The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 246 305
Rank change year-on-year +22 +59  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.14% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 9
Median salary £36,250 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,125 £33,750 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £39,375 £55,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4898 6124 9661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.31% 96.12% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17470 22914 34195
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the City of London

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Tester in the City of London

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) SaaS
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) SDET
4 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 1 (14.29%) iPad
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Protractor
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SDET
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
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