The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 590 594
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 25 58 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.069% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 54 79
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% +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 34605 38566 43117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.94% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28096 33532 36409
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Wembley - 2 £23,750 -
City of London +15 1 - - 3
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 50 (86.21%) Test Automation
2 38 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (56.90%) QA
4 27 (46.55%) Scrum
5 20 (34.48%) Selenium
5 20 (34.48%) Cucumber
6 19 (32.76%) SQL
7 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
8 17 (29.31%) Software Testing
9 16 (27.59%) WebDriver
10 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
11 14 (24.14%) TDD
11 14 (24.14%) C#
12 13 (22.41%) .NET
12 13 (22.41%) BDD
12 13 (22.41%) Android
12 13 (22.41%) Apple iOS
13 12 (20.69%) User Stories
13 12 (20.69%) Degree
13 12 (20.69%) FitNesse
13 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (20.69%) JUnit
13 12 (20.69%) Java
13 12 (20.69%) OO
14 10 (17.24%) JIRA
14 10 (17.24%) Test Strategy
14 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
15 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (15.52%) Hudson
15 9 (15.52%) API Testing

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 2 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (34.48%) Cucumber
1 20 (34.48%) Selenium
2 16 (27.59%) WebDriver
3 12 (20.69%) FitNesse
3 12 (20.69%) JUnit
4 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
4 10 (17.24%) JIRA
5 9 (15.52%) Hudson
6 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
7 6 (10.34%) Appium
7 6 (10.34%) Gatling
8 4 (6.90%) HP UFT
8 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.90%) NuGet
8 4 (6.90%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (6.90%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (6.90%) TestNG
8 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.90%) WinRunner
General
1 8 (13.79%) Banking
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Law
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) .NET
2 8 (13.79%) SOAP
3 6 (10.34%) CSS
3 6 (10.34%) HTML
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.90%) Web Services
4 4 (6.90%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.79%) Client/Server
3 7 (12.07%) Mobile App
4 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.90%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.17%) Fintech
6 3 (5.17%) iPad
7 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Android
1 13 (22.41%) Apple iOS
2 8 (13.79%) Unix
3 7 (12.07%) Windows
4 4 (6.90%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (86.21%) Test Automation
2 38 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (46.55%) Scrum
4 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
5 17 (29.31%) Software Testing
6 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
7 14 (24.14%) TDD
8 13 (22.41%) BDD
9 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (20.69%) OO
9 12 (20.69%) User Stories
10 10 (17.24%) Test Strategy
11 9 (15.52%) API Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Stress Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Kanban
12 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (13.79%) System Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
12 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
13 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) C#
3 12 (20.69%) Java
4 9 (15.52%) Groovy
5 8 (13.79%) PHP
5 8 (13.79%) Ruby
6 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.62%) Python
8 4 (6.90%) VB
9 2 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Master's Degree
3 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (56.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Panacea Applications Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £31,000 per annum + benefits, subject to experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago