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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 235 213 204
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 61 114 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.97% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.05% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52 88 119
Average salary £49,750 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.05% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £31,350 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
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
8823 10878 11145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.71% 93.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7626 9156 9851
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 68 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.90%) QA
3 55 (37.41%) Selenium
4 51 (34.69%) Java
5 46 (31.29%) Finance
5 46 (31.29%) BDD
6 41 (27.89%) WebDriver
7 38 (25.85%) SQL
8 37 (25.17%) Test Automation
9 33 (22.45%) Degree
10 31 (21.09%) Cucumber
11 27 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (18.37%) C#
12 26 (17.69%) Ruby
13 25 (17.01%) Test Scripting
14 22 (14.97%) JUnit
14 22 (14.97%) ISEB
15 21 (14.29%) Banking
16 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
17 19 (12.93%) Software Testing
17 19 (12.93%) Integration Testing
17 19 (12.93%) Computer Science
17 19 (12.93%) Open Source
18 17 (11.56%) Web Services
18 17 (11.56%) Python
19 16 (10.88%) Scrum
20 15 (10.20%) Automated Testing
20 15 (10.20%) TDD
20 15 (10.20%) PHP
20 15 (10.20%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (1.36%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) VoIP
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
1 4 (2.72%) Wireless
2 3 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) Network Security
3 2 (1.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
1 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.04%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (37.41%) Selenium
2 41 (27.89%) WebDriver
3 31 (21.09%) Cucumber
4 22 (14.97%) JUnit
5 15 (10.20%) JIRA
5 15 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 13 (8.84%) NUnit
7 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
8 9 (6.12%) Subversion
9 8 (5.44%) FitNesse
10 7 (4.76%) TeamCity
10 7 (4.76%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.40%) Appium
12 4 (2.72%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.72%) Xcode
13 3 (2.04%) JBehave
13 3 (2.04%) Calabash
13 3 (2.04%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.04%) JMeter
14 2 (1.36%) Capybara
General
1 46 (31.29%) Finance
2 21 (14.29%) Banking
3 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.12%) Law
5 8 (5.44%) Games
6 7 (4.76%) Retail
7 6 (4.08%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.72%) Advertising
8 4 (2.72%) Legal
9 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.04%) Electronics
9 3 (2.04%) Marketing
10 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) Web Services
2 12 (8.16%) HTML
3 10 (6.80%) .NET
4 8 (5.44%) XML
4 8 (5.44%) SOAP
5 7 (4.76%) REST
6 6 (4.08%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.08%) Apache CXF
7 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.04%) J2EE
8 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.36%) CSS
8 2 (1.36%) JSP
8 2 (1.36%) Spring
9 1 (0.68%) JSF
9 1 (0.68%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.68%) XSL
9 1 (0.68%) XHTML
9 1 (0.68%) Middleware
9 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.93%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.84%) User Experience
4 9 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.44%) iSeries
5 8 (5.44%) SWIFT
5 8 (5.44%) AS400
6 4 (2.72%) Equities
6 4 (2.72%) Social Network
7 3 (2.04%) Online Games
7 3 (2.04%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.04%) Physics
7 3 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.04%) DTV
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.36%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.68%) Blog
9 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Linux
2 11 (7.48%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.80%) Android
3 10 (6.80%) Windows
4 6 (4.08%) UNIX
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.29%) BDD
3 37 (25.17%) Test Automation
4 27 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (17.01%) Test Scripting
6 19 (12.93%) Integration Testing
6 19 (12.93%) Open Source
6 19 (12.93%) Software Testing
7 16 (10.88%) Scrum
8 15 (10.20%) TDD
8 15 (10.20%) Automated Testing
9 14 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.84%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (8.84%) Automation Testing
11 12 (8.16%) Regression Testing
11 12 (8.16%) Manual Testing
11 12 (8.16%) System Testing
11 12 (8.16%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.69%) Java
2 38 (25.85%) SQL
3 27 (18.37%) C#
4 26 (17.69%) Ruby
5 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
6 17 (11.56%) Python
7 15 (10.20%) PHP
8 9 (6.12%) Groovy
8 9 (6.12%) C
9 6 (4.08%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.40%) C++
11 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.68%) XPath
12 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (22.45%) Degree
2 22 (14.97%) ISEB
3 14 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.72%) GPEN
7 4 (2.72%) OSCP
8 3 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.36%) CEH
9 2 (1.36%) CISSP
9 2 (1.36%) MBA
10 1 (0.68%) GIAC
10 1 (0.68%) CISA
10 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.68%) OSCE
10 1 (0.68%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.68%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (44.90%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.68%) Val IT
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.04%) Nessus
3 1 (0.68%) Nmap
3 1 (0.68%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.08%) Bloomberg
2 6 (4.08%) Oracle
3 3 (2.04%) SAP
3 3 (2.04%) IBM
4 2 (1.36%) HP
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix
5 1 (0.68%) Cerner
5 1 (0.68%) Apple
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.68%) BT
5 1 (0.68%) Fundtech
5 1 (0.68%) Acunetix
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