The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 566 588 563
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 389 306 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 325 283 341
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £48,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +20 373 £32,500 +1.56% 51
South East -33 88 £32,500 +16.07% 12
London -35 63 £40,000 +6.66% 8
East of England +3 55 £32,500 +1.56% 7
North West +33 53 £30,000 +4.34% 10
Yorkshire -13 44 £30,000 +18.81% 2
South West +7 29 £30,000 +9.09% 6
Cheshire +18 25 £30,000 +39.53% 2
Hampshire -6 25 £30,000 +11.11% 1
West Yorkshire -21 25 £34,000 +34.65% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 24 £35,500 +10.93% 4
West Midlands -1 22 £30,750 -12.14% 3
Cambridge -1 21 £34,000 +6.25% 4
Manchester +13 20 £31,500 +1.61% 5
Leeds -15 20 £34,500 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -26 19 £26,250 -25.00% 3
Surrey -2 18 £38,500 +40.00% 2
Bristol +10 13 £34,000 +23.63% 3
Milton Keynes +9 12 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Berkshire +1 12 £36,500 +15.87% 2
Suffolk -2 12 £28,750 -12.87%
Scotland -8 12 £31,000 +5.08% 1
Wilmslow - 12 £30,000 - 2
East Yorkshire +1 10 £24,000 -13.51%
Hull -1 10 £24,000 +4.34%
Coventry - 10 £36,000 - 1
Stockport - 10 £30,000 - 3
York -12 9 £30,000 +27.65%
Oxfordshire -13 9 £40,000 +33.33%

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 306 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 304 (39.74%) QA
3 254 (33.20%) ISEB
4 239 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
5 231 (30.20%) SQL
6 202 (26.41%) Automated Testing
7 199 (26.01%) Test Scripting
8 195 (25.49%) .NET
9 180 (23.53%) Degree
10 154 (20.13%) Selenium
11 153 (20.00%) Finance
12 146 (19.08%) Windows
13 145 (18.95%) SQL Server
14 143 (18.69%) Microsoft
15 139 (18.17%) ISTQB
16 131 (17.12%) Manual Testing
17 128 (16.73%) C#
18 102 (13.33%) Regression Testing
19 91 (11.90%) Java
20 88 (11.50%) Computer Science
20 88 (11.50%) Test Automation
21 86 (11.24%) Scrum
22 77 (10.07%) MS Excel
23 70 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
24 66 (8.63%) JavaScript
25 63 (8.24%) System Testing
26 62 (8.10%) ASP.NET
27 61 (7.97%) Performance Testing
28 58 (7.58%) JIRA
29 56 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (2.09%) IIS
2 11 (1.44%) Apache
2 11 (1.44%) Confluence
3 6 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 77 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.52%) Mingle
4 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.48%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.70%) SaaS
3 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.58%) Internet
2 14 (1.83%) 4G
2 14 (1.83%) LTE
3 9 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.52%) HTTP
5 3 (0.39%) Wireless
5 3 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.26%) IMAP
7 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.31%) MySQL
3 22 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.31%) DB2
7 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.05%) OLTP
8 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.78%) Riak
9 6 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.13%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 154 (20.13%) Selenium
2 58 (7.58%) JIRA
3 56 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (6.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 40 (5.23%) Visual Studio
6 24 (3.14%) WebDriver
7 20 (2.61%) LoadRunner
8 19 (2.48%) SoapUI
9 15 (1.96%) NUnit
9 15 (1.96%) TestDirector
10 13 (1.70%) JMeter
10 13 (1.70%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.57%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.57%) Selenium IDE
11 12 (1.57%) Sahi
11 12 (1.57%) Subversion
12 11 (1.44%) Bugzilla
12 11 (1.44%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.05%) FitNesse
General
1 153 (20.00%) Finance
2 36 (4.71%) Retail
3 28 (3.66%) Banking
3 28 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.96%) Marketing
5 14 (1.83%) Billing
6 12 (1.57%) Games
7 10 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.92%) Legal
8 7 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.65%) Electronics
10 5 (0.65%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Publishing
11 4 (0.52%) Back Office
12 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.26%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Law
14 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (25.49%) .NET
2 62 (8.10%) ASP.NET
3 55 (7.19%) HTML
4 39 (5.10%) XML
5 26 (3.40%) .NET Framework
6 22 (2.88%) SOAP
7 19 (2.48%) CSS
8 18 (2.35%) Web Services
9 14 (1.83%) LAMP
10 13 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.57%) HTML5
12 9 (1.18%) CSS3
13 7 (0.92%) XSD
13 7 (0.92%) WCF
14 6 (0.78%) jQuery
14 6 (0.78%) WSDL
15 5 (0.65%) Flash
16 4 (0.52%) REST
16 4 (0.52%) J2EE
17 3 (0.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.50%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.40%) Client/Server
3 17 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.09%) Mathematics
5 14 (1.83%) Open Source
5 14 (1.83%) NHS
6 7 (0.92%) N-Tier
7 6 (0.78%) Statistics
8 5 (0.65%) Chemistry
8 5 (0.65%) Biometrics
8 5 (0.65%) Smartcard
8 5 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.52%) EPoS
9 4 (0.52%) Biology
9 4 (0.52%) Life Science
10 3 (0.39%) Equities
10 3 (0.39%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.39%) Derivative
11 2 (0.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 146 (19.08%) Windows
2 41 (5.36%) Linux
3 38 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (3.27%) UNIX
5 20 (2.61%) Windows XP
6 19 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.48%) Android
7 15 (1.96%) Windows Vista
7 15 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.44%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 239 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (26.41%) Automated Testing
4 199 (26.01%) Test Scripting
5 131 (17.12%) Manual Testing
6 102 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 88 (11.50%) Test Automation
8 86 (11.24%) Scrum
9 70 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 63 (8.24%) System Testing
11 61 (7.97%) Performance Testing
12 56 (7.32%) Automation Testing
13 45 (5.88%) Test Strategy
14 43 (5.62%) Test Management
15 42 (5.49%) Web Testing
16 35 (4.58%) TDD
17 31 (4.05%) Web Development
18 30 (3.92%) Software Engineering
19 28 (3.66%) Project Management
20 25 (3.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 231 (30.20%) SQL
2 128 (16.73%) C#
3 91 (11.90%) Java
4 66 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 38 (4.97%) Python
6 36 (4.71%) VB.NET
7 30 (3.92%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.27%) C++
9 19 (2.48%) Ruby
10 18 (2.35%) PHP
11 17 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.96%) Perl
13 13 (1.70%) VBScript
14 10 (1.31%) VB
15 8 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.78%) Korn
17 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.39%) VB6
18 3 (0.39%) PowerHouse
18 3 (0.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 254 (33.20%) ISEB
2 180 (23.53%) Degree
3 139 (18.17%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.92%) PhD
6 5 (0.65%) HND
7 4 (0.52%) HNC
8 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (39.74%) QA
2 13 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.13%) GAMP
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 143 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.19%) Oracle
3 34 (4.44%) HP
4 20 (2.61%) Telerik
5 17 (2.22%) Apple
6 9 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.78%) Cognos
7 6 (0.78%) Business Objects
7 6 (0.78%) Sybase
7 6 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (0.78%) Hyperion
8 5 (0.65%) Compuware
9 3 (0.39%) IBM
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe
10 2 (0.26%) Red Gate
10 2 (0.26%) Citrix
10 2 (0.26%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.13%) InterSystems
11 1 (0.13%) Capita
11 1 (0.13%) Sony
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + excellent benefits
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