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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 298 309 319
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 20 26 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 14
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £29,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £51,250 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
9724 11522 11194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.57% 92.46% 93.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8361 9663 9804
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 35 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (48.57%) Selenium
4 16 (45.71%) Java
5 14 (40.00%) Finance
5 14 (40.00%) JIRA
5 14 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 12 (34.29%) WebDriver
6 12 (34.29%) Degree
7 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 8 (22.86%) SQL
9 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
10 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 7 (20.00%) BDD
10 7 (20.00%) Android
10 7 (20.00%) Apple iOS
11 6 (17.14%) C#
11 6 (17.14%) HTML
11 6 (17.14%) ISEB
11 6 (17.14%) Ruby
11 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
12 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 5 (14.29%) System Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
12 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
12 5 (14.29%) Open Source
12 5 (14.29%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (2.86%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Selenium
2 14 (40.00%) JIRA
2 14 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (34.29%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.29%) JUnit
5 3 (8.57%) Bugzilla
5 3 (8.57%) JBehave
5 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.71%) WATIR
7 1 (2.86%) TestNG
7 1 (2.86%) Xcode
7 1 (2.86%) JMeter
7 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.86%) Appium
7 1 (2.86%) Behat
7 1 (2.86%) Robotium
7 1 (2.86%) Capybara
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Games
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Law
3 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Social Network
4 3 (8.57%) Online Games
4 3 (8.57%) User Experience
4 3 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (8.57%) Equities
5 2 (5.71%) Online Gambling
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Android
1 7 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.00%) BDD
5 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 5 (14.29%) System Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Open Source
7 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 3 (8.57%) RUP
8 3 (8.57%) DSDM
8 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) Ruby
4 6 (17.14%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) PHP
6 3 (8.57%) Python
7 2 (5.71%) C
7 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.71%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago