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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 222 300 210
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 583 392 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.24% 0.89% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.95% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 486 327 640
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
43977 41236 47790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.41% 93.48% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 36739 34601 41479
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 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 29 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 -6 118 £42,500 -15.00% 24
Dagenham - 4 £50,000 -
Greenford - 3 - -
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Ealing - 2 £34,750 -
Docklands, London -5 1 £62,500 -16.66%
Kingston Upon Thames -19 1 £35,000 -20.00%
New Malden - 1 £37,500 -
Upminster - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 615 (52.16%) QA
2 396 (33.59%) Selenium
3 374 (31.72%) Finance
4 369 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
5 338 (28.67%) Java
6 299 (25.36%) Degree
7 294 (24.94%) SQL
8 264 (22.39%) C#
9 263 (22.31%) Test Automation
10 226 (19.17%) Automated Testing
11 205 (17.39%) Test Scripting
12 198 (16.79%) WebDriver
13 194 (16.45%) ISEB
14 191 (16.20%) Software Testing
15 188 (15.95%) BDD
16 172 (14.59%) Regression Testing
17 170 (14.42%) TDD
18 169 (14.33%) Scrum
19 162 (13.74%) .NET
20 154 (13.06%) Python
21 148 (12.55%) Ruby
22 146 (12.38%) Manual Testing
23 144 (12.21%) Computer Science
23 144 (12.21%) Cucumber
24 138 (11.70%) ISTQB
25 137 (11.62%) Performance Testing
26 134 (11.37%) Microsoft
27 130 (11.03%) Windows
28 127 (10.77%) JIRA
28 127 (10.77%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 28 (2.37%) Confluence
2 14 (1.19%) WorkSite
3 12 (1.02%) CMS
4 9 (0.76%) IIS
5 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.51%) Node.js
6 5 (0.42%) WordPress
6 5 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.34%) Apache
7 4 (0.34%) Drupal
7 4 (0.34%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.17%) Mule
9 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.085%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.78%) MS Office
3 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.51%) Sophis RISQUE
3 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) Endur
6 1 (0.085%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.085%) Magento
6 1 (0.085%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.085%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.95%) SaaS
2 14 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.10%) Basecamp
4 12 (1.02%) AWS Data Pipeline
4 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.12%) HTTP
3 23 (1.95%) Internet
4 22 (1.87%) Wireless
5 15 (1.27%) Firewall
5 15 (1.27%) 3G
6 14 (1.19%) LTE
7 11 (0.93%) SGSN
7 11 (0.93%) Network Security
8 10 (0.85%) Wireless Security
9 9 (0.76%) Broadband
9 9 (0.76%) GGSN
10 6 (0.51%) 2G
11 5 (0.42%) LAN
11 5 (0.42%) WAN
12 4 (0.34%) VoIP
12 4 (0.34%) GSM
12 4 (0.34%) SS7
13 3 (0.25%) SCCP
13 3 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.54%) MySQL
3 24 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.53%) Hazelcast
6 17 (1.44%) Big Data
7 16 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 16 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.51%) SQLPlus
12 6 (0.51%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.51%) Redis
13 5 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
13 5 (0.42%) DB2
14 4 (0.34%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.25%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 396 (33.59%) Selenium
2 198 (16.79%) WebDriver
3 144 (12.21%) Cucumber
4 127 (10.77%) JIRA
5 110 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 95 (8.06%) LoadRunner
7 81 (6.87%) JMeter
8 75 (6.36%) Jenkins
9 72 (6.11%) JUnit
10 60 (5.09%) Git (software)
11 50 (4.24%) SpecFlow
12 42 (3.56%) Visual Studio
12 42 (3.56%) NUnit
13 41 (3.48%) Subversion
14 36 (3.05%) Hudson
15 34 (2.88%) Calabash
15 34 (2.88%) TeamCity
15 34 (2.88%) FitNesse
16 33 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (2.21%) Maven
General
1 374 (31.72%) Finance
2 83 (7.04%) Banking
3 76 (6.45%) Retail
4 67 (5.68%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.82%) Games
6 41 (3.48%) Marketing
7 31 (2.63%) Law
8 29 (2.46%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.27%) Front Office
11 10 (0.85%) Electronics
11 10 (0.85%) Advertising
11 10 (0.85%) Publishing
12 9 (0.76%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.68%) Back Office
14 6 (0.51%) Billing
15 5 (0.42%) Legal
15 5 (0.42%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.34%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (13.74%) .NET
2 84 (7.12%) XML
3 81 (6.87%) HTML
4 71 (6.02%) Web Services
5 60 (5.09%) CSS
6 54 (4.58%) REST
7 44 (3.73%) .NET Framework
8 24 (2.04%) Gherkin
9 23 (1.95%) RESTful
10 21 (1.78%) J2EE
11 20 (1.70%) SOAP
12 18 (1.53%) Flash
13 17 (1.44%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.85%) JSON
14 10 (0.85%) WinForms
14 10 (0.85%) Adobe AIR
14 10 (0.85%) jQuery
14 10 (0.85%) HTML5
15 8 (0.68%) Backbone.js
15 8 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.21%) Computer Science
2 89 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 88 (7.46%) Open Source
4 36 (3.05%) Derivative
4 36 (3.05%) Mathematics
5 34 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (2.29%) Equities
7 24 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.44%) iPhone
10 12 (1.02%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.02%) Video on Demand
11 10 (0.85%) Replication
11 10 (0.85%) Handset
12 9 (0.76%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (0.59%) Online Games
14 7 (0.59%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.51%) IVR
15 6 (0.51%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 130 (11.03%) Windows
2 112 (9.50%) Linux
3 83 (7.04%) Android
4 80 (6.79%) UNIX
5 72 (6.11%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.10%) Debian
8 12 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.85%) Solaris
10 8 (0.68%) CentOS
11 6 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.34%) OS/390
12 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.085%) VMS
14 1 (0.085%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.085%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (22.31%) Test Automation
3 226 (19.17%) Automated Testing
4 205 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 191 (16.20%) Software Testing
6 188 (15.95%) BDD
7 172 (14.59%) Regression Testing
8 170 (14.42%) TDD
9 169 (14.33%) Scrum
10 146 (12.38%) Manual Testing
11 137 (11.62%) Performance Testing
12 127 (10.77%) Automation Testing
13 126 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 121 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
15 100 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
16 96 (8.14%) OO
17 86 (7.29%) E-Commerce
18 84 (7.12%) Integration Testing
19 70 (5.94%) Test Strategy
20 62 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 338 (28.67%) Java
2 294 (24.94%) SQL
3 264 (22.39%) C#
4 154 (13.06%) Python
5 148 (12.55%) Ruby
6 103 (8.74%) JavaScript
7 88 (7.46%) C++
8 49 (4.16%) Perl
9 44 (3.73%) PHP
10 30 (2.54%) VBScript
11 27 (2.29%) C
12 25 (2.12%) VB
13 22 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.44%) F#
15 14 (1.19%) Lua
16 9 (0.76%) Groovy
17 8 (0.68%) Scala
17 8 (0.68%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.68%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 299 (25.36%) Degree
2 194 (16.45%) ISEB
3 138 (11.70%) ISTQB
4 61 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 61 (5.17%) CEH
5 40 (3.39%) CISSP
6 38 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (2.80%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.36%) OSCP
9 14 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.19%) CCNA
10 13 (1.10%) OSCE
11 12 (1.02%) GPEN
11 12 (1.02%) CISA
12 9 (0.76%) CCNP
12 9 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.68%) HND
14 7 (0.59%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.51%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 615 (52.16%) QA
2 38 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (3.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.085%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.085%) TickIT
6 1 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.085%) vSphere
2 1 (0.085%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.085%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.87%) SCCM
3 4 (0.34%) Nessus
4 3 (0.25%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.085%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.085%) Ansible
Vendors
1 134 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.87%) HP
3 46 (3.90%) Oracle
4 14 (1.19%) Interwoven
5 13 (1.10%) Adobe
6 12 (1.02%) Altiris
6 12 (1.02%) Jaspersoft
7 10 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (0.85%) SAP
8 8 (0.68%) IBM
8 8 (0.68%) JD Edwards
9 5 (0.42%) Apple
9 5 (0.42%) Citrix
10 4 (0.34%) Informatica
10 4 (0.34%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.34%) Terracotta
11 3 (0.25%) Facebook
11 3 (0.25%) Siebel
11 3 (0.25%) Cerillion
12 2 (0.17%) VMware
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