The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 235 210 225
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1408 1688 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.43% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.73% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1190 1225 1154
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90830 97762 87292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.69% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73793 79516 71777
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK.

Software Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 within the UK.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -21 1282 £39,000 +8.33% 182
South East +7 374 £40,000 +9.58% 36
London -66 350 £47,500 +11.76% 51
Yorkshire +2 126 £31,000 -4.61% 11
Surrey +19 116 £40,000 -1.23% 6
North West -13 108 £32,500 - 24
East of England -34 106 £37,500 +7.14% 17
South West -12 102 £32,500 - 17
Hampshire +41 101 £37,500 +15.38% 9
City of London +30 100 £53,750 +7.50% 22
West Yorkshire -12 78 £33,750 +2.27% 8
Scotland +50 74 £40,000 -11.11% 15
West Midlands +16 72 £37,500 +4.16% 9
Berkshire -15 72 £45,000 +8.43% 10
Leeds +12 67 £32,500 -4.41% 5
Edinburgh +50 65 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Manchester -14 56 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Cheshire +18 44 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Somerset +39 40 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Birmingham +23 40 £38,750 -13.88% 4
Cambridgeshire -8 40 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Bristol -26 36 £32,500 -7.14% 10
East Midlands -20 33 £33,000 -2.94% 12
South Wales -1 29 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Wales -9 29 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Cambridge -9 29 £44,000 +25.71% 7
Guildford +31 27 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hertfordshire +2 27 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Reading -19 27 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Bath +32 25 £34,000 +13.33% 2

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 1260 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1052 (36.26%) ISEB
3 969 (33.40%) QA
4 911 (31.40%) SQL
5 828 (28.54%) ISTQB
6 813 (28.02%) Finance
7 608 (20.96%) Test Scripting
8 552 (19.03%) C#
9 544 (18.75%) Selenium
10 525 (18.10%) Test Automation
11 521 (17.96%) Degree
12 487 (16.79%) Scrum
13 482 (16.61%) Microsoft
14 470 (16.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 462 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
16 457 (15.75%) .NET
17 456 (15.72%) Windows
18 452 (15.58%) SQL Server
19 441 (15.20%) Java
19 441 (15.20%) Automated Testing
20 437 (15.06%) SDLC
21 421 (14.51%) Test Management
22 380 (13.10%) Manual Testing
23 312 (10.75%) Retail
24 301 (10.38%) Banking
25 299 (10.31%) MS Excel
26 280 (9.65%) Test Strategy
27 268 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
28 264 (9.10%) HTML
29 249 (8.58%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.10%) IIS
3 14 (0.48%) Confluence
4 12 (0.41%) JBoss
5 11 (0.38%) Node.js
6 10 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.34%) CMS
7 9 (0.31%) SAS
8 8 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.21%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.21%) SilverStripe
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.17%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.17%) Jetty
12 4 (0.14%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.10%) Smallworld
13 3 (0.10%) Drupal
13 3 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 299 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 124 (4.27%) MS Office
3 29 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.62%) MS Project
6 7 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.069%) Simulink
8 2 (0.069%) Blender
9 1 (0.034%) Maya
9 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 12 (0.41%) Temenos T24
2 9 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 6 (0.21%) MultiFonds
5 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
6 3 (0.10%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.10%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.034%) Summit
8 1 (0.034%) Endur
8 1 (0.034%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.034%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.034%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.93%) SaaS
3 26 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 9 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.28%) GitHub
6 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.72%) Internet
2 40 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.03%) DNS
4 24 (0.83%) Wireless
5 23 (0.79%) HTTP
6 16 (0.55%) DHCP
7 15 (0.52%) Network Security
8 12 (0.41%) SNMP
8 12 (0.41%) VoIP
9 11 (0.38%) IGMP
9 11 (0.38%) Unicast
9 11 (0.38%) Multicast
9 11 (0.38%) RTSP
10 9 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.31%) VPN
11 8 (0.28%) Broadband
11 8 (0.28%) CTI
11 8 (0.28%) Firewall
12 7 (0.24%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 65 (2.24%) MySQL
4 63 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (1.10%) Big Data
10 30 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.00%) MongoDB
12 28 (0.97%) QlikView
12 28 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (0.83%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.41%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.34%) Redis
18 8 (0.28%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 544 (18.75%) Selenium
2 218 (7.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 215 (7.41%) JIRA
4 212 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 177 (6.10%) WebDriver
6 159 (5.48%) Visual Studio
7 155 (5.34%) Cucumber
8 115 (3.96%) Jenkins
9 104 (3.58%) SoapUI
10 96 (3.31%) SpecFlow
11 90 (3.10%) JUnit
12 82 (2.83%) JMeter
13 68 (2.34%) Git (software)
14 63 (2.17%) FitNesse
14 63 (2.17%) LoadRunner
15 52 (1.79%) Subversion
16 49 (1.69%) NUnit
17 46 (1.59%) TestNG
18 44 (1.52%) JBehave
19 39 (1.34%) MSTest
General
1 813 (28.02%) Finance
2 312 (10.75%) Retail
3 301 (10.38%) Banking
4 135 (4.65%) Aerospace
5 115 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 55 (1.90%) Marketing
7 45 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 43 (1.48%) Games
9 40 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 34 (1.17%) Legal
11 33 (1.14%) Back Office
12 31 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 26 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.86%) Billing
15 18 (0.62%) Advertising
16 17 (0.59%) Electronics
17 16 (0.55%) Automotive
18 14 (0.48%) Investment Banking
19 11 (0.38%) Law
19 11 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1004 (34.61%) Analyst
2 769 (26.51%) Test Analyst
3 526 (18.13%) Tester
4 305 (10.51%) Developer
5 296 (10.20%) Test Manager
6 283 (9.76%) Software Tester
7 218 (7.51%) Software Engineer
8 214 (7.38%) Test Engineer
9 185 (6.38%) Consultant
10 172 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
11 163 (5.62%) Test Leader
12 146 (5.03%) QA Analyst
13 137 (4.72%) QA Engineer
14 124 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
15 111 (3.83%) Test Consultant
16 110 (3.79%) Software Test Analyst
17 100 (3.45%) Junior
18 92 (3.17%) QA Tester
19 83 (2.86%) Business Analyst
20 81 (2.79%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (15.75%) .NET
2 264 (9.10%) HTML
3 240 (8.27%) XML
4 204 (7.03%) Web Services
5 161 (5.55%) ASP.NET
6 114 (3.93%) CSS
7 86 (2.96%) SOAP
8 85 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 79 (2.72%) HTML5
10 77 (2.65%) WPF
11 68 (2.34%) WCF
12 66 (2.28%) Gherkin
13 63 (2.17%) WinForms
14 54 (1.86%) jQuery
15 47 (1.62%) Spring
16 46 (1.59%) REST
17 44 (1.52%) Entity Framework
18 39 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
19 36 (1.24%) RESTful
20 31 (1.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 268 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 81 (2.79%) Mathematics
4 77 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 71 (2.45%) User Experience
6 70 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 63 (2.17%) Derivative
8 44 (1.52%) Equities
9 31 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 31 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 28 (0.97%) NHS
12 26 (0.90%) Private Cloud
13 25 (0.86%) Physics
14 23 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.79%) Replication
15 16 (0.55%) DTV
16 15 (0.52%) Statistics
17 13 (0.45%) Fixed Income
17 13 (0.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 456 (15.72%) Windows
2 189 (6.51%) Linux
3 166 (5.72%) UNIX
4 101 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 100 (3.45%) Android
6 50 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 23 (0.79%) CentOS
10 23 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (0.62%) Windows Phone
12 18 (0.62%) Solaris
13 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
18 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1260 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (20.96%) Test Scripting
3 525 (18.10%) Test Automation
4 487 (16.79%) Scrum
5 462 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 441 (15.20%) Automated Testing
7 437 (15.06%) SDLC
8 421 (14.51%) Test Management
9 380 (13.10%) Manual Testing
10 280 (9.65%) Test Strategy
11 236 (8.14%) Regression Testing
12 234 (8.07%) Automation Testing
13 229 (7.89%) Software Engineering
14 209 (7.20%) TDD
15 199 (6.86%) Mentoring
16 197 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
17 195 (6.72%) Performance Testing
18 191 (6.58%) BDD
19 186 (6.41%) Test Planning
20 159 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 911 (31.40%) SQL
2 552 (19.03%) C#
3 441 (15.20%) Java
4 243 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 198 (6.83%) C++
6 155 (5.34%) Python
7 123 (4.24%) C
8 119 (4.10%) Perl
9 86 (2.96%) PHP
9 86 (2.96%) Ruby
10 73 (2.52%) VB
11 61 (2.10%) T-SQL
12 53 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 43 (1.48%) VB.NET
14 41 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 38 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.07%) VBScript
17 28 (0.97%) VB6
18 23 (0.79%) PowerShell
19 20 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1052 (36.26%) ISEB
2 828 (28.54%) ISTQB
3 521 (17.96%) Degree
4 470 (16.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 159 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 117 (4.03%) SC Cleared
7 64 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 62 (2.14%) DV Cleared
9 37 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 23 (0.79%) HND
11 20 (0.69%) RHCE
11 20 (0.69%) RHCSA
12 13 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.31%) CCNA
14 9 (0.31%) CIMA
15 7 (0.24%) MCP
16 6 (0.21%) MCSE
17 5 (0.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 969 (33.40%) QA
2 40 (1.38%) FATCA
3 17 (0.59%) SLA
4 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.17%) GAMP
7 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.069%) HL7
8 2 (0.069%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 34 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 25 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.24%) Firmware
6 4 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.069%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.034%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.034%) Snort
Systems Management
1 249 (8.58%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.14%) SCCM
3 30 (1.03%) Puppet
4 4 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.14%) CA LISA
4 4 (0.14%) Ansible
4 4 (0.14%) Salt
4 4 (0.14%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.10%) Nessus
5 3 (0.10%) Nmap
6 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.034%) Iperf
Vendors
1 482 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 244 (8.41%) Oracle
3 207 (7.14%) HP
4 49 (1.69%) VMware
5 45 (1.55%) Apple
6 35 (1.21%) Red Hat
7 31 (1.07%) SAP
8 23 (0.79%) Citrix
9 12 (0.41%) Cisco
10 11 (0.38%) IBM
11 9 (0.31%) Cognos
11 9 (0.31%) Sun
11 9 (0.31%) ATG
11 9 (0.31%) WorldPay
12 8 (0.28%) Infor
12 8 (0.28%) Sage
13 7 (0.24%) Remedy
13 7 (0.24%) Business Objects
13 7 (0.24%) Informatica
13 7 (0.24%) Charles River
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Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare, Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Midlands
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 25 days A/L
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Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
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Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Home Working
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ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
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Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday