500 -33.33% 1
Birmingham -16 8 £22,500 -40.00%
Macclesfield - 8 £38,750 - 1
Stafford - 8 £34,000 -
City of London +11 7 £47,500 +17.28% 3
Somerset -5 7 £25,000 -25.92% 1
Milton Keynes -9 7 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire -24 7 £26,500 +30.86%

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 354 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (42.07%) QA
3 300 (41.38%) Software Testing
4 261 (36.00%) ISEB
5 258 (35.59%) Manual Testing
6 256 (35.31%) SQL
7 217 (29.93%) Degree
7 217 (29.93%) Selenium
8 216 (29.79%) Automated Testing
9 173 (23.86%) Windows
10 164 (22.62%) Test Scripting
11 140 (19.31%) .NET
12 138 (19.03%) Microsoft
13 130 (17.93%) ISTQB
14 118 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
14 118 (16.28%) C#
15 105 (14.48%) Test Automation
16 102 (14.07%) SQL Server
17 100 (13.79%) Java
18 91 (12.55%) Finance
19 88 (12.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 86 (11.86%) Regression Testing
21 85 (11.72%) Scrum
22 84 (11.59%) Oracle
23 80 (11.03%) Computer Science
24 70 (9.66%) JIRA
25 68 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
26 60 (8.28%) JavaScript
27 59 (8.14%) MySQL
28 58 (8.00%) Automation Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.38%) WorkSite
3 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.41%) Confluence
4 3 (0.41%) IIS
4 3 (0.41%) SAS
4 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.14%) WordPress
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.69%) MS Office
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.52%) SaaS
2 8 (1.10%) Basecamp
2 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.24%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.79%) Wireshark
2 13 (1.79%) VoIP
3 11 (1.52%) WAN
4 10 (1.38%) VLAN
4 10 (1.38%) DHCP
4 10 (1.38%) RTP
4 10 (1.38%) H.323
5 8 (1.10%) Internet
6 4 (0.55%) HTTP
7 3 (0.41%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.41%) LTE
7 3 (0.41%) MVNO
7 3 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.41%) 4G
7 3 (0.41%) FTP
8 2 (0.28%) IMAP
8 2 (0.28%) SNMP
8 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.14%) MySQL
3 24 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.10%) DB2
7 8 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.28%) MS Access
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 217 (29.93%) Selenium
2 118 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 70 (9.66%) JIRA
4 52 (7.17%) WebDriver
5 47 (6.48%) JMeter
6 39 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (5.38%) Visual Studio
7 27 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (3.03%) TestComplete
8 22 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 20 (2.76%) Selenium IDE
10 19 (2.62%) LoadRunner
11 18 (2.48%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.07%) Ant
13 14 (1.93%) JUnit
13 14 (1.93%) Jenkins
14 13 (1.79%) Subversion
15 10 (1.38%) FogBugz
15 10 (1.38%) FitNesse
16 8 (1.10%) Bugzilla
General
1 91 (12.55%) Finance
2 32 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 21 (2.90%) Retail
5 20 (2.76%) Banking
6 16 (2.21%) Games
7 15 (2.07%) Electronics
8 12 (1.66%) Law
9 10 (1.38%) Marketing
10 9 (1.24%) Legal
11 8 (1.10%) Back Office
12 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.55%) Billing
13 4 (0.55%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (19.31%) .NET
2 55 (7.59%) ASP.NET
3 52 (7.17%) Web Services
4 50 (6.90%) HTML
5 40 (5.52%) XML
6 26 (3.59%) J2EE
7 24 (3.31%) CSS
8 18 (2.48%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.52%) jQuery
9 11 (1.52%) REST
10 10 (1.38%) Flash
11 8 (1.10%) Adobe AIR
12 7 (0.97%) SOAP
12 7 (0.97%) WinForms
13 6 (0.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 3 (0.41%) WCF
14 3 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 3 (0.41%) Java EE
15 2 (0.28%) Ajax
15 2 (0.28%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (11.03%) Computer Science
2 48 (6.62%) Life Science
3 46 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.52%) Mathematics
5 36 (4.97%) Open Source
6 33 (4.55%) Chemistry
7 30 (4.14%) Biology
8 22 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.90%) Visualisation
10 19 (2.62%) Client/Server
11 18 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (2.21%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.79%) User Experience
14 11 (1.52%) Biotechnology
15 9 (1.24%) Statistics
16 8 (1.10%) Video on Demand
17 7 (0.97%) Physics
17 7 (0.97%) N-Tier
18 5 (0.69%) Digital Media
19 4 (0.55%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 173 (23.86%) Windows
2 53 (7.31%) Linux
3 36 (4.97%) UNIX
4 29 (4.00%) Solaris
5 25 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 23 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (2.07%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.24%) Android
8 9 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 258 (35.59%) Manual Testing
4 216 (29.79%) Automated Testing
5 164 (22.62%) Test Scripting
6 105 (14.48%) Test Automation
7 86 (11.86%) Regression Testing
8 85 (11.72%) Scrum
9 58 (8.00%) Automation Testing
10 52 (7.17%) System Testing
11 47 (6.48%) Performance Testing
12 46 (6.34%) Test Management
13 44 (6.07%) Software Engineering
13 44 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (5.52%) Web Testing
15 34 (4.69%) E-Commerce
16 27 (3.72%) Waterfall
16 27 (3.72%) Test Strategy
17 26 (3.59%) V-Model
18 23 (3.17%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 256 (35.31%) SQL
2 118 (16.28%) C#
3 100 (13.79%) Java
4 60 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 48 (6.62%) PL/SQL
6 30 (4.14%) Python
7 28 (3.86%) C++
8 25 (3.45%) PHP
9 24 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.76%) VB
11 17 (2.34%) VBScript
12 15 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.66%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.38%) C
15 9 (1.24%) Perl
16 8 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.97%) Ruby
17 7 (0.97%) VB6
18 3 (0.41%) Groovy
18 3 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 261 (36.00%) ISEB
2 217 (29.93%) Degree
3 130 (17.93%) ISTQB
4 88 (12.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 22 (3.03%) PhD
7 13 (1.79%) MCSE
7 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.38%) MCITP
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.38%) CCNA
9 6 (0.83%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (42.07%) QA
2 10 (1.38%) GLP
3 4 (0.55%) GAMP
4 3 (0.41%) SLA
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.38%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.41%) Firmware
5 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.38%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.28%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 138 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.59%) Oracle
3 40 (5.52%) HP
4 18 (2.48%) VMware
5 13 (1.79%) Citrix
6 10 (1.38%) Interwoven
6 10 (1.38%) Avaya
6 10 (1.38%) Cisco
7 9 (1.24%) Adobe
8 6 (0.83%) Telerik
9 3 (0.41%) SunGard
10 2 (0.28%) IBM
10 2 (0.28%) SAP
10 2 (0.28%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.14%) Green Hat
11 1 (0.14%) Facebook
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.14%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.14%) BT
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