The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 237 245 207
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1389 1460 1838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.32% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.52% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1230 1301
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
86545 96257 103703
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.90% 86.79% 85.45%
Number of salaries quoted 72302 78663 84046
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 1304 £37,500 -2.59% 146
London +39 368 £50,000 +9.89% 46
South East +3 315 £37,000 -7.50% 26
Yorkshire +52 157 £32,500 - 19
East of England +37 129 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Yorkshire +46 116 £35,000 +7.69% 19
West Midlands +17 106 £35,000 - 11
South West -12 85 £32,500 - 8
North West -4 84 £32,500 -7.14% 24
Leeds +31 80 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Hampshire -23 73 £35,000 - 4
City of London +25 62 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Manchester -1 58 £32,250 -15.01% 13
Buckinghamshire +51 55 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Berkshire +9 54 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands 0 47 £35,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire +13 46 £37,500 - 3
Surrey -44 44 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Birmingham -9 41 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Scotland -37 39 £34,500 -13.75% 6
Oxfordshire +1 37 £28,500 -12.30% 4
Cambridge +14 36 £40,000 -1.84% 2
Milton Keynes +39 32 £37,600 -1.05%
Bradford +33 29 £38,750 +10.71% 1
North Yorkshire +29 29 £31,500 +14.54%
Brighton +30 28 £50,000 +36.27% 1
East Sussex +26 28 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Hertfordshire +16 28 £60,000 +93.54% 2
Essex +11 24 £47,500 -
Staffordshire +11 24 £32,500 +12.06% 1

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1461 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (36.76%) QA
3 826 (29.08%) ISEB
4 789 (27.78%) SQL
5 731 (25.74%) Selenium
6 728 (25.63%) Finance
7 717 (25.25%) ISTQB
8 621 (21.87%) Test Automation
9 614 (21.62%) Java
10 593 (20.88%) Degree
11 573 (20.18%) Test Scripting
12 551 (19.40%) SDLC
13 530 (18.66%) Automated Testing
14 527 (18.56%) Scrum
15 494 (17.39%) C#
16 481 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
17 447 (15.74%) Manual Testing
18 439 (15.46%) .NET
19 425 (14.96%) Regression Testing
20 417 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
21 405 (14.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 381 (13.42%) Microsoft
23 377 (13.27%) BDD
24 373 (13.13%) Windows
25 370 (13.03%) Functional Testing
26 310 (10.92%) Software Engineering
27 307 (10.81%) JIRA
27 307 (10.81%) Test Strategy
28 292 (10.28%) SQL Server
29 291 (10.25%) Cucumber

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (1.30%) CMS
2 35 (1.23%) IIS
3 33 (1.16%) Confluence
4 25 (0.88%) Apache
5 23 (0.81%) JBoss
6 17 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 17 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.49%) SAS
8 13 (0.46%) NServiceBus
9 12 (0.42%) nginx
10 11 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 11 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.25%) Smallworld
12 6 (0.21%) ColdFusion
13 5 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.18%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.070%) Documentum
15 2 (0.070%) FileNet
Applications
1 207 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 137 (4.82%) MS Office
3 23 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.46%) Mingle
6 9 (0.32%) MS Project
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) SPSS
8 3 (0.11%) Maya
9 2 (0.070%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.42%) Magento
3 11 (0.39%) MultiFonds
3 11 (0.39%) Sonata
4 8 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.14%) Primavera
8 2 (0.070%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.070%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.070%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.035%) AWD
9 1 (0.035%) Maximo
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.035%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.035%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.035%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.02%) SaaS
4 21 (0.74%) GitHub
5 20 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.42%) CloudFront
7 10 (0.35%) IaaS
8 8 (0.28%) PaaS
9 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.21%) Office 365
11 2 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.070%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.035%) Force.com
12 1 (0.035%) iTunes
12 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.035%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.25%) Internet
2 54 (1.90%) HTTP
3 46 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.99%) Firewall
5 18 (0.63%) VoIP
6 17 (0.60%) Wireshark
7 16 (0.56%) DNS
8 13 (0.46%) Wireless
9 12 (0.42%) SSH
10 9 (0.32%) Intranet
11 8 (0.28%) Network Security
12 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.25%) PuTTY
12 7 (0.25%) Telnet
13 6 (0.21%) ATM
14 5 (0.18%) IPsec
14 5 (0.18%) SAN
14 5 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.14%) Extranet
15 4 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 59 (2.08%) MySQL
5 50 (1.76%) MongoDB
6 42 (1.48%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.63%) Big Data
11 18 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.46%) RavenDB
14 12 (0.42%) GIS
14 12 (0.42%) Power BI
14 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.35%) MS Access
15 10 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 731 (25.74%) Selenium
2 307 (10.81%) JIRA
3 291 (10.25%) Cucumber
4 191 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 183 (6.44%) SoapUI
6 169 (5.95%) HP UFT
7 156 (5.49%) WebDriver
8 136 (4.79%) Jenkins
9 131 (4.61%) Visual Studio
10 120 (4.23%) Git (software)
11 101 (3.56%) JUnit
12 96 (3.38%) JMeter
13 90 (3.17%) SpecFlow
14 85 (2.99%) Subversion
15 71 (2.50%) LoadRunner
16 61 (2.15%) TeamCity
17 60 (2.11%) Ranorex
18 56 (1.97%) NUnit
19 54 (1.90%) Appium
19 54 (1.90%) FitNesse
General
1 728 (25.63%) Finance
2 169 (5.95%) Banking
3 161 (5.67%) Retail
4 145 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 142 (5.00%) Games
6 78 (2.75%) Marketing
7 56 (1.97%) Electronics
8 48 (1.69%) Legal
9 37 (1.30%) Aerospace
10 33 (1.16%) Back Office
11 31 (1.09%) Automotive
11 31 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.81%) Law
12 23 (0.81%) Publishing
13 21 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 19 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.42%) Advertising
17 11 (0.39%) Billing
18 9 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 975 (34.33%) Analyst
2 768 (27.04%) Test Analyst
3 655 (23.06%) Tester
4 342 (12.04%) Test Engineer
5 338 (11.90%) Software Tester
6 268 (9.44%) Developer
7 214 (7.54%) Software Analyst
8 200 (7.04%) Automation Tester
9 192 (6.76%) QA Analyst
10 183 (6.44%) Software Test Analyst
11 178 (6.27%) QA Engineer
12 170 (5.99%) QA Tester
13 163 (5.74%) Automation Test Analyst
14 145 (5.11%) Test Leader
14 145 (5.11%) Test Manager
15 129 (4.54%) Software Test Engineer
16 126 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
17 125 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
18 124 (4.37%) Consultant
19 107 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (15.46%) .NET
2 250 (8.80%) XML
3 212 (7.46%) HTML
4 173 (6.09%) Web Services
5 143 (5.04%) CSS
6 106 (3.73%) SOAP
7 96 (3.38%) ASP.NET
8 82 (2.89%) jQuery
9 78 (2.75%) .NET Framework
10 73 (2.57%) REST
11 57 (2.01%) Ajax
12 48 (1.69%) JSON
13 47 (1.65%) J2EE
14 42 (1.48%) Gherkin
14 42 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (1.37%) HTML5
16 37 (1.30%) RESTful
17 34 (1.20%) Middleware
18 32 (1.13%) Java EE
19 31 (1.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 417 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
2 197 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 146 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 66 (2.32%) User Experience
5 62 (2.18%) Client/Server
6 54 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 44 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 24 (0.85%) Blog
9 24 (0.85%) iPad
10 23 (0.81%) Fintech
11 20 (0.70%) Driving Licence
12 19 (0.67%) Statistics
13 18 (0.63%) N-Tier
14 17 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (0.60%) NHS
15 16 (0.56%) Derivative
15 16 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (0.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 373 (13.13%) Windows
2 244 (8.59%) Linux
3 211 (7.43%) Unix
4 110 (3.87%) Android
5 85 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 57 (2.01%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.13%) Solaris
8 19 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.49%) CentOS
13 12 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.28%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1461 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 621 (21.87%) Test Automation
3 573 (20.18%) Test Scripting
4 551 (19.40%) SDLC
5 530 (18.66%) Automated Testing
6 527 (18.56%) Scrum
7 481 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 447 (15.74%) Manual Testing
9 425 (14.96%) Regression Testing
10 377 (13.27%) BDD
11 370 (13.03%) Functional Testing
12 310 (10.92%) Software Engineering
13 307 (10.81%) Test Strategy
14 278 (9.79%) Automation Testing
15 272 (9.58%) Test Management
16 268 (9.44%) TDD
17 242 (8.52%) Performance Testing
18 240 (8.45%) System Testing
19 234 (8.24%) Waterfall
20 233 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 789 (27.78%) SQL
2 614 (21.62%) Java
3 494 (17.39%) C#
4 270 (9.51%) JavaScript
5 231 (8.13%) Python
6 187 (6.58%) C++
7 139 (4.89%) C
8 135 (4.75%) Ruby
9 115 (4.05%) Perl
10 90 (3.17%) T-SQL
11 61 (2.15%) PHP
12 58 (2.04%) VB
13 48 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 47 (1.65%) Scala
15 46 (1.62%) VB.NET
16 41 (1.44%) Bash Shell
16 41 (1.44%) VBScript
17 35 (1.23%) PL/SQL
18 31 (1.09%) PowerShell
19 30 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 826 (29.08%) ISEB
2 717 (25.25%) ISTQB
3 593 (20.88%) Degree
4 405 (14.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 126 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 52 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 40 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 33 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.46%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.35%) MBA
12 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.28%) RHCE
12 8 (0.28%) RHCSA
13 6 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.18%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.14%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1044 (36.76%) QA
2 43 (1.51%) SLA
3 23 (0.81%) GCP
4 20 (0.70%) SDET
5 16 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.39%) HL7
8 9 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.28%) COSO
9 8 (0.28%) ISO22301
10 6 (0.21%) DICOM
10 6 (0.21%) ISO 8583
11 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.14%) ISO13485
12 4 (0.14%) MISRA
13 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.11%) GAMP
14 1 (0.035%) GMP
System Software
1 35 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
2 31 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.42%) Firmware
4 12 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.18%) Docker
7 3 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.035%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.035%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 175 (6.16%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.88%) Puppet
3 8 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (0.28%) SCVMM
3 8 (0.28%) vRealize
4 4 (0.14%) Control-M
5 3 (0.11%) Ansible
6 2 (0.070%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.070%) Nessus
6 2 (0.070%) Nmap
6 2 (0.070%) SCCM
7 1 (0.035%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 381 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 257 (9.05%) Oracle
3 171 (6.02%) HP
4 48 (1.69%) VMware
5 46 (1.62%) IBM
6 35 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 31 (1.09%) SAP
8 23 (0.81%) Citrix
9 15 (0.53%) Google
10 14 (0.49%) MKS
11 12 (0.42%) New Relic
11 12 (0.42%) Sophos
11 12 (0.42%) Tableau
11 12 (0.42%) TOWER Software
11 12 (0.42%) Zend
12 11 (0.39%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.39%) EMC
12 11 (0.39%) Green Hat
13 10 (0.35%) Intel Security
13 10 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Healthcare + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + parking, cycle to work scheme
Posted: 2 days ago