The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 585 601 594
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 46 51 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.11% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 46 44 18
Average salary £62,500 £53,750 £59,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% -9.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £45,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
Technical 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
41213 44984 41450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.26% 93.44% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 34953 37794 34623
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Technical Tester Salary Trend in London

Technical Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in London

Technical 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 Technical Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
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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 +24 9 £62,500 +3.30% 2
Technical Tester
England

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 52 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) Java
3 33 (55.00%) Selenium
4 31 (51.67%) SQL
5 27 (45.00%) C#
5 27 (45.00%) OO
6 26 (43.33%) Test Automation
7 25 (41.67%) WebDriver
7 25 (41.67%) Cucumber
8 24 (40.00%) Manual Testing
9 23 (38.33%) BDD
10 21 (35.00%) Automation Testing
11 18 (30.00%) PL/SQL
11 18 (30.00%) Oracle
12 17 (28.33%) QA
12 17 (28.33%) Ruby
13 15 (25.00%) UNIX
14 14 (23.33%) Groovy
15 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
15 12 (20.00%) Subversion
15 12 (20.00%) Finance
16 11 (18.33%) Scrum
16 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
16 11 (18.33%) XML
16 11 (18.33%) Python
16 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
17 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
17 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (16.67%) Git (software)

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (13.33%) MySQL
4 8 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.33%) DB2
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (55.00%) Selenium
2 25 (41.67%) WebDriver
2 25 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (20.00%) Subversion
4 10 (16.67%) JUnit
4 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 9 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 8 (13.33%) Calabash
6 8 (13.33%) FitNesse
6 8 (13.33%) Appium
7 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
8 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
8 6 (10.00%) NUnit
8 6 (10.00%) JIRA
9 5 (8.33%) JBehave
10 3 (5.00%) Hudson
10 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.00%) JMeter
11 2 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Banking
2 9 (15.00%) Investment Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Games
4 5 (8.33%) Music Industry
5 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) XML
2 10 (16.67%) .NET
3 8 (13.33%) REST
4 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 5 (8.33%) J2EE
4 5 (8.33%) Spring
4 5 (8.33%) JSF
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.00%) JSON
6 3 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.00%) RESTful
7 2 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.67%) SOAP
8 1 (1.67%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.67%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) UNIX
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) OO
3 26 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 24 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 23 (38.33%) BDD
6 21 (35.00%) Automation Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (18.33%) Scrum
9 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Load Testing
12 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (8.33%) Automated Testing
13 5 (8.33%) Open Source
14 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
14 4 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 36 (60.00%) Java
2 31 (51.67%) SQL
3 27 (45.00%) C#
4 18 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 17 (28.33%) Ruby
6 14 (23.33%) Groovy
7 11 (18.33%) Python
8 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.67%) VC++
10 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ISEB
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) Informatica
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