The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 310 308 295
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 26 19 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 32
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £34,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
11323 11126 12138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.22% 93.35% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9488 9778 11067
Average salary £52,500 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
London

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 August 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 1 August 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 48 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (54.17%) SQL
3 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (39.58%) Test Scripting
4 15 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 14 (29.17%) Java
5 14 (29.17%) Selenium
6 13 (27.08%) C#
6 13 (27.08%) Degree
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.00%) Finance
7 12 (25.00%) .NET
7 12 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (22.92%) Manual Testing
8 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
9 10 (20.83%) Scrum
10 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
10 9 (18.75%) BDD
11 8 (16.67%) SaaS
11 8 (16.67%) JIRA
11 8 (16.67%) LoadRunner
11 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.58%) Python
12 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
13 6 (12.50%) ISEB
13 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 5 (10.42%) Black-Box Testing
14 5 (10.42%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (2.08%) Confluence
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.67%) JIRA
4 8 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.25%) NUnit
6 2 (4.17%) JMeter
6 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.08%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.08%) Toad
7 1 (2.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) SOAP
3 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) Ajax
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
5 1 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (2.08%) XSLT
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (39.58%) Test Scripting
2 15 (31.25%) Automated Testing
3 11 (22.92%) Manual Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 9 (18.75%) BDD
6 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (10.42%) DevOps
8 5 (10.42%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.42%) V-Model
9 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) Java
3 13 (27.08%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.58%) Python
6 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.25%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
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