The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 635 548 623
Rank change year-on-year -87 +75  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 234 379 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.43% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 211 364 336
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +57 55 £35,000 +7.69% 9
East of England -2 38 £40,000 +14.28% 6
South West -17 37 £33,500 +2.29% 4
West Midlands -24 33 £30,000 -7.69% 5
London -9 25 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Yorkshire -26 21 £30,000 -7.69% 5
North West -55 19 £35,000 +6.06% 8
East Midlands +6 4 £32,750 +0.76% 4
North East +11 2 £29,250 -10.00% 3
Software Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 385 (76.85%) Test Automation
2 294 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (43.91%) Software Testing
4 215 (42.91%) QA
5 198 (39.52%) Selenium
6 152 (30.34%) Test Scripting
7 145 (28.94%) SQL
8 142 (28.34%) C#
9 112 (22.36%) Degree
10 104 (20.76%) Manual Testing
11 103 (20.56%) Java
12 102 (20.36%) .NET
13 99 (19.76%) ISTQB
14 96 (19.16%) ISEB
15 95 (18.96%) JIRA
16 91 (18.16%) Scrum
16 91 (18.16%) Microsoft
17 77 (15.37%) SQL Server
18 73 (14.57%) Cucumber
19 71 (14.17%) E-Commerce
20 70 (13.97%) Regression Testing
21 65 (12.97%) Windows
22 62 (12.38%) SDLC
23 60 (11.98%) Test Strategy
24 54 (10.78%) Finance
25 53 (10.58%) WebDriver
26 52 (10.38%) Functional Testing
27 50 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
28 46 (9.18%) JavaScript
29 42 (8.38%) Web Services

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 6 (1.20%) Confluence
2 2 (0.40%) IIS
2 2 (0.40%) JBoss
2 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.80%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.40%) SaaS
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.20%) HTTP
2 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.19%) MySQL
3 26 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.40%) Big Data
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) Redis
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 198 (39.52%) Selenium
2 95 (18.96%) JIRA
3 73 (14.57%) Cucumber
4 53 (10.58%) WebDriver
5 33 (6.59%) SpecFlow
5 33 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (5.79%) Bugzilla
7 27 (5.39%) SoapUI
8 22 (4.39%) JUnit
9 21 (4.19%) Jenkins
9 21 (4.19%) Trac
10 19 (3.79%) HP UFT
11 18 (3.59%) JMeter
12 17 (3.39%) FitNesse
12 17 (3.39%) Visual Studio
13 14 (2.79%) Hudson
13 14 (2.79%) Ranorex
13 14 (2.79%) TestNG
14 11 (2.20%) Git (software)
15 10 (2.00%) NUnit
General
1 54 (10.78%) Finance
2 15 (2.99%) Retail
3 11 (2.20%) Games
4 9 (1.80%) Automotive
4 9 (1.80%) Electronics
4 9 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.60%) Banking
5 8 (1.60%) Legal
6 6 (1.20%) Marketing
7 5 (1.00%) Digital Economy
7 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (20.36%) .NET
2 42 (8.38%) Web Services
3 39 (7.78%) XML
4 34 (6.79%) HTML
5 21 (4.19%) CSS
6 16 (3.19%) Gherkin
7 15 (2.99%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.79%) HTML5
8 14 (2.79%) SOAP
9 11 (2.20%) WinForms
10 5 (1.00%) jQuery
11 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.80%) COM
11 4 (0.80%) JSON
11 4 (0.80%) Silverlight
11 4 (0.80%) XML Schema
12 3 (0.60%) LAMP
12 3 (0.60%) REST
12 3 (0.60%) Spring
13 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
1 38 (7.58%) iPad
2 30 (5.99%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.19%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.79%) User Experience
6 13 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.40%) iPhone
8 4 (0.80%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.80%) Social Network
9 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.60%) Fintech
10 2 (0.40%) BBC
10 2 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.40%) NHS
10 2 (0.40%) Xbox
11 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.20%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.97%) Windows
2 33 (6.59%) Android
3 25 (4.99%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.40%) Linux
4 12 (2.40%) Unix
5 11 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.40%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.40%) Solaris
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (76.85%) Test Automation
2 294 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (43.91%) Software Testing
4 152 (30.34%) Test Scripting
5 104 (20.76%) Manual Testing
6 91 (18.16%) Scrum
7 71 (14.17%) E-Commerce
8 70 (13.97%) Regression Testing
9 62 (12.38%) SDLC
10 60 (11.98%) Test Strategy
11 52 (10.38%) Functional Testing
12 50 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (7.19%) BDD
15 32 (6.39%) Performance Testing
15 32 (6.39%) Scenario Testing
16 31 (6.19%) Exploratory Testing
16 31 (6.19%) User Stories
17 30 (5.99%) TDD
18 28 (5.59%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 145 (28.94%) SQL
2 142 (28.34%) C#
3 103 (20.56%) Java
4 46 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.79%) Python
5 24 (4.79%) VB
6 19 (3.79%) C++
7 17 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.40%) PHP
9 11 (2.20%) Groovy
9 11 (2.20%) VB6
10 10 (2.00%) Ruby
11 9 (1.80%) VBScript
12 7 (1.40%) Perl
13 6 (1.20%) C
13 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 112 (22.36%) Degree
2 99 (19.76%) ISTQB
3 96 (19.16%) ISEB
4 26 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.80%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.60%) HND
8 2 (0.40%) CCNA
8 2 (0.40%) CCNP
8 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.40%) GNVQ
8 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) HNC
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (42.91%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.40%) GCP
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (18.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.40%) Apple
2 12 (2.40%) Oracle
3 11 (2.20%) Facebook
4 9 (1.80%) Telerik
5 4 (0.80%) SAP
6 2 (0.40%) Cisco
7 1 (0.20%) Cadence
7 1 (0.20%) HP
7 1 (0.20%) PayPal
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
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