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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 188 222 205
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1765 1348 1540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.27% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.59% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1327 1034 1312
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
92648 84518 90975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.58% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73866 69082 77128
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +33 1637 £37,500 - 155
London -19 488 £45,000 -5.26% 36
South East +58 426 £37,500 +11.94% 35
Surrey +57 162 £35,000 +4.47% 6
North West +6 154 £32,500 +12.06% 22
South West +17 151 £37,500 +10.29% 17
Yorkshire +6 134 £31,500 -10.00% 16
East of England +25 133 £35,000 -5.40% 15
Manchester +32 108 £35,750 +8.33% 16
Berkshire +43 91 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Hampshire +35 83 £39,000 +11.42% 12
Bristol +21 81 £38,000 +8.57% 6
West Yorkshire -35 78 £30,750 -12.14% 7
West Midlands +8 70 £35,000 - 6
Leeds -31 62 £32,000 -5.88% 5
City of London -51 62 £56,250 +12.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +31 61 £34,500 -8.00% 7
East Midlands -20 60 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Scotland +9 58 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Cambridge +24 56 £33,500 -10.66% 7
Reading +20 48 £37,500 +8.69% 3
Cheshire +2 40 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire -1 36 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Guildford +32 33 £34,000 +1.49% 1
West Sussex +5 32 £57,500 +91.66% 4
Nottinghamshire -12 31 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +11 30 £30,750 +2.50% 3
Glasgow +7 30 £37,500 -25.00% 3
South Yorkshire -7 30 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Sheffield -5 29 £35,000 -11.39% 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1459 (42.13%) QA
2 1296 (37.42%) ISEB
3 1064 (30.72%) SQL
4 980 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
5 970 (28.01%) Finance
6 742 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 725 (20.94%) ISTQB
8 713 (20.59%) Degree
9 645 (18.63%) Selenium
10 590 (17.04%) Java
11 568 (16.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 557 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 552 (15.94%) Automated Testing
14 546 (15.77%) C#
15 515 (14.87%) .NET
16 504 (14.55%) Test Automation
17 495 (14.29%) Microsoft
18 493 (14.24%) Windows
19 480 (13.86%) Scrum
20 433 (12.50%) Test Management
21 419 (12.10%) SQL Server
22 418 (12.07%) Regression Testing
23 387 (11.18%) Manual Testing
24 358 (10.34%) HP
25 352 (10.16%) HP Quality Center
26 342 (9.88%) XML
27 334 (9.64%) Retail
28 324 (9.36%) Test Strategy
29 320 (9.24%) JavaScript
30 303 (8.75%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.73%) IIS
3 25 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 24 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.52%) Confluence
6 16 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
7 15 (0.43%) Apache
7 15 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 10 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.23%) CMS
13 8 (0.23%) Commerce Server
14 7 (0.20%) Node.js
14 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 303 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 175 (5.05%) MS Office
3 39 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.49%) MS Project
6 12 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.058%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 75 (2.17%) JDE OneWorld
2 33 (0.95%) SAP FI
2 33 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
2 33 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 10 (0.29%) Magento
4 8 (0.23%) Fredhopper
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.087%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.087%) SAP FI-GL
8 3 (0.087%) GoldMine
8 3 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.087%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.087%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.087%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.10%) SaaS
2 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.14%) Office 365
5 3 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.058%) PaaS
7 1 (0.029%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.029%) GitHub
7 1 (0.029%) Trello
7 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.06%) Internet
2 64 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 56 (1.62%) HTTP
4 37 (1.07%) DNS
5 34 (0.98%) 3G
6 29 (0.84%) LTE
7 28 (0.81%) Broadband
8 23 (0.66%) Wireshark
9 22 (0.64%) VPN
10 18 (0.52%) Firewall
10 18 (0.52%) 4G
11 15 (0.43%) Intranet
11 15 (0.43%) SS7
12 14 (0.40%) LDAP
12 14 (0.40%) SMS
13 13 (0.38%) ISUP
13 13 (0.38%) INAP
14 11 (0.32%) WAN
14 11 (0.32%) Wireless
15 9 (0.26%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 110 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 85 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 78 (2.25%) MySQL
7 55 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 50 (1.44%) DB2
9 49 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 44 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (0.87%) DataStage
12 29 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 24 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
15 24 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.66%) SQLPlus
17 20 (0.58%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
19 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 645 (18.63%) Selenium
2 297 (8.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 234 (6.76%) JIRA
4 211 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 181 (5.23%) WebDriver
6 171 (4.94%) Visual Studio
7 165 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 125 (3.61%) JUnit
9 106 (3.06%) FitNesse
10 91 (2.63%) NUnit
11 88 (2.54%) Jenkins
12 77 (2.22%) SoapUI
13 76 (2.19%) LoadRunner
14 67 (1.93%) Subversion
15 62 (1.79%) SpecFlow
16 55 (1.59%) JMeter
17 51 (1.47%) Toad
18 48 (1.39%) TestNG
19 43 (1.24%) TestDirector
20 42 (1.21%) TestComplete
General
1 970 (28.01%) Finance
2 334 (9.64%) Retail
3 234 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 191 (5.52%) Banking
5 104 (3.00%) Marketing
6 88 (2.54%) Games
7 70 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 58 (1.67%) Advertising
9 56 (1.62%) Billing
10 51 (1.47%) Publishing
10 51 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 44 (1.27%) Back Office
12 32 (0.92%) Electronics
13 28 (0.81%) Law
13 28 (0.81%) Legal
14 22 (0.64%) Military
15 20 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.52%) Multimedia
17 16 (0.46%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1130 (32.63%) Analyst
2 926 (26.74%) Test Analyst
3 686 (19.81%) Tester
4 372 (10.74%) Test Engineer
5 352 (10.16%) Test Manager
6 319 (9.21%) Developer
7 315 (9.10%) Software Tester
8 281 (8.11%) Consultant
9 251 (7.25%) Software Engineer
10 219 (6.32%) Test Consultant
11 218 (6.30%) QA Analyst
12 161 (4.65%) QA Tester
13 143 (4.13%) QA Engineer
14 140 (4.04%) Junior
15 121 (3.49%) Software Test Analyst
16 115 (3.32%) QA Manager
17 112 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
18 106 (3.06%) Software Test Engineer
19 93 (2.69%) Team Leader
19 93 (2.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (14.87%) .NET
2 342 (9.88%) XML
3 300 (8.66%) HTML
4 262 (7.57%) Web Services
5 162 (4.68%) SOAP
6 151 (4.36%) CSS
7 112 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 77 (2.22%) .NET Framework
9 72 (2.08%) REST
10 68 (1.96%) jQuery
11 63 (1.82%) J2EE
12 57 (1.65%) HTML5
13 52 (1.50%) Gherkin
14 47 (1.36%) WCF
15 45 (1.30%) Ajax
16 44 (1.27%) Middleware
17 41 (1.18%) WSDL
18 39 (1.13%) XSD
19 36 (1.04%) LINQ
20 33 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 282 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 144 (4.16%) Mathematics
3 136 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 124 (3.58%) Open Source
5 72 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 61 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 44 (1.27%) Derivative
8 40 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 31 (0.90%) Life Science
10 29 (0.84%) Chemistry
11 28 (0.81%) Physics
12 27 (0.78%) Fixed Income
13 24 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (0.69%) IVR
13 24 (0.69%) Mainframe
14 23 (0.66%) Social Media
14 23 (0.66%) Equities
15 22 (0.64%) N-Tier
15 22 (0.64%) iPhone
16 21 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 493 (14.24%) Windows
2 209 (6.04%) UNIX
3 201 (5.80%) Linux
4 85 (2.45%) Android
5 63 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 56 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 31 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 20 (0.58%) Solaris
13 13 (0.38%) CentOS
13 13 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.35%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.26%) VxWorks
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 557 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 552 (15.94%) Automated Testing
5 504 (14.55%) Test Automation
6 480 (13.86%) Scrum
7 433 (12.50%) Test Management
8 418 (12.07%) Regression Testing
9 387 (11.18%) Manual Testing
10 324 (9.36%) Test Strategy
11 268 (7.74%) TDD
12 253 (7.31%) System Testing
13 238 (6.87%) Performance Testing
14 227 (6.56%) Automation Testing
15 219 (6.32%) Software Engineering
16 213 (6.15%) Integration Testing
17 206 (5.95%) BDD
18 195 (5.63%) Project Management
19 194 (5.60%) OO
20 183 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1064 (30.72%) SQL
2 590 (17.04%) Java
3 546 (15.77%) C#
4 320 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 288 (8.32%) C++
6 197 (5.69%) C
7 181 (5.23%) Python
8 122 (3.52%) PHP
9 119 (3.44%) VB
10 113 (3.26%) Ruby
11 106 (3.06%) Perl
12 63 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 57 (1.65%) VBScript
14 51 (1.47%) T-SQL
15 45 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 38 (1.10%) VBA
17 32 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 31 (0.90%) Shell Script
19 18 (0.52%) MATLAB
20 15 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1296 (37.42%) ISEB
2 725 (20.94%) ISTQB
3 713 (20.59%) Degree
4 568 (16.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 231 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 105 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 41 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (1.01%) PhD
9 34 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 34 (0.98%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
10 29 (0.84%) MCSE
11 25 (0.72%) HND
12 24 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
13 22 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 21 (0.61%) CCNA
14 21 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.52%) MCP
16 15 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1459 (42.13%) QA
2 41 (1.18%) SLA
3 18 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.23%) HL7
5 6 (0.17%) GAMP
6 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.087%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.058%) JTAG
8 2 (0.058%) DICOM
9 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.029%) WCAG
9 1 (0.029%) TickIT
9 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 56 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.38%) NFS
5 8 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.20%) vSphere
7 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.058%) XenApp
9 2 (0.058%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.029%) Varnish
10 1 (0.029%) KVM
10 1 (0.029%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.029%) qmail
10 1 (0.029%) Postfix
10 1 (0.029%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 352 (10.16%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.23%) Puppet
3 7 (0.20%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.058%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.058%) Control-M
4 2 (0.058%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.058%) nmon
5 1 (0.029%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.029%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.029%) logstash
5 1 (0.029%) SCCM
5 1 (0.029%) OpenView
5 1 (0.029%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.029%) Nagios
Vendors
1 495 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 358 (10.34%) HP
3 296 (8.55%) Oracle
4 78 (2.25%) VMware
5 69 (1.99%) SAP
6 48 (1.39%) Cognos
7 42 (1.21%) IBM
8 34 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 23 (0.66%) Telerik
10 22 (0.64%) TIBCO
10 22 (0.64%) Business Objects
11 21 (0.61%) Apple
12 20 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
13 18 (0.52%) Cisco
14 17 (0.49%) Adobe
14 17 (0.49%) Citrix
15 15 (0.43%) Informatica
16 13 (0.38%) Tableau
17 12 (0.35%) JBoss
18 11 (0.32%) Atlassian
Kettering, Northamptonshire
The One Group
Salary: £0 - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 15 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evosearch Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 17 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + options + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago