Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 237 260
Rank change year-on-year +14 +23 +85
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 98 114 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 0.98% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.09% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 92 103 124
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £46,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.57% -16.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,975 £32,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £69,250
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +5.77%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9214 10414 15148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.12% 89.41% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8320 9490 13129
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 59 (60.20%) Test Automation
2 50 (51.02%) QA
3 49 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (38.78%) Finance
5 34 (34.69%) Test Strategy
6 33 (33.67%) SQL
7 32 (32.65%) BDD
8 28 (28.57%) Degree
9 27 (27.55%) ISTQB
9 27 (27.55%) Python
10 25 (25.51%) TDD
11 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
12 22 (22.45%) Linux
12 22 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (22.45%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (19.39%) Selenium
14 18 (18.37%) Computer Science
15 16 (16.33%) Manual Testing
15 16 (16.33%) DevOps
15 16 (16.33%) Web Services
15 16 (16.33%) Java
16 15 (15.31%) ISEB
16 15 (15.31%) Ansible
16 15 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (15.31%) Puppet
17 14 (14.29%) Functional Testing
17 14 (14.29%) Fintech
18 13 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
18 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
18 13 (13.27%) Perl

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 (3.06%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) FastStats
1 1 (1.02%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (11.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.02%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Ethernet
1 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.08%) MySQL
2 4 (4.08%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.08%) SQLite
3 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.02%) Big Data
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) QlikView
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Selenium
2 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.20%) JIRA
4 9 (9.18%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.16%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.16%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.12%) Gatling
7 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.10%) JMeter
9 4 (4.08%) CMake
9 4 (4.08%) Maven
9 4 (4.08%) MSBuild
9 4 (4.08%) NuGet
9 4 (4.08%) TestRail
10 3 (3.06%) GoCD
10 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.04%) MSTest
12 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (38.78%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Law
3 9 (9.18%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) Analyst
2 25 (25.51%) Test Analyst
3 19 (19.39%) Tester
4 16 (16.33%) QA Analyst
5 15 (15.31%) Software Tester
6 13 (13.27%) QA Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Financial Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) QA Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Head of DevOps
11 6 (6.12%) Python Developer
12 5 (5.10%) Siebel Tester
12 5 (5.10%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (4.08%) Developer in Test
13 4 (4.08%) Manual Test Analyst
13 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
13 4 (4.08%) Systems Support
13 4 (4.08%) Systems Support Analyst
13 4 (4.08%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) Web Services
2 10 (10.20%) RESTful
3 7 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.12%) CSS
4 6 (6.12%) HTML
5 5 (5.10%) SOAP
6 4 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (4.08%) HTML5
7 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.04%) Django
7 2 (2.04%) JSON
7 2 (2.04%) XML
8 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 14 (14.29%) Fintech
3 12 (12.24%) Hedge funds
4 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.08%) BBC
5 4 (4.08%) STB
6 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.02%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.45%) Linux
2 4 (4.08%) Debian
2 4 (4.08%) Fedora
3 3 (3.06%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) Unix
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (60.20%) Test Automation
2 49 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (34.69%) Test Strategy
4 32 (32.65%) BDD
5 25 (25.51%) TDD
6 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
7 22 (22.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (16.33%) DevOps
8 16 (16.33%) Manual Testing
9 14 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 13 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (12.24%) Mathematics
11 12 (12.24%) Physics
11 12 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (11.22%) Auto-Scaling
12 11 (11.22%) Business Development
12 11 (11.22%) Microservices
12 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
12 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) SQL
2 27 (27.55%) Python
3 16 (16.33%) Java
4 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.27%) Perl
5 11 (11.22%) Ruby
6 9 (9.18%) C++
7 6 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.10%) C#
8 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.06%) Scala
11 2 (2.04%) Clojure
11 2 (2.04%) Groovy
12 1 (1.02%) PHP
12 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (28.57%) Degree
2 27 (27.55%) ISTQB
3 15 (15.31%) ISEB
4 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (51.02%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) Ansible
1 15 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (15.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (5.10%) Informatica
1 5 (5.10%) Siebel
2 4 (4.08%) Arqiva
2 4 (4.08%) BT
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) Adobe
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.02%) Apteco
5 1 (1.02%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) IBM
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Yardi