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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 237 250 226
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1412 1395 1686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.31% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.51% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 1177 1232
Median salary £37,500 £39,250 £35,331
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.45% +11.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
87668 92318 100837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.37% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 73071 74999 82059
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +12 1315 £37,500 -3.84% 153
London +30 370 £47,500 - 46
South East -15 327 £35,000 -12.50% 33
East of England +44 139 £37,500 +3.44% 10
Yorkshire +4 128 £32,500 +4.83% 17
West Midlands +29 123 £35,750 -4.66% 14
West Yorkshire +16 90 £35,000 +3.70% 12
North West +2 87 £32,500 - 16
South West -21 78 £32,500 - 10
Hampshire -4 77 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Surrey -34 68 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Berkshire -6 57 £45,000 - 2
Leeds -10 57 £35,000 +7.69% 9
City of London -2 54 £47,500 -11.62% 18
Manchester +1 52 £32,500 -5.79% 9
Buckinghamshire +51 49 £37,500 -1.31% 6
East Midlands +29 48 £34,250 +2.23% 5
Hertfordshire +36 46 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Birmingham -10 43 £40,000 +3.22% 7
Scotland -41 43 £34,750 -13.12% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 39 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North Yorkshire +23 33 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Cambridge +4 33 £35,791 -18.65% 4
Oxfordshire 0 30 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Bradford +29 29 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Basingstoke +18 28 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Suffolk +27 25 £35,000 +15.70% 2
South Wales +4 25 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Wales +2 25 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Gloucestershire +21 24 £62,500 +125.22% 2

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1436 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1021 (36.69%) QA
3 826 (29.68%) ISEB
4 811 (29.14%) SQL
5 741 (26.63%) ISTQB
6 716 (25.73%) Finance
7 705 (25.33%) Selenium
8 584 (20.98%) Test Automation
9 579 (20.80%) Degree
10 572 (20.55%) Test Scripting
11 561 (20.16%) Java
12 541 (19.44%) SDLC
13 525 (18.86%) Scrum
14 521 (18.72%) Automated Testing
15 482 (17.32%) User Acceptance Testing
16 474 (17.03%) C#
17 452 (16.24%) Manual Testing
18 434 (15.59%) .NET
19 424 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
20 423 (15.20%) Regression Testing
21 412 (14.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 377 (13.55%) Microsoft
23 372 (13.37%) Functional Testing
24 351 (12.61%) BDD
25 345 (12.40%) Windows
26 313 (11.25%) Software Engineering
27 309 (11.10%) SQL Server
28 294 (10.56%) JIRA
29 290 (10.42%) Test Strategy
30 283 (10.17%) Test Management

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 34 (1.22%) CMS
2 33 (1.19%) Confluence
3 32 (1.15%) IIS
4 30 (1.08%) Apache
5 21 (0.75%) JBoss
6 19 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 18 (0.65%) nginx
8 17 (0.61%) NServiceBus
9 15 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 13 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.43%) SAS
12 11 (0.40%) Node.js
12 11 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.29%) ColdFusion
15 5 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.18%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.11%) Smallworld
17 2 (0.072%) FileNet
17 2 (0.072%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 206 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 137 (4.92%) MS Office
3 27 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.43%) Mingle
6 10 (0.36%) MS Project
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) SPSS
9 2 (0.072%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.072%) Maya
9 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.65%) Magento
3 11 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.36%) Temenos T24
5 8 (0.29%) MultiFonds
5 8 (0.29%) Sonata
6 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.14%) Primavera
8 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.072%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.072%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.036%) AWD
9 1 (0.036%) Maximo
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.036%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.036%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.97%) SaaS
4 22 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (0.65%) CloudFront
6 17 (0.61%) GitHub
7 7 (0.25%) IaaS
8 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.22%) Office 365
9 5 (0.18%) PaaS
10 2 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.072%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.072%) Yammer
11 1 (0.036%) Force.com
11 1 (0.036%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.37%) Internet
2 46 (1.65%) HTTP
3 43 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.93%) Firewall
5 23 (0.83%) Wireshark
6 18 (0.65%) VoIP
7 13 (0.47%) DNS
7 13 (0.47%) SSH
8 10 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.36%) Network Security
9 9 (0.32%) Wireless
10 8 (0.29%) PuTTY
10 8 (0.29%) Telnet
11 6 (0.22%) ATM
11 6 (0.22%) Extranet
12 5 (0.18%) Intranet
12 5 (0.18%) IPsec
12 5 (0.18%) SAN
13 4 (0.14%) SNMP
13 4 (0.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (11.10%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 74 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 62 (2.23%) MySQL
5 55 (1.98%) MongoDB
6 45 (1.62%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.61%) RavenDB
13 15 (0.54%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.50%) Big Data
15 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.36%) Power BI
18 9 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 705 (25.33%) Selenium
2 294 (10.56%) JIRA
3 269 (9.67%) Cucumber
4 198 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 179 (6.43%) HP UFT
6 159 (5.71%) SoapUI
6 159 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 142 (5.10%) Visual Studio
8 139 (4.99%) Git (software)
9 129 (4.64%) Jenkins
10 90 (3.23%) SpecFlow
11 89 (3.20%) Subversion
12 82 (2.95%) JUnit
13 76 (2.73%) JMeter
14 67 (2.41%) TeamCity
15 65 (2.34%) LoadRunner
16 52 (1.87%) FitNesse
16 52 (1.87%) NUnit
17 48 (1.72%) Appium
17 48 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 716 (25.73%) Finance
2 170 (6.11%) Banking
3 153 (5.50%) Retail
4 147 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 115 (4.13%) Games
6 75 (2.69%) Marketing
7 54 (1.94%) Electronics
8 49 (1.76%) Legal
9 35 (1.26%) Back Office
9 35 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 28 (1.01%) Automotive
12 26 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 26 (0.93%) Law
13 23 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.68%) Publishing
15 18 (0.65%) Advertising
16 13 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.32%) Front Office
18 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 993 (35.68%) Analyst
2 798 (28.67%) Test Analyst
3 613 (22.03%) Tester
4 328 (11.79%) Test Engineer
5 300 (10.78%) Software Tester
6 269 (9.67%) Developer
7 204 (7.33%) Software Analyst
8 188 (6.76%) QA Analyst
9 181 (6.50%) QA Engineer
10 173 (6.22%) Software Test Analyst
11 168 (6.04%) Automation Tester
12 162 (5.82%) Automation Test Analyst
13 156 (5.61%) QA Tester
14 155 (5.57%) Test Leader
15 147 (5.28%) Test Manager
16 134 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
17 130 (4.67%) Software Test Engineer
18 121 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
19 117 (4.20%) Senior Test Analyst
20 113 (4.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (15.59%) .NET
2 263 (9.45%) XML
3 228 (8.19%) HTML
4 179 (6.43%) Web Services
5 154 (5.53%) CSS
6 117 (4.20%) SOAP
7 100 (3.59%) ASP.NET
8 99 (3.56%) .NET Framework
9 91 (3.27%) jQuery
10 88 (3.16%) REST
11 61 (2.19%) JSON
12 57 (2.05%) Ajax
13 46 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 45 (1.62%) HTML5
14 45 (1.62%) J2EE
14 45 (1.62%) RESTful
15 42 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (1.47%) Gherkin
16 41 (1.47%) Middleware
17 34 (1.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 424 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 141 (5.07%) Mobile App
4 64 (2.30%) Client/Server
4 64 (2.30%) User Experience
5 54 (1.94%) Mathematics
6 46 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (0.83%) Fintech
9 22 (0.79%) Blog
10 19 (0.68%) Statistics
11 18 (0.65%) iPad
11 18 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 17 (0.61%) NHS
12 17 (0.61%) Physics
13 16 (0.57%) Derivative
13 16 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (0.50%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.50%) New Media
15 13 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 345 (12.40%) Windows
2 252 (9.05%) Linux
3 208 (7.47%) Unix
4 111 (3.99%) Android
5 94 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.01%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.90%) Solaris
8 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.47%) CentOS
9 13 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1436 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (20.98%) Test Automation
3 572 (20.55%) Test Scripting
4 541 (19.44%) SDLC
5 525 (18.86%) Scrum
6 521 (18.72%) Automated Testing
7 482 (17.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 452 (16.24%) Manual Testing
9 423 (15.20%) Regression Testing
10 372 (13.37%) Functional Testing
11 351 (12.61%) BDD
12 313 (11.25%) Software Engineering
13 290 (10.42%) Test Strategy
14 283 (10.17%) Test Management
15 282 (10.13%) Automation Testing
16 252 (9.05%) TDD
17 236 (8.48%) System Testing
18 226 (8.12%) Performance Testing
18 226 (8.12%) Waterfall
19 212 (7.62%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 811 (29.14%) SQL
2 561 (20.16%) Java
3 474 (17.03%) C#
4 262 (9.41%) JavaScript
5 200 (7.19%) Python
6 183 (6.58%) C++
7 138 (4.96%) C
8 124 (4.46%) Ruby
9 106 (3.81%) Perl
10 97 (3.49%) T-SQL
11 66 (2.37%) PHP
12 59 (2.12%) VB
13 51 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 43 (1.55%) Bash Shell
15 41 (1.47%) VB.NET
16 38 (1.37%) VBScript
17 37 (1.33%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.26%) PowerShell
19 31 (1.11%) Scala
20 29 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 826 (29.68%) ISEB
2 741 (26.63%) ISTQB
3 579 (20.80%) Degree
4 412 (14.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 122 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 50 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 45 (1.62%) SC Cleared
8 35 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 31 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (0.43%) HP ASE
11 11 (0.40%) MBA
12 9 (0.32%) RHCE
12 9 (0.32%) RHCSA
13 8 (0.29%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.18%) Postgraduate
16 5 (0.18%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1021 (36.69%) QA
2 40 (1.44%) SLA
3 22 (0.79%) SDET
4 21 (0.75%) GCP
5 20 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.40%) HL7
8 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.36%) COSO
9 10 (0.36%) ISO22301
10 7 (0.25%) ISO 8583
11 6 (0.22%) DICOM
12 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 7816
12 5 (0.18%) ISO13485
12 5 (0.18%) MISRA
13 4 (0.14%) GAMP
13 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.29%) Firmware
5 5 (0.18%) Docker
5 5 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 185 (6.65%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.97%) Puppet
3 8 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.18%) Ansible
5 4 (0.14%) Control-M
5 4 (0.14%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.14%) vRealize
6 3 (0.11%) Nessus
6 3 (0.11%) Nmap
6 3 (0.11%) SCCM
7 2 (0.072%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (0.072%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.036%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.036%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.036%) nmon
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 377 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 267 (9.59%) Oracle
3 179 (6.43%) HP
4 51 (1.83%) IBM
5 45 (1.62%) VMware
6 42 (1.51%) SAP
7 30 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 26 (0.93%) Citrix
9 18 (0.65%) New Relic
9 18 (0.65%) Zend
10 17 (0.61%) Google
10 17 (0.61%) MKS
11 15 (0.54%) Green Hat
12 12 (0.43%) Sophos
12 12 (0.43%) TOWER Software
13 11 (0.40%) webMethods
14 10 (0.36%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.36%) Tableau
15 8 (0.29%) WorldPay
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 28k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-32k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,900 per annum Excellent benefits packages
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Package
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago