Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 345 416
Rank change year-on-year +48 +71 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 30 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.068% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.071% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 10
City of London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,800 £32,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
Central London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9693 11285 16633
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 96.38% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8779 10283 14445
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 17 November 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 26 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) Manual Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Selenium
4 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (43.33%) QA
6 12 (40.00%) Java
7 10 (33.33%) SQL
8 9 (30.00%) Finance
8 9 (30.00%) Scrum
8 9 (30.00%) Groovy
8 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
8 9 (30.00%) Gatling
9 7 (23.33%) Scala
9 7 (23.33%) Web Development
9 7 (23.33%) JMeter
9 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.67%) Grails
10 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 5 (16.67%) SDLC
10 5 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 5 (16.67%) Ruby
10 5 (16.67%) Informatica
10 5 (16.67%) CRM
10 5 (16.67%) Siebel
10 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
10 5 (16.67%) Oracle
11 4 (13.33%) Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) Blockchain
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) Gatling
2 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (23.33%) JMeter
4 4 (13.33%) CMake
4 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.33%) Maven
4 4 (13.33%) MSBuild
4 4 (13.33%) NuGet
5 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) HTML
2 5 (16.67%) Grails
2 5 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (13.33%) RESTful
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Fintech
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Debian
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) Manual Testing
3 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) Web Development
7 5 (16.67%) CRM
7 5 (16.67%) SDLC
7 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.33%) API Testing
8 4 (13.33%) BDD
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) SDET
9 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) Process Management
9 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.00%) SFIA
9 3 (10.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Groovy
4 7 (23.33%) Scala
5 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 5 (16.67%) Ruby
6 4 (13.33%) C++
6 4 (13.33%) Python
7 2 (6.67%) C#
7 2 (6.67%) Clojure
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Informatica
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
1 5 (16.67%) Siebel
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft