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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 210 227 237
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 88 113 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 0.88% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 77 107 90
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £60,700 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
9096 11804 11089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.10% 92.44% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7803 9988 9542
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 73 (43.71%) Selenium
2 72 (43.11%) Java
3 71 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (40.72%) QA
5 60 (35.93%) Finance
6 57 (34.13%) WebDriver
7 50 (29.94%) BDD
8 47 (28.14%) Test Automation
8 47 (28.14%) SQL
9 41 (24.55%) Cucumber
10 34 (20.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (17.96%) TDD
12 28 (16.77%) C#
13 27 (16.17%) Ruby
13 27 (16.17%) Degree
14 26 (15.57%) Open Source
14 26 (15.57%) Python
14 26 (15.57%) Banking
15 25 (14.97%) ISEB
15 25 (14.97%) Test Scripting
16 23 (13.77%) Regression Testing
17 22 (13.17%) Automation Testing
18 20 (11.98%) JUnit
19 19 (11.38%) Android
19 19 (11.38%) Software Testing
19 19 (11.38%) Apple iOS
20 17 (10.18%) PHP
21 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
21 16 (9.58%) Automated Testing
22 15 (8.98%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (2.40%) CMS
2 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) Node.js
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.60%) Mule
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) MS Office
2 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) VoIP
2 4 (2.40%) Wireless
2 4 (2.40%) Network Security
3 3 (1.80%) Firewall
3 3 (1.80%) HTTP
3 3 (1.80%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) LAN
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) MySQL
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.60%) Redis
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (43.71%) Selenium
2 57 (34.13%) WebDriver
3 41 (24.55%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.98%) JUnit
5 14 (8.38%) JIRA
6 12 (7.19%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.39%) Calabash
8 8 (4.79%) JMeter
9 7 (4.19%) Appium
10 6 (3.59%) TestNG
10 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (2.40%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.80%) Android Studio
13 3 (1.80%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.80%) JBehave
13 3 (1.80%) Mockito
13 3 (1.80%) FitNesse
13 3 (1.80%) Xcode
13 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (35.93%) Finance
2 26 (15.57%) Banking
3 11 (6.59%) Retail
4 9 (5.39%) Law
4 9 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.59%) Legal
5 6 (3.59%) Games
6 3 (1.80%) Advertising
7 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) HTML
2 7 (4.19%) .NET
3 6 (3.59%) Middleware
3 6 (3.59%) Spring
3 6 (3.59%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (3.59%) RESTful
3 6 (3.59%) QuickFIX
4 5 (2.99%) Web Services
5 4 (2.40%) XML
5 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.80%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.80%) CSS
6 3 (1.80%) SOAP
7 2 (1.20%) JSP
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.60%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.60%) Java EE
8 1 (0.60%) jQuery
8 1 (0.60%) LAMP
8 1 (0.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Mobile App
2 12 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.19%) iSeries
4 7 (4.19%) AS400
5 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.59%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.59%) User Experience
6 5 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.40%) Social Network
8 3 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.80%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.80%) Physics
8 3 (1.80%) Online Games
8 3 (1.80%) Equities
9 2 (1.20%) NHS
9 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.60%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Android
1 19 (11.38%) Apple iOS
2 15 (8.98%) Linux
3 14 (8.38%) Windows
4 7 (4.19%) UNIX
5 6 (3.59%) Windows Phone
6 5 (2.99%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (29.94%) BDD
3 47 (28.14%) Test Automation
4 34 (20.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (17.96%) TDD
6 26 (15.57%) Open Source
7 25 (14.97%) Test Scripting
8 23 (13.77%) Regression Testing
9 22 (13.17%) Automation Testing
10 19 (11.38%) Software Testing
11 16 (9.58%) Automated Testing
12 15 (8.98%) Manual Testing
12 15 (8.98%) Integration Testing
12 15 (8.98%) Performance Testing
13 14 (8.38%) Scrum
14 13 (7.78%) Unit Testing
15 12 (7.19%) Investment Management
16 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
17 10 (5.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (43.11%) Java
2 47 (28.14%) SQL
3 28 (16.77%) C#
4 27 (16.17%) Ruby
5 26 (15.57%) Python
6 17 (10.18%) PHP
7 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.59%) C
8 6 (3.59%) Groovy
9 4 (2.40%) Perl
9 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.80%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) Clojure
11 1 (0.60%) XPath
11 1 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (16.17%) Degree
2 25 (14.97%) ISEB
3 14 (8.38%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) CEH
8 2 (1.20%) MBA
8 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) GPEN
8 2 (1.20%) OSCP
9 1 (0.60%) OSCE
9 1 (0.60%) CRISC
9 1 (0.60%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.60%) GIAC
9 1 (0.60%) CISA
9 1 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (40.72%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Val IT
2 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.60%) COBIT
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (5.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.80%) Nmap
2 3 (1.80%) Nessus
3 1 (0.60%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (5.99%) Oracle
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.40%) HP
2 4 (2.40%) Bloomberg
3 3 (1.80%) IBM
4 2 (1.20%) McAfee
4 2 (1.20%) Qualys
5 1 (0.60%) Acunetix
5 1 (0.60%) Fundtech
5 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.60%) Citrix
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco
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Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £47000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: competitive
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