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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 226 219 222
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1433 1623 1443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.36% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.66% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1189 1193 1163
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
91708 97795 89741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.23% 81.98% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74090 78809 73756
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 1327 £37,750 +7.85% 193
South East +12 367 £38,500 +9.21% 39
London -38 367 £50,000 +20.48% 46
Yorkshire +8 148 £32,500 - 13
North West -13 110 £30,000 -7.69% 25
Surrey +22 106 £40,000 -2.43% 13
East of England -38 104 £35,000 - 26
South West -2 103 £32,500 - 21
Hampshire +22 98 £37,500 +15.38% 7
City of London +17 91 £55,000 +10.00% 18
West Yorkshire -19 79 £35,000 +6.06% 9
West Midlands +20 77 £37,500 +8.69% 8
Berkshire -13 73 £45,000 +25.00% 12
Leeds +9 71 £35,000 - 7
Scotland +46 66 £35,000 - 16
Manchester -5 66 £30,000 -7.69% 14
Edinburgh +45 56 £32,500 -10.95% 14
Cambridgeshire +2 47 £40,000 +17.64% 13
Somerset +38 39 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Cheshire +14 39 £32,000 +6.66% 9
Birmingham +14 39 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Bristol -19 38 £32,500 -5.10% 9
East Midlands -17 33 £30,000 -14.28% 12
Cambridge -1 31 £42,000 +21.73% 11
Kent +23 30 £38,750 +29.16% 1
South Yorkshire -1 30 £28,750 +4.54% 3
Hertfordshire -21 30 £31,000 -22.50% 9
North Yorkshire +35 28 £27,500 -3.50% 1
Reading -6 27 £49,000 +18.07% 2
Bath +28 26 £34,000 +13.33% 2

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1302 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1139 (38.60%) ISEB
3 1026 (34.77%) QA
4 931 (31.55%) SQL
5 862 (29.21%) ISTQB
6 844 (28.60%) Finance
7 620 (21.01%) Test Scripting
8 564 (19.11%) Test Automation
9 557 (18.87%) Selenium
10 535 (18.13%) C#
11 522 (17.69%) Scrum
12 516 (17.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 503 (17.05%) Microsoft
14 502 (17.01%) Degree
15 461 (15.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 449 (15.22%) Windows
17 440 (14.91%) Java
18 437 (14.81%) Test Management
19 436 (14.77%) Automated Testing
19 436 (14.77%) .NET
20 406 (13.76%) SQL Server
21 386 (13.08%) Manual Testing
22 350 (11.86%) Retail
23 339 (11.49%) Banking
24 291 (9.86%) Test Strategy
25 282 (9.56%) MS Excel
26 265 (8.98%) HP Quality Center
27 262 (8.88%) HTML
28 254 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
29 247 (8.37%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 43 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.05%) IIS
3 17 (0.58%) Confluence
4 14 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.44%) Node.js
6 12 (0.41%) GlassFish
7 11 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.30%) JBoss
9 8 (0.27%) CMS
10 6 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.17%) Jetty
11 5 (0.17%) Apache
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.14%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.10%) Drupal
13 3 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 282 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 121 (4.10%) MS Office
3 29 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.37%) MS Project
6 7 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.068%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.068%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.034%) Maya
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.034%) InDesign
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.20%) Temenos T24
2 6 (0.20%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.10%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.10%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.068%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.068%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.068%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.034%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.034%) Magento
6 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.034%) AWD
6 1 (0.034%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.91%) SaaS
2 27 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.54%) GitHub
4 8 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 8 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.76%) TCP/IP
2 49 (1.66%) Internet
3 37 (1.25%) DNS
4 30 (1.02%) HTTP
5 23 (0.78%) DHCP
6 19 (0.64%) Wireless
7 16 (0.54%) VoIP
8 14 (0.47%) Network Security
9 12 (0.41%) VPN
10 11 (0.37%) SNMP
11 9 (0.30%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.30%) WAN
11 9 (0.30%) Firewall
12 8 (0.27%) IGMP
12 8 (0.27%) RTSP
12 8 (0.27%) Multicast
12 8 (0.27%) Unicast
13 6 (0.20%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.20%) LAN
13 6 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.46%) Relational Database
3 71 (2.41%) MySQL
4 63 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 29 (0.98%) Big Data
12 25 (0.85%) QlikView
13 23 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.41%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 557 (18.87%) Selenium
2 228 (7.73%) JIRA
3 226 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 224 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 179 (6.07%) WebDriver
6 153 (5.18%) Visual Studio
7 145 (4.91%) Cucumber
8 120 (4.07%) Jenkins
9 105 (3.56%) SoapUI
10 89 (3.02%) JUnit
11 87 (2.95%) SpecFlow
12 79 (2.68%) JMeter
13 73 (2.47%) LoadRunner
14 67 (2.27%) Git (software)
15 65 (2.20%) FitNesse
16 57 (1.93%) Subversion
17 47 (1.59%) NUnit
18 44 (1.49%) TestNG
19 41 (1.39%) MSTest
20 37 (1.25%) JBehave
General
1 844 (28.60%) Finance
2 350 (11.86%) Retail
3 339 (11.49%) Banking
4 165 (5.59%) Aerospace
5 119 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 61 (2.07%) Marketing
7 44 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 41 (1.39%) Games
9 37 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.15%) Legal
11 33 (1.12%) Back Office
11 33 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (0.85%) Billing
13 24 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.78%) Advertising
15 18 (0.61%) Electronics
15 18 (0.61%) Automotive
15 18 (0.61%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.27%) Law
17 7 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1035 (35.07%) Analyst
2 802 (27.18%) Test Analyst
3 546 (18.50%) Tester
4 308 (10.44%) Test Manager
5 294 (9.96%) Software Tester
6 292 (9.89%) Developer
7 237 (8.03%) Test Engineer
8 205 (6.95%) Software Engineer
9 195 (6.61%) Consultant
10 177 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
11 165 (5.59%) Test Leader
12 147 (4.98%) QA Analyst
13 140 (4.74%) QA Engineer
14 131 (4.44%) Test Consultant
15 128 (4.34%) Senior Test Analyst
16 112 (3.80%) Software Test Analyst
17 104 (3.52%) Junior
18 97 (3.29%) Team Leader
19 84 (2.85%) QA Tester
20 81 (2.74%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (14.77%) .NET
2 262 (8.88%) HTML
3 242 (8.20%) XML
4 188 (6.37%) Web Services
5 152 (5.15%) ASP.NET
6 109 (3.69%) CSS
7 79 (2.68%) SOAP
8 74 (2.51%) HTML5
9 72 (2.44%) .NET Framework
10 63 (2.13%) WPF
11 62 (2.10%) Gherkin
12 59 (2.00%) WCF
13 55 (1.86%) jQuery
14 53 (1.80%) WinForms
15 42 (1.42%) Spring
16 41 (1.39%) RESTful
17 38 (1.29%) JSON
18 36 (1.22%) REST
19 34 (1.15%) Ajax
20 33 (1.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 254 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 114 (3.86%) Open Source
4 75 (2.54%) User Experience
5 73 (2.47%) Mathematics
6 72 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 63 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 59 (2.00%) Derivative
9 45 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 38 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 35 (1.19%) Equities
12 26 (0.88%) Private Cloud
13 25 (0.85%) Replication
14 24 (0.81%) N-Tier
15 20 (0.68%) NHS
15 20 (0.68%) Physics
16 16 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (0.54%) iPhone
17 15 (0.51%) Statistics
18 14 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 449 (15.22%) Windows
2 198 (6.71%) UNIX
2 198 (6.71%) Linux
3 105 (3.56%) Apple iOS
4 98 (3.32%) Android
5 51 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.88%) CentOS
9 23 (0.78%) Solaris
9 23 (0.78%) Windows 8
10 22 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (0.37%) Windows Phone
12 11 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.14%) VMS
15 4 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1302 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (21.01%) Test Scripting
3 564 (19.11%) Test Automation
4 522 (17.69%) Scrum
5 461 (15.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 437 (14.81%) Test Management
7 436 (14.77%) Automated Testing
8 386 (13.08%) Manual Testing
9 291 (9.86%) Test Strategy
10 247 (8.37%) Regression Testing
11 239 (8.10%) Automation Testing
12 206 (6.98%) Software Engineering
13 203 (6.88%) TDD
14 200 (6.78%) Test Planning
15 197 (6.68%) Performance Testing
16 196 (6.64%) Mentoring
17 181 (6.13%) BDD
18 178 (6.03%) Waterfall
19 175 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
20 160 (5.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 931 (31.55%) SQL
2 535 (18.13%) C#
3 440 (14.91%) Java
4 244 (8.27%) JavaScript
5 190 (6.44%) C++
6 159 (5.39%) Python
7 120 (4.07%) C
8 114 (3.86%) Perl
9 89 (3.02%) PHP
10 83 (2.81%) Ruby
11 69 (2.34%) VB
12 59 (2.00%) T-SQL
13 48 (1.63%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.42%) PL/SQL
15 39 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.12%) VBScript
17 32 (1.08%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.88%) VB6
19 23 (0.78%) PowerShell
20 19 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1139 (38.60%) ISEB
2 862 (29.21%) ISTQB
3 516 (17.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 502 (17.01%) Degree
5 140 (4.74%) Security Cleared
6 108 (3.66%) SC Cleared
7 69 (2.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 58 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 21 (0.71%) HND
11 18 (0.61%) RHCE
11 18 (0.61%) RHCSA
12 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.47%) CCNA
13 14 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.41%) MCSE
15 10 (0.34%) CIMA
15 10 (0.34%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.30%) MCP
17 6 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1026 (34.77%) QA
2 40 (1.36%) FATCA
3 17 (0.58%) SLA
4 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.17%) GAMP
7 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.034%) HL7
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 41 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.17%) Firmware
6 4 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.068%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.068%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.034%) Snort
8 1 (0.034%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 265 (8.98%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.08%) SCCM
3 25 (0.85%) Puppet
4 4 (0.14%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.068%) Nagios
5 2 (0.068%) Control-M
5 2 (0.068%) Nmap
5 2 (0.068%) Nessus
5 2 (0.068%) WSUS
5 2 (0.068%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.068%) Salt
5 2 (0.068%) Ansible
5 2 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.068%) Iperf
6 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 503 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 241 (8.17%) Oracle
3 223 (7.56%) HP
4 57 (1.93%) VMware
5 42 (1.42%) Apple
6 39 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 29 (0.98%) SAP
8 21 (0.71%) Citrix
9 14 (0.47%) Cisco
10 13 (0.44%) IBM
11 10 (0.34%) Business Objects
12 9 (0.30%) Sage
12 9 (0.30%) Telerik
13 8 (0.27%) ATG
13 8 (0.27%) Cognos
13 8 (0.27%) Remedy
13 8 (0.27%) Murex
13 8 (0.27%) Calypso
13 8 (0.27%) WorldPay
14 7 (0.24%) Google
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
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Salary: From £26,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 per annum + Pension and Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
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