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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 231 232 220
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1371 1540 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.42% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.63% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1101 1297 1323
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median 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
84459 94716 97476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.26% 87.50% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 70336 78260 78020
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +13 1308 £37,500 -6.25% 123
London +58 388 £50,000 -4.76% 34
South East +4 313 £39,151 +4.40% 19
Yorkshire +34 145 £35,000 - 9
North West -1 126 £31,500 -3.07% 16
West Yorkshire +66 118 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Midlands -2 111 £35,000 +9.37% 11
South West -32 96 £32,500 -7.14% 13
East of England -3 91 £42,500 -10.52% 16
Surrey -8 75 £41,000 +13.88% 5
Leeds +40 69 £36,250 +3.57% 3
City of London +35 56 £47,500 -20.83% 12
Hampshire -27 55 £30,000 -18.36% 6
Manchester -31 55 £32,500 -23.52% 12
Berkshire +11 46 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Birmingham -11 45 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Cheshire +41 44 £31,000 -7.46% 1
East Midlands -14 37 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 36 £41,500 +14.48% 1
Kent +35 35 £42,500 +36.00%
Bradford +15 35 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Cambridgeshire -28 31 £35,000 -15.15% 4
Scotland -14 29 £34,000 -6.84% 3
Somerset +21 28 £32,500 +16.07% 4
East Sussex +26 27 £39,576 -1.06%
Brighton +31 25 £39,151 -2.12%
Oxfordshire -1 25 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Hertfordshire +2 24 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Staffordshire -3 22 £35,000 +22.80%
Milton Keynes +19 21 £39,500 +5.33% 1

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1457 (53.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1127 (41.24%) QA
3 772 (28.25%) Selenium
4 761 (27.84%) ISEB
5 756 (27.66%) SQL
6 688 (25.17%) ISTQB
7 645 (23.60%) Finance
8 597 (21.84%) Java
9 585 (21.41%) Test Automation
10 569 (20.82%) Test Scripting
11 566 (20.71%) Scrum
12 549 (20.09%) C#
13 541 (19.80%) Degree
14 535 (19.58%) SDLC
15 470 (17.20%) Automated Testing
16 439 (16.06%) .NET
17 433 (15.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 424 (15.51%) Manual Testing
19 421 (15.40%) User Acceptance Testing
20 387 (14.16%) Regression Testing
21 376 (13.76%) BDD
22 361 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
23 353 (12.92%) JIRA
24 351 (12.84%) Test Strategy
25 349 (12.77%) Functional Testing
26 344 (12.59%) Microsoft
27 314 (11.49%) Windows
28 310 (11.34%) Cucumber
29 276 (10.10%) Performance Testing
30 269 (9.84%) Test Management

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 54 (1.98%) CMS
2 39 (1.43%) IIS
3 32 (1.17%) Confluence
4 24 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.62%) JBoss
6 15 (0.55%) SAS
7 14 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.37%) Smallworld
9 9 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.29%) Apache
11 7 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.26%) Documentum
12 6 (0.22%) FileNet
13 5 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.18%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.18%) Xceptor
14 4 (0.15%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.15%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.11%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 196 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 114 (4.17%) MS Office
3 12 (0.44%) MS Project
4 6 (0.22%) Mingle
5 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) SPSS
6 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.037%) Maya
7 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.51%) Sonata
2 13 (0.48%) MultiFonds
3 11 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.22%) Primavera
4 6 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.073%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.073%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 2 (0.073%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.073%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.073%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.073%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.037%) Maximo
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.037%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (1.72%) SaaS
3 41 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.88%) Office 365
5 20 (0.73%) Google Apps
5 20 (0.73%) Slack
6 16 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.59%) IaaS
6 16 (0.59%) PaaS
7 12 (0.44%) GitHub
8 5 (0.18%) iTunes
9 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.073%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.037%) Force.com
11 1 (0.037%) Google Play
11 1 (0.037%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.037%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.04%) Internet
2 61 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 44 (1.61%) HTTP
4 41 (1.50%) Firewall
5 36 (1.32%) DNS
6 18 (0.66%) Wireless
7 15 (0.55%) Intranet
7 15 (0.55%) VoIP
8 12 (0.44%) FTP
9 9 (0.33%) VPN
10 8 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.22%) SSH
12 5 (0.18%) DHCP
12 5 (0.18%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.15%) DSL
13 4 (0.15%) InfiniBand
13 4 (0.15%) Skype
14 3 (0.11%) RS-485
14 3 (0.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.16%) MySQL
3 56 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 41 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 31 (1.13%) NoSQL
8 26 (0.95%) QlikView
9 20 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.48%) Big Data
12 13 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.44%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.44%) Power BI
14 11 (0.40%) MS Access
15 10 (0.37%) GIS
15 10 (0.37%) HBase
16 9 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 8 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 772 (28.25%) Selenium
2 353 (12.92%) JIRA
3 310 (11.34%) Cucumber
4 218 (7.98%) SoapUI
5 195 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 156 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 148 (5.42%) HP UFT
8 146 (5.34%) JMeter
9 138 (5.05%) Jenkins
10 107 (3.92%) Visual Studio
11 102 (3.73%) LoadRunner
12 100 (3.66%) JUnit
13 98 (3.59%) SpecFlow
14 92 (3.37%) Git (software)
15 85 (3.11%) Ranorex
16 67 (2.45%) Appium
17 60 (2.20%) Gatling
18 57 (2.09%) TestNG
19 52 (1.90%) Subversion
20 46 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 645 (23.60%) Finance
2 194 (7.10%) Games
3 163 (5.96%) Retail
4 144 (5.27%) Banking
5 134 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 60 (2.20%) Marketing
7 54 (1.98%) Legal
8 42 (1.54%) Electronics
9 33 (1.21%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.10%) Back Office
11 26 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.88%) Automotive
12 24 (0.88%) Publishing
13 20 (0.73%) Billing
14 19 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.66%) Advertising
16 14 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.37%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 900 (32.93%) Analyst
2 701 (25.65%) Test Analyst
3 609 (22.28%) Tester
4 327 (11.96%) Software Tester
5 302 (11.05%) Test Engineer
6 242 (8.85%) Developer
7 223 (8.16%) Automation Tester
8 190 (6.95%) QA Tester
9 180 (6.59%) Software Analyst
10 175 (6.40%) QA Analyst
11 164 (6.00%) QA Engineer
12 158 (5.78%) Automation Test Analyst
12 158 (5.78%) Consultant
12 158 (5.78%) Software Test Analyst
12 158 (5.78%) Test Manager
13 144 (5.27%) Test Leader
14 116 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
15 114 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
16 101 (3.70%) Test Consultant
17 100 (3.66%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (16.06%) .NET
2 182 (6.66%) HTML
3 172 (6.29%) XML
4 155 (5.67%) Web Services
5 139 (5.09%) ASP.NET
6 110 (4.02%) CSS
7 74 (2.71%) SOAP
8 50 (1.83%) Ajax
9 49 (1.79%) Gherkin
10 42 (1.54%) REST
11 41 (1.50%) jQuery
12 37 (1.35%) WPF
13 36 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 32 (1.17%) AngularJS
15 29 (1.06%) HTML5
15 29 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (0.99%) RESTful
17 25 (0.91%) WinForms
18 24 (0.88%) Middleware
18 24 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 361 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (6.44%) Computer Science
3 136 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 64 (2.34%) Client/Server
5 47 (1.72%) User Experience
6 41 (1.50%) Mathematics
7 40 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.43%) iPad
9 38 (1.39%) Virtual Team
10 36 (1.32%) Blog
11 34 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 30 (1.10%) Online Games
13 28 (1.02%) Life Science
14 27 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (0.91%) New Media
16 24 (0.88%) Fintech
17 21 (0.77%) Data Centre
18 17 (0.62%) Derivative
18 17 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 314 (11.49%) Windows
2 192 (7.03%) Linux
3 163 (5.96%) Unix
4 87 (3.18%) Android
5 65 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 54 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.84%) Solaris
8 19 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.37%) CentOS
14 9 (0.33%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.18%) AIX
16 5 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1457 (53.31%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (21.41%) Test Automation
3 569 (20.82%) Test Scripting
4 566 (20.71%) Scrum
5 535 (19.58%) SDLC
6 470 (17.20%) Automated Testing
7 424 (15.51%) Manual Testing
8 421 (15.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 387 (14.16%) Regression Testing
10 376 (13.76%) BDD
11 351 (12.84%) Test Strategy
12 349 (12.77%) Functional Testing
13 276 (10.10%) Performance Testing
14 269 (9.84%) Test Management
15 260 (9.51%) Automation Testing
16 250 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
17 246 (9.00%) Mentoring
18 236 (8.64%) TDD
19 225 (8.23%) Defect Management
19 225 (8.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 756 (27.66%) SQL
2 597 (21.84%) Java
3 549 (20.09%) C#
4 262 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 204 (7.46%) Python
6 159 (5.82%) C++
7 138 (5.05%) Ruby
8 134 (4.90%) C
9 88 (3.22%) Perl
10 76 (2.78%) PHP
11 72 (2.63%) Scala
11 72 (2.63%) T-SQL
12 66 (2.41%) VB
13 42 (1.54%) VBScript
14 29 (1.06%) VB.NET
15 28 (1.02%) VBA
16 26 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.66%) R
18 16 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 761 (27.84%) ISEB
2 688 (25.17%) ISTQB
3 541 (19.80%) Degree
4 433 (15.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 122 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 66 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 56 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 41 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.37%) CCNA
12 10 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.33%) MCSA
13 9 (0.33%) Siebel Certification
14 8 (0.29%) HP ASE
15 7 (0.26%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.22%) PMP
17 5 (0.18%) MBA
17 5 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1127 (41.24%) QA
2 44 (1.61%) SLA
3 29 (1.06%) GCP
4 17 (0.62%) SDET
5 11 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.18%) GAMP
9 3 (0.11%) COSO
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.037%) DICOM
10 1 (0.037%) GMP
10 1 (0.037%) HL7
10 1 (0.037%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 7816
10 1 (0.037%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.40%) Firmware
5 10 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.15%) Docker
7 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.073%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.037%) vSphere
10 1 (0.037%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 195 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.59%) SCVMM
2 16 (0.59%) vRealize
3 11 (0.40%) Puppet
4 8 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
4 8 (0.29%) SCCM
5 5 (0.18%) Control-M
5 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.15%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.037%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 344 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 179 (6.55%) Oracle
3 161 (5.89%) HP
4 58 (2.12%) VMware
5 30 (1.10%) Google
6 26 (0.95%) SAP
7 23 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 23 (0.84%) SOASTA, Inc
8 20 (0.73%) Citrix
9 17 (0.62%) IBM
10 14 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.51%) Intel Security
11 13 (0.48%) EMC
12 12 (0.44%) BT
12 12 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.44%) Siebel
13 11 (0.40%) Tableau
14 9 (0.33%) PayPal
15 7 (0.26%) Telerik
15 7 (0.26%) TOWER Software
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 16 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 55,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £65,000 to £82,000 per annum includes Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum excellent Benefits & Bonus package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus,pension, health etc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wickford, Essex
X4 Group
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + car + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + 10% bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: with benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago