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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 243 247 237
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1484 1439 1592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.30% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.51% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1179 1196 1166
Average salary £37,250 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
90663 95317 101326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.63% 85.90% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75387 77025 81512
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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 +11 1383 £37,500 - 151
London +20 382 £47,500 -5.00% 43
South East -1 333 £35,000 -9.09% 29
East of England +55 161 £35,791 +2.26% 6
Yorkshire -10 132 £32,500 - 22
West Midlands +11 119 £35,500 -5.33% 7
North West +26 98 £32,250 +2.38% 31
West Yorkshire +18 90 £35,000 - 19
South West -13 86 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Hampshire -3 83 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Surrey -22 81 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Hertfordshire +50 62 £40,000 +0.62%
Manchester +6 59 £30,000 - 21
Berkshire +1 59 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Leeds -16 56 £35,000 - 10
City of London +22 55 £40,000 -27.27% 17
East Midlands +24 49 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 47 £35,791 -10.52% 2
Scotland -22 45 £35,500 +1.42% 5
Birmingham -6 44 £40,000 - 5
Cambridge +11 43 £35,791 -14.78% 2
North Yorkshire +16 41 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Oxfordshire +28 40 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +36 39 £36,250 +3.57% 6
Bradford +31 33 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Basingstoke +16 31 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Suffolk +28 30 £35,000 +21.73% 3
York -5 29 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Reading +6 26 £45,000 -6.25% 3
Edinburgh -22 26 £41,000 +25.19% 5

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1437 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1055 (37.15%) QA
3 872 (30.70%) ISEB
4 847 (29.82%) SQL
5 760 (26.76%) ISTQB
6 724 (25.49%) Finance
7 712 (25.07%) Selenium
8 608 (21.41%) Test Scripting
9 601 (21.16%) Java
10 593 (20.88%) Degree
11 576 (20.28%) Test Automation
12 568 (20.00%) Automated Testing
13 556 (19.58%) SDLC
14 516 (18.17%) Scrum
15 505 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 482 (16.97%) C#
17 463 (16.30%) Manual Testing
18 460 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
19 441 (15.53%) .NET
20 423 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 417 (14.68%) Regression Testing
22 382 (13.45%) Microsoft
23 378 (13.31%) Functional Testing
24 343 (12.08%) Windows
25 338 (11.90%) BDD
26 336 (11.83%) Software Engineering
27 334 (11.76%) SQL Server
28 309 (10.88%) XML
28 309 (10.88%) JIRA
29 307 (10.81%) Automation Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 40 (1.41%) Apache
2 30 (1.06%) Confluence
3 28 (0.99%) nginx
4 26 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 25 (0.88%) CMS
6 24 (0.85%) IIS
7 22 (0.77%) MQSeries
8 20 (0.70%) JBoss
8 20 (0.70%) NServiceBus
9 18 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.56%) ColdFusion
11 14 (0.49%) Node.js
12 11 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.25%) SAS
15 4 (0.14%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 232 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 141 (4.96%) MS Office
3 30 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.35%) MS Project
6 8 (0.28%) Mingle
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.070%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.070%) Maya
Business Applications
1 29 (1.02%) Magento
2 22 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.60%) Temenos T24
4 16 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.14%) Lorenzo
6 4 (0.14%) MultiFonds
6 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.14%) Primavera
6 4 (0.14%) Sonata
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.070%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.035%) AWD
9 1 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.035%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.035%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 28 (0.99%) CloudFront
3 24 (0.85%) SaaS
4 22 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.56%) GitHub
6 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.21%) Office 365
8 3 (0.11%) IaaS
8 3 (0.11%) Yammer
9 2 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.070%) Heroku
10 1 (0.035%) AdWords
10 1 (0.035%) Force.com
10 1 (0.035%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.035%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.57%) Internet
2 45 (1.58%) HTTP
3 39 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.02%) Wireshark
5 17 (0.60%) Firewall
6 16 (0.56%) VoIP
7 14 (0.49%) PuTTY
8 13 (0.46%) SSH
9 12 (0.42%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.35%) Telnet
11 7 (0.25%) Network Security
12 6 (0.21%) ATM
12 6 (0.21%) DNS
12 6 (0.21%) Extranet
13 5 (0.18%) SAN
13 5 (0.18%) Wireless
14 4 (0.14%) IPsec
14 4 (0.14%) LAN
14 4 (0.14%) SNMP
14 4 (0.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 127 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 82 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 72 (2.54%) MySQL
5 59 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 48 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 40 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.67%) RavenDB
12 18 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.49%) Big Data
14 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 712 (25.07%) Selenium
2 309 (10.88%) JIRA
3 261 (9.19%) Cucumber
4 202 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 186 (6.55%) HP UFT
6 168 (5.92%) WebDriver
7 160 (5.63%) Visual Studio
8 158 (5.56%) Git (software)
9 148 (5.21%) SoapUI
10 135 (4.75%) Jenkins
11 96 (3.38%) Subversion
12 90 (3.17%) SpecFlow
13 70 (2.46%) JUnit
14 66 (2.32%) JMeter
15 64 (2.25%) TeamCity
16 57 (2.01%) LoadRunner
17 53 (1.87%) Hudson
18 52 (1.83%) NUnit
19 50 (1.76%) FitNesse
20 49 (1.73%) Bugzilla
General
1 724 (25.49%) Finance
2 188 (6.62%) Banking
3 154 (5.42%) Retail
4 143 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 100 (3.52%) Games
6 78 (2.75%) Marketing
7 52 (1.83%) Electronics
8 47 (1.65%) Legal
9 39 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.16%) Back Office
10 33 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.02%) Law
12 28 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.92%) Automotive
13 26 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.81%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.70%) Advertising
16 18 (0.63%) Publishing
17 15 (0.53%) Front Office
18 12 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 993 (34.96%) Analyst
2 814 (28.66%) Test Analyst
3 613 (21.58%) Tester
4 344 (12.11%) Test Engineer
5 293 (10.32%) Software Tester
6 290 (10.21%) Developer
7 207 (7.29%) Software Analyst
8 193 (6.80%) QA Engineer
9 189 (6.65%) QA Analyst
10 175 (6.16%) Software Test Analyst
11 172 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 170 (5.99%) Automation Tester
13 168 (5.92%) Test Leader
14 150 (5.28%) QA Tester
15 141 (4.96%) Software Test Engineer
15 141 (4.96%) Test Manager
16 136 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
17 127 (4.47%) Software Engineer
18 123 (4.33%) Senior Test Analyst
19 119 (4.19%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (15.53%) .NET
2 309 (10.88%) XML
3 242 (8.52%) HTML
4 216 (7.61%) Web Services
5 165 (5.81%) CSS
6 146 (5.14%) SOAP
7 119 (4.19%) REST
8 104 (3.66%) .NET Framework
9 94 (3.31%) JSON
10 92 (3.24%) jQuery
11 81 (2.85%) ASP.NET
12 55 (1.94%) Gherkin
13 54 (1.90%) Middleware
14 51 (1.80%) HTML5
15 48 (1.69%) RESTful
16 47 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 45 (1.58%) Ajax
17 45 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 42 (1.48%) LAMP
19 41 (1.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 460 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (7.71%) Computer Science
3 145 (5.11%) Mobile App
4 71 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 62 (2.18%) User Experience
6 61 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 61 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (0.88%) Derivative
9 24 (0.85%) Physics
10 21 (0.74%) Statistics
11 17 (0.60%) Blog
11 17 (0.60%) Fintech
11 17 (0.60%) NHS
12 16 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
12 16 (0.56%) Equities
12 16 (0.56%) iPad
12 16 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.53%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.53%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 343 (12.08%) Windows
2 271 (9.54%) Linux
3 204 (7.18%) Unix
4 119 (4.19%) Android
5 108 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.60%) CentOS
7 17 (0.60%) Solaris
8 15 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1437 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (21.41%) Test Scripting
3 576 (20.28%) Test Automation
4 568 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 556 (19.58%) SDLC
6 516 (18.17%) Scrum
7 505 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 463 (16.30%) Manual Testing
9 417 (14.68%) Regression Testing
10 378 (13.31%) Functional Testing
11 338 (11.90%) BDD
12 336 (11.83%) Software Engineering
13 307 (10.81%) Automation Testing
14 295 (10.39%) Test Management
15 282 (9.93%) TDD
16 269 (9.47%) Test Strategy
17 234 (8.24%) System Testing
18 223 (7.85%) Performance Testing
19 219 (7.71%) Waterfall
20 205 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 847 (29.82%) SQL
2 601 (21.16%) Java
3 482 (16.97%) C#
4 267 (9.40%) JavaScript
5 198 (6.97%) Python
6 178 (6.27%) C++
7 135 (4.75%) C
8 134 (4.72%) Ruby
9 109 (3.84%) T-SQL
10 104 (3.66%) Perl
11 92 (3.24%) PHP
12 63 (2.22%) VB
13 50 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 49 (1.73%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.51%) PL/SQL
16 40 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 36 (1.27%) VBScript
18 35 (1.23%) PowerShell
19 24 (0.85%) R
20 23 (0.81%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 872 (30.70%) ISEB
2 760 (26.76%) ISTQB
3 593 (20.88%) Degree
4 423 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 125 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 50 (1.76%) SC Cleared
7 43 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 32 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.42%) RHCE
11 12 (0.42%) RHCSA
12 9 (0.32%) HP ASE
12 9 (0.32%) MBA
13 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.21%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.18%) HND
15 5 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.18%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1055 (37.15%) QA
2 32 (1.13%) SLA
3 30 (1.06%) SDET
4 22 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.56%) GCP
7 15 (0.53%) HL7
8 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.35%) COSO
10 10 (0.35%) ISO22301
11 7 (0.25%) ISO 8583
12 6 (0.21%) DICOM
13 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 7816
13 5 (0.18%) ISO13485
13 5 (0.18%) MISRA
14 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.11%) GAMP
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.42%) Firmware
4 10 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.25%) Docker
6 5 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.035%) XenApp
7 1 (0.035%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.035%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 200 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.27%) Puppet
3 10 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
4 9 (0.32%) Ansible
5 8 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (0.18%) nmon
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.14%) SCCM
8 3 (0.11%) Nessus
8 3 (0.11%) Nmap
9 2 (0.070%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (0.035%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 382 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 288 (10.14%) Oracle
3 202 (7.11%) HP
4 59 (2.08%) IBM
5 44 (1.55%) SAP
6 36 (1.27%) VMware
7 33 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.02%) Zend
9 28 (0.99%) New Relic
10 27 (0.95%) Citrix
11 25 (0.88%) Google
12 22 (0.77%) Green Hat
13 20 (0.70%) MKS
14 18 (0.63%) webMethods
15 13 (0.46%) TOWER Software
16 12 (0.42%) Sophos
17 10 (0.35%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
18 9 (0.32%) WorldPay
19 8 (0.28%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £25500 - £35500 per annum + 34 Days Holiday + Generous Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum + pension, health care etc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,500 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £300 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Quantica Technology
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Xcede
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £21,605 - £24,298 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday