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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 290 324 310
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 21
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 £32,600 £19,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
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
10199 11319 11322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.80% 93.05% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8872 9726 10318
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 £75,900 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 47 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (38.30%) Automated Testing
5 17 (36.17%) Selenium
5 17 (36.17%) SQL
6 14 (29.79%) Java
7 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
8 12 (25.53%) DevOps
9 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
10 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
10 10 (21.28%) C#
10 10 (21.28%) ISEB
11 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.02%) Finance
12 8 (17.02%) Scrum
13 7 (14.89%) JIRA
13 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (14.89%) Automation Testing
14 6 (12.77%) BDD
14 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
14 6 (12.77%) Degree
14 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
14 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
14 6 (12.77%) CRM
15 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
15 5 (10.64%) JUnit
15 5 (10.64%) Windows
15 5 (10.64%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (6.38%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) JUnit
4 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.51%) Subversion
5 4 (8.51%) TeamCity
5 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.38%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.26%) JMeter
7 2 (4.26%) Geb
7 2 (4.26%) Gradle
8 1 (2.13%) Calabash
8 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) Spring
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.13%) EPoS
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Social Network
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) iPad
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Automated Testing
3 12 (25.53%) DevOps
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
6 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
8 7 (14.89%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.77%) CRM
9 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.64%) V-Model
10 5 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Black-Box Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
11 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Mobile Commerce
12 2 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 14 (29.79%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (8.51%) Cerillion