The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 197 216
Rank change year-on-year +15 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 55 62 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 0.97% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.07% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 47 59 92
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -6.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £62,500 £74,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,765 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4638 5789 9270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 89.31% 90.75% 89.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4103 5287 7927
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 55 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (63.53%) QA
3 41 (48.24%) Test Automation
4 37 (43.53%) Finance
5 36 (42.35%) Selenium
6 26 (30.59%) BDD
7 25 (29.41%) WebDriver
7 25 (29.41%) SQL
8 22 (25.88%) TDD
9 21 (24.71%) Cucumber
10 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
11 18 (21.18%) Degree
11 18 (21.18%) Gherkin
12 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (20.00%) BrowserStack
13 16 (18.82%) Test Strategy
13 16 (18.82%) .NET
14 14 (16.47%) HTML
15 13 (15.29%) Java
15 13 (15.29%) XML
15 13 (15.29%) SDLC
16 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
17 11 (12.94%) C#
17 11 (12.94%) ISEB
17 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
17 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (11.76%) HTTP
18 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (11.76%) Legal

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.53%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) HTTP
2 9 (10.59%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) FTP
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (42.35%) Selenium
2 25 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 21 (24.71%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.24%) SpecFlow
5 6 (7.06%) Appium
6 5 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.53%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.53%) MSTest
8 3 (3.53%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.35%) JMeter
9 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.35%) WATIR
10 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.18%) Capybara
10 1 (1.18%) Concordion
10 1 (1.18%) JBehave
10 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.18%) JIRA
10 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Legal
3 9 (10.59%) Advertising
4 6 (7.06%) Law
5 4 (4.71%) Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Games
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Analyst
2 22 (25.88%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) QA Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) QA Test Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Tester
4 10 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.59%) Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Financial Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Junior
7 6 (7.06%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Applications Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Junior Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) Gherkin
2 16 (18.82%) .NET
3 14 (16.47%) HTML
4 13 (15.29%) XML
5 5 (5.88%) Node.js
6 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.71%) CSS
6 4 (4.71%) HTML5
6 4 (4.71%) jQuery
6 4 (4.71%) React
6 4 (4.71%) Underscore.js
6 4 (4.71%) XHTML
7 3 (3.53%) RESTful
7 3 (3.53%) Web Services
8 2 (2.35%) JSON
8 2 (2.35%) SOAP
8 2 (2.35%) XBRL
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.18%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.18%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.24%) Fintech
3 7 (8.24%) Hedge funds
4 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.88%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.18%) Animation
7 1 (1.18%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) Social Media
7 1 (1.18%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.24%) Test Automation
3 26 (30.59%) BDD
4 22 (25.88%) TDD
5 16 (18.82%) Test Strategy
6 13 (15.29%) SDLC
7 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.76%) Scrum
9 9 (10.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (10.59%) Project Management
10 8 (9.41%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (9.41%) Web Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (7.06%) DevOps
12 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
12 6 (7.06%) Performance Improvement
12 6 (7.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) Java
3 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.94%) C#
5 4 (4.71%) Perl
5 4 (4.71%) Python
6 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
8 1 (1.18%) Scala
8 1 (1.18%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
2 18 (21.18%) Degree
3 11 (12.94%) ISEB
4 5 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (63.53%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle
3 3 (3.53%) HP
3 3 (3.53%) Siebel
4 2 (2.35%) Sun
4 2 (2.35%) Tableau
4 2 (2.35%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.18%) Sybase
5 1 (1.18%) Teradata
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + excellent bens and poss 25% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hotels.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 6 days ago