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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 572 547 580
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 328 403 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 311 341 298
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 -24 309 £30,000 -7.69% 53
London +47 57 £41,000 +2.50% 6
East of England +12 52 £32,000 -1.53% 7
South East -56 46 £33,000 +1.53% 5
North West -5 44 £30,000 -2.43% 19
West Midlands +8 38 £29,000 -3.33% 2
Manchester +22 31 £30,000 -4.76% 10
Yorkshire -6 27 £30,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire +16 26 £32,000 -3.75% 3
South West -16 23 £25,000 -23.07% 7
Cambridge +23 19 £42,500 +27.81% 3
West Yorkshire +11 19 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Surrey +10 16 £42,500 +6.91% 1
Leeds +6 16 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Warwickshire - 13 £29,000 -
Somerset +23 12 £25,000 +25.00%
Essex +12 12 £43,750 - 1
East Midlands -2 12 £33,500 +6.34% 2
City of London +43 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Stockport +1 11 £30,000 - 3
Warwick - 11 £29,000 -
Hampshire -10 10 £31,250 +4.16% 4
Cheshire -12 10 £33,250 +10.83% 6
Clevedon - 10 £25,000 -
Wales +10 9 £35,000 +9.37% 1
South Wales +13 8 £35,000 +9.37% 1
North East +6 8 £26,500 +17.77% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 8 £26,500 +17.77% 1
Tyne and Wear 0 8 £26,500 +17.77% 1
Bedfordshire +18 7 £32,000 - 1

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 356 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (44.34%) QA
3 282 (38.95%) Software Testing
4 252 (34.81%) SQL
5 218 (30.11%) Manual Testing
6 216 (29.83%) ISEB
7 211 (29.14%) Selenium
8 208 (28.73%) Test Scripting
9 196 (27.07%) Automated Testing
10 150 (20.72%) ISTQB
11 140 (19.34%) Degree
12 139 (19.20%) Test Automation
13 130 (17.96%) Java
14 126 (17.40%) C#
15 123 (16.99%) Windows
16 114 (15.75%) .NET
17 112 (15.47%) HTML
18 109 (15.06%) Scrum
19 100 (13.81%) Automation Testing
20 94 (12.98%) Finance
21 92 (12.71%) Microsoft
22 87 (12.02%) JavaScript
23 84 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
24 83 (11.46%) Regression Testing
25 80 (11.05%) SQL Server
25 80 (11.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 71 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
27 70 (9.67%) JIRA
28 68 (9.39%) Computer Science
29 66 (9.12%) CSS

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (0.97%) IIS
2 5 (0.69%) Node.js
3 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.52%) SaaS
2 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.83%) HTTP
1 6 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.69%) ATM
3 4 (0.55%) Internet
4 3 (0.41%) VoIP
5 2 (0.28%) SSH
5 2 (0.28%) WAN
5 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.14%) 4G
6 1 (0.14%) MVNO
6 1 (0.14%) Network Security
6 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) LTE
6 1 (0.14%) DHCP
6 1 (0.14%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) CTI
6 1 (0.14%) RTP
6 1 (0.14%) DVB
6 1 (0.14%) H.323
6 1 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.21%) Big Data
3 14 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.24%) MySQL
5 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.55%) JasperReports
7 4 (0.55%) VLDB
8 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.28%) DB2
9 2 (0.28%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 211 (29.14%) Selenium
2 71 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 70 (9.67%) JIRA
4 58 (8.01%) WebDriver
5 55 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (5.94%) Cucumber
7 24 (3.31%) SpecFlow
7 24 (3.31%) Visual Studio
8 18 (2.49%) JMeter
9 17 (2.35%) Subversion
10 16 (2.21%) NUnit
10 16 (2.21%) Bugzilla
11 15 (2.07%) Git (software)
11 15 (2.07%) FitNesse
12 12 (1.66%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.66%) MSTest
12 12 (1.66%) WatiN
12 12 (1.66%) Jenkins
12 12 (1.66%) SoapUI
13 11 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 94 (12.98%) Finance
2 33 (4.56%) Banking
3 31 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.31%) Retail
5 16 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.52%) Legal
6 11 (1.52%) Games
7 9 (1.24%) Marketing
7 9 (1.24%) Law
8 8 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.69%) Billing
10 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (15.75%) .NET
2 112 (15.47%) HTML
3 66 (9.12%) CSS
3 66 (9.12%) XML
4 34 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 34 (4.70%) Web Services
5 25 (3.45%) jQuery
6 21 (2.90%) HTML5
7 15 (2.07%) .NET Framework
8 13 (1.80%) WPF
8 13 (1.80%) WinForms
9 10 (1.38%) WCF
10 5 (0.69%) REST
10 5 (0.69%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.41%) CSS3
11 3 (0.41%) Silverlight
11 3 (0.41%) Java EE
11 3 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.28%) J2EE
12 2 (0.28%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (9.39%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.07%) Open Source
6 12 (1.66%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.24%) User Experience
9 8 (1.10%) Replication
9 8 (1.10%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.83%) Physics
10 6 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.69%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.69%) DTV
11 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.55%) Statistics
13 3 (0.41%) Social Network
13 3 (0.41%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.28%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.99%) Windows
2 50 (6.91%) Linux
3 49 (6.77%) Android
4 48 (6.63%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.87%) UNIX
6 15 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.24%) Solaris
11 8 (1.10%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.10%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (38.95%) Software Testing
3 218 (30.11%) Manual Testing
4 208 (28.73%) Test Scripting
5 196 (27.07%) Automated Testing
6 139 (19.20%) Test Automation
7 109 (15.06%) Scrum
8 100 (13.81%) Automation Testing
9 83 (11.46%) Regression Testing
10 62 (8.56%) E-Commerce
11 54 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 54 (7.46%) Performance Testing
12 50 (6.91%) BDD
12 50 (6.91%) Test Strategy
13 41 (5.66%) TDD
14 38 (5.25%) Software Engineering
15 37 (5.11%) Test Management
16 35 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (4.56%) Waterfall
18 31 (4.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 252 (34.81%) SQL
2 130 (17.96%) Java
3 126 (17.40%) C#
4 87 (12.02%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.52%) C++
6 32 (4.42%) Python
7 28 (3.87%) PHP
8 17 (2.35%) VB
9 14 (1.93%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.93%) Perl
10 13 (1.80%) C
11 12 (1.66%) Ruby
12 9 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.24%) Groovy
13 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.83%) VB6
15 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.41%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.28%) Delphi
17 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 216 (29.83%) ISEB
2 150 (20.72%) ISTQB
3 140 (19.34%) Degree
4 80 (11.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
10 1 (0.14%) MCAD
10 1 (0.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (44.34%) QA
2 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.28%) Oracle
3 19 (2.62%) HP
4 14 (1.93%) VMware
5 7 (0.97%) Google
6 5 (0.69%) Capita
7 4 (0.55%) Sage
7 4 (0.55%) Citrix
7 4 (0.55%) Symbian
8 3 (0.41%) Telerik
9 2 (0.28%) SAP
9 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.28%) CA
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco
9 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.14%) EMC
10 1 (0.14%) Intel
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.14%) Avaya
10 1 (0.14%) NetApp
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-38k
Posted: 11 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: C. 35K
Posted: 16 hours ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £1849.07 - £2588.70 per month
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago