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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 233 219 211
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 76 121 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.98% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.06% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 67 103 112
Average salary £49,500 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.47% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
9666 11451 11171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.76% 92.49% 93.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8308 9575 9809
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 75 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (38.64%) QA
3 66 (37.50%) Selenium
4 65 (36.93%) Java
5 61 (34.66%) Finance
6 49 (27.84%) WebDriver
6 49 (27.84%) BDD
7 47 (26.70%) SQL
8 42 (23.86%) Test Automation
9 37 (21.02%) Cucumber
10 35 (19.89%) Degree
11 32 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (17.61%) C#
13 29 (16.48%) Ruby
14 28 (15.91%) JUnit
14 28 (15.91%) ISEB
15 27 (15.34%) Test Scripting
16 25 (14.20%) Banking
16 25 (14.20%) Python
17 24 (13.64%) Open Source
18 23 (13.07%) Software Testing
18 23 (13.07%) TDD
19 21 (11.93%) Integration Testing
20 20 (11.36%) JIRA
21 19 (10.80%) JavaScript
22 18 (10.23%) Automated Testing
22 18 (10.23%) ISTQB
23 17 (9.66%) Penetration Testing
23 17 (9.66%) Computer Science
24 16 (9.09%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.84%) Network Security
2 4 (2.27%) Wireless
2 4 (2.27%) VoIP
3 3 (1.70%) HTTP
3 3 (1.70%) Firewall
4 2 (1.14%) VPN
5 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.70%) MySQL
3 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 66 (37.50%) Selenium
2 49 (27.84%) WebDriver
3 37 (21.02%) Cucumber
4 28 (15.91%) JUnit
5 20 (11.36%) JIRA
6 14 (7.95%) SpecFlow
7 11 (6.25%) NUnit
8 10 (5.68%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.55%) Subversion
10 7 (3.98%) JMeter
10 7 (3.98%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.98%) Git (software)
10 7 (3.98%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.98%) Appium
11 6 (3.41%) Calabash
12 5 (2.84%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.84%) Bugzilla
12 5 (2.84%) Xcode
13 3 (1.70%) Android Studio
13 3 (1.70%) JBehave
General
1 61 (34.66%) Finance
2 25 (14.20%) Banking
3 14 (7.95%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.82%) Retail
5 10 (5.68%) Law
6 8 (4.55%) Games
7 6 (3.41%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.41%) Legal
8 4 (2.27%) Advertising
9 2 (1.14%) Electronics
9 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.52%) Web Services
2 12 (6.82%) HTML
3 10 (5.68%) .NET
4 8 (4.55%) XML
4 8 (4.55%) SOAP
5 6 (3.41%) Spring
5 6 (3.41%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (3.41%) QuickFIX
6 5 (2.84%) REST
6 5 (2.84%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.27%) Apache CXF
7 4 (2.27%) Middleware
8 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.14%) J2EE
8 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.14%) CSS
8 2 (1.14%) JSP
9 1 (0.57%) XSL
9 1 (0.57%) XHTML
9 1 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.66%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.52%) Mobile App
4 14 (7.95%) User Experience
5 8 (4.55%) iSeries
5 8 (4.55%) SWIFT
5 8 (4.55%) AS400
6 4 (2.27%) Equities
6 4 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.27%) Social Network
7 3 (1.70%) Online Games
7 3 (1.70%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.70%) Physics
7 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.14%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.14%) NHS
8 2 (1.14%) DTV
8 2 (1.14%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.52%) Linux
1 15 (8.52%) Apple iOS
2 14 (7.95%) Android
2 14 (7.95%) Windows
3 5 (2.84%) UNIX
4 3 (1.70%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.84%) BDD
3 42 (23.86%) Test Automation
4 32 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (15.34%) Test Scripting
6 24 (13.64%) Open Source
7 23 (13.07%) Software Testing
7 23 (13.07%) TDD
8 21 (11.93%) Integration Testing
9 18 (10.23%) Automated Testing
10 17 (9.66%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (9.09%) Scrum
11 16 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 15 (8.52%) Manual Testing
13 14 (7.95%) Unit Testing
13 14 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (7.95%) Regression Testing
14 13 (7.39%) Performance Testing
14 13 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (6.82%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.93%) Java
2 47 (26.70%) SQL
3 31 (17.61%) C#
4 29 (16.48%) Ruby
5 25 (14.20%) Python
6 19 (10.80%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.39%) PHP
8 9 (5.11%) C
8 9 (5.11%) Groovy
9 5 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.84%) C++
10 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (19.89%) Degree
2 28 (15.91%) ISEB
3 18 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.84%) OSCP
7 5 (2.84%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (2.27%) GPEN
9 3 (1.70%) CEH
10 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) CISSP
10 2 (1.14%) MBA
10 2 (1.14%) OSCE
11 1 (0.57%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.57%) CRISC
11 1 (0.57%) GIAC
11 1 (0.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (38.64%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.57%) Val IT
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.70%) Nessus
2 3 (1.70%) Nmap
3 1 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.11%) Oracle
3 6 (3.41%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.70%) IBM
5 2 (1.14%) Qualys
5 2 (1.14%) McAfee
5 2 (1.14%) SAP
5 2 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix
6 1 (0.57%) Cerner
6 1 (0.57%) Apple
6 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.57%) BT
6 1 (0.57%) Fundtech
6 1 (0.57%) Acunetix
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Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salt
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62500 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
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Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
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Salary: £250 - £320 per day + DOE
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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