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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 589 616 595
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 325 267 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 291 231 282
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 £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +25 299 £33,000 +1.53% 51
South East -1 98 £34,250 +5.38% 17
Surrey +24 48 £35,000 +7.69% 3
London -14 46 £44,000 +25.71% 1
South West -7 38 £30,000 -11.11% 5
East of England -13 33 £33,750 +14.40% 6
East Midlands -11 32 £31,000 -7.46%
Bristol +13 27 £30,000 -11.76% 4
North West -8 26 £30,000 +3.44% 13
Nottingham -2 21 £32,500 +8.33%
Nottinghamshire -2 21 £32,500 +8.33%
West Midlands -18 21 £33,500 -16.25% 5
Cambridgeshire +14 19 £35,000 +1.44% 5
Cambridge +9 19 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Hampshire +6 19 £32,500 +16.07% 6
City of London +16 15 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Berkshire +9 14 £37,000 -7.50% 4
Cheshire -8 11 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Scotland -17 11 £32,500 +20.37% 2
Birmingham -3 10 £30,000 -5.51%
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £32,500 - 3
Manchester +3 8 £32,500 +47.72% 7
Somerset -8 8 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Staffordshire -8 8 £35,000 - 2
Northamptonshire -18 8 £24,500 -8.41%
Milton Keynes -7 7 £32,500 - 2
Hertfordshire -10 7 £29,000 +5.45% 1
Edinburgh -10 7 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Bath -11 7 £30,000 - 1
Reading +1 6 £30,750 +11.81%

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 386 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (41.21%) QA
3 312 (40.94%) Software Testing
4 263 (34.51%) ISEB
5 261 (34.25%) SQL
6 260 (34.12%) Manual Testing
7 230 (30.18%) Automated Testing
8 218 (28.61%) Selenium
9 215 (28.22%) Degree
10 184 (24.15%) Test Scripting
11 176 (23.10%) Windows
12 170 (22.31%) .NET
13 137 (17.98%) C#
13 137 (17.98%) Microsoft
14 123 (16.14%) ISTQB
15 120 (15.75%) SQL Server
16 113 (14.83%) QuickTest Pro
17 112 (14.70%) Java
18 107 (14.04%) Test Automation
19 102 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 95 (12.47%) Regression Testing
21 92 (12.07%) Finance
21 92 (12.07%) Scrum
22 90 (11.81%) Computer Science
23 81 (10.63%) Oracle
24 73 (9.58%) JavaScript
25 72 (9.45%) HP Quality Center
26 66 (8.66%) JIRA
27 64 (8.40%) HTML
27 64 (8.40%) MySQL

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.31%) WorkSite
3 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.39%) Confluence
4 3 (0.39%) IIS
4 3 (0.39%) SAS
5 2 (0.26%) CMS
6 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.13%) Drupal
6 1 (0.13%) WordPress
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 52 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.12%) MS Office
3 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.31%) SaaS
2 10 (1.31%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.44%) Internet
3 10 (1.31%) Wireshark
4 9 (1.18%) WAN
5 8 (1.05%) VoIP
6 7 (0.92%) DHCP
6 7 (0.92%) RTP
6 7 (0.92%) H.323
6 7 (0.92%) VLAN
7 4 (0.52%) HTTP
8 3 (0.39%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.39%) LTE
8 3 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.39%) 4G
8 3 (0.39%) MVNO
8 3 (0.39%) FTP
9 2 (0.26%) NAS
9 2 (0.26%) SNMP
9 2 (0.26%) LAN
9 2 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.40%) MySQL
3 27 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.02%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
7 6 (0.79%) DB2
8 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 218 (28.61%) Selenium
2 113 (14.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 66 (8.66%) JIRA
4 59 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 55 (7.22%) WebDriver
6 47 (6.17%) JMeter
7 45 (5.91%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 24 (3.15%) Selenium IDE
9 20 (2.62%) LoadRunner
10 17 (2.23%) Subversion
10 17 (2.23%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.23%) Cucumber
11 16 (2.10%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.10%) TestComplete
12 15 (1.97%) JUnit
13 14 (1.84%) Ant
14 11 (1.44%) Bugzilla
15 10 (1.31%) NUnit
16 8 (1.05%) MSTest
General
1 92 (12.07%) Finance
2 32 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.76%) Retail
4 20 (2.62%) Banking
5 17 (2.23%) Games
5 17 (2.23%) Electronics
6 15 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.44%) Law
8 10 (1.31%) Legal
8 10 (1.31%) Back Office
9 7 (0.92%) Marketing
10 5 (0.66%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) Billing
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (22.31%) .NET
2 64 (8.40%) HTML
3 62 (8.14%) ASP.NET
4 48 (6.30%) Web Services
5 39 (5.12%) XML
6 28 (3.67%) CSS
7 24 (3.15%) J2EE
8 14 (1.84%) Flash
8 14 (1.84%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.44%) SOAP
10 10 (1.31%) Adobe AIR
11 9 (1.18%) REST
12 7 (0.92%) jQuery
12 7 (0.92%) WinForms
13 6 (0.79%) WCF
13 6 (0.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 4 (0.52%) Java EE
14 4 (0.52%) COM
14 4 (0.52%) XSD
15 3 (0.39%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.81%) Computer Science
2 49 (6.43%) Life Science
3 44 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.64%) Mathematics
5 35 (4.59%) Chemistry
6 32 (4.20%) Biology
6 32 (4.20%) Open Source
7 24 (3.15%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.62%) Visualisation
9 20 (2.62%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.36%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.84%) User Experience
12 10 (1.31%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.31%) Statistics
12 10 (1.31%) Video on Demand
13 8 (1.05%) Biotechnology
13 8 (1.05%) Physics
14 6 (0.79%) NHS
15 5 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 176 (23.10%) Windows
2 46 (6.04%) Linux
3 36 (4.72%) UNIX
4 31 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (3.54%) Mac OS X
6 23 (3.02%) Solaris
7 15 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.31%) Android
9 9 (1.18%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (40.94%) Software Testing
3 260 (34.12%) Manual Testing
4 230 (30.18%) Automated Testing
5 184 (24.15%) Test Scripting
6 107 (14.04%) Test Automation
7 95 (12.47%) Regression Testing
8 92 (12.07%) Scrum
9 60 (7.87%) System Testing
10 57 (7.48%) Automation Testing
11 53 (6.96%) Test Management
12 52 (6.82%) Web Testing
13 47 (6.17%) Performance Testing
14 45 (5.91%) Software Engineering
15 42 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (4.99%) E-Commerce
17 35 (4.59%) Test Strategy
18 30 (3.94%) V-Model
19 27 (3.54%) Agile Testing
20 25 (3.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 261 (34.25%) SQL
2 137 (17.98%) C#
3 112 (14.70%) Java
4 73 (9.58%) JavaScript
5 46 (6.04%) PL/SQL
6 35 (4.59%) C++
7 30 (3.94%) T-SQL
8 29 (3.81%) Python
9 27 (3.54%) PHP
10 24 (3.15%) VB
11 18 (2.36%) VB.NET
12 17 (2.23%) VBScript
13 14 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.57%) Ruby
15 11 (1.44%) C
16 10 (1.31%) VB6
17 9 (1.18%) Perl
18 7 (0.92%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.66%) PowerHouse
20 3 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 263 (34.51%) ISEB
2 215 (28.22%) Degree
3 123 (16.14%) ISTQB
4 102 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 23 (3.02%) PhD
6 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.31%) MCSE
7 7 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.92%) MCITP
7 7 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.92%) CCNA
8 3 (0.39%) HNC
8 3 (0.39%) HND
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (41.21%) QA
2 8 (1.05%) GLP
3 4 (0.52%) SLA
4 3 (0.39%) GAMP
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 12 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (9.45%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.31%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) PureDisk
3 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.13%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 137 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.63%) Oracle
3 40 (5.25%) HP
4 15 (1.97%) Citrix
5 12 (1.57%) Adobe
6 10 (1.31%) VMware
6 10 (1.31%) Interwoven
7 8 (1.05%) Telerik
8 7 (0.92%) Avaya
8 7 (0.92%) Cisco
9 4 (0.52%) SunGard
10 3 (0.39%) Compuware
11 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.26%) IBM
11 2 (0.26%) SAP
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.26%) Sony
12 1 (0.13%) Facebook
12 1 (0.13%) Green Hat
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 19 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 5 days ago