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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 303 310 304
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 19
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £19,300 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £60,000 £53,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.44%
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
10077 10771 10831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.59% 92.94% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8819 9263 9820
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (35.71%) Selenium
6 12 (28.57%) Java
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) DevOps
7 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
8 8 (19.05%) C#
8 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 7 (16.67%) ISEB
9 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (14.29%) CRM
10 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 6 (14.29%) JIRA
10 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 5 (11.90%) JUnit
11 5 (11.90%) Windows
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.90%) Finance
11 5 (11.90%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
11 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (11.90%) BDD
12 4 (9.52%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
4 5 (11.90%) JUnit
5 4 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (9.52%) TeamCity
5 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.52%) Subversion
6 3 (7.14%) Bugzilla
6 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.76%) JMeter
7 2 (4.76%) Gradle
7 2 (4.76%) Geb
8 1 (2.38%) Calabash
8 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.52%) iPhone
4 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Social Network
5 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Android
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
3 12 (28.57%) DevOps
4 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.29%) CRM
6 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.90%) BDD
7 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
10 2 (4.76%) TDD
10 2 (4.76%) V-Model
10 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (9.52%) Cerillion
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