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 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
Software Tester
Rank 556 615 590
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 60 55 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 58 46 38
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £24,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
40032 46094 41422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.46% 93.82% 93.76%
Number of salaries quoted 33828 38605 34886
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +42 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Ealing - 5 £55,000 -
Romford - 2 £26,250 -
Teddington - 2 £29,750 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £22,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £34,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 69 (61.61%) QA
2 64 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 48 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 44 (39.29%) Test Scripting
6 41 (36.61%) Selenium
7 39 (34.82%) Automated Testing
8 36 (32.14%) Java
9 32 (28.57%) SQL
10 31 (27.68%) Finance
11 27 (24.11%) Scrum
12 24 (21.43%) BDD
12 24 (21.43%) Automation Testing
13 23 (20.54%) WebDriver
13 23 (20.54%) Test Automation
13 23 (20.54%) ISEB
14 20 (17.86%) C#
14 20 (17.86%) Cucumber
15 19 (16.96%) ISTQB
16 18 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (15.18%) PHP
17 17 (15.18%) Windows
17 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
18 16 (14.29%) OO
18 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
19 15 (13.39%) TDD
19 15 (13.39%) Python
20 14 (12.50%) Degree
21 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
21 13 (11.61%) Linux

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
1 3 (2.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.89%) Broadband
3 1 (0.89%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (36.61%) Selenium
2 23 (20.54%) WebDriver
3 20 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.93%) SpecFlow
5 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.14%) JUnit
7 7 (6.25%) JIRA
8 6 (5.36%) JMeter
9 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.57%) TestNG
10 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.68%) Behat
10 3 (2.68%) RSpec
10 3 (2.68%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (2.68%) Calabash
10 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.68%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.79%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (27.68%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.46%) Law
3 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
3 5 (4.46%) Marketing
4 4 (3.57%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.89%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) .NET
1 8 (7.14%) XML
2 7 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (2.68%) Web Services
5 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.89%) RESTful
6 1 (0.89%) jQuery
6 1 (0.89%) LAMP
6 1 (0.89%) JSF
6 1 (0.89%) JSON
6 1 (0.89%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.89%) CSS
6 1 (0.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Replication
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.68%) Social Network
3 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.89%) STB
5 1 (0.89%) BBC
5 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.18%) Windows
2 13 (11.61%) Linux
3 8 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 8 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.25%) UNIX
5 3 (2.68%) Android
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 48 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 44 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 39 (34.82%) Automated Testing
6 27 (24.11%) Scrum
7 24 (21.43%) BDD
7 24 (21.43%) Automation Testing
8 23 (20.54%) Test Automation
9 18 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
11 16 (14.29%) OO
12 15 (13.39%) TDD
13 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
14 10 (8.93%) Open Source
15 8 (7.14%) Pair Programming
15 8 (7.14%) Refactoring
15 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
16 7 (6.25%) DevOps
16 7 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.14%) Java
2 32 (28.57%) SQL
3 20 (17.86%) C#
4 17 (15.18%) PHP
5 15 (13.39%) Python
6 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.46%) Ruby
8 3 (2.68%) Groovy
9 2 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.89%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) Delphi
10 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.89%) VBScript
10 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (20.54%) ISEB
2 19 (16.96%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.50%) Degree
4 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (61.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) Capita
4 2 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) Google
5 1 (0.89%) Intel
5 1 (0.89%) Borland
London
Parkwell Management Consultants
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Parliamentary Digital Service
Salary: From £28,718 to £35,723 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago