The median annual salary for a Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 205 220
Rank change year-on-year +31 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 49 63 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 0.88% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.92% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 43 46 90
Median salary £55,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,000 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4931 6867 9910
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.84% 95.64% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 6136 8443
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,780 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.00%) QA
3 46 (46.00%) Selenium
3 46 (46.00%) SQL
4 29 (29.00%) Finance
5 28 (28.00%) ISEB
6 26 (26.00%) Test Automation
7 25 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 24 (24.00%) Oracle
9 22 (22.00%) Java
9 22 (22.00%) Automated Testing
9 22 (22.00%) WebDriver
9 22 (22.00%) Software Testing
10 21 (21.00%) Test Management
11 19 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (19.00%) ISTQB
12 18 (18.00%) JIRA
12 18 (18.00%) Test Scripting
12 18 (18.00%) BDD
12 18 (18.00%) Linux
12 18 (18.00%) Ruby
13 17 (17.00%) Relational Database
14 16 (16.00%) Jenkins
14 16 (16.00%) TDD
14 16 (16.00%) Management Information System
14 16 (16.00%) XML
15 15 (15.00%) SOAP
15 15 (15.00%) CRM
15 15 (15.00%) C#
16 14 (14.00%) Windows

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 6 (6.00%) CMS
2 5 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (5.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (13.00%) MS Office
2 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.00%) MS Project
2 9 (9.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) HTTP
2 4 (4.00%) SSL
3 3 (3.00%) Internet
3 3 (3.00%) Wireless
4 2 (2.00%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.00%) Firewall
5 1 (1.00%) Intranet
5 1 (1.00%) Network Security
5 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.00%) Big Data
6 5 (5.00%) Power BI
7 3 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.00%) KDB
8 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (46.00%) Selenium
2 25 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 22 (22.00%) WebDriver
4 18 (18.00%) JIRA
5 16 (16.00%) Jenkins
6 14 (14.00%) Capybara
7 12 (12.00%) SoapUI
8 9 (9.00%) Subversion
8 9 (9.00%) WATIR
9 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (8.00%) JMeter
10 7 (7.00%) HP UFT
11 6 (6.00%) Appium
11 6 (6.00%) Calabash
11 6 (6.00%) Protractor
11 6 (6.00%) SilkPerformer
11 6 (6.00%) SilkTest
11 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio
12 5 (5.00%) Hudson
12 5 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 29 (29.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Law
3 3 (3.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) XML
2 15 (15.00%) SOAP
3 10 (10.00%) HTML
4 7 (7.00%) .NET
5 4 (4.00%) Ajax
5 4 (4.00%) CSS
5 4 (4.00%) REST
6 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.00%) React
6 3 (3.00%) RESTful
7 2 (2.00%) J2EE
7 2 (2.00%) JNI
8 1 (1.00%) HTML5
8 1 (1.00%) Node.js
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.00%) CESG
7 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.00%) iPad
7 1 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.00%) User Experience
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.00%) Linux
2 14 (14.00%) Windows
3 8 (8.00%) Android
4 6 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.00%) Unix
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) Test Automation
3 22 (22.00%) Automated Testing
3 22 (22.00%) Software Testing
4 21 (21.00%) Test Management
5 19 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (18.00%) BDD
6 18 (18.00%) Test Scripting
7 16 (16.00%) TDD
8 15 (15.00%) CRM
9 14 (14.00%) Automation Testing
9 14 (14.00%) Defect Management
9 14 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
10 13 (13.00%) Scrum
11 11 (11.00%) QA Automation
11 11 (11.00%) Test Strategy
11 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
12 9 (9.00%) Web Testing
13 8 (8.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.00%) SQL
2 22 (22.00%) Java
3 18 (18.00%) Ruby
4 15 (15.00%) C#
5 9 (9.00%) Python
6 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.00%) PHP
9 2 (2.00%) C
9 2 (2.00%) C++
9 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.00%) Perl
10 1 (1.00%) Groovy
10 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (28.00%) ISEB
2 19 (19.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) CHECK Team Leader
5 5 (5.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (5.00%) CREST Certified
6 4 (4.00%) Degree
7 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.00%) OSCP
8 2 (2.00%) CISA
8 2 (2.00%) CISSP
8 2 (2.00%) SANS
9 1 (1.00%) CEH
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.00%) CISM
9 1 (1.00%) Cyber Scheme
9 1 (1.00%) GIAC
9 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (49.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Ansible
2 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.00%) Puppet
2 2 (2.00%) Rancher
3 1 (1.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Oracle
2 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.00%) HP
3 9 (9.00%) Siebel
3 9 (9.00%) Sun
4 6 (6.00%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.00%) Borland
5 5 (5.00%) Sitecore
6 4 (4.00%) Tableau
7 3 (3.00%) Clearswift
7 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.00%) TOWER Software
8 2 (2.00%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago