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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 222 203 216
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1476 1768 1456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.51% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.83% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1276 1121
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
92776 96821 88019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75982 77929 71900
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -30 1344 £38,000 +1.33% 196
South East -17 352 £40,000 +3.89% 40
London -86 343 £47,500 +5.55% 51
North West -2 124 £38,700 +22.85% 27
East of England -1 122 £40,000 +13.47% 14
Surrey -3 121 £39,500 +11.26% 7
Yorkshire -11 116 £32,500 - 15
South West -28 99 £32,500 -7.14% 24
City of London +50 96 £52,500 -2.32% 20
Hampshire +32 96 £41,000 +5.12% 10
East Midlands +29 89 £35,000 +7.69% 11
West Midlands +13 84 £30,000 -14.28% 9
Scotland +31 81 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Manchester +6 79 £40,000 +26.98% 17
West Yorkshire -12 65 £33,250 +0.75% 6
Edinburgh +29 57 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Leeds -6 56 £32,500 -1.51% 4
Nottinghamshire +31 53 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Berkshire -31 48 £40,000 - 3
Nottingham +25 47 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Buckinghamshire +26 46 £35,000 +20.68% 7
Birmingham +22 42 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 41 £37,500 +11.94% 6
Hertfordshire +2 39 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Cheshire +18 38 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Wales +1 38 £36,000 +20.00% 6
Bristol -44 37 £30,750 -18.00% 7
Cambridge -1 34 £37,500 +13.63% 5
South Wales -1 34 £36,000 +20.00% 4
Reading -23 30 £40,000 -5.88% 2

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1242 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1010 (34.60%) QA
3 926 (31.72%) ISEB
4 843 (28.88%) SQL
5 819 (28.06%) ISTQB
6 706 (24.19%) Finance
7 616 (21.10%) Test Scripting
8 611 (20.93%) C#
9 600 (20.55%) Degree
10 577 (19.77%) Selenium
11 543 (18.60%) Test Automation
12 521 (17.85%) Java
13 496 (16.99%) Microsoft
14 493 (16.89%) Windows
15 486 (16.65%) Automated Testing
16 482 (16.51%) .NET
17 481 (16.48%) SDLC
18 456 (15.62%) SQL Server
18 456 (15.62%) User Acceptance Testing
19 419 (14.35%) Scrum
20 391 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 383 (13.12%) Manual Testing
22 380 (13.02%) Test Management
23 317 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
24 294 (10.07%) MS Excel
25 290 (9.93%) Test Strategy
26 278 (9.52%) JavaScript
27 274 (9.39%) Software Engineering
28 265 (9.08%) HTML
29 259 (8.87%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 52 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.34%) IIS
3 18 (0.62%) CMS
4 15 (0.51%) Node.js
4 15 (0.51%) SAS
5 11 (0.38%) JBoss
5 11 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.24%) Confluence
8 7 (0.24%) SilverStripe
8 7 (0.24%) Apache
9 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.17%) Jetty
9 5 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 294 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 133 (4.56%) MS Office
3 37 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.86%) MS Project
5 19 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) Simulink
6 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.069%) Blender
9 1 (0.034%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 16 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.24%) MultiFonds
6 5 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
6 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.14%) Summit
8 3 (0.10%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.10%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.10%) AWD
8 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.069%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.069%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.069%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.069%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (1.37%) SaaS
3 31 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.17%) IaaS
7 4 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.069%) PaaS
9 2 (0.069%) Office 365
9 2 (0.069%) GitHub
10 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.034%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.034%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.50%) Internet
2 38 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 33 (1.13%) HTTP
4 32 (1.10%) Wireless
5 26 (0.89%) VoIP
6 18 (0.62%) DNS
7 13 (0.45%) CTI
8 12 (0.41%) Firewall
8 12 (0.41%) WAN
9 11 (0.38%) SNMP
9 11 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.38%) Network Security
10 9 (0.31%) Broadband
10 9 (0.31%) LAN
11 8 (0.27%) UMTS
11 8 (0.27%) GPRS
11 8 (0.27%) DHCP
11 8 (0.27%) IGMP
11 8 (0.27%) RTSP
11 8 (0.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (15.62%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 65 (2.23%) MySQL
4 62 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 28 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (0.69%) QlikView
11 19 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.55%) Big Data
13 16 (0.55%) Oracle Database
14 15 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.51%) Redis
14 15 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 577 (19.77%) Selenium
2 242 (8.29%) JIRA
3 210 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 194 (6.65%) HP UFT
5 185 (6.34%) WebDriver
6 176 (6.03%) Cucumber
7 141 (4.83%) Visual Studio
8 127 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 112 (3.84%) JMeter
10 106 (3.63%) SpecFlow
11 82 (2.81%) Git (software)
12 75 (2.57%) JUnit
13 73 (2.50%) SoapUI
14 55 (1.88%) LoadRunner
14 55 (1.88%) FitNesse
15 51 (1.75%) NUnit
15 51 (1.75%) Subversion
16 44 (1.51%) TestNG
17 42 (1.44%) JBehave
18 36 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 706 (24.19%) Finance
2 184 (6.30%) Retail
3 183 (6.27%) Banking
4 131 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 57 (1.95%) Marketing
6 53 (1.82%) Games
7 43 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 35 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (1.16%) Back Office
10 32 (1.10%) Aerospace
11 28 (0.96%) Legal
12 25 (0.86%) Automotive
13 24 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.72%) Publishing
15 20 (0.69%) Electronics
16 19 (0.65%) Billing
17 16 (0.55%) Front Office
17 16 (0.55%) Law
17 16 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 965 (33.06%) Analyst
2 704 (24.12%) Test Analyst
3 567 (19.42%) Tester
4 306 (10.48%) Developer
5 295 (10.11%) Software Tester
6 271 (9.28%) Test Manager
7 216 (7.40%) Software Engineer
8 215 (7.37%) Test Engineer
9 191 (6.54%) QA Analyst
10 145 (4.97%) Test Leader
11 139 (4.76%) QA Engineer
12 138 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
13 117 (4.01%) QA Tester
14 111 (3.80%) Junior
15 108 (3.70%) Consultant
16 98 (3.36%) Software Test Analyst
17 91 (3.12%) Senior Test Analyst
18 89 (3.05%) Team Leader
19 81 (2.77%) Business Analyst
20 79 (2.71%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (16.51%) .NET
2 265 (9.08%) HTML
3 222 (7.61%) Web Services
4 197 (6.75%) XML
5 168 (5.76%) ASP.NET
6 133 (4.56%) CSS
7 99 (3.39%) SOAP
8 97 (3.32%) .NET Framework
9 83 (2.84%) HTML5
10 68 (2.33%) REST
11 65 (2.23%) WCF
11 65 (2.23%) WPF
12 59 (2.02%) Gherkin
13 54 (1.85%) Entity Framework
14 52 (1.78%) jQuery
15 49 (1.68%) Spring
16 48 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 47 (1.61%) WinForms
18 34 (1.16%) Ajax
19 29 (0.99%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 317 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (8.74%) Computer Science
3 91 (3.12%) Client/Server
4 87 (2.98%) Mathematics
5 82 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 75 (2.57%) Derivative
7 65 (2.23%) User Experience
8 59 (2.02%) Equities
9 41 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 40 (1.37%) NHS
11 38 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.16%) N-Tier
13 33 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 29 (0.99%) Physics
15 26 (0.89%) Replication
16 18 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.58%) DTV
18 14 (0.48%) Chemistry
18 14 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 493 (16.89%) Windows
2 209 (7.16%) Linux
3 107 (3.67%) UNIX
4 101 (3.46%) Android
5 92 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 32 (1.10%) Windows 8
10 20 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.62%) Windows Phone
11 18 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 15 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.51%) CentOS
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.45%) Solaris
16 12 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.41%) Windows Phone 7
17 10 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1242 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (21.10%) Test Scripting
3 543 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 486 (16.65%) Automated Testing
5 481 (16.48%) SDLC
6 456 (15.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 419 (14.35%) Scrum
8 383 (13.12%) Manual Testing
9 380 (13.02%) Test Management
10 290 (9.93%) Test Strategy
11 274 (9.39%) Software Engineering
12 259 (8.87%) TDD
13 248 (8.50%) Regression Testing
14 247 (8.46%) Automation Testing
15 242 (8.29%) BDD
16 225 (7.71%) Mentoring
17 224 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
18 200 (6.85%) Performance Testing
19 162 (5.55%) Test Planning
20 145 (4.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 843 (28.88%) SQL
2 611 (20.93%) C#
3 521 (17.85%) Java
4 278 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 243 (8.32%) C++
6 159 (5.45%) Python
7 128 (4.39%) C
8 98 (3.36%) Perl
9 94 (3.22%) Ruby
10 81 (2.77%) VB
11 80 (2.74%) PHP
12 60 (2.06%) VB.NET
13 56 (1.92%) T-SQL
14 37 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 36 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.13%) VBScript
17 27 (0.92%) VB6
18 25 (0.86%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 926 (31.72%) ISEB
2 819 (28.06%) ISTQB
3 600 (20.55%) Degree
4 391 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 182 (6.24%) Security Cleared
6 115 (3.94%) SC Cleared
7 63 (2.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 56 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 44 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 26 (0.89%) HND
11 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.48%) RHCE
11 14 (0.48%) RHCSA
12 13 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.31%) CCNA
14 8 (0.27%) MCP
14 8 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1010 (34.60%) QA
2 39 (1.34%) FATCA
3 16 (0.55%) SLA
4 15 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.10%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.10%) HL7
9 2 (0.069%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.069%) GCP
10 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.034%) DICOM
System Software
1 37 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.27%) Firmware
5 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.17%) KVM
7 4 (0.14%) Docker
7 4 (0.14%) HDFS
8 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.034%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 214 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.37%) Puppet
3 29 (0.99%) SCCM
4 18 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.34%) Ansible
5 10 (0.34%) Salt
6 6 (0.21%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.21%) Nessus
6 6 (0.21%) Nmap
7 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.14%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.14%) Nagios
8 2 (0.069%) Jitterbit
8 2 (0.069%) Iperf
9 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.034%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 496 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 240 (8.22%) Oracle
3 154 (5.28%) HP
4 67 (2.30%) VMware
5 39 (1.34%) SAP
6 31 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 29 (0.99%) Citrix
8 27 (0.92%) Apple
9 19 (0.65%) IBM
10 15 (0.51%) Telerik
10 15 (0.51%) Infor
11 14 (0.48%) Sun
11 14 (0.48%) Charles River
11 14 (0.48%) WorldPay
12 12 (0.41%) Cisco
13 9 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.31%) Google
14 8 (0.27%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.27%) Intel
15 7 (0.24%) Atlassian
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £63000 - £66000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago