The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 293 315 300
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 15 5 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.042% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.045% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 36
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Software Tester
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
10529 11001 12001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.82% 93.17% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8887 9655 10999
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the City of London region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in the City of London

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) HTML
2 16 (61.54%) PHP
3 15 (57.69%) CSS
4 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (46.15%) Selenium
6 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
7 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
7 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
8 9 (34.62%) MySQL
8 9 (34.62%) XML
8 9 (34.62%) Flash
8 9 (34.62%) JIRA
8 9 (34.62%) QA
9 8 (30.77%) Adobe
9 8 (30.77%) Electronics
9 8 (30.77%) Subversion
9 8 (30.77%) Web Development
9 8 (30.77%) Adobe AIR
9 8 (30.77%) Video on Demand
9 8 (30.77%) Basecamp
9 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
9 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
10 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
10 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
11 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
12 5 (19.23%) ISEB
12 5 (19.23%) Degree

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.85%) WordPress
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Selenium
2 9 (34.62%) JIRA
3 8 (30.77%) Subversion
3 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (11.54%) Behat
7 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.85%) PHPUnit
7 1 (3.85%) RSpec
7 1 (3.85%) AppScan
7 1 (3.85%) Maven
7 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 8 (30.77%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) HTML
2 15 (57.69%) CSS
3 9 (34.62%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) Flash
4 8 (30.77%) Adobe AIR
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
6 1 (3.85%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
6 1 (3.85%) jQuery
6 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Video on Demand
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Kindle
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
4 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
5 8 (30.77%) Web Development
6 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) OO
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
8 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.85%) User Stories
9 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Kanban
9 1 (3.85%) OWASP
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) PHP
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Adobe
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
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