Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 311 312
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 821 787 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.09% 1.04% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.08% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 731 665 876
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,125
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £68,375
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 -13 107 £47,500 +5.56% 16
West London +16 74 £57,500 +4.55% 8
South London +15 22 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East London -1 4 £60,000 +50.00% 2
North London +10 3 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 596 (72.59%) Test Automation
2 471 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (47.99%) QA
4 392 (47.75%) Selenium
5 295 (35.93%) Java
6 244 (29.72%) Cucumber
7 217 (26.43%) SQL
8 212 (25.82%) Finance
9 208 (25.33%) BDD
10 195 (23.75%) WebDriver
11 182 (22.17%) Scrum
12 170 (20.71%) C#
13 140 (17.05%) Jenkins
14 127 (15.47%) Manual Testing
14 127 (15.47%) JIRA
15 117 (14.25%) TDD
15 117 (14.25%) JavaScript
15 117 (14.25%) Python
16 115 (14.01%) Software Testing
17 112 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
18 111 (13.52%) Test Scripting
18 111 (13.52%) Ruby
19 109 (13.28%) Penetration Testing
20 102 (12.42%) Linux
21 100 (12.18%) Git (software)
22 97 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
23 94 (11.45%) Regression Testing
24 93 (11.33%) Scenario Testing
25 87 (10.60%) Unix
26 81 (9.87%) API 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 35 (4.26%) Confluence
2 18 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.83%) CMS
4 12 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.37%) IIS
7 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.24%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.12%) nginx
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.24%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.38%) GitHub
2 30 (3.65%) SaaS
3 28 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.37%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.24%) PaaS
8 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.12%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.97%) HTTP
2 25 (3.05%) Internet
2 25 (3.05%) Wireless
3 15 (1.83%) Firewall
4 13 (1.58%) Network Security
5 9 (1.10%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.85%) VoIP
7 6 (0.73%) DNS
7 6 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.61%) LAN
8 5 (0.61%) WAN
9 4 (0.49%) DVB
9 4 (0.49%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.37%) VSAT
11 2 (0.24%) DHCP
12 1 (0.12%) Intranet
12 1 (0.12%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.70%) Relational Database
2 39 (4.75%) SQL Server
3 34 (4.14%) Big Data
4 19 (2.31%) MySQL
5 12 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.22%) Blockchain
6 10 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.97%) DB2
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.37%) DbVisualizer
11 3 (0.37%) GIS
11 3 (0.37%) HBase
11 3 (0.37%) Power BI
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 392 (47.75%) Selenium
2 244 (29.72%) Cucumber
3 195 (23.75%) WebDriver
4 140 (17.05%) Jenkins
5 127 (15.47%) JIRA
6 100 (12.18%) Git (software)
7 62 (7.55%) SpecFlow
8 56 (6.82%) JMeter
9 53 (6.46%) HP UFT
9 53 (6.46%) JUnit
10 46 (5.60%) Appium
11 45 (5.48%) SoapUI
12 40 (4.87%) TeamCity
13 36 (4.38%) Protractor
14 34 (4.14%) Calabash
14 34 (4.14%) TestNG
15 28 (3.41%) Visual Studio
16 26 (3.17%) WATIR
17 22 (2.68%) RSpec
17 22 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 212 (25.82%) Finance
2 70 (8.53%) Banking
3 63 (7.67%) Retail
4 21 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 21 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.71%) Games
6 14 (1.71%) Legal
7 13 (1.58%) Advertising
8 6 (0.73%) Law
8 6 (0.73%) Marketing
9 4 (0.49%) Publishing
10 2 (0.24%) Back Office
10 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.24%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.50%) HTML
2 73 (8.89%) Web Services
3 68 (8.28%) XML
4 61 (7.43%) REST
5 59 (7.19%) .NET
6 46 (5.60%) RESTful
7 43 (5.24%) Gherkin
7 43 (5.24%) SOAP
8 26 (3.17%) JSON
9 22 (2.68%) CSS
10 17 (2.07%) Node.js
11 15 (1.83%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.58%) Apache Flex
13 12 (1.46%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.22%) jQuery
14 10 (1.22%) XHTML
15 9 (1.10%) WSDL
16 8 (0.97%) Behat
17 7 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
18 6 (0.73%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 97 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (7.92%) Fintech
3 56 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 50 (6.09%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.17%) SCADA
6 24 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.31%) User Experience
8 11 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.34%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.10%) Equities
10 9 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.73%) iPad
12 6 (0.73%) STB
13 5 (0.61%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 102 (12.42%) Linux
2 87 (10.60%) Unix
3 76 (9.26%) Windows
4 47 (5.72%) Android
5 43 (5.24%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.61%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.49%) Debian
8 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.12%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (72.59%) Test Automation
2 471 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (25.33%) BDD
4 182 (22.17%) Scrum
5 127 (15.47%) Manual Testing
6 117 (14.25%) TDD
7 115 (14.01%) Software Testing
8 112 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (13.52%) Test Scripting
10 109 (13.28%) Penetration Testing
11 94 (11.45%) Regression Testing
12 93 (11.33%) Scenario Testing
13 81 (9.87%) API Testing
14 77 (9.38%) E-Commerce
15 74 (9.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 74 (9.01%) Performance Testing
16 70 (8.53%) Functional Testing
17 68 (8.28%) Mentoring
18 67 (8.16%) Information Security
19 66 (8.04%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 295 (35.93%) Java
2 217 (26.43%) SQL
3 170 (20.71%) C#
4 117 (14.25%) JavaScript
4 117 (14.25%) Python
5 111 (13.52%) Ruby
6 42 (5.12%) Groovy
7 36 (4.38%) C++
8 33 (4.02%) PHP
9 28 (3.41%) Scala
10 24 (2.92%) C
11 17 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.34%) Perl
13 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.49%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.37%) VB
17 2 (0.24%) Go
17 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (9.50%) Degree
2 69 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 68 (8.28%) ISTQB
4 55 (6.70%) CREST Certified
5 42 (5.12%) ISEB
6 33 (4.02%) CHECK Team Leader
6 33 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (3.53%) OSCP
8 18 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (2.07%) SC Cleared
10 16 (1.95%) CHECK Team Member
11 15 (1.83%) CISSP
12 14 (1.71%) Tigerscheme
13 13 (1.58%) CEH
14 12 (1.46%) Cyber Scheme
15 11 (1.34%) OSCE
16 10 (1.22%) GPEN
16 10 (1.22%) SANS
17 7 (0.85%) DV Cleared
18 5 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (47.99%) QA
2 15 (1.83%) ISO 20022
2 15 (1.83%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.37%) MiFID
3 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) GDPR
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.24%) SEPA
5 1 (0.12%) IFRS
System Software
1 18 (2.19%) Docker
2 4 (0.49%) Xen
3 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (2.07%) Nessus
2 16 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.34%) Marathon
3 11 (1.34%) Mesos
3 11 (1.34%) Nmap
4 3 (0.37%) Core Impact
4 3 (0.37%) HP Fortify
4 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.37%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.24%) logstash
5 2 (0.24%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.12%) Ambari
6 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.12%) Kibana
6 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.65%) HP
3 29 (3.53%) Oracle
4 17 (2.07%) Atlassian
5 12 (1.46%) Capita
6 10 (1.22%) Siebel
7 8 (0.97%) Informatica
7 8 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.85%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.61%) BT
10 4 (0.49%) Arqiva
10 4 (0.49%) Google
10 4 (0.49%) iManage
10 4 (0.49%) SAP
11 3 (0.37%) Cisco
11 3 (0.37%) IBM
12 2 (0.24%) BEA
12 2 (0.24%) Citrix
12 2 (0.24%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.24%) Teradata