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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 223 195 223
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1507 1791 1384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.54% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.86% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1344 1070
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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
91567 96317 88175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.79% 81.63%
Number of salaries quoted 75321 76881 72152
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -25 1384 £38,500 +2.66% 188
London -63 346 £52,500 +16.66% 46
South East -33 339 £38,000 +1.33% 46
North West -19 128 £34,250 +7.03% 38
Yorkshire +5 125 £35,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +10 124 £44,500 +27.14% 13
South West -27 114 £35,000 -6.66% 17
East Midlands +42 100 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Surrey -35 100 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Midlands +14 92 £30,750 -12.14% 12
City of London +56 91 £59,000 +4.88% 17
Hampshire +25 90 £36,000 -7.69% 17
Manchester -14 85 £42,500 +18.88% 18
Scotland +22 69 £35,000 -6.66% 12
West Yorkshire -2 63 £35,000 +11.11% 5
Nottinghamshire +16 59 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 54 £37,500 +8.69% 5
Nottingham +14 53 £38,000 +12.59% 4
Leeds +1 50 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Cambridge +9 47 £43,500 +29.85% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 44 £35,000 +25.00%
Wales +4 44 £33,250 +10.83% 2
Edinburgh +15 41 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Hertfordshire +1 41 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Berkshire -38 41 £47,500 +26.66% 7
South Wales -1 39 £33,250 +8.13% 2
Birmingham +33 37 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Bristol -49 33 £32,000 -15.23% 3
Gloucestershire +7 30 £35,000 -2.77% 2
North Yorkshire +7 30 £29,000 -3.33% 1

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1283 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1074 (36.48%) QA
3 898 (30.50%) ISEB
4 871 (29.59%) SQL
5 799 (27.14%) ISTQB
6 688 (23.37%) Finance
7 646 (21.94%) Test Scripting
8 645 (21.91%) C#
9 615 (20.89%) Selenium
10 582 (19.77%) Degree
11 553 (18.78%) Test Automation
12 545 (18.51%) Java
13 519 (17.63%) SDLC
14 517 (17.56%) Windows
15 509 (17.29%) Automated Testing
16 505 (17.15%) Microsoft
17 500 (16.98%) .NET
18 461 (15.66%) SQL Server
19 453 (15.39%) User Acceptance Testing
20 447 (15.18%) Scrum
21 405 (13.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 388 (13.18%) Test Management
23 368 (12.50%) Manual Testing
24 323 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
25 322 (10.94%) MS Excel
26 297 (10.09%) Software Engineering
27 294 (9.99%) Test Strategy
28 288 (9.78%) JavaScript
29 264 (8.97%) BDD
30 263 (8.93%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 54 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.49%) IIS
3 20 (0.68%) CMS
4 17 (0.58%) Node.js
5 16 (0.54%) SAS
6 14 (0.48%) JBoss
6 14 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.44%) MS Exchange
8 12 (0.41%) ColdFusion
8 12 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.27%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.24%) SilverStripe
12 7 (0.24%) Apache
13 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.17%) Jetty
15 4 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 322 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 142 (4.82%) MS Office
3 37 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.92%) MS Project
5 15 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.27%) Simulink
7 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.068%) Blender
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) Temenos T24
3 12 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.27%) MultiFonds
4 8 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
6 5 (0.17%) Summit
7 4 (0.14%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.10%) AWD
8 3 (0.10%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.068%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.068%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.034%) Endur
10 1 (0.034%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.53%) SaaS
2 44 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.17%) IaaS
7 4 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
7 4 (0.14%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.068%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.068%) PaaS
8 2 (0.068%) Office 365
8 2 (0.068%) GitHub
9 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.034%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.45%) Internet
2 39 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.29%) Wireless
4 30 (1.02%) HTTP
5 26 (0.88%) VoIP
6 15 (0.51%) CTI
7 14 (0.48%) WAN
8 13 (0.44%) DNS
9 12 (0.41%) Network Security
9 12 (0.41%) Firewall
10 11 (0.37%) LAN
11 10 (0.34%) SNMP
11 10 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.27%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.27%) UMTS
12 8 (0.27%) GPRS
13 7 (0.24%) Broadband
13 7 (0.24%) VPN
13 7 (0.24%) SSH
13 7 (0.24%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.85%) Relational Database
3 66 (2.24%) MySQL
4 54 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 24 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 22 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 19 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.58%) QlikView
14 17 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.51%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.51%) Redis
16 13 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
17 12 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 615 (20.89%) Selenium
2 247 (8.39%) JIRA
3 214 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 205 (6.96%) HP UFT
5 191 (6.49%) Cucumber
6 190 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 142 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 128 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 116 (3.94%) SpecFlow
10 115 (3.91%) JMeter
11 88 (2.99%) Git (software)
12 72 (2.45%) SoapUI
13 69 (2.34%) JUnit
14 65 (2.21%) FitNesse
15 62 (2.11%) LoadRunner
16 56 (1.90%) Subversion
17 55 (1.87%) NUnit
18 42 (1.43%) JBehave
19 38 (1.29%) TestNG
20 37 (1.26%) Maven
General
1 688 (23.37%) Finance
2 176 (5.98%) Retail
3 156 (5.30%) Banking
4 134 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.21%) Marketing
6 55 (1.87%) Games
7 42 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.32%) Back Office
9 38 (1.29%) Retail Banking
10 35 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 33 (1.12%) Aerospace
12 30 (1.02%) Legal
13 22 (0.75%) Publishing
13 22 (0.75%) Automotive
13 22 (0.75%) Electronics
14 21 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.71%) Front Office
14 21 (0.71%) Law
15 17 (0.58%) Advertising
16 15 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 960 (32.61%) Analyst
2 685 (23.27%) Test Analyst
3 575 (19.53%) Tester
4 317 (10.77%) Developer
5 285 (9.68%) Software Tester
6 258 (8.76%) Test Manager
7 222 (7.54%) Software Engineer
8 219 (7.44%) Test Engineer
9 199 (6.76%) QA Analyst
10 156 (5.30%) QA Engineer
11 144 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
12 134 (4.55%) Test Leader
13 124 (4.21%) QA Tester
14 113 (3.84%) Junior
15 103 (3.50%) Consultant
16 97 (3.29%) Team Leader
17 93 (3.16%) Senior Test Analyst
17 93 (3.16%) Software Test Analyst
18 87 (2.96%) C# Developer
19 80 (2.72%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (16.98%) .NET
2 263 (8.93%) HTML
3 240 (8.15%) Web Services
4 199 (6.76%) XML
5 169 (5.74%) ASP.NET
6 138 (4.69%) CSS
7 101 (3.43%) .NET Framework
8 100 (3.40%) SOAP
9 87 (2.96%) REST
10 82 (2.79%) HTML5
11 69 (2.34%) Gherkin
12 60 (2.04%) WPF
13 59 (2.00%) WCF
14 55 (1.87%) jQuery
15 53 (1.80%) Entity Framework
16 48 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (1.49%) Spring
18 42 (1.43%) WinForms
19 35 (1.19%) Ajax
20 30 (1.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 323 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 100 (3.40%) Client/Server
4 91 (3.09%) Mathematics
5 85 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 81 (2.75%) Derivative
7 68 (2.31%) Equities
8 58 (1.97%) User Experience
9 53 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 39 (1.32%) NHS
12 38 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 32 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 30 (1.02%) Physics
15 26 (0.88%) Replication
16 22 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.68%) Data Structures
17 20 (0.68%) iPhone
18 19 (0.65%) DTV
19 17 (0.58%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 517 (17.56%) Windows
2 209 (7.10%) Linux
3 108 (3.67%) UNIX
4 104 (3.53%) Android
5 95 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 37 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 19 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.54%) Windows Phone
11 15 (0.51%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.48%) Windows Vista
12 14 (0.48%) CentOS
13 13 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
13 13 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
13 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 12 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1283 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (21.94%) Test Scripting
3 553 (18.78%) Test Automation
4 519 (17.63%) SDLC
5 509 (17.29%) Automated Testing
6 453 (15.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 447 (15.18%) Scrum
8 388 (13.18%) Test Management
9 368 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 297 (10.09%) Software Engineering
11 294 (9.99%) Test Strategy
12 264 (8.97%) BDD
13 260 (8.83%) Regression Testing
14 256 (8.70%) Automation Testing
15 253 (8.59%) TDD
16 220 (7.47%) Mentoring
17 217 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
18 216 (7.34%) Performance Testing
19 153 (5.20%) Test Planning
20 152 (5.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 871 (29.59%) SQL
2 645 (21.91%) C#
3 545 (18.51%) Java
4 288 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 235 (7.98%) C++
6 164 (5.57%) Python
7 133 (4.52%) C
8 98 (3.33%) Ruby
9 92 (3.13%) Perl
10 88 (2.99%) PHP
11 81 (2.75%) VB
12 63 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 57 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 38 (1.29%) VBScript
15 35 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.09%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 27 (0.92%) PL/SQL
19 25 (0.85%) VB6
20 19 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 898 (30.50%) ISEB
2 799 (27.14%) ISTQB
3 582 (19.77%) Degree
4 405 (13.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 184 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 107 (3.63%) SC Cleared
7 66 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 55 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 46 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 26 (0.88%) HND
11 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.44%) RHCE
12 13 (0.44%) RHCSA
13 12 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.37%) MCP
14 11 (0.37%) CCNA
15 10 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
17 8 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1074 (36.48%) QA
2 17 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.51%) SLA
4 13 (0.44%) FATCA
5 9 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.20%) JTAG
6 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.14%) HL7
8 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.068%) GCP
9 2 (0.068%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.034%) DICOM
System Software
1 37 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.24%) Firmware
5 6 (0.20%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.17%) KVM
6 5 (0.17%) Docker
7 4 (0.14%) HDFS
8 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.034%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.034%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 224 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.36%) Puppet
3 24 (0.82%) SCCM
4 18 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.34%) Ansible
5 10 (0.34%) Salt
6 7 (0.24%) Nessus
6 7 (0.24%) Nmap
7 6 (0.20%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.14%) Nagios
8 4 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.14%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.068%) Jitterbit
9 2 (0.068%) Iperf
10 1 (0.034%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.034%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 505 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 242 (8.22%) Oracle
3 154 (5.23%) HP
4 71 (2.41%) VMware
5 42 (1.43%) SAP
6 30 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 28 (0.95%) Citrix
8 27 (0.92%) Apple
9 24 (0.82%) IBM
10 21 (0.71%) Telerik
11 17 (0.58%) Charles River
12 15 (0.51%) Sun
12 15 (0.51%) Infor
13 14 (0.48%) Cisco
13 14 (0.48%) WorldPay
14 12 (0.41%) Google
15 10 (0.34%) Intel
16 9 (0.31%) Wall Street Systems
17 8 (0.27%) Adobe
18 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus (10%) + pension + health etc
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Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension,health,life
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