The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Tester role 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 304 312 310
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 14 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 20
Average salary £60,000 £58,750 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +7.14%
Technical 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
10361 11315 11705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.36% 92.91% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8883 9838 10748
Average salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,501 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Tester Salary Trend in the City of London

Technical Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title.

1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (82.35%) Selenium
3 27 (79.41%) Finance
4 22 (64.71%) WebDriver
5 19 (55.88%) BDD
6 18 (52.94%) Java
7 17 (50.00%) C#
8 15 (44.12%) SQL
8 15 (44.12%) JMeter
9 14 (41.18%) UNIX
9 14 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (38.24%) Banking
11 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
11 12 (35.29%) Python
11 12 (35.29%) Cucumber
12 11 (32.35%) Open Source
12 11 (32.35%) TDD
13 10 (29.41%) Ruby
14 9 (26.47%) Perl
14 9 (26.47%) Scrum
15 8 (23.53%) OO
16 7 (20.59%) Front Office
16 7 (20.59%) WATIR
16 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
16 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
17 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
17 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
17 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
17 6 (17.65%) Web Services
18 5 (14.71%) JUnit

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Selenium
2 22 (64.71%) WebDriver
3 15 (44.12%) JMeter
4 14 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (35.29%) Cucumber
6 7 (20.59%) WATIR
7 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
8 5 (14.71%) JUnit
8 5 (14.71%) NUnit
8 5 (14.71%) Calabash
8 5 (14.71%) Appium
9 3 (8.82%) WebLOAD
9 3 (8.82%) Rational Robot
9 3 (8.82%) LoadUI
10 2 (5.88%) Hudson
10 2 (5.88%) eggPlant
10 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
10 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
10 2 (5.88%) TestNG
10 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (79.41%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 7 (20.59%) Front Office
4 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Retail
6 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) JMX
3 1 (2.94%) Android SDK
3 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Open Source
2 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.88%) Physics
5 1 (2.94%) Derivative
5 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) UNIX
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) BDD
3 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 11 (32.35%) TDD
5 9 (26.47%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) OO
7 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Financial Modelling
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.94%) Test Management
10 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 17 (50.00%) C#
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
4 12 (35.29%) Python
5 10 (29.41%) Ruby
6 9 (26.47%) Perl
7 3 (8.82%) Korn
7 3 (8.82%) Groovy
8 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.88%) VBA
9 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle