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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 301 239 226
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 389 516 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.95% 1.20% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.28% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 341 403 534
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
38247 40284 42737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.87% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 32524 32996 36775
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -20 66 £50,000 - 37
Docklands, London +1 4 £50,000 -31.03%
Hounslow - 3 £67,500 -
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Uxbridge - 2 £33,250 - 1
Wimbledon - 2 £75,000 -
Surbiton -8 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Sidcup - 1 £43,750 -
Ealing - 1 - - 2
Hillingdon - 1 £34,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 434 (50.58%) QA
2 394 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (32.28%) Selenium
4 226 (26.34%) Java
5 207 (24.13%) BDD
6 201 (23.43%) SQL
7 198 (23.08%) Finance
8 177 (20.63%) C#
9 173 (20.16%) WebDriver
10 166 (19.35%) Degree
11 162 (18.88%) TDD
12 148 (17.25%) Test Automation
13 137 (15.97%) Test Scripting
14 134 (15.62%) Cucumber
15 129 (15.03%) Windows
16 123 (14.34%) Manual Testing
17 118 (13.75%) Software Testing
18 117 (13.64%) Ruby
19 113 (13.17%) Penetration Testing
20 112 (13.05%) Automated Testing
21 110 (12.82%) Scrum
22 104 (12.12%) Python
22 104 (12.12%) Automation Testing
23 101 (11.77%) JIRA
24 100 (11.66%) ISEB
25 99 (11.54%) Linux
25 99 (11.54%) Android
26 96 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
27 94 (10.96%) Apple iOS
27 94 (10.96%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 30 (3.50%) CMS
2 14 (1.63%) IIS
3 13 (1.52%) Drupal
4 11 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.28%) Node.js
5 10 (1.17%) Confluence
6 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.93%) Apache
7 6 (0.70%) GlassFish
7 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.58%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) uiautomator
9 1 (0.12%) Mule
9 1 (0.12%) WordPress
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (2.56%) MS Office
2 17 (1.98%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.10%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.28%) SaaS
2 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (0.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.73%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.05%) Network Security
3 7 (0.82%) HTTP
3 7 (0.82%) Wireless
4 6 (0.70%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.58%) LAN
5 5 (0.58%) WAN
6 4 (0.47%) Firewall
7 2 (0.23%) Internet
8 1 (0.12%) Extranet
8 1 (0.12%) 3G
8 1 (0.12%) GSM
8 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.12%) 2G
8 1 (0.12%) FTP
8 1 (0.12%) VoIP
8 1 (0.12%) VPN
8 1 (0.12%) DNS
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 24 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.98%) MySQL
5 12 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.28%) Big Data
7 7 (0.82%) Hazelcast
7 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
7 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.70%) Neo4j
9 5 (0.58%) Redis
9 5 (0.58%) OLAP
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.35%) DB2
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.23%) OLTP
12 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 277 (32.28%) Selenium
2 173 (20.16%) WebDriver
3 134 (15.62%) Cucumber
4 101 (11.77%) JIRA
5 52 (6.06%) JUnit
5 52 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 51 (5.94%) Git (software)
7 41 (4.78%) LoadRunner
8 39 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 39 (4.55%) Calabash
9 38 (4.43%) JMeter
10 35 (4.08%) Jenkins
11 31 (3.61%) JBehave
12 30 (3.50%) TeamCity
13 27 (3.15%) Subversion
14 26 (3.03%) Hudson
15 22 (2.56%) Firebug
15 22 (2.56%) Fiddler
16 21 (2.45%) Maven
17 20 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 198 (23.08%) Finance
2 94 (10.96%) Banking
3 49 (5.71%) Retail
4 44 (5.13%) Games
5 27 (3.15%) Front Office
6 25 (2.91%) Marketing
7 20 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.21%) Advertising
8 19 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.98%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.98%) Law
10 11 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.82%) Back Office
11 7 (0.82%) Billing
12 5 (0.58%) Publishing
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Legal
13 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.06%) HTML
2 50 (5.83%) .NET
3 49 (5.71%) XML
4 48 (5.59%) Web Services
4 48 (5.59%) REST
5 34 (3.96%) RESTful
6 28 (3.26%) SOAP
7 27 (3.15%) CSS
8 12 (1.40%) Flash
9 11 (1.28%) Spring
10 10 (1.17%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.05%) Gherkin
12 8 (0.93%) DOM
12 8 (0.93%) Middleware
13 7 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (0.82%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.82%) Apache Flex
13 7 (0.82%) XSL
13 7 (0.82%) J2SE
13 7 (0.82%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.44%) Computer Science
2 62 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 55 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.13%) User Experience
5 39 (4.55%) Open Source
6 22 (2.56%) Credit Risk
7 19 (2.21%) iPhone
7 19 (2.21%) IPTV
8 16 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 15 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.75%) Video on Demand
10 13 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
11 12 (1.40%) Derivative
12 11 (1.28%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.93%) Equities
14 8 (0.93%) Cryptography
15 7 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.03%) Windows
2 99 (11.54%) Linux
2 99 (11.54%) Android
3 94 (10.96%) Apple iOS
4 72 (8.39%) UNIX
5 21 (2.45%) Solaris
6 14 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.28%) Windows Phone
9 9 (1.05%) Windows Phone 8
9 9 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.93%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.93%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.35%) Debian
14 3 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (24.13%) BDD
3 162 (18.88%) TDD
4 148 (17.25%) Test Automation
5 137 (15.97%) Test Scripting
6 123 (14.34%) Manual Testing
7 118 (13.75%) Software Testing
8 113 (13.17%) Penetration Testing
9 112 (13.05%) Automated Testing
10 110 (12.82%) Scrum
11 104 (12.12%) Automation Testing
12 96 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 81 (9.44%) Performance Testing
14 78 (9.09%) Regression Testing
15 75 (8.74%) Test Strategy
16 65 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
17 57 (6.64%) Information Security
18 53 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
19 51 (5.94%) Ethical Hacking
19 51 (5.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 226 (26.34%) Java
2 201 (23.43%) SQL
3 177 (20.63%) C#
4 117 (13.64%) Ruby
5 104 (12.12%) Python
6 80 (9.32%) JavaScript
7 67 (7.81%) Perl
8 43 (5.01%) C++
9 20 (2.33%) VBScript
10 18 (2.10%) PHP
11 17 (1.98%) F#
12 11 (1.28%) C
13 10 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.05%) ActionScript
14 9 (1.05%) Lua
15 8 (0.93%) VB
16 7 (0.82%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.82%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (19.35%) Degree
2 100 (11.66%) ISEB
3 88 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 35 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 29 (3.38%) CEH
7 23 (2.68%) CISSP
8 14 (1.63%) OSCP
9 13 (1.52%) CISA
9 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.82%) OSCE
11 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.47%) GPEN
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.35%) CCNA
13 3 (0.35%) Brainbench
13 3 (0.35%) MCITP
14 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (50.58%) QA
2 11 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.82%) vSphere
3 5 (0.58%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 43 (5.01%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.75%) Nessus
3 7 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.58%) SCCM
5 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.12%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.12%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 68 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.59%) HP
3 23 (2.68%) Oracle
4 16 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.28%) VMware
6 9 (1.05%) Apple
7 7 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc
8 6 (0.70%) Terracotta
9 5 (0.58%) Cerillion
9 5 (0.58%) Interwoven
10 4 (0.47%) Adobe
11 3 (0.35%) Citrix
11 3 (0.35%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.35%) Altiris
11 3 (0.35%) Google
12 2 (0.23%) Sony
12 2 (0.23%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.23%) SAP
12 2 (0.23%) Siebel
City, London
Sage Pay
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ealing, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago