The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 210 207 161
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 111 120 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 1.03% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.10% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 84 114 198
Average salary £43,750 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
10663 10863 11830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.88% 93.15% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8999 9536 10851
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £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%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Tester Salary Trend in the City of London

Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 114 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (45.50%) QA
3 88 (39.64%) Selenium
4 77 (34.68%) Finance
5 64 (28.83%) Java
6 61 (27.48%) SQL
7 57 (25.68%) WebDriver
8 53 (23.87%) Automated Testing
9 50 (22.52%) Test Scripting
10 48 (21.62%) BDD
11 45 (20.27%) Test Automation
12 44 (19.82%) QuickTest Pro
13 42 (18.92%) C#
14 34 (15.32%) Python
15 33 (14.86%) Cucumber
16 31 (13.96%) Manual Testing
16 31 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (13.51%) JIRA
18 26 (11.71%) Performance Testing
18 26 (11.71%) Scrum
19 25 (11.26%) LoadRunner
19 25 (11.26%) Degree
19 25 (11.26%) Ruby
19 25 (11.26%) TDD
20 24 (10.81%) Banking
20 24 (10.81%) UNIX
20 24 (10.81%) Automation Testing
21 23 (10.36%) E-Commerce
21 23 (10.36%) ISEB
21 23 (10.36%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.45%) WordPress
1 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
1 1 (0.45%) CMS
1 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Office
1 4 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.60%) SaaS
1 8 (3.60%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) 2G
1 4 (1.80%) 3G
2 3 (1.35%) HTTP
3 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) GPRS
3 2 (0.90%) Firewall
3 2 (0.90%) SCCP
3 2 (0.90%) SS7
3 2 (0.90%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) 2.5G
3 2 (0.90%) Network Security
3 2 (0.90%) SGSN
3 2 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.45%) Multicast
4 1 (0.45%) Extranet
4 1 (0.45%) ISUP
4 1 (0.45%) INAP
4 1 (0.45%) Wireless
4 1 (0.45%) GSM
4 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.11%) MySQL
2 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.25%) Big Data
5 4 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 88 (39.64%) Selenium
2 57 (25.68%) WebDriver
3 44 (19.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (14.86%) Cucumber
5 30 (13.51%) JIRA
6 25 (11.26%) LoadRunner
7 23 (10.36%) JMeter
8 16 (7.21%) Jenkins
9 11 (4.95%) Git (software)
9 11 (4.95%) WATIR
9 11 (4.95%) Subversion
9 11 (4.95%) JUnit
10 10 (4.50%) NUnit
10 10 (4.50%) Calabash
11 7 (3.15%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.70%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.25%) Hudson
13 5 (2.25%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.80%) Robotium
15 3 (1.35%) Behat
General
1 77 (34.68%) Finance
2 24 (10.81%) Banking
3 11 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.60%) Electronics
6 7 (3.15%) Front Office
7 6 (2.70%) Retail
8 5 (2.25%) Advertising
8 5 (2.25%) Games
9 4 (1.80%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.90%) Billing
11 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.45%) Legal
12 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.56%) HTML
2 16 (7.21%) .NET
2 16 (7.21%) CSS
3 15 (6.76%) Web Services
3 15 (6.76%) XML
4 10 (4.50%) Flash
5 8 (3.60%) Adobe AIR
6 4 (1.80%) SOAP
6 4 (1.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.35%) REST
8 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.90%) XSLT
8 2 (0.90%) JMX
8 2 (0.90%) RESTful
8 2 (0.90%) Spring
8 2 (0.90%) Ajax
8 2 (0.90%) JSON
8 2 (0.90%) MDX
8 2 (0.90%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.11%) Open Source
3 17 (7.66%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (3.60%) Video on Demand
7 7 (3.15%) Equities
8 5 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.80%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.35%) Derivative
11 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.90%) BBC
11 2 (0.90%) Handset
11 2 (0.90%) Physics
11 2 (0.90%) User Experience
11 2 (0.90%) Kindle
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.81%) UNIX
2 13 (5.86%) Linux
3 11 (4.95%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.95%) Android
4 10 (4.50%) Windows
5 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.87%) Automated Testing
3 50 (22.52%) Test Scripting
4 48 (21.62%) BDD
5 45 (20.27%) Test Automation
6 31 (13.96%) Manual Testing
7 26 (11.71%) Performance Testing
7 26 (11.71%) Scrum
8 25 (11.26%) TDD
9 24 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 23 (10.36%) E-Commerce
10 23 (10.36%) Regression Testing
11 20 (9.01%) Software Testing
12 19 (8.56%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.76%) OO
15 14 (6.31%) Integration Testing
16 13 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (5.41%) DevOps
18 9 (4.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.83%) Java
2 61 (27.48%) SQL
3 42 (18.92%) C#
4 34 (15.32%) Python
5 25 (11.26%) Ruby
6 19 (8.56%) Perl
7 17 (7.66%) PHP
8 16 (7.21%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.25%) Groovy
9 5 (2.25%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.80%) C++
11 3 (1.35%) Korn
11 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.35%) C
11 3 (1.35%) VBA
11 3 (1.35%) VBScript
12 2 (0.90%) VB
13 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (11.26%) Degree
2 23 (10.36%) ISEB
3 17 (7.66%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.31%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.70%) CEH
7 4 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) GPEN
9 1 (0.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (45.50%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.95%) HP
2 11 (4.95%) Oracle
3 8 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (3.60%) Adobe
4 3 (1.35%) Informatica
5 2 (0.90%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.90%) Citrix
5 2 (0.90%) Siebel
6 1 (0.45%) Altiris
6 1 (0.45%) Cerillion
6 1 (0.45%) hybris
6 1 (0.45%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.45%) IBM
6 1 (0.45%) SAP
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