The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 234 292 210
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 593 409 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.24% 0.92% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.99% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 517 346 634
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44849 41381 48880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.43% 93.46% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37712 34656 42600
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 £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -2 115 £41,500 -17.00% 27
Croydon - 6 £47,500 -
Dagenham - 5 £50,000 -
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Ealing - 3 £40,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 £25,750 -
Greenford - 2 - -
Docklands, London -3 1 £50,000 -31.03%
Kingston Upon Thames -15 1 £35,000 +34.61%
Surbiton - 1 £57,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 643 (52.28%) QA
2 421 (34.23%) Selenium
3 406 (33.01%) Finance
4 364 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
5 350 (28.46%) Java
6 306 (24.88%) SQL
7 302 (24.55%) Degree
8 281 (22.85%) Test Automation
9 280 (22.76%) C#
10 240 (19.51%) Automated Testing
11 213 (17.32%) Software Testing
11 213 (17.32%) Test Scripting
12 207 (16.83%) ISEB
13 203 (16.50%) WebDriver
14 194 (15.77%) Scrum
15 185 (15.04%) .NET
16 177 (14.39%) BDD
17 169 (13.74%) TDD
18 164 (13.33%) Manual Testing
19 152 (12.36%) Cucumber
20 149 (12.11%) Performance Testing
21 148 (12.03%) Microsoft
22 146 (11.87%) Computer Science
23 139 (11.30%) Python
24 138 (11.22%) Ruby
25 137 (11.14%) Regression Testing
26 135 (10.98%) Automation Testing
27 131 (10.65%) ISTQB
27 131 (10.65%) JIRA
28 127 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 37 (3.01%) Confluence
2 15 (1.22%) WorkSite
3 11 (0.89%) CMS
4 10 (0.81%) IIS
5 8 (0.65%) Apache
6 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.49%) Node.js
7 5 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.33%) Drupal
9 3 (0.24%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.24%) WordPress
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.16%) Mule
11 1 (0.081%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.081%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 61 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.89%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.081%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.081%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.081%) Magento
5 1 (0.081%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.081%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.081%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.95%) SaaS
2 17 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.89%) Basecamp
5 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.85%) Internet
2 32 (2.60%) HTTP
3 27 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.20%) Wireless
4 17 (1.38%) Firewall
4 17 (1.38%) LTE
5 15 (1.22%) Network Security
5 15 (1.22%) 3G
6 11 (0.89%) SGSN
7 10 (0.81%) Wireless Security
8 9 (0.73%) GGSN
8 9 (0.73%) Broadband
9 6 (0.49%) 2G
10 5 (0.41%) VoIP
11 4 (0.33%) WAN
11 4 (0.33%) GSM
11 4 (0.33%) LAN
11 4 (0.33%) SS7
12 3 (0.24%) SCCP
12 3 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.52%) MySQL
3 23 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.87%) MongoDB
4 21 (1.71%) Big Data
5 18 (1.46%) Hazelcast
6 17 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 17 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 13 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.65%) SQLPlus
10 7 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.49%) Redis
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.33%) DB2
13 3 (0.24%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 421 (34.23%) Selenium
2 203 (16.50%) WebDriver
3 152 (12.36%) Cucumber
4 131 (10.65%) JIRA
5 113 (9.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 97 (7.89%) LoadRunner
7 85 (6.91%) JMeter
8 83 (6.75%) Jenkins
9 67 (5.45%) JUnit
10 54 (4.39%) Git (software)
11 50 (4.07%) Visual Studio
12 46 (3.74%) NUnit
13 45 (3.66%) SpecFlow
14 42 (3.41%) Calabash
15 38 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (3.09%) FitNesse
16 37 (3.01%) Subversion
17 36 (2.93%) Hudson
18 32 (2.60%) TeamCity
19 28 (2.28%) TestComplete
General
1 406 (33.01%) Finance
2 92 (7.48%) Retail
3 90 (7.32%) Banking
4 80 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 50 (4.07%) Games
6 49 (3.98%) Marketing
7 27 (2.20%) Law
7 27 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.06%) Front Office
9 13 (1.06%) Back Office
9 13 (1.06%) Publishing
10 11 (0.89%) Legal
11 9 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.65%) Electronics
13 7 (0.57%) Advertising
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.24%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (15.04%) .NET
2 97 (7.89%) XML
3 80 (6.50%) HTML
4 76 (6.18%) Web Services
5 58 (4.72%) CSS
6 56 (4.55%) REST
7 53 (4.31%) .NET Framework
8 32 (2.60%) Gherkin
9 24 (1.95%) JSON
10 22 (1.79%) RESTful
11 21 (1.71%) J2EE
11 21 (1.71%) SOAP
12 17 (1.38%) ASP.NET
13 15 (1.22%) jQuery
14 14 (1.14%) Flash
15 13 (1.06%) HTML5
16 10 (0.81%) XSLT
16 10 (0.81%) WinForms
17 8 (0.65%) Adobe AIR
18 7 (0.57%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 146 (11.87%) Computer Science
2 102 (8.29%) Mobile App
3 89 (7.24%) Open Source
4 50 (4.07%) Mathematics
5 41 (3.33%) Derivative
6 36 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 31 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 27 (2.20%) Equities
9 18 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
11 15 (1.22%) iPhone
12 11 (0.89%) Replication
13 10 (0.81%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.81%) Handset
13 10 (0.81%) Spread Betting
13 10 (0.81%) iPad
14 9 (0.73%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.73%) Online Games
14 9 (0.73%) Social Media
14 9 (0.73%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 127 (10.33%) Windows
2 115 (9.35%) Linux
3 104 (8.46%) Android
4 90 (7.32%) Apple iOS
5 72 (5.85%) UNIX
6 19 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.81%) Debian
8 9 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.73%) Solaris
9 8 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.41%) OS/390
11 5 (0.41%) CentOS
11 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.081%) VMS
14 1 (0.081%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (22.85%) Test Automation
3 240 (19.51%) Automated Testing
4 213 (17.32%) Software Testing
4 213 (17.32%) Test Scripting
5 194 (15.77%) Scrum
6 177 (14.39%) BDD
7 169 (13.74%) TDD
8 164 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 149 (12.11%) Performance Testing
10 137 (11.14%) Regression Testing
11 135 (10.98%) Automation Testing
12 127 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 120 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
14 100 (8.13%) OO
14 100 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (7.89%) E-Commerce
16 82 (6.67%) Integration Testing
17 71 (5.77%) Test Strategy
18 69 (5.61%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 350 (28.46%) Java
2 306 (24.88%) SQL
3 280 (22.76%) C#
4 139 (11.30%) Python
5 138 (11.22%) Ruby
6 101 (8.21%) JavaScript
7 79 (6.42%) C++
8 49 (3.98%) PHP
9 41 (3.33%) Perl
10 36 (2.93%) C
11 30 (2.44%) VB
12 29 (2.36%) VBScript
13 20 (1.63%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.98%) Groovy
15 10 (0.81%) Lua
15 10 (0.81%) F#
16 8 (0.65%) Scala
16 8 (0.65%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.65%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 302 (24.55%) Degree
2 207 (16.83%) ISEB
3 131 (10.65%) ISTQB
4 65 (5.28%) Security Cleared
5 58 (4.72%) CEH
6 54 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (3.25%) CISSP
8 38 (3.09%) SC Cleared
9 14 (1.14%) OSCP
10 12 (0.98%) GPEN
10 12 (0.98%) CISA
10 12 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.98%) CCNA
11 10 (0.81%) HND
11 10 (0.81%) OSCE
12 9 (0.73%) CCNP
13 6 (0.49%) CISM
13 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.41%) GWAPT
14 5 (0.41%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (52.28%) QA
2 36 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (2.76%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.16%) Nmap
3 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.081%) XenApp
3 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 71 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.30%) SCCM
3 6 (0.49%) Nessus
4 4 (0.33%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.16%) Puppet
6 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.081%) Ansible
Vendors
1 148 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.99%) HP
3 51 (4.15%) Oracle
4 15 (1.22%) Interwoven
5 13 (1.06%) Jaspersoft
6 10 (0.81%) SAP
7 9 (0.73%) Adobe
8 8 (0.65%) IBM
8 8 (0.65%) JD Edwards
8 8 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.65%) Altiris
9 6 (0.49%) Citrix
10 5 (0.41%) Apple
11 4 (0.33%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.33%) Informatica
11 4 (0.33%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.24%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.24%) Facebook
12 3 (0.24%) Terracotta
13 2 (0.16%) Cerillion
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus (20%) + Pension + health etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + share options
Posted: Yesterday
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago