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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 260 209 232
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 62 113 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.96% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.18% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 52 113 104
Average salary £56,250 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
9497 9559 10180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.05% 80.84% 79.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7874 8424 9286
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (53.04%) Finance
2 72 (39.78%) SQL
3 58 (32.04%) ISEB
3 58 (32.04%) QA
4 54 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (27.07%) Test Scripting
6 44 (24.31%) Banking
7 43 (23.76%) Oracle
8 38 (20.99%) .NET
8 38 (20.99%) Selenium
9 36 (19.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (19.34%) Java
11 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
11 32 (17.68%) Microsoft
12 30 (16.57%) TDD
13 29 (16.02%) Degree
13 29 (16.02%) ISTQB
13 29 (16.02%) Investment Banking
13 29 (16.02%) Regression Testing
13 29 (16.02%) Manual Testing
14 28 (15.47%) Scrum
15 27 (14.92%) Test Automation
16 26 (14.36%) JIRA
17 25 (13.81%) Risk Management
18 24 (13.26%) MS Excel
19 23 (12.71%) C#
19 23 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (12.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 22 (12.15%) HTML
20 22 (12.15%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 11 (6.08%) IIS
2 11 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.52%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.42%) Commerce Server
4 8 (4.42%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (3.31%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.10%) LiveLink
8 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 24 (13.26%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.08%) MS Office
3 5 (2.76%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.66%) MS Project
5 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Fredhopper
2 4 (2.21%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (1.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
2 5 (2.76%) DNS
3 3 (1.66%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.42%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.76%) MySQL
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.10%) Big Data
10 1 (0.55%) QlikView
10 1 (0.55%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.55%) DB2
10 1 (0.55%) BODI
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 38 (20.99%) Selenium
2 26 (14.36%) JIRA
3 18 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (9.39%) Maven
5 15 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (7.73%) Visual Studio
7 13 (7.18%) JUnit
8 10 (5.52%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (4.97%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (4.42%) LoadRunner
11 7 (3.87%) Jenkins
11 7 (3.87%) JMeter
12 5 (2.76%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.76%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.21%) NUnit
13 4 (2.21%) Subversion
13 4 (2.21%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.21%) AppScan
13 4 (2.21%) PHPUnit
General
1 96 (53.04%) Finance
2 44 (24.31%) Banking
3 29 (16.02%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.87%) Billing
5 7 (3.87%) Retail
6 6 (3.31%) Back Office
7 5 (2.76%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.21%) Advertising
8 4 (2.21%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.66%) Marketing
9 3 (1.66%) Legal
9 3 (1.66%) Games
10 2 (1.10%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.55%) Front Office
11 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (33.70%) Analyst
2 43 (23.76%) Test Analyst
3 41 (22.65%) Developer
4 22 (12.15%) Tester
5 18 (9.94%) Test Manager
6 11 (6.08%) Testing Analyst
6 11 (6.08%) QA Engineer
7 10 (5.52%) Consultant
8 9 (4.97%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.97%) C++ Developer
8 9 (4.97%) QA Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (3.87%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.31%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Software Tester
11 6 (3.31%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.31%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) Software Developer
12 5 (2.76%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.99%) .NET
2 22 (12.15%) HTML
3 17 (9.39%) ASP.NET
4 16 (8.84%) XML
5 15 (8.29%) CSS
6 14 (7.73%) Web Services
7 12 (6.63%) jQuery
8 10 (5.52%) Ajax
9 8 (4.42%) WebCenter
9 8 (4.42%) HTML5
10 7 (3.87%) WCF
10 7 (3.87%) J2EE
10 7 (3.87%) Spring
10 7 (3.87%) JSON
11 6 (3.31%) JNI
11 6 (3.31%) EJB
11 6 (3.31%) JMS
12 5 (2.76%) XHTML
13 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Fixed Income
2 15 (8.29%) Market Risk
3 12 (6.63%) Derivative
4 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.31%) Credit Risk
5 6 (3.31%) Open Source
6 5 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.76%) Equities
7 4 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.66%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.10%) Physics
9 2 (1.10%) iPhone
9 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) Kindle
9 2 (1.10%) iPad
9 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.94%) Windows
2 9 (4.97%) UNIX
3 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.31%) Linux
5 6 (3.31%) Android
6 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.10%) Solaris
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.07%) Test Scripting
3 36 (19.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (16.57%) TDD
5 29 (16.02%) Regression Testing
5 29 (16.02%) Manual Testing
6 28 (15.47%) Scrum
7 27 (14.92%) Test Automation
8 25 (13.81%) Risk Management
9 23 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (12.15%) E-Commerce
11 21 (11.60%) Software Engineering
11 21 (11.60%) Unit Testing
12 20 (11.05%) System Testing
13 17 (9.39%) Investment Management
14 16 (8.84%) Test Management
14 16 (8.84%) Asset Management
15 15 (8.29%) Project Management
15 15 (8.29%) Test Strategy
16 14 (7.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.78%) SQL
2 35 (19.34%) Java
3 23 (12.71%) C#
4 18 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.39%) VB
6 15 (8.29%) C++
7 14 (7.73%) Python
8 11 (6.08%) Ruby
9 9 (4.97%) Groovy
9 9 (4.97%) C
10 8 (4.42%) PHP
11 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.21%) Perl
12 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.66%) Scala
13 3 (1.66%) VBScript
14 2 (1.10%) VB6
14 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.10%) F#
Qualifications
1 58 (32.04%) ISEB
2 29 (16.02%) Degree
2 29 (16.02%) ISTQB
3 23 (12.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.87%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.21%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) HND
8 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (32.04%) QA
2 8 (4.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (23.76%) Oracle
2 32 (17.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.73%) HP
4 12 (6.63%) IBM
5 8 (4.42%) ATG
5 8 (4.42%) Open Text
5 8 (4.42%) Endeca
5 8 (4.42%) Adobe
5 8 (4.42%) hybris
6 7 (3.87%) Charles River
7 5 (2.76%) VMware
7 5 (2.76%) Telerik
8 4 (2.21%) SimCorp
8 4 (2.21%) Wall Street Systems
9 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.66%) Cognos
10 2 (1.10%) SAP
10 2 (1.10%) Vermilion
10 2 (1.10%) Tableau
11 1 (0.55%) Interwoven
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago