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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 301 318 315
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.048% 0.15% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.16% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 9
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £29,600 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
9738 11467 11174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.58% 92.42% 93.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8379 9617 9793
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -0.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Java
3 10 (62.50%) QA
3 10 (62.50%) BDD
4 9 (56.25%) Open Source
5 8 (50.00%) Selenium
6 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
7 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 6 (37.50%) Law
7 6 (37.50%) JUnit
7 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
8 5 (31.25%) C#
8 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 5 (31.25%) PHP
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Social Network
9 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (18.75%) Games
10 3 (18.75%) Groovy
10 3 (18.75%) Degree
10 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
10 3 (18.75%) Scrum
11 2 (12.50%) TDD
11 2 (12.50%) Banking
11 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
11 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 2 (12.50%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) JUnit
4 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.25%) NUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 6 (37.50%) Law
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Games
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Social Network
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) BDD
3 9 (56.25%) Open Source
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Service Management
8 1 (6.25%) Process Management
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) OOP
8 1 (6.25%) V-Model
8 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) PHP
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Groovy
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA