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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 248 227 228
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1370 1504 1405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.44% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.69% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 1156 964
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1297 £37,500 - 241
London -64 351 £47,500 +5.55% 58
South East -31 268 £35,000 -6.66% 49
East of England +39 178 £37,500 -5.06% 16
Yorkshire -15 128 £32,778 +0.85% 28
North West +44 124 £32,500 - 30
West Yorkshire +15 109 £34,000 -2.85% 18
West Midlands +5 109 £40,000 +6.66% 22
South West -16 105 £35,000 -12.50% 25
Leeds -3 86 £34,000 -2.85% 16
Manchester +42 69 £35,000 +2.94% 18
Hampshire +4 65 £32,500 - 9
Hertfordshire +25 63 £40,000 -27.27% 5
Surrey -34 56 £31,500 -16.00% 10
City of London +13 54 £47,500 -13.63% 18
Cambridgeshire -2 53 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Birmingham +9 43 £40,000 +23.07% 13
Cambridge -6 43 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Essex +17 42 £35,000 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire +13 38 £37,500 +16.27% 6
Scotland -2 36 £35,000 +16.18% 11
Gloucestershire +35 35 £40,000 -5.32% 3
East Midlands 0 33 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Cheshire +20 29 £33,500 +21.81% 6
Berkshire -63 28 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Oxfordshire +12 27 £40,000 +56.86% 5
Dorset +16 25 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Edinburgh +22 24 £38,750 +19.23% 6
Watford +15 24 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Kent +20 23 £34,250 -19.41%

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1440 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1195 (40.92%) QA
3 927 (31.75%) SQL
4 926 (31.71%) ISEB
5 781 (26.75%) ISTQB
6 759 (25.99%) Selenium
7 724 (24.79%) Test Scripting
8 674 (23.08%) Java
9 658 (22.53%) Finance
10 591 (20.24%) C#
11 585 (20.03%) SDLC
12 584 (20.00%) Automated Testing
13 575 (19.69%) Degree
14 574 (19.66%) Test Automation
15 513 (17.57%) Scrum
16 508 (17.40%) .NET
17 497 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 488 (16.71%) Manual Testing
19 468 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 468 (16.03%) Functional Testing
20 449 (15.38%) Microsoft
21 405 (13.87%) Windows
22 402 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
23 392 (13.42%) SQL Server
24 366 (12.53%) Regression Testing
25 364 (12.47%) Test Management
26 352 (12.05%) XML
27 324 (11.10%) Software Engineering
28 313 (10.72%) Web Services
29 311 (10.65%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (1.40%) Apache
2 38 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 35 (1.20%) IIS
3 35 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 32 (1.10%) ColdFusion
5 25 (0.86%) nginx
5 25 (0.86%) NServiceBus
6 24 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 22 (0.75%) MQSeries
8 19 (0.65%) JBoss
9 18 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.58%) CMS
10 17 (0.58%) Confluence
11 13 (0.45%) Node.js
12 10 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.27%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.17%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 302 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 156 (5.34%) MS Office
3 32 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.68%) MS Project
6 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.068%) Simulink
9 1 (0.034%) Mingle
9 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (0.96%) Magento
2 24 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.58%) Temenos T24
4 10 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.31%) MultiFonds
5 9 (0.31%) Sonata
6 7 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.068%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.068%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.034%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.034%) Primavera
10 1 (0.034%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.034%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.30%) SaaS
2 33 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (0.86%) CloudFront
5 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.31%) Yammer
7 8 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.24%) Office 365
9 4 (0.14%) GitHub
10 2 (0.068%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.068%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.068%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.068%) Heroku
10 2 (0.068%) IaaS
11 1 (0.034%) AdWords
11 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.034%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.034%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.034%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.01%) Internet
2 35 (1.20%) HTTP
3 31 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 31 (1.06%) Wireshark
4 22 (0.75%) PuTTY
5 19 (0.65%) SSH
6 18 (0.62%) Wireless
7 17 (0.58%) Telnet
7 17 (0.58%) VoIP
8 13 (0.45%) Network Security
9 11 (0.38%) Firewall
10 9 (0.31%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.24%) LAN
11 7 (0.24%) WAN
12 6 (0.21%) ASN.1
12 6 (0.21%) CTI
12 6 (0.21%) Extranet
13 5 (0.17%) WinSCP
14 4 (0.14%) DNS
14 4 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.01%) Relational Database
3 83 (2.84%) MySQL
4 63 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 60 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 55 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 54 (1.85%) NoSQL
10 29 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (0.68%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.58%) RavenDB
13 16 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.38%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 759 (25.99%) Selenium
2 273 (9.35%) JIRA
3 247 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 213 (7.29%) HP UFT
5 210 (7.19%) Cucumber
6 201 (6.88%) Visual Studio
7 193 (6.61%) WebDriver
8 147 (5.03%) Git (software)
9 128 (4.38%) Jenkins
10 123 (4.21%) SoapUI
11 107 (3.66%) SpecFlow
12 90 (3.08%) Subversion
13 75 (2.57%) JMeter
14 63 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 61 (2.09%) JUnit
16 56 (1.92%) Hudson
17 55 (1.88%) NUnit
18 51 (1.75%) LoadRunner
19 47 (1.61%) Bugzilla
20 44 (1.51%) FitNesse
General
1 658 (22.53%) Finance
2 178 (6.10%) Banking
3 171 (5.86%) Retail
4 152 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 86 (2.95%) Games
6 80 (2.74%) Marketing
7 50 (1.71%) Legal
8 48 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.34%) Back Office
10 38 (1.30%) Law
10 38 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 34 (1.16%) Electronics
13 28 (0.96%) Advertising
14 25 (0.86%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.79%) Automotive
16 22 (0.75%) Front Office
17 17 (0.58%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.45%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 977 (33.46%) Analyst
2 799 (27.36%) Test Analyst
3 640 (21.92%) Tester
4 351 (12.02%) Test Engineer
5 326 (11.16%) Software Tester
6 308 (10.55%) Developer
7 222 (7.60%) QA Engineer
8 217 (7.43%) QA Analyst
9 198 (6.78%) Software Analyst
10 194 (6.64%) QA Tester
11 188 (6.44%) Test Leader
12 174 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
13 165 (5.65%) Software Test Analyst
14 162 (5.55%) Software Test Engineer
15 159 (5.45%) Test Manager
16 147 (5.03%) Automation Analyst
17 142 (4.86%) Senior Test Analyst
18 140 (4.79%) Automation Test Analyst
18 140 (4.79%) Automation Tester
19 131 (4.49%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (17.40%) .NET
2 352 (12.05%) XML
3 313 (10.72%) Web Services
4 274 (9.38%) HTML
5 181 (6.20%) SOAP
6 171 (5.86%) CSS
7 168 (5.75%) REST
8 125 (4.28%) ASP.NET
9 104 (3.56%) .NET Framework
10 100 (3.42%) JSON
11 82 (2.81%) jQuery
12 72 (2.47%) Gherkin
13 68 (2.33%) LAMP
14 60 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 57 (1.95%) HTML5
16 56 (1.92%) Middleware
17 42 (1.44%) Ajax
17 42 (1.44%) WCF
18 41 (1.40%) Entity Framework
19 40 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 402 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 137 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 75 (2.57%) Mathematics
5 70 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 65 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.68%) Derivative
8 40 (1.37%) User Experience
9 34 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (0.99%) iPhone
11 27 (0.92%) Equities
12 26 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (0.86%) Physics
14 21 (0.72%) Fixed Income
14 21 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.62%) New Media
16 17 (0.58%) Digital Media
16 17 (0.58%) Statistics
17 16 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 405 (13.87%) Windows
2 255 (8.73%) Linux
3 190 (6.51%) Unix
4 134 (4.59%) Apple iOS
5 121 (4.14%) Android
6 48 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.03%) CentOS
8 25 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
9 23 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
11 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.38%) Solaris
14 9 (0.31%) SUSE
15 7 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1440 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (24.79%) Test Scripting
3 585 (20.03%) SDLC
4 584 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 574 (19.66%) Test Automation
6 513 (17.57%) Scrum
7 488 (16.71%) Manual Testing
8 468 (16.03%) Functional Testing
8 468 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 366 (12.53%) Regression Testing
10 364 (12.47%) Test Management
11 324 (11.10%) Software Engineering
12 311 (10.65%) Performance Testing
13 304 (10.41%) BDD
14 279 (9.55%) Automation Testing
15 276 (9.45%) TDD
16 258 (8.84%) Test Strategy
17 229 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
18 213 (7.29%) Waterfall
19 207 (7.09%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 927 (31.75%) SQL
2 674 (23.08%) Java
3 591 (20.24%) C#
4 300 (10.27%) JavaScript
5 224 (7.67%) Python
6 149 (5.10%) C++
7 142 (4.86%) C
8 133 (4.55%) PHP
9 129 (4.42%) Ruby
10 102 (3.49%) T-SQL
11 98 (3.36%) Perl
12 69 (2.36%) VB
13 55 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 47 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 42 (1.44%) PowerShell
16 39 (1.34%) PL/SQL
17 33 (1.13%) Scala
18 24 (0.82%) VBScript
19 22 (0.75%) VB6
20 16 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 926 (31.71%) ISEB
2 781 (26.75%) ISTQB
3 575 (19.69%) Degree
4 497 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 121 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 46 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 43 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 41 (1.40%) SC Cleared
9 23 (0.79%) RHCE
9 23 (0.79%) RHCSA
10 22 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 19 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.31%) HND
16 8 (0.27%) CCNA
17 7 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
17 7 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1195 (40.92%) QA
2 26 (0.89%) SLA
3 25 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.82%) SDET
5 20 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.45%) HL7
7 13 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.34%) COSO
8 10 (0.34%) ISO13485
8 10 (0.34%) ISO22301
8 10 (0.34%) JTAG
9 6 (0.21%) PA-DSS
10 5 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.17%) EMIR
10 5 (0.17%) MiFID
10 5 (0.17%) MISRA
11 4 (0.14%) GCP
11 4 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.48%) Firmware
5 8 (0.27%) vSphere
5 8 (0.27%) XenApp
5 8 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.17%) Docker
7 3 (0.10%) XenServer
8 1 (0.034%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 253 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.51%) Puppet
3 16 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.45%) Ansible
5 11 (0.38%) Nessus
5 11 (0.38%) Nmap
6 9 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
6 9 (0.31%) SCCM
7 5 (0.17%) CA LISA
7 5 (0.17%) nmon
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.034%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.034%) Iperf
8 1 (0.034%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.034%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.034%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.034%) WMI
Vendors
1 449 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 281 (9.62%) Oracle
3 226 (7.74%) HP
4 54 (1.85%) VMware
5 53 (1.82%) IBM
6 46 (1.58%) SAP
7 45 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.06%) Citrix
9 29 (0.99%) Google
10 26 (0.89%) Zend
11 25 (0.86%) New Relic
12 23 (0.79%) webMethods
13 22 (0.75%) Green Hat
14 17 (0.58%) Telerik
15 15 (0.51%) MKS
16 13 (0.45%) Adobe
17 11 (0.38%) Sybase
17 11 (0.38%) WorldPay
18 10 (0.34%) hybris
18 10 (0.34%) TOWER Software
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Betzoola
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits + free parking
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Share Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-90,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £3k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 35k per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 2 days ago