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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 216 213 157
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 115 116 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 0.96% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.03% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 90 109 185
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -8.25%
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 £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
11013 11311 12287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 93.37% 94.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9250 10008 11245
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.80%
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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.

1 106 (45.69%) QA
2 94 (40.52%) Selenium
3 85 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (35.34%) Finance
5 65 (28.02%) Java
6 62 (26.72%) SQL
7 60 (25.86%) WebDriver
8 54 (23.28%) Automated Testing
9 52 (22.41%) Test Scripting
10 48 (20.69%) BDD
11 44 (18.97%) C#
11 44 (18.97%) QuickTest Pro
12 41 (17.67%) Test Automation
13 33 (14.22%) Scrum
13 33 (14.22%) Python
14 31 (13.36%) JIRA
14 31 (13.36%) Cucumber
15 29 (12.50%) Automation Testing
16 28 (12.07%) Degree
16 28 (12.07%) TDD
16 28 (12.07%) Performance Testing
16 28 (12.07%) Regression Testing
17 27 (11.64%) LoadRunner
18 26 (11.21%) E-Commerce
18 26 (11.21%) Banking
19 25 (10.78%) Ruby
20 24 (10.34%) ISEB
20 24 (10.34%) JMeter
21 22 (9.48%) UNIX
21 22 (9.48%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (0.86%) CMS
1 2 (0.86%) WordPress
2 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.43%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.45%) SaaS
1 8 (3.45%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.72%) Internet
1 4 (1.72%) 3G
1 4 (1.72%) 2G
2 3 (1.29%) Firewall
2 3 (1.29%) HTTP
2 3 (1.29%) Network Security
3 2 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.86%) GPRS
3 2 (0.86%) 2.5G
3 2 (0.86%) SGSN
3 2 (0.86%) SS7
3 2 (0.86%) SCCP
4 1 (0.43%) INAP
4 1 (0.43%) ISUP
4 1 (0.43%) Wireless
4 1 (0.43%) GSM
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) SMS
4 1 (0.43%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.76%) MySQL
2 7 (3.02%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.86%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 94 (40.52%) Selenium
2 60 (25.86%) WebDriver
3 44 (18.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 31 (13.36%) JIRA
4 31 (13.36%) Cucumber
5 27 (11.64%) LoadRunner
6 24 (10.34%) JMeter
7 19 (8.19%) Jenkins
8 14 (6.03%) Calabash
9 12 (5.17%) Git (software)
9 12 (5.17%) WATIR
10 11 (4.74%) Subversion
11 10 (4.31%) NUnit
11 10 (4.31%) JUnit
12 9 (3.88%) TeamCity
13 7 (3.02%) Hudson
13 7 (3.02%) SoapUI
13 7 (3.02%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.02%) Robotium
14 4 (1.72%) Gradle
General
1 82 (35.34%) Finance
2 26 (11.21%) Banking
3 11 (4.74%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.88%) Retail
5 8 (3.45%) Electronics
6 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.59%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.59%) Games
8 5 (2.16%) Advertising
9 4 (1.72%) Front Office
10 3 (1.29%) Marketing
11 2 (0.86%) Billing
11 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.62%) HTML
1 20 (8.62%) .NET
2 18 (7.76%) CSS
3 15 (6.47%) Web Services
3 15 (6.47%) XML
4 11 (4.74%) Flash
5 8 (3.45%) Adobe AIR
6 5 (2.16%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.16%) SOAP
7 3 (1.29%) Ajax
7 3 (1.29%) JSON
7 3 (1.29%) REST
8 2 (0.86%) MDX
8 2 (0.86%) jQuery
8 2 (0.86%) RESTful
8 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.86%) JMX
8 2 (0.86%) XSLT
9 1 (0.43%) Swing
9 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.48%) Open Source
2 20 (8.62%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.60%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.45%) Video on Demand
5 8 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (3.02%) Equities
7 4 (1.72%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.72%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.29%) iPhone
8 3 (1.29%) Derivative
8 3 (1.29%) BBC
8 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.86%) Handset
9 2 (0.86%) Physics
9 2 (0.86%) iPad
9 2 (0.86%) Kindle
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.43%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.48%) UNIX
2 16 (6.90%) Linux
2 16 (6.90%) Android
2 16 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.88%) Windows
4 1 (0.43%) Debian
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.28%) Automated Testing
3 52 (22.41%) Test Scripting
4 48 (20.69%) BDD
5 41 (17.67%) Test Automation
6 33 (14.22%) Scrum
7 29 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 28 (12.07%) Performance Testing
8 28 (12.07%) TDD
8 28 (12.07%) Regression Testing
9 26 (11.21%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.05%) Software Testing
11 19 (8.19%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (6.90%) Manual Testing
13 16 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.47%) Integration Testing
14 15 (6.47%) OO
15 9 (3.88%) Web Development
16 8 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.02%) Java
2 62 (26.72%) SQL
3 44 (18.97%) C#
4 33 (14.22%) Python
5 25 (10.78%) Ruby
6 19 (8.19%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.33%) Perl
7 17 (7.33%) PHP
8 6 (2.59%) Groovy
9 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.72%) C++
10 4 (1.72%) C
10 4 (1.72%) VBScript
11 3 (1.29%) VBA
11 3 (1.29%) Korn
11 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.86%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.43%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.07%) Degree
2 24 (10.34%) ISEB
3 20 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 13 (5.60%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.02%) CEH
6 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) GPEN
7 1 (0.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (45.69%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.17%) Oracle
3 11 (4.74%) HP
4 9 (3.88%) Adobe
5 8 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.29%) Informatica
7 2 (0.86%) Citrix
7 2 (0.86%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.86%) Siebel
7 2 (0.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) VMware
8 1 (0.43%) Amdocs
8 1 (0.43%) Altiris
8 1 (0.43%) Omniture
8 1 (0.43%) Google
8 1 (0.43%) Cerillion
8 1 (0.43%) hybris
8 1 (0.43%) Hitwise
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
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Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £4000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + strong package incl. pensi
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus+Ben
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Gen Bens
Posted: 18 days ago