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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 588 598 615
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 381 393 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 351 359 338
Median salary £34,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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
98685 106608 115718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82974 87064 93978
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +2 360 £34,000 +13.33% 46
London +8 63 £43,750 +21.52% 3
South East +12 55 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire +28 54 £30,000 - 9
West Midlands -8 50 £33,500 +11.66% 6
South West +9 42 £36,250 +45.00% 5
North West +12 40 £30,750 +2.50% 12
East of England +6 39 £35,000 +14.75% 2
Manchester -14 25 £32,250 +7.50% 8
North Yorkshire - 25 £31,750 - 2
Suffolk +28 21 £35,000 +33.33%
York - 21 £31,750 - 1
Staffordshire +21 20 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Berkshire +10 20 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Reading +24 18 £55,000 +37.50% 2
West Yorkshire 0 18 £27,500 -17.91% 4
Ipswich +20 15 £35,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +14 15 £33,250 +2.30% 5
Gloucestershire +9 14 £38,000 -8.43% 1
Cheshire +33 12 £27,500 - 3
Wolverhampton +11 12 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Bristol +6 12 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Hampshire +1 12 £30,000 -7.69% 1
South Yorkshire +12 10 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Wakefield +11 10 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham -6 10 £40,000 +28.00%
Bath +7 9 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Somerset -13 9 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Surrey -17 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Wales +5 8 £27,000 -22.85%

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 347 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (43.67%) Software Testing
3 286 (41.63%) QA
4 246 (35.81%) Selenium
5 215 (31.30%) SQL
6 201 (29.26%) Automated Testing
7 193 (28.09%) Manual Testing
8 187 (27.22%) Test Scripting
9 168 (24.45%) ISEB
10 149 (21.69%) C#
11 146 (21.25%) ISTQB
12 144 (20.96%) Scrum
13 138 (20.09%) Automation Testing
14 129 (18.78%) Test Automation
15 123 (17.90%) Windows
16 122 (17.76%) Microsoft
17 121 (17.61%) Java
18 120 (17.47%) Degree
19 119 (17.32%) Finance
20 116 (16.89%) JIRA
21 115 (16.74%) SDLC
22 110 (16.01%) .NET
23 106 (15.43%) BDD
24 98 (14.26%) SQL Server
25 97 (14.12%) TDD
26 91 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
27 87 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
28 86 (12.52%) Regression Testing
29 84 (12.23%) Cucumber
30 78 (11.35%) Functional Testing

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 20 (2.91%) IIS
2 7 (1.02%) Jetty
2 7 (1.02%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.87%) CMS
4 5 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.58%) Confluence
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 62 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.58%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.58%) Sonata
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.73%) SaaS
2 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.04%) HTTP
2 12 (1.75%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.60%) SAN
4 10 (1.46%) IMAP
4 10 (1.46%) NAS
4 10 (1.46%) SMTP
5 7 (1.02%) LAN
5 7 (1.02%) WAN
6 4 (0.58%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.44%) Internet
8 2 (0.29%) Skype
8 2 (0.29%) SSH
9 1 (0.15%) Firewall
9 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.47%) MySQL
3 13 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.44%) Big Data
7 3 (0.44%) MS Access
7 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.29%) DB2
8 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 246 (35.81%) Selenium
2 116 (16.89%) JIRA
3 87 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (12.23%) Cucumber
5 59 (8.59%) WebDriver
6 49 (7.13%) SoapUI
7 42 (6.11%) HP UFT
8 29 (4.22%) SpecFlow
9 27 (3.93%) Selenium IDE
10 26 (3.78%) Visual Studio
11 25 (3.64%) JMeter
12 24 (3.49%) JUnit
13 23 (3.35%) Jenkins
14 21 (3.06%) Bugzilla
15 18 (2.62%) FitNesse
15 18 (2.62%) Git (software)
16 15 (2.18%) LoadRunner
16 15 (2.18%) NUnit
17 11 (1.60%) Subversion
17 11 (1.60%) WebLOAD
General
1 119 (17.32%) Finance
2 22 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.77%) Marketing
4 18 (2.62%) Banking
5 17 (2.47%) Retail
6 15 (2.18%) Electronics
6 15 (2.18%) Games
7 12 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.87%) Legal
9 4 (0.58%) iGaming
9 4 (0.58%) Publishing
10 3 (0.44%) Front Office
10 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (16.01%) .NET
2 68 (9.90%) Web Services
3 54 (7.86%) HTML
3 54 (7.86%) XML
4 21 (3.06%) SOAP
5 20 (2.91%) Gherkin
6 18 (2.62%) CSS
7 16 (2.33%) REST
8 10 (1.46%) MAPI
9 9 (1.31%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.02%) DHTML
11 6 (0.87%) JDBC
12 5 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.73%) jQuery
13 4 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.58%) Behat
13 4 (0.58%) J2EE
13 4 (0.58%) Spring
14 3 (0.44%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.13%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.46%) iDTV
4 10 (1.46%) iPad
4 10 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.16%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.16%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.16%) User Experience
7 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.73%) iSeries
8 4 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.58%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.58%) EPoS
8 4 (0.58%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (0.58%) Replication
9 3 (0.44%) Chemistry
9 3 (0.44%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.29%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 123 (17.90%) Windows
2 42 (6.11%) Android
3 35 (5.09%) Apple iOS
4 34 (4.95%) Linux
5 30 (4.37%) Windows Server
6 28 (4.08%) Unix
7 8 (1.16%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.16%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.16%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.02%) Solaris
9 5 (0.73%) AIX
9 5 (0.73%) CentOS
9 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (43.67%) Software Testing
3 201 (29.26%) Automated Testing
4 193 (28.09%) Manual Testing
5 187 (27.22%) Test Scripting
6 144 (20.96%) Scrum
7 138 (20.09%) Automation Testing
8 129 (18.78%) Test Automation
9 115 (16.74%) SDLC
10 106 (15.43%) BDD
11 97 (14.12%) TDD
12 91 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 86 (12.52%) Regression Testing
14 78 (11.35%) Functional Testing
15 65 (9.46%) Performance Testing
16 49 (7.13%) System Testing
17 47 (6.84%) Defect Management
18 46 (6.70%) Software Engineering
19 38 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (5.24%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (31.30%) SQL
2 149 (21.69%) C#
3 121 (17.61%) Java
4 65 (9.46%) JavaScript
5 57 (8.30%) Python
6 46 (6.70%) Ruby
7 35 (5.09%) C++
8 23 (3.35%) Perl
9 18 (2.62%) PHP
10 17 (2.47%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.18%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.89%) C
13 10 (1.46%) VBScript
14 8 (1.16%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.02%) VB
16 4 (0.58%) COBOL
16 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.58%) VB6
17 1 (0.15%) Groovy
17 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 168 (24.45%) ISEB
2 146 (21.25%) ISTQB
3 120 (17.47%) Degree
4 39 (5.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.18%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PhD
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (41.63%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) Section 508
3 1 (0.15%) SDET
3 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.75%) Firmware
1 12 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.46%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.60%) Perfmon
3 6 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 122 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.37%) Oracle
3 23 (3.35%) HP
4 14 (2.04%) VMware
5 9 (1.31%) SAP
6 8 (1.16%) IBM
6 8 (1.16%) Telerik
7 7 (1.02%) Cegedim Rx
7 7 (1.02%) MKS
8 5 (0.73%) Google
8 5 (0.73%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.73%) Twitter
9 4 (0.58%) Apple
10 3 (0.44%) Facebook
10 3 (0.44%) Splunk
11 2 (0.29%) Kaspersky
11 2 (0.29%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.29%) T-Plan
11 2 (0.29%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.15%) Intel Security
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
X4 Group
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £30k - 37k per year + pension, healthcare, childcare vouchers, DIS, 25
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 3% Bonus +great benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Great Office
Posted: 7 days ago
Bradford
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Tamworth
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bradford
Consult RPM
Salary: £42k - 47.5k per year + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Jaama
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on Exp, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
York
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Training
Posted: 20 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago