Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 783 767
Rank change year-on-year +49 -16 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 106 67 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.088% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.092% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 96 54 137
London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -3.41%
10th Percentile £24,125 £31,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £54,625 £58,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +36 32 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West London +18 13 £25,000 -56.52% 1
South London - 7 £35,000 - 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 92 (86.79%) Test Automation
2 73 (68.87%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (54.72%) Software Testing
4 46 (43.40%) Selenium
5 39 (36.79%) QA
6 36 (33.96%) Java
7 33 (31.13%) Scrum
8 31 (29.25%) Manual Testing
9 29 (27.36%) SQL
10 28 (26.42%) C#
11 26 (24.53%) WebDriver
12 25 (23.58%) JIRA
13 23 (21.70%) Groovy
14 22 (20.75%) Finance
15 21 (19.81%) Cucumber
16 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
16 19 (17.92%) JMeter
16 19 (17.92%) API Testing
17 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
17 18 (16.98%) BDD
18 17 (16.04%) Functional Testing
19 15 (14.15%) Regression Testing
19 15 (14.15%) HTML
19 15 (14.15%) Web Services
19 15 (14.15%) Performance Testing
19 15 (14.15%) Test Strategy
20 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
20 14 (13.21%) XML
20 14 (13.21%) Windows
20 14 (13.21%) TDD

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 6 (5.66%) Confluence
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.43%) SaaS
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) RTP
2 1 (0.94%) VoIP
2 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) Big Data
2 3 (2.83%) Blockchain
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 46 (43.40%) Selenium
2 26 (24.53%) WebDriver
3 25 (23.58%) JIRA
4 21 (19.81%) Cucumber
5 19 (17.92%) JMeter
6 13 (12.26%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.43%) Gatling
8 9 (8.49%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.60%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.60%) Maven
10 6 (5.66%) Geb
10 6 (5.66%) Subversion
11 5 (4.72%) Robot Framework
11 5 (4.72%) TestRail
12 4 (3.77%) CMake
12 4 (3.77%) IntelliJ
12 4 (3.77%) JBehave
12 4 (3.77%) MSBuild
12 4 (3.77%) NuGet
12 4 (3.77%) PHPUnit
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Retail
4 5 (4.72%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.72%) Marketing
5 4 (3.77%) Legal
6 3 (2.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) HTML
1 15 (14.15%) Web Services
2 14 (13.21%) XML
3 13 (12.26%) .NET
4 9 (8.49%) SOAP
5 7 (6.60%) REST
6 6 (5.66%) Grails
6 6 (5.66%) RESTful
6 6 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.72%) WSDL
8 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.83%) CSS
9 3 (2.83%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.83%) JSON
10 1 (0.94%) Ajax
10 1 (0.94%) Behat
10 1 (0.94%) HTML5
10 1 (0.94%) Kafka
10 1 (0.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.55%) User Experience
3 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.72%) Fintech
5 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.89%) iPad
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.94%) HoloLens
7 1 (0.94%) HTC Vive
7 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.94%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Unix
3 8 (7.55%) Linux
4 4 (3.77%) Debian
5 2 (1.89%) Android
5 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (86.79%) Test Automation
2 73 (68.87%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (54.72%) Software Testing
4 33 (31.13%) Scrum
5 31 (29.25%) Manual Testing
6 19 (17.92%) API Testing
6 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
7 18 (16.98%) BDD
8 17 (16.04%) Functional Testing
9 15 (14.15%) Performance Testing
9 15 (14.15%) Regression Testing
9 15 (14.15%) Test Strategy
10 14 (13.21%) TDD
10 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
11 12 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.43%) DevOps
13 10 (9.43%) SDLC
14 9 (8.49%) Scenario Testing
14 9 (8.49%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.96%) Java
2 29 (27.36%) SQL
3 28 (26.42%) C#
4 23 (21.70%) Groovy
5 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.32%) Python
7 9 (8.49%) Ruby
8 8 (7.55%) C++
8 8 (7.55%) Scala
9 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.83%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.89%) C
11 2 (1.89%) Clojure
11 2 (1.89%) Perl
11 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.89%) VB
11 2 (1.89%) VBScript
12 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Degree
2 10 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.49%) ISEB
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (36.79%) QA
2 7 (6.60%) ISO 20022
2 7 (6.60%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Xen
2 2 (1.89%) Docker
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Ambari
2 1 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.72%) Informatica
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle
2 5 (4.72%) Siebel
3 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.94%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.94%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.94%) VMware