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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 212 235 241
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 54 95 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.89% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.02% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 45 86 82
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
6312 9282 10710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 89.72% 87.38% 85.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5673 7801 8954
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,695 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 54 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (41.75%) Finance
2 43 (41.75%) QA
3 42 (40.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (36.89%) Integration Testing
5 34 (33.01%) ISEB
5 34 (33.01%) SDLC
6 33 (32.04%) ISTQB
7 27 (26.21%) Degree
8 26 (25.24%) Functional Testing
9 24 (23.30%) System Testing
9 24 (23.30%) SQL
10 23 (22.33%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (21.36%) BDD
11 22 (21.36%) Regression Testing
11 22 (21.36%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (20.39%) Java
12 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
13 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
14 19 (18.45%) Banking
15 18 (17.48%) XML
16 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
16 17 (16.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (16.50%) Test Scripting
17 16 (15.53%) Scrum
18 15 (14.56%) Oracle
19 14 (13.59%) .NET
19 14 (13.59%) JIRA
20 13 (12.62%) Android
20 13 (12.62%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.97%) IaaS
1 1 (0.97%) PaaS
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Internet
1 3 (2.91%) PuTTY
1 3 (2.91%) SSH
1 3 (2.91%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.85%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.91%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.91%) PowerPivot
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.97%) Big Data
6 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.97%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) JIRA
2 13 (12.62%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.68%) Selenium
4 9 (8.74%) HP UFT
4 9 (8.74%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (3.88%) Appium
7 4 (3.88%) Calabash
7 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.88%) JBehave
7 4 (3.88%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.88%) Subversion
7 4 (3.88%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (1.94%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.94%) JMeter
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.94%) TestComplete
General
1 43 (41.75%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Banking
3 12 (11.65%) Law
4 11 (10.68%) Legal
5 6 (5.83%) Advertising
6 5 (4.85%) Front Office
6 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.91%) Automotive
8 1 (0.97%) Games
8 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (34.95%) Analyst
2 29 (28.16%) Test Analyst
3 24 (23.30%) Tester
4 18 (17.48%) QA Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Developer
6 11 (10.68%) Java Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Android Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.80%) Mobile Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Software Tester
11 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Agile Tester
11 4 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Programme Test Manager
11 4 (3.88%) QA Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.48%) XML
2 14 (13.59%) .NET
3 7 (6.80%) Web Services
4 4 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (3.88%) HTML
5 3 (2.91%) REST
5 3 (2.91%) WinForms
6 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.94%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.94%) HTML5
6 2 (1.94%) NancyFx
6 2 (1.94%) SOAP
6 2 (1.94%) Velocity
6 2 (1.94%) XHTML
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.97%) CSS
7 1 (0.97%) JMX
7 1 (0.97%) RESTful
7 1 (0.97%) WCF
7 1 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.83%) Blog
4 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.91%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.94%) Contract for Difference
6 2 (1.94%) Derivative
6 2 (1.94%) Equities
6 2 (1.94%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.97%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) Android
2 9 (8.74%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.91%) Linux
4 3 (2.91%) Unix
5 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (36.89%) Integration Testing
4 34 (33.01%) SDLC
5 26 (25.24%) Functional Testing
6 24 (23.30%) System Testing
7 22 (21.36%) BDD
7 22 (21.36%) Regression Testing
7 22 (21.36%) System Integration Testing
8 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
9 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
10 17 (16.50%) Test Scripting
11 16 (15.53%) Scrum
12 12 (11.65%) Manual Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Automated Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Investment Management
13 11 (10.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Test Management
14 10 (9.71%) Multithreading
14 10 (9.71%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) SQL
2 21 (20.39%) Java
3 13 (12.62%) C#
4 5 (4.85%) Python
5 4 (3.88%) C
5 4 (3.88%) VB
6 3 (2.91%) VBA
7 2 (1.94%) C++
7 2 (1.94%) COBOL
7 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.94%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.94%) R
7 2 (1.94%) VB6
8 1 (0.97%) ABAP
8 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.97%) Ruby
8 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) ISEB
2 33 (32.04%) ISTQB
3 27 (26.21%) Degree
4 17 (16.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (10.68%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (41.75%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) GCP
3 2 (1.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.56%) Oracle
2 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.91%) HP
4 2 (1.94%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.94%) FXall
4 2 (1.94%) MarketAxess
4 2 (1.94%) Tradeweb
5 1 (0.97%) Informatica
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Siebel
5 1 (0.97%) Splunk
5 1 (0.97%) Sybase
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Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
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Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Orwell Group
Salary: Competitive salary + Equity (Share Options)
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: from £62,673
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago