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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 243 295 208
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -87
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 512 396 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.12% 0.89% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.95% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 426 330 625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
42753 41632 47612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.39% 93.54% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35655 35019 41251
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 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -2 106 £43,750 -12.50% 19
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Greenford - 3 - -
Hammersmith +1 1 - -
Docklands, London -3 1 £62,500 -19.35%
Ealing - 1 £29,500 -
Upminster - 1 £32,500 -
New Malden - 1 £37,500 -
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Croydon - 1 £33,000 -
Dagenham - 1 £50,000 -
Edgware - 1 £60,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 582 (51.37%) QA
2 552 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (32.04%) Selenium
4 356 (31.42%) Finance
5 310 (27.36%) Java
6 286 (25.24%) Degree
7 281 (24.80%) SQL
8 256 (22.59%) C#
9 240 (21.18%) Test Automation
10 211 (18.62%) Manual Testing
11 209 (18.45%) Automated Testing
12 199 (17.56%) Test Scripting
13 193 (17.03%) BDD
14 183 (16.15%) WebDriver
15 178 (15.71%) Software Testing
15 178 (15.71%) ISEB
16 164 (14.47%) TDD
17 156 (13.77%) Python
18 150 (13.24%) Ruby
19 149 (13.15%) Regression Testing
19 149 (13.15%) Scrum
20 144 (12.71%) .NET
21 142 (12.53%) Cucumber
22 139 (12.27%) Computer Science
23 137 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
24 133 (11.74%) ISTQB
25 130 (11.47%) Penetration Testing
25 130 (11.47%) Windows
25 130 (11.47%) Microsoft
26 126 (11.12%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 18 (1.59%) Confluence
2 16 (1.41%) WorkSite
3 13 (1.15%) CMS
4 7 (0.62%) Drupal
5 6 (0.53%) Node.js
6 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.44%) IIS
7 4 (0.35%) Apache
8 3 (0.26%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.26%) WordPress
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.088%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.088%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 54 (4.77%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.21%) MS Office
3 6 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) JDE OneWorld
1 8 (0.71%) Sophis RISQUE
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) Endur
4 1 (0.088%) Magento
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.088%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.088%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.77%) SaaS
2 13 (1.15%) Basecamp
3 12 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.88%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.44%) GitHub
7 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.15%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.12%) HTTP
3 22 (1.94%) Wireless
4 20 (1.77%) Internet
5 17 (1.50%) Firewall
6 15 (1.32%) 3G
7 13 (1.15%) LTE
8 11 (0.97%) SGSN
8 11 (0.97%) Network Security
9 9 (0.79%) Wireless Security
9 9 (0.79%) GGSN
9 9 (0.79%) Broadband
10 6 (0.53%) 2G
11 5 (0.44%) LAN
11 5 (0.44%) WAN
12 4 (0.35%) VoIP
13 3 (0.26%) UMTS
13 3 (0.26%) DNS
13 3 (0.26%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.26%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.65%) MySQL
3 22 (1.94%) MongoDB
4 20 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.50%) Hazelcast
6 16 (1.41%) Big Data
7 14 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.53%) Redis
11 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (0.53%) DB2
12 5 (0.44%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.26%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 363 (32.04%) Selenium
2 183 (16.15%) WebDriver
3 142 (12.53%) Cucumber
4 113 (9.97%) JIRA
5 108 (9.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 89 (7.86%) LoadRunner
7 81 (7.15%) JMeter
8 72 (6.35%) JUnit
9 61 (5.38%) Jenkins
10 53 (4.68%) Git (software)
11 48 (4.24%) SpecFlow
12 40 (3.53%) Subversion
13 37 (3.27%) NUnit
13 37 (3.27%) Visual Studio
14 34 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (2.91%) Hudson
16 32 (2.82%) TeamCity
16 32 (2.82%) Calabash
17 30 (2.65%) FitNesse
18 25 (2.21%) SilkTest
General
1 356 (31.42%) Finance
2 84 (7.41%) Banking
3 77 (6.80%) Retail
4 54 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.88%) Games
6 37 (3.27%) Marketing
7 33 (2.91%) Law
8 28 (2.47%) Financial Institution
9 24 (2.12%) Front Office
10 21 (1.85%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.15%) Advertising
12 10 (0.88%) Publishing
12 10 (0.88%) Electronics
13 9 (0.79%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.62%) Billing
15 6 (0.53%) Back Office
15 6 (0.53%) Legal
16 5 (0.44%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (12.71%) .NET
2 78 (6.88%) XML
3 72 (6.35%) HTML
4 62 (5.47%) Web Services
5 54 (4.77%) CSS
6 53 (4.68%) REST
7 36 (3.18%) .NET Framework
8 26 (2.29%) Gherkin
9 23 (2.03%) RESTful
10 20 (1.77%) J2EE
11 18 (1.59%) SOAP
12 17 (1.50%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.50%) Flash
13 10 (0.88%) Adobe AIR
13 10 (0.88%) jQuery
13 10 (0.88%) WinForms
14 9 (0.79%) Spring
14 9 (0.79%) Backbone.js
15 8 (0.71%) HTML5
15 8 (0.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 139 (12.27%) Computer Science
2 137 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (7.33%) Open Source
4 79 (6.97%) Mobile App
5 34 (3.00%) User Experience
6 32 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (2.47%) Derivative
8 26 (2.29%) Mathematics
8 26 (2.29%) Equities
9 24 (2.12%) Client/Server
10 23 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.59%) iPhone
12 14 (1.24%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.06%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.79%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.71%) Handset
15 8 (0.71%) Credit Risk
16 7 (0.62%) Replication
16 7 (0.62%) Blackberry
17 6 (0.53%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 130 (11.47%) Windows
2 103 (9.09%) Linux
3 79 (6.97%) UNIX
4 73 (6.44%) Android
5 63 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.15%) Debian
8 12 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.97%) Solaris
10 8 (0.71%) CentOS
11 6 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.35%) OS/390
12 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.088%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.088%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (21.18%) Test Automation
3 211 (18.62%) Manual Testing
4 209 (18.45%) Automated Testing
5 199 (17.56%) Test Scripting
6 193 (17.03%) BDD
7 178 (15.71%) Software Testing
8 164 (14.47%) TDD
9 149 (13.15%) Scrum
9 149 (13.15%) Regression Testing
10 130 (11.47%) Penetration Testing
11 126 (11.12%) Performance Testing
12 125 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 116 (10.24%) Automation Testing
14 95 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
15 90 (7.94%) OO
16 79 (6.97%) E-Commerce
17 77 (6.80%) Integration Testing
18 65 (5.74%) Test Strategy
19 63 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 310 (27.36%) Java
2 281 (24.80%) SQL
3 256 (22.59%) C#
4 156 (13.77%) Python
5 150 (13.24%) Ruby
6 97 (8.56%) JavaScript
7 90 (7.94%) C++
8 48 (4.24%) Perl
9 41 (3.62%) PHP
10 30 (2.65%) VBScript
11 26 (2.29%) C
12 20 (1.77%) F#
13 19 (1.68%) VB
14 18 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.06%) Lua
16 8 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.62%) PowerHouse
17 7 (0.62%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.62%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 286 (25.24%) Degree
2 178 (15.71%) ISEB
3 133 (11.74%) ISTQB
4 61 (5.38%) CEH
5 58 (5.12%) Security Cleared
6 41 (3.62%) CISSP
7 34 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 27 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.41%) OSCP
10 15 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.32%) CCNA
10 15 (1.32%) CISA
11 13 (1.15%) OSCE
12 12 (1.06%) GPEN
13 10 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (0.79%) CCNP
15 7 (0.62%) HND
15 7 (0.62%) Brainbench
16 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 582 (51.37%) QA
2 34 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.088%) TickIT
6 1 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.088%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.088%) vSphere
2 1 (0.088%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 73 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.94%) SCCM
3 6 (0.53%) Nessus
4 2 (0.18%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.088%) Puppet
5 1 (0.088%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.088%) Ansible
Vendors
1 130 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 78 (6.88%) HP
3 38 (3.35%) Oracle
4 16 (1.41%) Interwoven
5 12 (1.06%) Adobe
5 12 (1.06%) Altiris
6 10 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (0.88%) SAP
6 10 (0.88%) Jaspersoft
7 8 (0.71%) JD Edwards
8 6 (0.53%) IBM
9 5 (0.44%) Terracotta
10 4 (0.35%) Apple
10 4 (0.35%) Informatica
10 4 (0.35%) Citrix
10 4 (0.35%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.26%) Facebook
11 3 (0.26%) Siebel
11 3 (0.26%) Cerillion
12 2 (0.18%) F5
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and up to 15% bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35K to 50K
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 70K + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Sage Pay
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago