Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 649 658 647
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 588 608 749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 537 575 704
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +107 174 £35,000 +16.67% 10
North of England -30 112 £35,000 +12.90% 15
London +37 107 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Midlands -8 88 £31,000 -4.62% 7
West Midlands -25 66 £30,000 -7.69% 4
North West -69 58 £35,000 +14.75% 5
South West -8 57 £32,500 -7.14% 6
East of England -25 50 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire +33 42 £32,500 -2.26% 6
East Midlands +29 22 £31,750 -2.31% 3
North East +17 12 £23,500 -31.69% 4
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 426 (72.45%) Test Automation
2 339 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (51.87%) Software Testing
4 233 (39.63%) QA
5 196 (33.33%) Selenium
6 165 (28.06%) SQL
7 163 (27.72%) JIRA
8 152 (25.85%) Test Scripting
9 146 (24.83%) Java
10 138 (23.47%) Degree
11 132 (22.45%) ISTQB
12 131 (22.28%) Manual Testing
13 121 (20.58%) Scrum
14 113 (19.22%) C#
15 112 (19.05%) ISEB
16 105 (17.86%) Regression Testing
17 82 (13.95%) Test Strategy
18 80 (13.61%) WebDriver
19 79 (13.44%) SQL Server
20 75 (12.76%) Windows
21 74 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
22 73 (12.41%) Cucumber
23 69 (11.73%) Microsoft
24 68 (11.56%) Computer Science
25 67 (11.39%) .NET
26 64 (10.88%) Linux
26 64 (10.88%) Python
27 60 (10.20%) SDLC
27 60 (10.20%) Finance
28 59 (10.03%) JMeter

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 42 (7.14%) Confluence
2 5 (0.85%) IIS
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.51%) CMS
5 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.17%) JBoss
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.08%) SaaS
2 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.53%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.34%) Office 365
6 1 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.68%) HTTP
1 4 (0.68%) Profibus
1 4 (0.68%) Skype
1 4 (0.68%) Unified Communications
1 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (0.51%) Internet
2 3 (0.51%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.34%) TETRA
4 1 (0.17%) FTP
4 1 (0.17%) ICMP
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) RTP
4 1 (0.17%) SMS
4 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.93%) MySQL
3 26 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.85%) Big Data
8 4 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.51%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.51%) DB2
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.17%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 196 (33.33%) Selenium
2 163 (27.72%) JIRA
3 80 (13.61%) WebDriver
4 73 (12.41%) Cucumber
5 59 (10.03%) JMeter
6 42 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 40 (6.80%) SoapUI
8 31 (5.27%) Git (software)
9 30 (5.10%) Bugzilla
10 28 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (3.74%) SpecFlow
12 21 (3.57%) Trac
13 15 (2.55%) Appium
13 15 (2.55%) Subversion
14 14 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (2.04%) Calabash
15 12 (2.04%) TestRail
15 12 (2.04%) Zephyr
16 10 (1.70%) Gatling
16 10 (1.70%) JUnit
General
1 60 (10.20%) Finance
2 27 (4.59%) Retail
3 24 (4.08%) Digital Economy
4 16 (2.72%) Games
5 13 (2.21%) Banking
6 10 (1.70%) Advertising
6 10 (1.70%) Marketing
7 6 (1.02%) Electronics
8 5 (0.85%) Automotive
8 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.85%) Legal
9 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.39%) .NET
2 41 (6.97%) XML
3 36 (6.12%) Web Services
4 30 (5.10%) HTML
5 21 (3.57%) SOAP
6 20 (3.40%) RESTful
7 18 (3.06%) Gherkin
8 14 (2.38%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.38%) REST
9 11 (1.87%) CSS
10 6 (1.02%) Grails
10 6 (1.02%) HTML5
10 6 (1.02%) JMS
10 6 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (0.85%) WSDL
12 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.68%) Behat
12 4 (0.68%) JSON
13 3 (0.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (11.56%) Computer Science
3 29 (4.93%) Client/Server
4 23 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.23%) User Experience
6 9 (1.53%) Fintech
6 9 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.36%) iPad
8 7 (1.19%) BBC
8 7 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.51%) PlayStation
11 3 (0.51%) Xbox
12 2 (0.34%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.34%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.76%) Windows
2 64 (10.88%) Linux
3 14 (2.38%) Unix
4 13 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.36%) Android
6 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.68%) Debian
7 4 (0.68%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (72.45%) Test Automation
2 339 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (51.87%) Software Testing
4 152 (25.85%) Test Scripting
5 131 (22.28%) Manual Testing
6 121 (20.58%) Scrum
7 105 (17.86%) Regression Testing
8 82 (13.95%) Test Strategy
9 60 (10.20%) SDLC
10 58 (9.86%) E-Commerce
11 57 (9.69%) Issue Tracking
12 55 (9.35%) BDD
13 51 (8.67%) Defect Tracking
14 48 (8.16%) Functional Testing
15 46 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (7.48%) Performance Testing
17 41 (6.97%) Scenario Testing
18 40 (6.80%) User Stories
19 36 (6.12%) TDD
20 34 (5.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 165 (28.06%) SQL
2 146 (24.83%) Java
3 113 (19.22%) C#
4 64 (10.88%) Python
5 42 (7.14%) C
6 37 (6.29%) JavaScript
7 33 (5.61%) C++
8 30 (5.10%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.91%) Groovy
10 20 (3.40%) PHP
10 20 (3.40%) Ruby
11 11 (1.87%) Perl
12 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.36%) Scala
14 7 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.19%) VB
15 4 (0.68%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.51%) VB6
17 2 (0.34%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 138 (23.47%) Degree
2 132 (22.45%) ISTQB
3 112 (19.05%) ISEB
4 57 (9.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (5.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (3.40%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.51%) HNC
10 3 (0.51%) HND
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CCNA
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (39.63%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) ISO 20022
2 7 (1.19%) ISO 8583
2 7 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.68%) IEC 61508
4 4 (0.68%) IEC 62304
4 4 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (3.74%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) Xen
3 3 (0.51%) Firmware
4 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (1.70%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.85%) Kibana
3 5 (0.85%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Ambari
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 69 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.38%) Twitter
3 13 (2.21%) Google
4 11 (1.87%) Oracle
5 8 (1.36%) Apple
6 6 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.85%) Informatica
7 5 (0.85%) Siebel
8 4 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (0.68%) Capita
8 4 (0.68%) Coverity
9 3 (0.51%) Facebook
9 3 (0.51%) HP
10 2 (0.34%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.34%) SAP
10 2 (0.34%) Telerik
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco
11 1 (0.17%) IBM
11 1 (0.17%) MKS
11 1 (0.17%) Progress