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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 563 578 594
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 65 51 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 29
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £34,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
41652 44041 41257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.19% 93.51% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35598 36801 34617
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Ealing - 8 £52,500 -
City of London +22 6 £30,250 -28.82% 1
Croydon - 1 £21,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £21,500 -
Teddington - 1 £23,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 98 (78.40%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (74.40%) QA
3 62 (49.60%) Selenium
4 55 (44.00%) Automated Testing
5 51 (40.80%) Software Testing
6 50 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 48 (38.40%) Scrum
7 48 (38.40%) SQL
8 47 (37.60%) BDD
9 45 (36.00%) Test Scripting
10 44 (35.20%) Automation Testing
11 41 (32.80%) Java
12 40 (32.00%) C#
13 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
14 31 (24.80%) TDD
14 31 (24.80%) Test Automation
14 31 (24.80%) WebDriver
15 27 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (20.80%) Windows
17 23 (18.40%) Degree
18 22 (17.60%) ISTQB
18 22 (17.60%) ISEB
18 22 (17.60%) PHP
18 22 (17.60%) Cucumber
19 18 (14.40%) JUnit
19 18 (14.40%) E-Commerce
20 17 (13.60%) OO
20 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
21 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
22 15 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (1.60%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) HTTP
2 2 (1.60%) Broadband
2 2 (1.60%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.80%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (49.60%) Selenium
2 31 (24.80%) WebDriver
3 22 (17.60%) Cucumber
4 18 (14.40%) JUnit
5 15 (12.00%) SpecFlow
6 14 (11.20%) JIRA
7 10 (8.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.40%) Behat
8 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.40%) Eclipse
9 7 (5.60%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (4.00%) LoadRunner
11 5 (4.00%) JMeter
12 4 (3.20%) Calabash
13 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.40%) RSpec
14 2 (1.60%) JBehave
14 2 (1.60%) PHPUnit
14 2 (1.60%) Xcode
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
1 13 (10.40%) Retail
2 12 (9.60%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.80%) Law
6 5 (4.00%) Marketing
7 4 (3.20%) Games
8 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.80%) Legal
9 1 (0.80%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 11 (8.80%) XML
3 8 (6.40%) HTML
4 7 (5.60%) Web Services
5 5 (4.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.60%) LAMP
7 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.60%) RESTful
8 1 (0.80%) REST
8 1 (0.80%) SOAP
8 1 (0.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.80%) Replication
4 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.20%) Social Network
4 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) User Experience
5 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.80%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) GIS
5 1 (0.80%) BBC
5 1 (0.80%) STB
5 1 (0.80%) Statistics
5 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.80%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.80%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (8.80%) Windows 7
2 11 (8.80%) Windows XP
2 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (8.80%) Windows Vista
2 11 (8.80%) Windows 8
2 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (8.00%) Linux
4 8 (6.40%) UNIX
5 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (78.40%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (44.00%) Automated Testing
3 51 (40.80%) Software Testing
4 50 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 48 (38.40%) Scrum
6 47 (37.60%) BDD
7 45 (36.00%) Test Scripting
8 44 (35.20%) Automation Testing
9 31 (24.80%) Test Automation
9 31 (24.80%) TDD
10 27 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (14.40%) E-Commerce
12 17 (13.60%) OO
13 14 (11.20%) SDLC
14 13 (10.40%) Pair Programming
14 13 (10.40%) Refactoring
15 10 (8.00%) Process Management
15 10 (8.00%) Migration
15 10 (8.00%) Agile Testing
15 10 (8.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 48 (38.40%) SQL
2 41 (32.80%) Java
3 40 (32.00%) C#
4 22 (17.60%) PHP
5 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.20%) Python
7 5 (4.00%) Ruby
8 4 (3.20%) C++
9 3 (2.40%) Groovy
10 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (18.40%) Degree
2 22 (17.60%) ISEB
2 22 (17.60%) ISTQB
3 15 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.80%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (74.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) Oracle
3 5 (4.00%) Capita
4 2 (1.60%) HP
4 2 (1.60%) Borland
5 1 (0.80%) BT
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