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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 218 217 240
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 54 101 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.01% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 41 88 103
Average salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
6735 9981 11864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.75% 95.12% 94.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6070 8459 9993
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016, 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 40 (36.04%) Finance
1 40 (36.04%) QA
2 38 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.63%) Functional Testing
4 32 (28.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (23.42%) Selenium
5 26 (23.42%) Degree
6 25 (22.52%) Java
7 24 (21.62%) Software Testing
7 24 (21.62%) Banking
8 23 (20.72%) ISTQB
9 22 (19.82%) SQL
9 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
9 22 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (18.92%) Integration Testing
11 20 (18.02%) BDD
11 20 (18.02%) ISEB
11 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
12 19 (17.12%) Scrum
13 18 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (15.32%) Law
14 17 (15.32%) Manual Testing
15 16 (14.41%) Test Scripting
16 15 (13.51%) Ruby
17 14 (12.61%) JIRA
17 14 (12.61%) ISEB Practitioner
17 14 (12.61%) C#
17 14 (12.61%) Performance Testing
18 13 (11.71%) WebDriver
18 13 (11.71%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (3.60%) Confluence
1 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.90%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.90%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.90%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.90%) HBase
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (23.42%) Selenium
2 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
3 14 (12.61%) JIRA
4 13 (11.71%) WebDriver
5 11 (9.91%) JMeter
6 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.41%) NUnit
8 5 (4.50%) Capybara
8 5 (4.50%) JUnit
9 4 (3.60%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.70%) FitNesse
10 3 (2.70%) Gerrit
10 3 (2.70%) JBehave
10 3 (2.70%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.70%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.70%) RSpec
10 3 (2.70%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.80%) WATIR
General
1 40 (36.04%) Finance
2 24 (21.62%) Banking
3 17 (15.32%) Law
4 13 (11.71%) Legal
5 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Back Office
7 1 (0.90%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Front Office
7 1 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) .NET
2 7 (6.31%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) REST
3 4 (3.60%) SOAP
4 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.70%) RESTful
4 3 (2.70%) XML
5 2 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.90%) Apache CXF
6 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.90%) JMX
6 1 (0.90%) JSON
6 1 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.90%) WCF
6 1 (0.90%) WinForms
6 1 (0.90%) WPF
6 1 (0.90%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.81%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (9.91%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.21%) Mobile App
5 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.60%) Fintech
8 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.80%) User Experience
9 1 (0.90%) Blog
9 1 (0.90%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Android
2 7 (6.31%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.60%) Windows
4 3 (2.70%) Unix
5 2 (1.80%) Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.63%) Functional Testing
3 32 (28.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (21.62%) Software Testing
5 21 (18.92%) Integration Testing
6 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
6 20 (18.02%) BDD
7 19 (17.12%) Scrum
8 18 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (15.32%) Manual Testing
10 16 (14.41%) Test Scripting
11 14 (12.61%) Performance Testing
12 13 (11.71%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (11.71%) SDLC
13 12 (10.81%) Information Security
13 12 (10.81%) Security Operations
13 12 (10.81%) Unit Testing
14 11 (9.91%) SIEM
14 11 (9.91%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (9.01%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.52%) Java
2 22 (19.82%) SQL
3 15 (13.51%) Ruby
4 14 (12.61%) C#
5 4 (3.60%) C++
5 4 (3.60%) COBOL
5 4 (3.60%) Python
5 4 (3.60%) VB
5 4 (3.60%) VB6
6 3 (2.70%) C
6 3 (2.70%) Groovy
7 2 (1.80%) PHP
8 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (23.42%) Degree
2 23 (20.72%) ISTQB
3 20 (18.02%) ISEB
4 14 (12.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.60%) CREST Certified
5 4 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) CEH
7 2 (1.80%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (1.80%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (0.90%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.90%) CISSP
8 1 (0.90%) OSCE
8 1 (0.90%) OSCP
8 1 (0.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (36.04%) QA
2 7 (6.31%) Solvency II
3 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.80%) SDET
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) Ansible
2 1 (0.90%) Nessus
2 1 (0.90%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (7.21%) HP
2 7 (6.31%) Oracle
3 5 (4.50%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.90%) Borland
5 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.90%) Splunk
5 1 (0.90%) WorldPay
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £33,000 - £38,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Competitive salary + Equity (Share Options)
Posted: 8 days ago
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