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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 212 251 215
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 99 84 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.68% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.81% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 90 61 116
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
8872 10353 9929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.14% 83.62% 82.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7566 8532 8703
Average salary £60,000 £56,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 81 (41.75%) Finance
2 75 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (38.14%) ISEB
4 72 (37.11%) QA
5 67 (34.54%) ISTQB
6 63 (32.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (26.29%) Windows
8 50 (25.77%) C#
8 50 (25.77%) Test Management
9 48 (24.74%) SDLC
10 47 (24.23%) SQL
11 45 (23.20%) .NET
12 38 (19.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (18.56%) Test Automation
13 36 (18.56%) BDD
14 35 (18.04%) Degree
15 34 (17.53%) Microsoft
15 34 (17.53%) Cucumber
16 33 (17.01%) Web Services
17 32 (16.49%) Test Scripting
18 31 (15.98%) Java
19 30 (15.46%) ISEB Practitioner
20 29 (14.95%) FitNesse
21 26 (13.40%) ASP.NET
21 26 (13.40%) Selenium
21 26 (13.40%) Derivative
21 26 (13.40%) Equities
21 26 (13.40%) Scrum
21 26 (13.40%) SpecFlow
22 25 (12.89%) Gherkin

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (1.03%) Smallworld
2 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.52%) IIS
2 1 (0.52%) JBoss
2 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) GSM
1 5 (2.58%) PSTN
2 3 (1.55%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) Wireless
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.06%) MySQL
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (19.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (17.53%) Cucumber
3 29 (14.95%) FitNesse
4 26 (13.40%) SpecFlow
4 26 (13.40%) Selenium
5 23 (11.86%) JIRA
6 11 (5.67%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.61%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.09%) NuGet
8 6 (3.09%) JUnit
8 6 (3.09%) JMeter
8 6 (3.09%) Maven
9 5 (2.58%) Ant
9 5 (2.58%) OpenSTA
9 5 (2.58%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.06%) JBehave
10 4 (2.06%) Subversion
10 4 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 81 (41.75%) Finance
2 22 (11.34%) Back Office
2 22 (11.34%) Banking
3 10 (5.15%) Legal
4 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.58%) Front Office
6 4 (2.06%) Retail
6 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.06%) Games
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (33.51%) Analyst
2 34 (17.53%) Senior Analyst
3 31 (15.98%) Test Manager
4 27 (13.92%) Test Analyst
5 25 (12.89%) QA Analyst
6 23 (11.86%) Tester
7 20 (10.31%) Developer
7 20 (10.31%) Senior QA Analyst
8 19 (9.79%) Programme Test Manager
8 19 (9.79%) Programme Manager
9 10 (5.15%) QA Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) Junior
11 8 (4.12%) Programmer
12 7 (3.61%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.61%) QA Tester
12 7 (3.61%) Test Leader
13 6 (3.09%) Senior Analyst Programmer
13 6 (3.09%) Senior Programmer
13 6 (3.09%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.20%) .NET
2 33 (17.01%) Web Services
3 26 (13.40%) ASP.NET
4 25 (12.89%) Gherkin
5 24 (12.37%) HTML
6 16 (8.25%) XML
7 13 (6.70%) CSS
8 10 (5.15%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.64%) HTML5
10 8 (4.12%) Entity Framework
10 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (4.12%) WinForms
11 6 (3.09%) DOM
11 6 (3.09%) STL
11 6 (3.09%) DHTML
11 6 (3.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (3.09%) Backbone.js
11 6 (3.09%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (3.09%) WCF
11 6 (3.09%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) Equities
1 26 (13.40%) Derivative
2 25 (12.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (11.86%) Fixed Income
4 22 (11.34%) Client/Server
4 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.67%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.06%) Contract for Difference
8 4 (2.06%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.06%) User Experience
9 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.03%) Online Gambling
10 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.03%) NHS
10 2 (1.03%) GIS
10 2 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.29%) Windows
2 16 (8.25%) Linux
3 6 (3.09%) Android
4 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.58%) UNIX
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 50 (25.77%) Test Management
4 48 (24.74%) SDLC
5 36 (18.56%) BDD
5 36 (18.56%) Test Automation
6 32 (16.49%) Test Scripting
7 26 (13.40%) Scrum
8 25 (12.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 21 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (10.82%) ITIL
10 20 (10.31%) PRINCE2
10 20 (10.31%) Service Management
11 19 (9.79%) Integration Testing
12 18 (9.28%) Unit Testing
12 18 (9.28%) System Testing
12 18 (9.28%) MVC
13 15 (7.73%) OO
14 14 (7.22%) TDD
14 14 (7.22%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.77%) C#
2 47 (24.23%) SQL
3 31 (15.98%) Java
4 17 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.15%) C++
6 7 (3.61%) Ruby
7 5 (2.58%) C
8 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.03%) VBScript
9 2 (1.03%) VB
9 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.03%) Magik
10 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.52%) VB6
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (38.14%) ISEB
2 67 (34.54%) ISTQB
3 35 (18.04%) Degree
4 30 (15.46%) ISEB Practitioner
5 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
6 20 (10.31%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.03%) MBA
8 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (37.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.76%) Oracle
3 8 (4.12%) HP
4 4 (2.06%) Sybase
4 4 (2.06%) GoldenSource
5 3 (1.55%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.03%) ExactTarget
6 2 (1.03%) Tableau
6 2 (1.03%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) Murex
6 2 (1.03%) Calypso
6 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.52%) Reuters
7 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.52%) Informatica
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) Sophis
7 1 (0.52%) hybris
7 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
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