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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 217 221 198
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1597 1429 1655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.29% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.64% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1171 1143 1421
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 £55,000 £55,000
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
95560 86985 95494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.31% 78.74% 76.60%
Number of salaries quoted 76807 71321 81167
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%

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 24 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 24 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 +12 1509 £35,000 - 127
London -18 493 £42,500 -5.55% 32
South East +22 358 £35,000 - 27
East of England -37 179 £35,000 +2.94% 10
Yorkshire +15 149 £30,000 -9.09% 12
North West +25 133 £32,500 +10.16% 10
West Yorkshire +23 121 £32,500 -2.25% 8
City of London -4 108 £52,500 +23.52% 6
South West +22 92 £32,500 -7.14% 14
Surrey +6 92 £41,000 +2.50% 14
Berkshire +67 80 £36,000 +2.85% 4
Hampshire -3 74 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Manchester +25 72 £32,500 +13.04% 6
Leeds -9 69 £33,000 -5.71% 8
Cambridgeshire -31 63 £34,500 -1.42% 6
East Midlands -2 54 £35,000 +29.62% 11
Bristol +25 52 £35,250 -9.03% 9
Cambridge -32 48 £34,500 -8.00% 6
Hertfordshire +16 45 £40,000 +6.66% 3
West Midlands -4 44 £35,500 +1.42% 8
Halifax +13 42 £30,000 -
Wales +17 36 £31,500 -8.02% 3
Oxfordshire -4 33 £40,000 -23.80% 5
Scotland -12 33 £33,500 -22.98% 5
Cheshire +12 30 £30,000 +0.84% 1
Reading +12 28 £41,250 +17.85% 1
Bedfordshire -5 26 £37,500 +36.36% 1
South Wales +10 25 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Essex -5 25 £56,000 +124.00%
Watford +4 24 £42,500 +34.92% 1

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 1233 (41.29%) ISEB
2 1226 (41.06%) QA
3 952 (31.88%) SQL
4 872 (29.20%) Finance
5 782 (26.19%) Test Scripting
6 731 (24.48%) ISTQB
7 716 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
8 588 (19.69%) Degree
9 526 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 489 (16.38%) Selenium
11 486 (16.28%) Java
12 458 (15.34%) Automated Testing
13 448 (15.00%) .NET
14 441 (14.77%) Microsoft
15 432 (14.47%) Test Automation
16 410 (13.73%) C#
17 406 (13.60%) Scrum
18 400 (13.40%) Windows
19 395 (13.23%) Test Management
20 370 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
21 359 (12.02%) SQL Server
22 345 (11.55%) Retail
23 301 (10.08%) Manual Testing
24 288 (9.65%) MS Excel
25 276 (9.24%) Oracle
26 273 (9.14%) HP
27 268 (8.98%) JavaScript
28 266 (8.91%) XML
29 262 (8.77%) Test Strategy
30 260 (8.71%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 46 (1.54%) IIS
2 45 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 30 (1.00%) Confluence
5 26 (0.87%) LiveLink
6 16 (0.54%) Apache
7 12 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.37%) CMS
8 11 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.20%) Commerce Server
11 6 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.17%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.17%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.10%) Jetty
13 3 (0.10%) Drupal
13 3 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 288 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 157 (5.26%) MS Office
3 29 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.67%) MS Project
5 16 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.54%) Windchill
6 15 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.067%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.033%) Simulink
9 1 (0.033%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.033%) Maya
9 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.033%) Revit
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 55 (1.84%) JDE OneWorld
2 15 (0.50%) Magento
3 14 (0.47%) SAP FI
3 14 (0.47%) SAP CO
3 14 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
6 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.20%) Temenos T24
7 6 (0.20%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.10%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.10%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.10%) GoldMine
9 3 (0.10%) CA Clarity
10 2 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.067%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.61%) SaaS
2 16 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.033%) GitHub
5 1 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.85%) Internet
2 47 (1.57%) LTE
3 43 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.41%) 4G
5 28 (0.94%) HTTP
6 17 (0.57%) DNS
7 15 (0.50%) Firewall
8 14 (0.47%) Wireless
9 8 (0.27%) ZigBee
9 8 (0.27%) 3G
9 8 (0.27%) DVB
9 8 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.23%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.20%) Network Security
11 6 (0.20%) VoIP
11 6 (0.20%) Intranet
12 5 (0.17%) SS7
12 5 (0.17%) GSM
12 5 (0.17%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 100 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 66 (2.21%) MySQL
6 55 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 52 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (0.94%) DB2
10 26 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (0.87%) SQLPlus
11 21 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (0.70%) DataStage
11 21 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.54%) CouchDB
13 14 (0.47%) Big Data
13 14 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.33%) OLTP
15 9 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 489 (16.38%) Selenium
2 250 (8.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 162 (5.43%) JIRA
4 122 (4.09%) WebDriver
5 116 (3.88%) Cucumber
6 115 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 112 (3.75%) Visual Studio
8 102 (3.42%) LoadRunner
9 75 (2.51%) TestDirector
10 69 (2.31%) SoapUI
11 58 (1.94%) FitNesse
12 54 (1.81%) JUnit
13 52 (1.74%) Jenkins
14 51 (1.71%) JMeter
14 51 (1.71%) NUnit
15 50 (1.67%) Subversion
16 45 (1.51%) Toad
17 34 (1.14%) Eclipse
18 32 (1.07%) SpecFlow
19 30 (1.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 872 (29.20%) Finance
2 345 (11.55%) Retail
3 189 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 161 (5.39%) Banking
5 124 (4.15%) Games
6 62 (2.08%) Marketing
7 56 (1.88%) Publishing
8 51 (1.71%) Back Office
9 50 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.61%) Billing
11 35 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.00%) Legal
13 29 (0.97%) Advertising
14 28 (0.94%) Electronics
15 26 (0.87%) Law
16 22 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 19 (0.64%) Military
17 19 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.60%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1047 (35.06%) Analyst
2 855 (28.63%) Test Analyst
3 628 (21.03%) Tester
4 384 (12.86%) Test Engineer
5 310 (10.38%) Test Manager
6 306 (10.25%) Software Tester
7 229 (7.67%) Developer
8 209 (7.00%) Software Engineer
9 206 (6.90%) QA Analyst
10 131 (4.39%) QA Tester
11 121 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
12 117 (3.92%) Consultant
13 98 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
14 97 (3.25%) QA Engineer
14 97 (3.25%) Test Leader
15 90 (3.01%) Software Test Analyst
16 89 (2.98%) Graduate
16 89 (2.98%) Junior
17 88 (2.95%) Software Test Engineer
18 82 (2.75%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (15.00%) .NET
2 266 (8.91%) XML
3 259 (8.67%) HTML
4 146 (4.89%) Web Services
5 125 (4.19%) SOAP
6 122 (4.09%) CSS
7 96 (3.22%) ASP.NET
8 55 (1.84%) .NET Framework
9 54 (1.81%) WCF
10 53 (1.77%) Ajax
11 48 (1.61%) HTML5
12 46 (1.54%) J2EE
13 45 (1.51%) Middleware
13 45 (1.51%) jQuery
14 42 (1.41%) REST
15 41 (1.37%) JSON
16 40 (1.34%) Spring
17 39 (1.31%) Gherkin
18 29 (0.97%) JDBC
19 25 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 230 (7.70%) Computer Science
2 117 (3.92%) Open Source
3 90 (3.01%) Mathematics
4 88 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 70 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 45 (1.51%) Derivative
8 35 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.04%) Device Driver
10 26 (0.87%) Social Media
11 25 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 22 (0.74%) Equities
13 21 (0.70%) Statistics
14 18 (0.60%) SWIFT
15 17 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (0.57%) Spread Betting
16 15 (0.50%) Digital Media
16 15 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (0.50%) AS400
17 14 (0.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 400 (13.40%) Windows
2 258 (8.64%) Linux
3 199 (6.66%) UNIX
4 99 (3.32%) Android
5 65 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (0.74%) Windows XP
9 21 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
11 18 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 13 (0.44%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.44%) VxWorks
12 13 (0.44%) Solaris
13 10 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.33%) VMS
13 10 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 782 (26.19%) Test Scripting
2 716 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 526 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 458 (15.34%) Automated Testing
5 432 (14.47%) Test Automation
6 406 (13.60%) Scrum
7 395 (13.23%) Test Management
8 301 (10.08%) Manual Testing
9 262 (8.77%) Test Strategy
10 260 (8.71%) Regression Testing
11 239 (8.00%) Performance Testing
12 228 (7.64%) Project Management
13 183 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 177 (5.93%) OO
15 176 (5.89%) Software Engineering
16 173 (5.79%) Automation Testing
17 164 (5.49%) TDD
18 160 (5.36%) System Testing
18 160 (5.36%) Integration Testing
19 146 (4.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 952 (31.88%) SQL
2 486 (16.28%) Java
3 410 (13.73%) C#
4 268 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 194 (6.50%) C++
6 145 (4.86%) Python
7 136 (4.55%) C
8 89 (2.98%) Perl
9 83 (2.78%) Ruby
10 78 (2.61%) PHP
10 78 (2.61%) VBScript
11 67 (2.24%) VB.NET
12 59 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 58 (1.94%) VB
14 45 (1.51%) T-SQL
15 28 (0.94%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.67%) Scala
18 18 (0.60%) VBA
19 17 (0.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1233 (41.29%) ISEB
2 731 (24.48%) ISTQB
3 588 (19.69%) Degree
4 150 (5.02%) Security Cleared
5 90 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 57 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 46 (1.54%) HND
8 24 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (0.70%) PhD
10 18 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.40%) MCT
13 9 (0.30%) CIPD
14 8 (0.27%) CITP
14 8 (0.27%) MCSE
14 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.23%) CCNA
16 6 (0.20%) HNC
17 5 (0.17%) ACCA
17 5 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1226 (41.06%) QA
2 31 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.50%) SLA
4 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.23%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.067%) WAI
9 2 (0.067%) HL7
9 2 (0.067%) DICOM
9 2 (0.067%) GAMP
9 2 (0.067%) TickIT
9 2 (0.067%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.033%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.033%) Basel II
10 1 (0.033%) GMP
10 1 (0.033%) JTAG
System Software
1 35 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.10%) NFS
6 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.067%) XenApp
7 2 (0.067%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.067%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.033%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.033%) vSphere
8 1 (0.033%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 370 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.23%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.067%) OpenView
3 2 (0.067%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.067%) nmon
4 1 (0.033%) Puppet
4 1 (0.033%) Nessus
Vendors
1 441 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 276 (9.24%) Oracle
3 273 (9.14%) HP
4 56 (1.88%) SAP
5 53 (1.77%) Cognos
6 46 (1.54%) VMware
7 41 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 28 (0.94%) Capita
8 28 (0.94%) Informatica
8 28 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
9 27 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 26 (0.87%) Apple
11 19 (0.64%) IBM
12 18 (0.60%) Business Objects
13 17 (0.57%) Telerik
14 16 (0.54%) Citrix
15 11 (0.37%) Siebel
15 11 (0.37%) Adobe
15 11 (0.37%) TIBCO
16 10 (0.33%) Cisco
North West
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 2 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 85k
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £55k + superb benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + pension, life insurance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £23000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago