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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 310 313 307
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.058% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.062% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 27
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
11133 11313 12081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.44% 93.35% 93.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9339 10017 11056
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.85%
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) HTML
3 15 (65.22%) CSS
4 14 (60.87%) PHP
5 12 (52.17%) Selenium
6 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
7 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
7 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
8 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
8 9 (39.13%) XML
8 9 (39.13%) Flash
8 9 (39.13%) MySQL
8 9 (39.13%) JIRA
9 8 (34.78%) Web Development
9 8 (34.78%) Adobe AIR
9 8 (34.78%) Electronics
9 8 (34.78%) Subversion
9 8 (34.78%) Adobe
9 8 (34.78%) Basecamp
9 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
9 8 (34.78%) Mobile App
9 8 (34.78%) Video on Demand
10 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) QA
11 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
11 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
11 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
12 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
12 5 (21.74%) ISEB
12 5 (21.74%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.35%) WordPress
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) JIRA
3 8 (34.78%) Subversion
3 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
5 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.70%) Behat
7 1 (4.35%) RSpec
7 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
7 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
7 1 (4.35%) JMeter
7 1 (4.35%) AppScan
7 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 8 (34.78%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) HTML
2 15 (65.22%) CSS
3 9 (39.13%) XML
3 9 (39.13%) Flash
4 8 (34.78%) Adobe AIR
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) Apache Flex
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Mobile App
1 8 (34.78%) Video on Demand
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Kindle
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
3 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
4 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) Web Development
6 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.35%) OWASP
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.35%) OO
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) PHP
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Adobe
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
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