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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 219 208 159
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 94 127 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 1.07% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.15% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 70 121 205
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
10568 11072 11998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.17% 93.15% 94.01%
Number of salaries quoted 8939 9690 11001
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 30 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 30 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.

1 109 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (46.26%) QA
3 84 (39.25%) Selenium
4 71 (33.18%) Finance
5 61 (28.50%) Java
5 61 (28.50%) SQL
6 55 (25.70%) WebDriver
7 52 (24.30%) Automated Testing
8 47 (21.96%) Test Scripting
9 43 (20.09%) Test Automation
9 43 (20.09%) BDD
9 43 (20.09%) QuickTest Pro
10 40 (18.69%) C#
11 33 (15.42%) Python
12 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (14.02%) Cucumber
13 30 (14.02%) Manual Testing
14 28 (13.08%) JIRA
15 25 (11.68%) Scrum
15 25 (11.68%) Degree
16 24 (11.21%) Performance Testing
16 24 (11.21%) LoadRunner
16 24 (11.21%) UNIX
17 23 (10.75%) ISEB
17 23 (10.75%) JMeter
17 23 (10.75%) Ruby
17 23 (10.75%) TDD
17 23 (10.75%) Banking
18 22 (10.28%) E-Commerce
19 21 (9.81%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (0.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.47%) WordPress
1 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.74%) SaaS
1 8 (3.74%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.87%) 3G
1 4 (1.87%) 2G
2 3 (1.40%) HTTP
3 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.93%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) GPRS
3 2 (0.93%) 2.5G
3 2 (0.93%) SGSN
3 2 (0.93%) Network Security
3 2 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.93%) SS7
3 2 (0.93%) SCCP
3 2 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) Wireless
4 1 (0.47%) INAP
4 1 (0.47%) ISUP
4 1 (0.47%) Multicast
4 1 (0.47%) GSM
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.94%) MySQL
2 8 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.34%) Big Data
5 4 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 84 (39.25%) Selenium
2 55 (25.70%) WebDriver
3 43 (20.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (14.02%) Cucumber
5 28 (13.08%) JIRA
6 24 (11.21%) LoadRunner
7 23 (10.75%) JMeter
8 15 (7.01%) Jenkins
9 12 (5.61%) JUnit
10 11 (5.14%) Subversion
11 10 (4.67%) NUnit
11 10 (4.67%) WATIR
12 9 (4.21%) Git (software)
12 9 (4.21%) Calabash
13 8 (3.74%) Appium
14 6 (2.80%) SoapUI
14 6 (2.80%) TeamCity
15 5 (2.34%) SpecFlow
16 4 (1.87%) Hudson
17 3 (1.40%) Behat
General
1 71 (33.18%) Finance
2 23 (10.75%) Banking
3 11 (5.14%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.74%) Electronics
6 7 (3.27%) Front Office
7 6 (2.80%) Retail
8 5 (2.34%) Advertising
8 5 (2.34%) Games
9 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Marketing
12 1 (0.47%) Law
12 1 (0.47%) Legal
12 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.88%) HTML
2 17 (7.94%) .NET
3 16 (7.48%) CSS
4 15 (7.01%) XML
5 14 (6.54%) Web Services
6 10 (4.67%) Flash
7 8 (3.74%) Adobe AIR
8 4 (1.87%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.87%) SOAP
9 3 (1.40%) REST
10 2 (0.93%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.93%) RESTful
10 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.93%) XSLT
10 2 (0.93%) JSON
10 2 (0.93%) MDX
10 2 (0.93%) JMX
10 2 (0.93%) Spring
10 2 (0.93%) Ajax
11 1 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.94%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.94%) Open Source
3 12 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.74%) Video on Demand
6 7 (3.27%) Equities
7 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.87%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.87%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.40%) Derivative
9 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.93%) Physics
10 2 (0.93%) Kindle
10 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.93%) Handset
11 1 (0.47%) STB
11 1 (0.47%) BBC
11 1 (0.47%) EPoS
11 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.21%) UNIX
2 12 (5.61%) Linux
3 10 (4.67%) Windows
3 10 (4.67%) Android
3 10 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.30%) Automated Testing
3 47 (21.96%) Test Scripting
4 43 (20.09%) Test Automation
4 43 (20.09%) BDD
5 30 (14.02%) Manual Testing
6 25 (11.68%) Scrum
7 24 (11.21%) Performance Testing
8 23 (10.75%) TDD
9 22 (10.28%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.81%) Software Testing
10 21 (9.81%) Automation Testing
11 20 (9.35%) Regression Testing
12 19 (8.88%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (6.54%) OO
15 13 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (6.07%) Integration Testing
16 12 (5.61%) DevOps
17 9 (4.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.50%) Java
1 61 (28.50%) SQL
2 40 (18.69%) C#
3 33 (15.42%) Python
4 23 (10.75%) Ruby
5 18 (8.41%) Perl
6 17 (7.94%) PHP
7 16 (7.48%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.34%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.87%) C++
9 4 (1.87%) Groovy
10 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.40%) VBScript
10 3 (1.40%) Korn
10 3 (1.40%) C
10 3 (1.40%) VBA
11 2 (0.93%) VB
12 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (11.68%) Degree
2 23 (10.75%) ISEB
3 15 (7.01%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.54%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.80%) CEH
7 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) GPEN
8 1 (0.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (46.26%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (9.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.14%) Oracle
3 10 (4.67%) HP
4 8 (3.74%) Adobe
5 6 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.93%) Citrix
6 2 (0.93%) Siebel
7 1 (0.47%) IBM
7 1 (0.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) Informatica
7 1 (0.47%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.47%) Altiris
7 1 (0.47%) Cerillion
7 1 (0.47%) hybris
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Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
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Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + BENS
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
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