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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 262 289 211
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 491 393 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.07% 0.88% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.94% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 405 328 600
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
42755 41601 46281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.55% 93.60% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35687 34959 39975
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 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 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 2 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 -25 92 £42,500 -15.00% 19
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Greenford - 3 - -
Croydon - 2 £33,000 -
Ealing +3 1 £29,500 -46.36%
Hammersmith -3 1 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 £62,500 -28.57%
Upminster - 1 £32,500 -
Edgware - 1 £60,000 -
New Malden - 1 £37,500 -
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 562 (51.14%) QA
2 535 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (32.58%) Selenium
4 335 (30.48%) Finance
5 300 (27.30%) Java
6 279 (25.39%) Degree
7 267 (24.29%) SQL
8 253 (23.02%) C#
9 230 (20.93%) Test Automation
10 202 (18.38%) Automated Testing
11 201 (18.29%) Manual Testing
12 193 (17.56%) BDD
13 185 (16.83%) Test Scripting
14 182 (16.56%) WebDriver
15 172 (15.65%) Software Testing
16 171 (15.56%) ISEB
17 163 (14.83%) TDD
18 156 (14.19%) Python
19 145 (13.19%) Scrum
19 145 (13.19%) Ruby
20 140 (12.74%) .NET
21 136 (12.37%) Regression Testing
21 136 (12.37%) Computer Science
21 136 (12.37%) Cucumber
22 134 (12.19%) Penetration Testing
23 128 (11.65%) Windows
23 128 (11.65%) ISTQB
24 126 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
25 121 (11.01%) User Acceptance Testing
25 121 (11.01%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 17 (1.55%) Confluence
2 14 (1.27%) WorkSite
3 13 (1.18%) CMS
4 8 (0.73%) Drupal
5 6 (0.55%) Node.js
6 5 (0.45%) IIS
7 4 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.27%) Apache
8 3 (0.27%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.27%) WordPress
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.091%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.091%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.091%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 51 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.00%) MS Office
3 7 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Sophis RISQUE
2 8 (0.73%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Endur
5 1 (0.091%) Magento
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.091%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.82%) SaaS
2 13 (1.18%) Basecamp
3 9 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.64%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 5 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.18%) HTTP
3 19 (1.73%) Wireless
4 18 (1.64%) Internet
5 16 (1.46%) Firewall
6 15 (1.36%) 3G
7 12 (1.09%) LTE
8 11 (1.00%) SGSN
8 11 (1.00%) Network Security
9 9 (0.82%) GGSN
9 9 (0.82%) Broadband
10 6 (0.55%) 2G
10 6 (0.55%) Wireless Security
11 5 (0.45%) LAN
11 5 (0.45%) WAN
12 3 (0.27%) GPRS
12 3 (0.27%) GSM
12 3 (0.27%) UMTS
12 3 (0.27%) VoIP
12 3 (0.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.55%) MySQL
3 20 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 18 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.36%) Hazelcast
6 13 (1.18%) Big Data
7 11 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
9 7 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.55%) DB2
10 6 (0.55%) Redis
10 6 (0.55%) Neo4j
11 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 358 (32.58%) Selenium
2 182 (16.56%) WebDriver
3 136 (12.37%) Cucumber
4 106 (9.65%) JIRA
5 104 (9.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 83 (7.55%) LoadRunner
7 81 (7.37%) JMeter
8 74 (6.73%) JUnit
9 58 (5.28%) Jenkins
10 51 (4.64%) SpecFlow
11 50 (4.55%) Git (software)
12 41 (3.73%) Subversion
13 37 (3.37%) NUnit
13 37 (3.37%) Visual Studio
14 34 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 32 (2.91%) Hudson
16 30 (2.73%) Calabash
16 30 (2.73%) FitNesse
17 29 (2.64%) TeamCity
18 27 (2.46%) SilkTest
General
1 335 (30.48%) Finance
2 87 (7.92%) Banking
3 78 (7.10%) Retail
4 44 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 42 (3.82%) Games
6 33 (3.00%) Marketing
7 30 (2.73%) Law
8 28 (2.55%) Financial Institution
9 27 (2.46%) Front Office
10 22 (2.00%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.27%) Advertising
12 10 (0.91%) Publishing
12 10 (0.91%) Electronics
13 9 (0.82%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.64%) Billing
15 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.45%) Back Office
15 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.27%) Legal
17 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (12.74%) .NET
2 73 (6.64%) XML
3 67 (6.10%) HTML
4 58 (5.28%) Web Services
5 52 (4.73%) CSS
6 49 (4.46%) REST
7 34 (3.09%) .NET Framework
8 24 (2.18%) RESTful
8 24 (2.18%) Gherkin
9 19 (1.73%) J2EE
10 17 (1.55%) ASP.NET
10 17 (1.55%) SOAP
10 17 (1.55%) Flash
11 10 (0.91%) Adobe AIR
11 10 (0.91%) jQuery
11 10 (0.91%) WinForms
11 10 (0.91%) Spring
11 10 (0.91%) Backbone.js
12 8 (0.73%) Apache Camel
12 8 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.37%) Computer Science
2 126 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (7.55%) Open Source
4 76 (6.92%) Mobile App
5 38 (3.46%) User Experience
6 29 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 25 (2.27%) Equities
8 24 (2.18%) Client/Server
8 24 (2.18%) Derivative
9 23 (2.09%) Mathematics
9 23 (2.09%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.73%) iPhone
11 13 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.09%) Video on Demand
13 11 (1.00%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.82%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.82%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.55%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 128 (11.65%) Windows
2 100 (9.10%) Linux
3 78 (7.10%) UNIX
4 69 (6.28%) Android
5 61 (5.55%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.18%) Debian
8 11 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.00%) Solaris
9 8 (0.73%) CentOS
10 7 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.27%) OS/390
12 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.091%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (20.93%) Test Automation
3 202 (18.38%) Automated Testing
4 201 (18.29%) Manual Testing
5 193 (17.56%) BDD
6 185 (16.83%) Test Scripting
7 172 (15.65%) Software Testing
8 163 (14.83%) TDD
9 145 (13.19%) Scrum
10 136 (12.37%) Regression Testing
11 134 (12.19%) Penetration Testing
12 121 (11.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 120 (10.92%) Performance Testing
14 109 (9.92%) Automation Testing
15 89 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
16 85 (7.73%) OO
17 78 (7.10%) E-Commerce
18 72 (6.55%) Integration Testing
19 67 (6.10%) Information Security
20 63 (5.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 300 (27.30%) Java
2 267 (24.29%) SQL
3 253 (23.02%) C#
4 156 (14.19%) Python
5 145 (13.19%) Ruby
6 92 (8.37%) JavaScript
7 89 (8.10%) C++
8 47 (4.28%) Perl
9 38 (3.46%) PHP
10 28 (2.55%) VBScript
11 27 (2.46%) C
12 22 (2.00%) F#
13 18 (1.64%) VB
14 17 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.18%) Lua
16 8 (0.73%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.64%) VBA
17 7 (0.64%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.64%) Scala
17 7 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 279 (25.39%) Degree
2 171 (15.56%) ISEB
3 128 (11.65%) ISTQB
4 60 (5.46%) CEH
5 55 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 39 (3.55%) CISSP
7 33 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (2.18%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.36%) OSCP
9 15 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.36%) CCNA
10 14 (1.27%) CISA
11 12 (1.09%) OSCE
12 11 (1.00%) GPEN
13 10 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (0.82%) CCNP
15 7 (0.64%) Brainbench
16 6 (0.55%) HND
17 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 562 (51.14%) QA
2 33 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) COBIT
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.091%) TickIT
6 1 (0.091%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.18%) Firmware
2 1 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.091%) vSphere
2 1 (0.091%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 74 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.00%) SCCM
3 7 (0.64%) Nessus
4 2 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.091%) Puppet
5 1 (0.091%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.091%) Ansible
5 1 (0.091%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 121 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 72 (6.55%) HP
3 33 (3.00%) Oracle
4 14 (1.27%) Interwoven
5 12 (1.09%) Adobe
5 12 (1.09%) Altiris
6 9 (0.82%) SAP
7 8 (0.73%) JD Edwards
7 8 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.64%) Jaspersoft
9 6 (0.55%) Terracotta
10 5 (0.45%) IBM
11 4 (0.36%) Citrix
12 3 (0.27%) Siebel
12 3 (0.27%) Cerillion
12 3 (0.27%) Facebook
12 3 (0.27%) Apple
13 2 (0.18%) Informatica
13 2 (0.18%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.18%) OpenLink
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Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent training and benefits offe
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
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London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
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City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
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City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago