The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
UK / England
Rank 568 596 566
Rank change year-on-year +28 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 264 342 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 244 308 359
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year - +4.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in England.

Salary trend for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
South East +81 87 £32,500 - 12
West Midlands +34 44 £29,750 -8.46% 6
London +62 33 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Yorkshire +9 27 £30,000 -3.22% 1
East of England +15 26 £40,000 +23.07% 4
South West +22 23 £37,500 +3.44% 9
North West -41 23 £28,500 -5.00% 7
East Midlands -9 5 £32,500 - 4
North East +2 1 £27,500 -12.69% 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 271 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (39.92%) Software Testing
3 187 (39.29%) QA
4 181 (38.03%) Selenium
5 151 (31.72%) Test Scripting
6 137 (28.78%) SQL
7 121 (25.42%) Automated Testing
8 114 (23.95%) C#
9 106 (22.27%) Automation Testing
10 102 (21.43%) ISEB
11 101 (21.22%) Test Automation
12 99 (20.80%) Degree
12 99 (20.80%) JIRA
13 96 (20.17%) Manual Testing
13 96 (20.17%) Java
14 90 (18.91%) Scrum
15 85 (17.86%) Regression Testing
15 85 (17.86%) ISTQB
16 77 (16.18%) Microsoft
17 74 (15.55%) Functional Testing
18 70 (14.71%) Windows
18 70 (14.71%) SQL Server
19 66 (13.87%) .NET
19 66 (13.87%) Finance
20 63 (13.24%) SDLC
21 59 (12.39%) Performance Testing
22 52 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
22 52 (10.92%) Cucumber
23 51 (10.71%) Web Services
24 49 (10.29%) BDD

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 8 (1.68%) Confluence
2 3 (0.63%) CMS
3 2 (0.42%) JBoss
3 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.21%) Apache
4 1 (0.21%) IIS
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Sonata
2 4 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.47%) HTTP
2 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) FTP
3 1 (0.21%) Multicast
3 1 (0.21%) RTSP
3 1 (0.21%) VoIP
3 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.72%) MySQL
3 27 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 181 (38.03%) Selenium
2 99 (20.80%) JIRA
3 52 (10.92%) Cucumber
4 46 (9.66%) WebDriver
5 41 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (6.93%) SoapUI
7 29 (6.09%) HP UFT
8 23 (4.83%) Bugzilla
8 23 (4.83%) SpecFlow
9 19 (3.99%) FitNesse
9 19 (3.99%) Jenkins
9 19 (3.99%) JMeter
10 18 (3.78%) Trac
11 17 (3.57%) JUnit
12 16 (3.36%) Ranorex
13 15 (3.15%) LoadRunner
14 14 (2.94%) Git (software)
14 14 (2.94%) Visual Studio
15 13 (2.73%) Hudson
16 11 (2.31%) MSTest
General
1 66 (13.87%) Finance
2 19 (3.99%) Automotive
3 17 (3.57%) Retail
4 13 (2.73%) Banking
5 10 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.89%) Games
7 8 (1.68%) Electronics
8 7 (1.47%) Legal
8 7 (1.47%) Marketing
9 6 (1.26%) Advertising
10 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.84%) Law
11 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (13.87%) .NET
2 51 (10.71%) Web Services
3 27 (5.67%) HTML
4 25 (5.25%) XML
5 22 (4.62%) SOAP
6 21 (4.41%) CSS
7 17 (3.57%) Gherkin
8 13 (2.73%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.31%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.89%) HTML5
11 7 (1.47%) jQuery
11 7 (1.47%) REST
12 4 (0.84%) COM
12 4 (0.84%) JSON
12 4 (0.84%) Silverlight
12 4 (0.84%) WinForms
12 4 (0.84%) XML Schema
13 3 (0.63%) Spring
13 3 (0.63%) XSD
14 2 (0.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.88%) iPad
4 23 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.99%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.52%) User Experience
7 7 (1.47%) iPhone
8 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.05%) Online Gambling
9 4 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.84%) Social Network
10 3 (0.63%) Fintech
11 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.21%) FMCG
11 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.21%) Online Games
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.21%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.71%) Windows
2 33 (6.93%) Android
3 25 (5.25%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.99%) Unix
5 15 (3.15%) Linux
6 8 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.84%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (39.92%) Software Testing
3 151 (31.72%) Test Scripting
4 121 (25.42%) Automated Testing
5 106 (22.27%) Automation Testing
6 101 (21.22%) Test Automation
7 96 (20.17%) Manual Testing
8 90 (18.91%) Scrum
9 85 (17.86%) Regression Testing
10 74 (15.55%) Functional Testing
11 63 (13.24%) SDLC
12 59 (12.39%) Performance Testing
13 52 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (10.29%) BDD
15 43 (9.03%) E-Commerce
15 43 (9.03%) Test Strategy
16 31 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (6.09%) TDD
18 26 (5.46%) User Stories
19 25 (5.25%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 137 (28.78%) SQL
2 114 (23.95%) C#
3 96 (20.17%) Java
4 39 (8.19%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.20%) C++
5 20 (4.20%) Python
6 17 (3.57%) VB
7 12 (2.52%) PHP
8 10 (2.10%) Groovy
8 10 (2.10%) Ruby
9 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.05%) C
11 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.84%) VB6
11 4 (0.84%) VBScript
12 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.63%) Perl
12 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 102 (21.43%) ISEB
2 99 (20.80%) Degree
3 85 (17.86%) ISTQB
4 29 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.42%) GNVQ
9 2 (0.42%) HND
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (39.29%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) SDET
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.42%) GCP
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.94%) Oracle
3 9 (1.89%) Telerik
4 8 (1.68%) HP
5 6 (1.26%) SAP
6 5 (1.05%) Apple
7 4 (0.84%) Facebook
8 2 (0.42%) IBM
8 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.21%) Infor
9 1 (0.21%) PayPal
9 1 (0.21%) RedGate
9 1 (0.21%) Sage
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + 2.5 k flexi benifits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago