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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 286 334 320
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 19 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.17% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 10
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,650 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,750 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,750 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +14.39%
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
9324 12065 11025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.19% 92.46% 93.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8003 10213 9492
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 28 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 28 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Selenium
4 11 (45.83%) Java
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
4 11 (45.83%) Cucumber
5 10 (41.67%) WebDriver
6 8 (33.33%) Degree
7 6 (25.00%) JIRA
7 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (25.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.83%) PHP
8 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Android
9 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Social Network
9 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.67%) Ruby
9 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (16.67%) C#
9 4 (16.67%) Open Source
9 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
10 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 3 (12.50%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (4.17%) Node.js
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.17%) Mule
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Redis
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) Cucumber
3 10 (41.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.50%) JUnit
6 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.17%) JBehave
7 1 (4.17%) Behat
7 1 (4.17%) Capybara
7 1 (4.17%) Appium
7 1 (4.17%) eggPlant
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Law
3 3 (12.50%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Social Network
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Online Games
3 2 (8.33%) Equities
3 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Android
2 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) PHP
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago