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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 207 217 203
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1518 1384 1575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.35% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.64% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1161 943 1308
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 +7 1414 £37,500 +7.14% 194
London +3 464 £45,000 -5.26% 54
South East +32 320 £37,500 +15.38% 43
Yorkshire +6 158 £32,500 +8.33% 12
East of England -7 133 £39,000 -6.02% 15
South West +37 121 £40,000 +14.28% 25
City of London +46 100 £55,000 +10.00% 24
Surrey +46 100 £37,500 -3.84% 11
Berkshire +33 94 £45,000 -5.26% 11
West Yorkshire -13 90 £35,000 +16.66% 6
West Midlands +40 87 £37,500 +15.38% 7
North West -56 84 £32,500 -1.51% 29
Leeds +12 80 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Hampshire -7 73 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Bristol +34 63 £55,000 +37.50% 12
Cambridgeshire +6 60 £40,000 - 8
Cambridge +7 56 £40,000 -3.61% 6
Manchester -46 50 £34,000 -2.85% 21
Scotland -25 40 £30,750 -12.14% 10
North Yorkshire +35 36 £30,000 -11.76% 3
Hertfordshire -10 35 £55,000 +69.23% 2
East Midlands +13 31 £32,500 +11.11% 7
Reading +12 30 £42,500 -16.66% 5
South Yorkshire +5 30 £32,500 +13.04% 1
Birmingham +7 27 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Staffordshire +31 26 £42,500 +136.11% 1
Sheffield 0 26 £32,500 +18.18% 1
York +34 24 £30,000 +5.26% 3
Essex -19 24 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Cheshire -16 23 £27,500 -7.56% 5

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1387 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1272 (41.22%) ISEB
3 1200 (38.89%) QA
4 987 (31.98%) SQL
5 947 (30.69%) Finance
6 848 (27.48%) ISTQB
7 702 (22.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 583 (18.89%) Scrum
9 578 (18.73%) Test Scripting
10 573 (18.57%) Selenium
11 518 (16.79%) Test Automation
12 512 (16.59%) Microsoft
13 510 (16.53%) C#
14 502 (16.27%) Degree
15 489 (15.85%) Java
16 487 (15.78%) Test Management
17 473 (15.33%) Retail
18 459 (14.87%) Automated Testing
19 438 (14.19%) Manual Testing
20 415 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
21 406 (13.16%) Windows
22 397 (12.86%) Banking
23 357 (11.57%) SQL Server
24 355 (11.50%) .NET
25 345 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
26 304 (9.85%) HP
27 301 (9.75%) Test Strategy
28 290 (9.40%) Regression Testing
29 285 (9.24%) QuickTest Pro
30 272 (8.81%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 33 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 28 (0.91%) IIS
3 22 (0.71%) CMS
4 21 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 21 (0.68%) Drupal
5 16 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 15 (0.49%) Apache
7 14 (0.45%) Confluence
7 14 (0.45%) GlassFish
8 13 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.23%) Node.js
10 7 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.19%) JBoss
12 5 (0.16%) MTS
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.097%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.065%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 272 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 110 (3.56%) MS Office
3 23 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.23%) MS Project
7 4 (0.13%) Mingle
8 2 (0.065%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.032%) Maya
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.032%) InDesign
9 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 13 (0.42%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.19%) Summit
5 5 (0.16%) GoldMine
6 4 (0.13%) Servitor
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.097%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.097%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 2 (0.065%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.065%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.13%) SaaS
2 17 (0.55%) GitHub
3 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.065%) PaaS
8 1 (0.032%) Trello
8 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.032%) Office 365
8 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.032%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.032%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.032%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.24%) TCP/IP
2 50 (1.62%) DNS
3 45 (1.46%) Internet
4 40 (1.30%) DHCP
5 31 (1.00%) VoIP
5 31 (1.00%) HTTP
6 27 (0.87%) VPN
7 24 (0.78%) WAN
8 22 (0.71%) Wireshark
9 17 (0.55%) MVNO
10 15 (0.49%) RTP
10 15 (0.49%) H.323
10 15 (0.49%) VLAN
11 12 (0.39%) Firewall
12 11 (0.36%) 3G
12 11 (0.36%) Broadband
13 10 (0.32%) LAN
13 10 (0.32%) Wireless
14 9 (0.29%) Network Security
15 7 (0.23%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 111 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 74 (2.40%) MySQL
4 73 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 64 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 56 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 44 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 29 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (0.94%) Big Data
11 25 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.58%) DB2
14 16 (0.52%) MS Access
14 16 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.36%) DataStage
16 11 (0.36%) MongoDB
17 10 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 573 (18.57%) Selenium
2 285 (9.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 245 (7.94%) JIRA
4 212 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 187 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 143 (4.63%) Visual Studio
7 122 (3.95%) Cucumber
8 99 (3.21%) Jenkins
9 93 (3.01%) JUnit
10 87 (2.82%) SoapUI
11 85 (2.75%) FitNesse
12 82 (2.66%) SpecFlow
13 72 (2.33%) NUnit
14 65 (2.11%) LoadRunner
15 61 (1.98%) JMeter
16 54 (1.75%) Subversion
17 44 (1.43%) Bugzilla
18 38 (1.23%) Eclipse
18 38 (1.23%) TestNG
19 36 (1.17%) Calabash
General
1 947 (30.69%) Finance
2 473 (15.33%) Retail
3 397 (12.86%) Banking
4 242 (7.84%) Aerospace
5 181 (5.87%) Telecoms
6 98 (3.18%) Marketing
7 54 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 46 (1.49%) Billing
9 38 (1.23%) Advertising
10 37 (1.20%) Games
11 33 (1.07%) Back Office
12 31 (1.00%) Legal
12 31 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 26 (0.84%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.75%) Electronics
16 9 (0.29%) Automotive
16 9 (0.29%) Law
16 9 (0.29%) Publishing
17 8 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1102 (35.71%) Analyst
2 920 (29.81%) Test Analyst
3 526 (17.04%) Tester
4 321 (10.40%) Test Manager
5 305 (9.88%) Test Engineer
6 268 (8.68%) Developer
6 268 (8.68%) Consultant
7 263 (8.52%) Software Tester
8 228 (7.39%) Software Engineer
9 227 (7.36%) Test Consultant
10 158 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
11 140 (4.54%) Software Test Analyst
12 132 (4.28%) QA Engineer
13 131 (4.24%) Senior Test Analyst
14 128 (4.15%) QA Analyst
15 125 (4.05%) Test Leader
16 115 (3.73%) Software Test Engineer
17 112 (3.63%) Team Leader
18 98 (3.18%) QA Tester
19 94 (3.05%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (11.50%) .NET
2 236 (7.65%) XML
2 236 (7.65%) HTML
3 203 (6.58%) Web Services
4 114 (3.69%) ASP.NET
5 93 (3.01%) CSS
6 88 (2.85%) SOAP
7 63 (2.04%) jQuery
8 55 (1.78%) .NET Framework
8 55 (1.78%) Gherkin
9 51 (1.65%) HTML5
10 49 (1.59%) RESTful
10 49 (1.59%) WPF
11 42 (1.36%) Ajax
12 39 (1.26%) WCF
13 36 (1.17%) LAMP
14 34 (1.10%) JSON
15 31 (1.00%) Java EE
16 29 (0.94%) WinForms
17 26 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 226 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (6.61%) Computer Science
3 160 (5.18%) Open Source
4 106 (3.43%) Mathematics
5 89 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 77 (2.50%) User Experience
7 72 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 68 (2.20%) Client/Server
9 54 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.04%) Derivative
11 26 (0.84%) Replication
12 25 (0.81%) iPhone
13 23 (0.75%) Physics
14 21 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
15 17 (0.55%) GIS
16 15 (0.49%) Statistics
17 14 (0.45%) Smartphone
18 13 (0.42%) Equities
18 13 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 406 (13.16%) Windows
2 253 (8.20%) UNIX
3 229 (7.42%) Linux
4 81 (2.62%) Android
5 77 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (0.78%) CentOS
8 24 (0.78%) Solaris
8 24 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.26%) AIX
13 7 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.16%) openSUSE
15 4 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1387 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (18.89%) Scrum
3 578 (18.73%) Test Scripting
4 518 (16.79%) Test Automation
5 487 (15.78%) Test Management
6 459 (14.87%) Automated Testing
7 438 (14.19%) Manual Testing
8 415 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 301 (9.75%) Test Strategy
10 290 (9.40%) Regression Testing
11 270 (8.75%) Test Planning
12 247 (8.00%) Automation Testing
13 222 (7.19%) Performance Testing
14 215 (6.97%) TDD
15 207 (6.71%) Waterfall
16 203 (6.58%) Software Engineering
17 195 (6.32%) Mentoring
18 187 (6.06%) BDD
19 145 (4.70%) System Testing
20 142 (4.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 987 (31.98%) SQL
2 510 (16.53%) C#
3 489 (15.85%) Java
4 228 (7.39%) JavaScript
5 214 (6.93%) C++
6 205 (6.64%) Python
7 146 (4.73%) C
8 133 (4.31%) Perl
9 114 (3.69%) PHP
10 108 (3.50%) Ruby
11 66 (2.14%) VB
12 49 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 45 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 43 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 38 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 34 (1.10%) VBScript
17 26 (0.84%) VB.NET
18 24 (0.78%) PowerShell
18 24 (0.78%) MATLAB
19 22 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1272 (41.22%) ISEB
2 848 (27.48%) ISTQB
3 702 (22.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 502 (16.27%) Degree
5 160 (5.18%) Security Cleared
6 107 (3.47%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
8 42 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 41 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (1.30%) MCSE
10 40 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 30 (0.97%) CCNA
11 30 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (0.75%) MCITP
13 21 (0.68%) MCP
14 19 (0.62%) MCTS
15 18 (0.58%) HND
16 14 (0.45%) RHCE
16 14 (0.45%) RHCSA
17 13 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1200 (38.89%) QA
2 29 (0.94%) SLA
3 15 (0.49%) GAMP
4 11 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.13%) HL7
7 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.13%) FATCA
8 2 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 58 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.36%) Firmware
5 5 (0.16%) vSphere
6 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.13%) KVM
7 3 (0.097%) NFS
8 2 (0.065%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.065%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.032%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.032%) Snort
9 1 (0.032%) qmail
9 1 (0.032%) Postfix
9 1 (0.032%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.032%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 345 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.65%) SCCM
3 16 (0.52%) Puppet
4 5 (0.16%) Control-M
5 4 (0.13%) WSUS
5 4 (0.13%) Nagios
5 4 (0.13%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.032%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.032%) logstash
Vendors
1 512 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 304 (9.85%) HP
3 267 (8.65%) Oracle
4 111 (3.60%) VMware
5 45 (1.46%) Apple
6 37 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 31 (1.00%) Cisco
8 25 (0.81%) SAP
9 18 (0.58%) Avaya
9 18 (0.58%) Citrix
10 17 (0.55%) Business Objects
10 17 (0.55%) Cognos
11 16 (0.52%) IBM
12 14 (0.45%) Telerik
13 10 (0.32%) Pegasus
14 8 (0.26%) Calypso
14 8 (0.26%) Informatica
14 8 (0.26%) Murex
14 8 (0.26%) Sage
14 8 (0.26%) Mapinfo
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum C. £20K PA
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25000, Pension, Gym Membership, Healthcare.
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago