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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 213 230
Rank change year-on-year +17 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 50 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.69% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.77% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 32 39 87
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.78% -9.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4682 6500 9143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.46% 90.28% 87.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4276 5788 7697
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 £41,000 £41,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 52 (65.00%) QA
2 48 (60.00%) SQL
3 46 (57.50%) Selenium
4 39 (48.75%) Finance
4 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
6 28 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (35.00%) ISEB
7 27 (33.75%) XML
7 27 (33.75%) ISTQB
8 24 (30.00%) Relational Database
9 23 (28.75%) Test Management
10 22 (27.50%) BDD
11 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (25.00%) TDD
12 19 (23.75%) Defect Management
13 18 (22.50%) WebDriver
13 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (22.50%) HP
14 17 (21.25%) Oracle
14 17 (21.25%) MS Office
14 17 (21.25%) Cucumber
15 16 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
15 16 (20.00%) MS Project
15 16 (20.00%) MS Visio
15 16 (20.00%) Sun
15 16 (20.00%) Siebel
16 15 (18.75%) HTML
16 15 (18.75%) Management Information System

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 9 (11.25%) IIS
2 5 (6.25%) CMS
2 5 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) MS Office
2 16 (20.00%) MS Project
2 16 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) HTTP
2 6 (7.50%) Internet
3 5 (6.25%) DHCP
3 5 (6.25%) DNS
3 5 (6.25%) Firewall
3 5 (6.25%) VoIP
4 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 16 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.25%) DB2
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 46 (57.50%) Selenium
2 18 (22.50%) WebDriver
3 17 (21.25%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.25%) SoapUI
5 8 (10.00%) WATIR
6 6 (7.50%) Appium
6 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.50%) JMeter
7 5 (6.25%) Capybara
7 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.00%) HP UFT
8 4 (5.00%) JIRA
8 4 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.75%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.50%) Maven
11 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.25%) Concordion
11 1 (1.25%) JBehave
11 1 (1.25%) NUnit
11 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (48.75%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Advertising
4 5 (6.25%) Turkish Language
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Tester
2 20 (25.00%) Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Lead Tester
3 14 (17.50%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 9 (11.25%) Siebel Tester
6 8 (10.00%) Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.75%) QA Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.50%) QA Leader
8 6 (7.50%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.25%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.25%) Ruby Automation Tester
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (6.25%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.75%) XML
2 15 (18.75%) HTML
3 13 (16.25%) .NET
4 9 (11.25%) Gherkin
5 5 (6.25%) SOAP
6 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.75%) Node.js
6 3 (3.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (3.75%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (3.75%) Web Services
7 2 (2.50%) WinForms
7 2 (2.50%) WPF
8 1 (1.25%) CSS
8 1 (1.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.75%) Animation
4 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.50%) Fintech
5 2 (2.50%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.75%) Android
4 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
3 23 (28.75%) Test Management
4 22 (27.50%) BDD
5 20 (25.00%) TDD
5 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Defect Management
7 18 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (17.50%) CRM
9 13 (16.25%) Scrum
10 10 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 9 (11.25%) Automated Testing
11 9 (11.25%) Automation Testing
11 9 (11.25%) QA Automation
11 9 (11.25%) SDLC
12 8 (10.00%) Coaching
12 8 (10.00%) Test Planning
12 8 (10.00%) Web Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
14 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) C#
3 10 (12.50%) Java
3 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.25%) Ruby
5 2 (2.50%) Perl
5 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) ISEB
2 27 (33.75%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.50%) Degree
4 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (65.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) HP
2 17 (21.25%) Oracle
3 16 (20.00%) Siebel
3 16 (20.00%) Sun
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (6.25%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.75%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.25%) EMC
7 1 (1.25%) Pega
7 1 (1.25%) Reuters
7 1 (1.25%) Sybase
7 1 (1.25%) Teradata
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £52,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, pension, training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: From £10,000 to £75,000 per annum Competitive salary + Commission + be
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
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City, London
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Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
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Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
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