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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 569 588 581
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 71 63 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 49
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £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
41638 46377 43450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.52% 93.93% 93.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35147 38246 36697
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 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £75,000 £75,250
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +36 11 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Ealing - 6 £60,000 -
Romford - 3 £22,500 -
Uxbridge +1 2 £32,500 +3.17%
Teddington - 2 £34,250 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £22,500 -
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (63.49%) QA
2 66 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (43.65%) Software Testing
4 49 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 43 (34.13%) Selenium
6 41 (32.54%) Test Scripting
7 40 (31.75%) Automated Testing
7 40 (31.75%) Finance
8 37 (29.37%) SQL
9 33 (26.19%) Java
10 28 (22.22%) Windows
10 28 (22.22%) Test Automation
11 27 (21.43%) Python
12 26 (20.63%) Scrum
12 26 (20.63%) WebDriver
13 25 (19.84%) Linux
14 24 (19.05%) ISEB
15 22 (17.46%) Cucumber
16 21 (16.67%) Test Strategy
17 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
17 19 (15.08%) XML
17 19 (15.08%) C#
17 19 (15.08%) Automation Testing
18 18 (14.29%) BDD
18 18 (14.29%) Degree
19 17 (13.49%) PHP
20 16 (12.70%) OO
20 16 (12.70%) UNIX
20 16 (12.70%) E-Commerce
20 16 (12.70%) Continuous Integration

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.79%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) HTTP
1 3 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.59%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.79%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.56%) Big Data
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 43 (34.13%) Selenium
2 26 (20.63%) WebDriver
3 22 (17.46%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.32%) InstallShield
5 9 (7.14%) JIRA
6 8 (6.35%) JUnit
6 8 (6.35%) SpecFlow
6 8 (6.35%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.56%) JMeter
8 5 (3.97%) TestNG
8 5 (3.97%) Calabash
9 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.38%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.38%) RSpec
10 3 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.59%) WatiN
11 2 (1.59%) Behat
General
1 40 (31.75%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Law
3 7 (5.56%) Marketing
4 5 (3.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Games
6 2 (1.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.08%) XML
2 12 (9.52%) .NET
3 11 (8.73%) HTML
4 5 (3.97%) Web Services
4 5 (3.97%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.38%) jQuery
5 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.59%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.59%) XHTML
7 1 (0.79%) JSF
7 1 (0.79%) JSON
7 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.79%) CSS
7 1 (0.79%) SOAP
7 1 (0.79%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Open Source
2 6 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.76%) Replication
3 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.38%) Social Network
6 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) BBC
7 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.79%) STB
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.22%) Windows
2 25 (19.84%) Linux
3 16 (12.70%) UNIX
4 13 (10.32%) Solaris
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 6 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.97%) Android
7 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.65%) Software Testing
3 49 (38.89%) Manual Testing
4 41 (32.54%) Test Scripting
5 40 (31.75%) Automated Testing
6 28 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 26 (20.63%) Scrum
8 21 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 19 (15.08%) Automation Testing
10 18 (14.29%) BDD
11 16 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (12.70%) OO
11 16 (12.70%) E-Commerce
12 15 (11.90%) Time Management
13 14 (11.11%) TDD
14 13 (10.32%) Project Planning
15 12 (9.52%) Regression Testing
16 9 (7.14%) Migration
16 9 (7.14%) Performance Testing
16 9 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.37%) SQL
2 33 (26.19%) Java
3 27 (21.43%) Python
4 19 (15.08%) C#
5 17 (13.49%) PHP
6 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 14 (11.11%) Perl
7 5 (3.97%) C++
7 5 (3.97%) Ruby
8 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.59%) VBScript
9 2 (1.59%) Groovy
10 1 (0.79%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) ISEB
2 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
3 18 (14.29%) Degree
4 7 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.97%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (63.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) HP
3 1 (0.79%) Intel
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.79%) Capita
3 1 (0.79%) Google
3 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £150 - £250 per day + Salary negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago