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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 563 576 532
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 52 44 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.098% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 40 38 89
Average salary £36,250 £33,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.40% -12.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £22,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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
42416 42167 44994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.81% 93.93% 94.38%
Number of salaries quoted 35749 35452 38742
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 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +19 7 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Hillingdon - 2 £34,000 -
Sidcup -2 1 £42,250 +12.66%
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 68 (61.26%) QA
2 46 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (40.54%) Manual Testing
4 44 (39.64%) SQL
5 41 (36.94%) Software Testing
6 39 (35.14%) Finance
7 36 (32.43%) Automated Testing
8 35 (31.53%) Test Automation
9 31 (27.93%) XML
9 31 (27.93%) Windows
10 27 (24.32%) .NET
11 24 (21.62%) ISEB
11 24 (21.62%) Test Scripting
12 22 (19.82%) Selenium
12 22 (19.82%) ISTQB
13 20 (18.02%) C#
13 20 (18.02%) HTML
14 19 (17.12%) Degree
15 17 (15.32%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (15.32%) PHP
15 17 (15.32%) HP
16 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
16 16 (14.41%) E-Commerce
16 16 (14.41%) CSS
16 16 (14.41%) Migration
17 15 (13.51%) Scrum
18 14 (12.61%) JIRA
18 14 (12.61%) VBScript
18 14 (12.61%) QuickTest Pro
19 13 (11.71%) Python

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (9.01%) WorkSite
2 2 (1.80%) Confluence
3 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.90%) CMS
3 1 (0.90%) Drupal
3 1 (0.90%) WordPress
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.60%) Internet
2 3 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.90%) Extranet
3 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) MySQL
1 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (8.11%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (19.82%) Selenium
2 14 (12.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (12.61%) JIRA
3 9 (8.11%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.21%) Subversion
5 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.31%) InstallShield
5 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.50%) JMeter
7 3 (2.70%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.70%) Behat
8 2 (1.80%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.80%) NUnit
8 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.90%) RSpec
9 1 (0.90%) WatiN
9 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 39 (35.14%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Law
3 10 (9.01%) Banking
4 8 (7.21%) Retail
4 8 (7.21%) Marketing
4 8 (7.21%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) XML
2 27 (24.32%) .NET
3 20 (18.02%) HTML
4 16 (14.41%) CSS
5 10 (9.01%) Flash
6 8 (7.21%) Adobe AIR
7 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.60%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.60%) Web Services
9 3 (2.70%) REST
9 3 (2.70%) jQuery
10 2 (1.80%) XHTML
10 2 (1.80%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.90%) Classic ASP
11 1 (0.90%) J2EE
11 1 (0.90%) SOAP
11 1 (0.90%) WinForms
11 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.21%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.21%) Video on Demand
4 7 (6.31%) Open Source
4 7 (6.31%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
5 2 (1.80%) Kindle
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.93%) Windows
2 11 (9.91%) Linux
3 10 (9.01%) Windows 7
4 9 (8.11%) UNIX
5 7 (6.31%) Solaris
6 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.80%) Android
7 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.54%) Manual Testing
3 41 (36.94%) Software Testing
4 36 (32.43%) Automated Testing
5 35 (31.53%) Test Automation
6 24 (21.62%) Test Scripting
7 16 (14.41%) Migration
7 16 (14.41%) E-Commerce
8 15 (13.51%) Scrum
9 10 (9.01%) ETL
9 10 (9.01%) CRM
10 9 (8.11%) Time Management
11 8 (7.21%) Web Development
11 8 (7.21%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.31%) Project Planning
13 6 (5.41%) Load Testing
14 5 (4.50%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.50%) Performance Testing
14 5 (4.50%) Test Planning
15 4 (3.60%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.64%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) C#
3 17 (15.32%) PHP
4 14 (12.61%) VBScript
5 13 (11.71%) VB
5 13 (11.71%) Python
5 13 (11.71%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.91%) Java
7 9 (8.11%) Perl
8 4 (3.60%) C++
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) ISEB
2 22 (19.82%) ISTQB
3 19 (17.12%) Degree
4 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (61.26%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (9.01%) SCCM
3 1 (0.90%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) HP
2 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.01%) Interwoven
4 8 (7.21%) Adobe
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle
6 1 (0.90%) IBM
6 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.90%) VMware
6 1 (0.90%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.90%) Facebook
6 1 (0.90%) Citrix
London
Salt
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £23000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £37k plus good benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago