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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 579 549 581
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 342 427 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 334 378 285
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,000 £42,450
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%

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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -28 321 £31,500 -3.07% 62
London +23 65 £41,500 +2.46% 6
South East -49 47 £32,750 +0.76% 11
East of England +11 46 £32,250 -0.76% 3
West Midlands +13 44 £29,000 -13.43% 4
North West -11 42 £30,750 -2.38% 22
South West -21 30 £26,000 -13.33% 7
Yorkshire +10 26 £30,000 - 2
Manchester -10 25 £30,000 -4.76% 13
East Midlands -4 18 £31,250 +8.69% 5
Cambridgeshire +19 16 £33,750 +2.27% 3
West Yorkshire +3 15 £30,000 +9.09%
Somerset +23 14 £25,000 -16.66%
Cheshire -13 14 £31,500 -3.07% 9
Warwickshire - 14 £29,000 - 2
Surrey -13 13 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Hampshire +11 12 £36,250 +20.83% 2
South Wales +11 12 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Wales +3 12 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Bedfordshire +17 11 £32,500 +1.56%
Cambridge +9 11 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Leeds +6 11 £30,000 -
Essex +14 10 £47,500 +131.70%
Warwick - 9 £29,000 -
City of London +34 8 £35,000 -17.64% 1
West Sussex +11 8 £27,500 - 1
Clevedon - 8 £25,000 -
Luton +9 7 £32,000 -
Northampton +6 7 £32,500 +32.65% 2
Stockport +3 7 £30,000 - 4

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 374 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (46.96%) QA
3 292 (38.62%) Software Testing
4 285 (37.70%) SQL
5 230 (30.42%) Manual Testing
6 222 (29.37%) Test Scripting
7 220 (29.10%) ISEB
8 204 (26.98%) Selenium
9 197 (26.06%) Automated Testing
10 164 (21.69%) C#
11 151 (19.97%) ISTQB
12 148 (19.58%) Java
13 144 (19.05%) Degree
13 144 (19.05%) Test Automation
14 140 (18.52%) Windows
15 128 (16.93%) Microsoft
16 126 (16.67%) Automation Testing
17 121 (16.01%) .NET
18 118 (15.61%) HTML
19 116 (15.34%) SQL Server
20 111 (14.68%) Scrum
21 103 (13.62%) SDLC
22 96 (12.70%) JavaScript
23 93 (12.30%) Finance
24 90 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 85 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
26 84 (11.11%) XML
26 84 (11.11%) Regression Testing
27 76 (10.05%) Computer Science
28 67 (8.86%) CSS

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (1.59%) IIS
2 6 (0.79%) Node.js
3 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 50 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.32%) SaaS
3 8 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.79%) HTTP
2 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.40%) VPN
3 3 (0.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.40%) Network Security
4 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.26%) SSH
4 2 (0.26%) Firewall
4 2 (0.26%) ATM
4 2 (0.26%) Broadband
4 2 (0.26%) VoIP
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) CTI
5 1 (0.13%) Wireless
5 1 (0.13%) DVB
5 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.85%) Big Data
5 13 (1.72%) MySQL
6 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.53%) JasperReports
8 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.53%) VLDB
8 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.13%) DB2
10 1 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 204 (26.98%) Selenium
2 61 (8.07%) WebDriver
3 59 (7.80%) JIRA
4 51 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (5.95%) HP UFT
6 31 (4.10%) Visual Studio
6 31 (4.10%) Cucumber
7 22 (2.91%) SpecFlow
8 21 (2.78%) Subversion
9 19 (2.51%) Git (software)
10 17 (2.25%) JMeter
11 15 (1.98%) Bugzilla
11 15 (1.98%) JUnit
12 14 (1.85%) Jenkins
13 13 (1.72%) NUnit
14 12 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
15 11 (1.46%) FitNesse
16 10 (1.32%) Eclipse
16 10 (1.32%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.19%) MSTest
General
1 93 (12.30%) Finance
2 38 (5.03%) Telecoms
2 38 (5.03%) Banking
3 31 (4.10%) Retail
4 20 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.59%) Law
6 11 (1.46%) Marketing
6 11 (1.46%) Games
7 10 (1.32%) Legal
8 6 (0.79%) Electronics
8 6 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.53%) Billing
11 3 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (16.01%) .NET
2 118 (15.61%) HTML
3 84 (11.11%) XML
4 67 (8.86%) CSS
5 47 (6.22%) ASP.NET
6 38 (5.03%) Web Services
7 23 (3.04%) jQuery
8 20 (2.65%) HTML5
9 15 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.72%) WPF
10 13 (1.72%) WinForms
11 10 (1.32%) WCF
12 9 (1.19%) REST
13 5 (0.66%) LAMP
14 4 (0.53%) Gherkin
15 3 (0.40%) Hibernate
15 3 (0.40%) Silverlight
15 3 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
15 3 (0.40%) Java EE
16 2 (0.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (10.05%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 15 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (1.98%) Mathematics
5 13 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.72%) User Experience
6 10 (1.32%) Replication
7 9 (1.19%) DTV
8 7 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.79%) iSeries
9 6 (0.79%) AS400
9 6 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.79%) Physics
9 6 (0.79%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.66%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.53%) Telematics
11 4 (0.53%) Social Network
11 4 (0.53%) Statistics
12 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 140 (18.52%) Windows
2 53 (7.01%) Linux
3 45 (5.95%) Apple iOS
4 44 (5.82%) Android
5 32 (4.23%) UNIX
6 25 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (2.51%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.59%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.46%) Solaris
11 11 (1.46%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.46%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (38.62%) Software Testing
3 230 (30.42%) Manual Testing
4 222 (29.37%) Test Scripting
5 197 (26.06%) Automated Testing
6 144 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 126 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 111 (14.68%) Scrum
9 103 (13.62%) SDLC
10 84 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 60 (7.94%) E-Commerce
12 59 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 59 (7.80%) BDD
13 50 (6.61%) Test Strategy
14 49 (6.48%) Performance Testing
15 47 (6.22%) TDD
16 45 (5.95%) Software Engineering
17 40 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (5.03%) System Testing
19 37 (4.89%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 285 (37.70%) SQL
2 164 (21.69%) C#
3 148 (19.58%) Java
4 96 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 43 (5.69%) C++
6 33 (4.37%) PHP
6 33 (4.37%) Python
7 25 (3.31%) T-SQL
8 18 (2.38%) VB
9 14 (1.85%) Perl
10 13 (1.72%) C
10 13 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.59%) Ruby
12 7 (0.93%) Groovy
13 6 (0.79%) VB6
13 6 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.40%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.26%) Fortran
16 2 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 220 (29.10%) ISEB
2 151 (19.97%) ISTQB
3 144 (19.05%) Degree
4 90 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.13%) MCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (46.96%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.40%) Firmware
4 3 (0.40%) Docker
5 1 (0.13%) XenApp
5 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.40%) Puppet
2 3 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 128 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.76%) Oracle
3 14 (1.85%) VMware
4 11 (1.46%) HP
5 7 (0.93%) Capita
6 5 (0.66%) Google
7 4 (0.53%) Sage
7 4 (0.53%) Citrix
8 3 (0.40%) Telerik
9 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.26%) Borland
9 2 (0.26%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.26%) Symbian
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco
10 1 (0.13%) SAP
10 1 (0.13%) EMC
10 1 (0.13%) Intel
10 1 (0.13%) CA
10 1 (0.13%) NetApp
10 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com
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