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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 273 273 215
Rank change year-on-year
0 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 443 471 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.00% 1.04% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.10% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 376 370 575
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,750 £56,000
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
41569 42658 45211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.86% 93.95% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 35452 35096 39095
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,000 £79,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -26 58 £45,000 -10.00% 21
Croydon -1 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 3 £35,000 +40.00%
Hounslow -5 3 £67,500 +57.89%
Hillingdon - 3 £34,000 -
Docklands, London -10 2 - -
Sidcup -10 1 £42,250 +20.71%
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £34,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £75,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £45,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 488 (50.36%) QA
2 445 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (30.44%) Selenium
4 249 (25.70%) Java
5 236 (24.36%) Finance
6 228 (23.53%) SQL
7 223 (23.01%) C#
8 221 (22.81%) BDD
9 209 (21.57%) Degree
10 179 (18.47%) TDD
11 175 (18.06%) WebDriver
12 167 (17.23%) Test Automation
13 164 (16.92%) Test Scripting
14 144 (14.86%) Windows
15 143 (14.76%) ISEB
16 142 (14.65%) Software Testing
17 141 (14.55%) Manual Testing
18 139 (14.34%) Python
19 138 (14.24%) Ruby
20 134 (13.83%) Cucumber
21 132 (13.62%) Penetration Testing
22 131 (13.52%) Automated Testing
23 122 (12.59%) Scrum
24 112 (11.56%) ISTQB
25 110 (11.35%) JIRA
26 109 (11.25%) Linux
27 105 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
28 103 (10.63%) Automation Testing
28 103 (10.63%) Computer Science
29 102 (10.53%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.89%) CMS
2 14 (1.44%) Drupal
3 12 (1.24%) WorkSite
4 11 (1.14%) IIS
5 10 (1.03%) Confluence
5 10 (1.03%) Node.js
6 4 (0.41%) Apache
6 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.31%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.21%) WordPress
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.10%) uiautomator
9 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (2.68%) MS Office
2 24 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.86%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.21%) Endur
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.75%) SaaS
2 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.62%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.41%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 4 (0.41%) GitHub
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.34%) HTTP
3 10 (1.03%) Wireless
4 8 (0.83%) 3G
5 7 (0.72%) Firewall
6 6 (0.62%) SGSN
6 6 (0.62%) Network Security
6 6 (0.62%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.62%) LTE
7 5 (0.52%) GGSN
7 5 (0.52%) LAN
7 5 (0.52%) Broadband
7 5 (0.52%) WAN
8 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.31%) 2G
9 2 (0.21%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.21%) DNS
9 2 (0.21%) GPRS
9 2 (0.21%) GSM
10 1 (0.10%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (2.17%) MySQL
3 21 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.55%) Big Data
4 15 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 9 (0.93%) BusinessObjects XI
5 9 (0.93%) Hazelcast
5 9 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.72%) DB2
8 5 (0.52%) Redis
8 5 (0.52%) Neo4j
8 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.41%) OLAP
10 3 (0.31%) DbVisualizer
11 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.21%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 295 (30.44%) Selenium
2 175 (18.06%) WebDriver
3 134 (13.83%) Cucumber
4 110 (11.35%) JIRA
5 64 (6.60%) QuickTest Pro
6 59 (6.09%) LoadRunner
7 58 (5.99%) JUnit
7 58 (5.99%) SpecFlow
8 55 (5.68%) JMeter
9 53 (5.47%) Git (software)
10 43 (4.44%) Jenkins
11 42 (4.33%) Calabash
12 31 (3.20%) Hudson
12 31 (3.20%) Subversion
13 30 (3.10%) TeamCity
14 28 (2.89%) JBehave
14 28 (2.89%) NUnit
15 24 (2.48%) Visual Studio
15 24 (2.48%) Fiddler
15 24 (2.48%) Metasploit
General
1 236 (24.36%) Finance
2 102 (10.53%) Banking
3 66 (6.81%) Retail
4 43 (4.44%) Games
5 33 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.41%) Front Office
6 28 (2.89%) Law
7 22 (2.27%) Advertising
8 21 (2.17%) Marketing
9 20 (2.06%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.83%) Billing
13 7 (0.72%) Electronics
14 6 (0.62%) Back Office
14 6 (0.62%) Publishing
15 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.52%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.31%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.26%) .NET
2 68 (7.02%) XML
3 65 (6.71%) HTML
4 52 (5.37%) Web Services
5 48 (4.95%) REST
6 36 (3.72%) CSS
7 29 (2.99%) RESTful
8 25 (2.58%) SOAP
9 21 (2.17%) Flash
10 17 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.34%) Gherkin
12 11 (1.14%) ASP.NET
13 10 (1.03%) Spring
14 8 (0.83%) jQuery
14 8 (0.83%) J2EE
15 7 (0.72%) XSL
15 7 (0.72%) Apache Flex
16 6 (0.62%) Adobe AIR
16 6 (0.62%) JSON
17 5 (0.52%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.63%) Computer Science
2 83 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (6.91%) Mobile App
4 49 (5.06%) User Experience
4 49 (5.06%) Open Source
5 25 (2.58%) iPhone
6 20 (2.06%) Video on Demand
6 20 (2.06%) Credit Risk
6 20 (2.06%) IPTV
6 20 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.44%) Derivative
10 13 (1.34%) Over-the-Top Content
11 12 (1.24%) Equities
12 9 (0.93%) Cryptography
13 8 (0.83%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.83%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 144 (14.86%) Windows
2 109 (11.25%) Linux
3 87 (8.98%) Android
4 86 (8.88%) UNIX
5 84 (8.67%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.27%) Solaris
7 21 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.93%) Debian
10 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.83%) CentOS
11 6 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.52%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (22.81%) BDD
3 179 (18.47%) TDD
4 167 (17.23%) Test Automation
5 164 (16.92%) Test Scripting
6 142 (14.65%) Software Testing
7 141 (14.55%) Manual Testing
8 132 (13.62%) Penetration Testing
9 131 (13.52%) Automated Testing
10 122 (12.59%) Scrum
11 105 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 103 (10.63%) Automation Testing
13 95 (9.80%) Performance Testing
14 88 (9.08%) Regression Testing
15 73 (7.53%) Test Strategy
16 67 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
17 65 (6.71%) Information Security
18 62 (6.40%) E-Commerce
19 60 (6.19%) Ethical Hacking
20 57 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 249 (25.70%) Java
2 228 (23.53%) SQL
3 223 (23.01%) C#
4 139 (14.34%) Python
5 138 (14.24%) Ruby
6 89 (9.18%) JavaScript
7 73 (7.53%) Perl
8 64 (6.60%) C++
9 28 (2.89%) VBScript
10 26 (2.68%) PHP
11 21 (2.17%) C
12 17 (1.75%) F#
13 14 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.34%) VB
15 11 (1.14%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.93%) Lua
17 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.83%) ActionScript
18 6 (0.62%) Scala
19 5 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 209 (21.57%) Degree
2 143 (14.76%) ISEB
3 112 (11.56%) ISTQB
4 47 (4.85%) CEH
5 45 (4.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (4.23%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.61%) CISSP
8 17 (1.75%) CISA
8 17 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.75%) OSCP
9 12 (1.24%) OSCE
10 11 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.14%) CCNA
11 10 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.83%) GPEN
13 7 (0.72%) Brainbench
14 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.52%) CCNP
15 5 (0.52%) MCITP
16 4 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 488 (50.36%) QA
2 21 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.72%) vSphere
3 5 (0.52%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 67 (6.91%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.55%) SCCM
3 11 (1.14%) Nessus
4 7 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.10%) Ansible
6 1 (0.10%) Puppet
6 1 (0.10%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 89 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.12%) HP
3 20 (2.06%) Oracle
4 17 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.24%) Interwoven
6 10 (1.03%) VMware
7 8 (0.83%) Apple
7 8 (0.83%) Adobe
8 7 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
9 6 (0.62%) Altiris
9 6 (0.62%) Cerillion
10 5 (0.52%) Terracotta
10 5 (0.52%) IBM
11 4 (0.41%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (0.41%) SAP
12 3 (0.31%) Siebel
12 3 (0.31%) Citrix
13 2 (0.21%) Amdocs
13 2 (0.21%) ION Trading
13 2 (0.21%) Google
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Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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