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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 293 242 219
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 396 555 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.94% 1.27% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.35% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 343 442 519
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,700 £65,000 £60,000
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
39433 40982 41542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.75% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 33271 33550 35413
Average salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £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 2 March 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 March 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 -6 79 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Kingston Upon Thames +2 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Docklands, London +1 5 £48,750 -32.75%
Ealing - 5 £60,000 -
Croydon -1 3 - -
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 3 £32,500 -
Surbiton -3 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Wimbledon - 2 - -
Romford - 1 £22,500 -
Sidcup - 1 £43,750 -
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 399 (46.83%) QA
2 378 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (30.75%) Selenium
4 226 (26.53%) Java
5 212 (24.88%) SQL
6 207 (24.30%) Finance
7 191 (22.42%) BDD
8 165 (19.37%) WebDriver
9 158 (18.54%) TDD
9 158 (18.54%) C#
10 142 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 141 (16.55%) Test Scripting
11 141 (16.55%) Test Automation
11 141 (16.55%) Cucumber
12 139 (16.31%) Degree
13 125 (14.67%) Software Testing
14 121 (14.20%) Windows
15 118 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
16 112 (13.15%) Automated Testing
17 107 (12.56%) Scrum
18 104 (12.21%) Automation Testing
19 103 (12.09%) Android
20 98 (11.50%) ISEB
20 98 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
21 97 (11.38%) Linux
21 97 (11.38%) Apple iOS
22 96 (11.27%) Ruby
23 95 (11.15%) JIRA
24 91 (10.68%) Banking
25 90 (10.56%) Python

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 28 (3.29%) CMS
2 13 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.41%) IIS
4 11 (1.29%) Drupal
4 11 (1.29%) Node.js
5 10 (1.17%) Confluence
6 9 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.94%) Apache
8 6 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.35%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.12%) Mule
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.12%) uiautomator
Applications
1 24 (2.82%) MS Office
2 19 (2.23%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.64%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.53%) SaaS
2 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) GitHub
4 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.58%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.53%) Network Security
3 10 (1.17%) Wireless
4 6 (0.70%) HTTP
5 4 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.35%) Internet
6 3 (0.35%) LAN
6 3 (0.35%) WAN
7 2 (0.23%) Firewall
8 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.12%) 2G
8 1 (0.12%) 3G
8 1 (0.12%) GSM
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%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.76%) MySQL
5 13 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.53%) Big Data
6 8 (0.94%) Hazelcast
7 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.82%) Neo4j
7 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.82%) OLAP
8 5 (0.59%) DB2
8 5 (0.59%) Redis
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.47%) OLTP
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 262 (30.75%) Selenium
2 165 (19.37%) WebDriver
3 141 (16.55%) Cucumber
4 95 (11.15%) JIRA
5 56 (6.57%) JUnit
6 51 (5.99%) SpecFlow
7 46 (5.40%) Calabash
8 43 (5.05%) JMeter
9 41 (4.81%) Git (software)
10 33 (3.87%) LoadRunner
11 32 (3.76%) QuickTest Pro
12 31 (3.64%) Jenkins
13 30 (3.52%) JBehave
14 27 (3.17%) TeamCity
15 25 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (2.93%) Appium
16 22 (2.58%) Subversion
17 20 (2.35%) Metasploit
18 19 (2.23%) Maven
18 19 (2.23%) Hudson
General
1 207 (24.30%) Finance
2 91 (10.68%) Banking
3 50 (5.87%) Retail
4 43 (5.05%) Games
5 26 (3.05%) Front Office
6 23 (2.70%) Marketing
7 20 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 19 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.00%) Advertising
10 15 (1.76%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.53%) Law
12 11 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.82%) Back Office
14 6 (0.70%) Billing
15 5 (0.59%) Publishing
16 3 (0.35%) Legal
17 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
18 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
18 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
18 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.34%) HTML
2 42 (4.93%) .NET
2 42 (4.93%) XML
3 41 (4.81%) Web Services
4 36 (4.23%) REST
5 30 (3.52%) RESTful
6 26 (3.05%) SOAP
7 25 (2.93%) CSS
8 17 (2.00%) Spring
9 11 (1.29%) Middleware
10 10 (1.17%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.06%) Flash
12 8 (0.94%) J2SE
12 8 (0.94%) DOM
12 8 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (0.94%) Java EE
12 8 (0.94%) Backbone.js
12 8 (0.94%) Apache Camel
13 7 (0.82%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 63 (7.39%) Computer Science
3 53 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.34%) Open Source
5 32 (3.76%) User Experience
6 24 (2.82%) Credit Risk
7 17 (2.00%) iPhone
7 17 (2.00%) IPTV
7 17 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.53%) Video on Demand
11 11 (1.29%) Derivative
11 11 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
12 10 (1.17%) iPad
13 9 (1.06%) Mathematics
14 8 (0.94%) Cryptography
14 8 (0.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 121 (14.20%) Windows
2 103 (12.09%) Android
3 97 (11.38%) Apple iOS
3 97 (11.38%) Linux
4 68 (7.98%) UNIX
5 20 (2.35%) Solaris
6 15 (1.76%) Windows Phone
6 15 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
7 12 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.29%) Windows Vista
8 11 (1.29%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (22.42%) BDD
3 158 (18.54%) TDD
4 142 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 141 (16.55%) Test Scripting
5 141 (16.55%) Test Automation
6 125 (14.67%) Software Testing
7 118 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
8 112 (13.15%) Automated Testing
9 107 (12.56%) Scrum
10 104 (12.21%) Automation Testing
11 98 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 84 (9.86%) Performance Testing
12 84 (9.86%) Regression Testing
13 66 (7.75%) Test Strategy
14 60 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (6.81%) Information Security
16 50 (5.87%) E-Commerce
17 48 (5.63%) Ethical Hacking
18 46 (5.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 226 (26.53%) Java
2 212 (24.88%) SQL
3 158 (18.54%) C#
4 96 (11.27%) Ruby
5 90 (10.56%) Python
6 80 (9.39%) JavaScript
7 52 (6.10%) Perl
8 32 (3.76%) C++
9 20 (2.35%) PHP
10 15 (1.76%) VBScript
11 11 (1.29%) F#
12 10 (1.17%) C
12 10 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.06%) ActionScript
13 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.94%) VBA
15 7 (0.82%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.82%) Lua
15 7 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 139 (16.31%) Degree
2 98 (11.50%) ISEB
3 84 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 44 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 23 (2.70%) CISSP
7 22 (2.58%) CEH
8 16 (1.88%) OSCP
9 12 (1.41%) VCP4
10 11 (1.29%) CISA
11 9 (1.06%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.70%) OSCE
13 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.23%) CCNA
14 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.23%) GPEN
15 1 (0.12%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 399 (46.83%) QA
2 12 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.82%) vSphere
3 4 (0.47%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.12%) Snort
4 1 (0.12%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 32 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.00%) Nessus
3 7 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.35%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.34%) HP
3 35 (4.11%) Oracle
4 13 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.29%) VMware
6 10 (1.17%) Apple
7 7 (0.82%) Terracotta
7 7 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc
8 4 (0.47%) Cerillion
8 4 (0.47%) Google
9 3 (0.35%) ION Trading
9 3 (0.35%) Interwoven
10 2 (0.23%) webMethods
10 2 (0.23%) StatPro
10 2 (0.23%) Siebel
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco
10 2 (0.23%) IBM
10 2 (0.23%) Sony
10 2 (0.23%) Citrix
10 2 (0.23%) Qualys
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
KPRS
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago