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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 577 580 543
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 51 37 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.082% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 41 30 85
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +12.72%
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
43717 42131 48841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.39% 93.54% 94.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36551 35326 42450
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +5 16 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 61 (54.46%) QA
2 46 (41.07%) Software Testing
3 42 (37.50%) SQL
4 39 (34.82%) Automated Testing
5 34 (30.36%) Test Automation
6 33 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (28.57%) Finance
8 30 (26.79%) .NET
8 30 (26.79%) ISEB
9 28 (25.00%) XML
10 26 (23.21%) Windows
10 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
11 25 (22.32%) Manual Testing
12 24 (21.43%) Selenium
12 24 (21.43%) Scrum
13 23 (20.54%) ISTQB
14 22 (19.64%) Degree
15 21 (18.75%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.86%) HTML
17 18 (16.07%) C#
17 18 (16.07%) PHP
17 18 (16.07%) E-Commerce
18 17 (15.18%) CSS
18 17 (15.18%) Computer Science
19 16 (14.29%) Java
19 16 (14.29%) Migration
20 15 (13.39%) VBScript
20 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
20 15 (13.39%) JIRA
20 15 (13.39%) HP Quality Center

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 10 (8.93%) WorkSite
2 2 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) WordPress
3 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) MS Office
2 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.93%) Basecamp
2 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 4 (3.57%) HTTP
2 4 (3.57%) Wireless
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.61%) MySQL
3 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.57%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Selenium
2 15 (13.39%) JIRA
3 14 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (11.61%) Jenkins
5 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
5 11 (9.82%) Subversion
6 10 (8.93%) JMeter
6 10 (8.93%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.36%) LoadRunner
7 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.57%) Maven
9 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.79%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.79%) Behat
10 2 (1.79%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.89%) NUnit
11 1 (0.89%) AppScan
11 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.89%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.89%) MSTest
General
1 32 (28.57%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Law
3 10 (8.93%) Electronics
3 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.14%) Retail
5 6 (5.36%) Marketing
5 6 (5.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Games
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.79%) .NET
2 28 (25.00%) XML
3 20 (17.86%) HTML
4 17 (15.18%) CSS
5 11 (9.82%) Flash
6 10 (8.93%) Adobe AIR
7 6 (5.36%) Web Services
8 5 (4.46%) REST
9 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.57%) J2EE
10 2 (1.79%) LAMP
10 2 (1.79%) SOAP
10 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.89%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.89%) WCF
11 1 (0.89%) jQuery
11 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.89%) WinForms
11 1 (0.89%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.93%) Video on Demand
4 8 (7.14%) Open Source
5 6 (5.36%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.36%) Mathematics
6 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) Kindle
7 2 (1.79%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.89%) Social Media
8 1 (0.89%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (0.89%) Handset
8 1 (0.89%) IPTV
8 1 (0.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.21%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.25%) Linux
4 4 (3.57%) UNIX
5 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.89%) Android
6 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.07%) Software Testing
2 39 (34.82%) Automated Testing
3 34 (30.36%) Test Automation
4 33 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
6 25 (22.32%) Manual Testing
7 24 (21.43%) Scrum
8 18 (16.07%) E-Commerce
9 16 (14.29%) Migration
10 14 (12.50%) Web Development
11 10 (8.93%) CRM
12 9 (8.04%) Load Testing
13 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (5.36%) Use Case
14 6 (5.36%) Release Management
14 6 (5.36%) BDD
15 5 (4.46%) Integration Testing
15 5 (4.46%) ETL
16 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.50%) SQL
2 18 (16.07%) PHP
2 18 (16.07%) C#
3 16 (14.29%) Java
4 15 (13.39%) VBScript
5 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.71%) VB
7 8 (7.14%) Python
8 6 (5.36%) C++
9 5 (4.46%) Perl
10 4 (3.57%) PowerHouse
11 3 (2.68%) Ruby
11 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (26.79%) ISEB
2 23 (20.54%) ISTQB
3 22 (19.64%) Degree
4 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (54.46%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (8.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.89%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 21 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.50%) HP
3 10 (8.93%) Adobe
3 10 (8.93%) Interwoven
4 8 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (0.89%) IBM
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.89%) Capita
5 1 (0.89%) Facebook
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix
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