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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 255 241 295
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 500 585 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.13% 1.22% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.31% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 459 508 346
Average salary £49,500 £44,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.23% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
41192 44708 41427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.24% 93.41% 93.55%
Number of salaries quoted 34954 37540 34642
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 -4 75 £49,500 +16.47% 15
Ealing -9 16 £53,750 +34.37%
Wimbledon - 3 £37,500 -
Feltham - 2 £20,000 -
Paddington - 2 £52,500 -
Hammersmith - 2 £30,000 -
Croydon -3 1 £43,000 -9.47%
Teddington -6 1 £23,500 -38.96%
Osterley - 1 - -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 504 (52.12%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (46.74%) QA
3 416 (43.02%) Selenium
4 368 (38.06%) Java
5 269 (27.82%) SQL
6 257 (26.58%) BDD
7 247 (25.54%) Finance
8 237 (24.51%) WebDriver
9 236 (24.41%) Test Automation
10 231 (23.89%) C#
11 227 (23.47%) Cucumber
12 219 (22.65%) Manual Testing
13 195 (20.17%) Automation Testing
14 184 (19.03%) Scrum
14 184 (19.03%) Automated Testing
15 179 (18.51%) Test Scripting
16 177 (18.30%) TDD
17 146 (15.10%) Software Testing
18 139 (14.37%) Degree
19 136 (14.06%) Ruby
20 134 (13.86%) ISTQB
21 133 (13.75%) ISEB
22 112 (11.58%) E-Commerce
22 112 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
23 105 (10.86%) JIRA
24 104 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
25 101 (10.44%) Windows
26 100 (10.34%) OO
27 97 (10.03%) Regression Testing
28 96 (9.93%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 11 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.72%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.62%) CMS
3 6 (0.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.41%) Confluence
5 3 (0.31%) Node.js
5 3 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 3 (0.31%) IIS
6 2 (0.21%) Apache
7 1 (0.10%) SAS
7 1 (0.10%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.10%) Drupal
7 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.90%) SaaS
2 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.41%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.45%) Wireless
2 12 (1.24%) Network Security
2 12 (1.24%) HTTP
3 11 (1.14%) Unified Communications
4 8 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.62%) Internet
5 6 (0.62%) Firewall
6 5 (0.52%) Broadband
7 4 (0.41%) DNS
7 4 (0.41%) VoIP
8 3 (0.31%) SS7
8 3 (0.31%) TCAP
8 3 (0.31%) 2G
8 3 (0.31%) 3G
8 3 (0.31%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (0.21%) VPN
9 2 (0.21%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 35 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (2.90%) MySQL
5 19 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.03%) Neo4j
8 10 (1.03%) Hazelcast
9 9 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.52%) DB2
12 5 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.41%) Big Data
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 416 (43.02%) Selenium
2 237 (24.51%) WebDriver
3 227 (23.47%) Cucumber
4 105 (10.86%) JIRA
5 92 (9.51%) JUnit
6 86 (8.89%) SpecFlow
7 60 (6.20%) JMeter
8 58 (6.00%) Git (software)
9 54 (5.58%) Jenkins
10 50 (5.17%) Appium
11 48 (4.96%) Subversion
12 44 (4.55%) HP UFT
13 42 (4.34%) LoadRunner
14 38 (3.93%) NUnit
15 34 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (3.52%) TeamCity
16 33 (3.41%) JBehave
16 33 (3.41%) Calabash
16 33 (3.41%) FitNesse
16 33 (3.41%) Maven
General
1 247 (25.54%) Finance
2 88 (9.10%) Banking
3 75 (7.76%) Games
4 52 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.76%) Retail
6 18 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.34%) Marketing
9 12 (1.24%) Law
9 12 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.93%) Advertising
11 8 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.72%) Legal
13 6 (0.62%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.41%) Billing
15 3 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.31%) Electronics
16 2 (0.21%) Back Office
16 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.00%) .NET
2 73 (7.55%) Web Services
3 55 (5.69%) XML
4 49 (5.07%) HTML
5 37 (3.83%) REST
6 36 (3.72%) SOAP
7 27 (2.79%) Gherkin
8 24 (2.48%) Spring
9 20 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 18 (1.86%) J2SE
11 16 (1.65%) CSS
11 16 (1.65%) J2EE
12 14 (1.45%) JSON
13 13 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (1.03%) Java EE
14 10 (1.03%) Backbone.js
14 10 (1.03%) Apache Camel
15 8 (0.83%) .NET Framework
16 7 (0.72%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (9.51%) Mobile App
3 75 (7.76%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.69%) User Experience
5 16 (1.65%) SWIFT
6 11 (1.14%) Replication
7 10 (1.03%) AS400
7 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.03%) iSeries
7 10 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 9 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 8 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.83%) Equities
10 7 (0.72%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.72%) iPad
11 6 (0.62%) iPhone
12 5 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.44%) Windows
2 81 (8.38%) Linux
3 72 (7.45%) Android
3 72 (7.45%) Apple iOS
4 62 (6.41%) UNIX
5 23 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (2.38%) Windows XP
5 23 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 23 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (2.38%) Windows Vista
5 23 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.31%) SUSE
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (52.12%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (26.58%) BDD
3 236 (24.41%) Test Automation
4 219 (22.65%) Manual Testing
5 195 (20.17%) Automation Testing
6 184 (19.03%) Scrum
6 184 (19.03%) Automated Testing
7 179 (18.51%) Test Scripting
8 177 (18.30%) TDD
9 146 (15.10%) Software Testing
10 112 (11.58%) E-Commerce
10 112 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (10.34%) OO
12 97 (10.03%) Regression Testing
13 93 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 85 (8.79%) Penetration Testing
15 81 (8.38%) Performance Testing
16 71 (7.34%) SDLC
17 54 (5.58%) Open Source
18 48 (4.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 368 (38.06%) Java
2 269 (27.82%) SQL
3 231 (23.89%) C#
4 136 (14.06%) Ruby
5 88 (9.10%) Python
6 83 (8.58%) JavaScript
7 55 (5.69%) PHP
8 37 (3.83%) C++
9 24 (2.48%) C
10 22 (2.28%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.96%) Groovy
12 15 (1.55%) ActionScript
13 13 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.03%) Lua
16 9 (0.93%) Perl
17 7 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.62%) Scala
19 4 (0.41%) Objective-C
20 3 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 139 (14.37%) Degree
2 134 (13.86%) ISTQB
3 133 (13.75%) ISEB
4 55 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 43 (4.45%) Security Cleared
6 31 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 25 (2.59%) OSCP
8 17 (1.76%) CEH
9 11 (1.14%) CISSP
9 11 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (1.03%) OSCE
11 5 (0.52%) GPEN
12 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) PCI QSA
14 2 (0.21%) MBA
15 1 (0.10%) GIAC
15 1 (0.10%) CCNA
15 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.10%) CISA
15 1 (0.10%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (46.74%) QA
2 21 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) GCP
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) COBIT
5 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.10%) Val IT
5 1 (0.10%) EMIR
5 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.83%) Nessus
3 6 (0.62%) SCCM
4 4 (0.41%) Nmap
4 4 (0.41%) Puppet
5 3 (0.31%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.21%) Oozie
7 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 96 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.96%) Oracle
3 35 (3.62%) HP
4 10 (1.03%) Bloomberg
4 10 (1.03%) Terracotta
5 8 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (0.62%) VMware
6 6 (0.62%) Capita
6 6 (0.62%) Informatica
7 5 (0.52%) Remedy
8 4 (0.41%) IBM
9 3 (0.31%) Telerik
9 3 (0.31%) SAP
10 2 (0.21%) Sun
10 2 (0.21%) Calypso
10 2 (0.21%) McAfee
10 2 (0.21%) Borland
10 2 (0.21%) Apple
10 2 (0.21%) Qualys
10 2 (0.21%) F5
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Evermore Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Gym, Pension, Bonus, others
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30- £50,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75200 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago