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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 561 572 553
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 60 52 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57 40 76
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £42,650 £55,000
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
40782 41868 44449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.89% 93.96% 94.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34763 34463 38430
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 £75,500 £75,000 £78,750
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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +12 3 £52,500 +90.90% 2
Hillingdon - 3 £34,000 -
Sidcup -9 1 £42,250 +20.71%
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £34,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 65 (63.11%) QA
2 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.98%) SQL
4 34 (33.01%) Manual Testing
4 34 (33.01%) Test Automation
5 33 (32.04%) Finance
6 32 (31.07%) Software Testing
7 30 (29.13%) XML
8 28 (27.18%) Windows
9 26 (25.24%) Automated Testing
10 25 (24.27%) Selenium
11 21 (20.39%) Test Scripting
11 21 (20.39%) ISEB
12 20 (19.42%) Linux
13 19 (18.45%) C#
13 19 (18.45%) Python
14 18 (17.48%) Time Management
14 18 (17.48%) .NET
14 18 (17.48%) Test Strategy
15 17 (16.50%) UNIX
15 17 (16.50%) E-Commerce
16 16 (15.53%) Perl
17 15 (14.56%) HTML
17 15 (14.56%) Solaris
17 15 (14.56%) InstallShield
17 15 (14.56%) Migration
17 15 (14.56%) Project Planning
17 15 (14.56%) ISTQB
17 15 (14.56%) Degree
18 14 (13.59%) PHP

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (5.83%) WorkSite
2 1 (0.97%) Drupal
2 1 (0.97%) WordPress
2 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.97%) Confluence
2 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Basecamp
2 5 (4.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (8.74%) BusinessObjects XI
2 6 (5.83%) MySQL
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.94%) Big Data
4 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 15 (14.56%) InstallShield
3 12 (11.65%) WebDriver
3 12 (11.65%) JIRA
4 10 (9.71%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.77%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.83%) Subversion
8 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.91%) Behat
10 2 (1.94%) Calabash
10 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.94%) WatiN
10 2 (1.94%) TestNG
10 2 (1.94%) JMeter
10 2 (1.94%) NUnit
11 1 (0.97%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.97%) TestComplete
General
1 33 (32.04%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Banking
3 10 (9.71%) Law
4 6 (5.83%) Electronics
5 5 (4.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (4.85%) Retail
6 3 (2.91%) Marketing
7 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (29.13%) XML
2 18 (17.48%) .NET
3 15 (14.56%) HTML
4 10 (9.71%) CSS
5 8 (7.77%) Flash
6 6 (5.83%) Adobe AIR
7 3 (2.91%) Web Services
7 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.94%) ADO.NET
8 2 (1.94%) XHTML
8 2 (1.94%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.94%) jQuery
9 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.97%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.97%) SOAP
9 1 (0.97%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Mobile App
1 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.83%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.88%) Open Source
3 4 (3.88%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.18%) Windows
2 20 (19.42%) Linux
3 17 (16.50%) UNIX
4 15 (14.56%) Solaris
5 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.88%) Android
7 3 (2.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (33.01%) Test Automation
2 34 (33.01%) Manual Testing
3 32 (31.07%) Software Testing
4 26 (25.24%) Automated Testing
5 21 (20.39%) Test Scripting
6 18 (17.48%) Time Management
6 18 (17.48%) Test Strategy
7 17 (16.50%) E-Commerce
8 15 (14.56%) Migration
8 15 (14.56%) Project Planning
9 13 (12.62%) Scrum
10 9 (8.74%) ETL
11 7 (6.80%) Automation Testing
12 6 (5.83%) CRM
12 6 (5.83%) Web Development
13 5 (4.85%) OO
13 5 (4.85%) Regression Testing
13 5 (4.85%) Test Planning
14 4 (3.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.98%) SQL
2 19 (18.45%) C#
2 19 (18.45%) Python
3 16 (15.53%) Perl
4 14 (13.59%) PHP
5 10 (9.71%) Java
6 9 (8.74%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.74%) VBScript
7 8 (7.77%) VB
8 4 (3.88%) C++
9 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (20.39%) ISEB
2 15 (14.56%) ISTQB
2 15 (14.56%) Degree
3 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 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 13 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.97%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) HP
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.83%) Adobe
3 6 (5.83%) Interwoven
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle
5 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.97%) VMware
5 1 (0.97%) Appcelerator
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Medical - Pensions - Bonus 10%
Posted: 27 days ago
West London
WEX Europe Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago