Software Testing Jobs in the UK excluding London

Software Testing
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 20 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 162 61 85
Rank change year-on-year -101 +24 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,254 3,042 2,759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.75% 5.14% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 5.38% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 932 801 1,376
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,875
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £61,063 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £83,750 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 59,818 56,534 68,369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 83.50% 95.59% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 41,261 29,197 41,375
10th Percentile £27,250 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,180 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.10% +1.97% +9.09%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK excluding London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK excluding London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK excluding London

Software Testing
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 May 2024. 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
Jobs
South East -41 323 £48,000 -12.73% 127
North of England -100 288 £55,000 +10.00% 82
Midlands -127 183 £45,000 - 82
North West -113 165 £55,000 +10.55% 44
South West -82 139 £50,000 +6.38% 54
East of England -53 137 £55,000 -15.38% 75
Scotland -98 129 £45,000 -5.06% 33
West Midlands -105 124 £45,000 -5.26% 44
Yorkshire -55 104 £55,000 +10.00% 30
East Midlands -98 59 £49,329 +23.32% 38
Wales +28 43 £47,500 +2.79% 11
North East -1 19 £55,000 -1.79% 8
Northern Ireland +18 12 £37,500 -28.57% 10
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (3.67%) Confluence
2 23 (1.83%) IIS
3 19 (1.52%) Microsoft Exchange
3 19 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.96%) Apache
5 7 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.56%) WinCC
6 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.32%) TWiki
8 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.080%) CMS
10 1 (0.080%) JBoss
10 1 (0.080%) Moodle
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.080%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.080%) Totara
10 1 (0.080%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.47%) Simulink
3 23 (1.83%) Stateflow
4 19 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.56%) CANalyzer
6 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.16%) Trello
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) BPCS
1 7 (0.56%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.16%) ProductWriter
3 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.080%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 236 (18.82%) Azure
2 174 (13.88%) AWS
3 58 (4.63%) Azure DevOps
4 55 (4.39%) SaaS
5 44 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (3.03%) Microsoft 365
7 35 (2.79%) GitHub
8 26 (2.07%) GCP
9 18 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.80%) Google Play
11 9 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
12 8 (0.64%) Slack
13 7 (0.56%) IaaS
13 7 (0.56%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.48%) Entra ID
15 4 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.32%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.32%) Serverless
16 3 (0.24%) Power Automate
16 3 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 30 (2.39%) Wireless
3 26 (2.07%) Firewall
4 24 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (1.83%) WAN
6 21 (1.67%) Internet
7 20 (1.59%) Network Security
7 20 (1.59%) RS-485
8 18 (1.44%) Ethernet
9 17 (1.36%) 4G
10 15 (1.20%) LAN
11 14 (1.12%) RS-232
12 13 (1.04%) MQTT
13 12 (0.96%) 3G
14 11 (0.88%) J1939
15 7 (0.56%) Modbus
16 6 (0.48%) Wireshark
17 5 (0.40%) VPN
18 4 (0.32%) DVB
18 4 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.19%) Geospatial Data
3 36 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 20 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.04%) Big Data
5 13 (1.04%) MySQL
6 12 (0.96%) Data Lake
6 12 (0.96%) OLTP
7 7 (0.56%) DynamoDB
8 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.40%) Power BI
10 4 (0.32%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.32%) Flink
10 4 (0.32%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 171 (13.64%) JIRA
2 102 (8.13%) Selenium
3 82 (6.54%) Git
4 70 (5.58%) Jenkins
5 59 (4.70%) Cypress.io
5 59 (4.70%) Visual Studio
6 55 (4.39%) Postman
7 51 (4.07%) Cucumber
8 42 (3.35%) GitLab
9 41 (3.27%) JMeter
10 35 (2.79%) JUnit
11 32 (2.55%) Appium
12 26 (2.07%) Bitbucket
13 25 (1.99%) LabVIEW
14 20 (1.59%) SoapUI
15 18 (1.44%) ClearCase
15 18 (1.44%) Plastic SCM
16 16 (1.28%) MSTest
17 14 (1.12%) ClearQuest
17 14 (1.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 315 (25.12%) Social Skills
2 190 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (8.77%) Finance
4 109 (8.69%) Electronics
5 57 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 56 (4.47%) Public Sector
7 55 (4.39%) Manufacturing
8 53 (4.23%) Organisational Skills
9 52 (4.15%) Retail
10 48 (3.83%) Automotive
11 45 (3.59%) Legal
12 41 (3.27%) Aerospace
13 31 (2.47%) Marketing
14 24 (1.91%) Law
15 21 (1.67%) Banking
16 19 (1.52%) Games
16 19 (1.52%) Military
17 16 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
18 15 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 187 (14.91%) Senior
2 169 (13.48%) Software Engineer
3 165 (13.16%) Developer
4 133 (10.61%) Test Engineer
5 128 (10.21%) Tester
6 102 (8.13%) Analyst
7 100 (7.97%) Lead
8 76 (6.06%) Software Tester
9 65 (5.18%) Software Test Engineer
10 62 (4.94%) QA Engineer
11 61 (4.86%) Architect
12 58 (4.63%) Software Architect
12 58 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
13 53 (4.23%) Software Developer
14 52 (4.15%) Embedded Engineer
15 48 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
16 47 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 43 (3.43%) Test Analyst
18 40 (3.19%) Geospatial Architect
18 40 (3.19%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (9.57%) .NET
2 58 (4.63%) HTML
3 51 (4.07%) REST
4 47 (3.75%) Web Services
5 44 (3.51%) XML
6 39 (3.11%) Playwright
7 33 (2.63%) SOAP
8 31 (2.47%) React
9 29 (2.31%) JSON
10 28 (2.23%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.99%) Spring
12 24 (1.91%) CSS
13 22 (1.75%) RESTful
14 21 (1.67%) Spring Boot
15 19 (1.52%) .NET Core
16 15 (1.20%) ASP.NET
16 15 (1.20%) Kafka
17 14 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
18 12 (0.96%) AngularJS
18 12 (0.96%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
2 70 (5.58%) Product Ownership
3 54 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 49 (3.91%) Algorithms
5 46 (3.67%) Legacy Systems
6 44 (3.51%) IoT
7 35 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.23%) Video\Live Streaming
9 27 (2.15%) Distributed Systems
10 26 (2.07%) Embedded Systems
10 26 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.59%) Clustering
12 20 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (1.52%) Driving Licence
14 15 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.96%) Robotics
16 11 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.88%) FPGA
16 11 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 144 (11.48%) Linux
2 129 (10.29%) Windows
3 34 (2.71%) Android
4 32 (2.55%) Unix
5 19 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
5 19 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.64%) FreeRTOS
8 8 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.48%) Debian
10 5 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Solaris
13 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (37.48%) Agile
2 430 (34.29%) Test Automation
3 296 (23.60%) Software Engineering
4 291 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
5 210 (16.75%) DevOps
6 185 (14.75%) Computer Science
7 169 (13.48%) CI/CD
8 141 (11.24%) SDLC
9 136 (10.85%) Mentoring
10 113 (9.01%) Regression Testing
11 108 (8.61%) Test Strategy
12 102 (8.13%) Scrum
13 99 (7.89%) Coaching
14 98 (7.81%) Test Scripting
15 97 (7.74%) TDD
16 87 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 83 (6.62%) Functional Testing
18 82 (6.54%) Code Quality
19 79 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
20 74 (5.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 224 (17.86%) Python
2 213 (16.99%) SQL
3 204 (16.27%) C#
4 163 (13.00%) JavaScript
5 151 (12.04%) Java
6 150 (11.96%) C
7 82 (6.54%) C++
8 49 (3.91%) Embedded C
9 45 (3.59%) Bash
10 43 (3.43%) MATLAB
11 40 (3.19%) TypeScript
12 27 (2.15%) Fortran
13 23 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.52%) Perl
15 18 (1.44%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.36%) Groovy
17 15 (1.20%) PL/SQL
18 13 (1.04%) Go
18 13 (1.04%) PHP
18 13 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 365 (29.11%) Degree
2 160 (12.76%) Security Cleared
3 95 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 82 (6.54%) ISTQB
5 57 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.99%) Master's Degree
8 23 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (1.52%) PhD
10 18 (1.44%) ISEB
11 17 (1.36%) HND
12 14 (1.12%) AWS Certification
13 13 (1.04%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.80%) IIBA
15 7 (0.56%) Azure Certification
16 6 (0.48%) CSPO
17 5 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
17 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.32%) CIPD
18 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (22.49%) QA
2 31 (2.47%) Accessibility
3 28 (2.23%) WCAG
4 27 (2.15%) GDPR
5 24 (1.91%) MISRA
6 15 (1.20%) ISO 9001
7 14 (1.12%) ISO 26262
8 12 (0.96%) Automotive SPICE
8 12 (0.96%) AUTOSAR
9 11 (0.88%) SLA
10 8 (0.64%) PSD2
11 7 (0.56%) DO-254
11 7 (0.56%) IEC 61508
11 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 4 (0.32%) DICOM
13 4 (0.32%) HL7
13 4 (0.32%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.24%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (4.86%) Firmware
2 50 (3.99%) Docker
3 21 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.59%) VMware NSX
5 12 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.64%) Embedded Firmware
7 8 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.080%) NFS
10 1 (0.080%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 46 (3.67%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.28%) SCCM
2 16 (1.28%) Terraform
3 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.40%) Ansible
6 4 (0.32%) Grafana
7 3 (0.24%) Functional Safety
7 3 (0.24%) Wonderware InTouch
8 2 (0.16%) Kibana
8 2 (0.16%) Kustomize
9 1 (0.080%) Progress Chef
9 1 (0.080%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.080%) Puppet
9 1 (0.080%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 202 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.35%) IBM
3 37 (2.95%) Oracle
4 36 (2.87%) VMware
5 32 (2.55%) Google
6 20 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 18 (1.44%) Lauterbach
7 18 (1.44%) SAP
8 14 (1.12%) HP
8 14 (1.12%) Salesforce
9 11 (0.88%) Rockwell
10 10 (0.80%) Atlassian
10 10 (0.80%) Citrix
10 10 (0.80%) Siemens
11 9 (0.72%) TOWER Software
12 8 (0.64%) Duck Creek
12 8 (0.64%) Sage
13 7 (0.56%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.48%) Jaspersoft
14 6 (0.48%) OutSystems