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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 263 301 222
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 467 410 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.03% 0.90% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.96% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 375 338 583
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 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +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
42480 42653 45259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.72% 93.92% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35743 35970 38991
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 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -40 74 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Croydon -1 5 £33,000 +83.33%
Kingston Upon Thames -9 2 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Sidcup -4 1 £42,250 +12.66%
Hammersmith -6 1 - -
Docklands, London -11 1 £62,500 -21.87%
Hillingdon - 1 £34,000 -
Upminster - 1 £32,500 -
New Malden - 1 £37,500 -
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Edgware - 1 £60,000 -
Greenford - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 541 (50.75%) QA
2 505 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (30.30%) Selenium
4 316 (29.64%) Finance
5 280 (26.27%) Java
6 271 (25.42%) Degree
7 260 (24.39%) SQL
8 253 (23.73%) C#
9 206 (19.32%) Test Automation
10 197 (18.48%) BDD
11 183 (17.17%) Manual Testing
12 179 (16.79%) Automated Testing
13 170 (15.95%) WebDriver
13 170 (15.95%) Test Scripting
14 166 (15.57%) Software Testing
15 165 (15.48%) TDD
16 164 (15.38%) ISEB
17 154 (14.45%) Python
18 142 (13.32%) Penetration Testing
19 139 (13.04%) Ruby
20 137 (12.85%) Scrum
21 135 (12.66%) Windows
22 134 (12.57%) Computer Science
23 127 (11.91%) ISTQB
23 127 (11.91%) Cucumber
24 123 (11.54%) .NET
25 115 (10.79%) Regression Testing
26 110 (10.32%) Microsoft
26 110 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
26 110 (10.32%) Analytical Skills

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (1.78%) CMS
2 15 (1.41%) Confluence
3 13 (1.22%) WorkSite
4 12 (1.13%) Drupal
5 5 (0.47%) IIS
5 5 (0.47%) Node.js
6 3 (0.28%) WordPress
6 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.094%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.094%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.094%) Mule
8 1 (0.094%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.094%) Apache
8 1 (0.094%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.63%) MS Office
3 11 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.22%) Sophis RISQUE
2 8 (0.75%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Endur
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.094%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.094%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.094%) Magento
4 1 (0.094%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.69%) SaaS
2 11 (1.03%) Basecamp
3 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.47%) GitHub
5 4 (0.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.094%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.88%) HTTP
3 15 (1.41%) 3G
4 14 (1.31%) Firewall
4 14 (1.31%) Wireless
5 12 (1.13%) Internet
5 12 (1.13%) Network Security
6 11 (1.03%) SGSN
6 11 (1.03%) LTE
7 9 (0.84%) GGSN
7 9 (0.84%) Broadband
8 6 (0.56%) 2G
9 4 (0.38%) Wireless Security
9 4 (0.38%) LAN
9 4 (0.38%) WAN
10 3 (0.28%) UMTS
10 3 (0.28%) GPRS
10 3 (0.28%) GSM
10 3 (0.28%) SS7
10 3 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.35%) MySQL
3 20 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.22%) Hazelcast
6 12 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.94%) Big Data
8 9 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
9 8 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.56%) DB2
12 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.47%) Redis
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.28%) DbVisualizer
14 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 323 (30.30%) Selenium
2 170 (15.95%) WebDriver
3 127 (11.91%) Cucumber
4 105 (9.85%) JIRA
5 89 (8.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 78 (7.32%) JMeter
7 76 (7.13%) LoadRunner
8 74 (6.94%) JUnit
9 55 (5.16%) SpecFlow
10 48 (4.50%) Jenkins
10 48 (4.50%) Git (software)
11 41 (3.85%) Subversion
12 35 (3.28%) Visual Studio
13 34 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (3.19%) Hudson
14 31 (2.91%) TeamCity
14 31 (2.91%) NUnit
15 30 (2.81%) Calabash
16 28 (2.63%) SilkTest
16 28 (2.63%) FitNesse
General
1 316 (29.64%) Finance
2 98 (9.19%) Banking
3 87 (8.16%) Retail
4 38 (3.56%) Games
4 38 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.10%) Law
6 31 (2.91%) Marketing
7 30 (2.81%) Front Office
8 23 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.97%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.31%) Advertising
11 9 (0.84%) Publishing
11 9 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.75%) Billing
12 8 (0.75%) Electronics
13 7 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.56%) Back Office
15 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.28%) Legal
17 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (11.54%) .NET
2 68 (6.38%) XML
3 60 (5.63%) HTML
4 53 (4.97%) Web Services
5 46 (4.32%) CSS
5 46 (4.32%) REST
6 31 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 22 (2.06%) RESTful
8 21 (1.97%) SOAP
9 18 (1.69%) J2EE
9 18 (1.69%) Gherkin
10 17 (1.59%) ASP.NET
11 16 (1.50%) Flash
12 13 (1.22%) jQuery
13 12 (1.13%) Spring
14 11 (1.03%) Backbone.js
15 9 (0.84%) Apache Camel
15 9 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
16 8 (0.75%) Adobe AIR
16 8 (0.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 134 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 110 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (6.75%) Open Source
4 64 (6.00%) Mobile App
5 43 (4.03%) User Experience
6 28 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.53%) Client/Server
8 24 (2.25%) Equities
9 23 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 23 (2.16%) iPhone
10 22 (2.06%) Derivative
11 17 (1.59%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.41%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.13%) Video on Demand
14 11 (1.03%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.94%) Blackberry
16 9 (0.84%) Smart Meter
17 8 (0.75%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.75%) N-Tier
18 7 (0.66%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 135 (12.66%) Windows
2 106 (9.94%) Linux
3 84 (7.88%) UNIX
4 61 (5.72%) Android
5 59 (5.53%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.22%) Debian
7 13 (1.22%) Solaris
8 11 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.75%) CentOS
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.094%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.094%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.094%) OS/390
13 1 (0.094%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.094%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (19.32%) Test Automation
3 197 (18.48%) BDD
4 183 (17.17%) Manual Testing
5 179 (16.79%) Automated Testing
6 170 (15.95%) Test Scripting
7 166 (15.57%) Software Testing
8 165 (15.48%) TDD
9 142 (13.32%) Penetration Testing
10 137 (12.85%) Scrum
11 115 (10.79%) Regression Testing
12 110 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 108 (10.13%) Performance Testing
14 97 (9.10%) Automation Testing
15 81 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
16 78 (7.32%) OO
17 71 (6.66%) E-Commerce
18 70 (6.57%) Integration Testing
19 68 (6.38%) Information Security
20 63 (5.91%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 280 (26.27%) Java
2 260 (24.39%) SQL
3 253 (23.73%) C#
4 154 (14.45%) Python
5 139 (13.04%) Ruby
6 89 (8.35%) JavaScript
7 84 (7.88%) C++
8 53 (4.97%) Perl
9 31 (2.91%) PHP
10 28 (2.63%) VBScript
11 26 (2.44%) C
12 22 (2.06%) F#
13 17 (1.59%) VB
14 16 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.31%) Lua
16 10 (0.94%) ActionScript
17 8 (0.75%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.66%) Groovy
18 7 (0.66%) Scala
19 6 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 271 (25.42%) Degree
2 164 (15.38%) ISEB
3 127 (11.91%) ISTQB
4 57 (5.35%) CEH
5 56 (5.25%) Security Cleared
6 46 (4.32%) CISSP
7 40 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (2.16%) SC Cleared
9 19 (1.78%) CISA
10 16 (1.50%) OSCP
11 15 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.41%) CCNA
12 11 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 10 (0.94%) OSCE
14 9 (0.84%) CCNP
15 8 (0.75%) GPEN
16 7 (0.66%) Brainbench
17 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.47%) MCITP
18 4 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (50.75%) QA
2 32 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.094%) TickIT
5 1 (0.094%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.19%) Firmware
3 1 (0.094%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.094%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.094%) vSphere
3 1 (0.094%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 76 (7.13%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.06%) SCCM
3 9 (0.84%) Nessus
4 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.094%) Puppet
5 1 (0.094%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.094%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.094%) Ansible
5 1 (0.094%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 110 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.19%) HP
3 28 (2.63%) Oracle
4 13 (1.22%) Interwoven
4 13 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.13%) Altiris
6 10 (0.94%) Adobe
7 8 (0.75%) Terracotta
8 7 (0.66%) JD Edwards
8 7 (0.66%) SAP
9 6 (0.56%) Cerillion
10 4 (0.38%) Jaspersoft
10 4 (0.38%) IBM
10 4 (0.38%) Citrix
11 3 (0.28%) Facebook
11 3 (0.28%) VMware
12 2 (0.19%) Amdocs
12 2 (0.19%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.19%) Informatica
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £45k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent training opportunities and
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
e-Recruiter
Salary: £36000 per annum + Benefits + Shares
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55 per annum - Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyRoommate
Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 4 days ago