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

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 241 239
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1120 1482 1472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.42% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.60% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1182 1175
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £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 76216 92627 93645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.14% 88.57% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62695 76706 75786
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 £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 March 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 March 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 -5 1071 £37,500 - 160
South East +36 313 £35,000 - 28
London -2 272 £53,750 +13.15% 39
Yorkshire +9 124 £35,000 +7.69% 18
East of England -15 105 £42,500 +13.33% 12
South West +36 94 £37,500 +7.14% 15
West Yorkshire +12 94 £40,000 +15.94% 13
Hampshire +17 83 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Leeds +34 81 £39,650 +16.61% 8
West Midlands -26 68 £32,500 -16.12% 15
Hertfordshire +4 55 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +15 54 £42,500 +34.92% 6
North West -56 54 £35,000 +16.66% 22
West Sussex +27 39 £36,500 -2.66% 1
Somerset +26 38 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 37 £37,250 +6.42% 3
East Midlands -3 37 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Manchester -45 37 £35,000 +16.66% 18
Berkshire +21 34 £40,000 - 3
Milton Keynes +28 32 £37,250 +10.37% 2
City of London +17 32 £55,000 +15.78% 21
Bristol +11 31 £45,000 +42.85% 7
Oxfordshire -5 31 £30,000 -20.00% 8
Kent +33 29 £35,000 +16.66%
Birmingham -6 29 £30,000 -22.58% 3
Southampton +31 27 £31,000 -11.42% 2
North Yorkshire -2 25 £32,500 - 2
Scotland -8 24 £34,000 -5.55% 7
Reigate +37 21 £52,500 +90.90% 1
Basingstoke +1 21 £42,500 +21.42% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1295 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 944 (42.16%) QA
3 757 (33.81%) Selenium
4 656 (29.30%) SQL
5 654 (29.21%) ISTQB
5 654 (29.21%) Test Automation
6 564 (25.19%) ISEB
7 541 (24.16%) Java
8 482 (21.53%) C#
9 477 (21.30%) Finance
10 445 (19.87%) Scrum
11 442 (19.74%) Test Scripting
12 431 (19.25%) Microsoft
13 419 (18.71%) Degree
14 393 (17.55%) Test Strategy
15 390 (17.42%) SDLC
16 368 (16.44%) BDD
17 363 (16.21%) Cucumber
17 363 (16.21%) Automated Testing
18 329 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
19 323 (14.43%) Manual Testing
20 316 (14.11%) Automation Testing
21 295 (13.18%) .NET
22 290 (12.95%) TDD
23 283 (12.64%) JIRA
24 280 (12.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 277 (12.37%) Windows
26 270 (12.06%) Performance Testing
27 263 (11.75%) Regression Testing
28 255 (11.39%) Functional 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 49 (2.19%) Confluence
2 40 (1.79%) IIS
3 29 (1.30%) CMS
3 29 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.58%) Apache
6 9 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.36%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.22%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.18%) Documentum
11 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.089%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.089%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.089%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.089%) WordPress
Applications
1 217 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 89 (3.97%) MS Office
3 41 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.70%) MS Project
5 7 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) Simulink
7 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.045%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.045%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.045%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 20 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.36%) Sonata
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.089%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.045%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.14%) SaaS
4 37 (1.65%) G Suite
4 37 (1.65%) Office 365
4 37 (1.65%) Slack
5 12 (0.54%) IaaS
6 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.31%) GitHub
6 7 (0.31%) Lucidchart
6 7 (0.31%) PaaS
7 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.089%) Loggly
8 2 (0.089%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.089%) Sumo Logic
8 2 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.045%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.50%) HTTP
2 25 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 19 (0.85%) Internet
4 12 (0.54%) VoIP
5 11 (0.49%) DNS
6 10 (0.45%) Wireless
7 7 (0.31%) VPN
8 5 (0.22%) DHCP
8 5 (0.22%) Firewall
9 3 (0.13%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.13%) InfiniBand
9 3 (0.13%) Network Security
9 3 (0.13%) SSL
9 3 (0.13%) VLAN
10 2 (0.089%) FTP
10 2 (0.089%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.089%) PBX
11 1 (0.045%) GPRS
11 1 (0.045%) GSM
11 1 (0.045%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 76 (3.39%) MySQL
4 44 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 24 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.03%) HBase
11 22 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 22 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 21 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.67%) Redis
14 13 (0.58%) Big Data
14 13 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.58%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 757 (33.81%) Selenium
2 363 (16.21%) Cucumber
3 283 (12.64%) JIRA
4 248 (11.08%) WebDriver
5 174 (7.77%) SoapUI
6 169 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 142 (6.34%) Git (software)
8 140 (6.25%) Jenkins
9 128 (5.72%) HP UFT
9 128 (5.72%) JMeter
10 103 (4.60%) Visual Studio
11 101 (4.51%) JUnit
11 101 (4.51%) SpecFlow
12 75 (3.35%) LoadRunner
13 64 (2.86%) Appium
14 55 (2.46%) Ranorex
15 54 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 44 (1.97%) Subversion
17 39 (1.74%) Maven
18 36 (1.61%) Bugzilla
General
1 477 (21.30%) Finance
2 124 (5.54%) Retail
3 113 (5.05%) Banking
4 97 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.28%) Marketing
6 50 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.88%) Automotive
8 40 (1.79%) Games
9 39 (1.74%) Electronics
10 38 (1.70%) Legal
11 23 (1.03%) Advertising
11 23 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.98%) Military
12 22 (0.98%) Publishing
13 20 (0.89%) Law
14 18 (0.80%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.76%) Back Office
16 13 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.54%) Billing
18 10 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 681 (30.42%) Analyst
2 519 (23.18%) Test Analyst
3 450 (20.10%) Tester
4 350 (15.63%) Test Engineer
5 209 (9.33%) Developer
6 195 (8.71%) Software Tester
7 171 (7.64%) Automation Tester
8 156 (6.97%) Test Manager
9 142 (6.34%) QA Engineer
10 130 (5.81%) Software Analyst
11 123 (5.49%) Software Test Engineer
12 119 (5.31%) Test Leader
13 112 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
14 102 (4.56%) Automation Test Analyst
15 100 (4.47%) QA Tester
16 94 (4.20%) Senior Test Engineer
17 93 (4.15%) QA Analyst
18 82 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
18 82 (3.66%) Test Automation Engineer
19 81 (3.62%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (13.18%) .NET
2 228 (10.18%) Web Services
3 222 (9.92%) XML
4 175 (7.82%) HTML
5 118 (5.27%) CSS
6 91 (4.06%) RESTful
7 86 (3.84%) ASP.NET
8 81 (3.62%) SOAP
9 79 (3.53%) REST
10 75 (3.35%) Gherkin
11 52 (2.32%) JSON
12 33 (1.47%) HTML5
13 29 (1.30%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.16%) Middleware
15 25 (1.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 25 (1.12%) Unity DI Container
16 22 (0.98%) Spring
17 21 (0.94%) Hibernate
17 21 (0.94%) jQuery
17 21 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 240 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 97 (4.33%) Mobile App
4 62 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 39 (1.74%) Virtual Team
6 36 (1.61%) iPad
7 34 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 34 (1.52%) User Experience
8 27 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 19 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.80%) New Media
11 17 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.63%) BBC
13 14 (0.63%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
14 10 (0.45%) Replication
15 9 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
15 9 (0.40%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.36%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 277 (12.37%) Windows
2 228 (10.18%) Linux
3 121 (5.40%) Unix
4 77 (3.44%) Android
5 65 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 45 (2.01%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.76%) Solaris
9 14 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.31%) VxWorks
13 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1295 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 654 (29.21%) Test Automation
3 445 (19.87%) Scrum
4 442 (19.74%) Test Scripting
5 393 (17.55%) Test Strategy
6 390 (17.42%) SDLC
7 368 (16.44%) BDD
8 363 (16.21%) Automated Testing
9 329 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 323 (14.43%) Manual Testing
11 316 (14.11%) Automation Testing
12 290 (12.95%) TDD
13 270 (12.06%) Performance Testing
14 263 (11.75%) Regression Testing
15 255 (11.39%) Functional Testing
16 248 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
17 245 (10.94%) Mentoring
18 242 (10.81%) Test Management
19 231 (10.32%) Waterfall
20 178 (7.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 656 (29.30%) SQL
2 541 (24.16%) Java
3 482 (21.53%) C#
4 217 (9.69%) JavaScript
5 210 (9.38%) Python
6 148 (6.61%) C++
7 134 (5.98%) C
8 100 (4.47%) Ruby
9 69 (3.08%) PHP
10 60 (2.68%) VB
11 57 (2.55%) Perl
12 56 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 37 (1.65%) Scala
14 25 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.12%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 22 (0.98%) VBScript
17 20 (0.89%) Groovy
18 17 (0.76%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 654 (29.21%) ISTQB
2 564 (25.19%) ISEB
3 419 (18.71%) Degree
4 280 (12.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 103 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 49 (2.19%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.27%) HND
12 5 (0.22%) CIMA
13 4 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.18%) CCNA
13 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.089%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 944 (42.16%) QA
2 41 (1.83%) SDET
3 20 (0.89%) SLA
4 19 (0.85%) PMO
5 14 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.27%) GAMP
8 5 (0.22%) ISO13485
8 5 (0.22%) MISRA
8 5 (0.22%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.13%) HL7
10 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.089%) MiFID
12 1 (0.045%) EMIR
12 1 (0.045%) FATCA
12 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 36 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.71%) Docker
5 11 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.31%) Firmware
8 4 (0.18%) RACF
8 4 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.089%) HDFS
9 2 (0.089%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.089%) XenApp
9 2 (0.089%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.045%) KVM
10 1 (0.045%) Xen
Systems Management
1 105 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.30%) Puppet
3 16 (0.71%) Ansible
4 15 (0.67%) StatsD
5 13 (0.58%) Grafana
6 9 (0.40%) Nagios
7 7 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.31%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.22%) Cacti
8 5 (0.22%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.22%) Graphite
9 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.089%) Consul
11 2 (0.089%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.089%) Mesos
11 2 (0.089%) Oozie
11 2 (0.089%) Salt
11 2 (0.089%) Terraform
Vendors
1 431 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 156 (6.97%) Oracle
3 126 (5.63%) HP
4 51 (2.28%) SAP
5 45 (2.01%) Google
6 37 (1.65%) VMware
7 34 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 24 (1.07%) Siebel
9 22 (0.98%) Sun
10 21 (0.94%) IBM
11 18 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 15 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.67%) Splunk
13 13 (0.58%) Pega
14 12 (0.54%) EMC
15 11 (0.49%) BT
15 11 (0.49%) Intel Security
16 9 (0.40%) New Relic
16 9 (0.40%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.40%) TOWER Software
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 29 minutes ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 3 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40,000 DoE + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 6 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, h/c, pension
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday