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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 204 224 217
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1679 1354 1507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.27% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.56% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1046 1296
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,067 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(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 1565 £37,500 - 170
London -37 440 £45,000 -5.26% 35
South East +58 412 £37,500 +10.29% 41
North West +17 167 £32,500 +10.16% 24
Surrey +55 149 £35,000 - 11
South West +16 144 £36,000 +5.88% 19
Yorkshire +3 128 £30,000 -14.28% 16
Manchester +35 119 £39,500 -0.62% 17
East of England -7 113 £35,250 -6.00% 18
Berkshire +43 91 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Hampshire +40 89 £37,500 - 9
Bristol +20 75 £37,750 +7.85% 7
West Midlands +9 75 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Midlands -9 66 £35,000 +11.11% 4
West Yorkshire -41 65 £27,500 -21.42% 9
Scotland +8 61 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Cambridgeshire +14 58 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Leeds -29 53 £31,500 -5.26% 4
City of London -43 53 £52,500 - 11
Cambridge +9 52 £34,000 -9.33% 8
Reading +12 47 £34,000 -2.85% 7
Cheshire +6 42 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Somerset +10 33 £32,500 -18.75% 5
North Yorkshire +10 33 £30,000 -31.03% 4
West Sussex -3 33 £57,500 +101.75% 3
Nottinghamshire -14 33 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Nottingham -17 31 £37,500 +19.04% 2
South Yorkshire +3 30 £35,000 -5.40% 2
Sheffield -7 30 £35,000 -5.40% 2
Glasgow +16 29 £37,500 -25.00% 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1597 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1457 (41.44%) QA
3 1300 (36.97%) ISEB
4 1060 (30.15%) SQL
5 999 (28.41%) Finance
6 732 (20.82%) ISTQB
7 730 (20.76%) Test Scripting
8 713 (20.28%) Degree
9 664 (18.89%) Selenium
10 602 (17.12%) Java
11 596 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 572 (16.27%) Automated Testing
13 564 (16.04%) C#
14 521 (14.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 513 (14.59%) .NET
16 511 (14.53%) Manual Testing
17 502 (14.28%) Test Automation
18 500 (14.22%) Scrum
19 496 (14.11%) Microsoft
20 479 (13.62%) Windows
21 449 (12.77%) Test Management
22 415 (11.80%) SQL Server
23 406 (11.55%) Regression Testing
24 371 (10.55%) HP
25 363 (10.32%) Test Planning
26 359 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
27 358 (10.18%) HP Quality Center
28 353 (10.04%) Retail
29 344 (9.78%) Test Strategy
30 335 (9.53%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 77 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.59%) IIS
3 27 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 24 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.51%) Apache
5 18 (0.51%) Confluence
6 16 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.31%) CMS
10 11 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.28%) ColdFusion
11 10 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
11 10 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.23%) Commerce Server
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 293 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 173 (4.92%) MS Office
3 41 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.40%) MS Project
5 11 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.11%) Mingle
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 73 (2.08%) JDE OneWorld
2 30 (0.85%) SAP FI
2 30 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 30 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.23%) Magento
3 8 (0.23%) Fredhopper
4 7 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.14%) Servitor
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.085%) Summit
7 3 (0.085%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.085%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.085%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.25%) SaaS
2 6 (0.17%) Office 365
2 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.085%) PaaS
5 2 (0.057%) GitHub
6 1 (0.028%) Trello
6 1 (0.028%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.028%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 103 (2.93%) Internet
2 76 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.71%) HTTP
4 39 (1.11%) DNS
5 34 (0.97%) 3G
6 30 (0.85%) Broadband
7 28 (0.80%) Wireshark
8 25 (0.71%) VPN
9 23 (0.65%) LTE
10 20 (0.57%) Firewall
11 15 (0.43%) Intranet
11 15 (0.43%) WAN
12 14 (0.40%) LDAP
12 14 (0.40%) SMS
12 14 (0.40%) SS7
13 13 (0.37%) ISUP
13 13 (0.37%) INAP
13 13 (0.37%) DHCP
13 13 (0.37%) 4G
14 12 (0.34%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 111 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (2.42%) MySQL
6 84 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 53 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 46 (1.31%) DB2
10 44 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 30 (0.85%) DataStage
13 28 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
14 26 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
15 25 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
15 25 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (0.63%) SQLPlus
17 20 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
18 18 (0.51%) Hadoop
19 14 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 664 (18.89%) Selenium
2 306 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 245 (6.97%) JIRA
4 223 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 191 (5.43%) WebDriver
6 182 (5.18%) Cucumber
7 163 (4.64%) Visual Studio
8 129 (3.67%) JUnit
9 116 (3.30%) FitNesse
10 97 (2.76%) Jenkins
11 93 (2.65%) NUnit
12 78 (2.22%) SpecFlow
13 77 (2.19%) SoapUI
14 70 (1.99%) Subversion
15 68 (1.93%) LoadRunner
16 55 (1.56%) JMeter
17 49 (1.39%) Toad
17 49 (1.39%) TestNG
18 43 (1.22%) TestComplete
19 42 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 999 (28.41%) Finance
2 353 (10.04%) Retail
3 248 (7.05%) Telecoms
4 214 (6.09%) Banking
5 105 (2.99%) Marketing
6 80 (2.28%) Games
7 71 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 61 (1.73%) Advertising
9 55 (1.56%) Billing
10 54 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.34%) Back Office
12 46 (1.31%) Publishing
13 31 (0.88%) Electronics
14 29 (0.82%) Legal
15 25 (0.71%) Aerospace
16 24 (0.68%) Law
17 19 (0.54%) Military
17 19 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.51%) Multimedia
19 16 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1130 (32.14%) Analyst
2 932 (26.51%) Test Analyst
3 673 (19.14%) Tester
4 359 (10.21%) Test Engineer
5 352 (10.01%) Test Manager
6 342 (9.73%) Developer
7 312 (8.87%) Software Tester
8 309 (8.79%) Consultant
9 256 (7.28%) Software Engineer
10 243 (6.91%) Test Consultant
11 195 (5.55%) QA Analyst
12 159 (4.52%) QA Tester
13 154 (4.38%) QA Engineer
14 139 (3.95%) Junior
15 129 (3.67%) Software Test Analyst
16 121 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
17 109 (3.10%) QA Manager
18 107 (3.04%) Software Developer
18 107 (3.04%) Software Test Engineer
19 106 (3.01%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (14.59%) .NET
2 335 (9.53%) XML
3 309 (8.79%) HTML
4 276 (7.85%) Web Services
5 163 (4.64%) SOAP
6 159 (4.52%) CSS
7 116 (3.30%) ASP.NET
8 77 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 75 (2.13%) jQuery
10 70 (1.99%) REST
11 63 (1.79%) HTML5
11 63 (1.79%) J2EE
12 60 (1.71%) Gherkin
13 53 (1.51%) Ajax
14 50 (1.42%) WCF
15 44 (1.25%) WSDL
16 42 (1.19%) XSD
17 41 (1.17%) RESTful
18 38 (1.08%) LINQ
19 34 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 359 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (7.99%) Computer Science
3 149 (4.24%) Mathematics
4 146 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 139 (3.95%) Open Source
6 69 (1.96%) User Experience
7 66 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 65 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 42 (1.19%) Derivative
10 41 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
11 33 (0.94%) Life Science
12 31 (0.88%) Physics
12 31 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.82%) Chemistry
14 27 (0.77%) Fixed Income
15 25 (0.71%) IVR
15 25 (0.71%) Mainframe
16 24 (0.68%) iPhone
17 23 (0.65%) Social Media
18 22 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 479 (13.62%) Windows
2 217 (6.17%) UNIX
3 201 (5.72%) Linux
4 81 (2.30%) Android
5 65 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 40 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 29 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 19 (0.54%) Solaris
13 15 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.43%) CentOS
14 14 (0.40%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.26%) VxWorks
17 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1597 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 730 (20.76%) Test Scripting
3 572 (16.27%) Automated Testing
4 521 (14.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 511 (14.53%) Manual Testing
6 502 (14.28%) Test Automation
7 500 (14.22%) Scrum
8 449 (12.77%) Test Management
9 406 (11.55%) Regression Testing
10 363 (10.32%) Test Planning
11 344 (9.78%) Test Strategy
12 272 (7.74%) TDD
13 245 (6.97%) System Testing
14 239 (6.80%) Software Engineering
15 237 (6.74%) Performance Testing
16 229 (6.51%) Automation Testing
17 217 (6.17%) BDD
18 211 (6.00%) Integration Testing
19 204 (5.80%) Mentoring
20 195 (5.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1060 (30.15%) SQL
2 602 (17.12%) Java
3 564 (16.04%) C#
4 322 (9.16%) JavaScript
5 300 (8.53%) C++
6 208 (5.92%) C
7 194 (5.52%) Python
8 131 (3.73%) PHP
9 120 (3.41%) Ruby
10 119 (3.38%) VB
11 110 (3.13%) Perl
12 64 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 50 (1.42%) VBScript
13 50 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 49 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 45 (1.28%) VBA
16 32 (0.91%) Shell Script
17 30 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 22 (0.63%) MATLAB
19 17 (0.48%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1300 (36.97%) ISEB
2 732 (20.82%) ISTQB
3 713 (20.28%) Degree
4 596 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 236 (6.71%) Security Cleared
6 106 (3.01%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 35 (1.00%) MCSE
10 34 (0.97%) PhD
10 34 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 29 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
12 25 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (0.71%) CCNA
12 25 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 24 (0.68%) HND
14 22 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
15 19 (0.54%) MCP
16 17 (0.48%) MCITP
17 16 (0.46%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1457 (41.44%) QA
2 44 (1.25%) SLA
3 17 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.28%) GAMP
4 10 (0.28%) HL7
5 6 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.057%) JTAG
7 2 (0.057%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.057%) DICOM
8 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 1 (0.028%) WCAG
8 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
System Software
1 54 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.37%) NFS
5 8 (0.23%) vSphere
5 8 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.057%) XenApp
7 2 (0.057%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.028%) qmail
8 1 (0.028%) Postfix
8 1 (0.028%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.028%) Varnish
8 1 (0.028%) KVM
Systems Management
1 358 (10.18%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.28%) Puppet
3 5 (0.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.057%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.057%) Control-M
5 1 (0.028%) Nagios
5 1 (0.028%) SCCM
5 1 (0.028%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.028%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.028%) nmon
5 1 (0.028%) logstash
5 1 (0.028%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.028%) OpenView
Vendors
1 496 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 371 (10.55%) HP
3 303 (8.62%) Oracle
4 85 (2.42%) VMware
5 64 (1.82%) SAP
6 46 (1.31%) IBM
7 45 (1.28%) Cognos
8 32 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 25 (0.71%) Business Objects
10 24 (0.68%) Telerik
11 23 (0.65%) Cisco
12 21 (0.60%) TIBCO
13 19 (0.54%) Apple
14 18 (0.51%) Citrix
15 17 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
16 15 (0.43%) Adobe
17 13 (0.37%) Avaya
17 13 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (0.37%) Tableau
18 12 (0.34%) JBoss
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 25 minutes ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 34 minutes ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 5k benefits package ontop
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bonus of up to £3,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent package and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 21 hours ago