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

Software Testing
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 245 258
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1072 1487 1451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.43% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.61% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 905 1184 1207
Median salary £38,500 £36,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,350 £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 76628 92534 98045
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.33% 88.74% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 62957 76844 79256
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 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -13 1024 £38,750 +3.33% 146
South East +41 294 £35,000 - 27
London -25 266 £52,500 +10.52% 46
Yorkshire +17 123 £35,000 +7.69% 13
South West +38 104 £37,500 +7.14% 15
East of England -44 96 £42,500 +18.74% 15
West Yorkshire +23 94 £37,839 +8.11% 10
Hampshire +15 83 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Leeds +41 81 £36,378 +3.93% 7
West Midlands -18 73 £34,500 -8.00% 11
Surrey +21 49 £40,000 +23.07% 5
North West -68 46 £34,312 +5.57% 11
Hertfordshire +1 45 £45,000 +12.50% 4
City of London +35 43 £55,000 +37.50% 20
West Sussex +39 40 £35,250 +8.46% 1
Bristol +14 37 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Somerset +13 36 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham +19 35 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Oxfordshire +3 35 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Manchester -51 34 £34,500 +15.00% 7
Berkshire +9 32 £43,750 +2.94% 3
Southampton +38 27 £31,000 -11.42% 5
Kent +33 26 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Scotland -11 25 £33,000 -5.71% 9
Basingstoke -1 24 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Crawley +23 23 £42,500 +30.76%
North Yorkshire -2 23 £32,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 23 £38,500 +2.66% 2
East Midlands -23 22 £35,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire -31 21 £40,000 +11.75% 8

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1257 (57.90%) Agile Software Development
2 925 (42.61%) QA
3 737 (33.95%) Selenium
4 643 (29.62%) ISTQB
5 611 (28.14%) Test Automation
6 607 (27.96%) SQL
7 532 (24.50%) ISEB
8 529 (24.37%) Java
9 494 (22.75%) C#
10 459 (21.14%) Finance
11 455 (20.96%) Scrum
12 434 (19.99%) Test Scripting
13 425 (19.58%) Microsoft
14 406 (18.70%) Degree
15 390 (17.96%) SDLC
16 381 (17.55%) Test Strategy
17 372 (17.13%) Automated Testing
18 357 (16.44%) BDD
19 348 (16.03%) Cucumber
20 320 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
21 319 (14.69%) Manual Testing
22 314 (14.46%) Automation Testing
23 301 (13.86%) .NET
24 287 (13.22%) TDD
25 281 (12.94%) Windows
26 271 (12.48%) JIRA
27 264 (12.16%) Performance Testing
28 257 (11.84%) WebDriver
29 254 (11.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
30 248 (11.42%) Regression 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 39 (1.80%) Confluence
2 33 (1.52%) IIS
3 28 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.24%) CMS
5 14 (0.64%) Apache
6 9 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.28%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.092%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.092%) Documentum
10 2 (0.092%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.092%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.046%) SAS
Applications
1 80 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) Simulink
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.046%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.046%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 20 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.28%) Sonata
5 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.092%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.84%) SaaS
4 36 (1.66%) G Suite
4 36 (1.66%) Office 365
4 36 (1.66%) Slack
5 15 (0.69%) IaaS
6 8 (0.37%) GitHub
6 8 (0.37%) PaaS
7 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.32%) Lucidchart
8 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.092%) Loggly
10 2 (0.092%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.53%) HTTP
2 22 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 20 (0.92%) Internet
4 14 (0.64%) Wireless
5 10 (0.46%) VoIP
6 7 (0.32%) DNS
6 7 (0.32%) VPN
7 4 (0.18%) SSL
8 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.14%) FTP
8 3 (0.14%) PBX
8 3 (0.14%) VLAN
9 2 (0.092%) GPRS
9 2 (0.092%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.092%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.046%) Firewall
10 1 (0.046%) GSM
10 1 (0.046%) Intranet
10 1 (0.046%) LAN
10 1 (0.046%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 77 (3.55%) MySQL
4 43 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 30 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 29 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (0.88%) HBase
12 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.69%) Big Data
14 15 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
14 15 (0.69%) Redis
15 13 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.60%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 737 (33.95%) Selenium
2 348 (16.03%) Cucumber
3 271 (12.48%) JIRA
4 257 (11.84%) WebDriver
5 182 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 166 (7.65%) SoapUI
7 142 (6.54%) Jenkins
8 129 (5.94%) JMeter
9 126 (5.80%) Git (software)
10 122 (5.62%) HP UFT
11 107 (4.93%) SpecFlow
11 107 (4.93%) Visual Studio
12 100 (4.61%) JUnit
13 75 (3.45%) LoadRunner
14 65 (2.99%) Appium
15 54 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 50 (2.30%) Ranorex
17 46 (2.12%) Subversion
18 39 (1.80%) Eclipse
18 39 (1.80%) Protractor
General
1 459 (21.14%) Finance
2 125 (5.76%) Retail
3 101 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 99 (4.56%) Banking
5 53 (2.44%) Marketing
6 49 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.93%) Automotive
8 38 (1.75%) Electronics
9 37 (1.70%) Legal
10 35 (1.61%) Games
11 25 (1.15%) Law
12 24 (1.11%) Advertising
13 22 (1.01%) Back Office
14 21 (0.97%) Publishing
15 19 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 19 (0.88%) Military
16 18 (0.83%) Retail Banking
17 15 (0.69%) Billing
18 13 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.51%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 664 (30.58%) Analyst
2 508 (23.40%) Test Analyst
3 445 (20.50%) Tester
4 345 (15.89%) Test Engineer
5 209 (9.63%) Software Tester
6 199 (9.17%) Developer
7 174 (8.01%) Automation Tester
8 143 (6.59%) QA Engineer
9 138 (6.36%) Test Manager
10 128 (5.90%) Software Test Engineer
11 127 (5.85%) Software Analyst
12 109 (5.02%) Software Test Analyst
12 109 (5.02%) Test Leader
13 103 (4.74%) Automation Test Analyst
14 95 (4.38%) QA Analyst
15 89 (4.10%) QA Tester
15 89 (4.10%) Test Automation Engineer
16 88 (4.05%) Senior Test Engineer
17 86 (3.96%) Senior Tester
18 79 (3.64%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (13.86%) .NET
2 222 (10.23%) Web Services
3 214 (9.86%) XML
4 166 (7.65%) HTML
5 106 (4.88%) CSS
6 88 (4.05%) RESTful
7 81 (3.73%) ASP.NET
7 81 (3.73%) SOAP
8 77 (3.55%) Gherkin
9 76 (3.50%) REST
10 53 (2.44%) JSON
11 41 (1.89%) HTML5
12 33 (1.52%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.34%) Middleware
14 26 (1.20%) AngularJS
15 25 (1.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 25 (1.15%) Unity DI Container
16 23 (1.06%) Spring
17 22 (1.01%) jQuery
18 21 (0.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 235 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (8.80%) Computer Science
3 91 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 57 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.75%) iPad
7 35 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 35 (1.61%) User Experience
8 33 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 27 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 20 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.69%) New Media
13 12 (0.55%) BBC
13 12 (0.55%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.46%) Fintech
14 10 (0.46%) Replication
15 9 (0.41%) Augmented Reality
16 8 (0.37%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 281 (12.94%) Windows
2 217 (10.00%) Linux
3 113 (5.20%) Unix
4 79 (3.64%) Android
5 66 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.88%) Solaris
9 14 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.64%) VxWorks
10 13 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.51%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1257 (57.90%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (28.14%) Test Automation
3 455 (20.96%) Scrum
4 434 (19.99%) Test Scripting
5 390 (17.96%) SDLC
6 381 (17.55%) Test Strategy
7 372 (17.13%) Automated Testing
8 357 (16.44%) BDD
9 320 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 319 (14.69%) Manual Testing
11 314 (14.46%) Automation Testing
12 287 (13.22%) TDD
13 264 (12.16%) Performance Testing
14 248 (11.42%) Regression Testing
15 239 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
16 236 (10.87%) Functional Testing
17 230 (10.59%) Mentoring
18 220 (10.13%) Waterfall
19 206 (9.49%) Test Management
20 183 (8.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 607 (27.96%) SQL
2 529 (24.37%) Java
3 494 (22.75%) C#
4 212 (9.77%) JavaScript
5 202 (9.30%) Python
6 153 (7.05%) C++
7 141 (6.49%) C
8 107 (4.93%) Ruby
9 71 (3.27%) PHP
10 65 (2.99%) VB
11 55 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 53 (2.44%) Perl
13 40 (1.84%) Scala
14 33 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.20%) VBScript
16 24 (1.11%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.06%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.88%) Groovy
19 15 (0.69%) PowerShell
20 11 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 643 (29.62%) ISTQB
2 532 (24.50%) ISEB
3 406 (18.70%) Degree
4 254 (11.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 105 (4.84%) Security Cleared
6 43 (1.98%) SC Cleared
7 39 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.28%) HND
12 5 (0.23%) CIMA
13 4 (0.18%) CCNA
13 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.092%) HNC
15 2 (0.092%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 925 (42.61%) QA
2 42 (1.93%) SDET
3 19 (0.88%) PMO
4 15 (0.69%) SLA
5 14 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.28%) GAMP
7 6 (0.28%) MISRA
7 6 (0.28%) MISRA C
8 5 (0.23%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.23%) ISO13485
9 3 (0.14%) HL7
9 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.092%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.092%) MiFID
11 1 (0.046%) EMIR
11 1 (0.046%) FATCA
11 1 (0.046%) SEPA
System Software
1 40 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (0.88%) Docker
4 14 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.37%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.28%) Firmware
7 3 (0.14%) XenApp
7 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.092%) HDFS
8 2 (0.092%) RACF
8 2 (0.092%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.092%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.092%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.046%) KVM
9 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (4.15%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.29%) Puppet
3 23 (1.06%) Ansible
4 15 (0.69%) StatsD
5 13 (0.60%) Grafana
6 9 (0.41%) Nagios
7 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.32%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.23%) Cacti
8 5 (0.23%) Graphite
9 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.14%) Oozie
11 2 (0.092%) Consul
11 2 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.092%) Mesos
11 2 (0.092%) Salt
11 2 (0.092%) Terraform
11 2 (0.092%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.092%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.046%) rkt
Vendors
1 425 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 138 (6.36%) Oracle
3 112 (5.16%) HP
4 50 (2.30%) SAP
5 45 (2.07%) Google
6 41 (1.89%) VMware
7 31 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 20 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 19 (0.88%) IBM
9 19 (0.88%) Siebel
10 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.69%) Splunk
10 15 (0.69%) Sun
11 11 (0.51%) Apple
11 11 (0.51%) BT
11 11 (0.51%) Intel Security
11 11 (0.51%) Pega
12 10 (0.46%) TOWER Software
13 9 (0.41%) EMC
13 9 (0.41%) New Relic
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 32,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £52461.66 - £100887.81 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-45,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago