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

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 239 254
Rank change year-on-year -45 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 967 1390 1412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.41% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.58% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 811 1102 1182
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
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 76368 87744 94880
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.66% 89.08% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 62374 73023 77002
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 £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 23 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 23 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 -36 920 £37,500 - 144
London -12 261 £52,500 +7.14% 38
South East +18 235 £35,000 - 27
Yorkshire -6 105 £35,000 +7.69% 13
South West +38 104 £36,000 +10.76% 16
West Yorkshire +4 75 £35,000 - 6
East of England -48 73 £42,500 +18.05% 15
West Midlands -24 69 £35,000 -2.77% 15
Leeds +20 64 £34,250 -5.51% 3
Hampshire +13 63 £32,500 -7.14% 10
City of London +28 53 £57,500 +27.77% 12
North West -71 48 £34,156 +5.09% 14
Bristol +18 41 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Berkshire +10 37 £43,750 -2.77% 4
Birmingham +6 36 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Surrey +5 36 £36,750 +13.07% 3
Cambridgeshire -7 34 £43,750 +32.57% 6
Oxfordshire +9 33 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Manchester -50 31 £32,500 - 11
Scotland -5 28 £33,000 -5.03% 8
West Sussex +32 26 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Hertfordshire -13 25 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cambridge -17 25 £45,000 +27.13% 4
Somerset +1 24 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Basingstoke -8 24 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Kent +23 20 £35,000 -3.44%
North Yorkshire -8 20 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Edinburgh -4 18 £35,000 -6.66% 6
East Midlands -15 17 £35,000 +4.47% 2
Buckinghamshire -25 17 £37,500 +3.44% 1

For the 6 months to 23 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 1283 (62.22%) Test Automation
2 1161 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
3 866 (42.00%) QA
4 679 (32.93%) Selenium
5 603 (29.24%) ISTQB
6 530 (25.70%) SQL
7 487 (23.62%) ISEB
8 486 (23.57%) Java
9 465 (22.55%) C#
10 456 (22.11%) Finance
11 423 (20.51%) Test Scripting
12 407 (19.74%) Scrum
13 404 (19.59%) Degree
14 391 (18.96%) Microsoft
15 367 (17.80%) Test Strategy
16 344 (16.68%) SDLC
17 320 (15.52%) Manual Testing
18 318 (15.42%) BDD
19 311 (15.08%) Cucumber
20 291 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
21 286 (13.87%) Windows
22 278 (13.48%) .NET
23 266 (12.90%) TDD
24 257 (12.46%) JIRA
25 256 (12.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 238 (11.54%) Performance Testing
27 234 (11.35%) WebDriver
28 227 (11.01%) Regression Testing
29 223 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
30 216 (10.48%) Continuous Integration

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 (1.50%) IIS
2 29 (1.41%) Confluence
3 25 (1.21%) CMS
3 25 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 12 (0.58%) Apache
5 9 (0.44%) 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 (0.097%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.097%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.097%) 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 72 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.24%) Simulink
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.048%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.048%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 18 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.34%) Sonata
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.097%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) Magento
7 1 (0.048%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.048%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.99%) SaaS
4 33 (1.60%) G Suite
4 33 (1.60%) Office 365
4 33 (1.60%) Slack
5 24 (1.16%) BrowserStack
6 17 (0.82%) GitHub
7 15 (0.73%) IaaS
8 7 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.34%) PaaS
9 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.24%) Lucidchart
10 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 2 (0.097%) Loggly
12 2 (0.097%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.097%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.097%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.42%) HTTP
2 27 (1.31%) Internet
3 18 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.78%) Wireless
5 11 (0.53%) VoIP
6 10 (0.48%) DNS
7 7 (0.34%) VPN
8 5 (0.24%) PBX
8 5 (0.24%) SSL
9 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.15%) DHCP
10 3 (0.15%) FTP
10 3 (0.15%) VLAN
11 2 (0.097%) GPRS
11 2 (0.097%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.097%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.048%) GSM
12 1 (0.048%) Intranet
12 1 (0.048%) LAN
12 1 (0.048%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.69%) MySQL
3 73 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 37 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 28 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 25 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 19 (0.92%) HBase
11 17 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.63%) Big Data
14 10 (0.48%) Redis
15 9 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 679 (32.93%) Selenium
2 311 (15.08%) Cucumber
3 257 (12.46%) JIRA
4 234 (11.35%) WebDriver
5 182 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 156 (7.57%) SoapUI
7 142 (6.89%) Jenkins
8 120 (5.82%) HP UFT
9 118 (5.72%) JMeter
10 109 (5.29%) SpecFlow
11 105 (5.09%) Git (software)
12 94 (4.56%) JUnit
13 92 (4.46%) Visual Studio
14 67 (3.25%) Appium
15 66 (3.20%) LoadRunner
16 48 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 44 (2.13%) Ranorex
18 42 (2.04%) Subversion
19 39 (1.89%) Protractor
20 37 (1.79%) Zephyr
General
1 456 (22.11%) Finance
2 125 (6.06%) Retail
3 104 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 88 (4.27%) Banking
5 50 (2.42%) Marketing
6 46 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.04%) Automotive
8 41 (1.99%) Legal
9 32 (1.55%) Electronics
10 29 (1.41%) Games
11 25 (1.21%) Back Office
11 25 (1.21%) Law
12 23 (1.12%) Advertising
13 19 (0.92%) Publishing
14 16 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.68%) Billing
16 13 (0.63%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.63%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 610 (29.58%) Analyst
2 453 (21.97%) Test Analyst
3 447 (21.68%) Tester
4 331 (16.05%) Test Engineer
5 221 (10.72%) Software Tester
6 195 (9.46%) Developer
7 172 (8.34%) Automation Tester
8 149 (7.23%) QA Engineer
9 129 (6.26%) Software Test Engineer
10 117 (5.67%) Software Analyst
11 109 (5.29%) Test Manager
12 96 (4.66%) Test Automation Engineer
13 95 (4.61%) Software Test Analyst
14 93 (4.51%) Automation Test Analyst
14 93 (4.51%) Junior
15 92 (4.46%) Consultant
15 92 (4.46%) QA Analyst
16 88 (4.27%) Senior Tester
17 84 (4.07%) QA Tester
18 77 (3.73%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (13.48%) .NET
2 204 (9.89%) Web Services
3 190 (9.21%) XML
4 157 (7.61%) HTML
5 103 (5.00%) CSS
6 86 (4.17%) RESTful
7 81 (3.93%) Gherkin
7 81 (3.93%) REST
8 77 (3.73%) ASP.NET
9 73 (3.54%) SOAP
10 53 (2.57%) HTML5
11 52 (2.52%) JSON
12 41 (1.99%) AngularJS
13 37 (1.79%) .NET Framework
14 30 (1.45%) jQuery
15 25 (1.21%) Middleware
15 25 (1.21%) React
16 22 (1.07%) Node.js
16 22 (1.07%) XHTML
17 21 (1.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 223 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 89 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.18%) iPad
5 44 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 44 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.84%) User Experience
7 29 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 27 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 15 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (0.73%) New Media
12 13 (0.63%) BBC
12 13 (0.63%) Digital Media
13 12 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.48%) Fintech
15 9 (0.44%) iPhone
15 9 (0.44%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 286 (13.87%) Windows
2 194 (9.41%) Linux
3 104 (5.04%) Unix
4 76 (3.69%) Android
5 65 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.12%) VxWorks
7 23 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.92%) Solaris
9 16 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.73%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1283 (62.22%) Test Automation
2 1161 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
3 423 (20.51%) Test Scripting
4 407 (19.74%) Scrum
5 367 (17.80%) Test Strategy
6 344 (16.68%) SDLC
7 320 (15.52%) Manual Testing
8 318 (15.42%) BDD
9 291 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 266 (12.90%) TDD
11 238 (11.54%) Performance Testing
12 227 (11.01%) Regression Testing
13 216 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
14 213 (10.33%) Waterfall
15 207 (10.04%) Functional Testing
16 193 (9.36%) Mentoring
17 185 (8.97%) Software Engineering
18 162 (7.86%) Test Management
19 160 (7.76%) Non-Functional Testing
20 143 (6.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 530 (25.70%) SQL
2 486 (23.57%) Java
3 465 (22.55%) C#
4 215 (10.43%) JavaScript
5 202 (9.80%) Python
6 148 (7.18%) C
7 145 (7.03%) C++
8 106 (5.14%) Ruby
9 70 (3.39%) VB
10 63 (3.06%) PHP
11 57 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 49 (2.38%) Perl
13 40 (1.94%) Scala
13 40 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.31%) VBScript
15 24 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.07%) VB.NET
17 19 (0.92%) Groovy
18 18 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 603 (29.24%) ISTQB
2 487 (23.62%) ISEB
3 404 (19.59%) Degree
4 256 (12.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (4.95%) Security Cleared
6 48 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.70%) SC Cleared
8 32 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.24%) CIMA
12 5 (0.24%) HND
13 4 (0.19%) HNC
13 4 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 866 (42.00%) QA
2 17 (0.82%) PMO
3 11 (0.53%) SLA
4 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.44%) 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%) ISO13485
8 3 (0.15%) HL7
8 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.097%) MiFID
9 2 (0.097%) SEPA
10 1 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.048%) EMIR
10 1 (0.048%) FATCA
System Software
1 43 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (1.21%) Docker
4 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.39%) 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 (0.097%) HDFS
7 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.097%) 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 75 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.50%) Ansible
3 22 (1.07%) Puppet
4 10 (0.48%) StatsD
5 8 (0.39%) Grafana
5 8 (0.39%) Nagios
6 6 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.29%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.19%) Cacti
7 4 (0.19%) Graphite
7 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.15%) Oozie
9 2 (0.097%) Consul
9 2 (0.097%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.097%) Mesos
9 2 (0.097%) rkt
9 2 (0.097%) Salt
9 2 (0.097%) Terraform
9 2 (0.097%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 391 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 113 (5.48%) Oracle
3 97 (4.70%) HP
4 44 (2.13%) VMware
5 40 (1.94%) Google
6 39 (1.89%) SAP
7 25 (1.21%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 19 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.73%) Apple
11 14 (0.68%) IBM
12 12 (0.58%) BT
12 12 (0.58%) McAfee
13 11 (0.53%) Tableau
14 10 (0.48%) Citrix
14 10 (0.48%) Pega
14 10 (0.48%) Splunk
14 10 (0.48%) TOWER Software
15 9 (0.44%) Cognizant
15 9 (0.44%) Siebel
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + FANTASTIC benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £52461.66 - £100887.81 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £74,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Consult Resolute Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Depends on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Distrelec
Salary: £42k - 48k per year + flexible working + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + fantastic training
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago