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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK / England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 242 263
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1026 1377 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.41% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.59% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1091 1120
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 72527 86700 90358
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.32% 88.82% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 60115 72795 73776
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +35 296 £35,000 - 28
London -28 270 £55,000 +15.78% 44
Yorkshire +11 120 £35,000 +7.69% 11
South West +25 101 £37,500 +7.14% 17
East of England -44 94 £42,500 +18.74% 19
West Midlands -22 74 £34,500 -5.47% 11
North West -69 46 £34,312 +5.57% 7
East Midlands -15 22 £35,000 - 3
North East 0 9 £35,000 -2.77% 3
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1195 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 896 (43.88%) QA
3 691 (33.84%) Selenium
4 599 (29.33%) ISTQB
5 566 (27.72%) Test Automation
6 560 (27.42%) SQL
7 496 (24.29%) Java
8 483 (23.65%) ISEB
9 463 (22.67%) C#
10 433 (21.20%) Scrum
11 420 (20.57%) Finance
12 406 (19.88%) Test Scripting
13 389 (19.05%) Microsoft
14 387 (18.95%) Degree
15 361 (17.68%) Test Strategy
16 355 (17.38%) Automated Testing
17 353 (17.29%) SDLC
18 332 (16.26%) BDD
19 315 (15.43%) Cucumber
20 311 (15.23%) Manual Testing
21 303 (14.84%) Automation Testing
22 285 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
23 284 (13.91%) .NET
24 279 (13.66%) Windows
25 271 (13.27%) TDD
26 259 (12.68%) JIRA
27 255 (12.49%) Performance Testing
28 242 (11.85%) Regression Testing
29 240 (11.75%) WebDriver
29 240 (11.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 36 (1.76%) Confluence
2 32 (1.57%) IIS
3 28 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 20 (0.98%) CMS
5 14 (0.69%) Apache
6 9 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.098%) Documentum
11 2 (0.098%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.098%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.098%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.049%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.049%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Simulink
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 20 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 6 (0.29%) Sonata
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.098%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.049%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.049%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.86%) SaaS
4 36 (1.76%) G Suite
4 36 (1.76%) Office 365
4 36 (1.76%) Slack
5 15 (0.73%) IaaS
6 9 (0.44%) GitHub
7 8 (0.39%) PaaS
8 7 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.34%) Lucidchart
9 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.098%) Loggly
11 2 (0.098%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.049%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.50%) HTTP
2 23 (1.13%) Internet
3 22 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.73%) Wireless
5 10 (0.49%) VoIP
6 7 (0.34%) VPN
7 4 (0.20%) DNS
7 4 (0.20%) SSL
8 3 (0.15%) FTP
8 3 (0.15%) PBX
8 3 (0.15%) VLAN
9 2 (0.098%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.098%) GPRS
9 2 (0.098%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.049%) DHCP
10 1 (0.049%) GSM
10 1 (0.049%) Intranet
10 1 (0.049%) SAN
10 1 (0.049%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 76 (3.72%) MySQL
4 40 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 30 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 29 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (0.93%) HBase
12 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.73%) Redis
14 13 (0.64%) Big Data
14 13 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
14 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 691 (33.84%) Selenium
2 315 (15.43%) Cucumber
3 259 (12.68%) JIRA
4 240 (11.75%) WebDriver
5 178 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 161 (7.88%) SoapUI
7 138 (6.76%) Jenkins
8 117 (5.73%) JMeter
9 114 (5.58%) Git (software)
10 107 (5.24%) HP UFT
11 103 (5.04%) Visual Studio
12 99 (4.85%) JUnit
13 93 (4.55%) SpecFlow
14 71 (3.48%) LoadRunner
15 65 (3.18%) Appium
16 53 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 47 (2.30%) Ranorex
18 41 (2.01%) Subversion
19 39 (1.91%) Eclipse
20 38 (1.86%) Protractor
General
1 420 (20.57%) Finance
2 116 (5.68%) Retail
3 96 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 82 (4.02%) Banking
5 52 (2.55%) Marketing
6 48 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.15%) Automotive
8 36 (1.76%) Electronics
8 36 (1.76%) Legal
9 34 (1.67%) Games
10 25 (1.22%) Law
11 22 (1.08%) Back Office
12 20 (0.98%) Publishing
13 18 (0.88%) Advertising
14 16 (0.78%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.73%) Military
16 13 (0.64%) Billing
16 13 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.59%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 603 (29.53%) Analyst
2 462 (22.62%) Test Analyst
3 432 (21.16%) Tester
4 323 (15.82%) Test Engineer
5 205 (10.04%) Software Tester
6 193 (9.45%) Developer
7 166 (8.13%) Automation Tester
8 145 (7.10%) QA Engineer
9 130 (6.37%) Test Manager
10 125 (6.12%) Software Test Engineer
11 119 (5.83%) Software Analyst
12 101 (4.95%) Software Test Analyst
13 96 (4.70%) Automation Test Analyst
14 94 (4.60%) Test Leader
15 93 (4.55%) QA Analyst
16 87 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
17 85 (4.16%) QA Tester
18 82 (4.02%) Senior Test Engineer
19 80 (3.92%) Senior Tester
20 78 (3.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (13.91%) .NET
2 212 (10.38%) Web Services
3 202 (9.89%) XML
4 156 (7.64%) HTML
5 96 (4.70%) CSS
6 84 (4.11%) RESTful
7 80 (3.92%) ASP.NET
8 79 (3.87%) SOAP
9 75 (3.67%) REST
10 68 (3.33%) Gherkin
11 50 (2.45%) JSON
12 42 (2.06%) HTML5
13 29 (1.42%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.42%) Middleware
14 25 (1.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 25 (1.22%) Unity DI Container
15 22 (1.08%) Spring
16 21 (1.03%) AngularJS
17 20 (0.98%) Hibernate
17 20 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 221 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (9.21%) Computer Science
3 84 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.86%) iPad
7 34 (1.67%) User Experience
8 33 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 27 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.69%) New Media
14 12 (0.59%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.49%) BBC
15 10 (0.49%) Fintech
15 10 (0.49%) Replication
16 9 (0.44%) Augmented Reality
17 8 (0.39%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 279 (13.66%) Windows
2 201 (9.84%) Linux
3 111 (5.44%) Unix
4 75 (3.67%) Android
5 65 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 22 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.98%) Solaris
9 15 (0.73%) VxWorks
10 14 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.24%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1195 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (27.72%) Test Automation
3 433 (21.20%) Scrum
4 406 (19.88%) Test Scripting
5 361 (17.68%) Test Strategy
6 355 (17.38%) Automated Testing
7 353 (17.29%) SDLC
8 332 (16.26%) BDD
9 311 (15.23%) Manual Testing
10 303 (14.84%) Automation Testing
11 285 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 271 (13.27%) TDD
13 255 (12.49%) Performance Testing
14 242 (11.85%) Regression Testing
15 230 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
16 216 (10.58%) Functional Testing
17 213 (10.43%) Mentoring
18 203 (9.94%) Waterfall
19 186 (9.11%) Test Management
20 181 (8.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 560 (27.42%) SQL
2 496 (24.29%) Java
3 463 (22.67%) C#
4 197 (9.65%) JavaScript
5 191 (9.35%) Python
6 151 (7.39%) C++
7 141 (6.90%) C
8 105 (5.14%) Ruby
9 67 (3.28%) PHP
10 66 (3.23%) VB
11 54 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 52 (2.55%) Perl
13 40 (1.96%) Scala
14 33 (1.62%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.27%) VBScript
16 24 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 21 (1.03%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.93%) Groovy
19 11 (0.54%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 599 (29.33%) ISTQB
2 483 (23.65%) ISEB
3 387 (18.95%) Degree
4 240 (11.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 99 (4.85%) Security Cleared
6 40 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 36 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.29%) HND
11 5 (0.24%) CIMA
12 4 (0.20%) CCNA
12 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.098%) CCA
14 2 (0.098%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 896 (43.88%) QA
2 43 (2.11%) SDET
3 19 (0.93%) PMO
4 14 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.54%) SLA
6 8 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.29%) GAMP
7 6 (0.29%) MISRA
7 6 (0.29%) MISRA C
8 5 (0.24%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.24%) ISO13485
9 3 (0.15%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.098%) MiFID
11 1 (0.049%) EMIR
11 1 (0.049%) FATCA
11 1 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 38 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (0.93%) Docker
4 12 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.29%) Firmware
7 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
8 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.098%) HDFS
9 2 (0.098%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.049%) KVM
10 1 (0.049%) RACF
10 1 (0.049%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.37%) Puppet
3 24 (1.18%) Ansible
4 15 (0.73%) StatsD
5 13 (0.64%) Grafana
6 9 (0.44%) Nagios
7 7 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.34%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.24%) Cacti
8 5 (0.24%) Graphite
9 4 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.15%) Oozie
11 2 (0.098%) Consul
11 2 (0.098%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.098%) Mesos
11 2 (0.098%) Salt
11 2 (0.098%) Terraform
11 2 (0.098%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.049%) rkt
12 1 (0.049%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 389 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 127 (6.22%) Oracle
3 101 (4.95%) HP
4 49 (2.40%) SAP
5 45 (2.20%) Google
6 39 (1.91%) VMware
7 31 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 17 (0.83%) Siebel
10 15 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.73%) Splunk
11 13 (0.64%) IBM
11 13 (0.64%) Sun
12 11 (0.54%) Apple
13 10 (0.49%) BT
13 10 (0.49%) Intel Security
13 10 (0.49%) TOWER Software
14 9 (0.44%) EMC
14 9 (0.44%) New Relic
15 8 (0.39%) CA Agile Central
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + training/prog
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Yorkshire
Lavendon Group
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 18% pension, bonus + 27 holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Teesside
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60k-65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago