The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 244 254
Rank change year-on-year -43 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 989 1377 1428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.40% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.57% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 835 1125 1228
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £26,250 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79794 87486 96432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.91% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 263997 301274 311895
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,000 £29,789
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 11 Job Locations

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 over the 3 months to 28 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
England -48 926 £40,000 +6.66% 154
UK excluding London -38 739 £35,000 - 124
London -60 237 £50,000 - 40
South East -16 210 £35,500 -4.69% 23
North of England -54 176 £33,000 +1.53% 37
South West +24 123 £37,028 +13.93% 20
Midlands -33 92 £40,000 +14.28% 19
East of England -40 91 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Scotland +32 51 £34,000 -1.44% 10
Wales -8 6 £26,000 -22.21%
Isle of Man - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1303 (62.23%) Test Automation
2 1132 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
3 850 (40.59%) QA
4 676 (32.28%) Selenium
5 599 (28.61%) ISTQB
6 507 (24.21%) SQL
7 493 (23.54%) ISEB
8 488 (23.30%) Java
9 471 (22.49%) C#
10 464 (22.16%) Finance
11 444 (21.20%) Degree
12 442 (21.11%) Test Scripting
13 401 (19.15%) Test Strategy
14 379 (18.10%) Scrum
15 377 (18.00%) Microsoft
16 346 (16.52%) SDLC
17 319 (15.23%) Cucumber
17 319 (15.23%) Manual Testing
18 313 (14.95%) BDD
19 305 (14.57%) User Acceptance Testing
20 291 (13.90%) Windows
21 276 (13.18%) .NET
22 258 (12.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 254 (12.13%) Regression Testing
24 253 (12.08%) JIRA
25 247 (11.80%) TDD
26 240 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
27 226 (10.79%) WebDriver
28 222 (10.60%) Performance Testing
29 218 (10.41%) Computer Science

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (1.43%) Confluence
2 28 (1.34%) IIS
3 26 (1.24%) CMS
4 22 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.86%) Apache
6 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.33%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.096%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.048%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.048%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.048%) CICS
11 1 (0.048%) Documentum
11 1 (0.048%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 81 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Simulink
7 3 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.048%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.048%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 17 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.29%) Sonata
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.048%) FastStats
6 1 (0.048%) Magento
6 1 (0.048%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.048%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (2.39%) SaaS
4 37 (1.77%) Slack
5 34 (1.62%) G Suite
5 34 (1.62%) Office 365
6 28 (1.34%) BrowserStack
7 27 (1.29%) GitHub
8 18 (0.86%) IaaS
9 9 (0.43%) PaaS
10 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.096%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.096%) Sauce Labs
14 1 (0.048%) DigitalOcean
14 1 (0.048%) Loggly
14 1 (0.048%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.20%) HTTP
2 28 (1.34%) Internet
3 20 (0.96%) VoIP
4 19 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.76%) Wireless
6 9 (0.43%) DNS
6 9 (0.43%) SSL
7 7 (0.33%) VPN
8 5 (0.24%) IMAP
8 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.24%) LDAP
8 5 (0.24%) PBX
8 5 (0.24%) SMTP
9 3 (0.14%) DHCP
9 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.096%) FTP
10 2 (0.096%) GPRS
10 2 (0.096%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.096%) Intranet
10 2 (0.096%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.39%) MySQL
3 66 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 36 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.24%) MongoDB
7 22 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (0.96%) Big Data
8 20 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.76%) HBase
12 15 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.53%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.43%) GIS
15 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.38%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 676 (32.28%) Selenium
2 319 (15.23%) Cucumber
3 253 (12.08%) JIRA
4 226 (10.79%) WebDriver
5 182 (8.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 159 (7.59%) SoapUI
7 158 (7.55%) Jenkins
8 132 (6.30%) HP UFT
9 130 (6.21%) SpecFlow
10 111 (5.30%) Git (software)
11 104 (4.97%) JMeter
12 97 (4.63%) JUnit
13 92 (4.39%) Visual Studio
14 65 (3.10%) Appium
15 62 (2.96%) LoadRunner
16 56 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 47 (2.24%) Ranorex
18 45 (2.15%) Subversion
19 44 (2.10%) TeamCity
20 39 (1.86%) Protractor
General
1 464 (22.16%) Finance
2 137 (6.54%) Retail
3 102 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 86 (4.11%) Banking
5 52 (2.48%) Marketing
6 47 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.96%) Automotive
8 40 (1.91%) Games
9 37 (1.77%) Legal
10 34 (1.62%) Back Office
11 31 (1.48%) Electronics
12 26 (1.24%) Law
13 25 (1.19%) Advertising
14 18 (0.86%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.81%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.67%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.67%) Publishing
17 13 (0.62%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 603 (28.80%) Analyst
2 480 (22.92%) Tester
3 454 (21.68%) Test Analyst
4 337 (16.09%) Test Engineer
5 227 (10.84%) Software Tester
6 206 (9.84%) Developer
7 190 (9.07%) Automation Tester
8 163 (7.78%) QA Engineer
9 132 (6.30%) Software Test Engineer
10 119 (5.68%) Software Analyst
11 102 (4.87%) Test Automation Engineer
12 101 (4.82%) QA Analyst
13 100 (4.78%) Junior
13 100 (4.78%) QA Tester
14 97 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
15 94 (4.49%) Senior Tester
15 94 (4.49%) Test Manager
16 91 (4.35%) Consultant
17 79 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
17 79 (3.77%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (13.18%) .NET
2 191 (9.12%) Web Services
3 187 (8.93%) XML
4 162 (7.74%) HTML
5 109 (5.21%) CSS
6 96 (4.58%) RESTful
7 93 (4.44%) Gherkin
8 91 (4.35%) REST
9 83 (3.96%) ASP.NET
9 83 (3.96%) SOAP
10 65 (3.10%) JSON
11 56 (2.67%) HTML5
12 49 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 42 (2.01%) .NET Framework
14 34 (1.62%) jQuery
15 32 (1.53%) React
16 27 (1.29%) Middleware
17 23 (1.10%) Behat
17 23 (1.10%) Node.js
17 23 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 240 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (10.41%) Computer Science
3 91 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.53%) iPad
5 48 (2.29%) User Experience
6 41 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 28 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 15 (0.72%) BBC
12 14 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.62%) Fintech
14 12 (0.57%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (0.53%) New Media
16 9 (0.43%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.43%) Replication
16 9 (0.43%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 291 (13.90%) Windows
2 196 (9.36%) Linux
3 94 (4.49%) Unix
4 66 (3.15%) Android
5 56 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.29%) VxWorks
7 23 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.00%) Solaris
9 16 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.67%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
14 6 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1303 (62.23%) Test Automation
2 1132 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (21.11%) Test Scripting
4 401 (19.15%) Test Strategy
5 379 (18.10%) Scrum
6 346 (16.52%) SDLC
7 319 (15.23%) Manual Testing
8 313 (14.95%) BDD
9 305 (14.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 254 (12.13%) Regression Testing
11 247 (11.80%) TDD
12 222 (10.60%) Performance Testing
13 213 (10.17%) Functional Testing
14 211 (10.08%) Software Engineering
15 203 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
16 192 (9.17%) Waterfall
17 173 (8.26%) Mentoring
18 168 (8.02%) Test Management
19 164 (7.83%) Non-Functional Testing
20 148 (7.07%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 507 (24.21%) SQL
2 488 (23.30%) Java
3 471 (22.49%) C#
4 212 (10.12%) JavaScript
5 203 (9.69%) Python
6 161 (7.69%) C
7 154 (7.35%) C++
8 112 (5.35%) Ruby
9 73 (3.49%) VB
10 71 (3.39%) T-SQL
11 65 (3.10%) PHP
12 43 (2.05%) Perl
13 39 (1.86%) Scala
14 38 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.43%) VBScript
16 29 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.15%) VB.NET
18 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.86%) Groovy
19 18 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 599 (28.61%) ISTQB
2 493 (23.54%) ISEB
3 444 (21.20%) Degree
4 258 (12.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 106 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 89 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 54 (2.58%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 23 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 11 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.53%) PhD
13 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.33%) HND
15 6 (0.29%) HNC
15 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.29%) SAP Certification
16 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 850 (40.59%) QA
2 14 (0.67%) PMO
3 9 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.38%) SLA
5 6 (0.29%) Def Stans
5 6 (0.29%) GAMP
5 6 (0.29%) MISRA
5 6 (0.29%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.19%) HL7
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.19%) SEPA
8 2 (0.096%) MiFID
9 1 (0.048%) DICOM
9 1 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.048%) EMIR
9 1 (0.048%) FATCA
System Software
1 42 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (1.43%) Docker
4 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.24%) Firmware
5 5 (0.24%) XenApp
5 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.048%) ACF2
7 1 (0.048%) HDFS
7 1 (0.048%) RACF
7 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.048%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 78 (3.72%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.43%) Ansible
3 13 (0.62%) Puppet
4 6 (0.29%) Nagios
5 4 (0.19%) Grafana
5 4 (0.19%) rkt
5 4 (0.19%) StatsD
6 3 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.048%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.048%) Salt
7 1 (0.048%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.048%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.048%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 377 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 102 (4.87%) Oracle
3 99 (4.73%) HP
4 46 (2.20%) Google
5 45 (2.15%) SAP
6 42 (2.01%) VMware
7 24 (1.15%) Cognizant
8 23 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 22 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 17 (0.81%) Apple
10 17 (0.81%) IBM
11 16 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.72%) Virgin Media
13 13 (0.62%) Tableau
14 12 (0.57%) Zend
15 11 (0.53%) Facebook
16 10 (0.48%) Citrix
16 10 (0.48%) McAfee
16 10 (0.48%) Pega
16 10 (0.48%) TOWER Software
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Bromley, Kent
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits package
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus pension and health insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
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Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 20 hours ago