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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 211 232 214
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1596 1322 1473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.22% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.49% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1270 1047 1278
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 October 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 +25 1503 £37,500 -2.59% 165
South East +65 405 £37,500 +7.14% 36
London -27 380 £42,500 -15.00% 37
North West -9 165 £32,500 -13.33% 20
Surrey +45 137 £37,500 +7.14% 5
South West +13 134 £35,000 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire -2 129 £32,500 - 23
East of England -14 124 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Manchester +1 113 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Berkshire +61 108 £35,750 -26.28% 12
Hampshire +7 83 £36,000 -4.00% 9
East Midlands +11 71 £36,250 +16.93% 6
West Midlands +7 70 £32,000 -10.48% 5
Bristol +14 66 £37,500 +13.63% 7
Reading +46 64 £32,750 -26.40% 6
West Yorkshire -35 61 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Scotland +15 57 £34,000 -6.20% 8
Cambridgeshire +2 57 £37,500 - 7
Leeds -13 52 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Cambridge -11 47 £35,000 -11.39% 7
City of London -23 47 £45,000 -14.28% 10
North Yorkshire +23 44 £30,000 - 5
Cheshire +4 40 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Somerset +18 39 £31,250 +4.16% 9
Nottinghamshire -5 34 £36,250 +16.00% 1
Nottingham -8 31 £37,500 +20.96% 1
Hertfordshire -12 29 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Staffordshire +18 28 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Essex +16 28 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Edinburgh -2 28 £34,000 -8.10% 4

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1551 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1394 (41.06%) QA
3 1274 (37.53%) ISEB
4 1052 (30.99%) SQL
5 1004 (29.57%) Finance
6 721 (21.24%) ISTQB
7 650 (19.15%) Degree
8 648 (19.09%) Selenium
9 646 (19.03%) Test Scripting
10 619 (18.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 586 (17.26%) Java
12 550 (16.20%) C#
13 539 (15.88%) Automated Testing
14 514 (15.14%) Microsoft
15 498 (14.67%) Scrum
16 481 (14.17%) Test Automation
17 479 (14.11%) Manual Testing
18 477 (14.05%) User Acceptance Testing
19 455 (13.40%) Test Management
20 445 (13.11%) Windows
21 444 (13.08%) .NET
22 411 (12.11%) SQL Server
23 391 (11.52%) Retail
24 386 (11.37%) Regression Testing
25 363 (10.69%) HP
26 358 (10.54%) HP Quality Center
27 338 (9.96%) Test Planning
28 315 (9.28%) Test Strategy
29 307 (9.04%) Oracle
30 304 (8.95%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 75 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.47%) IIS
3 32 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 21 (0.62%) Apache
4 21 (0.62%) CMS
5 20 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.47%) Drupal
7 14 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
8 13 (0.38%) Confluence
8 13 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.35%) JBoss
10 11 (0.32%) ColdFusion
10 11 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 7 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 292 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 150 (4.42%) MS Office
3 39 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.32%) PowerPivot
6 10 (0.29%) MS Project
7 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.12%) Mingle
10 2 (0.059%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 60 (1.77%) JDE OneWorld
2 20 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 20 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 20 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.21%) Magento
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.15%) Summit
5 5 (0.15%) Servitor
5 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.12%) GoldMine
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.088%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.088%) SAP FI-GL
8 2 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.059%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.059%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.18%) SaaS
2 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.18%) Office 365
4 4 (0.12%) PaaS
5 3 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.059%) GitHub
7 1 (0.029%) Trello
7 1 (0.029%) Taleo
7 1 (0.029%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.74%) Internet
2 85 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.74%) HTTP
4 41 (1.21%) DNS
5 30 (0.88%) VPN
6 29 (0.85%) Broadband
7 28 (0.82%) 3G
8 27 (0.80%) Wireshark
9 22 (0.65%) VoIP
10 19 (0.56%) DHCP
11 17 (0.50%) WAN
11 17 (0.50%) Firewall
12 16 (0.47%) LTE
13 15 (0.44%) MVNO
14 14 (0.41%) Intranet
15 12 (0.35%) H.323
15 12 (0.35%) RTP
15 12 (0.35%) VLAN
16 11 (0.32%) LDAP
17 10 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 104 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (2.47%) MySQL
5 81 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 51 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (1.12%) DB2
11 36 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 28 (0.82%) DataStage
13 25 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (0.62%) SQLPlus
15 21 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
15 21 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
16 20 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (0.50%) Hadoop
17 17 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 648 (19.09%) Selenium
2 295 (8.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 241 (7.10%) JIRA
4 231 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 190 (5.60%) WebDriver
6 177 (5.21%) Cucumber
7 150 (4.42%) Visual Studio
8 125 (3.68%) JUnit
9 117 (3.45%) FitNesse
10 96 (2.83%) Jenkins
11 92 (2.71%) NUnit
12 90 (2.65%) SpecFlow
13 69 (2.03%) SoapUI
14 59 (1.74%) Subversion
15 52 (1.53%) JMeter
16 48 (1.41%) TestNG
17 46 (1.35%) LoadRunner
18 45 (1.33%) Toad
19 44 (1.30%) TestComplete
20 42 (1.24%) Maven
General
1 1004 (29.57%) Finance
2 391 (11.52%) Retail
3 269 (7.92%) Banking
4 223 (6.57%) Telecoms
5 111 (3.27%) Marketing
6 73 (2.15%) Aerospace
7 67 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 61 (1.80%) Billing
9 58 (1.71%) Advertising
10 56 (1.65%) Games
11 55 (1.62%) Manufacturing
12 49 (1.44%) Back Office
13 31 (0.91%) Publishing
14 30 (0.88%) Electronics
15 25 (0.74%) Legal
16 20 (0.59%) Law
17 18 (0.53%) Multimedia
18 17 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.41%) Front Office
19 14 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1122 (33.05%) Analyst
2 937 (27.60%) Test Analyst
3 642 (18.91%) Tester
4 342 (10.07%) Test Manager
4 342 (10.07%) Test Engineer
5 333 (9.81%) Developer
6 321 (9.46%) Consultant
7 306 (9.01%) Software Tester
8 272 (8.01%) Test Consultant
9 242 (7.13%) Software Engineer
10 176 (5.18%) QA Analyst
11 143 (4.21%) QA Tester
12 139 (4.09%) QA Engineer
13 132 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
14 128 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
15 126 (3.71%) Junior
16 112 (3.30%) Software Test Engineer
17 110 (3.24%) Software Developer
18 109 (3.21%) Senior Test Analyst
19 108 (3.18%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (13.08%) .NET
2 304 (8.95%) XML
3 283 (8.34%) Web Services
4 279 (8.22%) HTML
5 160 (4.71%) SOAP
6 149 (4.39%) CSS
7 107 (3.15%) ASP.NET
8 77 (2.27%) jQuery
9 73 (2.15%) .NET Framework
10 66 (1.94%) REST
11 65 (1.91%) J2EE
12 64 (1.89%) Gherkin
13 55 (1.62%) HTML5
14 52 (1.53%) WCF
15 49 (1.44%) Ajax
16 45 (1.33%) WSDL
17 42 (1.24%) XSD
18 40 (1.18%) RESTful
19 36 (1.06%) LINQ
20 31 (0.91%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 303 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 156 (4.59%) Mathematics
3 156 (4.59%) Open Source
4 130 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 70 (2.06%) User Experience
6 65 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 54 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 40 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 34 (1.00%) Derivative
10 29 (0.85%) Physics
11 28 (0.82%) Life Science
12 27 (0.80%) iPhone
13 23 (0.68%) Chemistry
14 22 (0.65%) N-Tier
15 21 (0.62%) Mainframe
15 21 (0.62%) Fixed Income
16 20 (0.59%) Replication
16 20 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 445 (13.11%) Windows
2 225 (6.63%) UNIX
3 199 (5.86%) Linux
4 66 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (1.89%) Android
6 56 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 35 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 29 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.56%) Windows Vista
12 18 (0.53%) Solaris
13 16 (0.47%) CentOS
14 15 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.32%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.18%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1551 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (19.03%) Test Scripting
3 539 (15.88%) Automated Testing
4 498 (14.67%) Scrum
5 481 (14.17%) Test Automation
6 479 (14.11%) Manual Testing
7 477 (14.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 455 (13.40%) Test Management
9 386 (11.37%) Regression Testing
10 338 (9.96%) Test Planning
11 315 (9.28%) Test Strategy
12 286 (8.42%) TDD
13 231 (6.80%) Automation Testing
14 225 (6.63%) BDD
14 225 (6.63%) Performance Testing
15 219 (6.45%) System Testing
16 215 (6.33%) Software Engineering
17 203 (5.98%) Mentoring
18 185 (5.45%) Waterfall
19 177 (5.21%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1052 (30.99%) SQL
2 586 (17.26%) Java
3 550 (16.20%) C#
4 294 (8.66%) JavaScript
5 275 (8.10%) C++
6 195 (5.74%) Python
7 190 (5.60%) C
8 131 (3.86%) PHP
9 124 (3.65%) Ruby
10 116 (3.42%) Perl
11 112 (3.30%) VB
12 62 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 51 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 46 (1.35%) VBScript
15 42 (1.24%) VBA
16 38 (1.12%) T-SQL
17 37 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 34 (1.00%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.77%) MATLAB
20 22 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1274 (37.53%) ISEB
2 721 (21.24%) ISTQB
3 650 (19.15%) Degree
4 619 (18.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 230 (6.77%) Security Cleared
6 106 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 48 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (1.27%) MCSE
9 39 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 32 (0.94%) PhD
11 31 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (0.91%) CCNA
12 29 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 28 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 27 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
15 24 (0.71%) MCITP
15 24 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
15 24 (0.71%) MCP
16 21 (0.62%) MCTS
17 19 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1394 (41.06%) QA
2 41 (1.21%) SLA
3 16 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.38%) GAMP
5 8 (0.24%) HL7
6 6 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.059%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.029%) JTAG
9 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.029%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 60 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.53%) Firmware
5 10 (0.29%) NFS
6 8 (0.24%) vSphere
7 7 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.088%) KVM
10 2 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.029%) Varnish
11 1 (0.029%) qmail
11 1 (0.029%) Postfix
11 1 (0.029%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 358 (10.54%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.32%) Puppet
3 4 (0.12%) Control-M
3 4 (0.12%) SCCM
4 3 (0.088%) Nagios
5 2 (0.059%) WSUS
5 2 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.059%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.059%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.029%) logstash
6 1 (0.029%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 514 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 363 (10.69%) HP
3 307 (9.04%) Oracle
4 102 (3.00%) VMware
5 43 (1.27%) SAP
6 42 (1.24%) Cognos
7 39 (1.15%) IBM
8 29 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 28 (0.82%) Cisco
10 25 (0.74%) Business Objects
11 24 (0.71%) Apple
12 17 (0.50%) Avaya
12 17 (0.50%) Citrix
12 17 (0.50%) Telerik
13 14 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
14 13 (0.38%) TIBCO
14 13 (0.38%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.38%) Tableau
15 8 (0.24%) Veeam
15 8 (0.24%) Mapinfo
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