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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 245 260
Rank change year-on-year -43 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 989 1380 1429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.40% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.58% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1112 1204
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +2.14% -3.44%  

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 79998 87554 96376
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64425 73206 78779
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
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

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 27 June 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 27 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 -43 926 £40,000 +6.66% 162
London -51 238 £50,000 - 37
South East -24 210 £35,500 -4.05% 24
South West +23 120 £36,000 +10.76% 24
Yorkshire -50 94 £32,500 - 6
East of England -45 91 £42,500 +6.25% 17
West Midlands -20 78 £38,750 +10.71% 18
North West -51 73 £34,312 +5.57% 29
West Yorkshire -39 61 £35,000 - 3
Hampshire 0 56 £33,000 -5.71% 11
City of London +22 53 £57,500 +15.00% 19
Bristol +5 52 £42,500 +30.76% 10
Scotland +19 51 £34,000 -1.44% 8
Birmingham +19 47 £40,000 - 11
Manchester -46 47 £34,000 +4.61% 18
Leeds -25 46 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Edinburgh +18 43 £33,000 -15.92% 5
Berkshire +13 42 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Cambridgeshire -25 41 £45,000 +13.92% 11
Cambridge -15 35 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Surrey +27 34 £36,000 +6.66% 5
Oxfordshire +10 34 £30,000 +5.26% 4
Hertfordshire -9 25 £45,000 -25.00% 4
North Yorkshire -3 21 £27,500 -12.69% 2
Basingstoke +7 20 £40,000 +12.67% 4
Somerset -1 20 £35,500 +9.23% 3
Reading +27 19 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Southampton +25 19 £31,000 +3.33% 4
Wiltshire +6 19 £32,500 +19.26% 2
Banbury -7 18 £30,000 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 27 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 1305 (62.32%) Test Automation
2 1133 (54.11%) Agile Software Development
3 853 (40.74%) QA
4 676 (32.28%) Selenium
5 600 (28.65%) ISTQB
6 510 (24.36%) SQL
7 492 (23.50%) ISEB
8 490 (23.40%) Java
9 473 (22.59%) C#
10 466 (22.25%) Finance
11 446 (21.30%) Degree
12 443 (21.16%) Test Scripting
13 400 (19.10%) Test Strategy
14 380 (18.15%) Scrum
15 379 (18.10%) Microsoft
16 348 (16.62%) SDLC
17 321 (15.33%) Manual Testing
18 320 (15.28%) Cucumber
19 311 (14.85%) BDD
20 307 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
21 292 (13.94%) Windows
22 278 (13.28%) .NET
23 257 (12.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 255 (12.18%) Regression Testing
25 253 (12.08%) JIRA
26 245 (11.70%) TDD
27 241 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
28 225 (10.74%) WebDriver
29 222 (10.60%) Performance Testing
30 216 (10.32%) 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 29 (1.38%) IIS
3 26 (1.24%) CMS
4 22 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.81%) 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%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.048%) OpenStack
Applications
1 82 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (3.20%) 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 2 (0.096%) 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 18 (0.86%) 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 63 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.34%) SaaS
4 36 (1.72%) Slack
5 34 (1.62%) G Suite
5 34 (1.62%) Office 365
6 27 (1.29%) BrowserStack
6 27 (1.29%) GitHub
7 17 (0.81%) IaaS
8 8 (0.38%) PaaS
9 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 2 (0.096%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.096%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.048%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.048%) Loggly
13 1 (0.048%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.20%) HTTP
2 27 (1.29%) Internet
3 20 (0.96%) VoIP
4 19 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.76%) Wireless
6 9 (0.43%) DNS
7 8 (0.38%) SSL
8 7 (0.33%) VPN
9 5 (0.24%) IMAP
9 5 (0.24%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.24%) LDAP
9 5 (0.24%) PBX
9 5 (0.24%) SMTP
10 3 (0.14%) DHCP
10 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.096%) FTP
11 2 (0.096%) GPRS
11 2 (0.096%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.096%) Intranet
11 2 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.34%) MySQL
3 67 (3.20%) 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%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 676 (32.28%) Selenium
2 320 (15.28%) Cucumber
3 253 (12.08%) JIRA
4 225 (10.74%) WebDriver
5 183 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 159 (7.59%) SoapUI
7 156 (7.45%) Jenkins
8 133 (6.35%) HP UFT
9 128 (6.11%) SpecFlow
10 109 (5.21%) Git (software)
11 104 (4.97%) JMeter
12 97 (4.63%) JUnit
13 92 (4.39%) Visual Studio
14 65 (3.10%) Appium
15 63 (3.01%) LoadRunner
16 55 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 47 (2.24%) Ranorex
18 46 (2.20%) Subversion
19 44 (2.10%) TeamCity
20 39 (1.86%) Maven
General
1 466 (22.25%) Finance
2 138 (6.59%) Retail
3 103 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 87 (4.15%) Banking
5 54 (2.58%) Marketing
6 48 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.91%) Automotive
7 40 (1.91%) Games
8 38 (1.81%) Legal
9 34 (1.62%) Back Office
10 31 (1.48%) Electronics
11 26 (1.24%) Law
12 25 (1.19%) Advertising
13 19 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 17 (0.81%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.67%) Publishing
16 13 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.62%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 606 (28.94%) Analyst
2 479 (22.87%) Tester
3 457 (21.82%) Test Analyst
4 335 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 227 (10.84%) Software Tester
6 205 (9.79%) Developer
7 190 (9.07%) Automation Tester
8 163 (7.78%) QA Engineer
9 131 (6.26%) Software Test Engineer
10 119 (5.68%) Software Analyst
11 101 (4.82%) Junior
11 101 (4.82%) QA Analyst
12 100 (4.78%) Test Automation Engineer
13 98 (4.68%) QA Tester
14 97 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
15 96 (4.58%) Test Manager
16 94 (4.49%) Senior Tester
17 92 (4.39%) Consultant
18 80 (3.82%) Automation Test Analyst
19 79 (3.77%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (13.28%) .NET
2 191 (9.12%) Web Services
3 185 (8.83%) XML
4 162 (7.74%) HTML
5 109 (5.21%) CSS
6 95 (4.54%) RESTful
7 93 (4.44%) Gherkin
8 90 (4.30%) REST
9 83 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 82 (3.92%) SOAP
11 62 (2.96%) JSON
12 56 (2.67%) HTML5
13 48 (2.29%) AngularJS
14 43 (2.05%) .NET Framework
15 34 (1.62%) jQuery
16 31 (1.48%) React
17 26 (1.24%) Middleware
18 23 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
18 23 (1.10%) Node.js
18 23 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 241 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (10.32%) Computer Science
3 91 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.53%) iPad
5 47 (2.24%) User Experience
6 41 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.72%) 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 11 (0.53%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (0.53%) New Media
15 9 (0.43%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.43%) iPhone
15 9 (0.43%) Replication
15 9 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 292 (13.94%) Windows
2 194 (9.26%) Linux
3 94 (4.49%) Unix
4 68 (3.25%) Android
5 57 (2.72%) 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 Mobile
13 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
14 6 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1305 (62.32%) Test Automation
2 1133 (54.11%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (21.16%) Test Scripting
4 400 (19.10%) Test Strategy
5 380 (18.15%) Scrum
6 348 (16.62%) SDLC
7 321 (15.33%) Manual Testing
8 311 (14.85%) BDD
9 307 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 255 (12.18%) Regression Testing
11 245 (11.70%) TDD
12 222 (10.60%) Performance Testing
13 213 (10.17%) Functional Testing
13 213 (10.17%) Software Engineering
14 202 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
15 196 (9.36%) Waterfall
16 175 (8.36%) Mentoring
17 169 (8.07%) Test Management
18 164 (7.83%) Non-Functional Testing
19 150 (7.16%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 510 (24.36%) SQL
2 490 (23.40%) Java
3 473 (22.59%) C#
4 212 (10.12%) JavaScript
5 201 (9.60%) Python
6 160 (7.64%) C
7 151 (7.21%) C++
8 111 (5.30%) Ruby
9 73 (3.49%) VB
10 70 (3.34%) 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 28 (1.34%) Bash Shell
17 25 (1.19%) VB.NET
18 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.86%) Groovy
19 18 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 600 (28.65%) ISTQB
2 492 (23.50%) ISEB
3 446 (21.30%) Degree
4 257 (12.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 106 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 88 (4.20%) 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
13 10 (0.48%) PhD
14 9 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.33%) HND
15 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.29%) HNC
16 6 (0.29%) SAP Certification
17 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
17 5 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 853 (40.74%) 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 79 (3.77%) 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
1 379 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 103 (4.92%) Oracle
3 100 (4.78%) HP
4 46 (2.20%) SAP
5 45 (2.15%) Google
6 42 (2.01%) VMware
7 23 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 23 (1.10%) Cognizant
8 22 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 17 (0.81%) Apple
9 17 (0.81%) IBM
10 16 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.72%) Virgin Media
12 13 (0.62%) Tableau
13 11 (0.53%) Facebook
13 11 (0.53%) Zend
14 10 (0.48%) BT
14 10 (0.48%) Citrix
14 10 (0.48%) McAfee
14 10 (0.48%) Pega
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus pension and health insurance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago