The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 589 570 546
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 57 32 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.072% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.077% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48 25 77
Average salary £44,000 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45135 41404 48816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.36% 93.46% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 37931 34643 42521
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 18 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (52.99%) QA
2 51 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 45 (38.46%) SQL
4 41 (35.04%) Finance
5 37 (31.62%) Automated Testing
5 37 (31.62%) ISEB
6 34 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (27.35%) Test Automation
8 30 (25.64%) .NET
9 27 (23.08%) XML
10 26 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 25 (21.37%) Windows
11 25 (21.37%) ISTQB
12 24 (20.51%) Scrum
12 24 (20.51%) Degree
13 23 (19.66%) Selenium
13 23 (19.66%) Manual Testing
14 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
15 18 (15.38%) Computer Science
15 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 18 (15.38%) HTML
16 17 (14.53%) Web Development
16 17 (14.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (13.68%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (13.68%) Migration
17 16 (13.68%) Java
17 16 (13.68%) PHP
17 16 (13.68%) E-Commerce
18 15 (12.82%) HP
18 15 (12.82%) C#

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (6.84%) WorkSite
2 3 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Office
2 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) Basecamp
2 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) Internet
2 6 (5.13%) HTTP
3 4 (3.42%) Wireless
4 2 (1.71%) LTE
4 2 (1.71%) 4G
4 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (19.66%) Selenium
2 15 (12.82%) JIRA
3 14 (11.97%) Visual Studio
4 12 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (10.26%) Jenkins
5 10 (8.55%) JMeter
5 10 (8.55%) Subversion
6 9 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 9 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.42%) Maven
9 3 (2.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.71%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.85%) NUnit
11 1 (0.85%) AppScan
11 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.85%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.85%) MSTest
General
1 41 (35.04%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Retail
3 12 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.69%) Electronics
4 9 (7.69%) Law
5 5 (4.27%) Marketing
6 4 (3.42%) Banking
7 3 (2.56%) Legal
8 2 (1.71%) Games
8 2 (1.71%) Billing
9 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) .NET
2 27 (23.08%) XML
3 18 (15.38%) HTML
4 15 (12.82%) CSS
5 9 (7.69%) Flash
5 9 (7.69%) Adobe AIR
6 7 (5.98%) REST
7 6 (5.13%) Web Services
8 4 (3.42%) J2EE
9 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.56%) LAMP
10 2 (1.71%) SOAP
11 1 (0.85%) WinForms
11 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.85%) WCF
11 1 (0.85%) jQuery
11 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.55%) Open Source
4 9 (7.69%) Video on Demand
5 7 (5.98%) Mathematics
6 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
7 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.56%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.71%) Kindle
9 2 (1.71%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.85%) Social Media
10 1 (0.85%) Handset
10 1 (0.85%) IPTV
10 1 (0.85%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.37%) Windows
2 8 (6.84%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.56%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (1.71%) Android
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.59%) Software Testing
2 37 (31.62%) Automated Testing
3 34 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (27.35%) Test Automation
5 26 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 24 (20.51%) Scrum
7 23 (19.66%) Manual Testing
8 17 (14.53%) Web Development
9 16 (13.68%) E-Commerce
9 16 (13.68%) Migration
10 12 (10.26%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.69%) Load Testing
12 8 (6.84%) CRM
13 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (5.13%) Use Case
13 6 (5.13%) Release Management
13 6 (5.13%) BDD
14 5 (4.27%) Integration Testing
14 5 (4.27%) Project Management
15 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.46%) SQL
2 16 (13.68%) PHP
2 16 (13.68%) Java
3 15 (12.82%) C#
4 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.26%) VBScript
5 9 (7.69%) VB
5 9 (7.69%) Python
6 6 (5.13%) C++
7 5 (4.27%) Perl
8 4 (3.42%) PowerHouse
9 3 (2.56%) Ruby
9 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.85%) XPath
10 1 (0.85%) Groovy
10 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) ISEB
2 25 (21.37%) ISTQB
3 24 (20.51%) Degree
4 17 (14.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (52.99%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.82%) HP
3 9 (7.69%) Adobe
4 8 (6.84%) Oracle
4 8 (6.84%) Interwoven
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.85%) Capita
5 1 (0.85%) Facebook
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
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