The median annual salary for a Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Tester
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 214 232
Rank change year-on-year +22 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 42 46 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 0.73% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.76% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 36 41 72
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% -  

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 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the City of London

Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Tester in the City of London

Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 73 (80.22%) Test Automation
2 63 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (53.85%) QA
4 41 (45.05%) Selenium
5 35 (38.46%) SQL
6 27 (29.67%) WebDriver
7 26 (28.57%) Finance
8 24 (26.37%) JIRA
9 22 (24.18%) Cucumber
10 21 (23.08%) TDD
11 20 (21.98%) BDD
12 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
12 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (20.88%) C#
13 18 (19.78%) Java
13 18 (19.78%) ISEB
13 18 (19.78%) Scrum
14 16 (17.58%) Windows
14 16 (17.58%) Linux
15 14 (15.38%) Oracle
15 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
16 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
17 12 (13.19%) Waterfall
17 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
17 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
17 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
18 11 (12.09%) Degree
19 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
19 10 (10.99%) Atlassian

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) BrowserStack
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) Firewall
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) Network Security
2 1 (1.10%) Wireless
2 1 (1.10%) Wireless Security
2 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (3.30%) Big Data
5 3 (3.30%) Power BI
6 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) KDB
7 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (45.05%) Selenium
2 27 (29.67%) WebDriver
3 24 (26.37%) JIRA
4 22 (24.18%) Cucumber
5 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
6 10 (10.99%) Subversion
7 9 (9.89%) SilkPerformer
7 9 (9.89%) SilkTest
8 8 (8.79%) Appium
9 7 (7.69%) JMeter
9 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
10 6 (6.59%) Calabash
10 6 (6.59%) HP UFT
10 6 (6.59%) Protractor
11 5 (5.49%) Eclipse
11 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
11 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.40%) JUnit
12 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
12 4 (4.40%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Banking
2 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Back Office
3 2 (2.20%) Law
4 1 (1.10%) Games
4 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) .NET
2 8 (8.79%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.49%) HTML
4 4 (4.40%) CSS
5 3 (3.30%) React
5 3 (3.30%) Web Services
6 2 (2.20%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) HTML5
7 1 (1.10%) JSON
7 1 (1.10%) Node.js
7 1 (1.10%) Pyramid
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Fintech
5 2 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.10%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.58%) Linux
1 16 (17.58%) Windows
2 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.49%) Unix
4 4 (4.40%) Android
4 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (80.22%) Test Automation
2 63 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.08%) TDD
4 20 (21.98%) BDD
5 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
6 18 (19.78%) Scrum
7 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
8 12 (13.19%) Waterfall
9 10 (10.99%) OO
9 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Test Management
10 8 (8.79%) Web Testing
11 7 (7.69%) CRM
11 7 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.46%) SQL
2 19 (20.88%) C#
3 18 (19.78%) Java
4 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.89%) Python
5 9 (9.89%) Ruby
6 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) Groovy
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) ISEB
2 11 (12.09%) Degree
3 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) OSCP
6 4 (4.40%) CHECK Team Leader
7 3 (3.30%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) CCNA
8 1 (1.10%) CISA
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CISM
8 1 (1.10%) CISSP
8 1 (1.10%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.10%) GIAC
8 1 (1.10%) GPEN
8 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (53.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) Atlassian
4 9 (9.89%) Borland
5 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.20%) Tableau
6 2 (2.20%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.10%) Clearswift
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