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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 215 217 196
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 102 111 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.95% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.03% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 92 100 111
Average salary £45,000 £48,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.73% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £32,950 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £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
9979 10820 10649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.24% 92.75% 93.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8509 9103 9449
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
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 1 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 1 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 82 (52.56%) Selenium
2 76 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (45.51%) Java
4 70 (44.87%) QA
5 64 (41.03%) WebDriver
6 55 (35.26%) Finance
7 50 (32.05%) SQL
8 48 (30.77%) BDD
9 45 (28.85%) Test Automation
9 45 (28.85%) Cucumber
10 33 (21.15%) C#
11 31 (19.87%) Open Source
12 30 (19.23%) TDD
13 28 (17.95%) Automation Testing
14 25 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (15.38%) Python
16 23 (14.74%) Banking
17 22 (14.10%) Test Scripting
18 21 (13.46%) JUnit
19 20 (12.82%) Ruby
19 20 (12.82%) Android
20 19 (12.18%) Performance Testing
20 19 (12.18%) Apple iOS
21 18 (11.54%) Regression Testing
22 17 (10.90%) Windows
22 17 (10.90%) Automated Testing
22 17 (10.90%) JIRA
22 17 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
23 16 (10.26%) Mobile App
24 15 (9.62%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 7 (4.49%) CMS
2 2 (1.28%) Drupal
2 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) Mule
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.64%) Node.js
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) MS Office
2 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
1 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) Wireless
2 4 (2.56%) Network Security
3 3 (1.92%) VPN
3 3 (1.92%) Firewall
4 2 (1.28%) VoIP
4 2 (1.28%) HTTP
5 1 (0.64%) LAN
5 1 (0.64%) WAN
5 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.21%) MySQL
1 5 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) Big Data
3 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (52.56%) Selenium
2 64 (41.03%) WebDriver
3 45 (28.85%) Cucumber
4 21 (13.46%) JUnit
5 17 (10.90%) JIRA
6 13 (8.33%) JMeter
7 12 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 11 (7.05%) Calabash
9 10 (6.41%) Jenkins
10 9 (5.77%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (4.49%) TestNG
12 6 (3.85%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.85%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.21%) Subversion
13 5 (3.21%) Bugzilla
13 5 (3.21%) Hudson
13 5 (3.21%) Appium
14 3 (1.92%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.92%) Mockito
14 3 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (35.26%) Finance
2 23 (14.74%) Banking
3 10 (6.41%) Retail
4 9 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.13%) Law
6 7 (4.49%) Games
7 4 (2.56%) Front Office
7 4 (2.56%) Legal
8 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.64%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.64%) Billing
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
9 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) RESTful
2 6 (3.85%) QuickFIX
2 6 (3.85%) Spring
2 6 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (3.21%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.21%) HTML
3 5 (3.21%) Middleware
4 4 (2.56%) .NET
5 3 (1.92%) SOAP
5 3 (1.92%) Web Services
5 3 (1.92%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.28%) JSP
6 2 (1.28%) XML
6 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.64%) CSS
7 1 (0.64%) J2EE
7 1 (0.64%) LAMP
7 1 (0.64%) Ajax
7 1 (0.64%) Java EE
7 1 (0.64%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.87%) Open Source
2 16 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.21%) Social Network
6 4 (2.56%) iPhone
6 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.56%) User Experience
7 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.28%) NHS
7 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.28%) iPad
7 2 (1.28%) Online Games
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
8 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Android
2 19 (12.18%) Apple iOS
3 17 (10.90%) Windows
4 15 (9.62%) Linux
5 12 (7.69%) UNIX
6 6 (3.85%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (3.85%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.77%) BDD
3 45 (28.85%) Test Automation
4 30 (19.23%) TDD
5 28 (17.95%) Automation Testing
6 25 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (14.10%) Test Scripting
8 19 (12.18%) Performance Testing
9 18 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 17 (10.90%) Automated Testing
10 17 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (9.62%) Software Testing
12 13 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 13 (8.33%) Scrum
12 13 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 11 (7.05%) Investment Management
14 10 (6.41%) Integration Testing
14 10 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (5.13%) Information Security
15 8 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.51%) Java
2 50 (32.05%) SQL
3 33 (21.15%) C#
4 24 (15.38%) Python
5 20 (12.82%) Ruby
6 12 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.41%) PHP
8 8 (5.13%) Perl
9 6 (3.85%) Groovy
9 6 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.92%) C
11 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.64%) Clojure
12 1 (0.64%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) ISEB
2 14 (8.97%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.33%) Degree
4 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.28%) CISSP
7 2 (1.28%) MBA
7 2 (1.28%) OSCP
8 1 (0.64%) OSCE
8 1 (0.64%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.64%) CRISC
8 1 (0.64%) CISA
8 1 (0.64%) CEH
8 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (44.87%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.64%) Val IT
2 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Nessus
1 3 (1.92%) Nmap
1 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (5.77%) Oracle
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.49%) HP
3 4 (2.56%) Cerillion
3 4 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.28%) McAfee
4 2 (1.28%) Qualys
4 2 (1.28%) Citrix
5 1 (0.64%) Sun
5 1 (0.64%) Siebel
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco
5 1 (0.64%) IBM
5 1 (0.64%) Acunetix
5 1 (0.64%) 29West
5 1 (0.64%) Appcelerator
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £40 - £55 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 23 days ago