The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Software Tester
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 599 579
Rank change year-on-year +46 -20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 34 52 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 66
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32445 40865 41138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.75% 96.12% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 27449 35261 34593
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in London

Software Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in London

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in London

Software Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +33 4 £32,500 -23.97%
Wembley - 1 £30,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £55,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software 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 London region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (60.00%) QA
3 28 (50.91%) Scrum
4 25 (45.45%) Selenium
5 21 (38.18%) Cucumber
6 19 (34.55%) BDD
7 18 (32.73%) TDD
7 18 (32.73%) WebDriver
7 18 (32.73%) Regression Testing
8 17 (30.91%) SQL
8 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
8 17 (30.91%) Automated Testing
9 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (25.45%) Degree
10 14 (25.45%) C#
10 14 (25.45%) .NET
11 13 (23.64%) Manual Testing
12 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
12 12 (21.82%) Android
12 12 (21.82%) JIRA
12 12 (21.82%) FitNesse
12 12 (21.82%) JUnit
12 12 (21.82%) Java
12 12 (21.82%) Apple iOS
12 12 (21.82%) User Stories
13 11 (20.00%) Automation Testing
13 11 (20.00%) SOAP
13 11 (20.00%) OO
13 11 (20.00%) Finance

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (5.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Multicast
1 1 (1.82%) RTSP
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (45.45%) Selenium
2 21 (38.18%) Cucumber
3 18 (32.73%) WebDriver
4 12 (21.82%) FitNesse
4 12 (21.82%) JIRA
4 12 (21.82%) JUnit
5 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
5 9 (16.36%) SpecFlow
6 8 (14.55%) Hudson
6 8 (14.55%) SoapUI
7 6 (10.91%) Appium
7 6 (10.91%) Gatling
7 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
8 5 (9.09%) Bugzilla
9 4 (7.27%) HP UFT
9 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
9 4 (7.27%) NUnit
9 4 (7.27%) TestNG
9 4 (7.27%) WinRunner
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Front Office
3 2 (3.64%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) .NET
2 11 (20.00%) SOAP
3 7 (12.73%) Web Services
4 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.91%) CSS
4 6 (10.91%) HTML
4 6 (10.91%) XML
5 4 (7.27%) XML Schema
6 3 (5.45%) REST
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.82%) Node.js
8 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (14.55%) Client/Server
1 8 (14.55%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.45%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) iPad
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Android
1 12 (21.82%) Apple iOS
2 10 (18.18%) Windows
3 8 (14.55%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Scrum
3 19 (34.55%) BDD
4 18 (32.73%) Regression Testing
4 18 (32.73%) TDD
5 17 (30.91%) Automated Testing
5 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
6 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 13 (23.64%) Manual Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
8 12 (21.82%) User Stories
9 11 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 11 (20.00%) OO
10 10 (18.18%) Kanban
10 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.36%) API Testing
11 9 (16.36%) Stress Testing
12 8 (14.55%) System Testing
12 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) C#
3 12 (21.82%) Java
4 9 (16.36%) Groovy
5 8 (14.55%) PHP
5 8 (14.55%) Ruby
6 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.27%) Python
7 4 (7.27%) VB
8 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) HP
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