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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 560 564 561
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 53 49 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 51 33 63
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
38886 39658 42367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.72% 93.87% 94.39%
Number of salaries quoted 33086 32487 36434
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 January 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 30 January 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 +7 5 £52,500 +82.60% 3
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 £33,250 -
Hillingdon - 1 £34,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 65 (63.11%) QA
2 41 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (37.86%) SQL
4 37 (35.92%) Finance
5 33 (32.04%) Manual Testing
6 31 (30.10%) Software Testing
7 25 (24.27%) Selenium
7 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
8 24 (23.30%) Windows
8 24 (23.30%) Linux
8 24 (23.30%) Python
9 22 (21.36%) Automated Testing
10 20 (19.42%) XML
10 20 (19.42%) Test Strategy
11 19 (18.45%) Time Management
11 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
12 18 (17.48%) UNIX
13 17 (16.50%) Perl
13 17 (16.50%) ISEB
14 16 (15.53%) Project Planning
14 16 (15.53%) Degree
14 16 (15.53%) InstallShield
14 16 (15.53%) Solaris
14 16 (15.53%) WebDriver
15 15 (14.56%) Scrum
16 14 (13.59%) Java
17 13 (12.62%) C#
17 13 (12.62%) .NET
17 13 (12.62%) Migration
18 12 (11.65%) ISTQB

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.97%) Confluence
1 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
1 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.97%) CMS
1 1 (0.97%) WorkSite
1 1 (0.97%) Drupal
1 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Office
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) GitHub
2 1 (0.97%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.97%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (6.80%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (2.91%) Big Data
3 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 16 (15.53%) InstallShield
2 16 (15.53%) WebDriver
3 10 (9.71%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.74%) JIRA
5 5 (4.85%) TestNG
5 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.91%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.94%) NUnit
8 2 (1.94%) Subversion
8 2 (1.94%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.94%) WatiN
8 2 (1.94%) Behat
8 2 (1.94%) Calabash
9 1 (0.97%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.97%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (35.92%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.85%) Law
5 4 (3.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.91%) Marketing
7 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.97%) Front Office
8 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) XML
2 13 (12.62%) .NET
3 8 (7.77%) HTML
4 5 (4.85%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.91%) CSS
6 3 (2.91%) Web Services
6 3 (2.91%) Flash
6 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.94%) jQuery
7 2 (1.94%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.94%) XHTML
8 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.97%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.97%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.97%) SOAP
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Open Source
2 4 (3.88%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.97%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.97%) Statistics
4 1 (0.97%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.30%) Windows
1 24 (23.30%) Linux
2 18 (17.48%) UNIX
3 16 (15.53%) Solaris
4 4 (3.88%) Android
4 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.04%) Manual Testing
3 31 (30.10%) Software Testing
4 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
5 22 (21.36%) Automated Testing
6 20 (19.42%) Test Strategy
7 19 (18.45%) Time Management
7 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
8 16 (15.53%) Project Planning
9 15 (14.56%) Scrum
10 13 (12.62%) Migration
11 10 (9.71%) E-Commerce
11 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
12 9 (8.74%) OO
13 8 (7.77%) Test Planning
14 7 (6.80%) ETL
14 7 (6.80%) Regression Testing
15 6 (5.83%) OOP
16 5 (4.85%) Performance Engineering
16 5 (4.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.86%) SQL
2 24 (23.30%) Python
3 17 (16.50%) Perl
4 14 (13.59%) Java
5 13 (12.62%) C#
6 11 (10.68%) PHP
7 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.85%) VBScript
8 5 (4.85%) C++
9 4 (3.88%) VB
10 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.97%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) ISEB
2 16 (15.53%) Degree
3 12 (11.65%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (63.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (7.77%) HP
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.97%) Interwoven
4 1 (0.97%) Adobe
4 1 (0.97%) Intel
4 1 (0.97%) VMware
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