The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 285 299 307
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 18 29 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 17
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £30,750 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Tester
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8988 10867 11023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.91% 92.63% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7763 9145 9766
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Selenium
4 16 (44.44%) Java
5 15 (41.67%) Degree
6 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
7 13 (36.11%) WebDriver
8 11 (30.56%) JIRA
8 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
8 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
8 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
8 11 (30.56%) Finance
9 10 (27.78%) SQL
10 8 (22.22%) BDD
10 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 7 (19.44%) Android
11 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
11 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
11 7 (19.44%) PHP
11 7 (19.44%) C#
12 6 (16.67%) ISEB
12 6 (16.67%) HTML
12 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 6 (16.67%) Ruby
12 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
13 5 (13.89%) Open Source
13 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
13 5 (13.89%) System Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 13 (36.11%) WebDriver
4 11 (30.56%) JIRA
5 5 (13.89%) JUnit
6 3 (8.33%) Bugzilla
6 3 (8.33%) JBehave
6 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.56%) WATIR
8 1 (2.78%) TestNG
8 1 (2.78%) Xcode
8 1 (2.78%) JMeter
8 1 (2.78%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.78%) Appium
8 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.78%) Behat
8 1 (2.78%) Robotium
8 1 (2.78%) Capybara
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Games
3 4 (11.11%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) J2EE
3 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.78%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Social Network
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (8.33%) Online Games
4 3 (8.33%) Equities
5 2 (5.56%) Online Gambling
6 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Android
1 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.22%) BDD
3 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) System Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Open Source
7 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) User Stories
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 7 (19.44%) PHP
4 7 (19.44%) C#
5 6 (16.67%) Ruby
6 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) C
8 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
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