Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Tester was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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

Tester
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 463 270 409
Rank change year-on-year -193 +139 -109
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 279 251 353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.55% 1.06% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.14% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 203 229 309
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £71,250 £66,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.94% -5.56%

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 46,050 22,043 48,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.03% 93.39% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,089 18,689 39,578
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in London

Tester
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Tester in London.

Salary trend for Tester in London

Tester
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Tester in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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 -32 64 £65,000 +8.33% 12
West London - 24 £61,250 - 9
South London -16 11 £42,500 -32.00% 4
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 189 (67.74%) Test Automation
2 126 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (38.71%) QA
4 93 (33.33%) Java
5 89 (31.90%) Selenium
6 62 (22.22%) API Testing
7 58 (20.79%) Software Testing
7 58 (20.79%) Scrum
8 53 (19.00%) Test Strategy
9 52 (18.64%) Finance
10 51 (18.28%) C#
11 50 (17.92%) SQL
12 49 (17.56%) Social Skills
13 48 (17.20%) Python
13 48 (17.20%) JIRA
14 47 (16.85%) Cucumber
15 43 (15.41%) BDD
16 42 (15.05%) Manual Testing
16 42 (15.05%) DevOps
17 40 (14.34%) Penetration Testing
17 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
18 39 (13.98%) WebDriver
19 38 (13.62%) Fintech
20 37 (13.26%) Performance Testing
21 35 (12.54%) Mentoring
22 34 (12.19%) JMeter
22 34 (12.19%) Security Testing
23 33 (11.83%) Jenkins
24 31 (11.11%) SDLC
24 31 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing

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 15 (5.38%) Confluence
2 3 (1.08%) IIS
2 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) Kentico
3 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.36%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.11%) Azure
2 30 (10.75%) AWS
3 12 (4.30%) SaaS
4 11 (3.94%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (2.15%) BrowserStack
6 5 (1.79%) Bitrise
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.43%) GitHub
7 4 (1.43%) Serverless
7 4 (1.43%) Slack
8 3 (1.08%) Azure Logic Apps
8 3 (1.08%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (1.08%) PaaS
8 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Pipelines
10 1 (0.36%) GCP
10 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.02%) Broadband
2 9 (3.23%) Firewall
3 6 (2.15%) Wireless
4 4 (1.43%) HTTP
5 3 (1.08%) VoIP
6 2 (0.72%) Network Security
6 2 (0.72%) SMTP
6 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.72%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.36%) DNS
7 1 (0.36%) IPv6
7 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.72%) Power BI
4 1 (0.36%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (31.90%) Selenium
2 48 (17.20%) JIRA
3 47 (16.85%) Cucumber
4 39 (13.98%) WebDriver
5 34 (12.19%) JMeter
6 33 (11.83%) Jenkins
7 24 (8.60%) Git (software)
7 24 (8.60%) Postman
8 23 (8.24%) LoadRunner
8 23 (8.24%) REST Assured
9 22 (7.89%) SpecFlow
10 21 (7.53%) Cypress.io
11 16 (5.73%) JUnit
11 16 (5.73%) TestNG
12 15 (5.38%) Appium
13 13 (4.66%) Gradle
14 12 (4.30%) Burp Suite
14 12 (4.30%) Maven
15 10 (3.58%) GitLab
16 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (18.64%) Finance
2 49 (17.56%) Social Skills
3 29 (10.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 18 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.09%) Banking
6 13 (4.66%) Retail
7 10 (3.58%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.51%) Marketing
9 5 (1.79%) Legal
9 5 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.08%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Back Office
12 2 (0.72%) Law
12 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.32%) .NET
1 26 (9.32%) REST
2 19 (6.81%) Gherkin
3 17 (6.09%) SOAP
4 11 (3.94%) Web Services
5 10 (3.58%) RESTful
6 8 (2.87%) JSON
6 8 (2.87%) XML
7 6 (2.15%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.15%) WireMock
8 5 (1.79%) Node.js
9 4 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.43%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (1.43%) Flutter
10 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.08%) Swagger
11 2 (0.72%) HTML
11 2 (0.72%) Middleware
11 2 (0.72%) OAuth
11 2 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.75%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.38%) Social Media
3 10 (3.58%) Over-the-Top Content
3 10 (3.58%) User Experience
4 6 (2.15%) Analytical Mindset
4 6 (2.15%) Cyberattack
4 6 (2.15%) Derivative
4 6 (2.15%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (1.43%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (1.08%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.36%) Equities
9 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) STB
9 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.09%) Windows
2 15 (5.38%) Linux
3 13 (4.66%) Android
4 11 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.79%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (67.74%) Test Automation
2 126 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.22%) API Testing
4 58 (20.79%) Scrum
4 58 (20.79%) Software Testing
5 53 (19.00%) Test Strategy
6 43 (15.41%) BDD
7 42 (15.05%) DevOps
7 42 (15.05%) Manual Testing
8 40 (14.34%) Penetration Testing
9 38 (13.62%) Fintech
10 37 (13.26%) Performance Testing
11 35 (12.54%) Mentoring
12 34 (12.19%) Security Testing
13 31 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
13 31 (11.11%) SDLC
13 31 (11.11%) Test Scripting
14 30 (10.75%) Regression Testing
15 28 (10.04%) SDET
16 27 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 93 (33.33%) Java
2 51 (18.28%) C#
3 50 (17.92%) SQL
4 48 (17.20%) Python
5 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.58%) Ruby
7 8 (2.87%) C
7 8 (2.87%) Go
8 5 (1.79%) C++
8 5 (1.79%) Kotlin
9 4 (1.43%) Perl
9 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.72%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) Bash
11 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.36%) Scala
11 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.02%) CREST Certified
2 13 (4.66%) OSCP
2 13 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.94%) Degree
3 11 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.15%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.15%) SANS
5 5 (1.79%) CEH
6 4 (1.43%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.08%) CCNA
7 3 (1.08%) CHECK Team Leader
7 3 (1.08%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.08%) CISSP
7 3 (1.08%) Cyber Scheme
7 3 (1.08%) GPEN
7 3 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.72%) CCNP
8 2 (0.72%) ISEB
8 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (38.71%) QA
2 22 (7.89%) Accessibility
3 14 (5.02%) NIST
4 7 (2.51%) NIST 800
5 6 (2.15%) WCAG
6 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (1.08%) GDPR
9 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.72%) NCSC
10 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.36%) GRC
10 1 (0.36%) PSD2
10 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.36%) SEPA
10 1 (0.36%) SLA
10 1 (0.36%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (2.51%) Docker
2 5 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.51%) Nessus
2 5 (1.79%) Nmap
3 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.36%) Control-M
5 1 (0.36%) John the Ripper
5 1 (0.36%) Kibana
5 1 (0.36%) logstash
5 1 (0.36%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (7.53%) Oracle
2 19 (6.81%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.30%) Cognizant
4 7 (2.51%) Qualys
5 5 (1.79%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.43%) HP
6 4 (1.43%) New Relic
6 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.43%) Veracode
7 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.72%) Splunk
8 1 (0.36%) Apple
8 1 (0.36%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.36%) IBM
8 1 (0.36%) Informatica
8 1 (0.36%) SAP
8 1 (0.36%) Telerik