The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / London
Rank 275 281 298
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 360 485 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.07% 1.16% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.20% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 309 427 371
Median salary £50,500 £52,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.80% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 32183 40271 40502
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.11% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 27204 34741 34018
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +41 50 £55,000 +15.78% 12
Chiswick - 13 £52,500 -
Hammersmith -1 11 £45,000 -18.18% 1
West End of London - 4 £45,000 - 3
Ealing +18 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Beckenham - 1 £40,000 -
Croydon - 1 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £32,500 -
Wembley - 1 £30,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £55,000 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 451 (61.61%) QA
2 435 (59.43%) Agile Software Development
3 408 (55.74%) Selenium
4 269 (36.75%) Java
5 226 (30.87%) Test Automation
6 224 (30.60%) Cucumber
7 191 (26.09%) BDD
8 175 (23.91%) WebDriver
9 165 (22.54%) SQL
10 160 (21.86%) Finance
11 156 (21.31%) C#
12 146 (19.95%) TDD
13 133 (18.17%) Automated Testing
14 130 (17.76%) Ruby
15 127 (17.35%) Scrum
15 127 (17.35%) Linux
16 126 (17.21%) Python
17 125 (17.08%) Automation Testing
18 121 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
19 120 (16.39%) Software Testing
20 119 (16.26%) Manual Testing
21 116 (15.85%) Unix
22 108 (14.75%) E-Commerce
23 105 (14.34%) QA Automation
24 98 (13.39%) JIRA
25 97 (13.25%) Test Scripting
26 87 (11.89%) JavaScript
27 83 (11.34%) Windows
28 82 (11.20%) ISEB
29 78 (10.66%) JUnit

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 25 (3.42%) Confluence
2 10 (1.37%) CMS
3 7 (0.96%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.82%) IIS
4 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.96%) MS Office
3 16 (2.19%) MS Project
3 16 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.41%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.05%) SaaS
2 17 (2.32%) GitHub
2 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) Heroku
5 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.10%) HTTP
2 18 (2.46%) Internet
3 9 (1.23%) Network Security
3 9 (1.23%) Wireless
4 8 (1.09%) Firewall
5 5 (0.68%) SSL
6 3 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.41%) Wireless Security
7 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.14%) Intranet
8 1 (0.14%) Multicast
8 1 (0.14%) RTSP
8 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.74%) Relational Database
2 44 (6.01%) Big Data
3 38 (5.19%) MySQL
4 36 (4.92%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.28%) SQL Server
6 23 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 23 (3.14%) HBase
7 16 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 15 (2.05%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.78%) Redis
10 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.55%) Power BI
11 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.27%) Snowflake Schema
12 2 (0.27%) Star Schema
13 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 408 (55.74%) Selenium
2 224 (30.60%) Cucumber
3 175 (23.91%) WebDriver
4 98 (13.39%) JIRA
5 78 (10.66%) JUnit
6 75 (10.25%) JMeter
7 67 (9.15%) SpecFlow
8 66 (9.02%) Jenkins
9 64 (8.74%) SoapUI
10 61 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 55 (7.51%) Appium
12 48 (6.56%) Calabash
13 39 (5.33%) HP UFT
14 30 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (3.42%) Capybara
16 23 (3.14%) Hamcrest
16 23 (3.14%) jMock
17 21 (2.87%) FitNesse
17 21 (2.87%) Hudson
18 20 (2.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 160 (21.86%) Finance
2 46 (6.28%) Banking
3 28 (3.83%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.05%) Games
6 11 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.50%) Retail
7 9 (1.23%) Law
7 9 (1.23%) Publishing
8 8 (1.09%) Front Office
8 8 (1.09%) Legal
9 7 (0.96%) Marketing
10 5 (0.68%) Back Office
11 4 (0.55%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Electronics
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (9.29%) Web Services
2 62 (8.47%) XML
3 60 (8.20%) RESTful
4 55 (7.51%) SOAP
5 52 (7.10%) REST
6 45 (6.15%) .NET
7 35 (4.78%) HTML
8 28 (3.83%) Gherkin
8 28 (3.83%) Ruby on Rails
9 20 (2.73%) CSS
10 18 (2.46%) JSON
11 13 (1.78%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (1.78%) JSON Schema
11 13 (1.78%) JSON-LD
12 10 (1.37%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.96%) Ajax
13 7 (0.96%) HTML5
13 7 (0.96%) Node.js
13 7 (0.96%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.65%) Fintech
2 49 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 28 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.28%) User Experience
6 23 (3.14%) Mobile Payment
7 20 (2.73%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.91%) Equities
10 14 (1.91%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.23%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.23%) SCADA
13 8 (1.09%) CESG
14 7 (0.96%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.82%) Derivative
15 6 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.68%) SWIFT
17 4 (0.55%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 127 (17.35%) Linux
2 116 (15.85%) Unix
3 83 (11.34%) Windows
4 42 (5.74%) Android
5 38 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.19%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (59.43%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (30.87%) Test Automation
3 191 (26.09%) BDD
4 146 (19.95%) TDD
5 133 (18.17%) Automated Testing
6 127 (17.35%) Scrum
7 125 (17.08%) Automation Testing
8 121 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
9 120 (16.39%) Software Testing
10 119 (16.26%) Manual Testing
11 108 (14.75%) E-Commerce
12 105 (14.34%) QA Automation
13 97 (13.25%) Test Scripting
14 74 (10.11%) Kanban
15 72 (9.84%) Regression Testing
16 70 (9.56%) Penetration Testing
17 67 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
18 63 (8.61%) Performance Testing
18 63 (8.61%) Security Testing
19 62 (8.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 269 (36.75%) Java
2 165 (22.54%) SQL
3 156 (21.31%) C#
4 130 (17.76%) Ruby
5 126 (17.21%) Python
6 87 (11.89%) JavaScript
7 30 (4.10%) Groovy
8 26 (3.55%) Bash Shell
9 25 (3.42%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.32%) PHP
11 13 (1.78%) Perl
12 11 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.50%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.37%) C++
14 5 (0.68%) VBScript
15 4 (0.55%) C
15 4 (0.55%) VB
16 3 (0.41%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (11.20%) ISEB
2 69 (9.43%) Degree
3 62 (8.47%) ISTQB
4 50 (6.83%) Security Cleared
5 35 (4.78%) CREST Certified
6 34 (4.64%) SC Cleared
7 32 (4.37%) CHECK Team Leader
8 26 (3.55%) CHECK Team Member
9 17 (2.32%) OSCP
10 11 (1.50%) CEH
11 9 (1.23%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.96%) CISSP
12 7 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.55%) GIAC
13 4 (0.55%) GPEN
13 4 (0.55%) SANS
14 3 (0.41%) Tigerscheme
15 2 (0.27%) CISA
15 2 (0.27%) OSCE
16 1 (0.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (61.61%) QA
2 53 (7.24%) SDET
3 13 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.41%) SEPA
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (1.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.87%) Puppet
3 13 (1.78%) Grafana
3 13 (1.78%) StatsD
4 6 (0.82%) Ansible
4 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.82%) Rancher
5 5 (0.68%) logstash
5 5 (0.68%) Nessus
6 2 (0.27%) Nmap
7 1 (0.14%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (5.74%) Oracle
2 35 (4.78%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.69%) HP
4 16 (2.19%) Siebel
4 16 (2.19%) Sun
5 14 (1.91%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.91%) Splunk
6 13 (1.78%) TOWER Software
7 6 (0.82%) Borland
7 6 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.55%) Google
8 4 (0.55%) SaltStack
8 4 (0.55%) SAP
9 3 (0.41%) BT
9 3 (0.41%) Informatica
9 3 (0.41%) Intel Security
9 3 (0.41%) Tableau
10 2 (0.27%) Clearswift
10 2 (0.27%) Nokia
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + health,pension,travel
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum + pension,health,travel
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago