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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 300 310 295
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.040% 0.029% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.031% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 20
Average salary £52,500 £27,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.90% -45.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
9457 9777 10266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.42% 92.92% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 8263 8353 9246
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,501 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (81.82%) PHP
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
4 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) OOP
4 5 (45.45%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
5 4 (36.36%) Python
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) TestNG
5 4 (36.36%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 2 (18.18%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) Behat
7 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) Flash
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
8 1 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (9.09%) C#
8 1 (9.09%) VBScript
8 1 (9.09%) VB
8 1 (9.09%) .NET
8 1 (9.09%) MySQL
8 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
8 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WordPress
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
1 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
2 4 (36.36%) TestNG
3 2 (18.18%) Behat
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) Flash
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe AIR
3 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe
1 1 (9.09%) Appcelerator
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