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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 582 596 533
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 44 32 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.096% 0.072% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.077% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 98
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £26,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £43,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
42753 41632 47612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.39% 93.54% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35655 35019 41251
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +25 15 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 57 (57.00%) QA
2 45 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (44.00%) Manual Testing
4 40 (40.00%) SQL
5 38 (38.00%) Software Testing
6 35 (35.00%) Automated Testing
7 34 (34.00%) Test Automation
8 30 (30.00%) Finance
9 28 (28.00%) XML
10 27 (27.00%) .NET
11 26 (26.00%) Test Scripting
12 23 (23.00%) Windows
12 23 (23.00%) ISEB
13 21 (21.00%) HTML
13 21 (21.00%) Selenium
14 19 (19.00%) ISTQB
14 19 (19.00%) E-Commerce
15 18 (18.00%) PHP
15 18 (18.00%) CSS
15 18 (18.00%) Degree
16 17 (17.00%) Scrum
16 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
17 16 (16.00%) C#
17 16 (16.00%) Computer Science
18 15 (15.00%) JIRA
18 15 (15.00%) Migration
19 14 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
19 14 (14.00%) HP
19 14 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
20 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (10.00%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.00%) Drupal
2 1 (1.00%) WordPress
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) MS Office
2 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 4 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (1.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.00%) MySQL
1 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (21.00%) Selenium
2 15 (15.00%) JIRA
3 14 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (11.00%) Subversion
4 11 (11.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.00%) JMeter
7 5 (5.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.00%) Behat
8 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.00%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.00%) NUnit
10 1 (1.00%) AppScan
10 1 (1.00%) Maven
10 1 (1.00%) InstallShield
10 1 (1.00%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.00%) MSTest
10 1 (1.00%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.00%) Moq
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Law
2 10 (10.00%) Electronics
3 7 (7.00%) Banking
4 6 (6.00%) Retail
4 6 (6.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.00%) Games
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.00%) XML
2 27 (27.00%) .NET
3 21 (21.00%) HTML
4 18 (18.00%) CSS
5 11 (11.00%) Flash
6 10 (10.00%) Adobe AIR
7 4 (4.00%) REST
7 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.00%) Web Services
9 2 (2.00%) J2EE
9 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.00%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.00%) WCF
10 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.00%) jQuery
10 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (1.00%) Classic ASP
10 1 (1.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.00%) Mobile App
4 10 (10.00%) Video on Demand
5 8 (8.00%) Open Source
6 6 (6.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.00%) User Experience
8 2 (2.00%) Kindle
8 2 (2.00%) Online Gambling
9 1 (1.00%) Social Media
9 1 (1.00%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (1.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.00%) UNIX
4 4 (4.00%) Linux
4 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.00%) Android
5 1 (1.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) Manual Testing
3 38 (38.00%) Software Testing
4 35 (35.00%) Automated Testing
5 34 (34.00%) Test Automation
6 26 (26.00%) Test Scripting
7 19 (19.00%) E-Commerce
8 17 (17.00%) Scrum
9 15 (15.00%) Migration
10 11 (11.00%) Web Development
11 10 (10.00%) CRM
12 8 (8.00%) Load Testing
13 7 (7.00%) ETL
14 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
15 4 (4.00%) Web Testing
15 4 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (4.00%) Test Planning
16 3 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
16 3 (3.00%) BDD
16 3 (3.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.00%) SQL
2 18 (18.00%) PHP
3 16 (16.00%) C#
4 13 (13.00%) VBScript
5 12 (12.00%) VB
5 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.00%) Java
7 6 (6.00%) Python
7 6 (6.00%) C++
8 4 (4.00%) PowerHouse
9 3 (3.00%) Ruby
9 3 (3.00%) Perl
9 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (23.00%) ISEB
2 19 (19.00%) ISTQB
3 18 (18.00%) Degree
4 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (57.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (1.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.00%) HP
3 10 (10.00%) Interwoven
3 10 (10.00%) Adobe
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.00%) Facebook
5 1 (1.00%) Citrix
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