The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 247 236 235
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1191 1506 1493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.42% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.62% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 949 1241 1178
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
78947 92968 97230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.06% 87.55% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 65078 76746 79953
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,426
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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 -16 1096 £40,500 +8.00% 142
London +4 304 £50,000 - 46
South East +74 271 £42,500 +18.05% 20
North West -45 117 £35,000 +4.47% 16
Yorkshire +10 112 £40,000 +17.64% 10
East of England -29 107 £35,000 - 23
West Yorkshire +23 89 £42,000 +20.00% 9
South West -28 87 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Leeds +13 66 £42,500 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -59 65 £34,000 -15.00% 10
Manchester -19 60 £37,500 +1.35% 10
Hampshire +5 53 £44,500 +23.61% 6
Berkshire +66 51 £50,000 - 4
City of London +25 50 £46,000 -8.00% 16
Hertfordshire +4 50 £37,500 -17.12% 8
Surrey +7 42 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Scotland +15 38 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire -3 36 £34,000 +1.49% 4
Edinburgh +26 35 £37,750 -9.03% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 34 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Milton Keynes +26 28 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Somerset +25 28 £32,500 +30.00% 3
Kent +35 27 £45,000 +31.38% 1
Oxfordshire +30 22 £27,750 -23.44% 3
Bristol 0 22 £34,750 -10.89% 4
Staffordshire -3 22 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Cambridgeshire -22 22 £42,500 +13.33% 9
East Sussex +46 21 £37,076 +6.69%
East Midlands -23 21 £32,500 +1.56% 3
West Sussex +20 20 £43,500 +24.28% 1

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1416 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1069 (41.43%) QA
3 801 (31.05%) Selenium
4 767 (29.73%) SQL
5 722 (27.98%) ISEB
6 686 (26.59%) ISTQB
7 650 (25.19%) Test Automation
8 572 (22.17%) Java
9 571 (22.13%) Finance
10 541 (20.97%) Test Scripting
11 522 (20.23%) C#
12 505 (19.57%) Degree
13 498 (19.30%) Scrum
14 482 (18.68%) SDLC
15 416 (16.12%) Automated Testing
16 408 (15.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 403 (15.62%) .NET
18 383 (14.84%) Microsoft
19 377 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
20 372 (14.42%) BDD
21 369 (14.30%) Manual Testing
22 346 (13.41%) Cucumber
23 339 (13.14%) Test Strategy
24 332 (12.87%) Test Management
25 322 (12.48%) JIRA
26 319 (12.36%) Regression Testing
27 315 (12.21%) Functional Testing
28 301 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
29 295 (11.43%) Automation Testing
30 269 (10.43%) Windows

Software Testing
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 42 (1.63%) CMS
2 39 (1.51%) IIS
3 37 (1.43%) Confluence
4 34 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.39%) Documentum
5 10 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.35%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.23%) FileNet
10 5 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.19%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.19%) SAS
10 5 (0.19%) Smallworld
11 4 (0.16%) Apache
11 4 (0.16%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.12%) JBoss
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.078%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 217 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 113 (4.38%) MS Office
3 46 (1.78%) MS Project
4 41 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.039%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.039%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (0.35%) Sonata
4 8 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.19%) MultiFonds
7 5 (0.19%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.16%) Primavera
8 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.078%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.078%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 2 (0.078%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.078%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.078%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.05%) SaaS
2 48 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.20%) Office 365
5 29 (1.12%) G Suite
5 29 (1.12%) Slack
6 14 (0.54%) IaaS
7 13 (0.50%) GitHub
7 13 (0.50%) PaaS
8 10 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.19%) iTunes
10 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.16%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.039%) Google Play
12 1 (0.039%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.039%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.05%) Internet
2 51 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 46 (1.78%) HTTP
4 30 (1.16%) DNS
5 27 (1.05%) Firewall
6 12 (0.47%) FTP
6 12 (0.47%) VoIP
7 11 (0.43%) Wireless
8 10 (0.39%) Intranet
9 9 (0.35%) DHCP
10 8 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.31%) VPN
11 7 (0.27%) InfiniBand
12 6 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.16%) DSL
13 4 (0.16%) Skype
14 3 (0.12%) Network Security
14 3 (0.12%) WinSCP
15 2 (0.078%) LTE
15 2 (0.078%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 110 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 68 (2.64%) MySQL
4 49 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 28 (1.09%) QlikView
7 26 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
9 24 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 20 (0.78%) HBase
11 18 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.35%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 9 (0.35%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 801 (31.05%) Selenium
2 346 (13.41%) Cucumber
3 322 (12.48%) JIRA
4 195 (7.56%) SoapUI
5 194 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 187 (7.25%) WebDriver
7 149 (5.78%) Jenkins
8 137 (5.31%) HP UFT
9 133 (5.16%) Git (software)
10 127 (4.92%) JMeter
11 104 (4.03%) Visual Studio
12 98 (3.80%) SpecFlow
13 92 (3.57%) LoadRunner
14 83 (3.22%) JUnit
15 78 (3.02%) Ranorex
16 52 (2.02%) Appium
17 44 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 43 (1.67%) Bugzilla
18 43 (1.67%) Gatling
19 40 (1.55%) Subversion
General
1 571 (22.13%) Finance
2 141 (5.47%) Banking
3 139 (5.39%) Games
4 117 (4.53%) Retail
5 111 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 48 (1.86%) Legal
7 43 (1.67%) Marketing
8 36 (1.40%) Electronics
9 30 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.97%) Advertising
12 20 (0.78%) Billing
13 19 (0.74%) Automotive
13 19 (0.74%) Publishing
14 17 (0.66%) Back Office
14 17 (0.66%) Military
15 15 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 811 (31.43%) Analyst
2 627 (24.30%) Test Analyst
3 559 (21.67%) Tester
4 309 (11.98%) Test Engineer
5 272 (10.54%) Software Tester
6 248 (9.61%) Developer
7 208 (8.06%) Automation Tester
8 188 (7.29%) Test Manager
9 168 (6.51%) Software Analyst
10 166 (6.43%) QA Tester
11 164 (6.36%) Test Leader
12 152 (5.89%) Software Test Analyst
13 145 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
14 131 (5.08%) QA Engineer
15 129 (5.00%) QA Analyst
16 126 (4.88%) Consultant
17 106 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
18 100 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
19 89 (3.45%) Team Leader
20 84 (3.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (15.62%) .NET
2 194 (7.52%) Web Services
3 178 (6.90%) HTML
4 177 (6.86%) XML
5 127 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 102 (3.95%) CSS
7 63 (2.44%) SOAP
8 54 (2.09%) Gherkin
9 52 (2.02%) REST
9 52 (2.02%) RESTful
10 35 (1.36%) WPF
11 29 (1.12%) Middleware
12 25 (0.97%) WinForms
13 24 (0.93%) AngularJS
14 23 (0.89%) Ajax
15 21 (0.81%) HTML5
15 21 (0.81%) JSON
16 18 (0.70%) J2EE
17 15 (0.58%) .NET Framework
17 15 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 301 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (7.36%) Computer Science
3 118 (4.57%) Mobile App
4 68 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 47 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 40 (1.55%) Virtual Team
8 37 (1.43%) Online Games
9 34 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.28%) iPad
11 31 (1.20%) New Media
12 25 (0.97%) Blog
12 25 (0.97%) User Experience
13 22 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 21 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.78%) Life Science
16 17 (0.66%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.66%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.62%) Data Centre
17 16 (0.62%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 269 (10.43%) Windows
2 218 (8.45%) Linux
3 138 (5.35%) Unix
4 62 (2.40%) Android
5 56 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.39%) Solaris
9 10 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.23%) CentOS
13 5 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1416 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (25.19%) Test Automation
3 541 (20.97%) Test Scripting
4 498 (19.30%) Scrum
5 482 (18.68%) SDLC
6 416 (16.12%) Automated Testing
7 377 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 372 (14.42%) BDD
9 369 (14.30%) Manual Testing
10 339 (13.14%) Test Strategy
11 332 (12.87%) Test Management
12 319 (12.36%) Regression Testing
13 315 (12.21%) Functional Testing
14 295 (11.43%) Automation Testing
15 264 (10.23%) Performance Testing
16 262 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
17 260 (10.08%) Mentoring
18 241 (9.34%) TDD
19 232 (8.99%) Defect Management
20 210 (8.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 767 (29.73%) SQL
2 572 (22.17%) Java
3 522 (20.23%) C#
4 216 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 208 (8.06%) Python
6 151 (5.85%) C++
7 122 (4.73%) C
8 110 (4.26%) Ruby
9 77 (2.98%) Perl
10 67 (2.60%) PHP
11 65 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 55 (2.13%) Scala
13 50 (1.94%) VB
14 28 (1.09%) VBScript
15 26 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.97%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.62%) VBA
18 15 (0.58%) Shell Script
19 11 (0.43%) ActionScript
19 11 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 722 (27.98%) ISEB
2 686 (26.59%) ISTQB
3 505 (19.57%) Degree
4 408 (15.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 126 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 76 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 59 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 44 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.50%) CCNA
11 13 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.39%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.35%) MCSA
14 9 (0.35%) Siebel Certification
15 5 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.19%) MCITP
16 4 (0.16%) CSSLP
16 4 (0.16%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1069 (41.43%) QA
2 36 (1.40%) SLA
3 22 (0.85%) SDET
4 18 (0.70%) GCP
5 12 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.12%) COSO
9 3 (0.12%) ISO13485
10 2 (0.078%) GAMP
10 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.039%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 46 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.43%) Firmware
6 9 (0.35%) Docker
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.16%) RACF
7 4 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.078%) OpenSSH
8 2 (0.078%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.039%) HDFS
9 1 (0.039%) KVM
9 1 (0.039%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.039%) vSphere
9 1 (0.039%) Xen
Systems Management
1 195 (7.56%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.97%) Puppet
3 10 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.39%) SCVMM
3 10 (0.39%) vRealize
4 9 (0.35%) FortiGate
5 8 (0.31%) SCCM
6 7 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (0.27%) Grafana
6 7 (0.27%) StatsD
7 6 (0.23%) Ansible
7 6 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.19%) Nagios
8 5 (0.19%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.16%) Cacti
9 4 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.16%) Graphite
9 4 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.039%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 383 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 174 (6.74%) HP
3 168 (6.51%) Oracle
4 48 (1.86%) VMware
5 36 (1.40%) SAP
6 35 (1.36%) Google
7 34 (1.32%) Siebel
8 25 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 25 (0.97%) Sun
9 18 (0.70%) SOASTA, Inc
10 16 (0.62%) IBM
11 15 (0.58%) Citrix
11 15 (0.58%) EMC
12 13 (0.50%) BT
12 13 (0.50%) Intel Security
12 13 (0.50%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.43%) PayPal
13 11 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.39%) Cisco
15 9 (0.35%) Remedy
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30-35K + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Car + Additional Bonuses
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Including Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
ESA Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £81,000 + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £49,000- £62,000 + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday