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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 230 200 230
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1440 1810 1385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.53% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.85% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1212 1275 1114
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -33 1318 £38,500 +5.47% 201
South East -20 358 £40,000 +6.66% 44
London -88 345 £46,500 +3.33% 48
Surrey -12 121 £40,000 +4.48% 12
East of England -21 121 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Yorkshire -5 114 £32,500 -1.51% 9
North West -13 112 £37,500 +19.04% 33
South West -20 111 £32,500 - 18
City of London +35 102 £52,500 - 17
Hampshire +21 94 £37,500 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -3 74 £34,250 -3.52% 11
East Midlands +11 73 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Scotland +20 71 £40,000 +6.66% 19
West Yorkshire -19 66 £32,500 -1.51% 5
Manchester -17 64 £39,000 +23.80% 13
Edinburgh +33 59 £40,000 -3.03% 10
Berkshire -34 58 £41,250 -2.94% 10
Leeds -12 56 £32,500 -1.51% 5
Bristol -41 52 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Nottinghamshire +24 43 £35,000 +4.47% 4
Birmingham +23 42 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Cheshire +19 42 £37,250 +24.16% 12
Hertfordshire +9 40 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Nottingham +13 37 £38,750 +15.67% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 37 £35,000 - 8
Cambridgeshire -20 36 £37,500 +8.69% 11
Somerset +29 30 £32,500 -
South Wales +8 30 £36,000 +20.00%
Wales -7 30 £36,000 +14.28% 1
Guildford +12 27 £45,000 +28.57% 5

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1259 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1007 (34.00%) ISEB
3 987 (33.32%) QA
4 887 (29.95%) SQL
5 842 (28.43%) ISTQB
6 744 (25.12%) Finance
7 622 (21.00%) Test Scripting
8 586 (19.78%) Degree
9 577 (19.48%) C#
10 547 (18.47%) Selenium
11 544 (18.37%) Test Automation
12 509 (17.18%) Microsoft
13 502 (16.95%) Windows
14 500 (16.88%) Java
15 495 (16.71%) SDLC
16 479 (16.17%) .NET
17 478 (16.14%) SQL Server
18 472 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
18 472 (15.94%) Automated Testing
19 447 (15.09%) Scrum
20 424 (14.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 405 (13.67%) Manual Testing
22 399 (13.47%) Test Management
23 326 (11.01%) MS Excel
24 319 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
25 303 (10.23%) Test Strategy
26 272 (9.18%) JavaScript
27 270 (9.12%) HTML
28 258 (8.71%) Software Engineering
29 254 (8.58%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.18%) IIS
3 15 (0.51%) SAS
3 15 (0.51%) CMS
4 13 (0.44%) JBoss
4 13 (0.44%) Confluence
5 11 (0.37%) Node.js
6 10 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.24%) SilverStripe
8 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.17%) Jetty
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.17%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.14%) GlassFish
Applications
1 326 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 148 (5.00%) MS Office
3 34 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.84%) MS Project
5 23 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) Simulink
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.068%) Blender
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.034%) Maya
10 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.20%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 6 (0.20%) MultiFonds
4 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
6 3 (0.10%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.10%) AWD
6 3 (0.10%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.10%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.068%) Summit
8 1 (0.034%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.034%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.05%) SaaS
3 30 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 10 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.14%) GitHub
6 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.068%) PaaS
7 2 (0.068%) Office 365
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.034%) IaaS
8 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.034%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.16%) Internet
2 41 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 28 (0.95%) HTTP
3 28 (0.95%) Wireless
4 23 (0.78%) VoIP
5 22 (0.74%) DNS
6 14 (0.47%) Network Security
7 13 (0.44%) SNMP
7 13 (0.44%) Firewall
7 13 (0.44%) DHCP
8 12 (0.41%) CTI
9 11 (0.37%) Unicast
9 11 (0.37%) Multicast
9 11 (0.37%) IGMP
9 11 (0.37%) RTSP
10 9 (0.30%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.30%) Broadband
11 8 (0.27%) GPRS
11 8 (0.27%) LAN
11 8 (0.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 73 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (2.13%) MySQL
5 50 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 36 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (0.95%) MongoDB
11 27 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.74%) QlikView
14 20 (0.68%) Big Data
15 18 (0.61%) Oracle Database
16 17 (0.57%) NoSQL
17 15 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
18 14 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
19 11 (0.37%) Redis
20 8 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 547 (18.47%) Selenium
2 237 (8.00%) JIRA
3 233 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 191 (6.45%) HP UFT
5 184 (6.21%) WebDriver
6 170 (5.74%) Cucumber
7 158 (5.33%) Visual Studio
8 121 (4.09%) Jenkins
9 101 (3.41%) JMeter
10 89 (3.00%) JUnit
11 87 (2.94%) SpecFlow
12 79 (2.67%) SoapUI
13 76 (2.57%) Git (software)
14 61 (2.06%) LoadRunner
15 53 (1.79%) TestNG
16 52 (1.76%) FitNesse
16 52 (1.76%) Subversion
17 48 (1.62%) NUnit
18 44 (1.49%) JBehave
19 33 (1.11%) MSTest
General
1 744 (25.12%) Finance
2 228 (7.70%) Banking
3 222 (7.49%) Retail
4 130 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 71 (2.40%) Aerospace
6 65 (2.19%) Marketing
7 49 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 49 (1.65%) Games
8 35 (1.18%) Back Office
9 33 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 33 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.08%) Legal
11 27 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.81%) Billing
13 23 (0.78%) Automotive
14 21 (0.71%) Publishing
15 16 (0.54%) Electronics
15 16 (0.54%) Advertising
16 14 (0.47%) Law
16 14 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 997 (33.66%) Analyst
2 746 (25.19%) Test Analyst
3 570 (19.24%) Tester
4 306 (10.33%) Developer
5 295 (9.96%) Software Tester
6 286 (9.66%) Test Manager
7 209 (7.06%) Test Engineer
8 208 (7.02%) Software Engineer
9 176 (5.94%) QA Analyst
10 163 (5.50%) Test Leader
11 154 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
12 140 (4.73%) Consultant
13 136 (4.59%) QA Engineer
14 108 (3.65%) Senior Test Analyst
15 107 (3.61%) Junior
16 106 (3.58%) Software Test Analyst
17 104 (3.51%) QA Tester
18 87 (2.94%) Business Analyst
19 80 (2.70%) Team Leader
20 79 (2.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (16.17%) .NET
2 270 (9.12%) HTML
3 222 (7.49%) XML
4 210 (7.09%) Web Services
5 171 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 122 (4.12%) CSS
7 96 (3.24%) .NET Framework
8 90 (3.04%) SOAP
9 78 (2.63%) HTML5
10 70 (2.36%) WCF
11 69 (2.33%) WinForms
12 68 (2.30%) WPF
13 59 (1.99%) Gherkin
14 57 (1.92%) REST
14 57 (1.92%) jQuery
15 54 (1.82%) Entity Framework
16 51 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (1.69%) Spring
18 33 (1.11%) JSP
19 31 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 319 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 86 (2.90%) Mathematics
4 84 (2.84%) Client/Server
5 82 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 75 (2.53%) User Experience
7 66 (2.23%) Derivative
8 47 (1.59%) Equities
9 38 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 37 (1.25%) NHS
11 31 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 28 (0.95%) Physics
13 26 (0.88%) Replication
14 25 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.61%) Fixed Income
16 17 (0.57%) DTV
17 16 (0.54%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.47%) Cryptography
18 14 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 502 (16.95%) Windows
2 210 (7.09%) Linux
3 131 (4.42%) UNIX
4 106 (3.58%) Android
5 95 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 22 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.64%) Windows Phone
11 19 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.61%) CentOS
13 16 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (0.54%) Solaris
13 16 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
17 9 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1259 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 622 (21.00%) Test Scripting
3 544 (18.37%) Test Automation
4 495 (16.71%) SDLC
5 472 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 472 (15.94%) Automated Testing
6 447 (15.09%) Scrum
7 405 (13.67%) Manual Testing
8 399 (13.47%) Test Management
9 303 (10.23%) Test Strategy
10 258 (8.71%) Software Engineering
11 254 (8.58%) TDD
11 254 (8.58%) Regression Testing
12 246 (8.31%) Automation Testing
13 223 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
14 220 (7.43%) BDD
15 207 (6.99%) Performance Testing
16 205 (6.92%) Mentoring
17 171 (5.77%) Test Planning
18 155 (5.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 887 (29.95%) SQL
2 577 (19.48%) C#
3 500 (16.88%) Java
4 272 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 222 (7.49%) C++
6 155 (5.23%) Python
7 130 (4.39%) C
8 113 (3.81%) Perl
9 89 (3.00%) Ruby
10 86 (2.90%) VB
11 80 (2.70%) PHP
12 62 (2.09%) T-SQL
13 55 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 51 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 36 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 34 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 33 (1.11%) VBScript
18 31 (1.05%) VB6
19 28 (0.95%) PowerShell
20 21 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1007 (34.00%) ISEB
2 842 (28.43%) ISTQB
3 586 (19.78%) Degree
4 424 (14.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 181 (6.11%) Security Cleared
6 122 (4.12%) SC Cleared
7 65 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 58 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 44 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 26 (0.88%) HND
11 16 (0.54%) RHCE
11 16 (0.54%) RHCSA
12 13 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.27%) CCNA
15 7 (0.24%) MCP
15 7 (0.24%) CIMA
15 7 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 987 (33.32%) QA
2 39 (1.32%) FATCA
3 17 (0.57%) SLA
4 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.068%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.068%) HL7
8 2 (0.068%) GCP
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.034%) GAMP
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.30%) Firmware
6 5 (0.17%) KVM
7 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.068%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.034%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.034%) Snort
Systems Management
1 221 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.15%) Puppet
2 34 (1.15%) SCCM
3 11 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.20%) Capistrano
4 6 (0.20%) Ansible
4 6 (0.20%) Salt
5 5 (0.17%) Nessus
5 5 (0.17%) Nmap
6 2 (0.068%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.068%) Iperf
6 2 (0.068%) Jitterbit
7 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.034%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 509 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 251 (8.47%) Oracle
3 174 (5.87%) HP
4 55 (1.86%) VMware
5 35 (1.18%) SAP
6 32 (1.08%) Citrix
6 32 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 28 (0.95%) Apple
8 15 (0.51%) Infor
9 14 (0.47%) Sun
10 13 (0.44%) Cisco
10 13 (0.44%) WorldPay
11 12 (0.41%) IBM
12 10 (0.34%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.27%) Tableau
13 8 (0.27%) Remedy
13 8 (0.27%) Charles River
14 7 (0.24%) Sage
14 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.24%) Xamarin
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + fab benefits + progression
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday,pension, health+
Posted: Yesterday