The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 588 598 615
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 64 72 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 55 69 54
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £23,300 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,750 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
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
40306 42741 47076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.83% 95.78% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34959 35982 38915
Median salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Kingston Upon Thames +9 2 £34,250 +52.22%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 69 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (49.07%) QA
3 49 (45.37%) Software Testing
4 44 (40.74%) Automated Testing
5 40 (37.04%) Finance
6 38 (35.19%) Selenium
7 35 (32.41%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (31.48%) SQL
9 31 (28.70%) Degree
9 31 (28.70%) C#
9 31 (28.70%) Test Automation
10 30 (27.78%) Manual Testing
11 25 (23.15%) Cucumber
11 25 (23.15%) Software Engineering
11 25 (23.15%) Scrum
12 23 (21.30%) Test Scripting
13 22 (20.37%) Automation Testing
13 22 (20.37%) TDD
14 21 (19.44%) Java
14 21 (19.44%) ISTQB
14 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (17.59%) BDD
15 19 (17.59%) Workflow
16 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
17 17 (15.74%) .NET
18 16 (14.81%) Ruby
18 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
19 15 (13.89%) ISEB
19 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
19 15 (13.89%) HTML

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.70%) Confluence
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (35.19%) Selenium
2 25 (23.15%) Cucumber
3 13 (12.04%) JIRA
4 12 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
5 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (9.26%) Jasmine
6 10 (9.26%) RSpec
7 9 (8.33%) SpecFlow
8 6 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.56%) JMeter
9 5 (4.63%) JUnit
9 5 (4.63%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.85%) Appium
10 2 (1.85%) Calabash
10 2 (1.85%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.85%) NUnit
10 2 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (37.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (2.78%) Publishing
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Front Office
4 2 (1.85%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.74%) .NET
2 15 (13.89%) HTML
3 5 (4.63%) REST
4 4 (3.70%) CSS
4 4 (3.70%) jQuery
4 4 (3.70%) XML
5 3 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.78%) SOAP
5 3 (2.78%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) J2EE
6 1 (0.93%) Java EE
6 1 (0.93%) Lucene
6 1 (0.93%) RESTful
6 1 (0.93%) WCF
6 1 (0.93%) WinForms
6 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.41%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) iDTV
3 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Unix
2 8 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Android
3 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (45.37%) Software Testing
3 44 (40.74%) Automated Testing
4 31 (28.70%) Test Automation
5 30 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 25 (23.15%) Scrum
6 25 (23.15%) Software Engineering
7 23 (21.30%) Test Scripting
8 22 (20.37%) Automation Testing
8 22 (20.37%) TDD
9 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (17.59%) BDD
10 19 (17.59%) Workflow
11 15 (13.89%) Open Source
12 14 (12.96%) Logistics
12 14 (12.96%) Pair Programming
12 14 (12.96%) Performance Testing
13 12 (11.11%) Integration Testing
14 11 (10.19%) SDLC
14 11 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) SQL
2 31 (28.70%) C#
3 21 (19.44%) Java
4 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.81%) Ruby
6 6 (5.56%) Python
7 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.63%) VB
8 4 (3.70%) COBOL
8 4 (3.70%) VB6
9 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) Degree
2 21 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 15 (13.89%) ISEB
4 4 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (49.07%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Google
4 3 (2.78%) Splunk
5 1 (0.93%) Cognos
5 1 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Twitter
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £28k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
East London
ROLI
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago