The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 187 214 210
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1795 1448 1564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.33% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.69% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1293 1119 1339
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94098 85653 91358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.75% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 75770 70033 77761
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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 +20 1657 £37,500 - 163
London -3 566 £45,000 -2.70% 45
South East +67 414 £38,500 +10.00% 39
Surrey +44 149 £35,500 -11.25% 11
East of England +8 139 £35,500 +1.42% 10
South West -2 133 £35,000 -4.10% 16
North West +14 131 £31,500 - 17
Yorkshire -11 127 £32,500 -1.51% 20
City of London -35 89 £52,500 +16.66% 14
Berkshire +47 86 £41,250 +17.85% 13
West Yorkshire -29 85 £33,000 -2.22% 8
Manchester +11 82 £31,500 -4.54% 12
Bristol +17 77 £37,500 - 7
Hampshire +40 73 £39,000 +11.42% 8
West Midlands -22 69 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Leeds -39 68 £33,000 -1.49% 7
East Midlands -1 62 £32,500 +4.83% 4
Scotland +10 60 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 58 £33,500 -4.28% 6
Cambridge +20 55 £33,500 -6.29% 4
Reading +19 45 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Wales -4 37 £30,000 - 4
Hertfordshire -16 33 £40,000 +9.58% 1
South Wales +3 32 £30,000 -1.63% 4
Guildford +30 30 £34,000 +7.93% 2
Woking +23 30 £35,000 +1.44% 1
West Sussex -1 30 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Cheshire -18 29 £30,000 -5.51% 2
Edinburgh +3 28 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Glasgow -6 26 £37,500 - 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1481 (43.38%) QA
2 1261 (36.94%) ISEB
3 1047 (30.67%) SQL
4 974 (28.53%) Finance
5 951 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
6 765 (22.41%) Test Scripting
7 702 (20.56%) Degree
8 695 (20.36%) ISTQB
9 606 (17.75%) Selenium
10 582 (17.05%) Java
11 561 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 551 (16.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 539 (15.79%) .NET
14 534 (15.64%) C#
15 524 (15.35%) Automated Testing
16 515 (15.08%) Test Automation
17 489 (14.32%) Microsoft
18 486 (14.24%) Windows
19 472 (13.83%) Scrum
20 423 (12.39%) SQL Server
21 394 (11.54%) Test Management
22 361 (10.57%) Retail
23 346 (10.13%) XML
24 344 (10.08%) Manual Testing
25 342 (10.02%) HP
26 341 (9.99%) HP Quality Center
27 321 (9.40%) MS Excel
28 307 (8.99%) JavaScript
29 303 (8.88%) Regression Testing
30 302 (8.85%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 77 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.87%) IIS
3 29 (0.85%) Tomcat
4 26 (0.76%) Confluence
5 22 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 18 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 16 (0.47%) Apache
7 16 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 15 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.38%) CMS
10 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.29%) ColdFusion
13 9 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.23%) Commerce Server
15 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.21%) LiveLink
16 6 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 321 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 178 (5.21%) MS Office
3 40 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.56%) MS Project
6 14 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.12%) Windchill
9 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.029%) Revit
11 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 85 (2.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 34 (1.00%) SAP FI
2 34 (1.00%) SAP CO
2 34 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (0.32%) Magento
4 10 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.23%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.088%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.088%) SAP FI-GL
9 3 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.088%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.088%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.059%) Endur
10 2 (0.059%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.20%) SaaS
2 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.15%) Office 365
4 2 (0.059%) PaaS
5 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.029%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.029%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.08%) Internet
2 58 (1.70%) HTTP
3 44 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 43 (1.26%) LTE
5 36 (1.05%) DNS
6 30 (0.88%) 4G
7 26 (0.76%) 3G
8 23 (0.67%) Firewall
9 20 (0.59%) Broadband
10 17 (0.50%) Wireshark
10 17 (0.50%) VPN
11 16 (0.47%) Intranet
12 15 (0.44%) Wireless
13 12 (0.35%) SS7
13 12 (0.35%) SMS
14 10 (0.29%) INAP
14 10 (0.29%) ISUP
14 10 (0.29%) LDAP
15 9 (0.26%) GGSN
15 9 (0.26%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 84 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (2.11%) MySQL
7 53 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 43 (1.26%) DB2
9 41 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 28 (0.82%) DataStage
12 25 (0.73%) SQLPlus
13 24 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 22 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
17 17 (0.50%) Big Data
18 16 (0.47%) RDBMS
19 13 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 606 (17.75%) Selenium
2 284 (8.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 193 (5.65%) JIRA
4 188 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 169 (4.95%) WebDriver
6 161 (4.72%) Visual Studio
7 159 (4.66%) Cucumber
8 110 (3.22%) JUnit
9 106 (3.10%) FitNesse
10 95 (2.78%) LoadRunner
11 93 (2.72%) SoapUI
12 88 (2.58%) NUnit
13 76 (2.23%) Jenkins
14 64 (1.87%) Subversion
15 56 (1.64%) TestDirector
16 54 (1.58%) JMeter
17 52 (1.52%) Toad
17 52 (1.52%) SpecFlow
18 40 (1.17%) TestComplete
18 40 (1.17%) Maven
General
1 974 (28.53%) Finance
2 361 (10.57%) Retail
3 213 (6.24%) Telecoms
4 185 (5.42%) Banking
5 112 (3.28%) Games
6 98 (2.87%) Marketing
7 70 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 63 (1.85%) Publishing
9 58 (1.70%) Advertising
10 55 (1.61%) Billing
11 48 (1.41%) Manufacturing
12 45 (1.32%) Back Office
13 37 (1.08%) Electronics
14 31 (0.91%) Law
15 28 (0.82%) Legal
16 24 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.70%) Military
17 18 (0.53%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.47%) Multimedia
19 15 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1133 (33.19%) Analyst
2 928 (27.18%) Test Analyst
3 697 (20.42%) Tester
4 387 (11.34%) Test Engineer
5 327 (9.58%) Test Manager
6 317 (9.29%) Developer
7 315 (9.23%) Software Tester
8 275 (8.06%) Consultant
9 253 (7.41%) Software Engineer
10 232 (6.80%) QA Analyst
11 217 (6.36%) Test Consultant
12 168 (4.92%) QA Tester
13 144 (4.22%) Junior
14 124 (3.63%) QA Engineer
15 106 (3.10%) Software Test Engineer
16 105 (3.08%) QA Manager
17 98 (2.87%) Software Test Analyst
18 96 (2.81%) QA Test Analyst
19 93 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
20 92 (2.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (15.79%) .NET
2 346 (10.13%) XML
3 284 (8.32%) HTML
4 234 (6.85%) Web Services
5 154 (4.51%) SOAP
6 139 (4.07%) CSS
7 111 (3.25%) ASP.NET
8 81 (2.37%) REST
9 67 (1.96%) J2EE
10 64 (1.87%) jQuery
11 63 (1.85%) .NET Framework
12 57 (1.67%) HTML5
13 56 (1.64%) Gherkin
14 54 (1.58%) WCF
15 51 (1.49%) Middleware
16 44 (1.29%) Ajax
17 42 (1.23%) JSON
18 34 (1.00%) XSD
19 32 (0.94%) WSDL
20 30 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 284 (8.32%) Computer Science
2 139 (4.07%) Mathematics
3 138 (4.04%) Mobile App
4 119 (3.49%) Open Source
5 65 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 64 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 44 (1.29%) Derivative
8 41 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (0.88%) Social Media
10 29 (0.85%) Life Science
11 28 (0.82%) Fixed Income
12 27 (0.79%) Chemistry
12 27 (0.79%) Equities
13 24 (0.70%) N-Tier
14 23 (0.67%) Physics
14 23 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (0.64%) Device Driver
16 21 (0.62%) Statistics
16 21 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 486 (14.24%) Windows
2 209 (6.12%) Linux
3 205 (6.00%) UNIX
4 95 (2.78%) Android
5 61 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.17%) Windows XP
8 28 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (0.79%) Windows Vista
10 18 (0.53%) Solaris
11 15 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.32%) VxWorks
14 10 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.26%) CentOS
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
2 765 (22.41%) Test Scripting
3 561 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 524 (15.35%) Automated Testing
5 515 (15.08%) Test Automation
6 472 (13.83%) Scrum
7 394 (11.54%) Test Management
8 344 (10.08%) Manual Testing
9 303 (8.88%) Regression Testing
10 302 (8.85%) Test Strategy
11 253 (7.41%) TDD
12 242 (7.09%) System Testing
13 223 (6.53%) Project Management
14 220 (6.44%) Performance Testing
15 218 (6.39%) Automation Testing
16 214 (6.27%) Software Engineering
17 205 (6.00%) Integration Testing
18 200 (5.86%) OO
19 197 (5.77%) BDD
20 185 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1047 (30.67%) SQL
2 582 (17.05%) Java
3 534 (15.64%) C#
4 307 (8.99%) JavaScript
5 276 (8.08%) C++
6 181 (5.30%) C
7 171 (5.01%) Python
8 115 (3.37%) VB
9 110 (3.22%) PHP
10 107 (3.13%) Ruby
11 95 (2.78%) Perl
12 74 (2.17%) VB.NET
13 67 (1.96%) VBScript
14 53 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 43 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.00%) VBA
17 33 (0.97%) Shell Script
18 28 (0.82%) Bash Shell
19 20 (0.59%) Groovy
20 15 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1261 (36.94%) ISEB
2 702 (20.56%) Degree
3 695 (20.36%) ISTQB
4 551 (16.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 218 (6.39%) Security Cleared
6 101 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 34 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 32 (0.94%) PhD
9 31 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 28 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
12 25 (0.73%) HND
13 24 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
14 19 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 18 (0.53%) MCSE
16 17 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (0.50%) CCNA
17 15 (0.44%) MCP
17 15 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 12 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1481 (43.38%) QA
2 33 (0.97%) SLA
3 20 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.18%) DO-178B
4 6 (0.18%) HL7
5 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.059%) TickIT
7 2 (0.059%) DICOM
7 2 (0.059%) JTAG
8 1 (0.029%) WCAG
8 1 (0.029%) GAMP
8 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 1 (0.029%) Basel II
8 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.29%) NFS
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.18%) vSphere
6 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.059%) XenApp
7 2 (0.059%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.029%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.029%) Nmap
8 1 (0.029%) KVM
Systems Management
1 341 (9.99%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.21%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.059%) nmon
3 2 (0.059%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.059%) Puppet
3 2 (0.059%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.029%) SCCM
4 1 (0.029%) Nessus
4 1 (0.029%) OpenView
4 1 (0.029%) Control-M
4 1 (0.029%) Nagios
4 1 (0.029%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 489 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 342 (10.02%) HP
3 287 (8.41%) Oracle
4 71 (2.08%) SAP
5 61 (1.79%) VMware
6 52 (1.52%) Cognos
7 44 (1.29%) IBM
8 30 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 23 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
10 20 (0.59%) Apple
11 19 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 19 (0.56%) Informatica
11 19 (0.56%) TIBCO
12 18 (0.53%) Business Objects
12 18 (0.53%) Telerik
13 17 (0.50%) Citrix
14 16 (0.47%) Adobe
15 13 (0.38%) Capita
15 13 (0.38%) Cisco
15 13 (0.38%) Tableau
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago