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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 249 246 252
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 492 506 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.15% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.40% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 290 357 477
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 £29,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,700 £63,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
38965 36132 40630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 82.77% 81.91% 80.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32119 29911 35026
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -51 63 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Sidcup - 5 £41,000 - 1
Chiswick -2 4 £42,500 -
Croydon -10 4 £48,250 -
Wimbledon - 3 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Ealing +8 1 £29,500 -42.43%
Docklands, London -1 1 £70,000 +47.36%
Hayes - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £37,500 - 1
Clapham - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 601 (58.69%) QA
2 462 (45.12%) Finance
3 373 (36.43%) ISEB
4 311 (30.37%) SQL
5 280 (27.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 265 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
7 212 (20.70%) ISTQB
8 194 (18.95%) Selenium
9 193 (18.85%) Test Scripting
10 183 (17.87%) Retail
11 182 (17.77%) Java
12 181 (17.68%) Scrum
13 174 (16.99%) Test Management
14 170 (16.60%) Degree
15 158 (15.43%) HP
16 152 (14.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 150 (14.65%) SQL Server
18 143 (13.96%) Regression Testing
19 142 (13.87%) .NET
20 137 (13.38%) C#
20 137 (13.38%) System Testing
21 136 (13.28%) Microsoft
22 127 (12.40%) Test Automation
22 127 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
23 126 (12.30%) Automated Testing
24 125 (12.21%) TDD
25 124 (12.11%) Security Cleared
26 118 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
27 112 (10.94%) XML
28 108 (10.55%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.05%) IIS
3 16 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
4 15 (1.46%) Confluence
5 11 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
8 8 (0.78%) Commerce Server
8 8 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.59%) Node.js
11 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 98 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 79 (7.71%) MS Office
3 15 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.07%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 37 (3.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 33 (3.22%) SAP FI
2 33 (3.22%) SAP CO
2 33 (3.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.78%) Fredhopper
4 5 (0.49%) Magento
4 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.29%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.20%) Summit
7 2 (0.20%) Endur
8 1 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.78%) SaaS
2 4 (0.39%) Office 365
3 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.098%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.098%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.42%) Internet
2 22 (2.15%) HTTP
3 16 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.56%) 3G
4 14 (1.37%) Intranet
5 9 (0.88%) VPN
5 9 (0.88%) DNS
5 9 (0.88%) Broadband
5 9 (0.88%) GGSN
5 9 (0.88%) SGSN
5 9 (0.88%) LTE
6 6 (0.59%) MVNO
7 5 (0.49%) SAN
7 5 (0.49%) Firewall
8 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.20%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (0.20%) SS7
8 2 (0.20%) SCCP
8 2 (0.20%) CDMA
8 2 (0.20%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 36 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (0.98%) MySQL
13 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.98%) Big Data
14 9 (0.88%) DB2
15 8 (0.78%) DataStage
15 8 (0.78%) QlikView
16 7 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 194 (18.95%) Selenium
2 108 (10.55%) JIRA
3 88 (8.59%) Cucumber
4 69 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 68 (6.64%) Visual Studio
6 55 (5.37%) FitNesse
7 50 (4.88%) WebDriver
8 45 (4.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 38 (3.71%) JUnit
10 37 (3.61%) LoadRunner
11 34 (3.32%) SoapUI
12 33 (3.22%) Jenkins
13 28 (2.73%) Subversion
14 27 (2.64%) NUnit
15 26 (2.54%) Maven
16 25 (2.44%) JMeter
16 25 (2.44%) Robotium
17 24 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 19 (1.86%) Toad
19 18 (1.76%) Bugzilla
General
1 462 (45.12%) Finance
2 183 (17.87%) Retail
3 99 (9.67%) Banking
4 64 (6.25%) Marketing
5 61 (5.96%) Telecoms
6 50 (4.88%) Games
6 50 (4.88%) Investment Banking
7 44 (4.30%) Publishing
8 32 (3.13%) Advertising
9 16 (1.56%) Back Office
10 14 (1.37%) Law
10 14 (1.37%) Legal
11 12 (1.17%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.88%) Front Office
13 8 (0.78%) Billing
14 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.20%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (25.78%) Analyst
2 194 (18.95%) Test Analyst
3 191 (18.65%) Tester
4 190 (18.55%) Consultant
5 167 (16.31%) Test Consultant
6 146 (14.26%) Test Manager
7 113 (11.04%) Developer
8 82 (8.01%) QA Tester
9 60 (5.86%) QA Engineer
10 59 (5.76%) Test Engineer
11 54 (5.27%) QA Analyst
12 53 (5.18%) QA Manager
13 47 (4.59%) Junior
14 41 (4.00%) Software Tester
15 33 (3.22%) QA Test Manager
16 31 (3.03%) Software Developer
17 30 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
18 29 (2.83%) Senior Developer
19 28 (2.73%) Programme Manager
20 27 (2.64%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (13.87%) .NET
2 112 (10.94%) XML
3 81 (7.91%) HTML
4 77 (7.52%) Web Services
5 47 (4.59%) ASP.NET
6 44 (4.30%) REST
7 42 (4.10%) CSS
8 37 (3.61%) SOAP
9 31 (3.03%) jQuery
10 30 (2.93%) .NET Framework
11 27 (2.64%) HTML5
12 26 (2.54%) Ajax
12 26 (2.54%) J2EE
13 22 (2.15%) WCF
14 21 (2.05%) MDX
14 21 (2.05%) XML Messaging
15 20 (1.95%) RESTful
16 17 (1.66%) Gherkin
17 15 (1.46%) JSON
18 14 (1.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.93%) Open Source
2 68 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 40 (3.91%) Derivative
4 37 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 27 (2.64%) Fixed Income
6 23 (2.25%) Equities
7 22 (2.15%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.95%) Mathematics
9 17 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.56%) Blackberry
11 15 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 13 (1.27%) iPhone
12 13 (1.27%) Blog
12 13 (1.27%) Social Media
13 12 (1.17%) Spread Betting
14 10 (0.98%) Online Games
15 9 (0.88%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.88%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (8.79%) Windows
2 49 (4.79%) Android
3 44 (4.30%) UNIX
4 33 (3.22%) Linux
5 30 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.20%) Solaris
13 1 (0.098%) VMS
13 1 (0.098%) SUSE
13 1 (0.098%) Debian
13 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (27.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 265 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (18.85%) Test Scripting
4 181 (17.68%) Scrum
5 174 (16.99%) Test Management
6 143 (13.96%) Regression Testing
7 137 (13.38%) System Testing
8 127 (12.40%) Test Automation
9 126 (12.30%) Automated Testing
10 125 (12.21%) TDD
11 118 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 106 (10.35%) Manual Testing
13 101 (9.86%) BDD
14 87 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
15 86 (8.40%) Performance Testing
16 83 (8.11%) Automation Testing
17 79 (7.71%) Migration
18 77 (7.52%) PRINCE2
19 76 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
20 75 (7.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 311 (30.37%) SQL
2 182 (17.77%) Java
3 137 (13.38%) C#
4 84 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 63 (6.15%) Python
6 59 (5.76%) Ruby
7 48 (4.69%) PHP
8 42 (4.10%) VB
9 36 (3.52%) C++
10 21 (2.05%) C
11 18 (1.76%) VBA
12 16 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.27%) ABAP
14 12 (1.17%) VBScript
14 12 (1.17%) F#
15 11 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.98%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.88%) Groovy
17 9 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 373 (36.43%) ISEB
2 212 (20.70%) ISTQB
3 170 (16.60%) Degree
4 152 (14.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 124 (12.11%) Security Cleared
6 53 (5.18%) SC Cleared
7 22 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
9 16 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.88%) CCNP
12 9 (0.88%) CCNA
12 9 (0.88%) HP ASE
13 7 (0.68%) MCSE
14 5 (0.49%) Postgraduate
15 4 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 601 (58.69%) QA
2 8 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.098%) WCAG
4 1 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 21 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 21 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.68%) vSphere
3 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.098%) qmail
5 1 (0.098%) Postfix
5 1 (0.098%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.098%) Varnish
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 127 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.68%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.098%) SCCM
3 1 (0.098%) Puppet
3 1 (0.098%) logstash
Vendors
1 158 (15.43%) HP
2 136 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 95 (9.28%) Oracle
4 55 (5.37%) SAP
5 38 (3.71%) IBM
6 21 (2.05%) VMware
7 19 (1.86%) Cognos
8 13 (1.27%) Tableau
9 10 (0.98%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.98%) hybris
9 10 (0.98%) Charles River
10 9 (0.88%) Informatica
11 8 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (0.78%) Adobe
11 8 (0.78%) ATG
11 8 (0.78%) Open Text
11 8 (0.78%) Endeca
12 7 (0.68%) Telerik
12 7 (0.68%) Hitachi
12 7 (0.68%) Veeam
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - Exceptional Benefits and Environment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: Yesterday
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Bluetownonline
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + options + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 10% bonus, share options
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
BEConsultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Arsenal Football Club
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago