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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 293 318 314
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 15 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 13
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
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
9653 11564 11211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.64% 92.44% 93.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8207 9765 9779
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 21 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
4 9 (42.86%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
6 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 7 (33.33%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) Java
7 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) Android
7 6 (28.57%) JIRA
8 5 (23.81%) Social Network
8 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
8 5 (23.81%) C#
8 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
9 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) JUnit
9 4 (19.05%) Banking
9 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Open Source
10 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (14.29%) TDD
10 3 (14.29%) Law
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (4.76%) Node.js
1 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) Mule
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Redis
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (19.05%) JUnit
6 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.76%) Behat
7 1 (4.76%) Calabash
7 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Law
5 2 (9.52%) Games
6 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (4.76%) Advertising
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Social Network
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Online Games
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 7 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.76%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) MBA
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Cerillion
1 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Bonus and share scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago