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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 230 240 204
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1397 1480 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.34% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.54% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1122 1219 1267
Median salary £37,500 £38,450 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.47% +2.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%

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
86090 96214 98460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.82% 87.25% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 71883 78657 79409
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,036
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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 +18 1330 £37,500 -2.59% 151
London +55 396 £50,000 +5.26% 39
South East +2 321 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Yorkshire +63 159 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire +67 128 £35,000 +7.69% 6
West Midlands +25 110 £35,000 +16.66% 16
East of England +15 109 £45,000 +20.00% 19
Leeds +49 88 £35,000 +7.69% 2
South West +8 87 £32,500 - 12
North West -19 87 £32,000 -16.66% 17
Hampshire -30 67 £32,500 -21.21% 6
City of London +30 60 £50,000 -2.43% 8
Manchester -27 57 £31,250 -19.87% 10
East Midlands -26 54 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Berkshire +11 53 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +28 50 £37,250 +6.42% 4
Birmingham -6 45 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Surrey -43 42 £36,250 -9.37% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 40 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Oxfordshire -7 39 £29,250 -26.87% 4
East Sussex +41 36 £50,000 +36.27% 5
Scotland -25 36 £34,250 -19.41% 4
Brighton +34 34 £50,000 +36.27% 3
Milton Keynes +32 33 £37,500 - 3
Kent +33 29 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Cambridge -2 29 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Staffordshire +5 24 £32,500 +14.03% 2
Essex +7 23 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Gloucestershire +18 22 £33,500 -1.47% 3
Somerset -6 22 £32,500 +20.37%

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1484 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1096 (38.00%) QA
3 793 (27.50%) ISEB
4 787 (27.29%) SQL
5 763 (26.46%) Selenium
6 707 (24.51%) Finance
7 685 (23.75%) ISTQB
8 660 (22.88%) Java
9 625 (21.67%) Test Automation
10 608 (21.08%) Degree
11 592 (20.53%) Test Scripting
12 554 (19.21%) SDLC
13 541 (18.76%) Scrum
14 519 (18.00%) C#
15 511 (17.72%) Automated Testing
16 459 (15.92%) User Acceptance Testing
17 456 (15.81%) .NET
18 453 (15.71%) Regression Testing
19 430 (14.91%) Manual Testing
20 407 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
21 400 (13.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 378 (13.11%) BDD
23 367 (12.73%) Functional Testing
23 367 (12.73%) Microsoft
24 358 (12.41%) Windows
25 332 (11.51%) JIRA
26 320 (11.10%) Test Strategy
27 305 (10.58%) Cucumber
28 296 (10.26%) Software Engineering
29 286 (9.92%) SQL Server

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 46 (1.60%) CMS
2 37 (1.28%) IIS
3 33 (1.14%) Confluence
4 27 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 23 (0.80%) JBoss
6 20 (0.69%) Apache
7 17 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.49%) SAS
9 10 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.35%) Smallworld
10 8 (0.28%) nginx
11 5 (0.17%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.17%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.14%) Documentum
12 4 (0.14%) FileNet
12 4 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.10%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 208 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 132 (4.58%) MS Office
3 17 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.42%) Mingle
4 12 (0.42%) MS Project
5 11 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.17%) SPSS
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.10%) Maya
8 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.069%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.45%) MultiFonds
2 13 (0.45%) Sonata
3 8 (0.28%) Magento
4 6 (0.21%) Primavera
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.10%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.069%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.069%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.069%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.035%) AWD
8 1 (0.035%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.035%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.035%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.035%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.25%) SaaS
3 34 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.83%) GitHub
5 19 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.45%) IaaS
7 11 (0.38%) PaaS
8 8 (0.28%) CloudFront
9 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.17%) iTunes
10 5 (0.17%) Office 365
11 2 (0.069%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.035%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.035%) Force.com
12 1 (0.035%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.74%) Internet
2 51 (1.77%) HTTP
2 51 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 33 (1.14%) Firewall
4 23 (0.80%) DNS
5 19 (0.66%) Wireless
6 18 (0.62%) VoIP
7 14 (0.49%) Intranet
8 10 (0.35%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.28%) SSH
9 8 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.21%) ATM
11 6 (0.21%) Network Security
11 6 (0.21%) Skype
11 6 (0.21%) VPN
12 5 (0.17%) 4G
12 5 (0.17%) IPsec
12 5 (0.17%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 88 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 56 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 54 (1.87%) MySQL
5 41 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 40 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 28 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.62%) Big Data
10 18 (0.62%) QlikView
10 18 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.42%) GIS
15 12 (0.42%) Power BI
16 11 (0.38%) MS Access
16 11 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 763 (26.46%) Selenium
2 332 (11.51%) JIRA
3 305 (10.58%) Cucumber
4 191 (6.62%) SoapUI
5 181 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 171 (5.93%) HP UFT
7 157 (5.44%) WebDriver
8 152 (5.27%) Jenkins
9 135 (4.68%) Visual Studio
10 122 (4.23%) Git (software)
11 118 (4.09%) JMeter
12 108 (3.74%) JUnit
13 85 (2.95%) SpecFlow
14 80 (2.77%) LoadRunner
15 74 (2.57%) Subversion
16 71 (2.46%) Ranorex
17 56 (1.94%) Appium
18 53 (1.84%) TestNG
19 52 (1.80%) TeamCity
20 51 (1.77%) NUnit
General
1 707 (24.51%) Finance
2 164 (5.69%) Games
3 148 (5.13%) Banking
4 144 (4.99%) Retail
5 142 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.81%) Marketing
7 61 (2.12%) Electronics
8 49 (1.70%) Legal
9 41 (1.42%) Aerospace
9 41 (1.42%) Back Office
10 35 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.07%) Automotive
12 25 (0.87%) Publishing
13 16 (0.55%) Advertising
13 16 (0.55%) Billing
14 15 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.49%) Law
15 14 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 951 (32.98%) Analyst
2 734 (25.45%) Test Analyst
3 661 (22.92%) Tester
4 361 (12.52%) Software Tester
5 339 (11.75%) Test Engineer
6 286 (9.92%) Developer
7 213 (7.39%) Automation Tester
8 208 (7.21%) Software Analyst
9 194 (6.73%) QA Analyst
10 183 (6.35%) QA Tester
11 182 (6.31%) QA Engineer
12 174 (6.03%) Software Test Analyst
13 161 (5.58%) Automation Test Analyst
14 143 (4.96%) Consultant
14 143 (4.96%) Test Manager
15 136 (4.72%) Test Leader
16 126 (4.37%) QA Test Analyst
17 122 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
18 115 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
19 103 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (15.81%) .NET
2 217 (7.52%) XML
3 207 (7.18%) HTML
4 178 (6.17%) Web Services
5 132 (4.58%) CSS
6 102 (3.54%) ASP.NET
7 94 (3.26%) SOAP
8 66 (2.29%) jQuery
9 63 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 63 (2.18%) REST
10 51 (1.77%) Ajax
11 46 (1.60%) J2EE
12 41 (1.42%) Gherkin
13 39 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (1.18%) HTML5
15 30 (1.04%) AngularJS
15 30 (1.04%) Java EE
15 30 (1.04%) Velocity
16 29 (1.01%) JSON
17 28 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 407 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (6.66%) Computer Science
3 148 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 70 (2.43%) User Experience
5 63 (2.18%) Client/Server
6 51 (1.77%) Mathematics
7 40 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.21%) iPad
9 33 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.07%) Blog
11 27 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (0.90%) Fintech
13 24 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 21 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 20 (0.69%) NHS
15 20 (0.69%) N-Tier
16 16 (0.55%) Life Science
17 15 (0.52%) Algorithms
17 15 (0.52%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 358 (12.41%) Windows
2 231 (8.01%) Linux
3 208 (7.21%) Unix
4 109 (3.78%) Android
5 82 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 60 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.14%) Solaris
8 23 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.52%) CentOS
12 15 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1484 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (21.67%) Test Automation
3 592 (20.53%) Test Scripting
4 554 (19.21%) SDLC
5 541 (18.76%) Scrum
6 511 (17.72%) Automated Testing
7 459 (15.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 453 (15.71%) Regression Testing
9 430 (14.91%) Manual Testing
10 378 (13.11%) BDD
11 367 (12.73%) Functional Testing
12 320 (11.10%) Test Strategy
13 296 (10.26%) Software Engineering
14 279 (9.67%) Automation Testing
15 263 (9.12%) TDD
16 260 (9.02%) Performance Testing
17 256 (8.88%) Test Management
18 245 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
19 240 (8.32%) Waterfall
20 228 (7.91%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 787 (27.29%) SQL
2 660 (22.88%) Java
3 519 (18.00%) C#
4 278 (9.64%) JavaScript
5 235 (8.15%) Python
6 193 (6.69%) C++
7 147 (5.10%) Ruby
8 146 (5.06%) C
9 119 (4.13%) Perl
10 86 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 65 (2.25%) VB
12 63 (2.18%) PHP
13 59 (2.05%) Scala
14 47 (1.63%) VBScript
15 46 (1.60%) VB.NET
16 40 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 40 (1.39%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 30 (1.04%) R
17 30 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 793 (27.50%) ISEB
2 685 (23.75%) ISTQB
3 608 (21.08%) Degree
4 400 (13.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 130 (4.51%) Security Cleared
6 55 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 50 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 40 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 32 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.45%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.24%) MBA
13 7 (0.24%) RHCE
13 7 (0.24%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.21%) CCNA
14 6 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.21%) MCSA
15 5 (0.17%) PMP
15 5 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1096 (38.00%) QA
2 43 (1.49%) SLA
3 28 (0.97%) GCP
4 19 (0.66%) SDET
5 14 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.38%) HL7
7 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.21%) DICOM
8 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.17%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 7816
10 4 (0.14%) GAMP
11 3 (0.10%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.069%) ISO13485
12 2 (0.069%) MISRA
13 1 (0.035%) GMP
13 1 (0.035%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.035%) TickIT
System Software
1 40 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
2 39 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.45%) Firmware
5 8 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.24%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.17%) Docker
8 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.10%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.069%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.035%) vSphere
11 1 (0.035%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 185 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (0.97%) Puppet
3 11 (0.38%) SCVMM
3 11 (0.38%) vRealize
4 8 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (0.24%) SCCM
6 5 (0.17%) Control-M
6 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.10%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.10%) Ansible
7 3 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.069%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.035%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 367 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 238 (8.25%) Oracle
3 166 (5.76%) HP
4 52 (1.80%) VMware
5 36 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 35 (1.21%) IBM
7 31 (1.07%) SAP
8 24 (0.83%) Citrix
9 16 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc
10 14 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.42%) EMC
11 12 (0.42%) Intel Security
11 12 (0.42%) Sophos
11 12 (0.42%) Tableau
12 11 (0.38%) Google
12 11 (0.38%) TOWER Software
13 10 (0.35%) BT
14 9 (0.31%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.31%) MKS
14 9 (0.31%) Telerik
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Wellbeing Software Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Diss, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £30573 - £35668 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + bonuses and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover, childcare vouchers
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
onezeero.
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + negotiable, excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: competitive salary on offer
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
onezeero.
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago