The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 290 280 261
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 433 446 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.99% 1.00% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.20% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 275 252 422
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36338 37283 38695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.08% 83.63% 82.11%
Number of salaries quoted 30719 30330 33012
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the London region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in London

Software Testing
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 Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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 +31 76 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Wimbledon -4 14 £37,500 +27.11%
Sidcup -4 7 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Chiswick - 5 £42,500 -
Docklands, London -14 3 - -
Hillingdon - 3 £34,000 -
Chessington - 3 £47,500 -
Uxbridge - 2 £43,250 -
Hammersmith - 2 £36,250 -
Beckenham -4 1 £26,000 -57.37%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £42,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 434 (50.94%) QA
2 418 (49.06%) ISEB
3 412 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
4 357 (41.90%) Finance
5 253 (29.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 241 (28.29%) SQL
7 236 (27.70%) Retail
8 232 (27.23%) ISTQB
9 215 (25.23%) Scrum
10 208 (24.41%) Banking
11 173 (20.31%) Java
12 171 (20.07%) C#
13 163 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 155 (18.19%) Selenium
15 154 (18.08%) SQL Server
16 132 (15.49%) Test Scripting
17 120 (14.08%) .NET
18 118 (13.85%) Aerospace
19 117 (13.73%) Test Management
20 115 (13.50%) Microsoft
21 107 (12.56%) Degree
22 102 (11.97%) TDD
23 100 (11.74%) Test Automation
24 99 (11.62%) HP
25 96 (11.27%) HP Quality Center
26 95 (11.15%) Manual Testing
27 89 (10.45%) Windows
27 89 (10.45%) BDD
28 86 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
28 86 (10.09%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.35%) IIS
4 18 (2.11%) CMS
5 15 (1.76%) Drupal
6 11 (1.29%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.17%) GlassFish
7 10 (1.17%) Node.js
8 7 (0.82%) Confluence
9 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.35%) Apache
11 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 70 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.16%) MS Office
3 13 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.82%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.47%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.70%) Summit
3 2 (0.23%) Endur
3 2 (0.23%) GoldMine
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.11%) SaaS
2 15 (1.76%) GitHub
3 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Taleo
6 1 (0.12%) Trello
6 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.81%) TCP/IP
2 26 (3.05%) VPN
3 20 (2.35%) DNS
4 13 (1.53%) Internet
5 7 (0.82%) HTTP
5 7 (0.82%) Firewall
6 6 (0.70%) SAN
7 5 (0.59%) 3G
7 5 (0.59%) GGSN
7 5 (0.59%) SGSN
7 5 (0.59%) LTE
7 5 (0.59%) Broadband
8 4 (0.47%) NAS
8 4 (0.47%) MVNO
9 3 (0.35%) Intranet
9 3 (0.35%) FTP
10 2 (0.23%) DHCP
10 2 (0.23%) Wireless
11 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (2.70%) MySQL
8 20 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.29%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.29%) Big Data
12 10 (1.17%) QlikView
12 10 (1.17%) OLAP
13 9 (1.06%) BusinessObjects XI
14 8 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.82%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
17 5 (0.59%) BODI
Development Applications
1 155 (18.19%) Selenium
2 86 (10.09%) JIRA
3 68 (7.98%) Visual Studio
4 58 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (6.69%) Cucumber
6 48 (5.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 37 (4.34%) FitNesse
8 35 (4.11%) WebDriver
9 30 (3.52%) Jenkins
10 24 (2.82%) LoadRunner
11 23 (2.70%) NUnit
12 22 (2.58%) Subversion
13 21 (2.46%) JMeter
13 21 (2.46%) Bugzilla
13 21 (2.46%) JUnit
13 21 (2.46%) Eclipse
13 21 (2.46%) SpecFlow
14 20 (2.35%) Maven
15 19 (2.23%) SoapUI
16 18 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 357 (41.90%) Finance
2 236 (27.70%) Retail
3 208 (24.41%) Banking
4 118 (13.85%) Aerospace
5 49 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 49 (5.75%) Marketing
6 31 (3.64%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.58%) Advertising
8 18 (2.11%) Games
8 18 (2.11%) Back Office
9 17 (2.00%) Legal
10 8 (0.94%) Billing
11 6 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.23%) Electronics
15 2 (0.23%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (26.88%) Analyst
2 198 (23.24%) Test Analyst
3 172 (20.19%) Consultant
4 147 (17.25%) Test Consultant
5 136 (15.96%) Tester
6 124 (14.55%) Test Manager
7 87 (10.21%) Developer
8 53 (6.22%) Test Engineer
9 44 (5.16%) Test Leader
10 43 (5.05%) QA Tester
10 43 (5.05%) Team Leader
11 39 (4.58%) QA Engineer
12 33 (3.87%) Test Team Leader
13 32 (3.76%) Software Tester
14 27 (3.17%) Support Engineer
14 27 (3.17%) Software Developer
15 25 (2.93%) Programme Manager
16 24 (2.82%) Junior
16 24 (2.82%) Software Test Analyst
17 22 (2.58%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (14.08%) .NET
2 71 (8.33%) HTML
3 51 (5.99%) Web Services
3 51 (5.99%) XML
4 47 (5.52%) ASP.NET
5 35 (4.11%) CSS
6 30 (3.52%) jQuery
7 28 (3.29%) Ajax
8 20 (2.35%) RESTful
9 19 (2.23%) HTML5
9 19 (2.23%) .NET Framework
10 18 (2.11%) JSON
10 18 (2.11%) REST
11 17 (2.00%) CSS3
11 17 (2.00%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.88%) SOAP
13 12 (1.41%) J2EE
13 12 (1.41%) Java EE
14 11 (1.29%) WCF
14 11 (1.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.63%) Open Source
3 39 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.46%) User Experience
5 37 (4.34%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.05%) iPhone
7 20 (2.35%) Derivative
8 19 (2.23%) Client/Server
9 17 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.29%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.17%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.17%) Replication
11 10 (1.17%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.06%) Equities
12 9 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.94%) New Media
13 8 (0.94%) Online Games
13 8 (0.94%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.45%) Windows
2 55 (6.46%) UNIX
3 40 (4.69%) Linux
4 32 (3.76%) Android
5 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.35%) CentOS
8 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (25.23%) Scrum
3 163 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (15.49%) Test Scripting
5 117 (13.73%) Test Management
6 102 (11.97%) TDD
7 100 (11.74%) Test Automation
8 95 (11.15%) Manual Testing
9 89 (10.45%) BDD
10 86 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 73 (8.57%) Automated Testing
12 71 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 69 (8.10%) Test Strategy
14 62 (7.28%) Automation Testing
15 59 (6.92%) ETL
16 57 (6.69%) PRINCE2
17 56 (6.57%) Performance Testing
18 54 (6.34%) E-Commerce
19 52 (6.10%) Test Planning
20 51 (5.99%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 241 (28.29%) SQL
2 173 (20.31%) Java
3 171 (20.07%) C#
4 75 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.63%) Python
6 44 (5.16%) Ruby
7 40 (4.69%) PHP
8 30 (3.52%) C++
9 27 (3.17%) VB
10 20 (2.35%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.00%) F#
12 14 (1.64%) C
13 12 (1.41%) VBScript
14 11 (1.29%) VBA
14 11 (1.29%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.17%) JPQL
15 10 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.94%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.94%) Scala
17 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 418 (49.06%) ISEB
2 253 (29.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 232 (27.23%) ISTQB
4 107 (12.56%) Degree
5 53 (6.22%) Security Cleared
6 25 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 22 (2.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (2.11%) MCTS
8 18 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (2.11%) MCP
8 18 (2.11%) MCSE
9 15 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.76%) CCNA
10 10 (1.17%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.94%) MCITP
12 7 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.82%) HP ASE
12 7 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.59%) CCNP
14 4 (0.47%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (50.94%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) SLA
3 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.82%) vSphere
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) qmail
5 1 (0.12%) Postfix
5 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.12%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 96 (11.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.12%) Puppet
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 115 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 99 (11.62%) HP
3 48 (5.63%) Oracle
4 32 (3.76%) VMware
5 23 (2.70%) Apple
6 14 (1.64%) Cognos
7 12 (1.41%) Cisco
7 12 (1.41%) IBM
8 9 (1.06%) Informatica
9 8 (0.94%) Murex
9 8 (0.94%) Calypso
9 8 (0.94%) Tableau
10 7 (0.82%) Veeam
11 6 (0.70%) Juniper
11 6 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.59%) webMethods
12 5 (0.59%) Sybase
12 5 (0.59%) Citrix
13 4 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.47%) Remedy
London
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + benefits, 20% bonus, 10% pen
Posted: 9 days ago
Sidcup
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 (depending on experience)
Posted: 11 days ago
London
ITV
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago