The median annual salary for a Tester was £52,500 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.

Tester
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 271 278
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 395 470 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.17% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.22% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 342 415 454
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in London

Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Tester in London

Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in London

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 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
City of London +20 42 £57,500 +15.00% 12
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
Hammersmith -20 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Wembley - 2 £23,750 -
Croydon - 1 - - 2
Westminster - 1 £47,500 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 529 (71.01%) Test Automation
2 455 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
3 434 (58.26%) QA
4 351 (47.11%) Selenium
5 276 (37.05%) Java
6 203 (27.25%) Cucumber
7 185 (24.83%) SQL
8 177 (23.76%) BDD
9 171 (22.95%) WebDriver
10 152 (20.40%) Finance
11 140 (18.79%) C#
12 138 (18.52%) TDD
13 134 (17.99%) Scrum
14 124 (16.64%) Test Scripting
15 122 (16.38%) Ruby
16 115 (15.44%) JIRA
17 113 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
18 112 (15.03%) Manual Testing
19 110 (14.77%) Linux
19 110 (14.77%) E-Commerce
20 105 (14.09%) Software Testing
21 104 (13.96%) Penetration Testing
22 101 (13.56%) Python
23 94 (12.62%) Unix
24 89 (11.95%) Security Cleared
25 88 (11.81%) Performance Testing
26 87 (11.68%) JavaScript
26 87 (11.68%) QA Automation
27 78 (10.47%) Jenkins
27 78 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery

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 22 (2.95%) Confluence
2 19 (2.55%) CMS
3 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (0.94%) IIS
3 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.70%) SaaS
2 34 (4.56%) GitHub
2 34 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.94%) BrowserStack
5 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.70%) HTTP
2 17 (2.28%) Internet
3 14 (1.88%) Network Security
4 9 (1.21%) Firewall
4 9 (1.21%) Wireless
5 3 (0.40%) VoIP
5 3 (0.40%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.31%) Big Data
2 46 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.37%) MySQL
4 25 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (2.15%) HBase
8 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.94%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (0.54%) Power BI
12 4 (0.54%) Redis
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 351 (47.11%) Selenium
2 203 (27.25%) Cucumber
3 171 (22.95%) WebDriver
4 115 (15.44%) JIRA
5 78 (10.47%) Jenkins
6 69 (9.26%) Appium
7 61 (8.19%) Git (software)
8 60 (8.05%) JMeter
9 57 (7.65%) Calabash
10 51 (6.85%) HP UFT
11 49 (6.58%) JUnit
12 43 (5.77%) SoapUI
13 40 (5.37%) SpecFlow
14 21 (2.82%) TeamCity
15 19 (2.55%) Protractor
16 18 (2.42%) Capybara
16 18 (2.42%) FitNesse
16 18 (2.42%) Visual Studio
17 17 (2.28%) Eclipse
17 17 (2.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 152 (20.40%) Finance
2 70 (9.40%) Banking
3 40 (5.37%) Investment Banking
4 28 (3.76%) Retail
5 20 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.74%) Games
8 9 (1.21%) Law
8 9 (1.21%) Publishing
9 8 (1.07%) Back Office
10 7 (0.94%) Legal
11 4 (0.54%) Marketing
12 3 (0.40%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Front Office
13 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.72%) Web Services
2 57 (7.65%) .NET
3 44 (5.91%) RESTful
4 40 (5.37%) REST
5 37 (4.97%) XML
6 34 (4.56%) Gherkin
7 33 (4.43%) SOAP
8 30 (4.03%) HTML
9 20 (2.68%) CSS
10 18 (2.42%) React
10 18 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (2.28%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.15%) JSON
13 11 (1.48%) Node.js
14 10 (1.34%) Apache Flex
15 7 (0.94%) HTML5
16 6 (0.81%) jQuery
16 6 (0.81%) React Native
16 6 (0.81%) Underscore.js
16 6 (0.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.98%) Fintech
2 37 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.97%) Mobile App
3 33 (4.43%) SCADA
4 30 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 27 (3.62%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.22%) Client/Server
6 24 (3.22%) Equities
6 24 (3.22%) Fixed Income
7 23 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.42%) User Experience
9 12 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (1.21%) CESG
11 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.07%) Cybercrime
12 8 (1.07%) Derivative
13 7 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (14.77%) Linux
2 94 (12.62%) Unix
3 77 (10.34%) Windows
4 51 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 49 (6.58%) Android
6 7 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.40%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (71.01%) Test Automation
2 455 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (23.76%) BDD
4 138 (18.52%) TDD
5 134 (17.99%) Scrum
6 124 (16.64%) Test Scripting
7 113 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (15.03%) Manual Testing
9 110 (14.77%) E-Commerce
10 105 (14.09%) Software Testing
11 104 (13.96%) Penetration Testing
12 88 (11.81%) Performance Testing
13 87 (11.68%) QA Automation
14 78 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 69 (9.26%) Information Security
16 58 (7.79%) Mentoring
17 57 (7.65%) Regression Testing
18 55 (7.38%) Security Testing
19 53 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
20 49 (6.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 276 (37.05%) Java
2 185 (24.83%) SQL
3 140 (18.79%) C#
4 122 (16.38%) Ruby
5 101 (13.56%) Python
6 87 (11.68%) JavaScript
7 24 (3.22%) Groovy
8 19 (2.55%) C
8 19 (2.55%) Perl
9 16 (2.15%) PHP
10 14 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.74%) C++
12 10 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.81%) VBScript
14 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.54%) VB
15 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 89 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 64 (8.59%) Degree
3 62 (8.32%) ISTQB
4 56 (7.52%) ISEB
5 39 (5.23%) CREST Certified
6 35 (4.70%) OSCP
7 32 (4.30%) CHECK Team Leader
7 32 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 28 (3.76%) CHECK Team Member
9 21 (2.82%) DV Cleared
10 19 (2.55%) CISSP
11 18 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (2.28%) OSCE
13 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.94%) CEH
15 6 (0.81%) GPEN
16 4 (0.54%) CISA
16 4 (0.54%) CISM
16 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
17 3 (0.40%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (58.26%) QA
2 10 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.54%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.07%) Puppet
3 6 (0.81%) logstash
4 4 (0.54%) Grafana
4 4 (0.54%) Nessus
4 4 (0.54%) StatsD
5 3 (0.40%) Ansible
5 3 (0.40%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.40%) Nmap
5 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.40%) Rancher
5 3 (0.40%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.50%) Oracle
3 30 (4.03%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.01%) HP
5 9 (1.21%) Borland
6 8 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.94%) TOWER Software
8 6 (0.81%) SAP
8 6 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.67%) Splunk
10 3 (0.40%) Tableau
11 2 (0.27%) CA
11 2 (0.27%) Google
11 2 (0.27%) Informatica
11 2 (0.27%) New Relic
11 2 (0.27%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.13%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.13%) Citrix
12 1 (0.13%) Clearswift
12 1 (0.13%) Dynatrace
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, LIfe, ETC
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 65,000k base, bonus + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 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
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago