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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 211 235 225
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 102 113 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 0.90% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.98% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 89 103 96
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,200 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
9776 11554 11033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 92.49% 93.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8309 9740 9632
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 84 (49.41%) Selenium
2 79 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (42.35%) Java
4 71 (41.76%) QA
5 66 (38.82%) WebDriver
6 61 (35.88%) Finance
7 54 (31.76%) SQL
7 54 (31.76%) BDD
8 48 (28.24%) Test Automation
9 46 (27.06%) Cucumber
10 34 (20.00%) C#
11 32 (18.82%) TDD
11 32 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (17.65%) Open Source
13 27 (15.88%) Test Scripting
13 27 (15.88%) Banking
13 27 (15.88%) Python
14 26 (15.29%) Ruby
14 26 (15.29%) Automation Testing
15 22 (12.94%) ISEB
16 21 (12.35%) Regression Testing
16 21 (12.35%) JUnit
16 21 (12.35%) Android
17 20 (11.76%) Apple iOS
17 20 (11.76%) Degree
17 20 (11.76%) Automated Testing
17 20 (11.76%) Performance Testing
18 18 (10.59%) JIRA
19 17 (10.00%) Software Testing
19 17 (10.00%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (2.94%) CMS
2 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.59%) Drupal
3 1 (0.59%) Mule
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.59%) Node.js
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) MS Office
2 3 (1.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
1 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Wireless
2 4 (2.35%) Network Security
2 4 (2.35%) HTTP
3 3 (1.76%) VPN
3 3 (1.76%) Firewall
4 2 (1.18%) VoIP
5 1 (0.59%) WAN
5 1 (0.59%) LAN
5 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.94%) MySQL
1 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.76%) Big Data
2 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) Redis
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (49.41%) Selenium
2 66 (38.82%) WebDriver
3 46 (27.06%) Cucumber
4 21 (12.35%) JUnit
5 18 (10.59%) JIRA
6 12 (7.06%) SpecFlow
6 12 (7.06%) Calabash
7 11 (6.47%) JMeter
8 10 (5.88%) Jenkins
9 9 (5.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (4.12%) TestNG
11 6 (3.53%) LoadRunner
11 6 (3.53%) Appium
12 5 (2.94%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.35%) Hudson
13 4 (2.35%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.76%) Mockito
14 3 (1.76%) Xcode
General
1 61 (35.88%) Finance
2 27 (15.88%) Banking
3 12 (7.06%) Retail
4 10 (5.88%) Law
4 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.12%) Games
6 6 (3.53%) Legal
7 4 (2.35%) Front Office
8 3 (1.76%) Advertising
9 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.59%) Marketing
10 1 (0.59%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.29%) HTML
2 8 (4.71%) RESTful
3 6 (3.53%) QuickFIX
3 6 (3.53%) Spring
3 6 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (3.53%) .NET
4 5 (2.94%) Middleware
4 5 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.35%) SOAP
5 4 (2.35%) Web Services
6 3 (1.76%) XML
6 3 (1.76%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.18%) CSS
7 2 (1.18%) JSP
8 1 (0.59%) J2EE
8 1 (0.59%) LAMP
8 1 (0.59%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.59%) Ajax
8 1 (0.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.65%) Open Source
2 17 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.53%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.94%) Social Network
5 5 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.94%) User Experience
6 4 (2.35%) AS400
6 4 (2.35%) iSeries
7 3 (1.76%) iPhone
7 3 (1.76%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) NHS
8 2 (1.18%) Online Games
9 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.35%) Android
2 20 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 16 (9.41%) Windows
4 15 (8.82%) Linux
5 11 (6.47%) UNIX
6 7 (4.12%) Windows Phone
7 6 (3.53%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) AIX
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.76%) BDD
3 48 (28.24%) Test Automation
4 32 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (18.82%) TDD
5 27 (15.88%) Test Scripting
6 26 (15.29%) Automation Testing
7 21 (12.35%) Regression Testing
8 20 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 20 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 17 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 17 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 16 (9.41%) Scrum
11 14 (8.24%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.24%) Integration Testing
11 14 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (7.06%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (6.47%) Investment Management
14 9 (5.29%) Security Testing
14 9 (5.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.35%) Java
2 54 (31.76%) SQL
3 34 (20.00%) C#
4 27 (15.88%) Python
5 26 (15.29%) Ruby
6 16 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 15 (8.82%) PHP
8 8 (4.71%) Perl
9 6 (3.53%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.94%) Groovy
10 5 (2.94%) C
11 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.59%) Korn
12 1 (0.59%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (12.94%) ISEB
2 20 (11.76%) Degree
3 16 (9.41%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.76%) CEH
9 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.18%) MBA
9 2 (1.18%) GPEN
9 2 (1.18%) OSCP
10 1 (0.59%) OSCE
10 1 (0.59%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.59%) CRISC
10 1 (0.59%) GIAC
10 1 (0.59%) CISSP
10 1 (0.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (41.76%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.59%) Val IT
2 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.76%) Nessus
2 3 (1.76%) Nmap
3 1 (0.59%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (5.88%) Oracle
2 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.71%) HP
4 3 (1.76%) IBM
5 2 (1.18%) Citrix
5 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.18%) McAfee
5 2 (1.18%) Qualys
6 1 (0.59%) Cerillion
6 1 (0.59%) Acunetix
6 1 (0.59%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.59%) Sun
6 1 (0.59%) Siebel
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Bonus and share scheme
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £47000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 26 days ago