Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Tester
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 254 303
Rank change year-on-year +1 +49 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 73 99 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.88% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 64 88 105
City of London median annual salary £43,750 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.85% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £93,500 £65,375 £66,250
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +11.76%

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 9680 11204 16347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8762 10214 14209
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 50 (68.49%) Test Automation
2 32 (43.84%) Selenium
3 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (36.99%) Java
4 27 (36.99%) Manual Testing
5 24 (32.88%) Finance
6 23 (31.51%) QA
7 21 (28.77%) WebDriver
8 19 (26.03%) Software Testing
9 16 (21.92%) Python
10 15 (20.55%) SQL
10 15 (20.55%) ISTQB
11 14 (19.18%) Test Scripting
11 14 (19.18%) Ruby
12 13 (17.81%) API Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Gatling
13 11 (15.07%) Cucumber
13 11 (15.07%) Scrum
13 11 (15.07%) Retail
13 11 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Degree
14 10 (13.70%) C#
14 10 (13.70%) JIRA
15 9 (12.33%) Web Development
15 9 (12.33%) C++
15 9 (12.33%) JMeter
15 9 (12.33%) BDD
15 9 (12.33%) Groovy
15 9 (12.33%) Open Source
15 9 (12.33%) CHECK Team Leader

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 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) SAP ERP
1 2 (2.74%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.37%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DVB
1 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.11%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (43.84%) Selenium
2 21 (28.77%) WebDriver
3 11 (15.07%) Cucumber
3 11 (15.07%) Gatling
4 10 (13.70%) JIRA
5 9 (12.33%) JMeter
6 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.48%) CMake
7 4 (5.48%) Maven
7 4 (5.48%) MSBuild
7 4 (5.48%) NuGet
8 3 (4.11%) Burp Suite
8 3 (4.11%) Metasploit
8 3 (4.11%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.74%) Hudson
9 2 (2.74%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.74%) NUnit
9 2 (2.74%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.74%) Subversion
10 1 (1.37%) FitNesse
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
1 8 (10.96%) HTML
2 6 (8.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (6.85%) Grails
3 5 (6.85%) Web Services
4 4 (5.48%) D-Bus
4 4 (5.48%) RESTful
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (2.74%) JSON
5 2 (2.74%) SOAP
5 2 (2.74%) XML
6 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Fintech
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) BBC
3 4 (5.48%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.48%) IPTV
3 4 (5.48%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) STB
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Equities
5 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Linux
1 8 (10.96%) Unix
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (68.49%) Test Automation
2 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.99%) Manual Testing
4 19 (26.03%) Software Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Test Scripting
6 13 (17.81%) API Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Scrum
8 9 (12.33%) BDD
8 9 (12.33%) Open Source
8 9 (12.33%) Web Development
9 8 (10.96%) CRM
9 8 (10.96%) SDLC
9 8 (10.96%) Test Strategy
10 7 (9.59%) Functional Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.22%) TDD
12 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.85%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) Java
2 16 (21.92%) Python
3 15 (20.55%) SQL
4 14 (19.18%) Ruby
5 10 (13.70%) C#
6 9 (12.33%) C++
6 9 (12.33%) Groovy
7 8 (10.96%) Scala
8 7 (9.59%) Perl
9 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
10 5 (6.85%) C
10 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.11%) PHP
12 2 (2.74%) Clojure
13 1 (1.37%) Lua
13 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) ISTQB
2 11 (15.07%) Degree
3 9 (12.33%) CHECK Team Leader
4 5 (6.85%) CREST Certified
4 5 (6.85%) OSCP
5 4 (5.48%) OSCE
6 3 (4.11%) GPEN
6 3 (4.11%) GXPN
6 3 (4.11%) Master's Degree
6 3 (4.11%) SANS
7 2 (2.74%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.74%) ISEB
7 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.37%) CEH
8 1 (1.37%) CISSP
8 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.37%) PhD
8 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Nessus
1 3 (4.11%) Nmap
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Siebel
3 5 (6.85%) Informatica
4 4 (5.48%) Arqiva
4 4 (5.48%) BT
5 2 (2.74%) Birst
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) Workday
6 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.37%) Reuters
6 1 (1.37%) TOWER Software