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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 263 291 225
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 456 443 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.96% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.02% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 384 355 559
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 £66,750 £60,000 £56,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
42302 43278 45590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.77% 93.99% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 35982 36005 39336
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 £78,500
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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -60 61 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Croydon +6 5 £33,000 +83.33%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Hounslow -4 3 £67,500 +57.89%
Hillingdon - 3 £34,000 -
Sidcup -4 1 £42,250 +12.66%
Docklands, London -10 1 £62,500 -21.87%
Hammersmith -11 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £75,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £45,000 -
New Malden - 1 £37,500 -
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Edgware - 1 £60,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 530 (50.62%) QA
2 490 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (30.66%) Selenium
4 276 (26.36%) Java
5 267 (25.50%) Finance
6 249 (23.78%) C#
6 249 (23.78%) Degree
7 237 (22.64%) SQL
8 225 (21.49%) BDD
9 188 (17.96%) TDD
10 185 (17.67%) Test Automation
11 174 (16.62%) WebDriver
12 164 (15.66%) Test Scripting
13 162 (15.47%) Manual Testing
13 162 (15.47%) Software Testing
14 160 (15.28%) ISEB
15 156 (14.90%) Automated Testing
16 153 (14.61%) Python
17 148 (14.14%) Ruby
18 145 (13.85%) Windows
19 139 (13.28%) Penetration Testing
20 133 (12.70%) Cucumber
21 129 (12.32%) Scrum
22 127 (12.13%) ISTQB
23 126 (12.03%) Computer Science
24 118 (11.27%) JIRA
25 114 (10.89%) Linux
26 113 (10.79%) User Acceptance Testing
27 105 (10.03%) Automation Testing
28 103 (9.84%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 25 (2.39%) CMS
2 14 (1.34%) Drupal
3 13 (1.24%) Confluence
3 13 (1.24%) WorkSite
4 7 (0.67%) Node.js
5 5 (0.48%) IIS
6 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.29%) WordPress
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.096%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.096%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.096%) uiautomator
Applications
1 30 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.58%) MS Office
3 13 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.53%) Sophis RISQUE
2 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.19%) Endur
4 1 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.096%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.096%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.096%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.53%) SaaS
2 10 (0.96%) Basecamp
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.57%) GitHub
5 5 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.68%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.62%) HTTP
3 15 (1.43%) 3G
4 11 (1.05%) Firewall
4 11 (1.05%) SGSN
5 10 (0.96%) LTE
5 10 (0.96%) Wireless
6 9 (0.86%) GGSN
6 9 (0.86%) Network Security
6 9 (0.86%) Broadband
7 6 (0.57%) 2G
7 6 (0.57%) Internet
8 4 (0.38%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.38%) LAN
8 4 (0.38%) WAN
8 4 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.29%) SS7
9 3 (0.29%) UMTS
9 3 (0.29%) GPRS
9 3 (0.29%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.10%) MySQL
3 21 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.62%) MongoDB
5 15 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.15%) Big Data
6 12 (1.15%) Hazelcast
7 9 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.76%) Neo4j
8 8 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.67%) DB2
10 6 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.38%) Redis
12 4 (0.38%) OLAP
13 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.29%) DbVisualizer
14 2 (0.19%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 321 (30.66%) Selenium
2 174 (16.62%) WebDriver
3 133 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 118 (11.27%) JIRA
5 71 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 69 (6.59%) JUnit
7 62 (5.92%) SpecFlow
8 61 (5.83%) LoadRunner
9 60 (5.73%) JMeter
10 59 (5.64%) Git (software)
11 50 (4.78%) Jenkins
12 41 (3.92%) Hudson
13 37 (3.53%) Calabash
13 37 (3.53%) Subversion
14 34 (3.25%) TeamCity
15 32 (3.06%) NUnit
16 31 (2.96%) Metasploit
17 29 (2.77%) Visual Studio
18 26 (2.48%) Maven
18 26 (2.48%) SilkTest
General
1 267 (25.50%) Finance
2 98 (9.36%) Banking
3 80 (7.64%) Retail
4 43 (4.11%) Games
5 36 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.15%) Law
6 33 (3.15%) Front Office
7 24 (2.29%) Marketing
8 23 (2.20%) Advertising
9 17 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.86%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.76%) Billing
11 8 (0.76%) Publishing
12 7 (0.67%) Electronics
13 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.38%) Back Office
15 3 (0.29%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (9.84%) .NET
2 67 (6.40%) XML
3 62 (5.92%) HTML
4 49 (4.68%) Web Services
5 47 (4.49%) REST
6 39 (3.72%) CSS
7 26 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 25 (2.39%) RESTful
9 24 (2.29%) SOAP
10 20 (1.91%) Flash
11 17 (1.62%) Gherkin
12 15 (1.43%) ASP.NET
13 14 (1.34%) J2EE
14 13 (1.24%) Spring
15 10 (0.96%) jQuery
16 8 (0.76%) Backbone.js
16 8 (0.76%) Apache Camel
16 8 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
16 8 (0.76%) J2SE
17 7 (0.67%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.03%) Computer Science
2 96 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (6.59%) Mobile App
4 50 (4.78%) Open Source
5 48 (4.58%) User Experience
6 25 (2.39%) iPhone
7 24 (2.29%) Client/Server
8 22 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.72%) Derivative
11 17 (1.62%) Credit Risk
11 17 (1.62%) Equities
11 17 (1.62%) Video on Demand
12 16 (1.53%) Blackberry
13 14 (1.34%) IPTV
14 9 (0.86%) Cryptography
14 9 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.86%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
15 8 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 145 (13.85%) Windows
2 114 (10.89%) Linux
3 89 (8.50%) UNIX
4 80 (7.64%) Android
5 78 (7.45%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.20%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.01%) Solaris
8 12 (1.15%) Debian
8 12 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.76%) CentOS
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.096%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.096%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.096%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (21.49%) BDD
3 188 (17.96%) TDD
4 185 (17.67%) Test Automation
5 164 (15.66%) Test Scripting
6 162 (15.47%) Manual Testing
6 162 (15.47%) Software Testing
7 156 (14.90%) Automated Testing
8 139 (13.28%) Penetration Testing
9 129 (12.32%) Scrum
10 113 (10.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 105 (10.03%) Automation Testing
12 98 (9.36%) Performance Testing
13 97 (9.26%) Regression Testing
14 86 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (6.69%) OO
15 70 (6.69%) E-Commerce
16 68 (6.49%) Information Security
17 66 (6.30%) Integration Testing
17 66 (6.30%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 276 (26.36%) Java
2 249 (23.78%) C#
3 237 (22.64%) SQL
4 153 (14.61%) Python
5 148 (14.14%) Ruby
6 90 (8.60%) JavaScript
7 79 (7.55%) C++
8 70 (6.69%) Perl
9 29 (2.77%) VBScript
10 27 (2.58%) PHP
10 27 (2.58%) C
11 20 (1.91%) F#
12 15 (1.43%) VB
13 12 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.15%) Lua
14 10 (0.96%) ActionScript
15 9 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.76%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.48%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 249 (23.78%) Degree
2 160 (15.28%) ISEB
3 127 (12.13%) ISTQB
4 57 (5.44%) CEH
5 47 (4.49%) Security Cleared
6 44 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (4.11%) CISSP
8 18 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 17 (1.62%) CISA
10 16 (1.53%) OSCP
11 15 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.43%) CCNA
12 11 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (0.86%) OSCE
13 9 (0.86%) CCNP
14 8 (0.76%) GPEN
15 7 (0.67%) Brainbench
16 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.48%) MCITP
17 4 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 530 (50.62%) QA
2 30 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.096%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.096%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.48%) vSphere
3 3 (0.29%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.096%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (6.69%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.01%) SCCM
3 14 (1.34%) Nessus
4 5 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.096%) Puppet
7 1 (0.096%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.096%) Ansible
Vendors
1 94 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.40%) HP
3 20 (1.91%) Oracle
4 19 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.24%) Interwoven
6 11 (1.05%) Altiris
7 9 (0.86%) Adobe
8 8 (0.76%) Terracotta
9 7 (0.67%) VMware
10 6 (0.57%) Cerillion
11 5 (0.48%) IBM
11 5 (0.48%) SAP
11 5 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
12 4 (0.38%) Jaspersoft
13 3 (0.29%) Siebel
13 3 (0.29%) Sun
13 3 (0.29%) Citrix
13 3 (0.29%) webMethods
13 3 (0.29%) StatPro
13 3 (0.29%) thinkFolio
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £25000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum and Bonus (10% plus) and health and
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 35K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus 15% Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago