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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 543 588 558
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 64 59 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 62 45 48
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,640 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
40103 42659 41747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.72% 93.90% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33809 35111 35345
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 £32,000 £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%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +17 10 £48,750 +34.48% 6
Ealing - 4 £60,000 -
Romford - 2 £22,500 -
Teddington - 2 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 £32,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 £22,500 -35.71% 1
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 80 (64.52%) QA
2 60 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (37.90%) Software Testing
4 46 (37.10%) Manual Testing
5 42 (33.87%) Finance
5 42 (33.87%) SQL
6 41 (33.06%) Selenium
7 34 (27.42%) Automated Testing
7 34 (27.42%) Test Scripting
8 30 (24.19%) Java
9 29 (23.39%) Windows
10 27 (21.77%) Test Automation
11 26 (20.97%) WebDriver
11 26 (20.97%) Python
12 25 (20.16%) Linux
12 25 (20.16%) ISEB
13 22 (17.74%) Test Strategy
14 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
15 20 (16.13%) ISTQB
15 20 (16.13%) Scrum
15 20 (16.13%) XML
16 19 (15.32%) C#
17 18 (14.52%) Degree
17 18 (14.52%) Time Management
18 17 (13.71%) Automation Testing
19 16 (12.90%) Perl
19 16 (12.90%) UNIX
20 15 (12.10%) Solaris
20 15 (12.10%) InstallShield
20 15 (12.10%) Project Planning

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) HTTP
3 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.81%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) Big Data
2 6 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (33.06%) Selenium
2 26 (20.97%) WebDriver
3 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
4 15 (12.10%) InstallShield
5 11 (8.87%) JIRA
6 6 (4.84%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.84%) JMeter
6 6 (4.84%) JUnit
7 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.03%) TestNG
7 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.23%) Calabash
8 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.61%) NUnit
10 2 (1.61%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.61%) RSpec
General
1 42 (33.87%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Banking
3 9 (7.26%) Law
4 7 (5.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.84%) Marketing
6 4 (3.23%) Retail
7 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.61%) Front Office
8 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.61%) Games
9 1 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.81%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.81%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.13%) XML
2 12 (9.68%) .NET
3 9 (7.26%) HTML
4 5 (4.03%) Web Services
4 5 (4.03%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.42%) jQuery
5 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.61%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.61%) XHTML
7 1 (0.81%) JSF
7 1 (0.81%) JSON
7 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.81%) J2EE
7 1 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) SOAP
7 1 (0.81%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.81%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Open Source
2 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.23%) Replication
3 4 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.42%) Social Network
5 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
6 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.81%) STB
6 1 (0.81%) BBC
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Windows
2 25 (20.16%) Linux
3 16 (12.90%) UNIX
4 15 (12.10%) Solaris
5 5 (4.03%) Android
5 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.90%) Software Testing
3 46 (37.10%) Manual Testing
4 34 (27.42%) Test Scripting
4 34 (27.42%) Automated Testing
5 27 (21.77%) Test Automation
6 22 (17.74%) Test Strategy
7 20 (16.13%) Scrum
8 18 (14.52%) Time Management
9 17 (13.71%) Automation Testing
10 15 (12.10%) BDD
10 15 (12.10%) Project Planning
11 12 (9.68%) OO
11 12 (9.68%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.87%) Regression Testing
12 11 (8.87%) TDD
12 11 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (8.06%) Migration
14 9 (7.26%) Test Planning
15 8 (6.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) SQL
2 30 (24.19%) Java
3 26 (20.97%) Python
4 19 (15.32%) C#
5 16 (12.90%) Perl
6 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.87%) PHP
8 5 (4.03%) C++
9 4 (3.23%) Ruby
10 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.42%) VBScript
11 2 (1.61%) VB
11 2 (1.61%) Groovy
12 1 (0.81%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) ISEB
2 20 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 18 (14.52%) Degree
4 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (64.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) HP
4 1 (0.81%) Intel
4 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.81%) VMware
4 1 (0.81%) Google
4 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 plus discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago