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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 550 612 607
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 398 376 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 378 359 378
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%

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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +76 379 £32,500 - 40
West Midlands +19 73 £32,500 +18.18% 2
South East +21 64 £31,500 -3.07% 8
London +24 54 £35,000 -17.64% 5
East of England +45 52 £35,000 +7.69% 8
South West +35 49 £34,000 +29.52% 5
North West +13 44 £30,000 -6.25% 9
Staffordshire +26 35 £31,250 +25.00%
Manchester +4 32 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Suffolk +22 26 £35,000 +55.55%
East Midlands +5 22 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire +15 21 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Ipswich +25 20 £35,000 +55.55%
Hampshire +9 19 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Berkshire +22 18 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -4 17 £32,500 +38.29%
Gloucestershire +9 15 £40,000 +50.94% 3
Bristol +35 13 £32,500 +38.29%
Somerset -11 13 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Reading +22 12 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Surrey +16 12 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Essex +5 12 £47,500 -
Bath 0 12 £40,000 +39.13% 1
Birmingham -8 12 £35,000 +27.27%
Tamworth +14 11 £30,000 +9.09%
Scotland +11 11 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Warwickshire +9 11 £32,500 +12.06%
Warwick -9 11 £32,500 +12.06%
Cheshire +34 10 £30,500 -3.17% 2
Lincolnshire -8 10 £31,500 +14.54%

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 380 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (47.01%) QA
3 360 (45.74%) Software Testing
4 272 (34.56%) Selenium
5 245 (31.13%) Test Scripting
6 240 (30.50%) SQL
7 217 (27.57%) ISEB
8 205 (26.05%) Automated Testing
9 194 (24.65%) Manual Testing
10 188 (23.89%) ISTQB
11 176 (22.36%) C#
12 153 (19.44%) Java
12 153 (19.44%) Scrum
13 145 (18.42%) Automation Testing
14 139 (17.66%) Test Automation
15 136 (17.28%) Microsoft
16 131 (16.65%) Degree
16 131 (16.65%) SDLC
17 127 (16.14%) .NET
18 126 (16.01%) Windows
18 126 (16.01%) Regression Testing
19 118 (14.99%) JIRA
20 115 (14.61%) Finance
21 114 (14.49%) JavaScript
22 108 (13.72%) User Acceptance Testing
23 100 (12.71%) SQL Server
24 79 (10.04%) Performance Testing
25 75 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
25 75 (9.53%) BDD
26 72 (9.15%) TDD

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 13 (1.65%) CMS
2 12 (1.52%) IIS
3 5 (0.64%) Confluence
3 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.13%) JBoss
4 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.78%) MultiFonds
1 14 (1.78%) Sonata
2 9 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.25%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.91%) HTTP
2 12 (1.52%) LAN
2 12 (1.52%) WAN
3 11 (1.40%) SAN
3 11 (1.40%) Wireshark
4 10 (1.27%) IMAP
4 10 (1.27%) NAS
4 10 (1.27%) SMTP
4 10 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.64%) SSH
6 4 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.25%) VoIP
7 2 (0.25%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) Internet
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.40%) MySQL
5 10 (1.27%) MS Access
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.25%) Big Data
10 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.25%) DB2
10 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 272 (34.56%) Selenium
2 118 (14.99%) JIRA
3 75 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 70 (8.89%) Cucumber
5 68 (8.64%) WebDriver
6 38 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 38 (4.83%) SoapUI
7 36 (4.57%) HP UFT
8 35 (4.45%) JMeter
9 32 (4.07%) Git (software)
10 24 (3.05%) JUnit
10 24 (3.05%) SpecFlow
11 22 (2.80%) NUnit
12 20 (2.54%) Bugzilla
12 20 (2.54%) Visual Studio
13 19 (2.41%) Selenium IDE
14 17 (2.16%) LoadRunner
15 15 (1.91%) Protractor
16 14 (1.78%) Subversion
17 13 (1.65%) Jasmine
General
1 115 (14.61%) Finance
2 35 (4.45%) Games
3 31 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.18%) Retail
5 23 (2.92%) Marketing
6 20 (2.54%) Banking
7 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.65%) Electronics
9 6 (0.76%) Automotive
9 6 (0.76%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Back Office
10 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.38%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (16.14%) .NET
2 71 (9.02%) HTML
3 56 (7.12%) XML
4 54 (6.86%) Web Services
5 34 (4.32%) CSS
6 24 (3.05%) SOAP
7 21 (2.67%) ASP.NET
8 15 (1.91%) REST
9 13 (1.65%) jQuery
10 12 (1.52%) LAMP
11 10 (1.27%) MAPI
12 9 (1.14%) Gherkin
13 8 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (0.89%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.89%) X-Windows
15 6 (0.76%) DHTML
15 6 (0.76%) Spring
15 6 (0.76%) WCF
16 5 (0.64%) DOM
16 5 (0.64%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.48%) Computer Science
1 51 (6.48%) Mobile App
2 48 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.92%) iPad
4 19 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 18 (2.29%) User Experience
6 17 (2.16%) Online Games
7 14 (1.78%) Digital Media
7 14 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.27%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.76%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.51%) EPoS
13 4 (0.51%) Social Media
14 3 (0.38%) BBC
14 3 (0.38%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 126 (16.01%) Windows
2 71 (9.02%) Linux
3 37 (4.70%) Android
3 37 (4.70%) Unix
4 30 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.80%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.27%) CentOS
7 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.76%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.51%) Solaris
11 2 (0.25%) AIX
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (45.74%) Software Testing
3 245 (31.13%) Test Scripting
4 205 (26.05%) Automated Testing
5 194 (24.65%) Manual Testing
6 153 (19.44%) Scrum
7 145 (18.42%) Automation Testing
8 139 (17.66%) Test Automation
9 131 (16.65%) SDLC
10 126 (16.01%) Regression Testing
11 108 (13.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 79 (10.04%) Performance Testing
13 75 (9.53%) BDD
14 72 (9.15%) TDD
15 68 (8.64%) Functional Testing
16 61 (7.75%) System Testing
17 56 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (7.12%) Defect Management
18 49 (6.23%) Mentoring
19 46 (5.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 240 (30.50%) SQL
2 176 (22.36%) C#
3 153 (19.44%) Java
4 114 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 71 (9.02%) Python
6 48 (6.10%) C++
7 43 (5.46%) Ruby
8 29 (3.68%) PHP
9 20 (2.54%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.29%) C
11 17 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.91%) Perl
13 11 (1.40%) VB
14 10 (1.27%) VBScript
15 7 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.89%) VBA
16 4 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.38%) Fortran
18 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 217 (27.57%) ISEB
2 188 (23.89%) ISTQB
3 131 (16.65%) Degree
4 48 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.13%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (47.01%) QA
2 3 (0.38%) Section 508
2 3 (0.38%) WCAG
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.27%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.13%) Docker
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.40%) Perfmon
3 10 (1.27%) Puppet
4 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 136 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.46%) Oracle
3 31 (3.94%) HP
4 14 (1.78%) VMware
5 13 (1.65%) Google
6 12 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.14%) SAP
8 7 (0.89%) Telerik
9 6 (0.76%) IBM
10 5 (0.64%) Splunk
11 4 (0.51%) MKS
11 4 (0.51%) PayPal
12 3 (0.38%) Apple
12 3 (0.38%) BT
12 3 (0.38%) Intel Security
13 2 (0.25%) Kaspersky
13 2 (0.25%) TOWER Software
13 2 (0.25%) Twitter
13 2 (0.25%) WatchGuard
14 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Share ownership scheme + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Novate IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Exciting work, excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Wellbeing Software Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St Neots
Pico Technology
Salary: £23,000 - £28,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Richmond (South West London)
Acumen
Salary: £25,000-£30,000
Posted: 6 days ago