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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 214 244 215
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1540 1311 1477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.18% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.45% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1220 997 1273
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,941 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
93682 90341 87311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.64% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 76768 73683 73829
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 November 2014 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 21 November 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 +22 1459 £37,000 -1.33% 185
London -1 422 £45,000 -10.00% 45
South East +53 367 £37,500 +7.14% 31
North West -31 145 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Yorkshire -2 137 £32,500 +4.83% 26
East of England -14 136 £39,000 -8.23% 18
Surrey +52 122 £40,000 +14.28% 8
South West +18 107 £34,500 - 24
Berkshire +71 98 £34,000 -32.00% 9
Manchester -33 88 £35,375 -6.90% 14
Hampshire +6 72 £36,000 -4.00% 7
Cambridgeshire -5 66 £39,000 +1.96% 11
West Midlands +29 65 £32,500 -7.14% 10
East Midlands +13 60 £35,000 +12.00% 10
West Yorkshire -29 60 £35,000 +12.90% 13
City of London +11 57 £50,750 +1.50% 21
Cambridge -10 57 £36,250 -9.37% 11
Reading +43 56 £34,000 -38.18% 2
Bristol +14 54 £35,000 - 7
Scotland +4 54 £33,500 -16.25% 6
Leeds -21 51 £35,000 +12.90% 12
North Yorkshire +32 50 £28,500 -5.00% 6
Cheshire +7 41 £31,500 +18.86%
Somerset +32 34 £31,000 +19.68% 4
Hertfordshire -16 31 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Essex +8 28 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Edinburgh +3 27 £34,000 -32.00% 1
York +28 26 £28,500 +14.00% 4
Reigate -7 26 £40,000 +14.28%
Watford -1 25 £55,000 +150.00% 1

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 1516 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1356 (40.82%) QA
3 1277 (38.44%) ISEB
4 1035 (31.16%) SQL
5 993 (29.89%) Finance
6 753 (22.67%) ISTQB
7 664 (19.99%) Selenium
8 650 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 636 (19.15%) Test Scripting
10 607 (18.27%) Degree
11 572 (17.22%) Java
12 534 (16.07%) C#
13 521 (15.68%) Microsoft
14 514 (15.47%) Test Automation
15 502 (15.11%) Automated Testing
16 500 (15.05%) Scrum
17 464 (13.97%) Test Management
17 464 (13.97%) Manual Testing
18 463 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
19 437 (13.15%) Windows
20 402 (12.10%) Retail
21 398 (11.98%) .NET
22 391 (11.77%) SQL Server
23 366 (11.02%) HP Quality Center
24 356 (10.72%) HP
25 351 (10.57%) Regression Testing
26 324 (9.75%) Test Planning
27 319 (9.60%) Banking
28 308 (9.27%) Test Strategy
29 306 (9.21%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 71 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.54%) IIS
3 31 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 24 (0.72%) Apache
5 23 (0.69%) CMS
6 21 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 19 (0.57%) Drupal
8 13 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
9 11 (0.33%) Confluence
10 10 (0.30%) JBoss
10 10 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.27%) Node.js
12 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 279 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 152 (4.58%) MS Office
3 36 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.27%) PowerPivot
6 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.21%) MS Project
8 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.12%) Mingle
9 2 (0.060%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.030%) InDesign
10 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 39 (1.17%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.18%) Summit
6 5 (0.15%) GoldMine
6 5 (0.15%) Servitor
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.090%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.090%) Magento
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.060%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.17%) SaaS
2 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.24%) GitHub
5 5 (0.15%) Office 365
6 3 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.090%) PaaS
7 1 (0.030%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.030%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.030%) Taleo
7 1 (0.030%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 85 (2.56%) Internet
3 52 (1.57%) HTTP
4 46 (1.38%) DNS
5 32 (0.96%) VPN
6 29 (0.87%) DHCP
7 27 (0.81%) VoIP
8 25 (0.75%) Broadband
8 25 (0.75%) 3G
8 25 (0.75%) Wireshark
9 22 (0.66%) Firewall
10 21 (0.63%) WAN
11 16 (0.48%) MVNO
12 15 (0.45%) LTE
13 14 (0.42%) H.323
13 14 (0.42%) VLAN
13 14 (0.42%) RTP
14 13 (0.39%) Intranet
15 9 (0.27%) SAN
15 9 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 120 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 100 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (2.62%) MySQL
5 77 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 54 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 42 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 38 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (1.11%) DB2
12 27 (0.81%) DataStage
12 27 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
14 23 (0.69%) SQLPlus
14 23 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
14 23 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
14 23 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 664 (19.99%) Selenium
2 298 (8.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 264 (7.95%) JIRA
4 231 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 200 (6.02%) WebDriver
6 166 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 141 (4.24%) Visual Studio
8 125 (3.76%) JUnit
9 108 (3.25%) FitNesse
10 105 (3.16%) Jenkins
11 94 (2.83%) SpecFlow
12 88 (2.65%) NUnit
13 72 (2.17%) SoapUI
14 62 (1.87%) JMeter
15 58 (1.75%) Subversion
16 50 (1.51%) TestNG
17 48 (1.44%) LoadRunner
18 46 (1.38%) Toad
19 45 (1.35%) TestComplete
20 41 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 993 (29.89%) Finance
2 402 (12.10%) Retail
3 319 (9.60%) Banking
4 209 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 116 (3.49%) Aerospace
6 111 (3.34%) Marketing
7 64 (1.93%) Advertising
8 61 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.78%) Billing
10 55 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 50 (1.51%) Games
12 40 (1.20%) Back Office
13 25 (0.75%) Legal
14 24 (0.72%) Electronics
15 18 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.51%) Publishing
17 16 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.42%) Multimedia
19 13 (0.39%) Law
20 12 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1119 (33.68%) Analyst
2 932 (28.06%) Test Analyst
3 626 (18.84%) Tester
4 356 (10.72%) Test Engineer
5 325 (9.78%) Test Manager
6 316 (9.51%) Developer
7 309 (9.30%) Consultant
8 296 (8.91%) Software Tester
9 264 (7.95%) Test Consultant
10 233 (7.01%) Software Engineer
11 163 (4.91%) QA Analyst
12 132 (3.97%) QA Engineer
13 128 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
13 128 (3.85%) QA Tester
14 123 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
15 122 (3.67%) Software Test Engineer
15 122 (3.67%) Junior
16 110 (3.31%) Team Leader
17 108 (3.25%) Senior Test Analyst
18 98 (2.95%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (11.98%) .NET
2 280 (8.43%) XML
3 272 (8.19%) Web Services
4 264 (7.95%) HTML
5 149 (4.49%) SOAP
6 135 (4.06%) CSS
7 111 (3.34%) ASP.NET
8 71 (2.14%) .NET Framework
9 68 (2.05%) jQuery
10 65 (1.96%) Gherkin
11 58 (1.75%) J2EE
12 57 (1.72%) REST
13 50 (1.51%) Ajax
14 48 (1.44%) RESTful
15 47 (1.41%) HTML5
16 46 (1.38%) WCF
17 43 (1.29%) WSDL
18 42 (1.26%) XSD
19 31 (0.93%) LAMP
19 31 (0.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 276 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 231 (6.95%) Computer Science
3 160 (4.82%) Open Source
4 159 (4.79%) Mathematics
5 118 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 74 (2.23%) User Experience
7 72 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 60 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 51 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (1.11%) Derivative
11 31 (0.93%) iPhone
12 30 (0.90%) Physics
12 30 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
13 27 (0.81%) Replication
14 25 (0.75%) Life Science
15 23 (0.69%) Mainframe
16 21 (0.63%) Smart Meter
17 20 (0.60%) Chemistry
18 19 (0.57%) Social Media
18 19 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 437 (13.15%) Windows
2 244 (7.34%) UNIX
3 221 (6.65%) Linux
4 68 (2.05%) Android
5 63 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 26 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.57%) CentOS
11 18 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.54%) Solaris
12 13 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.27%) AIX
13 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.15%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1516 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 514 (15.47%) Test Automation
4 502 (15.11%) Automated Testing
5 500 (15.05%) Scrum
6 464 (13.97%) Manual Testing
6 464 (13.97%) Test Management
7 463 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 351 (10.57%) Regression Testing
9 324 (9.75%) Test Planning
10 308 (9.27%) Test Strategy
11 260 (7.83%) TDD
12 247 (7.44%) Automation Testing
13 213 (6.41%) Performance Testing
14 206 (6.20%) BDD
15 202 (6.08%) Mentoring
16 200 (6.02%) Software Engineering
17 198 (5.96%) System Testing
18 195 (5.87%) Waterfall
19 166 (5.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1035 (31.16%) SQL
2 572 (17.22%) Java
3 534 (16.07%) C#
4 298 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 250 (7.53%) C++
6 211 (6.35%) Python
7 169 (5.09%) C
8 126 (3.79%) PHP
9 125 (3.76%) Perl
10 117 (3.52%) Ruby
11 94 (2.83%) VB
12 54 (1.63%) VB.NET
13 53 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 44 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.17%) VBA
15 39 (1.17%) VBScript
16 36 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 33 (0.99%) T-SQL
18 27 (0.81%) PowerShell
19 23 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1277 (38.44%) ISEB
2 753 (22.67%) ISTQB
3 650 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 607 (18.27%) Degree
5 201 (6.05%) Security Cleared
6 100 (3.01%) SC Cleared
7 48 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (1.32%) MCSE
9 40 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 35 (1.05%) CCNA
10 35 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
12 31 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 30 (0.90%) PhD
14 25 (0.75%) MCITP
15 22 (0.66%) MCP
16 21 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 21 (0.63%) MCTS
17 18 (0.54%) HND
18 14 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1356 (40.82%) QA
2 32 (0.96%) SLA
3 15 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.39%) GAMP
5 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.18%) HL7
6 6 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.060%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 69 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 69 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.45%) Firmware
4 11 (0.33%) vSphere
5 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.18%) NFS
6 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.15%) KVM
7 4 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.030%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.030%) qmail
8 1 (0.030%) Postfix
8 1 (0.030%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.030%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 366 (11.02%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.33%) Puppet
3 9 (0.27%) SCCM
4 6 (0.18%) Control-M
5 5 (0.15%) Nagios
6 4 (0.12%) WSUS
7 2 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.060%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.030%) logstash
8 1 (0.030%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.030%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 521 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 356 (10.72%) HP
3 306 (9.21%) Oracle
4 120 (3.61%) VMware
5 39 (1.17%) Cognos
6 34 (1.02%) IBM
7 31 (0.93%) Cisco
8 29 (0.87%) Business Objects
8 29 (0.87%) SAP
9 27 (0.81%) Red Hat
10 26 (0.78%) Apple
11 18 (0.54%) Telerik
12 17 (0.51%) Avaya
13 16 (0.48%) Citrix
14 10 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (0.30%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.27%) Veeam
15 9 (0.27%) Tableau
16 8 (0.24%) Pegasus
16 8 (0.24%) Juniper
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 5 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 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
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago