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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 332 266 277
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 350 549 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.80% 1.09% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.29% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 320 337 321
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,400 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
37380 42499 36853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.38% 84.63% 83.76%
Number of salaries quoted 31292 35300 30681
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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
(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 +30 101 £52,500 +7.69% 21
Ealing - 5 £55,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames +8 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Romford - 2 £26,250 -
Greenwich - 2 £45,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 £42,000 -
Teddington +7 1 £23,500 -
Croydon +1 1 £17,000 -66.16%
Sidcup -3 1 - -
Wimbledon -12 1 £34,000 +30.76%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 370 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (44.97%) ISEB
3 323 (41.62%) QA
4 314 (40.46%) Finance
5 229 (29.51%) ISTQB
6 208 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 197 (25.39%) SQL
8 174 (22.42%) Scrum
9 158 (20.36%) Selenium
10 148 (19.07%) C#
11 140 (18.04%) Test Management
12 137 (17.65%) Java
13 135 (17.40%) Banking
14 129 (16.62%) Degree
14 129 (16.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 128 (16.49%) Retail
16 124 (15.98%) Test Scripting
17 107 (13.79%) Automated Testing
17 107 (13.79%) BDD
18 106 (13.66%) .NET
19 105 (13.53%) Test Automation
19 105 (13.53%) SDLC
20 102 (13.14%) SQL Server
21 101 (13.02%) Microsoft
22 89 (11.47%) Windows
23 87 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
24 86 (11.08%) Manual Testing
24 86 (11.08%) Cucumber
25 85 (10.95%) TDD
26 82 (10.57%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 13 (1.68%) Confluence
2 10 (1.29%) Node.js
3 8 (1.03%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.77%) IIS
4 6 (0.77%) GlassFish
5 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.52%) JBoss
5 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.26%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.13%) CMS
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.61%) MS Office
3 13 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.90%) GNU Octave
5 6 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.39%) MS Project
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.26%) Blender
8 1 (0.13%) Maya
8 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) Temenos T24
1 6 (0.77%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Endur
3 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 9 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
2 9 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (1.03%) GitHub
4 7 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.96%) Internet
2 12 (1.55%) HTTP
3 10 (1.29%) DNS
4 6 (0.77%) Broadband
5 5 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.52%) VPN
7 2 (0.26%) GSM
7 2 (0.26%) PSTN
7 2 (0.26%) Intranet
7 2 (0.26%) Wireless
8 1 (0.13%) DVB
8 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.55%) MySQL
9 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.29%) QlikView
10 10 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.29%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.16%) Redis
12 8 (1.03%) SSDT
13 6 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
13 6 (0.77%) BODI
13 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 158 (20.36%) Selenium
2 86 (11.08%) Cucumber
3 82 (10.57%) JIRA
3 82 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 70 (9.02%) Visual Studio
5 62 (7.99%) WebDriver
6 61 (7.86%) Jenkins
7 51 (6.57%) JUnit
8 44 (5.67%) SpecFlow
9 39 (5.03%) TestNG
10 38 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
11 37 (4.77%) FitNesse
12 36 (4.64%) JBehave
13 35 (4.51%) SoapUI
14 32 (4.12%) Git (software)
15 22 (2.84%) JMeter
16 21 (2.71%) LoadRunner
17 18 (2.32%) Hudson
17 18 (2.32%) Calabash
18 17 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 314 (40.46%) Finance
2 135 (17.40%) Banking
3 128 (16.49%) Retail
4 67 (8.63%) Aerospace
5 23 (2.96%) Back Office
6 22 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.58%) Retail Banking
7 20 (2.58%) Legal
8 17 (2.19%) Games
9 11 (1.42%) Marketing
10 10 (1.29%) Advertising
10 10 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.64%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.64%) Automotive
12 5 (0.64%) Law
13 4 (0.52%) Front Office
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 257 (33.12%) Analyst
2 169 (21.78%) Test Analyst
3 126 (16.24%) Tester
4 101 (13.02%) Test Manager
5 96 (12.37%) Consultant
6 93 (11.98%) Developer
7 61 (7.86%) Test Consultant
8 58 (7.47%) Senior Analyst
9 54 (6.96%) Test Leader
10 49 (6.31%) Software Tester
11 43 (5.54%) QA Analyst
12 39 (5.03%) QA Engineer
13 35 (4.51%) Test Engineer
14 34 (4.38%) Business Analyst
15 33 (4.25%) Senior Test Analyst
16 31 (3.99%) Software Engineer
16 31 (3.99%) QA Tester
17 29 (3.74%) Software Developer
18 27 (3.48%) Lead Test Analyst
18 27 (3.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (13.66%) .NET
2 66 (8.51%) XML
3 63 (8.12%) HTML
4 51 (6.57%) Web Services
5 42 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 34 (4.38%) Gherkin
7 28 (3.61%) CSS
8 21 (2.71%) WinForms
9 20 (2.58%) WCF
10 19 (2.45%) Spring
10 19 (2.45%) RESTful
11 18 (2.32%) SOAP
12 16 (2.06%) JSON
13 15 (1.93%) REST
13 15 (1.93%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.68%) HTML5
14 13 (1.68%) jQuery
15 11 (1.42%) Entity Framework
15 11 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
15 11 (1.42%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.09%) Derivative
4 24 (3.09%) Client/Server
5 21 (2.71%) Equities
5 21 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.93%) User Experience
8 13 (1.68%) SWIFT
8 13 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 10 (1.29%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.29%) Online Games
11 8 (1.03%) Replication
12 6 (0.77%) Statistics
12 6 (0.77%) iPhone
13 5 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
14 4 (0.52%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.52%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 89 (11.47%) Windows
2 30 (3.87%) Linux
3 27 (3.48%) UNIX
4 23 (2.96%) Android
5 15 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.03%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.52%) Solaris
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 174 (22.42%) Scrum
4 140 (18.04%) Test Management
5 124 (15.98%) Test Scripting
6 107 (13.79%) Automated Testing
6 107 (13.79%) BDD
7 105 (13.53%) Test Automation
7 105 (13.53%) SDLC
8 87 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 86 (11.08%) Manual Testing
10 85 (10.95%) TDD
11 78 (10.05%) PRINCE2
12 64 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (7.73%) E-Commerce
14 57 (7.35%) Waterfall
15 55 (7.09%) Test Strategy
16 51 (6.57%) Automation Testing
17 50 (6.44%) Project Management
17 50 (6.44%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 197 (25.39%) SQL
2 148 (19.07%) C#
3 137 (17.65%) Java
4 58 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 42 (5.41%) Ruby
6 29 (3.74%) PHP
7 25 (3.22%) Python
7 25 (3.22%) C++
8 20 (2.58%) Groovy
9 17 (2.19%) Scala
10 14 (1.80%) C
11 13 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.29%) Perl
13 9 (1.16%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.90%) R
15 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 349 (44.97%) ISEB
2 229 (29.51%) ISTQB
3 129 (16.62%) Degree
3 129 (16.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (5.93%) ISEB Practitioner
5 21 (2.71%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) MCTS
7 3 (0.39%) ACCA
7 3 (0.39%) CIMA
7 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.39%) CCNA
7 3 (0.39%) MCP
7 3 (0.39%) MCSE
8 2 (0.26%) MBA
8 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (41.62%) QA
2 10 (1.29%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 45 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.03%) Puppet
3 4 (0.52%) Salt
3 4 (0.52%) Ansible
3 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.52%) CA LISA
3 4 (0.52%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 101 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.44%) Oracle
3 37 (4.77%) HP
4 13 (1.68%) Apple
5 12 (1.55%) SAP
6 7 (0.90%) VMware
6 7 (0.90%) Informatica
7 6 (0.77%) Cognos
7 6 (0.77%) Remedy
7 6 (0.77%) FFastFill
8 4 (0.52%) Sybase
8 4 (0.52%) webMethods
8 4 (0.52%) Sage
8 4 (0.52%) CA
8 4 (0.52%) Hitachi
8 4 (0.52%) Yardi
9 3 (0.39%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.39%) ION Trading
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe
9 3 (0.39%) Murex
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Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits + pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k On Target Earnings (Uncapped)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, Bristol
Three People Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
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City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive
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