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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 198 224 212
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1745 1359 1540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.27% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.58% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1325 1044 1316
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,309
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
94022 86283 92102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 80.36% 78.67%
Number of salaries quoted 74935 70632 78012
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,542
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +28 1619 £37,500 - 176
London -17 472 £45,000 -5.26% 31
South East +58 424 £37,500 +11.11% 42
Surrey +60 161 £35,000 - 12
North West +14 159 £32,500 +8.33% 29
South West +15 148 £37,500 +10.29% 21
Yorkshire -5 133 £30,000 -14.28% 16
East of England +10 126 £35,000 -4.76% 13
Manchester +34 112 £35,750 +8.33% 26
Berkshire +33 87 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Hampshire +43 84 £38,750 +10.71% 10
Bristol +20 80 £37,750 +7.85% 8
West Yorkshire -24 76 £27,500 -21.42% 4
West Midlands +11 74 £34,000 -2.85% 13
City of London -39 61 £55,000 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -12 60 £32,500 +4.83% 3
Leeds -31 60 £31,500 -7.35% 3
Scotland +7 59 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Cambridgeshire +17 56 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Cambridge +16 51 £33,750 -10.00% 4
Reading +12 46 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Cheshire -2 41 £30,000 +20.00% 1
West Sussex +7 35 £47,500 +58.33% 6
Hertfordshire -4 34 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Guildford +26 32 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 32 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Glasgow +14 31 £37,500 -25.00%
Wales +11 30 £30,750 +3.36% 7
South Yorkshire -1 30 £37,500 -5.06% 4
Nottingham -7 30 £35,000 +11.11%

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1468 (42.06%) QA
2 1307 (37.45%) ISEB
3 1079 (30.92%) SQL
4 988 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
5 981 (28.11%) Finance
6 753 (21.58%) Test Scripting
7 733 (21.00%) ISTQB
8 712 (20.40%) Degree
9 655 (18.77%) Selenium
10 597 (17.11%) Java
11 575 (16.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 557 (15.96%) Automated Testing
13 551 (15.79%) C#
14 550 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 520 (14.90%) .NET
16 510 (14.61%) Test Automation
17 502 (14.38%) Manual Testing
18 501 (14.36%) Microsoft
19 495 (14.18%) Windows
20 484 (13.87%) Scrum
21 433 (12.41%) Test Management
22 422 (12.09%) SQL Server
23 420 (12.03%) Regression Testing
24 365 (10.46%) HP
25 355 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
26 348 (9.97%) Test Planning
27 343 (9.83%) XML
28 339 (9.71%) Retail
29 327 (9.37%) Test Strategy
30 321 (9.20%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 76 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.75%) IIS
3 26 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 25 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.52%) Confluence
6 16 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
6 16 (0.46%) Apache
7 15 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 10 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.23%) Node.js
13 8 (0.23%) Commerce Server
14 7 (0.20%) CMS
14 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 305 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 174 (4.99%) MS Office
3 40 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.49%) MS Project
5 16 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.32%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.057%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 75 (2.15%) JDE OneWorld
2 32 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 32 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 32 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 10 (0.29%) Magento
4 8 (0.23%) Fredhopper
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.14%) Servitor
6 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.086%) GoldMine
8 3 (0.086%) Summit
8 3 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.086%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.086%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.086%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.17%) SaaS
2 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.17%) Office 365
4 3 (0.086%) PaaS
5 2 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.029%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.029%) GitHub
6 1 (0.029%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.07%) Internet
2 67 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 56 (1.60%) HTTP
4 38 (1.09%) DNS
5 36 (1.03%) 3G
6 30 (0.86%) Broadband
7 26 (0.74%) LTE
8 25 (0.72%) Wireshark
9 23 (0.66%) VPN
10 18 (0.52%) Firewall
11 15 (0.43%) 4G
11 15 (0.43%) Intranet
11 15 (0.43%) SS7
12 14 (0.40%) LDAP
12 14 (0.40%) SMS
13 13 (0.37%) WAN
13 13 (0.37%) ISUP
13 13 (0.37%) INAP
14 11 (0.32%) Wireless
15 10 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 112 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 84 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (2.29%) MySQL
6 55 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 49 (1.40%) DB2
9 44 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (0.83%) DataStage
11 28 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
12 26 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 24 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
15 23 (0.66%) SQLPlus
16 19 (0.54%) Hadoop
17 17 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
18 12 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 655 (18.77%) Selenium
2 303 (8.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 242 (6.93%) JIRA
4 215 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 184 (5.27%) WebDriver
6 172 (4.93%) Visual Studio
7 170 (4.87%) Cucumber
8 127 (3.64%) JUnit
9 110 (3.15%) FitNesse
10 92 (2.64%) NUnit
11 88 (2.52%) Jenkins
12 77 (2.21%) SoapUI
12 77 (2.21%) LoadRunner
13 69 (1.98%) Subversion
14 65 (1.86%) SpecFlow
15 56 (1.60%) JMeter
16 51 (1.46%) Toad
17 48 (1.38%) TestNG
18 43 (1.23%) TestComplete
19 42 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 981 (28.11%) Finance
2 339 (9.71%) Retail
3 238 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 198 (5.67%) Banking
5 101 (2.89%) Marketing
6 88 (2.52%) Games
7 71 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 57 (1.63%) Advertising
9 54 (1.55%) Billing
10 52 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.40%) Publishing
12 45 (1.29%) Back Office
13 31 (0.89%) Electronics
14 28 (0.80%) Law
14 28 (0.80%) Legal
15 22 (0.63%) Military
16 20 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.54%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1142 (32.72%) Analyst
2 936 (26.82%) Test Analyst
3 686 (19.66%) Tester
4 375 (10.74%) Test Engineer
5 350 (10.03%) Test Manager
6 320 (9.17%) Developer
7 319 (9.14%) Software Tester
8 286 (8.19%) Consultant
9 251 (7.19%) Software Engineer
10 224 (6.42%) Test Consultant
11 219 (6.28%) QA Analyst
12 157 (4.50%) QA Tester
13 149 (4.27%) QA Engineer
14 137 (3.93%) Junior
15 123 (3.52%) Software Test Analyst
16 115 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
17 114 (3.27%) QA Manager
18 108 (3.09%) Software Test Engineer
19 96 (2.75%) Team Leader
19 96 (2.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (14.90%) .NET
2 343 (9.83%) XML
3 306 (8.77%) HTML
4 263 (7.54%) Web Services
5 164 (4.70%) SOAP
6 153 (4.38%) CSS
7 116 (3.32%) ASP.NET
8 78 (2.23%) .NET Framework
9 73 (2.09%) REST
10 70 (2.01%) jQuery
11 63 (1.81%) J2EE
12 59 (1.69%) HTML5
13 54 (1.55%) Gherkin
14 49 (1.40%) WCF
15 47 (1.35%) Ajax
16 42 (1.20%) Middleware
16 42 (1.20%) WSDL
17 40 (1.15%) XSD
18 36 (1.03%) LINQ
18 36 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 279 (7.99%) Computer Science
2 145 (4.15%) Mathematics
3 138 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 130 (3.72%) Open Source
5 72 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 61 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 45 (1.29%) Derivative
8 40 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
9 31 (0.89%) Life Science
10 29 (0.83%) Chemistry
11 28 (0.80%) Physics
11 28 (0.80%) Fixed Income
12 25 (0.72%) IVR
13 24 (0.69%) Equities
13 24 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 24 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (0.69%) Social Media
14 22 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 21 (0.60%) Replication
15 21 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 495 (14.18%) Windows
2 215 (6.16%) UNIX
3 203 (5.82%) Linux
4 84 (2.41%) Android
5 65 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 57 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 30 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (0.74%) Windows Vista
11 20 (0.57%) Solaris
12 14 (0.40%) CentOS
13 13 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.26%) VxWorks
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (21.58%) Test Scripting
3 557 (15.96%) Automated Testing
4 550 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 510 (14.61%) Test Automation
6 502 (14.38%) Manual Testing
7 484 (13.87%) Scrum
8 433 (12.41%) Test Management
9 420 (12.03%) Regression Testing
10 348 (9.97%) Test Planning
11 327 (9.37%) Test Strategy
12 269 (7.71%) TDD
13 252 (7.22%) System Testing
14 238 (6.82%) Performance Testing
15 229 (6.56%) Automation Testing
16 222 (6.36%) Software Engineering
17 213 (6.10%) Integration Testing
18 210 (6.02%) BDD
19 197 (5.64%) Mentoring
20 192 (5.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1079 (30.92%) SQL
2 597 (17.11%) Java
3 551 (15.79%) C#
4 321 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 290 (8.31%) C++
6 200 (5.73%) C
7 180 (5.16%) Python
8 124 (3.55%) PHP
9 123 (3.52%) VB
10 112 (3.21%) Ruby
11 106 (3.04%) Perl
12 64 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 56 (1.60%) VBScript
14 52 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 46 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 41 (1.17%) VBA
17 33 (0.95%) Bash Shell
18 32 (0.92%) Shell Script
19 18 (0.52%) MATLAB
20 15 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1307 (37.45%) ISEB
2 733 (21.00%) ISTQB
3 712 (20.40%) Degree
4 575 (16.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 235 (6.73%) Security Cleared
6 107 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (1.00%) PhD
8 35 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 33 (0.95%) MCSE
11 29 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
12 25 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
12 25 (0.72%) HND
13 23 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (0.66%) CCNA
14 22 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 19 (0.54%) MCP
16 16 (0.46%) MCTS
17 15 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1468 (42.06%) QA
2 41 (1.17%) SLA
3 18 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.23%) HL7
5 6 (0.17%) GAMP
6 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.086%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.086%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.057%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.057%) JTAG
8 2 (0.057%) DICOM
9 1 (0.029%) TickIT
9 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.029%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.37%) NFS
5 8 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.20%) vSphere
7 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.057%) XenApp
9 2 (0.057%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.029%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.029%) qmail
10 1 (0.029%) Postfix
10 1 (0.029%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.029%) Varnish
10 1 (0.029%) KVM
Systems Management
1 355 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.26%) Puppet
3 7 (0.20%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.057%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.057%) Control-M
4 2 (0.057%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.057%) nmon
5 1 (0.029%) logstash
5 1 (0.029%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.029%) OpenView
5 1 (0.029%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.029%) Nagios
5 1 (0.029%) SCCM
Vendors
1 501 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 365 (10.46%) HP
3 301 (8.62%) Oracle
4 82 (2.35%) VMware
5 68 (1.95%) SAP
6 47 (1.35%) Cognos
7 43 (1.23%) IBM
8 33 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 23 (0.66%) Telerik
10 22 (0.63%) Apple
10 22 (0.63%) Business Objects
11 21 (0.60%) TIBCO
12 20 (0.57%) Cisco
13 19 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
14 17 (0.49%) Citrix
14 17 (0.49%) Adobe
15 14 (0.40%) Informatica
16 13 (0.37%) Tableau
17 12 (0.34%) JBoss
18 11 (0.32%) Charles River
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Circa + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 60,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 38k per year + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago