The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 214 214 204
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1627 1442 1644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.30% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.65% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1195 1144 1410
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,350 £54,600
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +14 1533 £35,000 - 205
London -16 498 £43,750 -2.77% 57
South East +20 357 £35,000 - 43
East of England -24 182 £35,000 +2.94% 31
Yorkshire +28 162 £32,500 - 13
North West +21 140 £32,500 +4.83% 16
West Yorkshire +18 130 £33,000 - 11
City of London -5 109 £52,000 +22.35% 12
South West +14 87 £32,500 -7.14% 24
Surrey -16 84 £38,500 -3.75% 15
Hampshire +14 83 £30,000 -14.28% 8
Berkshire +57 79 £35,750 +2.14% 6
Manchester +21 73 £32,500 +12.06% 5
Leeds +2 73 £33,000 -5.71% 9
Cambridgeshire -43 64 £34,000 -2.85% 17
East Midlands -10 56 £34,600 +28.14% 10
Cambridge -42 48 £33,750 -5.59% 14
Bristol +21 45 £35,250 -9.03% 14
Halifax +19 45 £30,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +24 44 £40,000 +6.66% 8
West Midlands -12 43 £36,250 +3.57% 11
Scotland -21 39 £34,500 -22.47% 6
Wales +20 35 £31,500 -8.02% 10
Cheshire +4 33 £30,000 +0.84% 5
Oxfordshire -7 32 £39,250 -21.50% 5
Essex -12 28 £56,000 +124.00% 3
Bedfordshire -2 27 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Reading +17 25 £41,500 +18.57% 2
South Wales +16 25 £30,000 -10.44% 7
Watford +2 24 £42,500 +50.44% 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1228 (41.42%) ISEB
2 1199 (40.44%) QA
3 954 (32.18%) SQL
4 872 (29.41%) Finance
5 779 (26.27%) Test Scripting
6 727 (24.52%) ISTQB
7 700 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
8 578 (19.49%) Degree
9 513 (17.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 481 (16.22%) Selenium
11 479 (16.16%) Java
12 456 (15.38%) Automated Testing
13 444 (14.97%) Microsoft
14 443 (14.94%) .NET
15 428 (14.44%) Test Automation
16 409 (13.79%) C#
17 402 (13.56%) Windows
18 396 (13.36%) Scrum
19 391 (13.19%) Test Management
20 362 (12.21%) SQL Server
20 362 (12.21%) HP Quality Center
21 341 (11.50%) Retail
22 302 (10.19%) Manual Testing
23 292 (9.85%) MS Excel
24 282 (9.51%) Oracle
25 272 (9.17%) JavaScript
26 267 (9.01%) HP
27 263 (8.87%) XML
27 263 (8.87%) Linux
28 259 (8.74%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (1.52%) IIS
2 43 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 29 (0.98%) Confluence
5 26 (0.88%) LiveLink
6 16 (0.54%) Apache
7 12 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.37%) CMS
9 10 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.17%) Commerce Server
12 5 (0.17%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.17%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.10%) Drupal
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.067%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.067%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 292 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 158 (5.33%) MS Office
3 30 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (0.78%) MS Project
5 16 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.54%) Windchill
5 16 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.067%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.034%) Revit
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.034%) Simulink
8 1 (0.034%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.034%) Maya
8 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 51 (1.72%) JDE OneWorld
2 15 (0.51%) Magento
3 12 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
5 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.20%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.17%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.13%) CA Clarity
9 3 (0.10%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.10%) GoldMine
9 3 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.10%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.067%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.067%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.59%) SaaS
2 16 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.034%) GitHub
5 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 82 (2.77%) Internet
2 46 (1.55%) LTE
3 44 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 41 (1.38%) 4G
5 27 (0.91%) HTTP
6 15 (0.51%) Firewall
6 15 (0.51%) DNS
7 13 (0.44%) Wireless
8 8 (0.27%) DVB
8 8 (0.27%) ZigBee
9 7 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.24%) 3G
10 6 (0.20%) Intranet
10 6 (0.20%) VoIP
10 6 (0.20%) Network Security
11 5 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.17%) UMTS
11 5 (0.17%) ISDN
11 5 (0.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 126 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 98 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 69 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 67 (2.26%) MySQL
6 55 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (0.94%) DB2
9 27 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (0.88%) SQLPlus
11 21 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (0.71%) DataStage
12 20 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.54%) CouchDB
14 14 (0.47%) Big Data
15 12 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.37%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.34%) OLTP
18 9 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 481 (16.22%) Selenium
2 241 (8.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 163 (5.50%) JIRA
4 118 (3.98%) WebDriver
5 116 (3.91%) Cucumber
6 114 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 108 (3.64%) Visual Studio
8 101 (3.41%) LoadRunner
9 73 (2.46%) TestDirector
10 69 (2.33%) SoapUI
11 54 (1.82%) FitNesse
11 54 (1.82%) JUnit
12 50 (1.69%) Jenkins
13 49 (1.65%) NUnit
13 49 (1.65%) JMeter
14 48 (1.62%) Subversion
15 45 (1.52%) Toad
16 32 (1.08%) Eclipse
17 31 (1.05%) SpecFlow
18 29 (0.98%) Bugzilla
General
1 872 (29.41%) Finance
2 341 (11.50%) Retail
3 183 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 164 (5.53%) Banking
5 121 (4.08%) Games
6 59 (1.99%) Marketing
7 53 (1.79%) Publishing
8 50 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 49 (1.65%) Back Office
10 47 (1.59%) Billing
11 35 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.01%) Legal
13 28 (0.94%) Advertising
14 27 (0.91%) Electronics
15 26 (0.88%) Law
16 22 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 20 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.61%) Military
19 17 (0.57%) Aerospace
20 16 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1041 (35.11%) Analyst
2 847 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 625 (21.08%) Tester
4 386 (13.02%) Test Engineer
5 306 (10.32%) Software Tester
6 299 (10.08%) Test Manager
7 235 (7.93%) Developer
8 212 (7.15%) Software Engineer
9 205 (6.91%) QA Analyst
10 127 (4.28%) QA Tester
11 122 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
12 110 (3.71%) Consultant
13 99 (3.34%) Senior Test Analyst
13 99 (3.34%) Test Leader
14 97 (3.27%) QA Engineer
15 90 (3.04%) Software Test Engineer
16 87 (2.93%) Graduate
16 87 (2.93%) Software Test Analyst
17 86 (2.90%) Junior
18 81 (2.73%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (14.94%) .NET
2 263 (8.87%) XML
3 259 (8.74%) HTML
4 143 (4.82%) Web Services
5 125 (4.22%) SOAP
6 119 (4.01%) CSS
7 98 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 55 (1.85%) Ajax
8 55 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 55 (1.85%) WCF
9 48 (1.62%) J2EE
10 47 (1.59%) jQuery
10 47 (1.59%) HTML5
11 46 (1.55%) Middleware
12 42 (1.42%) REST
13 41 (1.38%) JSON
14 40 (1.35%) Spring
15 39 (1.32%) Gherkin
16 29 (0.98%) JDBC
17 24 (0.81%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 227 (7.66%) Computer Science
2 116 (3.91%) Open Source
3 91 (3.07%) Mathematics
4 80 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 69 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.19%) Client/Server
7 46 (1.55%) Derivative
8 36 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.01%) Device Driver
10 25 (0.84%) Social Media
10 25 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 22 (0.74%) Equities
11 22 (0.74%) Statistics
12 18 (0.61%) SWIFT
13 17 (0.57%) Spread Betting
13 17 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.54%) AS400
15 15 (0.51%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (0.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 402 (13.56%) Windows
2 263 (8.87%) Linux
3 209 (7.05%) UNIX
4 99 (3.34%) Android
5 66 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (0.74%) Windows XP
9 21 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
11 19 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 18 (0.61%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 12 (0.40%) VxWorks
14 12 (0.40%) Solaris
15 11 (0.37%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.34%) VMS
16 10 (0.34%) CentOS
16 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (26.27%) Test Scripting
2 700 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 513 (17.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 456 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 428 (14.44%) Test Automation
6 396 (13.36%) Scrum
7 391 (13.19%) Test Management
8 302 (10.19%) Manual Testing
9 259 (8.74%) Regression Testing
10 255 (8.60%) Test Strategy
11 232 (7.82%) Performance Testing
12 231 (7.79%) Project Management
13 179 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 178 (6.00%) OO
14 178 (6.00%) Software Engineering
15 172 (5.80%) Automation Testing
16 160 (5.40%) TDD
17 157 (5.30%) System Testing
18 151 (5.09%) Integration Testing
19 148 (4.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 954 (32.18%) SQL
2 479 (16.16%) Java
3 409 (13.79%) C#
4 272 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 191 (6.44%) C++
6 145 (4.89%) Python
7 132 (4.45%) C
8 89 (3.00%) Perl
9 83 (2.80%) Ruby
10 78 (2.63%) VBScript
11 77 (2.60%) PHP
12 67 (2.26%) VB.NET
13 62 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 56 (1.89%) VB
15 45 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 26 (0.88%) Bash Shell
17 20 (0.67%) Scala
18 18 (0.61%) Tcl
18 18 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1228 (41.42%) ISEB
2 727 (24.52%) ISTQB
3 578 (19.49%) Degree
4 145 (4.89%) Security Cleared
5 89 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 57 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 47 (1.59%) HND
8 24 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (0.71%) PhD
10 18 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.44%) MCT
12 12 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.34%) CIPD
14 8 (0.27%) MCSE
14 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.27%) CITP
15 7 (0.24%) CCNA
16 6 (0.20%) HNC
17 5 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1199 (40.44%) QA
2 33 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.51%) SLA
4 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.24%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.10%) COBIT
8 3 (0.10%) TickIT
8 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.067%) GAMP
9 2 (0.067%) WAI
9 2 (0.067%) HL7
9 2 (0.067%) DICOM
9 2 (0.067%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.034%) Basel III
10 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.034%) Basel II
10 1 (0.034%) GMP
System Software
1 36 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.067%) NFS
6 2 (0.067%) XenApp
6 2 (0.067%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.067%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.034%) vSphere
7 1 (0.034%) Nmap
7 1 (0.034%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 362 (12.21%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.067%) OpenView
3 2 (0.067%) nmon
3 2 (0.067%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.034%) Puppet
4 1 (0.034%) Nessus
Vendors
1 444 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 282 (9.51%) Oracle
3 267 (9.01%) HP
4 53 (1.79%) Cognos
5 52 (1.75%) SAP
6 47 (1.59%) VMware
7 42 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 28 (0.94%) Informatica
8 28 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
8 28 (0.94%) Capita
9 27 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 26 (0.88%) Apple
11 18 (0.61%) IBM
12 17 (0.57%) Telerik
12 17 (0.57%) Business Objects
13 14 (0.47%) Citrix
14 11 (0.37%) Siebel
15 10 (0.34%) Cisco
15 10 (0.34%) Adobe
15 10 (0.34%) TIBCO
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
SQS Group Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crawley, Sussex
Thales
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Virtual Resources
Salary: From £37,000 to £43,000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Guru Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £Neg. (DOE) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £32000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £75 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pure People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago