Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 244 255
Rank change year-on-year -36 +11 -27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2156 2884 2931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.43% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.60% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 2359 2463
UK median annual salary £37,776 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.74% -1.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £23,775
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual 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 159343 179855 195820
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.76% 88.90% 87.88%
Number of salaries quoted 127678 149705 159211
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 16 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England -42 2024 £38,750 +3.33% 178
UK excluding London -23 1624 £35,000 - 139
South East +20 533 £35,000 - 37
London -77 510 £52,500 +5.00% 50
North of England -64 372 £35,000 +7.69% 47
South West +47 222 £37,500 +15.38% 15
Yorkshire -16 218 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Midlands -49 199 £35,000 - 16
East of England -37 198 £42,500 +13.33% 13
West Midlands -32 150 £35,750 +2.14% 14
North West -78 136 £35,000 +9.03% 32
Scotland +26 95 £31,250 -10.71% 7
East Midlands -42 48 £35,000 - 2
North East +14 18 £35,000 -2.78% 3
Wales -11 14 £28,500 -10.02% 2
Isle of Man - 6 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1313 (60.90%) Test Automation
2 1144 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 851 (39.47%) QA
4 673 (31.22%) Selenium
5 604 (28.01%) ISTQB
6 516 (23.93%) SQL
7 507 (23.52%) Java
7 507 (23.52%) ISEB
8 506 (23.47%) Degree
9 488 (22.63%) Finance
10 483 (22.40%) C#
11 447 (20.73%) Test Scripting
12 414 (19.20%) Test Strategy
13 380 (17.63%) Scrum
14 373 (17.30%) Microsoft
15 343 (15.91%) SDLC
16 325 (15.07%) Cucumber
17 310 (14.38%) Manual Testing
18 300 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
19 299 (13.87%) Windows
20 297 (13.78%) BDD
21 283 (13.13%) Regression Testing
22 279 (12.94%) .NET
23 274 (12.71%) JIRA
24 272 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 255 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
26 237 (10.99%) Computer Science
27 235 (10.90%) Functional Testing
28 233 (10.81%) Software Engineering
29 229 (10.62%) TDD

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 39 (1.81%) Confluence
2 28 (1.30%) CMS
3 25 (1.16%) IIS
4 23 (1.07%) Apache
5 22 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.28%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.23%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.093%) JBoss
12 1 (0.046%) CICS
12 1 (0.046%) nginx
Applications
1 81 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Simulink
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.046%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.046%) Mingle
8 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.046%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.19%) Sonata
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Postilion
5 2 (0.093%) Magento
5 2 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.046%) FastStats
6 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.046%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.64%) SaaS
4 40 (1.86%) GitHub
5 33 (1.53%) Slack
6 30 (1.39%) G Suite
6 30 (1.39%) Office 365
7 28 (1.30%) BrowserStack
8 26 (1.21%) IaaS
9 11 (0.51%) PaaS
10 6 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.093%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.046%) DigitalOcean
14 1 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.76%) HTTP
2 29 (1.35%) Internet
3 25 (1.16%) VoIP
4 21 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.74%) Wireless
6 10 (0.46%) SSL
7 8 (0.37%) DNS
8 7 (0.32%) VPN
9 6 (0.28%) PBX
10 5 (0.23%) IMAP
10 5 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.23%) LDAP
10 5 (0.23%) SMTP
11 4 (0.19%) Intranet
12 3 (0.14%) DHCP
12 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.093%) ADSL
13 2 (0.093%) HTTPS
14 1 (0.046%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.20%) MySQL
3 56 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 38 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.35%) Big Data
6 26 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.56%) HBase
15 11 (0.51%) GIS
15 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
17 7 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 673 (31.22%) Selenium
2 325 (15.07%) Cucumber
3 274 (12.71%) JIRA
4 227 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 184 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 178 (8.26%) Jenkins
7 157 (7.28%) SoapUI
8 142 (6.59%) SpecFlow
9 136 (6.31%) Git (software)
10 134 (6.22%) HP UFT
11 98 (4.55%) Visual Studio
12 97 (4.50%) JMeter
13 87 (4.04%) JUnit
14 64 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 64 (2.97%) LoadRunner
15 63 (2.92%) Appium
16 49 (2.27%) Subversion
17 46 (2.13%) Ranorex
17 46 (2.13%) TeamCity
18 40 (1.86%) Protractor
General
1 488 (22.63%) Finance
2 135 (6.26%) Retail
3 113 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.53%) Banking
5 57 (2.64%) Marketing
6 52 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.13%) Games
8 43 (1.99%) Automotive
9 37 (1.72%) Back Office
10 35 (1.62%) Electronics
11 31 (1.44%) Legal
12 27 (1.25%) Law
13 23 (1.07%) Advertising
14 22 (1.02%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.79%) Military
16 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.65%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.60%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 600 (27.83%) Analyst
2 505 (23.42%) Tester
3 457 (21.20%) Test Analyst
4 333 (15.45%) Test Engineer
5 241 (11.18%) Software Tester
6 219 (10.16%) Developer
7 189 (8.77%) Automation Tester
8 159 (7.37%) QA Engineer
9 118 (5.47%) Software Test Engineer
10 116 (5.38%) QA Analyst
11 114 (5.29%) Software Analyst
12 107 (4.96%) Junior
13 99 (4.59%) Senior Tester
13 99 (4.59%) Test Automation Engineer
14 97 (4.50%) QA Tester
15 95 (4.41%) Software Test Analyst
16 94 (4.36%) Graduate
17 90 (4.17%) Consultant
18 89 (4.13%) Test Leader
18 89 (4.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (12.94%) .NET
2 198 (9.18%) XML
3 189 (8.77%) Web Services
4 167 (7.75%) HTML
5 112 (5.19%) CSS
5 112 (5.19%) RESTful
6 100 (4.64%) Gherkin
7 92 (4.27%) REST
8 91 (4.22%) SOAP
9 83 (3.85%) ASP.NET
10 73 (3.39%) JSON
11 56 (2.60%) HTML5
12 53 (2.46%) AngularJS
13 39 (1.81%) .NET Framework
14 35 (1.62%) Node.js
15 33 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 31 (1.44%) jQuery
16 31 (1.44%) React
17 30 (1.39%) Middleware
18 26 (1.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 255 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (10.99%) Computer Science
3 94 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 57 (2.64%) User Experience
5 55 (2.55%) iPad
6 37 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 21 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 19 (0.88%) Fintech
12 16 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.74%) BBC
12 16 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (0.56%) Robotics
14 12 (0.56%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.51%) New Media
15 11 (0.51%) Replication
15 11 (0.51%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 299 (13.87%) Windows
2 207 (9.60%) Linux
3 86 (3.99%) Unix
4 61 (2.83%) Android
5 54 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.35%) VxWorks
7 21 (0.97%) Solaris
7 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 15 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.23%) Debian
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1313 (60.90%) Test Automation
2 1144 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (20.73%) Test Scripting
4 414 (19.20%) Test Strategy
5 380 (17.63%) Scrum
6 343 (15.91%) SDLC
7 310 (14.38%) Manual Testing
8 300 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 297 (13.78%) BDD
10 283 (13.13%) Regression Testing
11 235 (10.90%) Functional Testing
12 233 (10.81%) Software Engineering
13 229 (10.62%) TDD
14 228 (10.58%) Performance Testing
15 205 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
16 193 (8.95%) Waterfall
17 175 (8.12%) Non-Functional Testing
18 174 (8.07%) Mentoring
19 169 (7.84%) Test Management
20 161 (7.47%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 516 (23.93%) SQL
2 507 (23.52%) Java
3 483 (22.40%) C#
4 216 (10.02%) JavaScript
5 213 (9.88%) Python
6 172 (7.98%) C
6 172 (7.98%) C++
7 111 (5.15%) Ruby
8 83 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 72 (3.34%) VB
10 63 (2.92%) PHP
11 45 (2.09%) Perl
12 39 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.58%) Scala
14 30 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.25%) VBScript
16 24 (1.11%) VB.NET
17 22 (1.02%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.83%) Groovy
19 16 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 604 (28.01%) ISTQB
2 507 (23.52%) ISEB
3 506 (23.47%) Degree
4 272 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 111 (5.15%) Security Cleared
6 96 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 58 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 38 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 18 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
11 14 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.51%) PhD
13 9 (0.42%) SAP Certification
14 8 (0.37%) CCNA
14 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.37%) HNC
14 8 (0.37%) HND
14 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 851 (39.47%) QA
2 15 (0.70%) PMO
3 9 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.42%) SLA
4 6 (0.28%) GAMP
5 5 (0.23%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.23%) HL7
5 5 (0.23%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.23%) MISRA
5 5 (0.23%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) SEPA
7 2 (0.093%) MiFID
8 1 (0.046%) DICOM
8 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.046%) EMIR
8 1 (0.046%) FATCA
System Software
1 47 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.95%) Docker
2 42 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.42%) Firmware
4 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.23%) XenApp
4 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.093%) Xen
8 1 (0.046%) ACF2
8 1 (0.046%) RACF
8 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.53%) Ansible
3 15 (0.70%) Puppet
4 12 (0.56%) rkt
5 5 (0.23%) Nagios
6 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.14%) Oozie
8 2 (0.093%) Marathon
8 2 (0.093%) Mesos
9 1 (0.046%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.046%) Graphite
9 1 (0.046%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.046%) Icinga
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 373 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 110 (5.10%) HP
3 100 (4.64%) Oracle
4 51 (2.37%) SAP
5 49 (2.27%) VMware
6 41 (1.90%) Google
7 31 (1.44%) Cognizant
8 23 (1.07%) Red Hat
8 23 (1.07%) Virgin Media
9 22 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 21 (0.97%) IBM
11 17 (0.79%) Apple
12 16 (0.74%) Zend
13 15 (0.70%) Citrix
14 14 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.60%) Tableau
16 12 (0.56%) Facebook
17 9 (0.42%) Pega
18 8 (0.37%) McAfee
18 8 (0.37%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-42k+Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vadis People
Salary: circ £30,000 to £36,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £35-42K + 20% Pension & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago