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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 237 258
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1064 1491 1434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.44% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.63% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 903 1181 1195
Median salary £37,750 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76555 91737 96448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.31% 88.79% 87.17%
Number of salaries quoted 62998 76245 77828
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 £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 30 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 30 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
England -16 1015 £38,000 +1.33% 144
South East +27 289 £35,000 - 26
London -15 270 £52,500 +10.52% 41
Yorkshire +11 119 £35,000 +7.69% 11
South West +40 104 £37,500 +7.14% 19
West Yorkshire +13 90 £35,000 - 7
East of England -47 90 £42,500 +18.39% 15
Hampshire +17 81 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Leeds +29 77 £35,000 - 6
West Midlands -19 76 £34,500 -5.47% 11
Surrey +13 51 £40,000 +23.07% 3
City of London +23 46 £55,000 +37.50% 15
North West -77 45 £34,312 +8.06% 13
West Sussex +43 41 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Hertfordshire -2 41 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Bristol +17 39 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Somerset +14 35 £35,000 - 2
Birmingham +9 34 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Berkshire +5 34 £43,750 -0.56% 2
Oxfordshire +3 34 £30,000 -20.00% 7
Manchester -45 32 £33,250 +10.83% 10
Southampton +34 26 £31,000 -11.42% 5
Crawley +31 24 £42,500 +21.42%
Basingstoke -5 24 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Scotland -5 24 £33,000 -5.71% 6
Cambridgeshire -22 24 £40,000 +11.75% 9
Kent +37 23 £35,000 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire -4 22 £38,500 +6.20% 2
North Yorkshire -9 22 £32,500 - 2
East Midlands -16 20 £33,750 -3.57% 4

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1247 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (42.63%) QA
3 735 (34.17%) Selenium
4 636 (29.57%) ISTQB
5 608 (28.27%) Test Automation
6 591 (27.48%) SQL
7 524 (24.36%) Java
8 515 (23.94%) ISEB
9 493 (22.92%) C#
10 452 (21.01%) Finance
11 448 (20.83%) Scrum
12 430 (19.99%) Test Scripting
13 415 (19.29%) Microsoft
14 401 (18.64%) Degree
15 375 (17.43%) SDLC
16 371 (17.25%) Test Strategy
17 370 (17.20%) Automated Testing
18 355 (16.50%) BDD
19 341 (15.85%) Cucumber
20 323 (15.02%) Manual Testing
21 308 (14.32%) Automation Testing
22 307 (14.27%) User Acceptance Testing
23 296 (13.76%) .NET
24 286 (13.30%) TDD
25 280 (13.02%) Windows
26 267 (12.41%) JIRA
27 258 (11.99%) Performance Testing
28 254 (11.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 253 (11.76%) WebDriver
30 247 (11.48%) Regression Testing

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 37 (1.72%) Confluence
2 32 (1.49%) IIS
3 29 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 24 (1.12%) CMS
5 13 (0.60%) Apache
6 9 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.093%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.093%) Documentum
12 2 (0.093%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.093%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.093%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.093%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.046%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 77 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Simulink
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.046%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.046%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.33%) Sonata
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.093%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.093%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.86%) SaaS
4 36 (1.67%) G Suite
4 36 (1.67%) Office 365
4 36 (1.67%) Slack
5 21 (0.98%) BrowserStack
6 15 (0.70%) IaaS
7 10 (0.46%) GitHub
8 8 (0.37%) PaaS
9 7 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.33%) Lucidchart
10 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.093%) Loggly
12 2 (0.093%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.093%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.093%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.46%) HTTP
2 23 (1.07%) Internet
3 22 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.74%) Wireless
5 10 (0.46%) VoIP
6 9 (0.42%) DNS
7 7 (0.33%) VPN
8 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.19%) PBX
8 4 (0.19%) SSL
9 3 (0.14%) FTP
9 3 (0.14%) VLAN
10 2 (0.093%) DHCP
10 2 (0.093%) GPRS
10 2 (0.093%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.046%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.046%) GSM
11 1 (0.046%) Intranet
11 1 (0.046%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 74 (3.44%) MySQL
4 42 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 29 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 19 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.84%) HBase
12 17 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.65%) Big Data
14 13 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.60%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.60%) Redis
14 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 735 (34.17%) Selenium
2 341 (15.85%) Cucumber
3 267 (12.41%) JIRA
4 253 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 185 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 161 (7.48%) SoapUI
7 142 (6.60%) Jenkins
8 125 (5.81%) HP UFT
9 124 (5.76%) JMeter
10 121 (5.63%) Git (software)
11 107 (4.97%) SpecFlow
12 106 (4.93%) Visual Studio
13 98 (4.56%) JUnit
14 77 (3.58%) LoadRunner
15 65 (3.02%) Appium
16 54 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 52 (2.42%) Ranorex
18 46 (2.14%) Subversion
19 40 (1.86%) Protractor
20 39 (1.81%) Eclipse
General
1 452 (21.01%) Finance
2 122 (5.67%) Retail
3 99 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 88 (4.09%) Banking
5 52 (2.42%) Marketing
6 47 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 45 (2.09%) Automotive
8 37 (1.72%) Electronics
8 37 (1.72%) Legal
9 35 (1.63%) Games
10 26 (1.21%) Law
11 24 (1.12%) Advertising
12 23 (1.07%) Back Office
13 20 (0.93%) Publishing
14 16 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.70%) Billing
15 15 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.70%) Military
16 13 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 653 (30.36%) Analyst
2 500 (23.25%) Test Analyst
3 443 (20.60%) Tester
4 342 (15.90%) Test Engineer
5 212 (9.86%) Software Tester
6 198 (9.21%) Developer
7 168 (7.81%) Automation Tester
8 144 (6.69%) QA Engineer
9 129 (6.00%) Test Manager
10 128 (5.95%) Software Test Engineer
11 122 (5.67%) Software Analyst
12 104 (4.83%) Test Leader
13 103 (4.79%) Software Test Analyst
14 101 (4.70%) Automation Test Analyst
15 92 (4.28%) QA Analyst
15 92 (4.28%) Test Automation Engineer
16 87 (4.04%) Senior Test Engineer
17 85 (3.95%) QA Tester
17 85 (3.95%) Senior Tester
18 84 (3.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (13.76%) .NET
2 221 (10.27%) Web Services
3 209 (9.72%) XML
4 163 (7.58%) HTML
5 109 (5.07%) CSS
6 85 (3.95%) RESTful
7 81 (3.77%) REST
7 81 (3.77%) SOAP
8 79 (3.67%) ASP.NET
8 79 (3.67%) Gherkin
9 56 (2.60%) JSON
10 44 (2.05%) HTML5
11 32 (1.49%) .NET Framework
12 30 (1.39%) AngularJS
13 29 (1.35%) Middleware
14 25 (1.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 25 (1.16%) Unity DI Container
15 24 (1.12%) Spring
16 23 (1.07%) jQuery
17 22 (1.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 230 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (8.88%) Computer Science
3 90 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.81%) iPad
7 36 (1.67%) User Experience
8 34 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 33 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (0.65%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.65%) New Media
14 12 (0.56%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.51%) BBC
16 10 (0.46%) Fintech
17 9 (0.42%) Augmented Reality
17 9 (0.42%) Replication
17 9 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 280 (13.02%) Windows
2 206 (9.58%) Linux
3 112 (5.21%) Unix
4 79 (3.67%) Android
5 65 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.93%) Solaris
9 15 (0.70%) VxWorks
9 15 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1247 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (28.27%) Test Automation
3 448 (20.83%) Scrum
4 430 (19.99%) Test Scripting
5 375 (17.43%) SDLC
6 371 (17.25%) Test Strategy
7 370 (17.20%) Automated Testing
8 355 (16.50%) BDD
9 323 (15.02%) Manual Testing
10 308 (14.32%) Automation Testing
11 307 (14.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 286 (13.30%) TDD
13 258 (11.99%) Performance Testing
14 247 (11.48%) Regression Testing
15 238 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
16 233 (10.83%) Functional Testing
17 221 (10.27%) Mentoring
18 217 (10.09%) Waterfall
19 187 (8.69%) Test Management
20 183 (8.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 591 (27.48%) SQL
2 524 (24.36%) Java
3 493 (22.92%) C#
4 216 (10.04%) JavaScript
5 203 (9.44%) Python
6 151 (7.02%) C++
7 141 (6.56%) C
8 104 (4.83%) Ruby
9 70 (3.25%) PHP
10 67 (3.11%) VB
11 53 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 52 (2.42%) Perl
13 42 (1.95%) Scala
14 34 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.26%) VBScript
16 24 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.12%) VB.NET
17 19 (0.88%) Groovy
18 16 (0.74%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 636 (29.57%) ISTQB
2 515 (23.94%) ISEB
3 401 (18.64%) Degree
4 254 (11.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (4.74%) Security Cleared
6 40 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 40 (1.86%) SC Cleared
7 36 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.23%) CIMA
10 5 (0.23%) HND
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.14%) CCNA
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.093%) HNC
13 2 (0.093%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 917 (42.63%) QA
2 41 (1.91%) SDET
3 18 (0.84%) PMO
4 14 (0.65%) SLA
5 12 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.28%) GAMP
7 6 (0.28%) MISRA
7 6 (0.28%) MISRA C
8 5 (0.23%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.23%) ISO13485
9 3 (0.14%) HL7
9 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.093%) MiFID
10 2 (0.093%) SEPA
11 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.046%) EMIR
System Software
1 38 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (0.93%) Docker
4 11 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.37%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.28%) Firmware
7 5 (0.23%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.19%) XenApp
8 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.093%) HDFS
9 2 (0.093%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.046%) KVM
10 1 (0.046%) RACF
10 1 (0.046%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.046%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.21%) Puppet
3 24 (1.12%) Ansible
4 13 (0.60%) StatsD
5 11 (0.51%) Grafana
6 9 (0.42%) Nagios
7 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.23%) Cacti
8 5 (0.23%) Graphite
9 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.14%) Oozie
11 2 (0.093%) Consul
11 2 (0.093%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.093%) Mesos
11 2 (0.093%) Salt
11 2 (0.093%) Terraform
11 2 (0.093%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.046%) rkt
12 1 (0.046%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 415 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 131 (6.09%) Oracle
3 106 (4.93%) HP
4 45 (2.09%) SAP
5 44 (2.05%) Google
6 39 (1.81%) VMware
7 32 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 21 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 17 (0.79%) IBM
10 16 (0.74%) Siebel
11 15 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.60%) Splunk
13 12 (0.56%) Apple
13 12 (0.56%) Sun
14 11 (0.51%) Pega
15 10 (0.46%) BT
15 10 (0.46%) Intel Security
15 10 (0.46%) TOWER Software
16 9 (0.42%) EMC
16 9 (0.42%) New Relic
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + 25 days hol, pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + FANTASTIC benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60k-70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckfastleigh, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + flexi-time
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £29000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Awesome Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Lavendon Group
Posted: 5 days ago