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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 233 237 207
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1392 1538 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.41% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.61% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1280 1329
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,050 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
84858 95762 99159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.03% 87.55% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 70966 78846 79114
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 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £72,500 £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 28 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 1337 £37,500 -1.31% 160
London +60 403 £50,000 -4.76% 52
South East +11 325 £37,500 -1.31% 29
Yorkshire +51 159 £35,000 - 14
West Yorkshire +67 127 £35,000 - 8
West Midlands +8 104 £35,000 +9.37% 17
North West -8 102 £31,000 -7.46% 11
East of England -14 99 £45,000 +1.12% 11
South West -12 95 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Leeds +57 82 £35,000 - 4
Surrey -3 65 £41,000 +9.33% 4
Hampshire -15 63 £31,000 -13.88% 5
City of London +19 57 £52,500 -11.01% 12
Manchester -37 55 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Berkshire +15 51 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East Midlands -41 48 £35,000 - 7
Birmingham -13 43 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +20 40 £37,250 +6.42% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 40 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Cheshire +34 34 £31,000 -6.06% 2
Kent +41 32 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Oxfordshire -3 32 £30,000 -27.27% 3
East Sussex +33 31 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Cambridge -8 30 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Brighton +32 29 £39,151 -2.12% 3
Scotland -24 28 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Staffordshire +8 27 £33,500 +17.54% 1
Milton Keynes +26 26 £35,750 -4.66% 4
Somerset +9 23 £32,500 +25.00% 4
Bradford +15 22 £42,500 +13.33% 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 1471 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1097 (39.09%) QA
3 787 (28.05%) SQL
4 770 (27.44%) Selenium
5 768 (27.37%) ISEB
6 689 (24.55%) ISTQB
7 674 (24.02%) Finance
8 621 (22.13%) Java
9 598 (21.31%) Test Automation
10 595 (21.20%) Test Scripting
11 567 (20.21%) Scrum
12 565 (20.14%) C#
13 561 (19.99%) Degree
14 541 (19.28%) SDLC
15 487 (17.36%) Automated Testing
16 459 (16.36%) .NET
17 421 (15.00%) Manual Testing
18 418 (14.90%) User Acceptance Testing
19 417 (14.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 409 (14.58%) Regression Testing
21 390 (13.90%) BDD
22 374 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
23 361 (12.87%) JIRA
24 350 (12.47%) Windows
25 349 (12.44%) Microsoft
26 340 (12.12%) Functional Testing
27 336 (11.97%) Test Strategy
28 309 (11.01%) Cucumber
29 280 (9.98%) Automation Testing
30 278 (9.91%) JavaScript

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 56 (2.00%) CMS
2 40 (1.43%) IIS
3 34 (1.21%) Confluence
4 26 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.68%) JBoss
6 14 (0.50%) SAS
7 13 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.36%) Apache
8 10 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.36%) Smallworld
9 7 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.21%) Documentum
10 6 (0.21%) FileNet
11 5 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.18%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.18%) Xceptor
12 4 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.14%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 206 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 122 (4.35%) MS Office
3 11 (0.39%) Mingle
4 10 (0.36%) MS Project
5 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.18%) SPSS
7 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.071%) Maya
8 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.036%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (0.43%) MultiFonds
1 12 (0.43%) Sonata
2 8 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.25%) Primavera
4 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.071%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.071%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.071%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.036%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.036%) Magento
8 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.036%) Maximo
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.036%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.036%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.036%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.036%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.46%) SaaS
4 17 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.61%) GitHub
4 17 (0.61%) IaaS
5 16 (0.57%) PaaS
6 15 (0.53%) Office 365
7 11 (0.39%) Google Apps
7 11 (0.39%) Slack
8 8 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.18%) iTunes
10 2 (0.071%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.036%) Force.com
11 1 (0.036%) Google Play
11 1 (0.036%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.036%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.96%) Internet
2 61 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 42 (1.50%) Firewall
4 37 (1.32%) HTTP
5 35 (1.25%) DNS
6 19 (0.68%) Wireless
7 18 (0.64%) VoIP
8 15 (0.53%) Intranet
9 9 (0.32%) VPN
9 9 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (0.29%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.21%) Skype
12 6 (0.21%) SSH
13 5 (0.18%) 4G
13 5 (0.18%) DHCP
14 4 (0.14%) ATM
14 4 (0.14%) DSL
14 4 (0.14%) FTP
14 4 (0.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 51 (1.82%) MySQL
4 43 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 30 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 24 (0.86%) QlikView
8 24 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.53%) Big Data
12 13 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.43%) GIS
13 12 (0.43%) MS Access
13 12 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.43%) Power BI
14 11 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.32%) DB2
15 9 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 770 (27.44%) Selenium
2 361 (12.87%) JIRA
3 309 (11.01%) Cucumber
4 209 (7.45%) SoapUI
5 196 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 159 (5.67%) HP UFT
7 157 (5.60%) WebDriver
8 153 (5.45%) Jenkins
9 140 (4.99%) JMeter
10 126 (4.49%) Visual Studio
11 101 (3.60%) JUnit
12 100 (3.56%) Git (software)
13 94 (3.35%) SpecFlow
14 92 (3.28%) LoadRunner
15 74 (2.64%) Ranorex
16 67 (2.39%) Appium
17 65 (2.32%) Subversion
18 62 (2.21%) TestNG
19 58 (2.07%) Gatling
20 57 (2.03%) NUnit
General
1 674 (24.02%) Finance
2 182 (6.49%) Games
3 152 (5.42%) Retail
4 143 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 137 (4.88%) Banking
6 72 (2.57%) Marketing
7 52 (1.85%) Electronics
8 49 (1.75%) Legal
9 41 (1.46%) Back Office
10 37 (1.32%) Aerospace
11 29 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 28 (1.00%) Publishing
13 26 (0.93%) Automotive
14 19 (0.68%) Billing
15 17 (0.61%) Advertising
16 16 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.57%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.36%) Law
18 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 941 (33.54%) Analyst
2 717 (25.55%) Test Analyst
3 624 (22.24%) Tester
4 338 (12.05%) Software Tester
5 319 (11.37%) Test Engineer
6 259 (9.23%) Developer
7 225 (8.02%) Automation Tester
8 196 (6.99%) Software Analyst
9 185 (6.59%) QA Analyst
10 178 (6.34%) QA Tester
11 175 (6.24%) QA Engineer
12 168 (5.99%) Software Test Analyst
13 165 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
14 154 (5.49%) Consultant
15 149 (5.31%) Test Manager
16 138 (4.92%) Test Leader
17 124 (4.42%) QA Test Analyst
18 106 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
19 105 (3.74%) Software Test Engineer
20 100 (3.56%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (16.36%) .NET
2 188 (6.70%) HTML
3 178 (6.34%) XML
4 154 (5.49%) Web Services
5 132 (4.70%) ASP.NET
6 125 (4.45%) CSS
7 82 (2.92%) SOAP
8 53 (1.89%) Ajax
9 51 (1.82%) jQuery
10 49 (1.75%) REST
11 45 (1.60%) Gherkin
12 38 (1.35%) .NET Framework
13 34 (1.21%) WPF
14 33 (1.18%) AngularJS
14 33 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 30 (1.07%) HTML5
16 28 (1.00%) Velocity
17 27 (0.96%) J2EE
18 23 (0.82%) Hibernate
18 23 (0.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 374 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 146 (5.20%) Mobile App
4 72 (2.57%) Client/Server
5 60 (2.14%) User Experience
6 46 (1.64%) Mathematics
7 41 (1.46%) iPad
8 35 (1.25%) Blog
8 35 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 30 (1.07%) Driving Licence
11 29 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (0.96%) Life Science
13 26 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (0.89%) Fintech
15 23 (0.82%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.78%) New Media
17 20 (0.71%) N-Tier
18 18 (0.64%) Algorithms
19 17 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 350 (12.47%) Windows
2 200 (7.13%) Linux
3 174 (6.20%) Unix
4 104 (3.71%) Android
5 78 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 59 (2.10%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.00%) Solaris
8 22 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.43%) CentOS
13 10 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.25%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.18%) AIX
17 5 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1471 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (21.31%) Test Automation
3 595 (21.20%) Test Scripting
4 567 (20.21%) Scrum
5 541 (19.28%) SDLC
6 487 (17.36%) Automated Testing
7 421 (15.00%) Manual Testing
8 418 (14.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 409 (14.58%) Regression Testing
10 390 (13.90%) BDD
11 340 (12.12%) Functional Testing
12 336 (11.97%) Test Strategy
13 280 (9.98%) Automation Testing
14 275 (9.80%) Performance Testing
15 266 (9.48%) TDD
16 260 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
17 255 (9.09%) Test Management
18 249 (8.87%) Software Engineering
19 232 (8.27%) Non-Functional Testing
20 231 (8.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 787 (28.05%) SQL
2 621 (22.13%) Java
3 565 (20.14%) C#
4 278 (9.91%) JavaScript
5 213 (7.59%) Python
6 179 (6.38%) C++
7 148 (5.27%) Ruby
8 137 (4.88%) C
9 104 (3.71%) Perl
10 91 (3.24%) T-SQL
11 74 (2.64%) PHP
12 73 (2.60%) VB
13 65 (2.32%) Scala
14 56 (2.00%) VBScript
15 44 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.03%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.03%) VBA
17 27 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 25 (0.89%) R
19 21 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 768 (27.37%) ISEB
2 689 (24.55%) ISTQB
3 561 (19.99%) Degree
4 417 (14.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 122 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 57 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 55 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 41 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.32%) CCNA
12 9 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.32%) HP ASE
12 9 (0.32%) MCSA
13 7 (0.25%) MBA
13 7 (0.25%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.21%) MCITP
14 6 (0.21%) PMP
15 5 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1097 (39.09%) QA
2 48 (1.71%) SLA
3 28 (1.00%) GCP
4 19 (0.68%) SDET
5 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.18%) DICOM
8 5 (0.18%) GAMP
8 5 (0.18%) HL7
9 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 2 (0.071%) COSO
12 1 (0.036%) GMP
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.036%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.036%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.36%) Firmware
6 6 (0.21%) Docker
7 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.071%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.036%) vSphere
11 1 (0.036%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 186 (6.63%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.57%) SCVMM
2 16 (0.57%) vRealize
3 11 (0.39%) Puppet
4 8 (0.29%) SCCM
5 7 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.18%) Control-M
6 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.14%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.14%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.036%) Ansible
9 1 (0.036%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.036%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.036%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 349 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 194 (6.91%) Oracle
3 156 (5.56%) HP
4 62 (2.21%) VMware
5 28 (1.00%) Red Hat
6 24 (0.86%) IBM
7 22 (0.78%) SOASTA, Inc
8 21 (0.75%) Google
8 21 (0.75%) SAP
9 19 (0.68%) Citrix
10 14 (0.50%) Intel Security
10 14 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.43%) BT
11 12 (0.43%) EMC
12 11 (0.39%) Tableau
13 9 (0.32%) PayPal
13 9 (0.32%) Sophos
14 8 (0.29%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.29%) TOWER Software
15 6 (0.21%) Telerik
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Cotterrall Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Great Package + benefits + car
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Metaskil
Salary: £Competitive salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + parking, cycle to work 25 hols
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £27,500 to £35,000 per annum attractive bens and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + Beneftis
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £40K +bonus +benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training & Unlimited Opportunity
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago