The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 601 592 581
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 42 55 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35 53 39
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,700 £28,020
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
39261 39886 40581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.71% 95.75% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33887 33811 33189
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Tester
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the London region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in London

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in London

Software Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +61 7 £26,000 -50.47% 1
Croydon - 1 £25,000 -
Southwark - 1 £55,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £47,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the London region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 67 (61.47%) QA
2 66 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (52.29%) Software Testing
4 42 (38.53%) Selenium
5 41 (37.61%) SQL
6 38 (34.86%) Automated Testing
7 35 (32.11%) Test Scripting
7 35 (32.11%) Degree
8 33 (30.28%) BDD
9 32 (29.36%) C#
10 28 (25.69%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (24.77%) Automation Testing
11 27 (24.77%) Test Automation
12 26 (23.85%) Manual Testing
12 26 (23.85%) Finance
13 25 (22.94%) Scrum
14 23 (21.10%) Cucumber
15 22 (20.18%) Software Engineering
16 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
17 19 (17.43%) ISTQB
17 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (16.51%) Computer Science
18 18 (16.51%) Java
19 17 (15.60%) TDD
19 17 (15.60%) SDLC
20 15 (13.76%) Workflow
20 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
21 14 (12.84%) Team Foundation Server
21 14 (12.84%) Defect Management

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the London region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.92%) Confluence
2 1 (0.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) GIS
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (38.53%) Selenium
2 23 (21.10%) Cucumber
3 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
4 14 (12.84%) SpecFlow
4 14 (12.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (11.93%) JIRA
6 8 (7.34%) JUnit
7 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.59%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.75%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.75%) JBehave
9 3 (2.75%) JMeter
10 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.83%) Calabash
10 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.83%) Maven
10 2 (1.83%) RSpec
10 2 (1.83%) Selenium IDE
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Retail
3 5 (4.59%) Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Law
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) .NET
2 9 (8.26%) Gherkin
3 7 (6.42%) HTML
3 7 (6.42%) Web Services
4 5 (4.59%) XML
5 4 (3.67%) SOAP
6 3 (2.75%) Behat
6 3 (2.75%) REST
7 2 (1.83%) CSS
7 2 (1.83%) jQuery
7 2 (1.83%) Lucene
7 2 (1.83%) Middleware
8 1 (0.92%) J2EE
8 1 (0.92%) Java EE
8 1 (0.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (16.51%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.83%) Animation
5 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.83%) iDTV
5 2 (1.83%) Physics
6 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Social Network
6 1 (0.92%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Unix
3 4 (3.67%) Android
3 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.75%) Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.29%) Software Testing
3 38 (34.86%) Automated Testing
4 35 (32.11%) Test Scripting
5 33 (30.28%) BDD
6 27 (24.77%) Automation Testing
6 27 (24.77%) Test Automation
7 26 (23.85%) Manual Testing
8 25 (22.94%) Scrum
9 22 (20.18%) Software Engineering
10 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (15.60%) SDLC
12 17 (15.60%) TDD
13 15 (13.76%) Workflow
14 14 (12.84%) Defect Management
14 14 (12.84%) Functional Testing
14 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
15 13 (11.93%) Performance Testing
16 11 (10.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.61%) SQL
2 32 (29.36%) C#
3 18 (16.51%) Java
4 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.34%) Ruby
6 7 (6.42%) Python
6 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.50%) C++
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
9 3 (2.75%) COBOL
9 3 (2.75%) VB
9 3 (2.75%) VB6
10 1 (0.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (32.11%) Degree
2 19 (17.43%) ISTQB
3 12 (11.01%) ISEB
4 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (61.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Google
4 1 (0.92%) BT
4 1 (0.92%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) Twitter
4 1 (0.92%) VMware
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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