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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 214 227 204
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1503 1336 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.24% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.51% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1159 947 1387
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 December 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 +12 1412 £37,500 +7.14% 101
London -10 433 £45,000 -5.26% 15
South East +49 339 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Yorkshire +9 158 £32,500 +8.33% 11
East of England -3 144 £39,000 -13.33% 11
Surrey +52 114 £40,000 +14.28% 4
South West +15 109 £37,250 +14.61% 16
Berkshire +50 95 £40,000 -17.52% 2
North West -59 95 £33,000 -5.71% 15
West Yorkshire -2 81 £35,000 +16.66% 10
City of London +31 76 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Midlands +25 73 £33,000 +4.76% 9
Cambridgeshire +1 71 £40,000 - 2
Leeds 0 68 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Bristol +19 66 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Hampshire -1 66 £34,500 -8.00% 7
Cambridge +6 64 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Manchester -64 54 £34,000 -9.33% 8
North Yorkshire +40 48 £30,000 -11.76%
Scotland +2 48 £34,000 -2.85% 8
East Midlands +28 47 £33,250 +7.25% 4
Reading +32 43 £42,500 -14.14% 1
Hertfordshire -17 33 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Cheshire -8 27 £28,000 -4.27% 4
South Yorkshire -11 27 £32,500 +30.00% 1
York +31 26 £29,250 +19.38%
Birmingham +2 26 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Essex -9 25 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Staffordshire +25 24 £35,000 +62.79% 2
Somerset +17 22 £33,250 +11.90% 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1444 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1252 (39.68%) ISEB
3 1241 (39.33%) QA
4 1013 (32.11%) SQL
5 962 (30.49%) Finance
6 819 (25.96%) ISTQB
7 680 (21.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 642 (20.35%) Selenium
9 613 (19.43%) Test Scripting
10 546 (17.31%) Java
11 540 (17.12%) Degree
12 536 (16.99%) Scrum
13 528 (16.74%) Test Automation
14 525 (16.64%) C#
15 521 (16.51%) Microsoft
16 477 (15.12%) Test Management
17 472 (14.96%) Automated Testing
18 448 (14.20%) Manual Testing
19 433 (13.72%) Retail
20 417 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
21 409 (12.96%) Windows
22 387 (12.27%) SQL Server
23 369 (11.70%) .NET
24 365 (11.57%) Banking
25 357 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
26 334 (10.59%) HP
27 309 (9.79%) Test Strategy
28 308 (9.76%) Test Planning
29 304 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
30 298 (9.45%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.33%) IIS
3 24 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 22 (0.70%) CMS
5 19 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 19 (0.60%) Apache
5 19 (0.60%) Drupal
6 12 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.35%) GlassFish
8 10 (0.32%) Node.js
8 10 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.29%) JBoss
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (0.25%) Confluence
11 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.16%) MTS
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 271 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 118 (3.74%) MS Office
3 30 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.22%) PowerPivot
5 7 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.19%) MS Project
7 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.13%) Mingle
9 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.032%) InDesign
10 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 19 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
2 10 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.19%) Summit
4 6 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.16%) Servitor
5 5 (0.16%) GoldMine
6 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.095%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.063%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.063%) Endur
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.032%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.17%) SaaS
2 15 (0.48%) GitHub
3 11 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.063%) PaaS
7 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.032%) Office 365
7 1 (0.032%) Taleo
7 1 (0.032%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.98%) TCP/IP
2 63 (2.00%) Internet
3 44 (1.39%) DNS
4 39 (1.24%) HTTP
5 34 (1.08%) DHCP
6 30 (0.95%) VPN
7 28 (0.89%) VoIP
8 23 (0.73%) Wireshark
9 22 (0.70%) WAN
10 21 (0.67%) 3G
11 20 (0.63%) Broadband
12 17 (0.54%) MVNO
13 16 (0.51%) Firewall
14 15 (0.48%) H.323
14 15 (0.48%) RTP
14 15 (0.48%) VLAN
15 13 (0.41%) LTE
16 10 (0.32%) Wireless
17 9 (0.29%) LAN
18 7 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 89 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (2.63%) MySQL
5 77 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 66 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 65 (2.06%) Oracle Database
8 51 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 44 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 33 (1.05%) DB2
10 33 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (0.79%) Big Data
13 24 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.76%) DataStage
14 20 (0.63%) SQLPlus
14 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
14 20 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
15 16 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 642 (20.35%) Selenium
2 304 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 258 (8.18%) JIRA
4 220 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 200 (6.34%) WebDriver
6 144 (4.56%) Cucumber
7 141 (4.47%) Visual Studio
8 111 (3.52%) JUnit
9 109 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 102 (3.23%) SpecFlow
11 93 (2.95%) FitNesse
12 89 (2.82%) NUnit
13 76 (2.41%) SoapUI
14 65 (2.06%) JMeter
15 61 (1.93%) Subversion
16 54 (1.71%) LoadRunner
17 45 (1.43%) TestNG
18 43 (1.36%) Bugzilla
19 37 (1.17%) JBehave
20 35 (1.11%) Toad
General
1 962 (30.49%) Finance
2 433 (13.72%) Retail
3 365 (11.57%) Banking
4 198 (6.28%) Telecoms
5 178 (5.64%) Aerospace
6 101 (3.20%) Marketing
7 58 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 57 (1.81%) Advertising
9 56 (1.77%) Billing
10 41 (1.30%) Games
11 38 (1.20%) Investment Banking
12 34 (1.08%) Back Office
13 29 (0.92%) Legal
14 27 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.76%) Electronics
16 23 (0.73%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.35%) Front Office
18 10 (0.32%) Automotive
18 10 (0.32%) Multimedia
19 8 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 1106 (35.06%) Analyst
2 925 (29.32%) Test Analyst
3 563 (17.84%) Tester
4 346 (10.97%) Test Engineer
5 310 (9.83%) Test Manager
6 284 (9.00%) Developer
7 269 (8.53%) Software Tester
8 256 (8.11%) Consultant
9 244 (7.73%) Software Engineer
10 217 (6.88%) Test Consultant
11 149 (4.72%) QA Analyst
12 134 (4.25%) QA Engineer
12 134 (4.25%) Software Test Analyst
12 134 (4.25%) Senior Analyst
13 128 (4.06%) Software Test Engineer
14 119 (3.77%) Team Leader
15 114 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
16 111 (3.52%) QA Tester
16 111 (3.52%) Test Leader
17 102 (3.23%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (11.70%) .NET
2 259 (8.21%) XML
3 255 (8.08%) HTML
4 252 (7.99%) Web Services
5 120 (3.80%) CSS
6 118 (3.74%) ASP.NET
7 117 (3.71%) SOAP
8 68 (2.16%) Gherkin
9 65 (2.06%) jQuery
10 63 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 51 (1.62%) RESTful
12 48 (1.52%) Ajax
13 47 (1.49%) HTML5
14 39 (1.24%) WCF
14 39 (1.24%) XSD
15 38 (1.20%) J2EE
15 38 (1.20%) WSDL
15 38 (1.20%) REST
16 37 (1.17%) WPF
16 37 (1.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 237 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 166 (5.26%) Open Source
4 136 (4.31%) Mathematics
5 96 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 71 (2.25%) User Experience
7 69 (2.19%) Client/Server
8 65 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 56 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.01%) Derivative
11 30 (0.95%) Physics
11 30 (0.95%) iPhone
12 26 (0.82%) Replication
13 24 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 20 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.60%) Smart Meter
16 18 (0.57%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.44%) GIS
17 14 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 409 (12.96%) Windows
2 258 (8.18%) UNIX
3 236 (7.48%) Linux
4 71 (2.25%) Android
5 70 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 50 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.70%) CentOS
10 19 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.57%) Solaris
11 18 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.29%) AIX
15 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.16%) openSUSE
18 4 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1444 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (19.43%) Test Scripting
3 536 (16.99%) Scrum
4 528 (16.74%) Test Automation
5 477 (15.12%) Test Management
6 472 (14.96%) Automated Testing
7 448 (14.20%) Manual Testing
8 417 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 309 (9.79%) Test Strategy
10 308 (9.76%) Test Planning
11 298 (9.45%) Regression Testing
12 243 (7.70%) Automation Testing
13 218 (6.91%) Mentoring
14 216 (6.85%) Performance Testing
15 212 (6.72%) TDD
16 203 (6.43%) Waterfall
17 200 (6.34%) Software Engineering
18 192 (6.09%) BDD
19 158 (5.01%) Validation
20 157 (4.98%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1013 (32.11%) SQL
2 546 (17.31%) Java
3 525 (16.64%) C#
4 267 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 231 (7.32%) C++
6 205 (6.50%) Python
7 150 (4.75%) C
8 123 (3.90%) PHP
9 121 (3.84%) Perl
10 112 (3.55%) Ruby
11 73 (2.31%) VB
12 53 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 42 (1.33%) Shell Script
14 37 (1.17%) Bash Shell
15 36 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 35 (1.11%) VBScript
17 34 (1.08%) VB.NET
18 32 (1.01%) VBA
19 25 (0.79%) PowerShell
20 21 (0.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1252 (39.68%) ISEB
2 819 (25.96%) ISTQB
3 680 (21.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 540 (17.12%) Degree
5 173 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 105 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 43 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (1.33%) MCSE
8 42 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 38 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 37 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 34 (1.08%) CCNA
11 34 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.76%) MCITP
13 21 (0.67%) MCP
13 21 (0.67%) PhD
14 20 (0.63%) MCTS
15 15 (0.48%) HND
16 12 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1241 (39.33%) QA
2 30 (0.95%) SLA
3 16 (0.51%) GAMP
4 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.13%) HL7
6 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.13%) FATCA
7 2 (0.063%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.32%) Firmware
5 9 (0.29%) vSphere
6 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.16%) KVM
7 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.13%) NFS
7 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.032%) Varnish
8 1 (0.032%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.032%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.032%) qmail
8 1 (0.032%) Postfix
8 1 (0.032%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 357 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.44%) Puppet
3 12 (0.38%) SCCM
4 6 (0.19%) Control-M
5 5 (0.16%) Nagios
6 4 (0.13%) WSUS
7 2 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.032%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.032%) logstash
8 1 (0.032%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 521 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 334 (10.59%) HP
3 286 (9.06%) Oracle
4 117 (3.71%) VMware
5 38 (1.20%) Apple
6 34 (1.08%) Cognos
7 31 (0.98%) Cisco
7 31 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 26 (0.82%) Business Objects
9 23 (0.73%) IBM
10 21 (0.67%) SAP
11 18 (0.57%) Avaya
12 16 (0.51%) Citrix
12 16 (0.51%) Telerik
13 10 (0.32%) Informatica
14 8 (0.25%) Pegasus
14 8 (0.25%) Murex
14 8 (0.25%) Calypso
14 8 (0.25%) Tableau
15 7 (0.22%) Veeam
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33950 - £35733 per annum + Pension, 28 days hol, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000 - 28,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70k - 75k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Man
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago