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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK
Rank 246 237 217
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1104 1355 1528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.37% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.56% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 892 1109 1158
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
74290 86752 90655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.71% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 61217 72076 74747
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 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -8 1032 £40,000 +6.66% 151
London +6 276 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South East +54 267 £40,750 +16.42% 39
East of England -19 118 £36,000 +2.85% 18
North West -38 99 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Yorkshire -3 87 £37,500 +13.63% 14
South West -10 76 £34,000 -8.10% 13
West Yorkshire +5 67 £40,000 +17.64% 12
Hertfordshire +11 66 £35,000 -17.64% 8
Manchester -27 60 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Midlands -52 60 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Leeds +5 52 £42,500 +25.00% 7
Berkshire +50 48 £50,000 +19.04% 9
Surrey +41 47 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Hampshire +1 45 £42,500 +25.92% 12
Buckinghamshire +24 43 £38,000 +1.06% 2
Milton Keynes +39 41 £36,000 +2.85% 2
City of London +9 39 £47,500 - 10
Scotland +17 31 £37,500 - 3
North East +18 27 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Edinburgh +14 27 £37,500 - 3
East Midlands -7 27 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Tyne and Wear +12 25 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Kent +10 25 £42,500 +24.08% 1
Bristol +11 24 £34,500 -12.65% 6
Cheshire -2 23 £32,500 -2.98% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 22 £35,000 -28.20% 3
Staffordshire +6 22 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Oxfordshire +26 21 £33,250 -16.87% 6
East Sussex +24 21 £37,076 +5.93% 3

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1387 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 999 (41.94%) QA
3 767 (32.20%) Selenium
4 729 (30.60%) SQL
5 683 (28.67%) ISTQB
6 658 (27.62%) ISEB
7 638 (26.78%) Test Automation
8 531 (22.29%) Finance
9 514 (21.58%) Java
10 491 (20.61%) C#
11 483 (20.28%) Scrum
12 480 (20.15%) Test Scripting
13 440 (18.47%) Degree
14 424 (17.80%) SDLC
15 393 (16.50%) Automated Testing
16 385 (16.16%) Microsoft
17 381 (15.99%) BDD
18 364 (15.28%) Manual Testing
19 357 (14.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 356 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
21 343 (14.40%) Cucumber
22 331 (13.90%) .NET
23 320 (13.43%) Test Strategy
24 306 (12.85%) JIRA
25 301 (12.64%) Automation Testing
26 300 (12.59%) Test Management
27 298 (12.51%) Functional Testing
28 280 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
29 274 (11.50%) TDD
30 268 (11.25%) Regression Testing

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 40 (1.68%) Confluence
2 36 (1.51%) IIS
3 33 (1.39%) CMS
4 20 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.29%) Documentum
8 6 (0.25%) Apache
9 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.084%) FileNet
12 2 (0.084%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.084%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.084%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.084%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.084%) SAS
12 2 (0.084%) WordPress
Applications
1 209 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 103 (4.32%) MS Office
3 45 (1.89%) MS Project
3 45 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.38%) Sonata
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.084%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.084%) MultiFonds
7 2 (0.084%) Primavera
7 2 (0.084%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.084%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 46 (1.93%) SaaS
2 45 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.55%) G Suite
3 37 (1.55%) Office 365
3 37 (1.55%) Slack
4 11 (0.46%) IaaS
5 10 (0.42%) GitHub
6 9 (0.38%) PaaS
7 7 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.29%) Lucidchart
8 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.084%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.042%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.27%) HTTP
2 39 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.13%) Internet
4 22 (0.92%) DNS
5 20 (0.84%) Firewall
6 11 (0.46%) FTP
7 9 (0.38%) DHCP
7 9 (0.38%) VoIP
8 7 (0.29%) InfiniBand
9 6 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.17%) Wireless
11 3 (0.13%) Network Security
11 3 (0.13%) VPN
11 3 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.084%) 4G
12 2 (0.084%) Intranet
12 2 (0.084%) VLAN
12 2 (0.084%) WinSCP
13 1 (0.042%) Multicast
13 1 (0.042%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 84 (3.53%) MySQL
4 43 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 29 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 28 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
10 26 (1.09%) HBase
11 25 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 19 (0.80%) QlikView
13 19 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 16 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.63%) Redis
16 14 (0.59%) Data Mining
16 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 767 (32.20%) Selenium
2 343 (14.40%) Cucumber
3 306 (12.85%) JIRA
4 196 (8.23%) WebDriver
5 189 (7.93%) SoapUI
6 182 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 146 (6.13%) Jenkins
8 140 (5.88%) Git (software)
9 132 (5.54%) HP UFT
10 123 (5.16%) JMeter
11 102 (4.28%) SpecFlow
12 95 (3.99%) Visual Studio
13 89 (3.74%) LoadRunner
14 86 (3.61%) JUnit
15 69 (2.90%) Ranorex
16 49 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (1.93%) Bugzilla
18 45 (1.89%) Appium
19 42 (1.76%) TestComplete
20 39 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 531 (22.29%) Finance
2 144 (6.05%) Banking
3 125 (5.25%) Retail
4 97 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 95 (3.99%) Games
6 49 (2.06%) Legal
7 37 (1.55%) Marketing
8 34 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.39%) Electronics
10 32 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.01%) Automotive
11 24 (1.01%) Publishing
12 22 (0.92%) Advertising
13 20 (0.84%) Military
14 18 (0.76%) Billing
15 17 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.67%) Law
17 12 (0.50%) Back Office
18 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
19 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 775 (32.54%) Analyst
2 596 (25.02%) Test Analyst
3 495 (20.78%) Tester
4 297 (12.47%) Test Engineer
5 228 (9.57%) Software Tester
6 212 (8.90%) Developer
7 181 (7.60%) Automation Tester
8 174 (7.30%) Test Manager
9 157 (6.59%) Software Analyst
10 148 (6.21%) Test Leader
11 143 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 141 (5.92%) Software Test Analyst
13 133 (5.58%) QA Engineer
14 128 (5.37%) QA Tester
15 109 (4.58%) QA Analyst
16 100 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
17 98 (4.11%) Consultant
18 96 (4.03%) Senior Test Analyst
19 90 (3.78%) Senior Test Engineer
20 86 (3.61%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (13.90%) .NET
2 197 (8.27%) Web Services
3 192 (8.06%) XML
4 173 (7.26%) HTML
5 110 (4.62%) ASP.NET
6 105 (4.41%) CSS
7 76 (3.19%) RESTful
8 59 (2.48%) SOAP
9 58 (2.43%) REST
10 56 (2.35%) Gherkin
11 30 (1.26%) JSON
12 29 (1.22%) Middleware
13 23 (0.97%) WPF
14 21 (0.88%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.84%) Ajax
15 20 (0.84%) HTML5
16 17 (0.71%) .NET Framework
16 17 (0.71%) WinForms
16 17 (0.71%) XSLT
17 16 (0.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 280 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (7.43%) Computer Science
3 102 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 68 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 43 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 40 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 34 (1.43%) Mathematics
8 32 (1.34%) Online Games
9 30 (1.26%) iPad
10 29 (1.22%) New Media
11 27 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.92%) User Experience
13 16 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.63%) BBC
14 15 (0.63%) Blog
15 14 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (0.59%) Fixed Income
16 13 (0.55%) Driving Licence
16 13 (0.55%) iSeries
16 13 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 251 (10.54%) Windows
2 221 (9.28%) Linux
3 129 (5.42%) Unix
4 65 (2.73%) Android
5 59 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.29%) Solaris
9 7 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.13%) Debian
12 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.084%) CentOS
13 2 (0.084%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1387 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (26.78%) Test Automation
3 483 (20.28%) Scrum
4 480 (20.15%) Test Scripting
5 424 (17.80%) SDLC
6 393 (16.50%) Automated Testing
7 381 (15.99%) BDD
8 364 (15.28%) Manual Testing
9 356 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 320 (13.43%) Test Strategy
11 301 (12.64%) Automation Testing
12 300 (12.59%) Test Management
13 298 (12.51%) Functional Testing
14 274 (11.50%) TDD
15 268 (11.25%) Regression Testing
16 259 (10.87%) Mentoring
16 259 (10.87%) Performance Testing
17 258 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
18 213 (8.94%) Waterfall
19 203 (8.52%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 729 (30.60%) SQL
2 514 (21.58%) Java
3 491 (20.61%) C#
4 208 (8.73%) JavaScript
5 200 (8.40%) Python
6 153 (6.42%) C++
7 122 (5.12%) C
8 101 (4.24%) Ruby
9 72 (3.02%) PHP
10 64 (2.69%) Perl
11 49 (2.06%) T-SQL
12 44 (1.85%) VB
13 43 (1.81%) Scala
14 28 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.05%) VBScript
17 20 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.59%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.46%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
20 10 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 683 (28.67%) ISTQB
2 658 (27.62%) ISEB
3 440 (18.47%) Degree
4 357 (14.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 117 (4.91%) Security Cleared
6 71 (2.98%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 30 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.46%) Siebel Certification
12 8 (0.34%) CCNA
12 8 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.21%) HND
14 5 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.17%) CEH
15 4 (0.17%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 999 (41.94%) QA
2 29 (1.22%) SDET
2 29 (1.22%) SLA
3 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.42%) GCP
4 10 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.21%) ISO13485
7 3 (0.13%) COSO
7 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.084%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.084%) MISRA
8 2 (0.084%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.042%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.042%) GAMP
System Software
1 41 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.55%) Docker
6 7 (0.29%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.25%) Firmware
8 4 (0.17%) RACF
8 4 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.084%) HDFS
9 2 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.084%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.042%) KVM
10 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.042%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.042%) Xen
Systems Management
1 159 (6.68%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.22%) Puppet
3 15 (0.63%) StatsD
4 13 (0.55%) Grafana
5 11 (0.46%) Ansible
6 9 (0.38%) FortiGate
6 9 (0.38%) Nagios
7 7 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.21%) Cacti
8 5 (0.21%) Graphite
8 5 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.21%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.21%) vRealize
9 4 (0.17%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.084%) Consul
10 2 (0.084%) Mesos
10 2 (0.084%) Salt
Vendors
1 385 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 172 (7.22%) Oracle
3 160 (6.72%) HP
4 43 (1.81%) VMware
5 42 (1.76%) Google
6 39 (1.64%) SAP
7 38 (1.60%) Siebel
8 29 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 27 (1.13%) Sun
10 19 (0.80%) IBM
11 15 (0.63%) Splunk
12 13 (0.55%) BT
12 13 (0.55%) Intel Security
13 12 (0.50%) EMC
14 10 (0.42%) Cisco
14 10 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
15 9 (0.38%) Citrix
15 9 (0.38%) New Relic
15 9 (0.38%) Remedy
15 9 (0.38%) Sitecore
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great package
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago