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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK
Rank 247 246 231
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1089 1385 1488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.35% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.53% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1146 1140
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
74514 90394 91285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.73% 88.27% 86.69%
Number of salaries quoted 61291 75075 74756
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 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 22 February 2017 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 1042 £40,000 +6.66% 155
South East +69 296 £37,500 +7.14% 39
London +12 267 £52,500 +10.52% 43
East of England -10 121 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Yorkshire +5 103 £37,500 +15.38% 16
North West -52 80 £35,000 +11.11% 13
West Yorkshire -1 79 £42,500 +25.00% 11
South West +2 74 £35,000 - 12
Hampshire +17 67 £36,500 +4.28% 13
Hertfordshire +15 66 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Leeds +13 61 £42,500 +25.00% 9
West Midlands -33 58 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Surrey +51 57 £46,250 +46.82% 11
Manchester -27 56 £36,000 +20.00% 5
Milton Keynes +38 39 £38,250 +13.33%
Buckinghamshire +27 39 £38,250 +1.72%
Berkshire +44 36 £37,500 -6.25% 7
City of London +2 32 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Somerset +15 31 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Kent +33 30 £37,500 +8.69% 3
East Midlands +6 30 £31,250 -16.66% 4
West Sussex +13 28 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Oxfordshire +12 28 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Harpenden +8 24 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Southampton +25 23 £31,000 -11.42% 6
Essex +14 23 £110,000 +175.00% 1
Scotland +5 23 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Bristol +11 22 £35,000 +11.11% 6
Birmingham -11 22 £31,500 -21.25% 3
North East +15 20 £35,000 -22.22% 2

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1377 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 998 (42.49%) QA
3 778 (33.12%) Selenium
4 693 (29.50%) SQL
5 673 (28.65%) ISTQB
6 651 (27.71%) Test Automation
7 623 (26.52%) ISEB
8 554 (23.58%) Java
9 522 (22.22%) Finance
10 484 (20.60%) C#
11 469 (19.97%) Scrum
11 469 (19.97%) Test Scripting
12 432 (18.39%) Degree
13 412 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 396 (16.86%) SDLC
15 389 (16.56%) BDD
16 370 (15.75%) Automated Testing
17 361 (15.37%) Cucumber
18 355 (15.11%) Manual Testing
19 347 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
20 321 (13.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 318 (13.54%) Test Strategy
22 306 (13.03%) .NET
23 296 (12.60%) Automation Testing
24 295 (12.56%) JIRA
25 292 (12.43%) TDD
26 289 (12.30%) Functional Testing
27 276 (11.75%) Test Management
28 269 (11.45%) Regression Testing
29 266 (11.32%) Analytical Skills

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 46 (1.96%) Confluence
2 44 (1.87%) IIS
3 31 (1.32%) CMS
4 19 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.43%) Apache
7 9 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.21%) Documentum
9 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.21%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.085%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.085%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.085%) SAS
12 2 (0.085%) WordPress
Applications
1 203 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 99 (4.21%) MS Office
3 45 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.83%) MS Project
5 6 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.43%) Sonata
3 9 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.085%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.085%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.085%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.043%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.043%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.043%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.96%) SaaS
4 42 (1.79%) G Suite
4 42 (1.79%) Office 365
4 42 (1.79%) Slack
5 11 (0.47%) GitHub
6 7 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.30%) Lucidchart
7 6 (0.26%) IaaS
8 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.17%) PaaS
10 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.085%) Loggly
10 2 (0.085%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.60%) HTTP
2 28 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 23 (0.98%) Internet
4 15 (0.64%) DNS
5 11 (0.47%) FTP
6 10 (0.43%) Firewall
7 9 (0.38%) VoIP
8 7 (0.30%) DHCP
8 7 (0.30%) Wireless
9 6 (0.26%) InfiniBand
10 3 (0.13%) Network Security
10 3 (0.13%) VLAN
11 2 (0.085%) 4G
11 2 (0.085%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.043%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.043%) GPRS
12 1 (0.043%) GSM
12 1 (0.043%) LAN
12 1 (0.043%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 124 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 84 (3.58%) MySQL
4 44 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 28 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (1.19%) HBase
10 27 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
11 22 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 21 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.72%) QlikView
14 16 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 16 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.64%) Redis
16 14 (0.60%) Data Mining
16 14 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 778 (33.12%) Selenium
2 361 (15.37%) Cucumber
3 295 (12.56%) JIRA
4 231 (9.83%) WebDriver
5 193 (8.22%) SoapUI
6 167 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 149 (6.34%) Git (software)
8 144 (6.13%) Jenkins
9 132 (5.62%) HP UFT
10 122 (5.19%) JMeter
11 101 (4.30%) SpecFlow
12 98 (4.17%) JUnit
13 88 (3.75%) Visual Studio
14 81 (3.45%) LoadRunner
15 63 (2.68%) Ranorex
16 57 (2.43%) Appium
17 53 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 39 (1.66%) Bugzilla
19 38 (1.62%) Subversion
20 34 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 522 (22.22%) Finance
2 143 (6.09%) Banking
3 141 (6.00%) Retail
4 92 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.89%) Games
6 52 (2.21%) Legal
7 44 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.83%) Marketing
9 38 (1.62%) Electronics
10 30 (1.28%) Automotive
11 27 (1.15%) Advertising
11 27 (1.15%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.98%) Military
12 23 (0.98%) Publishing
13 21 (0.89%) Retail Banking
14 18 (0.77%) Law
15 16 (0.68%) Back Office
16 14 (0.60%) Billing
17 13 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 725 (30.86%) Analyst
2 556 (23.67%) Test Analyst
3 488 (20.77%) Tester
4 337 (14.35%) Test Engineer
5 215 (9.15%) Developer
6 211 (8.98%) Software Tester
7 179 (7.62%) Automation Tester
8 170 (7.24%) Test Manager
9 149 (6.34%) Software Analyst
10 143 (6.09%) QA Engineer
11 141 (6.00%) Test Leader
12 132 (5.62%) Software Test Analyst
13 131 (5.58%) QA Tester
14 115 (4.90%) Automation Test Analyst
15 107 (4.56%) Software Test Engineer
16 106 (4.51%) Senior Test Engineer
17 102 (4.34%) QA Analyst
18 94 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
19 90 (3.83%) Senior Test Analyst
20 87 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (13.03%) .NET
2 220 (9.37%) Web Services
3 217 (9.24%) XML
4 182 (7.75%) HTML
5 118 (5.02%) CSS
6 95 (4.04%) ASP.NET
7 91 (3.87%) RESTful
8 71 (3.02%) Gherkin
9 68 (2.89%) SOAP
10 65 (2.77%) REST
11 42 (1.79%) JSON
12 31 (1.32%) Middleware
13 28 (1.19%) HTML5
14 25 (1.06%) .NET Framework
15 23 (0.98%) Ajax
16 21 (0.89%) XSLT
17 20 (0.85%) AngularJS
17 20 (0.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 20 (0.85%) Unity DI Container
18 19 (0.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 266 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 96 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 74 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 46 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 29 (1.23%) iPad
7 28 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.19%) User Experience
8 26 (1.11%) Online Games
9 23 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (0.94%) New Media
11 20 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (0.51%) BBC
14 11 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
14 11 (0.47%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.47%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.43%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.43%) iSeries
15 10 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 256 (10.90%) Windows
2 230 (9.79%) Linux
3 129 (5.49%) Unix
4 71 (3.02%) Android
5 61 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.51%) Solaris
9 10 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.13%) Debian
14 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.085%) CentOS
15 2 (0.085%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1377 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (27.71%) Test Automation
3 469 (19.97%) Scrum
3 469 (19.97%) Test Scripting
4 396 (16.86%) SDLC
5 389 (16.56%) BDD
6 370 (15.75%) Automated Testing
7 355 (15.11%) Manual Testing
8 347 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 318 (13.54%) Test Strategy
10 296 (12.60%) Automation Testing
11 292 (12.43%) TDD
12 289 (12.30%) Functional Testing
13 276 (11.75%) Test Management
14 269 (11.45%) Regression Testing
15 265 (11.28%) Performance Testing
16 258 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
17 257 (10.94%) Mentoring
18 227 (9.66%) Waterfall
19 190 (8.09%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 693 (29.50%) SQL
2 554 (23.58%) Java
3 484 (20.60%) C#
4 211 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 210 (8.94%) Python
6 151 (6.43%) C++
7 129 (5.49%) C
8 103 (4.38%) Ruby
9 72 (3.07%) PHP
10 60 (2.55%) Perl
11 55 (2.34%) T-SQL
12 45 (1.92%) VB
13 41 (1.75%) Scala
14 27 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.89%) VBScript
17 16 (0.68%) Groovy
17 16 (0.68%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.47%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 673 (28.65%) ISTQB
2 623 (26.52%) ISEB
3 432 (18.39%) Degree
4 321 (13.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 115 (4.90%) Security Cleared
6 66 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 34 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 26 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.47%) Siebel Certification
12 7 (0.30%) CCNA
12 7 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.26%) HND
13 6 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.21%) CIMA
15 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.17%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.085%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 998 (42.49%) QA
2 38 (1.62%) SDET
3 23 (0.98%) SLA
4 14 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.26%) GCP
6 6 (0.26%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.21%) ISO13485
8 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.085%) COSO
9 2 (0.085%) GAMP
9 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.085%) MISRA
9 2 (0.085%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.043%) EMIR
10 1 (0.043%) MiFID
10 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.51%) Docker
5 11 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.30%) Firmware
6 7 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.17%) RACF
7 4 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.085%) HDFS
8 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.043%) KVM
9 1 (0.043%) Xen
Systems Management
1 131 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.28%) Puppet
3 15 (0.64%) StatsD
4 13 (0.55%) Grafana
5 11 (0.47%) Ansible
6 9 (0.38%) Nagios
7 7 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.30%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.21%) Cacti
9 5 (0.21%) Graphite
9 5 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.085%) Consul
11 2 (0.085%) Mesos
11 2 (0.085%) Oozie
11 2 (0.085%) Salt
11 2 (0.085%) Terraform
Vendors
1 412 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 177 (7.54%) Oracle
3 149 (6.34%) HP
4 50 (2.13%) SAP
5 46 (1.96%) Google
6 38 (1.62%) Siebel
7 34 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 32 (1.36%) VMware
9 27 (1.15%) Sun
10 21 (0.89%) IBM
11 15 (0.64%) Splunk
12 13 (0.55%) EMC
12 13 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.47%) Pega
14 10 (0.43%) BT
14 10 (0.43%) Informatica
14 10 (0.43%) Intel Security
14 10 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.38%) Remedy
15 9 (0.38%) Sitecore
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ISL
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £30000 Per Annum Up to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £435000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £33,500 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 2500
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 2500
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Stratospherec
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package and bonus sche
Posted: 4 hours ago