The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 231 283 202
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -81
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 585 416 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.22% 0.94% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.00% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 508 346 622
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44626 41400 48462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.29% 93.52% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 37463 34618 42150
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -12 117 £42,500 -15.00% 32
Croydon - 5 £47,500 -
Dagenham - 5 £50,000 -
Greenford - 3 - -
Ealing - 3 £40,000 -
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Uxbridge - 2 £25,750 -
Kingston Upon Thames -12 1 £35,000 +19.65%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 635 (52.05%) QA
2 416 (34.10%) Selenium
3 397 (32.54%) Finance
4 359 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
5 349 (28.61%) Java
6 311 (25.49%) SQL
7 302 (24.75%) Degree
8 277 (22.70%) Test Automation
9 272 (22.30%) C#
10 242 (19.84%) Automated Testing
11 220 (18.03%) Test Scripting
12 207 (16.97%) ISEB
13 206 (16.89%) Software Testing
14 204 (16.72%) WebDriver
15 193 (15.82%) Scrum
16 180 (14.75%) BDD
17 178 (14.59%) .NET
18 168 (13.77%) TDD
19 160 (13.11%) Manual Testing
20 152 (12.46%) Cucumber
21 150 (12.30%) Performance Testing
22 146 (11.97%) Python
23 145 (11.89%) Microsoft
24 142 (11.64%) Computer Science
25 141 (11.56%) Regression Testing
26 138 (11.31%) Ruby
27 135 (11.07%) ISTQB
28 134 (10.98%) Windows
29 129 (10.57%) Automation Testing
30 128 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 37 (3.03%) Confluence
2 16 (1.31%) WorkSite
3 12 (0.98%) CMS
4 11 (0.90%) IIS
5 8 (0.66%) Apache
6 7 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.49%) Node.js
8 5 (0.41%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.33%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.33%) Drupal
9 4 (0.33%) WordPress
10 2 (0.16%) Mule
10 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.082%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.082%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 63 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.05%) MS Office
3 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.74%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Endur
3 2 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.082%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.082%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.082%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.082%) Magento
4 1 (0.082%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.082%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.89%) SaaS
2 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.07%) Basecamp
4 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.54%) Internet
2 30 (2.46%) HTTP
2 30 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.21%) Wireless
4 17 (1.39%) Firewall
5 16 (1.31%) LTE
6 15 (1.23%) 3G
7 14 (1.15%) Network Security
8 11 (0.90%) Wireless Security
8 11 (0.90%) SGSN
9 9 (0.74%) GGSN
9 9 (0.74%) Broadband
10 6 (0.49%) 2G
11 5 (0.41%) VoIP
12 4 (0.33%) WAN
12 4 (0.33%) GSM
12 4 (0.33%) LAN
12 4 (0.33%) SS7
13 3 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (0.25%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.62%) MySQL
3 24 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 21 (1.72%) Big Data
5 19 (1.56%) Hazelcast
6 18 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 18 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 13 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.66%) SQLPlus
10 7 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.49%) Redis
11 6 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.41%) DB2
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.25%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.25%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 416 (34.10%) Selenium
2 204 (16.72%) WebDriver
3 152 (12.46%) Cucumber
4 127 (10.41%) JIRA
5 113 (9.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 103 (8.44%) LoadRunner
7 86 (7.05%) JMeter
8 85 (6.97%) Jenkins
9 69 (5.66%) JUnit
10 54 (4.43%) Git (software)
11 49 (4.02%) Visual Studio
12 48 (3.93%) NUnit
13 41 (3.36%) SpecFlow
14 40 (3.28%) Subversion
15 38 (3.11%) FitNesse
16 37 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
16 37 (3.03%) Calabash
17 35 (2.87%) Hudson
18 30 (2.46%) TeamCity
19 27 (2.21%) SoapUI
General
1 397 (32.54%) Finance
2 84 (6.89%) Banking
2 84 (6.89%) Retail
3 82 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 49 (4.02%) Games
5 46 (3.77%) Marketing
6 31 (2.54%) Law
7 28 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.15%) Publishing
10 13 (1.07%) Front Office
10 13 (1.07%) Back Office
11 10 (0.82%) Legal
11 10 (0.82%) Electronics
12 9 (0.74%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.57%) Advertising
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (14.59%) .NET
2 99 (8.11%) XML
3 83 (6.80%) HTML
4 78 (6.39%) Web Services
5 61 (5.00%) CSS
6 55 (4.51%) REST
7 49 (4.02%) .NET Framework
8 30 (2.46%) Gherkin
9 23 (1.89%) RESTful
10 22 (1.80%) JSON
10 22 (1.80%) J2EE
11 20 (1.64%) SOAP
12 16 (1.31%) Flash
13 15 (1.23%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.15%) jQuery
15 13 (1.07%) HTML5
16 10 (0.82%) XSLT
16 10 (0.82%) WinForms
16 10 (0.82%) Adobe AIR
17 7 (0.57%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 142 (11.64%) Computer Science
2 100 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 93 (7.62%) Open Source
4 45 (3.69%) Mathematics
5 39 (3.20%) Derivative
6 38 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 28 (2.30%) Equities
9 19 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.56%) iPhone
10 12 (0.98%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.90%) Replication
12 10 (0.82%) Handset
12 10 (0.82%) Spread Betting
12 10 (0.82%) Video on Demand
12 10 (0.82%) iPad
12 10 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
13 9 (0.74%) Social Media
13 9 (0.74%) SWIFT
13 9 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 134 (10.98%) Windows
2 121 (9.92%) Linux
3 98 (8.03%) Android
4 83 (6.80%) Apple iOS
5 78 (6.39%) UNIX
6 22 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.90%) Debian
8 10 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.74%) Solaris
10 7 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.49%) CentOS
12 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.41%) OS/390
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.082%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.082%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (22.70%) Test Automation
3 242 (19.84%) Automated Testing
4 220 (18.03%) Test Scripting
5 206 (16.89%) Software Testing
6 193 (15.82%) Scrum
7 180 (14.75%) BDD
8 168 (13.77%) TDD
9 160 (13.11%) Manual Testing
10 150 (12.30%) Performance Testing
11 141 (11.56%) Regression Testing
12 129 (10.57%) Automation Testing
13 128 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 119 (9.75%) Penetration Testing
15 101 (8.28%) OO
16 95 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (7.70%) E-Commerce
18 87 (7.13%) Integration Testing
19 69 (5.66%) Test Strategy
19 69 (5.66%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 349 (28.61%) Java
2 311 (25.49%) SQL
3 272 (22.30%) C#
4 146 (11.97%) Python
5 138 (11.31%) Ruby
6 104 (8.52%) JavaScript
7 81 (6.64%) C++
8 49 (4.02%) PHP
9 39 (3.20%) Perl
10 33 (2.70%) C
11 31 (2.54%) VBScript
12 28 (2.30%) VB
13 20 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.98%) Groovy
15 11 (0.90%) Lua
16 10 (0.82%) F#
17 9 (0.74%) Scala
18 8 (0.66%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.66%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 302 (24.75%) Degree
2 207 (16.97%) ISEB
3 135 (11.07%) ISTQB
4 67 (5.49%) Security Cleared
5 55 (4.51%) CEH
6 47 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (3.11%) CISSP
7 38 (3.11%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.15%) OSCP
9 12 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.98%) CCNA
9 12 (0.98%) CISA
9 12 (0.98%) GPEN
10 11 (0.90%) OSCE
11 9 (0.74%) HND
11 9 (0.74%) CCNP
12 7 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.49%) CISM
13 6 (0.49%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.41%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 635 (52.05%) QA
2 38 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) WCAG
6 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.082%) vSphere
3 1 (0.082%) Nmap
3 1 (0.082%) XenApp
3 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.082%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 72 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.56%) SCCM
3 5 (0.41%) Nessus
4 4 (0.33%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.16%) Puppet
5 2 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.082%) Ansible
6 1 (0.082%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 145 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.30%) HP
3 50 (4.10%) Oracle
4 16 (1.31%) Interwoven
5 14 (1.15%) Jaspersoft
6 12 (0.98%) SAP
7 11 (0.90%) Adobe
8 10 (0.82%) Altiris
9 9 (0.74%) IBM
10 8 (0.66%) JD Edwards
10 8 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.49%) Citrix
12 5 (0.41%) Apple
13 4 (0.33%) Informatica
13 4 (0.33%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.33%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.25%) Terracotta
14 3 (0.25%) Facebook
14 3 (0.25%) Cerillion
14 3 (0.25%) Siebel
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Gen Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resolve Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50k-£60k (DOE) + Bonus + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + share options + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus (20%) + Pension + health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Ikhoi Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum Clothing Allowance, travel and medic
Posted: 3 days ago