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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 269 235 292
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 493 581 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.24% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.32% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 446 484 330
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
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
41405 43906 41833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.16% 93.53% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35392 36667 35123
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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Tester Salary Trend in London

Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in London

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 Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 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 61 £49,750 +17.05% 13
Ealing -14 17 £52,500 +51.07% 1
Croydon - 3 £21,500 -
Feltham - 2 £20,000 -
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Chiswick - 2 £31,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames +9 1 £21,500 -38.57%
Teddington -8 1 £23,500 -38.96%
Osterley - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £37,500 -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £40,000 -
Isleworth - 1 £27,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 502 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (50.21%) QA
3 449 (46.87%) Selenium
4 366 (38.20%) Java
5 271 (28.29%) SQL
6 270 (28.18%) BDD
7 249 (25.99%) WebDriver
8 246 (25.68%) C#
9 244 (25.47%) Test Automation
10 236 (24.63%) Cucumber
11 212 (22.13%) Finance
12 201 (20.98%) Scrum
12 201 (20.98%) Automation Testing
13 193 (20.15%) Automated Testing
14 192 (20.04%) Manual Testing
15 173 (18.06%) Test Scripting
16 171 (17.85%) TDD
17 155 (16.18%) Degree
18 142 (14.82%) Ruby
19 135 (14.09%) Software Testing
20 132 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
21 130 (13.57%) ISTQB
22 128 (13.36%) ISEB
23 112 (11.69%) E-Commerce
24 109 (11.38%) Windows
24 109 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
25 104 (10.86%) JIRA
26 102 (10.65%) Microsoft
27 99 (10.33%) OO
28 97 (10.13%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.52%) Confluence
5 4 (0.42%) Node.js
5 4 (0.42%) CMS
6 3 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 3 (0.31%) IIS
6 3 (0.31%) Apache
7 1 (0.10%) SAS
7 1 (0.10%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.03%) SaaS
2 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.42%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.88%) HTTP
2 15 (1.57%) Wireless
3 11 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 9 (0.94%) Internet
5 8 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.84%) Network Security
6 7 (0.73%) Firewall
7 5 (0.52%) Broadband
8 4 (0.42%) DNS
8 4 (0.42%) VoIP
8 4 (0.42%) SS7
9 3 (0.31%) TCAP
9 3 (0.31%) 3G
9 3 (0.31%) 2G
9 3 (0.31%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (0.21%) VPN
11 1 (0.10%) SMS
11 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (2.92%) MySQL
5 18 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.04%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.84%) Hazelcast
11 8 (0.84%) Neo4j
12 7 (0.73%) DB2
13 6 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.42%) Big Data
15 4 (0.42%) DbVisualizer
16 3 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 449 (46.87%) Selenium
2 249 (25.99%) WebDriver
3 236 (24.63%) Cucumber
4 104 (10.86%) JIRA
5 96 (10.02%) SpecFlow
6 84 (8.77%) JUnit
7 66 (6.89%) Jenkins
8 65 (6.78%) Git (software)
9 56 (5.85%) JMeter
10 53 (5.53%) Appium
11 49 (5.11%) HP UFT
12 48 (5.01%) Subversion
13 44 (4.59%) LoadRunner
14 41 (4.28%) NUnit
15 36 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (3.76%) FitNesse
16 32 (3.34%) TeamCity
16 32 (3.34%) Eclipse
17 31 (3.24%) Calabash
18 30 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 212 (22.13%) Finance
2 85 (8.87%) Banking
3 69 (7.20%) Games
4 53 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.59%) Retail
6 22 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.57%) Marketing
9 12 (1.25%) Law
9 12 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.94%) Advertising
10 9 (0.94%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Legal
12 5 (0.52%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.31%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.13%) .NET
2 85 (8.87%) Web Services
3 60 (6.26%) XML
4 51 (5.32%) HTML
5 43 (4.49%) REST
6 41 (4.28%) SOAP
7 39 (4.07%) Gherkin
8 21 (2.19%) ASP.NET
9 18 (1.88%) J2EE
10 17 (1.77%) Spring
11 16 (1.67%) JSON
11 16 (1.67%) J2SE
12 14 (1.46%) CSS
13 11 (1.15%) RESTful
14 8 (0.84%) jQuery
14 8 (0.84%) Apache CXF
14 8 (0.84%) Backbone.js
14 8 (0.84%) Apache Camel
14 8 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (9.50%) Computer Science
3 83 (8.66%) Mobile App
4 27 (2.82%) User Experience
5 13 (1.36%) SWIFT
6 12 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.15%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.04%) AS400
8 10 (1.04%) iSeries
9 9 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.84%) Replication
10 8 (0.84%) Equities
10 8 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.73%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.52%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.52%) iPad
12 5 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 109 (11.38%) Windows
2 87 (9.08%) Linux
3 73 (7.62%) Apple iOS
4 71 (7.41%) Android
5 67 (6.99%) UNIX
6 23 (2.40%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.19%) Windows Vista
7 21 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.19%) Windows 8
7 21 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.31%) SUSE
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (28.18%) BDD
3 244 (25.47%) Test Automation
4 201 (20.98%) Automation Testing
4 201 (20.98%) Scrum
5 193 (20.15%) Automated Testing
6 192 (20.04%) Manual Testing
7 173 (18.06%) Test Scripting
8 171 (17.85%) TDD
9 135 (14.09%) Software Testing
10 132 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (11.69%) E-Commerce
12 99 (10.33%) OO
13 89 (9.29%) Regression Testing
14 81 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 80 (8.35%) Performance Testing
16 78 (8.14%) Penetration Testing
17 76 (7.93%) SDLC
18 61 (6.37%) Test Strategy
19 54 (5.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 366 (38.20%) Java
2 271 (28.29%) SQL
3 246 (25.68%) C#
4 142 (14.82%) Ruby
5 86 (8.98%) JavaScript
6 84 (8.77%) Python
7 55 (5.74%) PHP
8 38 (3.97%) C++
9 25 (2.61%) C
10 21 (2.19%) PL/SQL
10 21 (2.19%) Groovy
11 15 (1.57%) ActionScript
12 13 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.94%) Perl
16 8 (0.84%) Lua
17 7 (0.73%) Scala
18 3 (0.31%) F#
18 3 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (16.18%) Degree
2 130 (13.57%) ISTQB
3 128 (13.36%) ISEB
4 48 (5.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 36 (3.76%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.19%) OSCP
8 14 (1.46%) CEH
9 10 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.73%) CISSP
11 6 (0.63%) PCI QSA
11 6 (0.63%) OSCE
12 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.42%) GPEN
14 2 (0.21%) CRISC
14 2 (0.21%) CISA
14 2 (0.21%) MBA
15 1 (0.10%) GIAC
15 1 (0.10%) CISM
15 1 (0.10%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 481 (50.21%) QA
2 14 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.21%) GCP
3 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.10%) Val IT
4 1 (0.10%) EMIR
4 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 53 (5.53%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.04%) Nessus
2 10 (1.04%) SCCM
3 6 (0.63%) Nmap
4 5 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (0.42%) Puppet
6 2 (0.21%) Oozie
7 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.10%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 102 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 64 (6.68%) Oracle
3 38 (3.97%) HP
4 10 (1.04%) Bloomberg
5 8 (0.84%) Capita
5 8 (0.84%) Terracotta
6 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (0.73%) VMware
7 6 (0.63%) Informatica
8 5 (0.52%) Remedy
9 4 (0.42%) Calypso
9 4 (0.42%) hybris
9 4 (0.42%) SAP
9 4 (0.42%) IBM
10 3 (0.31%) Marketo
10 3 (0.31%) Telerik
10 3 (0.31%) BT
11 2 (0.21%) F5
11 2 (0.21%) Sun
11 2 (0.21%) Borland
West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £32k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 75,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55k - 70k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £48k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago