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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 240 200 162
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 74 137 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 1.13% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.21% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 55 127 176
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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
10399 11318 11279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.53% 93.03% 94.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8943 9838 10350
Average salary £53,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% +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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 98 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (48.44%) QA
3 76 (39.58%) Selenium
4 63 (32.81%) Finance
5 58 (30.21%) Java
5 58 (30.21%) SQL
6 53 (27.60%) WebDriver
7 44 (22.92%) Automated Testing
8 40 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 39 (20.31%) C#
10 38 (19.79%) Test Automation
11 35 (18.23%) BDD
11 35 (18.23%) QuickTest Pro
12 29 (15.10%) Python
13 28 (14.58%) Cucumber
13 28 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (14.06%) JIRA
15 25 (13.02%) Banking
15 25 (13.02%) Manual Testing
15 25 (13.02%) UNIX
16 24 (12.50%) Scrum
17 22 (11.46%) JMeter
18 21 (10.94%) ISEB
19 20 (10.42%) E-Commerce
19 20 (10.42%) Ruby
19 20 (10.42%) Performance Testing
20 19 (9.90%) TDD
20 19 (9.90%) Microsoft
20 19 (9.90%) LoadRunner
21 18 (9.38%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (1.04%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) Drupal
2 1 (0.52%) WordPress
2 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (2.60%) MS Office
2 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.65%) SaaS
1 7 (3.65%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.08%) 3G
1 4 (2.08%) 2G
2 2 (1.04%) 2.5G
2 2 (1.04%) SGSN
2 2 (1.04%) Network Security
2 2 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.04%) SCCP
2 2 (1.04%) Firewall
2 2 (1.04%) SS7
2 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.04%) GPRS
3 1 (0.52%) GSM
3 1 (0.52%) SMS
3 1 (0.52%) UMTS
3 1 (0.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) SSL
3 1 (0.52%) Extranet
3 1 (0.52%) ISUP
3 1 (0.52%) Wireless
3 1 (0.52%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.29%) MySQL
2 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.60%) Big Data
4 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 76 (39.58%) Selenium
2 53 (27.60%) WebDriver
3 35 (18.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (14.58%) Cucumber
5 27 (14.06%) JIRA
6 22 (11.46%) JMeter
7 19 (9.90%) LoadRunner
8 12 (6.25%) JUnit
9 11 (5.73%) Subversion
9 11 (5.73%) Jenkins
10 9 (4.69%) Calabash
11 8 (4.17%) Appium
11 8 (4.17%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.65%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.65%) NUnit
12 7 (3.65%) SpecFlow
12 7 (3.65%) WATIR
13 5 (2.60%) Hudson
14 4 (2.08%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.56%) JBehave
General
1 63 (32.81%) Finance
2 25 (13.02%) Banking
3 13 (6.77%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.65%) Front Office
5 7 (3.65%) Electronics
6 5 (2.60%) Retail
7 4 (2.08%) Billing
7 4 (2.08%) Advertising
7 4 (2.08%) Games
8 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Marketing
8 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.33%) HTML
1 16 (8.33%) .NET
2 15 (7.81%) CSS
3 12 (6.25%) XML
4 9 (4.69%) Flash
4 9 (4.69%) Web Services
5 7 (3.65%) Adobe AIR
6 3 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.56%) SOAP
7 2 (1.04%) JMX
7 2 (1.04%) Spring
7 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.04%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.52%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.52%) jQuery
8 1 (0.52%) RESTful
8 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.52%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.77%) Open Source
4 11 (5.73%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.65%) Video on Demand
5 7 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.13%) Equities
7 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.56%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.56%) Derivative
10 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.04%) Physics
10 2 (1.04%) Kindle
11 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.52%) User Experience
11 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.52%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.02%) UNIX
2 13 (6.77%) Windows
3 12 (6.25%) Linux
4 7 (3.65%) Android
4 7 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (22.92%) Automated Testing
3 40 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 38 (19.79%) Test Automation
5 35 (18.23%) BDD
6 25 (13.02%) Manual Testing
7 24 (12.50%) Scrum
8 20 (10.42%) E-Commerce
8 20 (10.42%) Performance Testing
9 19 (9.90%) TDD
10 18 (9.38%) Automation Testing
11 17 (8.85%) Software Testing
11 17 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (7.29%) Regression Testing
14 12 (6.25%) OO
14 12 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (6.25%) DevOps
15 11 (5.73%) Integration Testing
16 8 (4.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.21%) Java
1 58 (30.21%) SQL
2 39 (20.31%) C#
3 29 (15.10%) Python
4 20 (10.42%) Ruby
5 17 (8.85%) Perl
6 16 (8.33%) PHP
7 13 (6.77%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.60%) Groovy
9 4 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.08%) C++
10 3 (1.56%) Korn
10 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.56%) VBA
11 2 (1.04%) C
12 1 (0.52%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) VB
12 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) ISEB
2 18 (9.38%) Degree
3 14 (7.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.60%) CEH
6 3 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) OSCP
7 1 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (48.44%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (4.17%) HP
4 7 (3.65%) Adobe
4 7 (3.65%) Oracle
5 4 (2.08%) Cerillion
6 1 (0.52%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.52%) Altiris
6 1 (0.52%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) Siebel
6 1 (0.52%) IBM
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix
6 1 (0.52%) Informatica
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus+Ben
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
e-Recruiter
Salary: £36000 per annum + Benefits + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago