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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 277 272 252
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 426 468 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.01% 1.09% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.30% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 298 254 375
Average salary £46,250 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
35193 36060 36345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.63% 83.79% 82.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29381 29162 30584
Average salary £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +39 99 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Sidcup - 9 £30,000 -
Ealing -7 3 £60,000 +26.31%
Docklands, London -12 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £42,500 -
Wimbledon - 3 £24,000 -
Uxbridge - 3 £32,500 -
Beckenham -2 2 £26,000 -32.59% 1
Surbiton -2 2 - -
Chessington - 1 £47,500 -
Coulsdon - 1 £40,000 -
Romford - 1 £22,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 429 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (50.65%) ISEB
3 389 (46.25%) QA
4 360 (42.81%) Finance
5 246 (29.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 243 (28.89%) ISTQB
7 230 (27.35%) Scrum
8 224 (26.63%) Retail
9 223 (26.52%) Banking
10 219 (26.04%) SQL
11 167 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 158 (18.79%) C#
12 158 (18.79%) Java
13 149 (17.72%) Aerospace
14 141 (16.77%) Selenium
15 132 (15.70%) Test Management
16 126 (14.98%) SQL Server
17 121 (14.39%) Test Scripting
18 107 (12.72%) Microsoft
19 104 (12.37%) Degree
20 102 (12.13%) .NET
21 93 (11.06%) Test Automation
22 92 (10.94%) TDD
23 91 (10.82%) Manual Testing
23 91 (10.82%) Windows
24 84 (9.99%) BDD
25 78 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
25 78 (9.27%) JIRA
25 78 (9.27%) Test Strategy
26 77 (9.16%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (2.02%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.90%) Confluence
3 15 (1.78%) CMS
3 15 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.66%) GlassFish
5 13 (1.55%) IIS
6 11 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.31%) Drupal
7 7 (0.83%) Node.js
8 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.48%) JBoss
10 3 (0.36%) Apache
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 61 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.76%) MS Office
3 13 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.36%) MS Project
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.24%) Mingle
7 2 (0.24%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) InDesign
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.71%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 4 (0.48%) Summit
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.24%) GoldMine
3 2 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.14%) SaaS
2 17 (2.02%) GitHub
3 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Taleo
6 1 (0.12%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.69%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.38%) DNS
3 19 (2.26%) VPN
4 12 (1.43%) HTTP
4 12 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (0.48%) Firewall
5 4 (0.48%) NAS
6 3 (0.36%) FTP
6 3 (0.36%) SAN
7 2 (0.24%) Broadband
7 2 (0.24%) DHCP
7 2 (0.24%) MVNO
7 2 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (2.97%) MySQL
5 24 (2.85%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.31%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.07%) SSDT
11 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.83%) Big Data
13 6 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
13 6 (0.71%) BODI
13 6 (0.71%) QlikView
13 6 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 141 (16.77%) Selenium
2 78 (9.27%) JIRA
3 75 (8.92%) Visual Studio
4 65 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (5.95%) WebDriver
6 49 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 43 (5.11%) Cucumber
8 39 (4.64%) Jenkins
9 32 (3.80%) JUnit
10 31 (3.69%) FitNesse
11 30 (3.57%) SoapUI
12 25 (2.97%) Eclipse
13 22 (2.62%) LoadRunner
14 20 (2.38%) SpecFlow
15 19 (2.26%) JMeter
15 19 (2.26%) TestNG
16 18 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
17 17 (2.02%) Maven
17 17 (2.02%) Git (software)
18 16 (1.90%) Bugzilla
General
1 360 (42.81%) Finance
2 224 (26.63%) Retail
3 223 (26.52%) Banking
4 149 (17.72%) Aerospace
5 35 (4.16%) Marketing
6 23 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.38%) Games
7 20 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.78%) Back Office
9 12 (1.43%) Legal
9 12 (1.43%) Advertising
10 7 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.48%) Publishing
12 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.48%) Billing
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.36%) Automotive
13 3 (0.36%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 265 (31.51%) Analyst
2 219 (26.04%) Test Analyst
3 152 (18.07%) Consultant
4 127 (15.10%) Test Consultant
5 124 (14.74%) Tester
6 109 (12.96%) Test Manager
7 80 (9.51%) Developer
8 55 (6.54%) Test Leader
9 52 (6.18%) Test Engineer
10 41 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (4.40%) Software Tester
12 35 (4.16%) Team Leader
13 34 (4.04%) Senior Test Analyst
14 30 (3.57%) QA Tester
15 29 (3.45%) QA Engineer
16 27 (3.21%) Test Team Leader
17 25 (2.97%) Software Test Analyst
18 24 (2.85%) Lead Test Analyst
19 22 (2.62%) Support Engineer
19 22 (2.62%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.13%) .NET
2 72 (8.56%) HTML
3 51 (6.06%) XML
4 42 (4.99%) Web Services
5 39 (4.64%) ASP.NET
6 29 (3.45%) JSON
7 26 (3.09%) CSS
8 23 (2.73%) jQuery
9 20 (2.38%) RESTful
10 18 (2.14%) SOAP
11 15 (1.78%) JSP
11 15 (1.78%) Ajax
11 15 (1.78%) WinForms
12 14 (1.66%) DOM
12 14 (1.66%) WCF
13 12 (1.43%) HTML5
13 12 (1.43%) REST
14 11 (1.31%) Java EE
14 11 (1.31%) Hibernate
15 10 (1.19%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.99%) Mobile App
2 42 (4.99%) Open Source
3 36 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.92%) User Experience
5 19 (2.26%) iPhone
6 17 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.55%) Derivative
9 10 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.19%) Online Games
10 9 (1.07%) New Media
11 8 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.95%) Replication
12 6 (0.71%) Equities
12 6 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.59%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 91 (10.82%) Windows
2 55 (6.54%) UNIX
3 37 (4.40%) Linux
4 35 (4.16%) Android
5 28 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.59%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.48%) Solaris
8 4 (0.48%) CentOS
9 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (27.35%) Scrum
3 167 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (15.70%) Test Management
5 121 (14.39%) Test Scripting
6 93 (11.06%) Test Automation
7 92 (10.94%) TDD
8 91 (10.82%) Manual Testing
9 84 (9.99%) BDD
10 78 (9.27%) Test Strategy
10 78 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (8.92%) Automated Testing
12 66 (7.85%) PRINCE2
13 59 (7.02%) E-Commerce
13 59 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
14 54 (6.42%) Waterfall
14 54 (6.42%) Automation Testing
15 53 (6.30%) Performance Testing
16 47 (5.59%) ETL
16 47 (5.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (26.04%) SQL
2 158 (18.79%) C#
2 158 (18.79%) Java
3 70 (8.32%) JavaScript
4 41 (4.88%) Ruby
5 38 (4.52%) Python
6 36 (4.28%) PHP
7 25 (2.97%) C++
8 13 (1.55%) Perl
8 13 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.55%) Scala
9 12 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.43%) VB
10 11 (1.31%) F#
11 10 (1.19%) Groovy
11 10 (1.19%) JPQL
11 10 (1.19%) C
11 10 (1.19%) VBScript
12 9 (1.07%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 426 (50.65%) ISEB
2 246 (29.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 243 (28.89%) ISTQB
4 104 (12.37%) Degree
5 32 (3.80%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (1.78%) MCTS
6 15 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.78%) MCP
6 15 (1.78%) MCSE
6 15 (1.78%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.19%) VCP4
7 10 (1.19%) CCNA
7 10 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.59%) MCITP
8 5 (0.59%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.48%) ACCA
9 4 (0.48%) CIMA
10 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.24%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (46.25%) QA
2 9 (1.07%) SLA
3 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 74 (8.80%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.48%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 107 (12.72%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.16%) HP
3 67 (7.97%) Oracle
4 25 (2.97%) Apple
5 24 (2.85%) VMware
6 12 (1.43%) Cisco
7 9 (1.07%) Remedy
8 8 (0.95%) webMethods
9 7 (0.83%) SAP
10 6 (0.71%) Cognos
10 6 (0.71%) Murex
10 6 (0.71%) Calypso
10 6 (0.71%) Informatica
10 6 (0.71%) FFastFill
11 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.59%) Citrix
12 4 (0.48%) Sybase
12 4 (0.48%) CA
12 4 (0.48%) Hitachi
12 4 (0.48%) Atlassian
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Conspicuous
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TD Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus package (healthcare, pension, e
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago