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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 283 308 306
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 29 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 26
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -1.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
10841 11193 12244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.61% 93.18% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9123 9904 11199
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +0.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014, 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 51 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (47.06%) SQL
3 20 (39.22%) Automated Testing
4 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 16 (31.37%) Selenium
7 14 (27.45%) Java
8 13 (25.49%) Degree
9 12 (23.53%) Finance
9 12 (23.53%) C#
9 12 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
9 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
10 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
10 11 (21.57%) Manual Testing
11 9 (17.65%) Scrum
11 9 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 9 (17.65%) ISEB
11 9 (17.65%) BDD
12 8 (15.69%) DevOps
12 8 (15.69%) SaaS
12 8 (15.69%) LoadRunner
12 8 (15.69%) MySQL
12 8 (15.69%) JIRA
13 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
13 7 (13.73%) Python
13 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
14 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
14 6 (11.76%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (1.96%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
4 8 (15.69%) LoadRunner
4 8 (15.69%) JIRA
5 3 (5.88%) NUnit
5 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.92%) Gradle
6 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) JUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Toad
7 1 (1.96%) JMeter
7 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Games
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) SOAP
3 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.92%) Spring
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) XSLT
5 1 (1.96%) Middleware
5 1 (1.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Android
1 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Automated Testing
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 11 (21.57%) Manual Testing
6 9 (17.65%) BDD
6 9 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 8 (15.69%) DevOps
8 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Black-Box Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (9.80%) V-Model
11 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
13 2 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) SQL
2 14 (27.45%) Java
3 12 (23.53%) C#
4 7 (13.73%) Python
5 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.88%) Ruby
8 2 (3.92%) C
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Degree
2 9 (17.65%) ISEB
3 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) VMware