Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 317 378
Rank change year-on-year -100 +61 -69
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 513 758 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 1.00% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.10% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 429 590 613
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,450 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £83,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,875 £38,000
% change year-on-year +2.89% +2.30% +1.33%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69199 68947 80041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.63% 90.62% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 53178 59332 67406
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 £32,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
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 Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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 -7 124 £55,000 +22.22% 11
West London +8 36 £44,500 -11.00% 2
South London -10 10 £35,000 -4.11%
North London +3 5 £42,500 +41.67%
East London -1 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 317 (61.79%) Test Automation
2 296 (57.70%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (46.59%) QA
4 171 (33.33%) Selenium
5 162 (31.58%) Finance
6 144 (28.07%) Java
7 143 (27.88%) SQL
8 123 (23.98%) BDD
9 122 (23.78%) Degree
10 117 (22.81%) Cucumber
11 113 (22.03%) Scrum
12 106 (20.66%) C#
13 105 (20.47%) ISTQB
14 95 (18.52%) JIRA
15 93 (18.13%) Python
16 91 (17.74%) Test Scripting
17 87 (16.96%) ISEB
18 81 (15.79%) Test Strategy
19 80 (15.59%) Jenkins
20 78 (15.20%) User Acceptance Testing
21 73 (14.23%) TDD
22 72 (14.04%) WebDriver
23 71 (13.84%) Computer Science
24 70 (13.65%) SDLC
25 68 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
26 65 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
27 62 (12.09%) Functional Testing
27 62 (12.09%) JavaScript
28 61 (11.89%) Linux
29 60 (11.70%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
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 35 (6.82%) Confluence
2 16 (3.12%) IIS
3 11 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.75%) CMS
5 5 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.19%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Postilion
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) FastStats
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.12%) SaaS
4 13 (2.53%) Slack
5 11 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.75%) G Suite
6 9 (1.75%) GitHub
6 9 (1.75%) Office 365
7 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.58%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.56%) Intranet
2 6 (1.17%) HTTP
3 5 (0.97%) ADSL
3 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.58%) FTP
6 2 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.39%) Internet
7 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.19%) DHCP
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.19%) PBX
7 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.87%) Big Data
3 21 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.12%) MySQL
5 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.97%) QlikView
9 4 (0.78%) HBase
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.78%) SQLite
10 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.58%) Siebel EIM
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 171 (33.33%) Selenium
2 117 (22.81%) Cucumber
3 95 (18.52%) JIRA
4 80 (15.59%) Jenkins
5 72 (14.04%) WebDriver
6 45 (8.77%) SoapUI
7 34 (6.63%) HP UFT
7 34 (6.63%) SpecFlow
8 31 (6.04%) JUnit
9 30 (5.85%) Git (software)
9 30 (5.85%) JMeter
10 20 (3.90%) TestRail
11 18 (3.51%) Appium
12 15 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (2.92%) LoadRunner
12 15 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (2.92%) TeamCity
13 13 (2.53%) Hudson
13 13 (2.53%) Maven
13 13 (2.53%) NUnit
General
1 162 (31.58%) Finance
2 38 (7.41%) Banking
3 26 (5.07%) Retail
4 18 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 18 (3.51%) Legal
5 16 (3.12%) Retail Banking
6 15 (2.92%) Games
7 13 (2.53%) Law
7 13 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.34%) Advertising
8 12 (2.34%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.95%) Marketing
10 9 (1.75%) Front Office
11 6 (1.17%) Back Office
12 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.58%) Billing
13 3 (0.58%) Electronics
13 3 (0.58%) German Language
14 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 131 (25.54%) Analyst
2 120 (23.39%) Tester
3 88 (17.15%) Test Analyst
4 84 (16.37%) Developer
5 60 (11.70%) Software Tester
6 44 (8.58%) QA Engineer
7 36 (7.02%) Automation Tester
7 36 (7.02%) QA Analyst
8 35 (6.82%) Test Engineer
9 33 (6.43%) Consultant
10 30 (5.85%) QA Leader
11 29 (5.65%) Developer in Test
12 28 (5.46%) QA Tester
12 28 (5.46%) Senior Tester
13 27 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
14 26 (5.07%) QA Test Analyst
15 20 (3.90%) Software Developer
16 18 (3.51%) Selenium Tester
16 18 (3.51%) Senior QA Engineer
16 18 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.72%) Web Services
2 53 (10.33%) .NET
3 46 (8.97%) HTML
3 46 (8.97%) RESTful
4 40 (7.80%) XML
5 38 (7.41%) Gherkin
6 26 (5.07%) CSS
7 24 (4.68%) REST
7 24 (4.68%) SOAP
8 19 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 19 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 19 (3.70%) Node.js
9 13 (2.53%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (2.34%) HTML5
11 11 (2.14%) JSON
12 10 (1.95%) Ajax
13 9 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.75%) Spring
14 8 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (1.36%) React
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.84%) Computer Science
2 65 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 25 (4.87%) Fintech
5 17 (3.31%) User Experience
6 16 (3.12%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.53%) Derivative
7 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.14%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.95%) BBC
9 10 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.75%) EPoS
10 9 (1.75%) Equities
10 9 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.75%) Verilog
10 9 (1.75%) VHDL
11 8 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.17%) New Media
14 5 (0.97%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.89%) Linux
2 46 (8.97%) Windows
3 31 (6.04%) Unix
4 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.78%) Debian
5 4 (0.78%) Fedora
6 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.39%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (61.79%) Test Automation
2 296 (57.70%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (23.98%) BDD
4 113 (22.03%) Scrum
5 91 (17.74%) Test Scripting
6 81 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 78 (15.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 73 (14.23%) TDD
9 70 (13.65%) SDLC
10 68 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (12.09%) Functional Testing
12 60 (11.70%) Manual Testing
13 59 (11.50%) Regression Testing
14 58 (11.31%) Scenario Testing
15 55 (10.72%) Performance Testing
16 53 (10.33%) DevOps
17 45 (8.77%) Integration Testing
18 42 (8.19%) Non-Functional Testing
18 42 (8.19%) Unit Testing
19 37 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 144 (28.07%) Java
2 143 (27.88%) SQL
3 106 (20.66%) C#
4 93 (18.13%) Python
5 62 (12.09%) JavaScript
6 56 (10.92%) C++
7 30 (5.85%) Ruby
8 27 (5.26%) Scala
9 26 (5.07%) PHP
10 25 (4.87%) C
11 24 (4.68%) Bash Shell
12 23 (4.48%) Perl
13 18 (3.51%) Groovy
14 11 (2.14%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.14%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.95%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.17%) VBA
17 6 (1.17%) VBScript
18 4 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (23.78%) Degree
2 105 (20.47%) ISTQB
3 87 (16.96%) ISEB
4 41 (7.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.95%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.75%) PhD
8 6 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.58%) Siebel Certification
11 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.39%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (46.59%) QA
2 7 (1.36%) ISO 20022
2 7 (1.36%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.78%) SLA
4 3 (0.58%) MiFID
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) SEPA
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
System Software
1 22 (4.29%) Docker
2 4 (0.78%) Xen
3 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (3.90%) Puppet
2 19 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (3.12%) Ansible
5 11 (2.14%) Marathon
5 11 (2.14%) Mesos
6 7 (1.36%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.78%) Rancher
8 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.39%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Ambari
10 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 54 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.65%) Oracle
3 26 (5.07%) HP
4 16 (3.12%) Google
5 12 (2.34%) Siebel
6 11 (2.14%) Telerik
7 10 (1.95%) BT
8 9 (1.75%) Cognizant
8 9 (1.75%) SAP
9 7 (1.36%) IBM
10 6 (1.17%) Capita
10 6 (1.17%) Charles River
10 6 (1.17%) McAfee
11 5 (0.97%) Informatica
11 5 (0.97%) Ingenico
11 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.97%) VeriFone
12 4 (0.78%) Adobe
12 4 (0.78%) Arqiva
12 4 (0.78%) CA Agile Central