The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the City of London region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 255 311 335
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.11% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.11% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 5
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £21,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £60,000 £46,100
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
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
6664 9929 11958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.75% 95.02% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6027 8417 10081
Median salary £56,788 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.25% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) COBOL
4 4 (30.77%) VB
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) VB6
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Finance

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) Appium
2 1 (7.69%) Calabash
2 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) WinForms
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) COBOL
3 4 (30.77%) VB
3 4 (30.77%) VB6
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft