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

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 238 257
Rank change year-on-year -52 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 973 1412 1395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.41% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.59% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 821 1119 1177
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 77285 88900 93775
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.66% 89.09% 87.73%
Number of salaries quoted 63115 74067 76135
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 May 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 May 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 -35 925 £37,500 - 159
London -30 258 £52,500 +7.14% 50
South East +12 234 £35,000 - 24
South West +27 108 £36,000 +10.76% 17
Yorkshire -10 104 £34,000 +4.61% 12
West Yorkshire -8 73 £35,000 - 6
West Midlands -26 72 £35,000 -2.09% 12
East of England -63 72 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Hampshire +12 63 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Leeds +20 61 £35,000 - 4
City of London +28 56 £57,500 +21.05% 16
North West -75 52 £34,312 +5.57% 17
Bristol +18 46 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Birmingham +8 39 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Berkshire +17 38 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Surrey +8 35 £36,750 +13.07% 2
Manchester -45 35 £33,500 +3.07% 13
Oxfordshire +11 34 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 34 £43,750 +25.00% 9
Scotland +7 30 £33,000 -5.03% 7
Cambridge -19 25 £45,000 +25.72% 5
West Sussex +21 24 £35,250 -6.00% 1
Somerset +3 24 £35,000 +8.39%
Basingstoke -6 23 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Hertfordshire -17 22 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Edinburgh +1 20 £35,000 -10.82% 6
North Yorkshire -8 20 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Kent +18 19 £35,000 -17.64%
East Midlands -12 17 £35,000 +2.18% 4
Buckinghamshire -29 17 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1294 (62.15%) Test Automation
2 1173 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
3 874 (41.98%) QA
4 689 (33.09%) Selenium
5 607 (29.15%) ISTQB
6 533 (25.60%) SQL
7 490 (23.54%) Java
8 489 (23.49%) ISEB
9 464 (22.29%) C#
10 462 (22.19%) Finance
11 432 (20.75%) Test Scripting
12 407 (19.55%) Degree
13 400 (19.21%) Scrum
14 391 (18.78%) Microsoft
15 379 (18.20%) Test Strategy
16 345 (16.57%) SDLC
17 324 (15.56%) Manual Testing
18 319 (15.32%) BDD
19 318 (15.27%) Cucumber
20 297 (14.27%) User Acceptance Testing
21 289 (13.88%) Windows
22 276 (13.26%) .NET
23 268 (12.87%) TDD
24 259 (12.44%) JIRA
25 256 (12.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 239 (11.48%) Performance Testing
26 239 (11.48%) WebDriver
27 233 (11.19%) Regression Testing
28 228 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
29 220 (10.57%) JavaScript

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 31 (1.49%) IIS
2 30 (1.44%) Confluence
3 25 (1.20%) CMS
3 25 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 12 (0.58%) Apache
5 9 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.34%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.096%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.096%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.048%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.048%) CICS
10 1 (0.048%) Documentum
10 1 (0.048%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.048%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.048%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) Simulink
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.048%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.048%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Sonata
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.048%) Magento
6 1 (0.048%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.048%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.16%) SaaS
4 33 (1.59%) G Suite
4 33 (1.59%) Office 365
4 33 (1.59%) Slack
5 25 (1.20%) BrowserStack
6 17 (0.82%) GitHub
7 15 (0.72%) IaaS
8 7 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.34%) PaaS
9 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.24%) Lucidchart
10 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 2 (0.096%) Loggly
12 2 (0.096%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.096%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.45%) HTTP
2 27 (1.30%) Internet
3 17 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.77%) Wireless
5 12 (0.58%) VoIP
6 10 (0.48%) DNS
7 7 (0.34%) VPN
8 6 (0.29%) SSL
9 5 (0.24%) PBX
10 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.14%) DHCP
11 3 (0.14%) FTP
11 3 (0.14%) VLAN
12 2 (0.096%) GPRS
12 2 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.048%) GSM
13 1 (0.048%) Intranet
13 1 (0.048%) LAN
13 1 (0.048%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.75%) MySQL
3 75 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 38 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 28 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.30%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 19 (0.91%) HBase
12 17 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.67%) Big Data
13 14 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.48%) Redis
15 9 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 689 (33.09%) Selenium
2 318 (15.27%) Cucumber
3 259 (12.44%) JIRA
4 239 (11.48%) WebDriver
5 183 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 159 (7.64%) SoapUI
7 147 (7.06%) Jenkins
8 123 (5.91%) HP UFT
9 118 (5.67%) JMeter
10 111 (5.33%) SpecFlow
11 105 (5.04%) Git (software)
12 96 (4.61%) JUnit
13 91 (4.37%) Visual Studio
14 67 (3.22%) Appium
15 66 (3.17%) LoadRunner
16 49 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 44 (2.11%) Ranorex
18 42 (2.02%) Subversion
19 40 (1.92%) Protractor
20 36 (1.73%) Zephyr
General
1 462 (22.19%) Finance
2 127 (6.10%) Retail
3 105 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 86 (4.13%) Banking
5 49 (2.35%) Marketing
6 46 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.07%) Automotive
8 42 (2.02%) Legal
9 33 (1.59%) Electronics
10 27 (1.30%) Games
11 26 (1.25%) Law
12 25 (1.20%) Back Office
13 23 (1.10%) Advertising
14 18 (0.86%) Publishing
15 16 (0.77%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.67%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.67%) Billing
17 12 (0.58%) Investment Banking
18 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 614 (29.49%) Analyst
2 458 (22.00%) Tester
3 457 (21.95%) Test Analyst
4 335 (16.09%) Test Engineer
5 227 (10.90%) Software Tester
6 195 (9.37%) Developer
7 178 (8.55%) Automation Tester
8 153 (7.35%) QA Engineer
9 130 (6.24%) Software Test Engineer
10 118 (5.67%) Software Analyst
11 109 (5.24%) Test Manager
12 98 (4.71%) Test Automation Engineer
13 95 (4.56%) Software Test Analyst
14 93 (4.47%) Junior
14 93 (4.47%) QA Analyst
15 92 (4.42%) Automation Test Analyst
16 90 (4.32%) Consultant
16 90 (4.32%) Senior Tester
17 88 (4.23%) QA Tester
18 76 (3.65%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (13.26%) .NET
2 203 (9.75%) Web Services
3 192 (9.22%) XML
4 159 (7.64%) HTML
5 104 (5.00%) CSS
6 88 (4.23%) RESTful
7 84 (4.03%) Gherkin
7 84 (4.03%) REST
8 78 (3.75%) ASP.NET
9 75 (3.60%) SOAP
10 53 (2.55%) HTML5
10 53 (2.55%) JSON
11 41 (1.97%) AngularJS
12 40 (1.92%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.39%) jQuery
14 26 (1.25%) React
15 25 (1.20%) Middleware
16 22 (1.06%) Node.js
16 22 (1.06%) Spring
16 22 (1.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (9.08%) Computer Science
3 91 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.21%) iPad
5 44 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.97%) User Experience
8 29 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 26 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 24 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (0.72%) New Media
13 14 (0.67%) BBC
14 13 (0.62%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.53%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.48%) Fintech
17 9 (0.43%) iPhone
17 9 (0.43%) Smartphone
18 8 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 289 (13.88%) Windows
2 197 (9.46%) Linux
3 107 (5.14%) Unix
4 77 (3.70%) Android
5 66 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.10%) VxWorks
7 23 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.96%) Solaris
9 16 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1294 (62.15%) Test Automation
2 1173 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (20.75%) Test Scripting
4 400 (19.21%) Scrum
5 379 (18.20%) Test Strategy
6 345 (16.57%) SDLC
7 324 (15.56%) Manual Testing
8 319 (15.32%) BDD
9 297 (14.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 268 (12.87%) TDD
11 239 (11.48%) Performance Testing
12 233 (11.19%) Regression Testing
13 219 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
14 216 (10.37%) Waterfall
15 213 (10.23%) Functional Testing
16 196 (9.41%) Mentoring
17 191 (9.17%) Software Engineering
18 161 (7.73%) Non-Functional Testing
18 161 (7.73%) Test Management
19 144 (6.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 533 (25.60%) SQL
2 490 (23.54%) Java
3 464 (22.29%) C#
4 220 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 204 (9.80%) Python
6 151 (7.25%) C
7 145 (6.96%) C++
8 109 (5.24%) Ruby
9 70 (3.36%) VB
10 64 (3.07%) PHP
11 57 (2.74%) T-SQL
12 50 (2.40%) Perl
13 40 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 39 (1.87%) Scala
15 29 (1.39%) VBScript
16 25 (1.20%) Bash Shell
16 25 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 19 (0.91%) Groovy
18 18 (0.86%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 607 (29.15%) ISTQB
2 489 (23.49%) ISEB
3 407 (19.55%) Degree
4 256 (12.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 103 (4.95%) Security Cleared
6 86 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 50 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.73%) SC Cleared
9 31 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.29%) HND
14 5 (0.24%) CIMA
15 4 (0.19%) HNC
15 4 (0.19%) PhD
15 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 874 (41.98%) QA
2 17 (0.82%) PMO
3 11 (0.53%) SLA
4 9 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.29%) GAMP
5 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) MISRA
5 6 (0.29%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.24%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.096%) MiFID
9 2 (0.096%) SEPA
10 1 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.048%) EMIR
10 1 (0.048%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 43 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (1.15%) Docker
4 8 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.38%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.24%) Firmware
5 5 (0.24%) XenApp
5 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.096%) HDFS
7 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.048%) ACF2
8 1 (0.048%) KVM
8 1 (0.048%) RACF
8 1 (0.048%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.44%) Ansible
3 21 (1.01%) Puppet
4 10 (0.48%) StatsD
5 8 (0.38%) Grafana
6 7 (0.34%) Nagios
7 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.24%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.14%) Cacti
9 3 (0.14%) Graphite
9 3 (0.14%) Oozie
10 2 (0.096%) Consul
10 2 (0.096%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.096%) Mesos
10 2 (0.096%) rkt
10 2 (0.096%) Salt
10 2 (0.096%) Terraform
10 2 (0.096%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 391 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 111 (5.33%) Oracle
3 96 (4.61%) HP
4 44 (2.11%) VMware
5 40 (1.92%) Google
5 40 (1.92%) SAP
6 25 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 22 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 19 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (0.72%) Apple
10 14 (0.67%) IBM
11 13 (0.62%) BT
11 13 (0.62%) McAfee
12 12 (0.58%) Tableau
13 11 (0.53%) Cognizant
14 10 (0.48%) Citrix
14 10 (0.48%) Pega
14 10 (0.48%) Splunk
14 10 (0.48%) TOWER Software
15 9 (0.43%) Facebook
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: great pension + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + flexible benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits 20% Non-Contributory Pension & 10%
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-30k
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Bray Leino Broadcare
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Fuel3D
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago