Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 244 259
Rank change year-on-year -32 +15 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2032 2718 2695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.43% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.61% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 2223 2301
England median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.32% +4.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £23,875
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +5.56%

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 150284 169319 182437
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.72% 88.94% 87.77%
Number of salaries quoted 121504 142512 149964
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,955 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in England

Software Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +27 537 £35,000 - 43
London -69 511 £52,500 +5.00% 51
North of England -56 368 £35,000 +7.69% 51
South West +40 223 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Yorkshire -22 214 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Midlands -58 203 £35,000 - 16
East of England -27 201 £42,500 +13.33% 13
West Midlands -34 153 £35,750 +0.70% 12
North West -49 136 £35,000 +8.69% 33
East Midlands -28 49 £35,000 - 4
North East +11 18 £35,000 -2.78% 4
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 across the England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1255 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 1099 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
3 827 (40.70%) QA
4 659 (32.43%) Selenium
5 581 (28.59%) ISTQB
6 478 (23.52%) SQL
7 470 (23.13%) ISEB
8 468 (23.03%) Degree
9 464 (22.83%) Java
10 459 (22.59%) C#
11 448 (22.05%) Finance
12 427 (21.01%) Test Scripting
13 396 (19.49%) Test Strategy
14 358 (17.62%) Scrum
15 343 (16.88%) Microsoft
16 330 (16.24%) SDLC
17 303 (14.91%) Cucumber
17 303 (14.91%) Manual Testing
18 287 (14.12%) BDD
19 283 (13.93%) Windows
20 272 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
21 268 (13.19%) Regression Testing
22 267 (13.14%) .NET
22 267 (13.14%) JIRA
23 261 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 243 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
25 228 (11.22%) WebDriver
26 223 (10.97%) TDD
27 222 (10.93%) Computer Science
28 220 (10.83%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
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 38 (1.87%) Confluence
2 24 (1.18%) IIS
3 23 (1.13%) CMS
4 22 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.03%) Apache
6 9 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.30%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.15%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.049%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.049%) CICS
10 1 (0.049%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.049%) JBoss
Applications
1 78 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) Simulink
6 3 (0.15%) InVision
6 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.049%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.049%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.049%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.15%) Postilion
3 3 (0.15%) Sonata
4 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.098%) Magento
4 2 (0.098%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.049%) FastStats
5 1 (0.049%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.049%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (2.71%) SaaS
4 38 (1.87%) GitHub
5 33 (1.62%) Slack
6 30 (1.48%) G Suite
6 30 (1.48%) Office 365
7 29 (1.43%) BrowserStack
8 24 (1.18%) IaaS
9 11 (0.54%) PaaS
10 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.098%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.049%) DigitalOcean
14 1 (0.049%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.72%) HTTP
2 28 (1.38%) Internet
3 21 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.94%) VoIP
5 15 (0.74%) Wireless
6 10 (0.49%) SSL
7 7 (0.34%) VPN
8 6 (0.30%) PBX
9 4 (0.20%) DNS
9 4 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.15%) DHCP
10 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.098%) ADSL
11 2 (0.098%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.049%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.049%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.049%) FTP
12 1 (0.049%) GPRS
12 1 (0.049%) SMS
12 1 (0.049%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.15%) MySQL
3 56 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.89%) Big Data
9 16 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 16 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 15 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (0.64%) HBase
12 11 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.39%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.25%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 659 (32.43%) Selenium
2 303 (14.91%) Cucumber
3 267 (13.14%) JIRA
4 228 (11.22%) WebDriver
5 174 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 166 (8.17%) Jenkins
7 158 (7.78%) SoapUI
8 129 (6.35%) SpecFlow
9 118 (5.81%) HP UFT
10 117 (5.76%) Git (software)
11 97 (4.77%) JMeter
12 96 (4.72%) Visual Studio
13 88 (4.33%) JUnit
14 64 (3.15%) Appium
15 61 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 61 (3.00%) LoadRunner
16 46 (2.26%) TeamCity
17 42 (2.07%) Subversion
18 39 (1.92%) Ranorex
19 37 (1.82%) Protractor
General
1 448 (22.05%) Finance
2 130 (6.40%) Retail
3 108 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.69%) Banking
5 56 (2.76%) Marketing
6 46 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.12%) Games
8 40 (1.97%) Automotive
9 34 (1.67%) Back Office
10 33 (1.62%) Electronics
11 32 (1.57%) Legal
12 21 (1.03%) Aerospace
12 21 (1.03%) Law
13 19 (0.94%) Advertising
14 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.69%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.59%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.44%) Publishing
18 8 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 562 (27.66%) Analyst
2 495 (24.36%) Tester
3 430 (21.16%) Test Analyst
4 315 (15.50%) Test Engineer
5 234 (11.52%) Software Tester
6 212 (10.43%) Developer
7 188 (9.25%) Automation Tester
8 158 (7.78%) QA Engineer
9 117 (5.76%) Software Test Engineer
10 110 (5.41%) QA Analyst
10 110 (5.41%) Software Analyst
11 104 (5.12%) Junior
12 98 (4.82%) Test Automation Engineer
13 97 (4.77%) Senior Tester
14 95 (4.68%) QA Tester
15 92 (4.53%) Graduate
16 91 (4.48%) Software Test Analyst
17 86 (4.23%) Test Manager
18 83 (4.08%) Consultant
19 81 (3.99%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (13.14%) .NET
2 186 (9.15%) Web Services
3 182 (8.96%) XML
4 166 (8.17%) HTML
5 105 (5.17%) CSS
6 101 (4.97%) RESTful
7 93 (4.58%) Gherkin
8 87 (4.28%) REST
9 86 (4.23%) ASP.NET
10 78 (3.84%) SOAP
11 67 (3.30%) JSON
12 55 (2.71%) HTML5
13 46 (2.26%) AngularJS
14 38 (1.87%) .NET Framework
15 33 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (1.57%) Node.js
17 29 (1.43%) Middleware
18 28 (1.38%) jQuery
19 26 (1.28%) React
20 22 (1.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 243 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (10.93%) Computer Science
3 87 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.71%) iPad
5 52 (2.56%) User Experience
6 36 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 33 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 28 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 16 (0.79%) Fintech
11 15 (0.74%) BBC
12 13 (0.64%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.59%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.54%) New Media
14 11 (0.54%) Replication
15 10 (0.49%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (0.44%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.44%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 283 (13.93%) Windows
2 182 (8.96%) Linux
3 81 (3.99%) Unix
4 58 (2.85%) Android
5 51 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.43%) VxWorks
7 22 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.98%) Solaris
9 18 (0.89%) Windows Server
10 16 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.30%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1255 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 1099 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (21.01%) Test Scripting
4 396 (19.49%) Test Strategy
5 358 (17.62%) Scrum
6 330 (16.24%) SDLC
7 303 (14.91%) Manual Testing
8 287 (14.12%) BDD
9 272 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 268 (13.19%) Regression Testing
11 223 (10.97%) TDD
12 220 (10.83%) Performance Testing
13 217 (10.68%) Functional Testing
14 215 (10.58%) Software Engineering
15 201 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
16 188 (9.25%) Waterfall
17 172 (8.46%) Non-Functional Testing
18 166 (8.17%) Mentoring
19 164 (8.07%) Test Management
20 142 (6.99%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 478 (23.52%) SQL
2 464 (22.83%) Java
3 459 (22.59%) C#
4 200 (9.84%) JavaScript
5 193 (9.50%) Python
6 162 (7.97%) C++
7 161 (7.92%) C
8 105 (5.17%) Ruby
9 82 (4.04%) T-SQL
10 72 (3.54%) VB
11 60 (2.95%) PHP
12 41 (2.02%) Perl
13 37 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 35 (1.72%) Scala
15 27 (1.33%) VBScript
16 23 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 22 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.08%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.89%) Groovy
19 15 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 581 (28.59%) ISTQB
2 470 (23.13%) ISEB
3 468 (23.03%) Degree
4 261 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 106 (5.22%) Security Cleared
6 89 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 58 (2.85%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.77%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.59%) PhD
12 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.39%) CCNA
14 8 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.39%) HNC
14 8 (0.39%) HND
15 6 (0.30%) MCSE
15 6 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 827 (40.70%) QA
2 16 (0.79%) PMO
3 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.30%) GAMP
4 6 (0.30%) SLA
5 5 (0.25%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.25%) HL7
5 5 (0.25%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.25%) MISRA
5 5 (0.25%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.20%) SEPA
7 2 (0.098%) MiFID
8 1 (0.049%) DICOM
8 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.049%) EMIR
8 1 (0.049%) FATCA
System Software
1 41 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (1.72%) Docker
4 9 (0.44%) Firmware
5 5 (0.25%) XenApp
5 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.098%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.098%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.098%) Xen
8 1 (0.049%) ACF2
8 1 (0.049%) RACF
8 1 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (3.89%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.48%) Ansible
3 13 (0.64%) Puppet
4 10 (0.49%) rkt
5 3 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.15%) Oozie
6 2 (0.098%) Marathon
6 2 (0.098%) Mesos
6 2 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 343 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.97%) HP
3 83 (4.08%) Oracle
4 46 (2.26%) SAP
5 41 (2.02%) Google
5 41 (2.02%) VMware
6 31 (1.53%) Cognizant
7 22 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.03%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.03%) Virgin Media
9 17 (0.84%) Apple
10 14 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.69%) Zend
11 13 (0.64%) Citrix
12 12 (0.59%) Facebook
13 11 (0.54%) IBM
14 10 (0.49%) Tableau
15 8 (0.39%) CA
15 8 (0.39%) McAfee
15 8 (0.39%) Xamarin
London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £35-42K + 20% Pension & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Networkers
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 13 hours ago