The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing 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 Testing
Rank 254 218 217
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 54 103 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.87% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.06% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 47 102 117
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,750 £61,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
Software Testing
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
9298 9703 10327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.97% 82.17% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7761 8469 9421
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in the City of London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the City of London

Software Testing
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 citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 96 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (53.61%) Finance
3 58 (34.94%) SQL
4 55 (33.13%) ISEB
5 46 (27.71%) QA
6 44 (26.51%) Banking
7 38 (22.89%) Test Scripting
8 36 (21.69%) .NET
9 35 (21.08%) Oracle
9 35 (21.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (19.28%) SQL Server
11 31 (18.67%) TDD
11 31 (18.67%) Selenium
12 30 (18.07%) Investment Banking
13 29 (17.47%) Microsoft
13 29 (17.47%) ISTQB
14 28 (16.87%) Degree
15 27 (16.27%) Regression Testing
16 25 (15.06%) Java
16 25 (15.06%) Risk Management
16 25 (15.06%) Manual Testing
17 24 (14.46%) HTML
17 24 (14.46%) Test Automation
17 24 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (13.86%) E-Commerce
18 23 (13.86%) Scrum
19 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
19 21 (12.65%) Software Engineering
19 21 (12.65%) JIRA
19 21 (12.65%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
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 citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.04%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (7.23%) IIS
3 11 (6.63%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.02%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.82%) Adobe CQ
5 8 (4.82%) Commerce Server
6 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.01%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.60%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.42%) MS Office
3 5 (3.01%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.81%) MS Project
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.81%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (1.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) DNS
2 4 (2.41%) Internet
3 3 (1.81%) HTTP
4 2 (1.20%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) SSL
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.61%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.01%) MySQL
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) SSDT
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (18.67%) Selenium
2 21 (12.65%) JIRA
3 15 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.04%) Maven
4 14 (8.43%) JUnit
4 14 (8.43%) Visual Studio
4 14 (8.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (5.42%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (4.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (4.22%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.41%) PHPUnit
9 4 (2.41%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.41%) AppScan
9 4 (2.41%) JMeter
9 4 (2.41%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.81%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.81%) Behat
General
1 89 (53.61%) Finance
2 44 (26.51%) Banking
3 30 (18.07%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.61%) Back Office
5 6 (3.61%) Billing
6 5 (3.01%) Games
7 4 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.41%) Legal
8 3 (1.81%) Retail
9 2 (1.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.60%) Front Office
10 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (31.93%) Analyst
2 42 (25.30%) Developer
3 37 (22.29%) Test Analyst
4 20 (12.05%) Tester
5 19 (11.45%) Test Manager
6 11 (6.63%) Testing Analyst
7 9 (5.42%) Consultant
7 9 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (5.42%) C++ Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Senior Consultant
8 8 (4.82%) QA Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.61%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.61%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.61%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.61%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.61%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.69%) .NET
2 24 (14.46%) HTML
3 16 (9.64%) CSS
3 16 (9.64%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.83%) XML
4 13 (7.83%) jQuery
5 12 (7.23%) Web Services
6 11 (6.63%) Ajax
7 9 (5.42%) Spring
7 9 (5.42%) HTML5
7 9 (5.42%) J2EE
8 8 (4.82%) WebCenter
9 6 (3.61%) JNI
9 6 (3.61%) EJB
9 6 (3.61%) JMS
10 5 (3.01%) XHTML
10 5 (3.01%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.01%) JSON
10 5 (3.01%) WCF
11 4 (2.41%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.45%) Fixed Income
3 15 (9.04%) Market Risk
4 11 (6.63%) Derivative
5 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.61%) Credit Risk
6 6 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.61%) User Experience
7 5 (3.01%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.01%) Open Source
8 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.41%) Equities
9 3 (1.81%) Spread Betting
10 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.20%) Physics
10 2 (1.20%) iPad
10 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.20%) Kindle
10 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.64%) Windows
2 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.61%) UNIX
4 6 (3.61%) Android
5 5 (3.01%) Linux
5 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.89%) Test Scripting
3 35 (21.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (18.67%) TDD
5 27 (16.27%) Regression Testing
6 25 (15.06%) Risk Management
6 25 (15.06%) Manual Testing
7 24 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 23 (13.86%) Scrum
8 23 (13.86%) E-Commerce
9 21 (12.65%) Software Engineering
9 21 (12.65%) Unit Testing
9 21 (12.65%) Test Management
9 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (11.45%) System Testing
11 16 (9.64%) Investment Management
12 14 (8.43%) Test Strategy
12 14 (8.43%) Asset Management
13 13 (7.83%) Content Management
14 12 (7.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (34.94%) SQL
2 25 (15.06%) Java
3 20 (12.05%) C#
4 18 (10.84%) VB
5 17 (10.24%) JavaScript
6 13 (7.83%) Ruby
6 13 (7.83%) Python
7 12 (7.23%) C++
8 10 (6.02%) PHP
9 9 (5.42%) C
9 9 (5.42%) Groovy
10 5 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.81%) Perl
13 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.20%) VB6
14 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (33.13%) ISEB
2 29 (17.47%) ISTQB
3 28 (16.87%) Degree
4 17 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) HND
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.71%) QA
2 8 (4.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (21.08%) Oracle
2 29 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.23%) IBM
4 10 (6.02%) HP
5 8 (4.82%) Adobe
5 8 (4.82%) ATG
5 8 (4.82%) Open Text
5 8 (4.82%) Endeca
5 8 (4.82%) hybris
6 6 (3.61%) Charles River
7 5 (3.01%) VMware
7 5 (3.01%) Telerik
8 3 (1.81%) SimCorp
8 3 (1.81%) Wall Street Systems
9 2 (1.20%) Tableau
9 2 (1.20%) Vermilion
9 2 (1.20%) SAP
10 1 (0.60%) Cognos
10 1 (0.60%) Sybase
10 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + On application
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago